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Car Accident Lawyer Peculiar, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Peculiar, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now you are left to pick up the pieces. You should not have to pay because somebody else behaved carelessly. Call a Burger Law Peculiar, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a complimentary case review and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that unthinking and irresponsible drivers can cause is often catastrophic, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to fighting back against bullies and defending the rights of the injured in Peculiar, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were hurt by a negligent driver, we know you are angry — you deserve to be. You are also probably uncertain about the financial ramifications of medical bills and lost pay, in addition to the physical and emotional agony that accompanies your injuries. The law gives a bridge to recompense; our Peculiar, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you across it and fight for you until there is nothing left to fight and you are entirely repaid for the damage somebody else's careless actions caused. You do not have to wait any longer to start the process of being made whole again. We accept no fees until we win your case.

In more than three decades of practice, our car accident lawyer team has secured upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because someone else was careless, see the value of your injuries by filling out our free personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Peculiar and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident fatalities rose by 12% between 2019 and 2020, even though there were fewer people on the road owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal road accidents, with over half of those deaths transpiring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated 36,033 motor vehicle accidents that caused personal injury and 923 deadly car collisions.

If you were one of the many in Peculiar or anywhere in Missouri who was harmed on the road because of someone else's negligence, call a car accident lawyer straight away at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some ordinary fender-benders, you might be able to be fairly compensated without the aid of an attorney. But when you are hurt in an accident, you usually require a car accident lawyer to fight on your behalf and ensure that you get the best possible outcome in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Peculiar, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your crash and gather evidence, for instance:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you get the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and individualized legal guidance
  • Utilize our network of Peculiar, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can spend your energy on healing
  • Demand that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Peculiar, MO to forcefully and passionately demand justice for your damages. We have dedicated our careers to helping the injured in Peculiar, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and primary investigation do no cost anything, so there is no risk in talking to. Contact a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Peculiar, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Peculiar, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before, and as expected have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are some of the most common questions we are asked concerning 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 Peculiar, MO are:

Every car accident lawyer at Burger Law has seen every kind of wreck imaginable, and we know how to demonstrate negligence and win every type of motor vehicle case.

How Do I Prove an Auto Crash Case?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 specifies that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." So whoever in control of a vehicle 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 called "causation," you have to demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms negligence and refers to the underlying source of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is malfunctioning components and the driver may not automatically be at fault.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some kind of loss, for example damage to your car, medical bills and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Be Awarded Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. What that means is that if you are found to be partially responsibility for your crash, your compensation will be lessened by the portion of blame you are responsible for. For instance, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a crash, but establishes that you were 30 percent at fault, the final sum you receive would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That depends on the gravity of your injuries, how they have affected your life and the abilities of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your attorney, you will be able to be awarded compensation for:

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical expenses, for example:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or necessary upgrades to your home
      • Future estimated medical expenses, like further physical rehabilitation or medication, or replacement costs for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs related to your medical care
    • 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 Peculiar, MO, for instance drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you get punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is difficult to put a figure on intangible effects of a collision such as mental anguish. Noneconomic damages are usually quantified through one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are given a daily amount for each day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is usually equal to the amount you make from a day's work, the thought being that a day of pain or emotional anguish is at least worth a day's work. This method is not used for injuries leading to impairment as it is impossible to know how many days your injury will affect you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, often between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your total compensation. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are generally only used in cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Peculiar, MO will make certain that an insurance adjuster or jury recognizes the full extent that your injuries have affected you and reimburse you for all of it.

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

Generally, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury happened to make your personal injury claim in Peculiar 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 may seem like a long time, but it is vital to reach out to a car accident lawyer immediately for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Peculiar, MO residents who have not spoken with a car accident lawyer might unintentionally do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Peculiar, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: According to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you are obligated to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it causes injury. Police know how to ascertain fault in crashes and their police report will be invaluable in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the nearby area and obtain witness contact information. This will also be very beneficial in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be totally compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be totally truthful with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters use a lot of tricks to reimburse you for as little as they can; that is how they make money. Do not believe anything they say or make any recorded statements before speaking with a lawyer.
  • Taking the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it might be appealing to take what you can get immediately. It is much better when all is said and done to wait for the complete financial recovery you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to pursuing justice for the injured in Peculiar, MO. When someone does not want to admit culpability or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step up and insist that you are treated fairly and get the complete financial recovery you are owed.

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

More than three quarters of people who die in traffic accidents are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the devastation that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are several steps you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the Peculiar, MO roads.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 lives. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely thrown out of the vehicle die, and most of the rest suffered grave, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt reduces the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be familiar with the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for anyone on the Peculiar, MO roads. Basic suggestions like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only go a long way in keeping you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also protect you from liability or being partially blamed for a wreck if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you ride a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Peculiar, MO does not have laws obligating motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they can save your life. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Do not use your cell phone. While you can always call someone back, you can never take back the consequences of a traffic accident. Pull over safely if you need need your phone for an emergency. 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 courteous to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Recognize that you are controlling several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety should be your prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost a quarter of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can considerably lessen your control of the car. Quickly changing the A/C settings is likely 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 significantly impair your ability to operate a car safely, but it also boosts your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you may think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may deceive you into thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every precaution imaginable when driving, but regrettably the thoughtless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still hurt you. When you get hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Peculiar, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to achieve great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Peculiar, MO

You just have one chance for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Peculiar, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and negligent drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We know the economic implications of being injured are sudden and harsh. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Peculiar, MO reimbursed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these troublesome times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Peculiar, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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