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Accident Lawyer in Aurora, IL

Accident Lawyer in Aurora, IL. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Aurora, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shock that changes your life forever. If you are injured because someone was negligent and caused an accident, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Whether or not the other person intended to harm you, when you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you do not deserve to be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Aurora, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will ensure you are made whole again through a great settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your future at risk, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and guidance to get you a significant settlement and aleviate the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face as you await the resolution of your case. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Aurora, IL as soon as possible. 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 Aurora, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always contact a Aurora, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Aurora, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often an insurance company uses underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Aurora-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Aurora, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Aurora, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Aurora, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights throughout the claim process. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Aurora, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists more than a couple of days after the accident
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to perform your normal job
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated or someone driving after losing their license priviledges
  • 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 at fault, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs 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

In any accident, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and talk to an injury lawyer in Aurora, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an experienced Aurora, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate, leaving you to carry on your daily life. Burger Law will not take on your case 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 Aurora, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Aurora, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to design an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Aurora, 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 immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Track and file 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 make them pay
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

What Must I Prove in My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but in order to make a financial 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 Aurora, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Aurora, IL will prove the four necessary elements in 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 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Negligence: Next your lawyer needs to be able to prove that the defendant voilated their duty of care to you. There are many examples of negligence, which can take the form of both actions and failures to act. Failing to reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to drive and text 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' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you 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 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 accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced damages, or losses, because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you likely have faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, including concrete expenses like treatment 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, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Aurora today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Aurora, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Aurora, 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 Aurora, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Aurora, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Aurora, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Aurora, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced in every personal injury and liability claim you can imagine.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured due to another person's negligent behaivor you should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Aurora, IL is well-versed in injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The ultimate mission of your Aurora, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again through a superb settlement that compensates you for all the ways in which the accident has cost you. 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 recover your damages after you are subjected to damages because of another person's irresponsible actions. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Aurora, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Aurora, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in Aurora, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? 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 get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Aurora, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Receive medical attention. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, it is important to get the right medical treatment 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 taking an active role in your care. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing your damages, any potential for lasting disability, and the cost of getting you to your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is choosing an accident lawyer in Aurora, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Aurora, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Select an accident lawyer in Aurora, IL that you are confident in who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. Do your homework before hiring an accident lawyer, including learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a talented Aurora, IL accident lawyer such as one of the lawyers of Burger Law, you are no longer in the fight alone; you have an advocate in your fight for a full recovery. Your most important responisbility is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their counsel. To secure your complete recovery, your Aurora, 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 other driver failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Aurora, IL accident case. In the end, the recovery you receive in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you complete payment through whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be resolved 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 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.

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 Aurora, IL as soon as possible. Work with a lawyer from a respected Aurora, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases like yours. Make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Aurora, 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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Get the Recovery You Deserve with an Experienced Aurora, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, time is of the essence. You only have a limited amount of time to attempt to make a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every second counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the more effectively they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and experienced accident lawyers in Aurora, IL are prepared to fight for your recovery every step of the way. Do not take the fight on 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 Aurora, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Aurora, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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