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Car Accident Lawyer Pevely, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Pevely, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now you are left to pick up the pieces. You do not have to pay because somebody else behaved negligently. Call a Burger Law Pevely, 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 being made whole again.

The damage that unthinking and reckless drivers can cause is often devastating, and they need to be held accountable for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the injured in Pevely, MO to get them the financial recovery they need to heal and return to the life they know. If you were harmed by an irresponsible driver, we know you are angry — that is merited. You are also likely worried about the financial consequences of medical expenses and lost pay, not to mention the physical and emotional agony that accompanies your injuries. The law provides you with an avenue to restitution; our Pevely, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you across it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing more to fight and you are completely compensated for the damage somebody else's careless behavior caused. You do not have to wait another second to start the process of being made whole again. We do not charge any fees until we win your case.

In over three decades of experience, our car accident lawyer team has won upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were harmed because someone else was negligent, find out how much your injuries may be worth by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

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

If you were one of the many in Pevely or anywhere in Missouri who was hurt on the road because of another person's neglect, contact a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Pevely, MO Can Help

With some standard fender-benders, you might be able to be fully reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are hurt in a crash, you usually need a car accident lawyer to fight for you and make certain that you get the best results in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Pevely, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Carry out and investigation your case and attain evidence, for instance:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you get the full medical treatment you need
  • Offer you trustworthy and individualized legal guidance
  • Use our network of Pevely, MO experts to help build your case
  • Manage all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you get a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Pevely, MO to aggressively and zealously demand justice for your damages. We have devoted our careers to helping the vulnerable in Pevely, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and primary investigation are free, so there is no risk in talking to. Call a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Pevely, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Pevely, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their accident, and naturally have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal process. The following are several of the most common questions we are asked about car accident claims:

Who Is Liable in My Car Accident?

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

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

How Do I Win an Auto Crash Case?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 stipulates that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." That means that anybody who 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 drive safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also known as "causation," you must demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately decides liability and refers to the root source of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is defective parts and the driver may not necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries caused some type of loss, for instance property damage, medical bills and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Collect Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning, that if you are found to be partially liable for your injuries, your compensation will be diminished by the portion of culpability you are responsible for. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but determines that you were 30 percent at fault, the your final compensation would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That depends on the severity of your injuries, how they have affected your life and the skill of your car accident lawyer. With the help of your attorney, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical expenses, including:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or required upgrades to your house
      • Future estimated medical bills, like further physical therapy or medication, or replacement expenses 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 rare cases in Pevely, MO, for example drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you recover punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a number on intangible repercussions of an accident such as loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are typically calculated using one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are granted a daily amount for each day you were affected. The daily amount is often equal to your daily wage, the belief being that a day of pain or mental agony has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not used for injuries leading to disability as it is impossible to know how many days your injury will impact you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, usually between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your final recovery. Three is used most often, and four and five are often saved for cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Pevely, MO will make certain that an insurance company or jury understands 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 Pevely, MO?

Generally, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your injury to make your personal injury claim in Pevely or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the injury, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That may appear a long time, but it is important to get in touch with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

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

  • Not Calling the Police: According to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you need to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it causes injury. Police know how to determine liability in collisions and their police report will be indispensable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the surrounding area and obtain witness contact information. This will also be very valuable in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be fully compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be totally honest with your doctor about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies use a lot of deceptive tactics to compensate you with as little as possible; that is their job. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with an attorney.
  • Taking the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money as soon as possible, it might be enticing to take what they are offering you now. It is much better when all is said and done to wait for the fair compensation you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to seeking justice for the injured in Pevely, MO. When someone does not want to admit culpability or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the fair compensation you deserve.

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

Over three quarters of people who die in traffic collisions are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the havoc that a careless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are various actions you can take to protect yourself in addition to others on the Pevely, MO roads.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely expelled from the vehicle perish, and most of the rest suffered severe, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Know the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue has published a Driver Guide for Pevely, MO drivers. Fundamental tips like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only do a lot to keep you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also protect you from liability or being partially blamed for a collision if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you drive a motorcycle, wear a helmet. While Pevely, MO does not have laws requiring motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they are literal life-savers. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Do not use your cell phone. While you can always text somebody later, you can never take back the consequences of a motor vehicle crash. Pull over to the side of the road if you need to make an urgent call. If you use your phone for directions, put the volume on high and turn the music off so you can clearly hear the directions and do not have to look.
  • Have the right attitude. No one owns the road, and we all need to be courteous to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Be aware of the fact that you are in control of several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your priority. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost a quarter of motor vehicle deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is probably a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can significantly diminish your control of the car. Quickly changing the radio is likely OK, but both hands should be on the wheel the majority of the time.
  • Call a taxi or ridesharing service if you have been drinking. Not only does alcohol substantially impede your ability to drive 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 thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every precaution imaginable when driving, but regrettably the negligent behavior of irresponsible drivers can still harm you. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Pevely, 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 Pevely, MO

You just have one shot for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Pevely, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and negligent drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their behavior. We know the financial hardships of being injured are unanticipated and harsh. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Pevely, MO restituted and made whole again. You do not have to go through these trying times by yourself. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Pevely, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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