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Accident Lawyer in Braidwood, IL

Accident Lawyer in Braidwood, IL. If you were hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Braidwood, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An unintentional accident is a shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. 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. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you do not deserve to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you injured in an accident, an exceptional Braidwood, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you through a great settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until you get justice.

Begin your journey toward full compensation right away. With your life at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to get you a significant settlement and reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Braidwood, 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 Braidwood, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Braidwood, 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 without legal help. More commonly, an insurance company pulls tricks in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Braidwood, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Braidwood, IL attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to secure you the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Braidwood, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Braidwood, 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 Braidwood, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of days after the accident
  • you are injured and require medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • you or anyone else suffered serious injuries or death
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated 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
  • there are multiple parties or multiple arguments about the events of the accident, making liability complicated
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, 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 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, 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 Braidwood, 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 handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an adept Braidwood, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate and allow you to focus on what matters most to you day to day. 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 Braidwood, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Braidwood, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to shape an inrefutable case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Braidwood, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will 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
  • 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 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 civil law. Before taking on your case, your Braidwood, 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 negotiate an excellent settlement.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Braidwood, IL 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. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled 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, 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. Negligence: Next your lawyer needs to be able to show 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 behave recklessly 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 is where we connect the dots. Your injury lawyer has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a claim, minus your share of the fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. Conversely, this means that if the other driver was mostly at fault for the accident, you can still make a recovery even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. For example, if the other driver in a car wreck is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement for 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered damages, or losses, due to the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you likely have faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, including concrete costs like treatment bills and lost wages as well as intangible 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, speak to the Braidwood area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Braidwood, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Braidwood, 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 Braidwood, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Braidwood, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though the majority of Braidwood, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Braidwood, 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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you should receive compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Braidwood, IL is well-versed in personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds 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 ultimate job of your Braidwood, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again by getting you a superb settlement that restores you from 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 hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else's irresponsible actions. While Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Sadly, many accident victims in Braidwood, 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 Braidwood, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? A great settlement is one that restores you and completely covers your damages, 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 get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Braidwood, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. 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 taking an active role in your care. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding the extent of 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 one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is choosing an accident lawyer in Braidwood, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Braidwood, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Find an accident lawyer in Braidwood, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a talented Braidwood, 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 biggest charge is collaborating with your lawyer and following their counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Braidwood, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing 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 case, receiving the full compensation you deserve all comes down to 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 Braidwood, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation 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 means necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are settled fairly 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 decades of experience, 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.

As the victim in an accident, your two most important responsibilitiies are to get medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Braidwood, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from a respected Braidwood, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Braidwood, 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 Braidwood, 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 have limited time to file for a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every second counts. The sooner you find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the better they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished accident lawyers in Braidwood, IL 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 quailty legal representation of a Burger Law accident lawyer that is necessary to get a complete recovery. If you have been injured in a Braidwood, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Braidwood, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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