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Car Accident Lawyer Town & Country, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Town & Country, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now you are left to pick up the pieces. You should not have to pay because someone else was negligent. Call a Burger Law Town & Country, MO car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a complimentary consultation and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that self-centered and negligent drivers can cause is often catastrophic, and they need to be held responsible for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their life to fighting back against bullies and standing up for of the injured in Town & Country, MO to get them the financial recovery they need to heal and return to the life they know. If you were injured by a negligent driver, we know you are furious — you should to be. You are also probably apprehensive about the financial effects of medical expenses and lost pay, as well as the physical and emotional agony that goes along with your injuries. The law offers you a path to restoration; our Town & Country, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you across it and fight for you until there is nothing more to fight and you are wholly repaid for the harm someone else's negligence caused. You do not have to wait another minute to begin on your road to recovery. We do not charge any fees until we win your case.

In over three decades of experience, our car accident lawyer team has gotten over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because somebody else broke the rules of the road, see the value of your case by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Town & Country and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident deaths increased 12% between 2019 and 2020, even though there were not as many people on the road because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal road wrecks, with 58 percent of those deaths happening on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 car accidents that caused personal injury and 923 deadly motor vehicle wrecks.

If you were one of the many in Town & Country or anywhere in Missouri to be injured on the road because of somebody else's horrible behavior, contact a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

What a Car Accident Lawyer in Town & Country, MO Can Do For You

With some ordinary fender-benders, you might be able to be completely reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are hurt in a crash, you usually require a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and ensure that you get the best results in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Town & Country, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Perform and investigation your accident and gather evidence, including:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you get the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and individualized legal guidance
  • Employ our network of Town & Country, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can trust a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Town & Country, MO to aggressively and fervently demand justice in your case. We have committed our careers to helping the vulnerable in Town & Country, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and initial investigation do no cost anything, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Contact a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Town & Country, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Town & Country, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before their injury, and as expected have many questions about their rights and the legal process. The following are a few of the most common 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 Town & Country, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove an Auto Accident Claim?

In order to prove your case, 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 states 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 broke a law 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 your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately establishes liability and refers to the underlying origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is faulty parts and the driver may not automatically be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries caused some type of loss, for instance 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 culpable for your crash, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of blame you are responsible for. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a collision, but determines that you were 30 percent to blame, the final sum you receive would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That hinges on on the gravity of your injuries, the impact they have had your life and the abilities of your car accident lawyer. With the help of your lawyer, you will be able to recover compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for instance:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical costs, including:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary upgrades to your house
      • Future estimated medical bills, such as further physical rehabilitation 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 rare cases in Town & Country, MO, for example drunk driving accidents, 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 a crash like pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are typically quantified 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 every day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is usually equal to your daily wage, the thought being that a day of pain or emotional anguish is at least worth a day's work. This method is not implemented for injuries causing impairment as there is no way 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, generally between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your total financial recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are generally reserved for cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Town & Country, MO will make certain that an insurance adjuster or jury knows 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 Town & Country, MO?

Generally, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your injury to make your personal injury claim in Town & Country or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the injury, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That might seem like a long time, but it is vital to call a car accident lawyer immediately for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not talked to a car accident lawyer could inadvertently do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Town & Country, 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 causes injury. Police know how to determine liability in crashes and their police report will be critical in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the nearby area and obtain witness contact information. This will also be extremely beneficial in your case.
  • 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 frank with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies utilize 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 talked to an attorney.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it may be enticing to take what they are offering you now. It is much better when all is said and done to wait for the complete compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to seeking justice for the injured in Town & Country, MO. When someone refuses to admit blame or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the full financial recovery you are owed.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Town & Country, MO Car Accident Lawyer

More than 75 percent of people who perish in auto crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the anguish that a negligent driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are several actions you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the Town & Country, MO roads.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are completely ejected from the vehicle die, and most of the rest sustained severe, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 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 has published a Driver Guide for anyone on the Town & Country, MO roads. Basic suggestions like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in poor weather not only do a lot to keep you and everyone else on the road safe, but they also shield you from fault or being partially blamed for a collision if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you drive a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Town & Country, 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 text somebody later, you can never take back the consequences of a traffic 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 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. No one owns the road, and we all should be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are controlling thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety should be the first thing on your mind. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost one-fourth of auto deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is likely a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can significantly lessen your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the A/C settings 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 considerably 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 true.

You can take every precaution imaginable when driving, but regrettably the careless actions of irresponsible drivers can still hurt you. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you are owed complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Town & Country, 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 Town & Country, MO

You only have one shot for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Town & Country, 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 financial hardships of being injured are sudden and harsh. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Town & Country, MO recompensed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these traumatic times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Town & Country, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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