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Car Accident Lawyer Quincy, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Quincy, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is turned upside down. You should not have to pay because another driver was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Quincy, MO car accident lawyer now 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 negligent drivers can cause is often staggering, and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the injured in Quincy, MO to get them the financial recovery they need to heal and return to the life they know. If you were hurt by a careless driver, we know you are furious — that is warranted. You are also probably concerned about the financial ramifications of medical expenses and lost wages, to say nothing of the physical and emotional agony that comes with your injuries. The law gives an avenue to reparation; our Quincy, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you across it and fight by your side until there is nothing more to fight and you are wholly compensated for the harm someone else's irresponsible actions caused. You do not have to wait another second to start on your road to recovery. We do not charge anything until we win your case.

In more than three decades of practicing law, our car accident lawyer team has gotten over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because someone else broke the rules of the road, find out how much your injuries may be worth by filling out our free personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Quincy 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 stated that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal traffic crashes, with over half of those deaths happening on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 motor vehicle accidents that caused personal injury and 923 deadly motor vehicle accidents.

If you were one of the many in Quincy or anywhere in Missouri to be injured on the road because of someone else's negligent behavior, contact a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Quincy, MO Can Help

With some ordinary fender-benders, you may be able to be fully compensated without the assistance of an attorney. But when you are injured in a crash, you usually need a car accident lawyer to fight on your behalf and ensure that you get the best possible end result in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Quincy, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your crash and obtain evidence, for example:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you receive the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and personalized legal advice
  • Employ our network of Quincy, 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 trust a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Quincy, MO to persistently and passionately demand justice in your case. We have devoted our lives to helping the injured in Quincy, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and primary investigation are free, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Call a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Quincy, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Quincy, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their crash, and naturally have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal process. The following are a few of the most frequent 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 Quincy, MO are:

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

How Do I Win an Auto Crash Case?

In order to win your claim, 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 specifies that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." That means that whoever in control of a vehicle automatically owes you a duty of care.
  2. Breach of Duty: The driver is in violation of a statute or otherwise did not operate the vehicle safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also known as "causation," you need to show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately establishes negligence and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly liable, 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 led to some type of loss, like 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 blameworthy for your injuries, your compensation will be diminished by the percentage of culpability you share. For instance, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a collision, but finds that you were 30 percent to blame, the your final compensation would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That is contingent on the gravity of your injuries, how they have impacted your life and the abilities of your car accident lawyer. With the assistance of your lawyer, you will be able to recover compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for instance:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical bills, for instance:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary upgrades to your home
      • Future estimated medical expenses, for example further physical therapy or medication, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from medical treatment
    • 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 Quincy, MO, for example drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you receive punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a figure on intangible effects of a collision like loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are usually computed through one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are given a daily amount for every day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is generally the same as your daily wage, the thought being that a day of suffering or mental agony is at least worth a day's work. This method is not implemented for injuries causing disability as it is impossible to know how long your injury will affect you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, typically between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your complete recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are typically only used in cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Quincy, MO will ensure that an insurance adjuster or jury understands the full extent that your injuries have impacted you and compensate you for all of it.

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

Generally speaking, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your collision to make your personal injury claim in Quincy or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the accident, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That might seem like a long time, but it is critical to reach out to a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

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

  • Not Calling the Police: Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you must report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it causes injury. Police are trained to ascertain liability in accidents and their police report will be indispensable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the nearby area and ask for witness contact information. This will also be very beneficial in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be fully compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be totally candid with your physician about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies employ a lot of tricks to reimburse you for 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 Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it might be enticing 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 are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their career to pursuing justice for the injured in Quincy, MO. When someone declines to admit fault or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and insist that you are treated fairly and get the fair financial recovery you are owed.

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

Over 75 percent of people who perish in car collisions are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the damage that a careless 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 Quincy, MO roadways.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are entirely thrown out of the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest experienced severe, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt lessens the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be aware of the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for Quincy, MO drivers. Simple tips like driving slower and increasing following distance in poor weather not only go a long way in keeping you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also protect you from fault or being partially blamed for a wreck if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, use a helmet. While Quincy, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to wear 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 effects of an auto collision. 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. We all share the road, and we all need to be respectful to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are controlling thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost one-fourth of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is probably a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can substantially diminish your control of the car. Quickly changing the radio 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 motor vehicle 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 might deceive you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every possible precaution when you get behind the wheel, but unfortunately the reckless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, you deserve full compensation for all of your damages. Every Quincy, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to attain great results.

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Car Accident Lawyer Quincy, MO

You just have one opportunity for a full financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Quincy, MO car accident lawyer team fights 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 committed our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Quincy, 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 Quincy, MO now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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