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Accident Lawyer in Anchor, IL

Accident Lawyer in Anchor, IL. After being hurt in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Anchor, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shock that changes your life forever. 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 you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you should not pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Anchor, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you by getting a great settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until you get justice.

Begin your journey toward full compensation right away. With your future on the line, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to demand a significant settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. Do not put it off. Call one of Burger Law's Anchor, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Anchor, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Anchor, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, you will be fortunate enough to receive a legitimate settlement offer from the insurance company without legal help. More often an insurance company pulls tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Anchor, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Anchor, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to secure you the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Anchor, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a reasonable settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Anchor, 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 Anchor, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you are injured and require medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to go to work
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • the accident was caused by an illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • you do not know who the responsible party is, such as in a hit-and-run scenario
  • there are multiple parties or multiple arguments about the events of the accident, making liability complicated
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a tractor trailer or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be responsible, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • 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 Anchor, IL with Burger Law right away. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an experienced Anchor, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not agree to work as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Anchor, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Anchor, IL goes all in on your case and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to construct a strong case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Anchor, 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
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • Track and file official documents such as police reports and medical bills
  • Determine and prove negligence
  • Value your claim and negotiate a full recovery with the help of medical and economic experts
  • Offer sound, thoughtful and empathetic legal counsel
  • 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 to legally demand a recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Anchor, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

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

  1. Duty of Care: We must establish that there was a relationship through which the defendant owed you a duty of care. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled as all motorists by default are required to act in a way that prevents putting others in harm's way. In a slip and fall case, it is the owner or person in control of the property's duty 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. Negligence: Next your lawyer must 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 yield the right of way or choosing to behave recklessly are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In a slip and fall accident, 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 show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a claim and recover damages, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. Conversely, this means that 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. For example, if the other party in a car accident is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced damages, or losses, as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, including concrete expenses like medical costs and loss of income as well as intangible losses like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call the Anchor area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Anchor, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Anchor, 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 Anchor, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Anchor, IL

Truck accidents also present higher risk for those on the Anchor, 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 Anchor, 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 Anchor-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 Anchor 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 Anchor, 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 Anchor, IL or Illinois governmental entity. For example, if your child was hurt in a school bus accident, your Illinois accident lawyer in Anchor 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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Accident Lawyers Who Win

Our Anchor, IL accident lawyers have brought hundreds of accident victims in Anchor 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 Anchor, IL area, including:

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While traffic accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Anchor, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Anchor, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced in every personal injury and liability claim you can imagine.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured due to another person's negligent behaivor you should receive compensation for your damages. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Anchor, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call our lawyers now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The ultimate charge of your Anchor, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. This means making you whole again by getting you a superb settlement that compensates you for all the ways in which the accident has cost you. If it were not for the other driver's negligence you would not have suffered theses losses 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.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to receive full compensation for your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by another person's poor behavior. Keep in mind that though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Anchor, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Anchor, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case through our personal injury calculator.

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

  • Receive medical care. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and participating in your treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries 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 your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is finding an accident lawyer in Anchor, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Anchor, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Find an accident lawyer in Anchor, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 you have a dedicated Anchor, IL accident lawyer like one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and receiving their advice. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Anchor, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the liable party was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Anchor, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the recovery 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 not stop working for you until they get you full compensation through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters are settled relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are resolved in mediation, and some go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to get medical attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Anchor, IL right away. Work with a lawyer from a reputable Anchor, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you hire anyone. Burger Law's Anchor, IL accident lawyers answer all your questions for free and will sit down with you to understand the details of your case — and determine whether your case warrants pursuit and a lawyer would add value to your claim — before you decide to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, 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 find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the better they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and experienced Anchor, IL accident lawyers tenatiously represent you every step of the way. You do not have to shoulder the burden of an injury claim alone. You deserve the quailty legal representation of a Burger Law accident lawyer that is necessary to get a complete recovery. If you have been injured in a Anchor, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a Anchor, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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