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Accident Lawyer in Chicago, IL

Accident Lawyer in Chicago, IL. If you were injured because of somebody else's negligence, you have a personal injury claim. Call the Chicago-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law now at 312-500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that accidents and preventable 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 broke the rules and disregarded your safety, trust in Burger Law's accident lawyer team to take up your case and demand maximum compensation. We have an amazing team of dedicated, accomplished and knowledgeable attorneys and paralegals who work tirelessly on your case and keep you informed throughout the entire 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 lawyer team immediately 312-500-HURT or contact us online.

If you were injured because of somebody else's negligence, 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 Lawyer?

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When Should I Contact a Chicago, IL Accident Lawyer?

If you were injured in an accident, you should always contact a Chicago and Illinois accident lawyer right away. Talking to us is free, so there is no harm in asking us to evaluate your case. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, a Chicago or Illinois insurance company will offer you a fair settlement. But far too often an insurance company uses tricks to try and deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Chicago-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to secure you the best compensation possible.

When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • Acquire official documents such as police reports and medical bills
  • Determine and prove negligence
  • Work with medical and economic experts to properly value the amount of compensation you are owed
  • Offer sound, personal and empathetic legal advice
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Take the case to trial when necessary

If you have been injured in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, call the Chicago-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today.

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents | Chicago, IL Accident Lawyer

The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that over half of personal injury cases were motor vehicle claims. The Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/) stipulates that "every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care" to others on the Chicago and Illinois roadways. If you are injured because of a driver's negligent or reckless actions, you are owed damages. Every Burger Law Chicago-based Illinois accident lawyer has seen every type of auto accident and knows how to get you a full financial recovery. Below are the most common types of claims our accident lawyer team in Chicago and Illinois sees.

Car Accident Lawyer in Chicago, IL

Crashes between passenger vehicles - such as cars, minivans, pick-up trucks and SUVs - are by far the most common type of motor vehicle accident. In 2019, passenger vehicle occupants accounted for 62 percent of all deaths in fatal crashes.

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

Whatever the specific circumstances and causes of your car accident injuries, we know how car accident claims work. Our accident lawyer team in Chicago and Illinois reviews every piece of evidence, including witness testimony, surveillance footage and photographs from the accident scene. Once we determine who is liable for your injuries, we will aggressively and tenaciously work to get you justice and make sure they are held accountable.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Chicago, IL

Motorcycle drivers are at an especially high-risk for injury in an accident due to motorcycles' lack of stability and protection. Despite only accounting for 0.6 percent of miles driven by all vehicles, they accounted for 14% of all fatalities and 3% of injuries in motor vehicle crashes. While certain safety measures like wearing a helmet can substantially reduce the risk of injury or death, you cannot help it when other Chicago and Illinois drivers break the rules. If a reckless or negligent driver caused you injury, call the Illinois and Chicago accident lawyer team of Burger Law today. We have seen firsthand the devastation that a motorcycle accident can have on Chicago and Illinois individuals and families, and know exactly how to get you maximum compensation for all of your damages.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Chicago, IL

Truck accidents also present higher risk for those on the Chicago and Illinois roads. Trucks weigh 20-30 pounds heavier than passenger vehicles and can take 20-40 percent longer to stop. That means they exert a much higher 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 fit to drive. They are often part of multi-vehicle accidents which can make investigating them complicated. Your Chicago-based Illinois accident lawyer may find that several parties are liable, including:

  • The truck driver or another driver for driver error, such as distracted driving or not accounting for weather conditions.
  • The trucking company for not properly maintaining the truck, not performing inspections, negligent hiring practices or forcing their drivers to drive longer than the hours of service regulations allow.
  • The manufacturer for not safely designing the truck or not recalling a defective part.
  • The shipping company for improperly loading cargo.

Whatever the cause of your truck accident, you can be sure Burger Law's Illinois accident lawyer team in Chicago has seen it before. We will make sure each and every liable party takes responsibility for all of your damages to secure you a full financial recovery.

Bus Accident Lawyer in Chicago, IL

While rare, bus accidents are similar to truck accidents in that they can cause a lot of damage and there are special rules that go with driving them. Like truck accidents, you can sue the driver of the bus, the bus company, the manufacturer or, in some cases a Chicago or Illinois governmental entity. For example, if your child was hurt in a school bus accident, your Illinois accident lawyer in Chicago may be able to help you make a claim against 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 Accidents?

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What Are Other Common Accidents in Chicago, IL?

While motor vehicle accidents make up a large portion of personal injury accidents, they are far from the only way that someone else's negligence or recklessness can cause you injury. At Burger Law, our accident law firm has helped Chicago and Illinois residents receive a full financial recovery for a wide variety of injury claims. In addition to auto wrecks, every Burger Law accident lawyer also has expertise in:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Falling makes up almost a third of all preventable injuries in the United States. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for 8 million emergency room visits per year, and about 12 percent of those visits are due to slip and falls. Property owners and managers have a responsibility to keep you safe while you are on their premises. When they neglect that duty, your Chicago-based Illinois accident lawyer will hold them accountable.

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

  • Construction Accidents
  • Nearly half of the most dangerous jobs in the United States are in construction. Many of these injuries can be best resolved with a workers compensation claim, and some are due to third party liability. If you have been injured in a construction accident, call Burger Law's Illinois accident lawyer team based in Chicago today to find out how best to proceed.

  • Medical Malpractice
  • While not every medical error or accident amounts to 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 most vulnerable, when they break that trust and break the rules, your Chicago accident lawyer team at Burger Law will make them pay.

What Is My Accident Claim Worth?

What Is My Accident Claim Worth in Chicago, Illinois?

The amount of money you receive in a personal injury claim is based on several factors: the severity of your injuries, the economic and emotional impact they have had on you, whether you were partially at fault for the accident and the skill and experience of your Chicago or Illinois accident lawyer.

At Burger Law, we have experience and expertise with every type 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 can receive. But make no mistake, regardless of the severity of your injuries, the Chicago-based Illinois accident lawyer team at Burger Law fights by your side tenaciously and relentlessly until you win every penny you are owed. Use our personal injury calculator to see how much your claim may be worth.

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover?

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

In general, in Illinois there are two types of damages you will receive compensation for in a personal injury case: economic and noneconomic. In some special cases you might be able to receive punitive damages.

Economic Damages

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

  • Property damage, such as 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 potential if your injury no longer permits you to work

In the case of severe injuries that require special medical equipment or do not allow you to work, the Chicago-based Illinois accident lawyer of Burger Law will work with our team of medical and economic experts to determine replacement costs or how much you would have made if you kept working, including adjusting for inflation.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages refer to the more intangible impact your injuries have had on your life. They generally account for your ability to enjoy life 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 lawyer team fight by your side to ensure you receive the full financial recovery you deserve. We know how to get a jury to understand your injury from your perspective.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are meant to punish a defendant for incredibly dangerous actions and deter future reckless behavior. For example, when we sue drunk drivers, seek punitive damages so they think twice before getting behind the wheel intoxicated again. In the state of Illinois, 735 ILCS 5/2-1115.05 stipulates that in order to win punitive damages your accident lawyer:

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 rare, we have seen them before and fight to make sure that reckless people who cause other Chicago and Illinois residents injuries know exactly how dangerous their actions were. The state of Illinois places no damage caps on personal injury claims. 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 accident that was not your fault, trust in Burger Law's dedicated, experienced and tenacious Chicago and Illinois accident lawyer team to bring you justice and maximum compensation. You do not have to go through this process alone. Our clients matter to us and we have the resources and skills to get them great results. The financial and emotional burden of your injuries should not be yours to bear. Let Burger Law's Illinois accident lawyer team in Chicago hold the negligent parties responsible. Call us now at 312-500-HURT or fill out our online form to start on your road to recovery.