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Car Accident Lawyer Webb City, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Webb City, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You do not have to pay because another driver acted recklessly. Call a Burger Law Webb City, MO car accident lawyer right away 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 selfish and negligent drivers can cause is often shattering, and they need to be held responsible for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in Webb City, MO to get them the financial recovery they need to move forward and return to the life they know. If you were hurt by a careless driver, we know you are furious — you deserve to be. You are also probably concerned about the financial hardships of medical costs and lost pay, to say nothing of the physical and emotional pain that goes along with your injuries. The law provides you with an avenue to recompense; our Webb City, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you across it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing more to fight and you are completely repaid for the damage another driver's negligence caused. You do not have to wait any longer to start the process of being made whole again. We do not charge any fees until we win your case.

In more than 30 years of practicing law, our car accident lawyer team has won upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, find out the value of your injuries by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Webb City and Missouri?

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

If you were one of the many in Webb City or anywhere in Missouri to be injured on the road because of another driver's negligent behavior, call a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Webb City, MO Can Help

With some common fender-benders, you might be able to be fully reimbursed without the assistance of an attorney. But when you are hurt in an accident, you often need a car accident lawyer to fight on your behalf and make sure that you get the best possible end result in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Webb City, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Conduct and investigation your case and gather evidence, including:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you receive the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with reliable and personalized legal counsel
  • Employ our network of Webb City, MO experts to help build your case
  • Manage all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Webb City, MO to forcefully and fervently demand justice for your damages. We have committed our lives to helping the injured in Webb City, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and initial investigation do no cost anything, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Call a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Webb City, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Webb City, 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. The following are several of the most frequent questions we get 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 Webb City, MO are:

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

How Do I Win an Auto Crash Case?

In order to win your case, your car accident lawyer will need to prove the five elements of negligence found in tort law:

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 stipulates that drivers 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 known as "causation," you need to prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally establishes liability and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is faulty parts and the driver may not automatically be to blame.
  5. Damages: That your injuries caused some sort of loss, such as damage to your car, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Receive 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 wreck, your compensation will be reduced by the portion of culpability you are responsible for. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a collision, but finds 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 seriousness of your injuries, the impact they have had your life and the talent of your car accident lawyer. With the help of your lawyer, you will be able to get compensation for:

  • Economic damages, including:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical costs, including:
      • Urgent care
      • Follow-up doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or required improvements to your house
      • Future estimated medical bills, like further physical rehabilitation or prescriptions, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs related to your 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 uncommon cases in Webb City, MO, such as drunk driving collisions, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you recover punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a figure on intangible consequences of a collision like pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are usually quantified using 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 were affected. The daily amount is typically equal to your daily wage, the thought being that a day of pain or emotional distress has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not used for injuries leading to impairment as there is no way to know how many days your injury will affect you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, often between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your complete compensation. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are often reserved for cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Webb City, MO will ensure that an insurance company or jury realizes every way that your injuries have affected you and reimburse you for all of it.

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

Typically, according to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury transpired to file your personal injury claim in Webb City or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the crash, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That might seem like a long time, but it is important to get in touch with a car accident lawyer right away for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Webb City, MO residents who have not spoken with a car accident lawyer might mistakenly do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Webb City, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Under Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you are obligated to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it causes injury. Police know how to ascertain negligence in wrecks and their police report will be indispensable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the surrounding area and acquire witness contact information. This will also be very useful in your claim.
  • 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 entirely frank with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies employ a lot of tricks to compensate you with as little as they can; that is their job. Do not believe anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with an attorney.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it might be appealing to take what you can get immediately. It is far better in the long run to wait for the complete compensation you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their career to seeking justice for the injured in Webb City, MO. When someone declines to admit blame or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step up and insist that you are treated fairly and get the maximum financial recovery you deserve.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Webb City, 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 with their own eyes the devastation that a reckless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are numerous steps you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Webb City, MO roadways.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely thrown out of the vehicle die, and most of the rest sustained severe, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt lessens the risk of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be familiar with the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue provides a Driver Guide for anyone on the Webb City, MO roads. Fundamental tips like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only do a lot to keep you and everyone else on the road safe, but they also protect you from fault or being partially blamed for an accident if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, use a helmet. While Webb City, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they can save your life. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Put away your cell phone. While you can always call someone back, you can never take back the effects of a traffic 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.
  • Have the right attitude. No one owns the road, and we all should be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Recognize that you are in control of 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 auto deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is likely a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only driving with one hand can substantially lessen your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the A/C settings is probably 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 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 thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every possible precaution when driving, but regrettably the thoughtless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, you deserve maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Webb City, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to get great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Webb City, MO

You just have one opportunity for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Webb City, 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 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 Webb City, MO reimbursed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these taxing times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Webb City, MO now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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