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Accident Lawyer in Bloomington, IL

Accident Lawyer in Bloomington, IL. After being injured in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Bloomington, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call Burger Law 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, Illinois law allows you to make a claim to hold the person accountable and to be compensated for your damages. Whether or not the other person intended to harm you, when someone's behavior injures you, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an exceptional Bloomington, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again through compensation that covers your full damages. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your life at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and guidance to get you a significant settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Bloomington, IL as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Bloomington, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always contact a Bloomington, 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. But far too often an insurance company pulls underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Bloomington, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Bloomington, IL attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Bloomington, IL?

While 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. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Bloomington, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights every step of the way. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Bloomington, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that extends beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • your injuries call for medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • the accident was caused by an 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
  • 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 big rig or bus, 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
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

In any 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 speak with an injury lawyer in Bloomington, IL right away. Maybe you simply do not have time or are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an adept Bloomington, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden, leaving you to carry on your daily life. 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 Bloomington, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Bloomington, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to build an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Bloomington, 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, 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 in order to make a financial recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your Bloomington, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Bloomington, 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 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 owe each other a duty to drive with reasonable 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. Negligence: 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 come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to drive and text 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 connects the dots. Your injury lawyer must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you can make a claim and recover damages, minus your share of the fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, if the other driver was mostly at fault for the accident, you can still make a recovery even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other party in your car wreck is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages as a result of the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like medical costs and lost wages as well as intangible losses like pain and suffering and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was neglected their duty to act safely, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Bloomington today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Bloomington, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Bloomington, 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 Bloomington, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Bloomington, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though traffic accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Bloomington, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Bloomington-based Illinois 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 deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Bloomington, IL is well-versed in injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will not rest until you receive 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 job of your Bloomington, 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 is certainly not right that you should have to pay for another person'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 have the right to be compensated for the total of your damages after suffering injuries in an accident because of someone else's poor behavior. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Bloomington, IL, deserve 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 Bloomington, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Bloomington, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out 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 Bloomington, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Receive the necessary medical attention. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, it is important to get complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is vital to understanding your damages, 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 accident victim is that of hiring an accident lawyer in Bloomington, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Bloomington, 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. Find an accident lawyer in Bloomington, 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 understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a talented Bloomington, 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 biggest charge is collaborating with your lawyer and being receptive to their advice. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Bloomington, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the liable party failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Bloomington, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the compensation you receive for your accident depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands complete payment through whatever means necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be 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 years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, your Burger Law accident lawyer is equipped to fight for you and 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 receive medical attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Bloomington, IL as soon as possible. Choose a lawyer from a respected Bloomington, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Bloomington, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case for free and will meet 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 choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with an Experienced Bloomington, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, time is of the essence. You have limited time to file for a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every second 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 eloquent and accomplished Bloomington, IL accident lawyers tenatiously represent you 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 Bloomington, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Bloomington, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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