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Injury Lawyer St. Louis and Missouri. If you sustained an injury due to someone else’s negligent or careless behavior, call an injury lawyer at Burger Law immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us.

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Injuries happen far too often in the United States. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of almost 38 million people visit an emergency room and more than 57 million visit a doctor’s office each year due to injury. Burger Law in St. Louis specializes in personal injury cases. Our St. Louis injury lawyers have decades of experience fighting for those injured and their families in St. Louis and Missouri.

Dealing with the aftermath of an injury can be a lonesome task, particularly when you did nothing wrong. The main aspect of recovering from an injury or traumatic event should not be a solo endeavor. No one should suffer alone, nor be saddled with rising, exorbitant medical costs. At Burger Law, we have dedicated our careers to fighting the good fight for the injured and their families. Our St. Louis injury lawyers have worked tirelessly to win our clients over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. You deserve a St. Louis injury lawyer standing in your corner, right next to you, fighting for your recovery. Call our St. Louis injury lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to start on the road to complete recovery.

Your knowledgeable St. Louis injury lawyer knows all of the tricks and tactics the insurance company will try to tactfully employ. The insurance company will sing and dance around the brunt of the issue — your injury. They will toss out random, paltry settlement numbers and tell you that is “the best” they can do. Remember to speak to your St. Louis injury lawyer first, before accepting any settlement offer. You should not have to suffer in silence from your injury for another second. Call your St. Louis injury lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT for a free consultation on your injury case. We do not collect any fees until your St. Louis injury lawyer wins your case.

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What Are the Common Types of St. Louis Injury Cases?

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What Are the Common Types of St. Louis Injury Cases?

Some of the common cases we see where a conversation with a St. Louis injury lawyer is necessary are:

St. Louis Car, Truck, Bus and Motorcycle Accidents

Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents are the most common seen by Burger Law injury lawyers. In fact, more than 4.5 million injuries occurred as the result of reported motor vehicle accidents in 2019, at a cost of more than $463 billion. And those are only from the reported accidents. Call us immediately with any questions at (314) 500-HURT. Common types of negligence in motor vehicle crashes are:

St. Louis Slip and Falls
St. Louis Slip and Falls

Some potential causes of slip and fall injuries requiring a St. Louis injury lawyer are:

  • Spills
  • A recently mopped floor
  • Broken concrete on a walkway
  • Broken stairs
  • Broken decks and balconies
  • Potholes
  • Sudden changes in surface level
  • Ledges
  • Poorly lit stairs and walking paths
  • Icy or snow-covered concrete
  • Wet concrete
  • Debris such as litter, fallen leaves and branches, rocks, etc
  • Rugs that are not flat
  • Electrical cords
  • In-ground sprinklers or hardscape features hidden in the grass
  • Absence of safety rails

St. Louis Medical Malpractice
St. Louis Medical Malpractice

Some of the most common cases of medical malpractice your Burger Law St. Louis injury lawyer sees are:

St. Louis Wrongful Death
St. Louis Wrongful Death

Missouri Revised Statute §537.090 defines the compensation you can seek in a wrongful death case as:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses from the time of the accident until death
  • Property damage
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Grief counseling
  • Loss of comfort, services, care, and support of the decedent
  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Loss of future income that would have been earned by the decedent
  • The pain and suffering the decedent experienced before their death

Your St. Louis injury lawyer has seen every possible type of injury and knows exactly what to do to protect you and your future and get you and your family the maximum compensation. Additionally, your skilled St. Louis injury lawyer at Burger Law can handle dog bite cases, product liability claims and workers’ compensation and third party construction site accidents. Whatever injury you sustained, your St. Louis injury lawyer will be by your side throughout your case. Call us today at (314) 500-HURT to get the justice and compensation you deserve.

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What Are the Types of Compensation Available in a St. Louis Injury Case?

What Are the Types of Compensation Available in a St. Louis Injury Case?

Your St. Louis injury lawyer will seek the following compensatory damages:

Economic Damages

These damages include any financial hardships your St. Louis injury lawyer deems applicable as a direct result of the accident:

  • Medical Bills/Cost of Treatment
  • These bills can include anything from ambulance and emergency room costs, surgical costs, doctor appointment costs or the cost of any special equipment, to the cost of any medication you might need.

  • Lost wages
  • If your injuries keep you from returning to work or prevent you from returning to your previous schedule of work, your St. Louis injury lawyer will demand payment based on your pay stubs and/or W2s.

  • Lost Earning Capacity
  • This refers to future missed income that you will no longer be able to earn. Lost earning capacity is complicated, but if your injuries are severe and prevent you from future work, your St. Louis injury lawyer will be able to prove this.

Noneconomic Damages

These damages can include anything that lowers your quality of life and contributes to a loss of enjoyment, including:

  • Permanent or Temporary Disability
  • This includes partial or full paralysis, impaired cognitive function or an inability to lift heavy objects.

  • Pain and Suffering
  • The physical pain and emotional distress caused by an injury. A judge or jury asks how your lifestyle, capacity for happiness or your relationships at work or home were affected by the injury.

Your St. Louis injury lawyer works aggressively and is committed to fighting for maximum compensation. It is not enough to simply win a case; your livelihood, family and future are of the utmost importance. If you have been injured in St. Louis or Missouri due to someone else’s reckless behavior, use our free personal injury calculator to see how much your claim might be worth.

In some rare circumstances, your St. Louis injury lawyer may seek punitive damages. These damages, according to Senate Bill 591, will only be applied if your St. Louis injury lawyer "proves by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant intentionally harmed the plaintiff without just cause or acted with a deliberate and flagrant disregard for the safety of others." While punitive damages are rare, they intend to punish the defendant and warn against similar behavior in the future.

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What is Defined as "Catastrophic" in St. Louis Personal Injury Cases?

Missouri does not impose caps on compensatory damages in injury claims, except medical malpractice. The only caps imposed in medical malpractice claims are for noneconomic damages. As of 2022 those caps are $450,098 for a "non-catastrophic injury" and $787,671 for a "catastrophic injury." Senate Bill 239 defines a catastrophic injury as:

  • Quadriplegia, or loss of function in all four limbs
  • Paraplegia, or loss of function in your legs and lower body
  • Loss of two or more limbs
  • A brain injury resulting in permanent cognitive impairment that results in permanent inability to:
    • Make independent decisions
    • Perform basic daily tasks such as eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, transferring and walking
  • Irreversible failure of one or more major organ systems
  • Legal blindness in your "best eye"

Also, it is important to note that any damages in injury claims against any St. Louis or Missouri government entities are subjected to a Missouri-imposed cap. The economic damages cannot exceed $441,130, and noneconomic damages cannot exceed $460,499.

Your St. Louis injury lawyer has seen firsthand the traumatic impact an injury can have on St. Louis and Missouri residents and their families. Your Burger Law injury lawyer will explain to you all of your legal options and demand that you get the full compensation the law says you are entitled to. Call your injury lawyer at Burger Law in St. Louis to discuss your case today at (314) 500-HURT.

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Your St. Louis Injury Lawyer at Burger Law

Your St. Louis Injury Lawyer | Burger Law in St. Louis, Missouri

Whether you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall or any other type of accident, your St. Louis injury lawyer will stand by your side and fight until your case is won. Your St. Louis injury lawyer will stand up to bullying insurance companies that get in the way of you receiving full compensation and will negotiate the maximum, such as lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.

Your St. Louis injury lawyer keeps clients involved in their cases, every step of the way, from the onset to the completion. Burger Law provides free Missouri resources and other legal resources, including the personal injury books written by St. Louis injury lawyer Gary Burger.

Call your Burger Law injury lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT or reach us online to take your first step toward achieving justice and a full financial recovery. We do not collect any fees until your St. Louis injury lawyer wins your case.