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Accident Lawyer in Beach Park, IL

Accident Lawyer in Beach Park, IL. After being hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Beach Park, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can protect and fight for you. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - 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. Whether or not the other person meant to hurt you, when someone's behavior injures you, you should not 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 Beach Park, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you through a great settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. With your future on the line, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand a significant settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Beach Park, IL accident lawyers right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Beach Park, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always contact a Beach Park, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, you will be fortunate enough to receive a legitimate settlement offer from the insurance company on your own. More commonly, the insurance company uses tricks in an attemtp to coherce or intimidate you into settling your case for a negligible dollar amount or abandoning your claim altogether. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Beach Park-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Beach Park, 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 Beach Park, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Beach Park, 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 Beach Park, IL immediately. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists 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 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
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a semi truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be at fault, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

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 Beach Park, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply do not have time 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 accomplished Beach Park, 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 take on your case 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 Beach Park, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Beach Park, IL goes all in on your case and does not stop until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to design a strong case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Beach Park, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • Acquire medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • 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

How Do I Prove 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 Beach Park, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Beach Park, IL will prove the four necessary elements in your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: There was a relationship between you and the defendant such that 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, it is the owner or person in control of the property's duty to post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty of Care: Next your lawyer must prove that the defendant was negligent in 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 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 de-ice the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This is where we connect the dots. Your injury lawyer must attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a claim, minus your share of the fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. Conversely, this means that you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. If the other driver in a car accident 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 prove that you experienced damages, or losses, as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you likely have faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete costs like treatment costs and loss of income as well as abstract costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Beach Park today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Beach Park, IL, we never stop fighting until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Beach Park, 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 Beach Park, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Beach Park, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though the majority of Beach Park, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Beach Park, 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 are owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Beach Park, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not be satisfied until you get your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Beach Park, IL Accident

The ultimate charge of your Beach Park, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again by getting you a great settlement that restores you from 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.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to receive full payment for your damages after you are forced to suffer damages because of another person's negligence. While you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Beach Park, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Beach Park, IL and elsewhere in the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Beach Park, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for 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 Beach Park, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and taking an active role in your recovery. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to accurately assessing your damages, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament disability, and what it will take for you to reach 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 that of hiring an accident lawyer in Beach Park, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Beach Park, IL accident lawyer to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a great settlement for you. You need an accident lawyer in Beach Park, 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 learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a skilled Beach Park, 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 role is collaborating with your lawyer and following their counsel. To get your complete recovery, your Beach Park, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the other driver was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Beach Park, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the recovery you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will not stop working for you until they get you full compensation using whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be resolved fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some must 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 is equipped to fight for you and demand justice for you and your family in an Illinois civil court 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 receive medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Beach Park, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from a reliable Beach Park, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours and make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Beach Park, 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 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 Beach Park, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, there is no time to waste. You have limited 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 accomplished Beach Park, 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 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 Beach Park, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Beach Park, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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