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Car Accident Lawyer Raymore, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Raymore, 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 Raymore, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a free case evaluation and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that selfish and careless drivers can cause is often shattering, and they need to be held responsible for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Raymore, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to move forward and get their life back. If you were harmed by a careless driver, we know you are furious — you should to be. You are also likely uncertain about the economic repercussions of medical costs and lost wages, not to mention the physical and emotional anguish that comes with your injuries. The law extends a path to recompense; our Raymore, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you across it and fight by your side until there is nothing left to fight and you are fully compensated for the harm somebody else's neglect caused. You do not have to wait any longer to start the process of being made whole again. We do not charge any fees until we win your case.

In more than three decades of defending the rights of the vulnerable, our car accident lawyer team has delivered over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were harmed because someone else was reckless, learn the value of your claim by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident deaths increased 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being fewer people on the road because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal auto accidents, with 58 percent of those fatalities transpiring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 car accidents that led to personal injury and 923 fatal motor vehicle accidents.

If you were one of the many in Raymore or anywhere in Missouri to be harmed on the road because of another driver's irresponsible behavior, reach out to a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Raymore, MO Can Help

With some ordinary fender-benders, you might be able to be fairly reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are hurt in a collision, you generally 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 Raymore, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Perform and investigation your accident and gather evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you get the full medical care you need
  • Offer you reliable and individualized legal counsel
  • Use our network of Raymore, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Manage 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 court when we do not secure a fair settlement

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

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Raymore, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Raymore, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their injury, and as expected have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. The following are a few of the most common questions we are asked in relation to car accident claims:

Who Is Liable in My Car Accident?

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

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

How Do I Prove a Motor Vehicle Crash Claim?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 stipulates 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 is in violation of a statute or otherwise did not drive safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also called "causation," you have to show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally establishes negligence and refers to the underlying source of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is defective components and the driver may not automatically be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some kind of loss, like damage to your car, medical costs and/or lost wages.

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

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. What that means is that if you are found to be partially liable for your wreck, your compensation will be diminished by the percentage of fault you share. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a crash, but finds that you were 30 percent to blame, the your final recovery would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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

  • Economic damages, for instance:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical bills, including:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary improvements to your home
      • Future estimated medical bills, such as 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 Raymore, MO, for example drunk driving collisions, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you get punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is difficult to put a dollar amount on intangible reverberations of an accident such as pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are generally calculated using one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are awarded a daily amount for each day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is often equal to the amount you make from a day's labor, the concept being that a day of pain or emotional agony has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not employed for permanent injuries as there is no way 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, typically between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your final financial 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 Raymore, MO will make sure that an insurance adjuster or jury understands the full extent that your injuries have affected you and reimburse you for all of your damages.

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

Typically, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury happened to file your personal injury claim in Raymore or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the accident, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That might appear a long time, but it is important 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 talked to a car accident lawyer could accidentally do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Raymore, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Under Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you need to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it results in injury. Police know how to ascertain fault in accidents and their police report will be crucial in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and ask for witness contact information. This will also be extremely valuable in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be wholly compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be totally truthful with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters use a lot of tricks to reimburse you for as little as they can; that is their job. 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 enticing to take what you can get now. It is much better in the long run to wait for the fair financial recovery you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their life to seeking justice for the injured in Raymore, MO. When someone refuses to admit culpability or the insurance company is not being fair, we step in and insist that you are treated fairly and get the complete financial recovery you deserve.

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

More than 75 percent of people who die in traffic crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the damage that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are numerous actions you can take to protect yourself in addition to others on the Raymore, MO streets.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are entirely ejected from the vehicle die, and the majority of the rest sustained serious, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt lowers the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Know the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue provides a Driver Guide for Raymore, MO drivers. Basic suggestions like driving slower 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 are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Raymore, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to wear 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 an auto accident. Pull over safely if you need need your phone for an emergency. 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 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 thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your priority. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 25 percent of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Just driving with one hand can significantly diminish your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the A/C settings is probably 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 significantly impede your ability to drive safely, but it also boosts your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you might think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain might deceive you into thinking 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 negligent behavior of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Raymore, 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 Raymore, MO

You only have one opportunity for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Raymore, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and careless drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their behavior. We know the financial implications of being injured are immediate and severe. That is why we have pledged our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Raymore, MO recompensed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these taxing times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Raymore, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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