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Accident Lawyer in Addison, IL

Accident Lawyer in Addison, IL. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Addison, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can protect and fight for you. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are hurt in an accident, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you injured in an accident, an experienced Addison, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to ensure you are made whole again by collecting the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your future up in the air, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand a significant settlement and reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Addison, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Addison, IL

If you were injured in an accident, it is wise to speak to a Addison, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Addison, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often an insurance company pulls tricks in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Addison-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Addison, IL attorneys and paralegals that will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Addison, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Addison, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery every step of the way. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Addison, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that extends more than a couple of 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 while intoxicated or someone driving after losing their license priviledges
  • you do not know who the responsible party is, such as in a hit-and-run scenario
  • 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 could potentially be liable, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • you were riding in a taxi or rideshare ride like an Uber or Lyft

Following your accident, if you are unsure about any aspects of the law, your case or what the insurance company is telling you, it is always best to be safe and talk to an injury lawyer in Addison, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an adept Addison, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you and allow you to focus on what matters most to you day to day. Burger Law will not agree to work as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Addison, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Addison, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to build an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Addison, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. 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, personal 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 you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Addison, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

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

  1. Duty of Care: There was a relationship through which the defendant owed you a duty of care. This is implied in auto accident claims, as all motorists by default are expected to act in a way that prevents putting others in harm's way. In a slip and fall case, the owner of the property has a duty of care to legal visitors to be aware of safety hazards within a reasonable amount of time, and either provide warning or address/remove the danger to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty of Care: Next your lawyer needs to be able to show 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 speed are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In the case of a dangerous property, failing to rope off or cover a hole in the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This is where we connect the dots. Your injury lawyer has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, anyone can make a recovery in an injury claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. So in proving causation, if the other driver was mostly at fault for the accident, you can still make a recovery even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. If the other driver in your car wreck is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced lossses known as damages because of the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you likely have faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible expenses like medical costs and loss of income as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Addison today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Addison, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Addison, 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 Addison, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Addison, IL

Truck accidents also present higher risk for those on the Addison, 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 Addison, 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 Addison-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 Addison 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 Addison, 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 Addison, IL or Illinois governmental entity. For example, if your child was hurt in a school bus accident, your Illinois accident lawyer in Addison 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 Addison, IL accident lawyers have brought hundreds of accident victims in Addison 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 Addison, IL area, including:

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though the majority of Addison, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law Addison-based Illinois accident lawyer has superior qualities, including years of experience and a record of winning, making them an effective attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured due to another person's negligent behaivor you deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Addison, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not rest until you get your rightful financial recovery. Call our office today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The ultimate mission of your Addison, 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 through a superb settlement that compensates you for all your losses related to the accident. You did not deserve to be injured and it should not be up to you to pay the price of the liable party's mistakes with your hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to receive full compensation for your damages after suffering injuries in an accident because of another person's negligence. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Addison, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Sadly, many accident victims in Addison, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Addison, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is one that restores you and completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out how much your accident injury claim is worth through our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again for your negligence-based Addison, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, it is important to get the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and participating in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding the extent of your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting disability, and the cost of getting you to your maximum medical recovery after being injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is finding an accident lawyer in Addison, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Addison, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Select an accident lawyer in Addison, IL that you are confident in who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your homework before hiring an accident lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a dedicated Addison, IL accident lawyer such as 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 role is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Addison, IL accident lawyer must be able to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the defendant behaved negligently and this negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting a successful recovery all comes down to success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Addison, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the recovery you receive in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters are settled fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others are resolved in mediation, and some are not resolved until they go to court and reach a jury trial. With decades of experience, 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 attention and contact an accident lawyer in Addison, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from an accomplished Addison, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Addison, IL answer all your questions for free and will sit down 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 Addison, IL Claim with an Experienced Addison, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, there is no time to waste. You only have a limited amount of time to file for a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every moment counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the better they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and experienced Addison, 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 Addison, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Addison, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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