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Accident Lawyer in Boone County, IL

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

By nature unintentional, an accident is an unexpected 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 someone's behavior injures you, you should not pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you injured in an accident, an exceptional Boone County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again through the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until you get justice.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. With your life up in the air, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Boone County, IL right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Boone County, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Boone County, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Boone County, IL will offer you a fair settlement. But far too often the insurance company pulls underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Boone County-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Boone County, 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 Boone County, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Boone County, 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 Boone County, IL immediately. 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
  • you or anyone else suffered serious 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 tractor trailer or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be liable, such as road repair issues, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible 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, 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 Boone County, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time or are just not interested in the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Boone County, 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 until we determine the potential value we can add to your case. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Boone County, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Boone County, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We leverage 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. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Boone County, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will get started on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail 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, personal and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to make them pay
  • Take the case to trial when necessary

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but to legally demand a recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Boone County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and negotiate an excellent settlement.

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

  1. Duty of Care: 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 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 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. Breach of Duty of Care: Your lawyer then must prove that the defendant was negligent and breached 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 speed are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In a slip and fall accident, 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 attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a claim, minus your share of the fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the 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 driver in a car wreck is 80% responsible 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 demonstrate that you experienced lossses known as damages as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, from concrete expenses like medical bills and lost wages as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Boone County today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Boone County, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Boone County, 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 Boone County, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Boone County, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While the majority of Boone County, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Boone County, 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 deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Boone County, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call our office today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The main mission of your Boone County, 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 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 is certainly not right that you should have to pay the price of the liable party's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you have the right to be compensated for the total of your damages after you are forced to suffer damages because of someone else's irresponsible actions. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Boone County, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Sadly, many accident victims in Boone County, 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 get a great accident settlement in Boone County, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is one that restores you and makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case by using our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based Boone County, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Get the necessary medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, it is important to get all the medical care you need. Focus on getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and participating in your care. Your medical treatment is critical 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. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is choosing the right accident lawyer in Boone County, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Boone County, 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. Select an accident lawyer in Boone County, IL that you are confident in 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 you have a talented Boone County, IL accident lawyer such as an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and following their advice. To secure your complete recovery, your Boone County, 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 was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a great settlement all comes down to 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 Boone County, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment 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 do whatever it takes to get you full compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others may be 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 care and contact an accident lawyer in Boone County, IL right away. Work with a lawyer from a reliable Boone County, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements 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. Burger Law's Boone County, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case 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 decide to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Boone County, 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 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 better they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and experienced accident lawyers in Boone County, 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 Boone County, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Boone County, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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