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Car Accident Lawyer Webster Groves, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Webster Groves, 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 negligently. Call a Burger Law Webster Groves, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a free case evaluation and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that selfish and careless drivers can cause is often devastating, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to fighting back against bullies and standing up for of the injured in Webster Groves, MO to deliver them the compensation they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were harmed by a negligent driver, we know you are furious — that is justified. You are also likely worried about the financial consequences of medical bills and lost work, as well as the physical and emotional anguish that comes with your injuries. The law offers you a path to restitution; our Webster Groves, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you through it and fight for you until there is nothing more to fight and you are wholly repaid for the damage another person's negligent behavior caused. You do not have to wait another second to start the process of being made whole again. We do not charge anything until we win your case.

In more than three decades of practice, our car accident lawyer team has gotten upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because another person broke the rules of the road, find out the value of your case by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Webster Groves and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident deaths went up 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 road wrecks, with over half of those fatalities happening on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated 36,033 car collisions that led to personal injury and 923 fatal motor vehicle wrecks.

If you were one of the many in Webster Groves or anywhere in Missouri who was harmed on the road because of another person's negligence, call a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Webster Groves, MO Can Help

With some ordinary fender-benders, you might be able to be fairly compensated without legal representation. But when you are injured in a collision, you usually require 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 Webster Groves, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Perform and investigation your crash and attain evidence, for example:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you get the full medical treatment you need
  • Offer you sound and personalized legal guidance
  • Use our network of Webster Groves, MO experts to help build your case
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can spend your energy on healing
  • Insist that you get a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Webster Groves, MO to aggressively and passionately demand justice for your damages. We have committed our careers to helping the vulnerable in Webster Groves, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and initial investigation are free, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Webster Groves, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Webster Groves, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their crash, and as expected have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal process. Below are some of the most frequent 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 Webster Groves, MO are:

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

How Do I Win an Auto Accident Case?

In order to prove your claim, 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 dictates that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." Meaning, whoever gets behind the wheel necessarily 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 prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally decides negligence and refers to the root source of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is malfunctioning components and the driver may not automatically be at fault.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some sort of loss, like property damage, medical costs and/or lost wages.

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

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. What that means is that if you are found to be partially to blame for your wreck, your compensation will be lessened by the portion of culpability you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for a crash, but determines that you were 30 percent at fault, the your final recovery would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That hinges on on the gravity of your injuries, how they have impacted your life and the talent of your car accident lawyer. With the assistance of your attorney, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical bills, for instance:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or required upgrades to your house
      • Future estimated medical bills, for example further physical rehabilitation or medication, or replacement costs for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs related to your 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 uncommon cases in Webster Groves, MO, such as drunk driving collisions, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you secure punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a figure on intangible reverberations of a wreck like pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are usually quantified using one of two methods:

  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 were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is typically equivalent to the amount you make from a day's work, the thought being that a day of pain or mental distress is at least worth a day's work. This method is not employed for injuries resulting 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 final number will be your total financial recovery. Three is used most often, and four and five are usually saved for cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Webster Groves, MO will make sure that an insurance company or jury realizes the full extent that your injuries have affected you and compensate you for all of it.

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

In General, according to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your injury to bring your personal injury claim in Webster Groves or anywhere 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 critical to reach out to a car accident lawyer right away for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

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

  • Not Calling the Police: Under 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 ascertain liability in collisions and their police report will be invaluable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the surrounding area and collect witness contact information. This will also be incredibly useful in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be completely compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be entirely candid with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters utilize a lot of deceptive tactics to compensate you with as little as possible; that is how they make money. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with an attorney.
  • Accepting the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it may be appealing to take what you can get now. It is much better when all is said and done to wait for the full financial recovery you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to seeking justice for the injured in Webster Groves, 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 fair compensation you are owed.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Webster Groves, MO Car Accident Lawyer

More than three quarters of people killed in traffic collisions are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the havoc that a negligent driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are several steps you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Webster Groves, MO roads.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely ejected from the vehicle die, and the majority of the rest suffered serious, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt lessens the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be familiar with the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue has published a Driver Guide for anyone on the Webster Groves, MO roads. Simple tips like driving slower and increasing following distance in poor weather 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 a crash if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Webster Groves, MO does not have laws requiring motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they can save your life. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Put down your cell phone. While you can always call someone back, you can never take back the effects of an auto accident. Pull over safely 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. The road is for everyone, 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 the first thing on your mind. 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 significantly lessen 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 impair 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 trick 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 negligent behavior of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you are owed complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Webster Groves, 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 Webster Groves, MO

You only have one opportunity for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Webster Groves, 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 hardships of being injured are unexpected and severe. That is why we have committed our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Webster Groves, MO compensated 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 Webster Groves, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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