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Accident Lawyer in Buffalo Grove, IL

Accident Lawyer in Buffalo Grove, IL. After being hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Buffalo Grove, IL with Burger Law about how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident is an unexpected shock 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. Whether or not the other person hurt you purposely or not, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an experienced Buffalo Grove, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you through a great settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until you get justice.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your future on the line, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to demand a significant settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. Do not put it off. Call an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Buffalo Grove, IL right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Buffalo Grove, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Buffalo Grove, 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 pulls underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Buffalo Grove-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Buffalo Grove, 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 Buffalo Grove, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Buffalo Grove, 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 Buffalo Grove, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of days after the accident
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to perform your normal job
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • 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, improper traffic signs or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • 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 Buffalo Grove, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy 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 Buffalo Grove, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden, leaving you to carry on your daily 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. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Buffalo Grove, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Buffalo Grove, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to shape an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Buffalo Grove, 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 aspect 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
  • 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
  • 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 in order to make a financial 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 Buffalo Grove, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Buffalo Grove, IL 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. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled as all motorists by default are expected 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 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: Next your lawyer must show that the defendant was negligent in 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 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 must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, anyone can make a recovery in an injury claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, 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 party in your car accident is 80% responsible 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 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 likely have suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible expenses like medical costs and lost wages as well as intangible losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was neglected their duty to act safely, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Buffalo Grove today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Buffalo Grove, IL, we never stop fighting until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Buffalo Grove, 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 Buffalo Grove, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of Buffalo Grove, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law Buffalo Grove-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 should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Buffalo Grove, IL is well-versed in personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not be satisfied 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 preeminent mission of your Buffalo Grove, 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 superb 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 deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of another person's irresponsible actions. While Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Sadly, many accident victims in Buffalo Grove, 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 get a great accident settlement in Buffalo Grove, 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 the value of your accident injury case through our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery after you have been in a Buffalo Grove, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to accurately assessing the extent of 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 when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an accident victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Buffalo Grove, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Buffalo Grove, 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. You need an accident lawyer in Buffalo Grove, 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 talented Buffalo Grove, 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 role is collaborating with your lawyer and following their advice. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Buffalo Grove, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the defendant behaved negligently and that their negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting a great settlement ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Buffalo Grove, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will not stop working for you until they get you complete payment through whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters are settled fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others are 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 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 attention and contact an accident lawyer in Buffalo Grove, IL as soon as possible. Choose a lawyer from a respected Buffalo Grove, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Buffalo Grove, 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 decide 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 Buffalo Grove, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, time is of the essence. You only have a limited amount of time to attempt to make 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 negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and accomplished Buffalo Grove, IL accident lawyers tenatiously represent you every step of the way. Do not take the fight on alone. You deserve the great recovery you can only get with the help of a dedicated and diligent Burger Law accident lawyer. If you have been injured in a Buffalo Grove, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Buffalo Grove, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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