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Car Accident Lawyer Troy, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Troy, 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 another person acted thoughtlessly. Call a Burger Law Troy, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a complimentary case evaluation and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that self-centered and negligent drivers can cause is often devastating, and they need to be held responsible for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to fighting back against bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Troy, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were harmed by an irresponsible driver, we know you are infuriated — you should to be. You are also probably concerned about the financial burden of medical expenses and lost work, in addition to the physical and emotional pain that comes with your injuries. The law extends a path to restoration; our Troy, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you through it and fight by your side until there is nothing more to fight and you are fully compensated for the damage someone else's carelessness caused. You do not have to wait any longer to begin on your road to recovery. We charge no fees until you collect the compensation you are owed.

In more than 30 years of defending the rights of the vulnerable, our car accident lawyer team has won upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were harmed because another person broke the rules of the road, learn the value of your injuries by filling out our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Troy and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident deaths went up by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being fewer people on the road because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study stated that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal motor vehicle accidents, with 58 percent of those deaths occurring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 car accidents that caused personal injury and 923 fatal motor vehicle crashes.

If you were one of the many in Troy or anywhere in Missouri who was harmed on the road because of another driver's careless behavior, contact a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some common fender-benders, you might be able to be completely reimbursed without the assistance of an attorney. But when you are harmed in a crash, you usually need a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and ensure that you get the best possible outcome in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Troy, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Conduct and investigation your crash and gather evidence, for example:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you receive the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with wise and personalized legal advice
  • Utilize our network of Troy, MO experts to help build your case
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can spend your energy on healing
  • Demand that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Troy, MO to tenaciously and fervently demand justice in your case. We have dedicated our careers to helping the injured in Troy, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and primary investigation do no cost anything, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Troy, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Troy, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before their crash, and as expected have many questions about their rights and the legal process. Below are some of the most common 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 Troy, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove an Auto Crash Case?

In order to prove your case, your car accident lawyer must prove 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." So anybody who 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 show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused injured you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally confirms 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 faulty components and the driver may not automatically be at fault.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some form of loss, like damage to your car, medical costs and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Be Awarded Compensation If I Was Partially to Blame?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning, that if you are found to be partially culpable for your wreck, your compensation will be decreased by the portion of blame you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but finds that you were 30 percent to blame, the final sum you collect would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That depends on the gravity of your injuries, how they have affected your life and the skill of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your attorney, you will be able to be awarded compensation for:

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

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a dollar amount on intangible repercussions of a crash like pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are generally computed through one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are granted a daily amount for every day you suffered. The daily amount is generally equivalent to your daily wage, the belief being that a day of suffering or emotional anguish has at least the same value as 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, often between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your final recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are usually saved for cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

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

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

In General, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your wreck to make your personal injury claim in Troy 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 may appear a long time, but it is imperative to call 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 may mistakenly do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Troy, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: According to 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 determine liability in wrecks and their police report will be crucial in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and ask for witness contact information. This will also be extremely beneficial in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Treatment: In order to be completely compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be totally frank with your physician about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies utilize a lot of deceptive tactics to reimburse you for as little as possible; that is their job. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements before talking to a lawyer.
  • Accepting the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it might be tempting to take what they are offering you now. It is a much better idea when all is said and done to wait for the maximum financial recovery you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to pursuing justice for the injured in Troy, MO. When someone does not want to admit fault or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and insist that you are treated fairly and get the fair financial recovery you deserve.

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

More than three quarters of people who die in motor vehicle crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the anguish that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are various actions you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Troy, MO roads.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 lives. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are completely ejected from the vehicle die, and the majority of the rest sustained severe, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt lowers the risk 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 has published a Driver Guide for Troy, MO drivers. Simple tips like driving slower 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 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 Troy, MO does not have laws obligating motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they are literal life-savers. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Put away your cell phone. While you can always text somebody later, you can never take back the effects of a car wreck. Pull over to the side of the road 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 respectful to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are controlling several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your priority. 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.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can considerably diminish your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the radio 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 significantly impede your ability to drive 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 might deceive you into thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every possible precaution when driving, but regrettably the negligent actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you harm. 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 Troy, 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 Troy, MO

You only have one shot for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Troy, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and reckless drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We know the economic implications of being injured are unanticipated and severe. That is why we have committed our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Troy, MO recompensed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these difficult times by yourself. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Troy, MO now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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