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Accident Attorney in Chicago, IL. If you were harmed because of somebody else's recklessness, you have a right to seek a financial recovery. Call the Chicago-based Illinois accident attorney team of Burger Law right away at 312-500-HURT or complete our online form.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that accidents and avoidable injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. If you are one of the many people in Chicago and throughout Illinois that were injured because another person did not follow the rules and disregarded your safety, trust in Burger Law's accident attorney team to take on your case and insist on the best possible compensation. We have an incredible team of dedicated, seasoned and savvy attorneys and paralegals who work aggressively on your case and keep you informed throughout the whole legal process. Insurance companies fear us because they know we demand only the best financial recovery. To date, we have secured over $170 million in verdicts and settlements for our Chicago and Illinois clients.

You should not have to bear the emotional, financial and physical toll that accompanies personal injuries caused by another person. Call our Chicago-based Illinois accident attorney team immediately 312-500-HURT or contact us online.

If you were injured because of somebody else's negligence in Chicago or anywhere in Illinois, use our free personal injury calculator to see how much your claim may be worth.

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When Should I Contact an Accident Attorney?

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When Should I Contact a Chicago, IL Accident Attorney?

If you were injured in an accident, you should always get in touch with a Chicago and Illinois accident attorney right away. Speaking with us does not cost a thing, so there is no reason not to have us evaluate your case. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not need considerable medical care, a Chicago or Illinois insurance company will give you a fair offer. But in too many cases an insurance company uses tricks to try and deceive you and depreciate your claim. That is when you need the veteran and skilled Chicago-based Illinois accident attorney team of Burger Law to fight on your behalf. We keep you informed throughout your case and work tirelessly to secure you a maximum financial recovery.

When you hire Burger Law's accident attorney team, we get to work on your claim straight away. We will:

  • Investigate every specific of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine negligence
  • Acquire official documents , for example police reports and medical records
  • Determine and prove negligence
  • Work alongside medical and economic experts to appropriately assess how much compensation you should get
  • Offer cogent, personal and compassionate legal advice
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to win you a full settlement
  • Take the case to trial when we have to

If you have been harmed in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not consider your safety, call the Chicago-based Illinois accident attorney team of Burger Law now.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Chicago and Illinois

The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that over half of personal injury cases were motor vehicle claims. The Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/) states that "every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care" to others on the Chicago and Illinois roadways. If you are harmed because of a driver's negligent or thoughtless behavior, you deserve to be compensated. Every Burger Law Chicago-based Illinois accident attorney has seen every kind of auto wreck and knows how to win you a full financial recovery. The following are the most common types of claims our accident attorney team in Chicago and Illinois sees.

Car Accident Attorney in Chicago, IL

Accidents between passenger vehicles - including cars, minivans, pick-up trucks and SUVs - are far and away the most common category of motor vehicle crash. In 2019, passenger vehicle occupants comrpised 62 percent of all fatalities in deadly crashes.

Some of the most common types of car collisions our accident attorney team sees in Chicago and Illinois are:

No matter the particular circumstances and causes of your car accident injuries, we know how car accident claims work. Our accident attorney team in Chicago and Illinois evaluates every piece of evidence, including official witness statements, surveillance video and pictures from the accident scene. Once we discover who was negligent, we will relentlessly and tenaciously work to deliver you justice and make sure they are held accountable.

Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Chicago, IL

Motorcycle drivers are at particularly high-risk for injury in an accident due to their relative vulnerability. Despite only making up 0.6 percent of miles driven by all vehicles, they made up 14% of all deaths and 3% of injuries in motor vehicle accidents. While established safety measures such as wearing a helmet can greatly lower the risk of injury or death, you cannot help it when other Chicago and Illinois drivers do not follow the rules. If a careless or thoughtless motorist caused you injury, call the Illinois and Chicago accident attorney team of Burger Law right away. We have seen firsthand the devastation that a motorcycle accident can have on Chicago and Illinois residents, and know exactly how to get you a great financial recovery for all of your damages.

Truck Accident Attorney in Chicago, IL

Truck accidents also carry increased risk for drivers, passengers and pedestrians on the Chicago and Illinois roads. Trucks weigh 20-30 pounds more than passenger vehicles and can take 20-40 percent longer to stop. That means they expend a much heightened amount of force in collisions and truck drivers have much less time to react. There may be nothing more dangerous on the Chicago and Illinois roads than an 18-wheeler that is unfit to be driven or a truck driver who is not currently capable of driving safely. They are oftentimes part of multi-vehicle collisions which can make investigating them complicated. Your Chicago-based Illinois accident attorney may discover that multiple parties were negligent, such as:

  • The truck driver or another driver for driver error, such as distracted driving or not accounting for weather conditions.
  • The trucking company for not adequately maintaining the truck, not performing inspections, negligent hiring practices or obligating their drivers to drive longer than the hours of service regulations authorize.
  • The manufacturer for approving an inherently flawed design or not recalling a defective part.
  • The shipping company for inappropriately loading goods.

Regardless of the cause of your truck accident, you can rest assured that Burger Law's Illinois accident lawyer team in Chicago has seen it before. We will ensure each and every negligent party takes responsibility for your injuries to get you great compensation.

Bus Accident Attorney in Chicago, IL

While not common, bus accidents are analogous to truck accidents in that they can cause a lot of damage and there are unique rules that go with driving them. Like truck accidents, you can file a claim against the driver of the bus, the bus company, the manufacturer or, in some instances, a Chicago or Illinois governmental entity. For instance, if your child was harmed in a school bus crash, your Illinois accident attorney in Chicago might be able to help you sue a public school district if the crash was caused by a snowstorm and they should have canceled school.

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What Are Other Common Personal Injury Accidents?

What Are Other Common Personal Injury Accidents in Chicago and Illinois?

While auto crashes account for a large portion of personal injury accidents, they are a long way from the only manner in which another person's reckless actions can result in an injury. At Burger Law, our accident attorney firm has helped Chicago and Illinois residents get the best possible compensation for a wide range of injury claims. Beyond motor vehicle crashes, every Burger Law accident attorney also has mastery of:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Falling accounts for almost a third of all preventable injuries in the United States. According to research from the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for 8 million emergency room visits per year, and about 12 percent of those visits are the result of slip and falls. Property owners and managers have a responsibility to maintain the safety of their premises. When they fail in that responsibility, your Chicago-based Illinois accident attorney will hold them responsible.

  • Product Liability
  • Manufacturers have an obligation to design a safe product, test their product for safety and recall any dangerous parts. If a hazardous auto component, household product, toy or other product caused you or a loved one in Chicago or Illinois injuries, Burger Law's accident attorney will help you determine if you have a case.

  • Construction Accidents
  • Almost 50 percent of the most dangerous occupations in the United States are in construction. A lot of these injuries can be sufficiently resolved with a workers compensation claim, and some are because of third party liability. If you have been injured in a construction accident, call Burger Law's Illinois accident attorney team based in Chicago today to find out the best way to move forward.

  • Medical Malpractice
  • While not every medical error rises to the level of medical malpractice, doctors and other healthcare professionals do have a responsibility to treat you with a standard of care. We trust Illinois doctors and hospitals to help us when we are ill, when they betray that trust and do not obey the rules, your Chicago accident attorney team at Burger Law will make them pay.

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What Is My Accident Claim Worth?

What Is My Accident Claim Worth in Chicago, IL?

The compensation you receive in a personal injury claim is determined by several factors: the seriousness of your injuries, the economic and emotional effect they have had on you, if you were partially responsible for the accident and the skill and experience of your Chicago or Illinois accident attorney.

At Burger Law, we have experience and expertise with every kind of personal injury case and know how to value your damages. Each injury claim is different, and we will need to do a full review of your case to know how much you will get. But make no mistake, whatever the gravity of your injuries, the Chicago-based Illinois accident attorney team at Burger Law fights on your behalf tenaciously and tirelessly until you secure every dollar you deserve. Use our personal injury calculator to see how much your case may be worth.

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover for My Accident?

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover for My Accident in Chicago or Illinois?

Generally Speaking, in Illinois there are two kinds of damages you will collect compensation for in a personal injury claim: economic and noneconomic. In some rare instances you may be able to recover punitive damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are the financial loss you suffered from your injuries. Depending on the gravity of your injury, these may be easy to determine. If your injury has long-term or a lifelong effect on your life, this compensation will be higher. These include:

  • Property damage, for example damage to your car
  • Medical bills, such as:
    • Emergency room visits
    • Doctors appointments
    • Physical therapy
    • Medications
    • Special equipment such as wheelchairs, vehicle modifications or home modifications, if necessary
    • In-Home care
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning ability if your injury no longer permits you to work

In instances of serious injuries that require special assistive devices or do not permit you to work, the Chicago-based Illinois accident attorney of Burger Law will work alongside our team of medical and economic experts to calculate replacement costs or how much you would have made if you were still able to work, including adjusting for inflation.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages compensate you for the more intangible repercussions your injuries have had on your life. They generally account for your ability to live the life you want after your accident. 735 ILCS 5/2-1115.2 defines noneconomic damages, including but not limited to, as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of society

Only you know the full impact an injury has had on your life, but at Burger Law, our Chicago and Illinois accident attorney team fights by your side to make sure you secure a great financial recovery. We know how to get a jury to understand the full impact your injury has had.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are intended to punish a reckless person for especially dangerous behavior and deter future appalling behavior. For instance, when we sue drunk drivers, we seek punitive damages so they think twice before driving drunk again. In the state of Illinois, 735 ILCS 5/2-1115.05 stipulates that in order to win punitive damages your accident attorney:

must show by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant's conduct was with evil motive or with a reckless and outrageous indifference to a highly unreasonable risk of harm and with a conscious indifference to the rights and safety of others.

While these cases may be uncommon, we have seen them before and fight to make certain that dangerous people who cause other Chicago and Illinois individuals injuries know precisely how reckless their behavior was. The state of Illinois places no damage caps on personal injury cases. However, 735 ILCS 5/2-1115.05 specifies that punitive damages cannot be greater than three times the amount of economic damages.

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If you have been injured in an incident where someone else is to blame, trust in Burger Law's devoted, accomplished and aggressive Chicago and Illinois accident attorney team to deliver you justice and maximum compensation. You do not have to experience this alone. Our clients matter to us and we have the resources and abilities to get them great results. The financial and emotional effects of your injuries should not be yours to carry. Let Burger Law's Illinois accident attorney team in Chicago hold the to-blame parties responsible. Call us right away at 312-500-HURT or fill out our online form to start on your road to recovery.