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Car Accident Lawyer Republic, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Republic, 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 was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Republic, MO car accident lawyer immediately 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 devastating, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their life to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Republic, MO to secure them the financial recovery they need to heal and get their life back. If you were hurt by an irresponsible driver, we know you are angry — that is merited. You are also likely concerned about the economic ramifications of medical bills and lost wages, to say nothing of the physical and emotional pain that goes along with your injuries. The law extends an avenue to reparation; our Republic, 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 entirely repaid for the harm somebody else's careless behavior caused. You do not have to wait another instant to begin the process of being made whole again. We accept no fees until we win your case.

In over three decades of defending the rights of the vulnerable, our car accident lawyer team has secured upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because another driver was careless, find out the value of your claim by filling out our free personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Republic and 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 reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly auto wrecks, with 58 percent of those fatalities happening on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated 36,033 auto accidents that resulted in personal injury and 923 deadly auto wrecks.

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

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Republic, MO Can Help

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

  • Investigate your accident and gather evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you receive the full medical care you need
  • Offer you trustworthy and individualized legal counsel
  • Use our network of Republic, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Republic, MO to aggressively and passionately demand justice in your claim. We have pledged our careers to helping the vulnerable in Republic, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and initial investigation are free, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Reach out to a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Republic, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Republic, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before, and unsurprisingly have many questions about their rights and the legal process. Below are some of the most frequent questions we get with regard 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 Republic, MO are:

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

How Do I Win an Auto Accident Claim?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 states that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." So whoever 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 operate the vehicle safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also referred to as "causation," you need to show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms negligence and refers to the root source of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is defective parts and the driver may not automatically be negligent.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some sort of loss, for instance damage to your car, medical bills and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Be Awarded 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 responsibility for your injuries, your compensation will be lessened by the portion of blame you share. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a wreck, 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 is contingent on the severity 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 be awarded compensation for:

  • Economic damages, including:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical expenses, for instance:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Subsequent doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary improvements to your house
      • Future estimated medical costs, such as further physical therapy or prescriptions, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs related to your 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 uncommon cases in Republic, MO, such as 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 figure on intangible effects of a crash like loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are usually computed through 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 suffered. The daily amount is usually equivalent to the amount you make from a day's labor, the idea being that a day of pain or mental agony has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not employed 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, typically between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your total compensation. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are often saved for cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Republic, MO will make certain that an insurance adjuster or jury recognizes every way that your injuries have affected you and compensate you for all of it.

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

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

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Republic, MO residents who have not spoken with 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 Republic, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Under Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you have to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it lead to an injury. Police are taught to ascertain fault in crashes and their police report will be crucial in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the nearby area and gather witness contact information. This will also be very beneficial in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Treatment: In order to be totally compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be totally honest with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance companies utilize a lot of deceptive tactics to reimburse you for as little as possible; that is how they make money. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements before talking to an attorney.
  • Accepting the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it may be enticing to take what you can get now. It is a far better idea when all is said and done to wait for the full compensation you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to deliver justice for the injured in Republic, MO. When someone does not want to admit fault or the insurance company will not be fair, we step in and insist that you are treated fairly and get the maximum compensation you deserve.

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

Over three quarters of people killed in auto accidents are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the havoc that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are several measures you can take to protect yourself in addition to others on the Republic, 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 entirely ejected from the vehicle die, and most of the rest suffered grave, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt reduces the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be aware of the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for anyone on the Republic, MO roads. Basic tips like driving slower and increasing following distance in poor weather not only do a lot to keep you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also protect you from fault or being partially blamed for a crash if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Republic, MO does not have laws requiring 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 a car collision. Pull over to the side of the road if you need need your phone for an emergency. If you use your phone for directions, turn the volume up and turn the radio 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 should be courteous to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Recognize that you are in control of thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your priority. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost one-fourth of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only driving with one hand can substantially diminish your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the A/C settings 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 significantly impair your ability to drive 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 trick you into thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every precaution imaginable when you get behind the wheel, but unfortunately the thoughtless 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 full compensation for all of your damages. Every Republic, 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 Republic, MO

You just have one chance for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Republic, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and negligent drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We know the financial implications of being injured are sudden and harsh. That is why we have pledged our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Republic, 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 Republic, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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