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Car Accident Lawyer Warren County, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Warren County, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is turned upside down. You do not have to pay because another driver was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Warren County, 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 recovery.

The damage that self-centered and careless drivers can cause is often cataclysmic, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their career to fighting back against bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in Warren County, MO to get them the financial recovery they need to heal and return to the life they know. If you were hurt by an irresponsible driver, we know you are furious — you should to be. You are also probably concerned about the financial effects of medical bills and lost wages, to say nothing of the physical and emotional anguish that accompanies your injuries. The law extends an avenue to reparation; our Warren County, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you across it and fight for you until there is nothing left to fight and you are completely compensated for the destruction another driver's horrible actions caused. You do not have to wait any longer to begin the process of being made whole again. We charge no fees until you get the compensation you deserve.

In more than 30 years of defending the rights of the vulnerable, our car accident lawyer team has won over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because another driver broke the rules of the road, see how much your case may be worth by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Warren County and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident deaths rose by 12% between 2019 and 2020, even though there were fewer people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study stated that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal road wrecks, with 58 percent of those fatalities transpiring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 auto crashes that led to personal injury and 923 fatal auto crashes.

If you were one of the many in Warren County or anywhere in Missouri who was injured on the road because of somebody else's irresponsible behavior, reach out to a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some ordinary fender-benders, you might be able to be completely compensated without legal representation. But when you are injured in a crash, you usually require a car accident lawyer to fight for you and make sure that you get the best possible outcome in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Warren County, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Carry out and investigation your crash and attain evidence, for instance:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you receive the full medical treatment you need
  • Offer you reliable and individualized legal counsel
  • Employ our network of Warren County, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • Insist that you get 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 count on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Warren County, MO to tenaciously and passionately demand justice for your damages. We have pledged our careers to helping the injured in Warren County, 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 talking to. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Warren County, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Warren County, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their accident, and unsurprisingly have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. The following are some of the most common questions we are asked with regard to car accident claims:

Who Is Liable in My Car Accident?

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

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

How Do I Win a Car Accident Claim?

In order to prove 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 specifies that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." That means that anybody who gets behind the wheel necessarily owes you a duty of care.
  2. Breach of Duty: The driver broke a law or otherwise did not drive safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also called "causation," you need to show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused injured you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally establishes liability and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is faulty parts and the driver may not necessarily be to blame.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some form of loss, like damage to your car, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Be Awarded Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning, that if you are found to be partially liable for your accident, your compensation will be lessened by the percentage 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 final amount you recover would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical bills, for example:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or necessary improvements 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 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 rare cases in Warren County, MO, for example drunk driving accidents, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you receive punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a dollar amount on intangible effects of a collision such as mental anguish. Noneconomic damages are generally computed using 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 suffered. The daily amount is usually the same as your daily wage, the idea being that a day of pain or emotional distress has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not employed for permanent injuries as there is no way to know how long your injury will impact you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, typically between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your complete recovery. Three is used most often, and four and five are often saved for cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Warren County, MO will make certain that an insurance company or jury knows the full extent 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 Warren County, MO?

Generally speaking, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your injury to make your personal injury claim in Warren County or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the injury, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That may seem like a long time, but it is vital to reach out to a car accident lawyer right away for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Warren County, MO residents who have not spoken with a car accident lawyer may unintentionally do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Warren County, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Following Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you need to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it lead to an injury. Police are taught to ascertain negligence in collisions and their police report will be invaluable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and acquire witness contact information. This will also be very helpful in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Treatment: In order to be totally 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 adjusters employ a lot of tricks to reimburse you for as little as possible; that is their job. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with a lawyer.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it may be appealing to take what they are offering you now. It is a much better idea when all is said and done to wait for the fair financial recovery 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 Warren County, MO. When someone declines to admit fault or the insurance company will not be fair, we step up and demand that you are treated fairly and get the complete financial recovery you are owed.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Warren County, MO Car Accident Lawyer

More than 75 percent of people who die in car crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen with their own eyes the anguish that a reckless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Warren County, MO streets.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are entirely thrown out of the vehicle perish, and most of the rest sustained grave, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt lowers the risk of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be familiar with the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue provides a Driver Guide for Warren County, MO drivers. Fundamental tips like driving at lower speeds 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 an accident if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, use a helmet. While Warren County, MO does not have laws obligating 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 text somebody later, you can never take back the consequences of a motor vehicle 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 do not listen to music or podcasts so you can clearly hear the directions and do not have to look down at your phone.
  • Have the right attitude. We all share the road, and we all need to be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Recognize that you are controlling several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety should be your prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost a quarter of motor vehicle deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is likely a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Just driving with one hand can substantially diminish your control of the car. Quickly changing the A/C settings is likely 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 significantly 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 might deceive you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every possible precaution when you get behind the wheel, but unfortunately the careless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because somebody else broke the rules of the road, you are owed complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Warren County, 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 Warren County, MO

You just have one chance for a full financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Warren County, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and thoughtless drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their behavior. We know the economic implications of being injured are sudden and harsh. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Warren County, 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 Warren County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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