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Personal Injury Attorney in Missouri

Personal injury attorney in St. Louis, Missouri. Did another person’s negligent or reckless behavior cause a preventable accident? Did this accident seriously injure you or a loved one? If so, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney immediately. Call the St. Louis-based law firm of Burger Law right away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.

The Burger Law legal team fights for your rights and demands a full recovery in your St. Louis personal injury claim. Our attorneys have successfully recovered over $200 million in settlement and trial results for our clients, including a multi-year legal battle resulting in a trial verdict of $113 million. While your personal injury claim cannot undo the pain you have sustained, compensation can help you and your family’s future during this difficult time. Our personal injury attorneys do not stop pursuing a complete recovery for you.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an accident due to someone else’s carelessness in St. Louis or elsewhere throughout Missouri, see how much your claim may be worth with our free personal injury calculator.

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When Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Missouri?

Injuries happen, and they happen in a variety of situations. There are many reasons that another person's negligence can cause you harm, and when that occurs a trustworthy and accomplished Burger Law personal injury attorney in St. Louis is here to fight for you. We have seen every type of personal injury case and know exactly what to do to protect your future and get you the full compensation you are owed. Never settle before speaking to a Missouri personal injury lawyer first.

In most instances, there are four reasons you should get a personal injury lawyer after you were injured:

You Sustained Significant Injuries or Injuries That Require Ongoing Treatment

If your injuries require assistive devices like crutches, will involve ongoing physical therapy and treatments or impact your ability to work and make a living in the future, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer so the full scope of your damages is paid for.

The personal injury lawyers at Burger Law also have extensive medical knowledge and have connections with a network of doctors. An Insurance Research Institute study found that people who hire personal injury lawyers are more likely to get the full medical treatment they need. Getting the right medical treatment also increases the value of your case.

The Insurance Company Is Not Being Fair

While insurance companies are obligated to pay you for their client's negligence, their real interest is in paying you as little money as possible. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses, and often have shareholders who will be upset if they pay out a lot of claims. Insurance adjusters are professionals when it comes to minimizing or denying claims.

Some of the tricks insurance companies use to devalue claims are:

  • Stalling
  • Trying to get you to settle quickly, before you realize the full extent of your injuries
  • Offering false sympathy
  • Trying to shift blame for the accident on you
  • Lying to you, such as:
    • Telling you your medical care was unnecessary
    • Saying they do not have to pay for medical care because you have insurance
    • Saying they do not have to pay for lost wages because you had unused vacation time
    • Telling you a lawyer will cost more money than they are worth

According to research by Forbes, insurance companies are far less likely to deny claims when people hire an attorney. They know they can take advantage of a lot of people, but an experienced personal injury attorney at Burger Law will let them know you are serious about getting a full financial recovery.

There is Disagreement About Who Is At Fault

Some people who act negligently do not want to take responsibility for their actions. After all, if they admit they were at fault in a car accident, their insurance premium will rise. If the other party is disputing fault, a personal injury lawyer will investigate all the facts and take official depositions to prove negligence. Burger Law knows how to hold negligent parties accountable.

There Are Other Complications to the Case

Not every personal injury case is cut and dry. Sometimes, multiple people can be at fault. For example, if a bar knowingly overserves a drunk driver you may be able to make a claim against the drunk driver and the bar. In multi-vehicle accidents, it can be difficult to determine which driver is at fault.

Other complications can be disputed facts, if you were hit by a commercial or public vehicle, you were injured in a hit and run or there are issues with insurance coverage. At Burger Law, our personal injury attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience dealing precisely with these kinds of issues and always getting the best possible results for our Missouri clients. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

How Does a Missouri Personal Injury Attorney Prove Negligence in an Accident?

When everyone tries to act in the best interest of others, they help build a safe environment in St. Louis and throughout Missouri that can often stop an accident before it happens. However, negligent actions or reckless behavior by a select few in any setting can create an unnecessarily dangerous situation. Even if you do everything in your power to protect yourself and your loved ones, you may not be able to maintain your safety when other people make poor decisions. The person responsible for your accident threatened your health and possibly even your life, and they must face the consequences of their actions. This is where the personal injury attorneys at Burger Law come in.

We help prove negligence in your personal injury case. It may be tempting to accept a settlement after an accident from a big insurance company or the negligent parties involved. However, it is important for a personal injury attorney to ensure your compensation is fair. Here are a few ways we prove a claim of negligence:

  • Duty of Care: We as a society have a moral duty of care in everyday life. Proving that there is a duty of care is a good first step in proving negligence in an accident. For example, it is a business owner's "duty" to protect their customers from harm, such as fixing a hole in the floor or faulty wiring. The same goes for truck drivers, corporations, property owners and others.
  • Breach of Duty: Another step for proving negligence is showing how an entity breached their duty of care. An example would be a driver that blows through a red light and crashes into another car or pedestrian. The driver knew they were supposed to stop, but breached their duty of care by not doing so.
  • Causation: Causation is simply what caused the breach, like a driver knowing they're going too fast. This is the negligent act that breaches any expected duty of care.
  • Damages: Lastly, there must be financial repercussions. Financial harm may include rehabilitation, lost wages, and other expenses. Burger Law's Missouri personal injury attorneys will consider short and long-term damages for our clients.

What Should I Expect From a Missouri Personal Injury Attorney?

The Burger Law personal injury attorneys have the knowledge, experience, skill and dedication to make sure you get the case result you deserve. Often, dishonest insurance companies will try to take advantage of your anxiety as medical bills start piling up and you miss more and more time off work. They act friendly because they want you to settle quickly. That is why you should never settle a case before speaking to a Missouri personal injury lawyer. We have seen every trick in the book that insurance companies will throw at you to minimize your compensation. Insurance adjusters are experienced negotiators and know that this is likely the first time you have to settle an injury claim. The personal injury lawyer team at Burger Law fights back against resistant Missouri insurance companies. They fear us because they know we take on and win the tough cases.

Beyond standing up to bullies like resistant insurance companies, you can expect your dedicated and determined Burger Law Missouri personal injury lawyer to be by your side every step of the way. We start working on your case from the moment you hire us. We handle all communication, documentation and litigation and will keep you informed throughout the entire legal process. When you first hire our Missouri personal injury lawyer team, we immediately work to diligently collect evidence and record official statements from eyewitnesses and St. Louis and Missouri experts. We comb through every aspect of your case to determine negligence and calculate the exact dollar amount of your damages. If you have been injured because of someone else's negligence or reckless actions, there is no time to delay.

Call a trustworthy and experienced Missouri personal injury attorney at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online contact form to start on your road to recovery.

What Kind of Compensation Can a Missouri Personal Injury Attorney Help Recover?

At Burger Law, we are not content to just have you reimbursed for your property damage and current medical bills. Your Missouri personal injury lawyer will aggressively pursue maximum compensation for the full scope of your damages – financial and emotional. Devastating injuries do not just affect your bank account, they have an impact on your family, your ability to enjoy life and your ability to carry out basic daily tasks. You deserve to be compensated for every way that your injury has affected your life.

Generally speaking, in Missouri there are two types of damages your personal injury lawyer can claim:

Economic Damages

These refer to the tangible, financial impact your injury has had on your life. These include all past and future medical expenses, such as surgeries, physical therapy, medicine or assistive devices you have needed or will need in the future. They also include lost wages from time spent off work, and any reduction in earning capacity in the future. If you were a warehouse worker and can no longer lift more than 20 pounds, your injury will have a severe effect on how you will be able to make money in the future. The St. Louis and Missouri personal injury team at Burger Law uses our team of medical and financial experts to calculate the true cost of your economic damages, including adjusting for inflation while evaluating your future medical needs and earning potential.

Noneconomic Damages

These damages are not as easy to quantify, and refer to intangible damages that impact your emotional well-being and ability to enjoy life. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Inconvenience
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of capacity to enjoy life
  • Loss of consortium

While a resistant insurance company may try to downplay your noneconomic damages in an effort to minimize your payout, your Burger Law personal injury lawyer has seen first hand the profound impact these injuries can have on your life. We will insist that you get the complete financial recovery you are owed.

In some rare cases in Missouri, you may also be able to receive punitive damages, which seek to punish the defendant and deter future recklessness. Punitive damages are only awarded in extreme cases that show wanton disregard for the safety of others, like drunk driving. Your personal injury lawyer will explain to you all of your legal options and demand that you get the full compensation you are entitled to.

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What Are Common Types of Missouri Personal Injury Cases?

Give us a call today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to discuss the specifics of your case. Some of the common personal injury cases our attorneys see are:

  • Car, Truck, Bus and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents are the most common type of claims that Missouri personal injury attorneys see. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's motor vehicle accident statistics, in 2019 over 36,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, and another 2.5 million were treated in emergency rooms, resulting in $56 billion in medical expenses and work wages nationwide.

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Falling is the leading cause of emergency room visits in the US, making up about 8 millions visits a year. Slip and falls account for 1 million, or 12 percent of those visits. They are also the leading cause of workers' compensation cases and account for the most days missed from work.

  • Medical Malpractice
  • While mistakes can happen in the medical field, St. Louis and Missouri doctors and other medical professionals are still required to meet a standard of care. When that standard is breached, you may have a medical malpractice case.

  • Wrongful Death
  • Your personal injury lawyer at Burger Law knows that nothing is more painful than when a loved one is taken from us too soon. There are a lot of causes of wrongful death, but your St. Louis-based Missouri personal injury attorney at Burger Law will help ensure that your financial future is protected and secure.

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Never settle for less than you deserve. Whether it is some other personal injury attorney trying to finagle you to hire them or a paltry offer from an insurance company, do not settle. Burger Law has experienced, tenacious and unwavering personal injury attorneys ready to stand in your corner and fight for your rights and your compensation throughout your claim.

Call Burger Law right now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free, confidential, no-obligation case review with one of our qualified personal injury attorneys.

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"I've dedicated my entire life to helping our clients receive full compensation for their injuries."

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Gary K. Burger, Jr. stands up against bullies. He devotes his practice to helping the injured and their families recover. He protects the futures of those who have been injured due to other people's actions by demanding full financial compensation, holding reckless people accountable and making our community safer through advocacy and volunteer work.

Gary Burger has tried and won many complex civil litigation cases for his clients in many areas: medical malpractice, products liability, employment discrimination, auto crashes, motorcycle and truck cases, premises liability, class actions and consumer fraud. He also tries and wins cases in commercial litigation, probate, workers compensation and administrative and arbitration hearings.

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