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Accident Lawyer in Blue Mound, IL

Accident Lawyer in Blue Mound, IL. If you were hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Blue Mound, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shocking event 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. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are hurt in an accident, you do not deserve to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Blue Mound, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you through the best possible settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. With your future at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and reduce the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face as you await the resolution of your case. Do not put it off. Call one of Burger Law's Blue Mound, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Blue Mound, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Blue Mound, 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 on your own. 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 Blue Mound, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Blue Mound, IL team of attorneys and paralegals 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 Blue Mound, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a reasonable settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Blue Mound, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Blue Mound, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of days after the accident
  • your injuries call for medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to perform your normal job
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • 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
  • 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
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be responsible, 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 riding in a taxi or rideshare ride like an Uber or Lyft

Following your accident, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Blue Mound, IL right away. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an accomplished Blue Mound, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not take on your case as your injury attorney until we determine the potential value we can add to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Blue Mound, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Blue Mound, IL goes all in on your case and does not stop until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to shape an inrefutable case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Blue Mound, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Acquire 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 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 entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but to make the at-fault party pay for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Blue Mound, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work tirelessly 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 Blue Mound, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four requirements of 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 required 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. Negligence: Your lawyer then must prove 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 reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to speed are examples of auto accident negligence. In the case of a dangerous property, failing to de-ice 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 recovery in an injury claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other party 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: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including concrete costs like treatment costs and lost wages 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 Blue Mound today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Blue Mound, IL, we never stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Blue Mound, 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 Blue Mound, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Blue Mound, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though the majority of Blue Mound, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Blue Mound-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 Blue Mound, 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 our lawyers today at (314) 500-HURT.

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How to Get a the Maximum Compensation for your Blue Mound, IL Accident Settlement

The ultimate mission of your Blue Mound, 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 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 for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you have the right to receive full compensation for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged caused by another person's poor behavior. While you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Blue Mound, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Blue Mound, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Blue Mound, 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 how much your accident injury claim is worth by using our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Blue Mound, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. Focus on getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is vital to understanding the extent of 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 injury victim is hiring the right accident lawyer in Blue Mound, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Blue Mound, IL area 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 Blue Mound, IL that you trust and who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. 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 hiring a skilled Blue Mound, IL accident lawyer such as an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your role is working with your lawyer and following their counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Blue Mound, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate 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 negligence led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting a successful recovery ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Blue Mound, IL accident case. In the end, the recovery you receive for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be settled relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, 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 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 care and speak to an accident lawyer in Blue Mound, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from a reputable Blue Mound, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make the decision to hire. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Blue Mound, IL answer all your questions for free and will meet 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. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Blue Mound, IL Claim with an Experienced Blue Mound, 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 find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the more effectively they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished Blue Mound, 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 Blue Mound, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Blue Mound, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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