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Car Accident Lawyer Union, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Union, 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 driver was negligent. Call a Burger Law Union, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a free case review and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that selfish and negligent drivers can cause is often cataclysmic, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to fighting back against bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Union, MO to deliver them the compensation they need to heal and get their life back. If you were injured by a careless driver, we know you are outraged — you deserve to be. You are also probably concerned about the economic burden of medical expenses and lost pay, in addition to the physical and emotional pain that comes with your injuries. The law extends an avenue to restoration; our Union, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you across it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing left to fight and you are completely repaid for the destruction another driver's negligence caused. You do not have to wait another second to start on your road to recovery. We charge no fees until we win your case.

In more than 30 years of experience, our car accident lawyer team has won upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because another driver was negligent, 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 Union and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident deaths rose by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite the fact that there were not as many people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly traffic collisions, with over half of those fatalities transpiring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 motor vehicle wrecks that caused personal injury and 923 deadly car accidents.

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

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

With some ordinary fender-benders, you may be able to be fairly compensated without legal representation. But when you are injured in a crash, you often require a car accident lawyer to fight for you and make certain that you get the best possible outcome in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Union, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your crash and attain evidence, including:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you get the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with reliable and personalized legal advice
  • Use our network of Union, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can spend your energy on healing
  • Demand that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can count on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Union, MO to tenaciously and zealously demand justice for your injuries. We have devoted our careers to helping the injured in Union, 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 talking to. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Union, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Union, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before, and as expected have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal process. Below are several of the most frequent questions we are asked in relation to car accident claims:

Who Is Liable in My Car Accident?

That depends the specifics of your case. Some of the most common reasons our car accident lawyer team sees for claims in Union, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove a Motor Vehicle Accident Case?

In order to win your claim, your car accident lawyer must demonstrate 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." Meaning, anybody who gets behind the wheel 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 known as "causation," you have to show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused injured you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms liability and refers to the underlying source of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is faulty components and the driver may not automatically be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries caused some form of loss, such as property damage, medical bills and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Collect 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 at fault for your wreck, your compensation will be lessened by the portion of blame you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for a collision, but establishes that you were 30 percent to blame, 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, how they have affected your life and the talent 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 bills, for example:
      • Urgent care
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or necessary upgrades to your house
      • Future estimated medical bills, such as further physical therapy or prescriptions, or replacement costs for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from medical care
    • 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 Union, MO, for example drunk driving accidents, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you recover punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is difficult to put a figure on intangible repercussions of a wreck such as mental anguish. Noneconomic damages are typically calculated using one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are awarded a daily amount for every day you were affected. The daily amount is generally equivalent to your daily wage, the idea being that a day of pain or mental anguish is at least worth a day's work. This method is not used for permanent injuries 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, usually between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your complete financial recovery. Three is used most often, and four and five are generally only used in cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Union, MO will make sure that an insurance company or jury recognizes the full extent 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 Union, MO?

Generally speaking, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your injury to make your personal injury claim in Union or elsewhere 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 important to get in touch with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not been in touch with a car accident lawyer might accidentally do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Union, 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 causes injury. Police are taught to determine fault in crashes and their police report will be critical in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the nearby area and acquire witness contact information. This will also be incredibly useful in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Treatment: In order to be completely compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be 100 percent truthful with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters employ a lot of tricks to reimburse you for as little as they can; that is their job. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with a lawyer.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it might be tempting to take what they are offering you now. It is a far better idea in the long run to wait for the full compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their life to seeking justice for the injured in Union, MO. When someone does not want to admit liability or the insurance company is not being fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the fair financial recovery you are owed.

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

Over three quarters of people killed in traffic wrecks are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the damage that a careless driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are many actions you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Union, MO roads.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely ejected from the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest experienced grave, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt decreases the risk of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be aware of the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue has published a Driver Guide for anyone on the Union, MO roads. Fundamental suggestions like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in poor weather 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 an accident if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you drive a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Union, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to use 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 car crash. Pull over safely if you need to make an urgent call. If you use your phone for directions, put the volume on high and turn the radio off 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 should be respectful to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Be aware of the fact that you are controlling thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your priority. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 25 percent of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Just driving with one hand can considerably lessen your control of the vehicle. 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 substantially diminish your ability to drive 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 trick you into thinking 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 hurt you. 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 Union, 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 Union, MO

You just have one shot for a full financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Union, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and negligent drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We know the economic consequences of being injured are immediate and severe. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Union, MO compensated 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 Union, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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