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Car Accident Lawyer Overland, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Overland, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You do not have to pay because someone else was negligent. Call a Burger Law Overland, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a free case review and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that self-centered and reckless drivers can cause is often shattering, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their life to fighting back against bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Overland, MO to secure them the financial recovery they need to heal and get their life back. If you were harmed by an irresponsible driver, we know you are outraged — you should to be. You are also probably uncertain about the economic ramifications of medical expenses and lost pay, in addition to the physical and emotional pain that accompanies your injuries. The law provides you with an avenue to restoration; our Overland, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you through it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing more to fight and you are wholly compensated for the damage someone else's carelessness caused. You do not have to wait another second to start the process of being made whole again. We do not charge anything until you get the compensation you deserve.

In more than three decades of practicing law, our car accident lawyer team has secured more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, learn how much your claim may be worth by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident deaths rose by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite the fact that there were not as many people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal traffic collisions, with 58 percent of those deaths happening on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 auto accidents that resulted in personal injury and 923 fatal auto crashes.

If you were one of the many in Overland or anywhere in Missouri who was hurt on the road because of somebody else's irresponsible actions, call a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT.

What a Car Accident Lawyer in Overland, MO Can Do For You

With some typical fender-benders, you might be able to be fairly compensated without legal representation. But when you are hurt in a collision, you often require a car accident lawyer to fight on your behalf and ensure that you get the best results in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Overland, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Perform and investigation your accident and gather evidence, including:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you get the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with wise and personalized legal advice
  • Employ our network of Overland, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • Insist that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Overland, MO to forcefully and fervently demand justice for your injuries. We have devoted our lives to helping the injured in Overland, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and initial investigation are free, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Contact a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Overland, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Overland, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before their injury, and naturally have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal process. The following are several of the most frequent questions we get in relation to car accident claims:

Who Is Liable in My Car Accident?

That is contingent the specifics of your case. Some of the most common reasons our car accident lawyer team sees for claims in Overland, MO are:

Every car accident lawyer at Burger Law has seen it all, and we know how to demonstrate negligence and win every sort of motor vehicle case.

How Do I Win an Auto Accident Case?

In order to win your case, your car accident lawyer will need to demonstrate the five elements of negligence found in tort law:

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 dictates that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." Meaning, any person who gets behind the wheel necessarily owes you a duty of care.
  2. Breach of Duty: The driver broke a law or otherwise did not operate the vehicle safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also known as "causation," you have to prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused harmed you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms negligence and refers to the underlying origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is defective parts and the driver may not necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some kind of loss, for instance damage to your car, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Receive Compensation If I Was Partially to Blame?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means that if you are found to be partially to blame for your injuries, your compensation will be diminished by the portion of fault you are responsible for. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a wreck, but finds that you were 30 percent to blame, the final amount you collect would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That hinges on on the significance of your injuries, the effects they have had your life and the abilities of your car accident lawyer. With the assistance of your attorney, you will be able to be awarded compensation for:

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical bills, for instance:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or necessary improvements to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical expenses, like further physical rehabilitation or prescriptions, or replacement costs for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from medical appointments
    • Damage to your car
  • Noneconomic damages, which the state of Missouri defines as:
    • Pain and suffering
    • Mental anguish
    • Inconvenience
    • Physical impairment
    • Disfigurement
    • Loss of capacity to enjoy life
    • Loss of consortium

In infrequent cases in Overland, MO, for instance drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you collect punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a number on intangible consequences of a wreck such as loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are usually quantified through one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are granted a daily amount for every day you suffered. The daily amount is usually equivalent to your daily wage, the notion being that a day of pain or mental distress has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not used for injuries leading to impairment as there is no way to know how long your injury will affect you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, generally between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your total financial recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are typically reserved for cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Overland, MO will make certain that an insurance adjuster or jury understands every way that your injuries have impacted you and compensate you for all of your damages.

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How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim in Overland, MO?

Typically, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury transpired to file your personal injury claim in Overland or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the wreck, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That might seem like a long time, but it is crucial to contact a car accident lawyer right away for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not been in touch with a car accident lawyer might inadvertently do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Overland, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Following Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you must report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it lead to an injury. Police are coached to ascertain fault in accidents and their police report will be indispensable in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the surrounding area and ask for witness contact information. This will also be incredibly useful in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be totally compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be totally truthful with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters utilize a lot of tricks to pay you as little as they can; that is how they make money. Do not believe anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have talked to a lawyer.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it might be tempting to take what they are offering you now. It is a far better idea in the long run to wait for the complete compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to pursuing justice for the injured in Overland, MO. When someone does not want to admit liability or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step up and insist that you are treated fairly and get the full compensation you deserve.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Overland, MO Car Accident Lawyer

More than 75 percent of people who perish in auto collisions are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the destruction that a negligent driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are various steps you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Overland, MO roadways.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely thrown out of the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest suffered grave, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt lessens the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Know the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for Overland, MO drivers. Simple tips like driving slower and increasing following distance in poor weather not only go a long way in keeping you and everyone else on the road safe, but they also shield you from fault or being partially blamed for an accident if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you ride a motorcycle, wear a helmet. While Overland, MO does not have laws obligating motorcycle drivers to wear helmets, they are literal life-savers. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Put down your cell phone. While you can always call someone back, you can never take back the consequences of an auto wreck. Pull over to the side of the road if you need to make an urgent call. If you use your phone for directions, turn the volume up and do not listen to music or podcasts so you can clearly hear the directions and do not have to look down at your phone.
  • Have the right attitude. The road is for everyone, and we all need to be respectful to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are controlling several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 25 percent of auto deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is likely a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Just driving with one hand can substantially diminish your control of the car. Quickly changing the radio is probably OK, but you should mostly be driving with both hands.
  • Call a taxi or ridesharing service if you have been drinking. Not only does alcohol considerably impair your ability to operate a car safely, but it also raises your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you might think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may trick you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every possible precaution when you get behind the wheel, but regrettably the careless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you are owed full compensation for all of your damages. Every Overland, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to get great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Overland, MO

You only have one opportunity for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Overland, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and careless drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their actions. We know the financial consequences of being injured are sudden and harsh. That is why we have pledged our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Overland, MO recompensed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these taxing times by yourself. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Overland, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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