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Accident Lawyer in Abingdon, IL

Accident Lawyer in Abingdon, IL. If you were injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Abingdon, IL can protect and fight for you. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is an unexpected shock that leaves you with permanent consequences. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Whether or not the other person hurt you purposely or not, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to be the one paying with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Abingdon, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you through the best possible settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your future in question, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to get you a significant settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Abingdon, IL accident lawyers right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Abingdon, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always contact a Abingdon, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Abingdon, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often the insurance company uses underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Abingdon, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Abingdon, IL attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to recover the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Abingdon, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate Abingdon, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Abingdon, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you are injured and require medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • you or anyone else suffered serious injuries or death
  • the accident was caused by an illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • the accident was a hit-and-run or you do not know who the liable party is
  • liability is complicated due to multiple parties being involved or providing conflicting accounts
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be liable, such as road repair issues, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

Following your accident, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Abingdon, IL as soon as possible. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an experienced Abingdon, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not take on your case as your injury attorney until we determine the potential value we can add to your case. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Abingdon, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Abingdon, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to construct an inrefutable case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Abingdon, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will begin working on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Track and file medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • Determine and prove negligence
  • Work with medical and economic experts to properly value the amount of compensation you are owed
  • Offer sound, thoughtful and empathetic legal advice
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

What Must I Prove in My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but in order to make a financial recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Abingdon, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Abingdon, IL will prove the four requirements of your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: We must establish that there was a relationship between you and the defendant such that the defendant owed you a duty of care. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled as all motorists owe each other a duty to drive with care to avoid putting others in danger. In a slip and fall case, the owner of the property has a duty of care to legal visitors to post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty: Your lawyer then must prove that the defendant was negligent and breached their duty of care to you. Negligence — both by way of omission and action — comes in many forms. Failing to use a turn signal or choosing to drive drunk are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In the case of a dangerous property, failing to de-ice the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This connects the dots. Your injury lawyer has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a recovery in an injury claim, minus your share of the fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. So in proving causation, you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. If the other driver in your car wreck is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you suffered lossses known as damages as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, from concrete expenses like medical costs and lost wages as well as abstract losses like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, speak to the Abingdon area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Abingdon, IL, we never rest until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

Abingdon, Illinois Auto 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 Abingdon and Illinois roadways. If you are injured because of a driver's negligent or reckless actions, you are owed damages. Every Burger Law Abingdon-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 Abingdon, IL see.

Car Accident Lawyer in Abingdon, 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 lawyers work with in Abingdon, IL are:

Whatever the specific circumstances and causes of your car accident injuries, we know how car accident claims work. Our accident lawyer team inAbingdon, IL 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 Abingdon, 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 Abingdon and Illinois drivers break the rules. If a reckless or negligent driver caused you injury, call the Abingdon, IL accident lawyers of Burger Law today. We have seen firsthand the devastation that a motorcycle accident can have on Abingdon, IL individuals and families, and know exactly how to get you maximum compensation for all of your damages.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Abingdon, IL

Truck accidents also present higher risk for those on the Abingdon, IL 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 Abingdon, IL 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 Abingdon-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 Abingdon 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 Abingdon, 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 Abingdon, IL or Illinois governmental entity. For example, if your child was hurt in a school bus accident, your Illinois accident lawyer in Abingdon 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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Work with a Winning Accident Lawyer

Our Abingdon, IL accident lawyers have brought hundreds of accident victims in Abingdon and across Illinois more than $170 million in compensation for a wide variety of accidents. We have expertise, knowledge and resources to help you get justice in any kind of accident case in the Abingdon, IL area, including:

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Abingdon, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Abingdon, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer has superior qualities, including years of experience and a record of winning, making them an effective attorney for a personal injury claim.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Abingdon, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your complete financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How Do I Get the Best Possible Settlement for My Accident?

The preeminent responsibility of your Abingdon, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again by getting you a great settlement that compensates you for all your losses related to the accident. You did not deserve to be injured and it is certainly not right that you should have to pay for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to receive full compensation for your damages after you are subjected to damages because of someone else's irresponsible actions. Though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Sadly, many accident victims in Abingdon, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Abingdon, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is one that restores you and makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for how much your accident injury claim is worth by using our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based Abingdon, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Receive the necessary medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, it is important to get complete medical care for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding your pain and suffering, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament disability, and what it will take for you to reach your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is choosing an accident lawyer in Abingdon, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Abingdon, IL area to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a great settlement for you. Select an accident lawyer in Abingdon, IL that you are confident in who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a dedicated Abingdon, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from Burger Law, you are no longer in the fight alone; you have an advocate in your fight for a full recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and receiving their advice. To get your complete recovery, your Abingdon, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the defendant was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Abingdon, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the compensation you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are resolved in mediation, and some are not resolved until they go to court and reach a jury trial. With years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, your Burger Law accident lawyer will represent you ferociously in trial if that is what it takes to get you a full recovery.

As the victim in an accident, your two most important responsibilitiies are to get medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in Abingdon, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from a reputable Abingdon, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases like yours and make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you hire anyone. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Abingdon, IL evaluate your case for free and will meet with you to understand the details of your case — and determine whether you have a claim that requires the representation of an accident lawyer — before you choose to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Abingdon, IL Claim with an Experienced Abingdon, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, time is of the essence. You have limited time to file for a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every moment counts. The sooner you find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the better they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and experienced Abingdon, IL accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your recovery every step of the way. You do not have to shoulder the burden of an injury claim alone. You deserve the great recovery you can only get with the help of a dedicated and diligent Burger Law accident lawyer. If you are facing damages following a Abingdon, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Abingdon, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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