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Car Accident Lawyer Savannah, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Savannah, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is turned upside down. You do not have to pay because another person was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Savannah, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a complimentary consultation and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that self-centered and reckless 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 fighting back against bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in Savannah, MO to deliver them the compensation they need to heal and get their life back. If you were harmed by an irresponsible driver, we know you are furious — that is merited. You are also likely concerned about the economic ramifications of medical bills and lost work, in addition to the physical and emotional anguish that accompanies your injuries. The law extends a path to restoration; our Savannah, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you across it and fight by your side 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 any longer to begin the process of being made whole again. We do not charge any fees until we win your case.

In more than three decades of experience, our car accident lawyer team has secured over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because another person broke the rules of the road, find out how much your claim may be worth by filling out our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO

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Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident deaths 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 reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal traffic wrecks, with 58 percent of those fatalities happening on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 auto wrecks that caused personal injury and 923 fatal motor vehicle crashes.

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

What a Car Accident Lawyer in Savannah, MO Can Do For You

With some standard fender-benders, you might be able to be completely reimbursed without the help of an attorney. But when you are injured in a collision, you usually require a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and make certain that you get the best possible end result in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Savannah, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your accident and gather evidence, for instance:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you get the full medical treatment you need
  • Offer you reliable and individualized legal advice
  • Utilize our network of Savannah, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can spend your energy on healing
  • Insist 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 Savannah, MO to tenaciously and fervently demand justice for your injuries. We have committed our careers to helping the vulnerable in Savannah, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and initial investigation do no cost anything, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Reach out to a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Savannah, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Savannah, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their crash, and naturally have many questions about their rights and the legal procedure. The following are several of the most frequent questions we get about 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 Savannah, MO are:

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

How Do I Win an Auto Crash Case?

In order to prove your case, 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 drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." So whoever in control of a vehicle 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 referred to as "causation," you need to prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately determines negligence and refers to the underlying source of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is faulty components and the driver may not necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some sort of loss, for example damage to your car, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

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

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means that if you are found to be partially liable for your crash, your compensation will be decreased by the percentage of culpability you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but finds that you were 30 percent at fault, the your final recovery would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That hinges on on the significance of your injuries, the effects they have had your life and the skill of your car accident lawyer. With the assistance of your lawyer, you will be able to collect compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for instance:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical costs, for instance:
      • Urgent care
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary improvements to your house
      • Future estimated medical expenses, for example further physical therapy or prescriptions, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs related to your 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 infrequent cases in Savannah, MO, for instance drunk driving collisions, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you get punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a figure on intangible effects of a crash like emotional anguish. Noneconomic damages are typically calculated using 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 each day you suffered. The daily amount is usually the same as the amount you make from a day's work, the belief being that a day of pain or emotional distress 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 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 product will be your total recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are typically only used in cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Savannah, MO will make certain that an insurance adjuster or jury understands the full extent 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 Savannah, MO?

Generally, according to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your crash to make your personal injury claim in Savannah or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the collision, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That may appear a long time, but it is critical 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?

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

  • Not Calling the Police: Following 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 accidents and their police report will be invaluable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and obtain witness contact information. This will also be incredibly 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 100 percent frank with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters use a lot of deceptive tactics to pay you 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 quickly, it may be tempting to take what you can get immediately. It is much better in the long term 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 committed their career to seeking justice for the injured in Savannah, MO. When someone does not want to admit liability or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the maximum compensation you are owed.

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

More than three quarters of people who perish in car accidents are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the havoc that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are many measures you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Savannah, MO roadways.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 lives. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely thrown out of the vehicle die, and most of the rest suffered serious, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt decreases the chances of death by almost half 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 Savannah, MO roads. Basic tips like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only go a long way in keeping you and everyone else on the road safe, but they also shield you from liability or being partially blamed for a crash if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you ride a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Savannah, 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 call someone back, you can never take back the consequences of a motor vehicle wreck. Pull over safely if you need to make an urgent call. If you use your phone for directions, put the volume on high 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. We all share the road, and we all need to be respectful to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are controlling several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety should be the first thing on your mind. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 25 percent of auto deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is likely a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can significantly lessen your control of the car. 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 considerably impair your ability to operate a car safely, but it also raises your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you may think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may deceive you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every possible precaution when you get behind the wheel, but unfortunately the reckless actions of irresponsible drivers can still harm you. When you get hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, you are owed maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Savannah, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to achieve great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Savannah, MO

You just have one shot for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Savannah, MO car accident lawyer team fights back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and thoughtless drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their actions. We know the economic hardships of being injured are unexpected and severe. That is why we have committed our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Savannah, MO reimbursed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these troublesome times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Savannah, MO now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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