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Car Accident Lawyer Rolla, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Rolla, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You do not have to pay because another person behaved irresponsibly. Call a Burger Law Rolla, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a free case review and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that unthinking and irresponsible drivers can cause is often staggering, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in Rolla, MO to secure them the compensation they need to mend and get their life back. If you were injured by a negligent driver, we know you are angry — you should to be. You are also probably concerned about the economic effects of medical costs and lost wages, to say nothing of the physical and emotional pain that comes with your injuries. The law gives an avenue to restitution; our Rolla, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you through it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing more to fight and you are completely repaid for the destruction someone else's carelessness caused. You do not have to wait any longer to start on your road to recovery. We do not charge any fees until you get the compensation you are owed.

In over 30 years of practicing law, our car accident lawyer team has won over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because somebody else broke the rules of the road, find out how much your case may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident fatalities increased 12% between 2019 and 2020, even though there were fewer people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study found that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal road collisions, with 58 percent of those deaths occurring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 motor vehicle collisions that resulted in personal injury and 923 deadly motor vehicle collisions.

If you were one of the many in Rolla or anywhere in Missouri who was harmed on the road because of somebody else's horrible behavior, contact a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Rolla, MO Can Help

With some standard fender-benders, you might be able to be completely reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are harmed in a wreck, you often require a car accident lawyer to fight for you and ensure that you get the best possible outcome in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Rolla, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Carry out and investigation your accident and obtain evidence, for example:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you receive the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and personalized legal guidance
  • Employ our network of Rolla, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Rolla, MO to aggressively and zealously demand justice for your injuries. We have dedicated our lives to helping the vulnerable in Rolla, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and initial investigation are free, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Contact a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Rolla, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Rolla, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before their injury, and naturally have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are a few of the most frequent questions we get in relation 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 Rolla, MO are:

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

How Do I Win an Auto Accident Case?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 dictates that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." That means that any person who 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 drive safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also known as "causation," you must show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately decides negligence and refers to the underlying origin 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 necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some form of loss, like property damage, medical costs and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Recover 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 blameworthy for your wreck, your compensation will be lessened by the percentage of blame you are responsible for. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a crash, but determines that you were 30 percent to blame, the final amount you collect would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That hinges on on the significance of your injuries, how they have impacted your life and the willpower of your car accident lawyer. With the help of your attorney, you will be able to be awarded compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical expenses, for instance:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary upgrades to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical expenses, such as further physical rehabilitation 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 infrequent cases in Rolla, MO, such as drunk driving accidents, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you secure punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a number on intangible consequences of an accident like loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are typically calculated 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 were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is usually the same as your daily wage, the belief being that a day of suffering or emotional agony is at least worth a day's work. This method is not used for permanent injuries 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, generally between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your final financial recovery. Three is used most often, and four and five are typically reserved for cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Rolla, MO will make sure that an insurance company or jury realizes every way that your injuries have impacted you and compensate you for all of your damages.

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

Generally, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury transpired to make your personal injury claim in Rolla 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 appear a long time, but it is important to call a car accident lawyer right away for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not talked to a car accident lawyer might mistakenly do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Rolla, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Under 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 are trained to determine negligence in collisions and their police report will be indispensable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and collect witness contact information. This will also be very beneficial in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be wholly compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be totally candid with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters use a lot of deceptive tactics to compensate you with as little as possible; that is how they make money. Do not believe 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 quickly, it might be appealing to take what you can get now. It is a much better idea in the long term to wait for the full compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their life to deliver justice for the injured in Rolla, MO. When someone does not want to admit blame or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and insist that you are treated fairly and get the maximum compensation you deserve.

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

More than three quarters of people who die in auto wrecks are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen with their own eyes the wreckage that a negligent driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are numerous actions you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the Rolla, MO streets.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely 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 decreases 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 has published a Driver Guide for anyone on the Rolla, MO roads. Fundamental tips 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 shield you from liability or being partially blamed for a collision if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, use a helmet. While Rolla, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they can save your life. 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 motor vehicle crash. 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.
  • Have the right attitude. No one owns the road, and we all should be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Be aware of the fact that you are in control of thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety should be your prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 25 percent of motor vehicle deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can considerably diminish your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the radio 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 substantially impede your ability to operate a car safely, but it also boosts your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you could think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may trick you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every precaution imaginable 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 person broke the rules of the road, you are owed the best possible compensation for all of your damages. Every Rolla, 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 Rolla, MO

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

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