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Accident Lawyer in Bucktown, IL

Accident Lawyer in Bucktown, 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 Bucktown, IL can protect and fight for you. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shocking event that changes your life forever. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, 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 should not pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an experienced Bucktown, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again through compensation that covers your full damages. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your future in question, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and guidance to get you a significant settlement and aleviate 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 one of Burger Law's Bucktown, IL accident lawyers right away. See 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 Bucktown, IL

If you were injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Bucktown, 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. More commonly, the insurance company uses underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Bucktown-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Bucktown, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Bucktown, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Bucktown, 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 Bucktown, IL immediately. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim 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 go to work
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • the accident involved 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
  • 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 may be responsible, such as roads in poor repair, 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

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 speak with an injury lawyer in Bucktown, IL as soon as possible. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an experienced Bucktown, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you 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 Bucktown, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Bucktown, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to design 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 Bucktown, 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 aspect of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • Acquire official documents such as police reports and medical bills
  • 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 bad faith insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • 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 you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois personal injury law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Bucktown, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. From there, 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 Bucktown, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four requirements of your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: We must establish that there was a relationship through which 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 care to avoid putting others in danger. 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: Your lawyer then must show that the defendant was negligent in 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 behave recklessly 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 has to show that the accident was caused by the defendant's behavior. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, which means that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, minimized by your amount of 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. For example, if the other party in a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including concrete costs like medical bills 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 negligent and did not care about your safety, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Bucktown today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Bucktown, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Bucktown, 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 Bucktown, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Bucktown, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Bucktown, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law Bucktown-based Illinois 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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are rightfully owed compensation for your damages. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Bucktown, IL is well-versed in injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will not be satisfied until you receive your complete financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Bucktown, IL Accident

The ultimate mission of your Bucktown, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. This means making you whole again by getting you a superb 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.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you have the right to receive full compensation for your damages after you are forced to suffer damages because of another person's poor behavior. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Bucktown, 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 Bucktown, IL and elsewhere in the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Bucktown, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? 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 Bucktown, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Get the necessary medical care. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and participating in your recovery. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to understanding your pain and suffering, 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. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is choosing an accident lawyer in Bucktown, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Bucktown, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Select an accident lawyer in Bucktown, IL that you trust and who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a dedicated Bucktown, IL accident lawyer like 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 most important responisbility is collaborating with your lawyer and following their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Bucktown, IL accident lawyer must be able to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the defendant failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a successful recovery ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Bucktown, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands complete payment through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be 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 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 receive medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Bucktown, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from a respected Bucktown, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Bucktown, IL evaluate your case for free and will sit down 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 a Dedicated Bucktown, 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 have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the more effectively they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and experienced accident lawyers in Bucktown, IL 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 Bucktown, IL accident due to another person's negligence, consult with a Bucktown, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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