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Car Accident Lawyer Warrensburg, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Warrensburg, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You do not have to pay because another person acted thoughtlessly. Call a Burger Law Warrensburg, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a free case evaluation and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that unthinking and negligent drivers can cause is often catastrophic, 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 Warrensburg, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to move forward and get their life back. If you were harmed by a careless driver, we know you are angry — that is justified. You are also probably concerned about the financial hardships of medical bills and lost work, not to mention the physical and emotional pain that goes along with your injuries. The law provides you with an avenue to restitution; our Warrensburg, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you through it and fight for you until there is nothing left to fight and you are wholly compensated for the damage another driver's carelessness caused. You do not have to wait any longer to start on your road to recovery. We charge no fees until you are awarded the compensation you deserve.

In more than three decades of practice, our car accident lawyer team has gotten more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because someone else was negligent, see how much your injuries may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Warrensburg and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident fatalities increased 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite the fact that 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 deadly motor vehicle collisions, with over half of those deaths occurring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 motor vehicle collisions that led to personal injury and 923 deadly auto crashes.

If you were one of the many in Warrensburg or anywhere in Missouri who was injured on the road because of another person's irresponsible actions, reach out to a car accident lawyer straight away at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Warrensburg, MO Can Help

With some common fender-benders, you might be able to be fully reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are harmed in a wreck, you usually require a car accident lawyer to fight for you and ensure that you get the best possible end result in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Warrensburg, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your crash and attain evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you receive the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with reliable and individualized legal counsel
  • Employ our network of Warrensburg, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Warrensburg, MO to aggressively and zealously demand justice in your case. We have devoted our lives to helping the vulnerable in Warrensburg, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and preliminary investigation are free, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Reach out to a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Warrensburg, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Warrensburg, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before their injury, and naturally have many questions about their rights and the legal process. Below are a few 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 Warrensburg, 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 Win a Car Accident Claim?

In order to win 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 dictates 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 is in violation of a statute or otherwise did not drive safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also known as "causation," you need to demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused injured you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally decides negligence and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is defective parts and the driver may not necessarily be at fault.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some kind of loss, like property damage, medical costs and/or lost wages.

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

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning, that if you are found to be partially culpable for your crash, your compensation will be lessened by the portion of fault you are responsible for. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a wreck, but establishes that you were 30 percent to blame, the final total you receive would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical expenses, such as:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or required improvements to your home
      • Future estimated medical bills, such as further physical rehabilitation or prescriptions, 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 infrequent cases in Warrensburg, 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 tough to put a figure on intangible repercussions of a crash such as loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are usually quantified through one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are given 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 pain or emotional anguish has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not employed for injuries leading to impairment as it is impossible to know how long 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 product will be your final compensation. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are typically reserved for cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Warrensburg, MO will make certain that an insurance company or jury realizes every way that your injuries have affected 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 Warrensburg, MO?

Generally speaking, according to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury occurred to make your personal injury claim in Warrensburg or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the collision, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That might seem like a long time, but it is imperative to call a car accident lawyer immediately 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 may mistakenly do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Warrensburg, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Pursuant to 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 trained to ascertain liability in crashes and their police report will be key in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the surrounding area and acquire witness contact information. This will also be very beneficial in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be totally compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be 100 percent truthful with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters employ 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 before speaking with a lawyer.
  • Accepting 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 full compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to deliver justice for the injured in Warrensburg, MO. When someone declines to admit fault or the insurance company will not be fair, we step up and insist that you are treated fairly and get the maximum compensation you deserve.

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

More than three quarters of people who perish in traffic crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the damage that a reckless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are many actions you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Warrensburg, MO roadways.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely expelled from the vehicle die, and the majority of the rest sustained serious, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt reduces the chances of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be aware of the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for anyone on the Warrensburg, MO roads. Basic suggestions like driving slower 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 a collision if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you ride a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Warrensburg, MO does not have laws obligating motorcycle drivers to wear helmets, they can save your life. 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 consequences of an auto accident. Pull over to the side of the road if you need need your phone for an emergency. If you use your phone for directions, turn the volume up and turn the radio 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 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 prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 25 percent of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is likely a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only driving with one hand can substantially diminish your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the radio 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 diminish your ability to drive 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 thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every possible precaution when driving, but unfortunately the reckless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still cause you harm. When you get hurt because somebody else broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to the best possible compensation for all of your damages. Every Warrensburg, 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 Warrensburg, MO

You just have one opportunity for a full financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Warrensburg, MO car accident lawyer team fights back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and thoughtless drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We know the economic implications of being injured are immediate and harsh. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Warrensburg, MO restituted and made whole again. You do not have to go through these trying times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Warrensburg, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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