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Accident Lawyer in Byron, IL

Accident Lawyer in Byron, 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 Byron, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is an unexpected shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. If you are injured because someone was negligent and caused an accident, 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 should not be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an exceptional Byron, 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 get justice.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. With your future on the line, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand the highest available settlement and reduce 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 Byron, IL accident lawyers right away. See 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 Byron, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always contact a Byron, 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. More commonly, the insurance company pulls tricks in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Byron-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Byron, IL team of attorneys and paralegals 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 Byron, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Byron, 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 Byron, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you are injured and require 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 involved illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated 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
  • 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 at fault, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs 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, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Byron, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an adept Byron, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you, 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. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Byron, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Byron, 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 on your behalf to construct an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Byron, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Track and file 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 advice
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to make them pay
  • Take the case to trial 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 Byron, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Byron, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four necessary elements in 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, the owner of the property has a duty of care to legal visitors 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 prove that the defendant voilated their duty of care to you. Negligence — both by way of omission and action — comes in many forms. Failing to come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to behave recklessly are examples of auto accident negligence. 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 show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, anyone can make a claim, minus your share of the fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. Conversely, this means that if the other driver was mostly at fault for the accident, you can still make a recovery even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. If the other party in a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment for 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered 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 faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like medical bills and loss of income as well as intangible losses like pain and suffering and disability.

If you have been injured in an accident because someone else was neglected their duty to act safely, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Byron today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Byron, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Byron, 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 Byron, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Byron, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though auto accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Byron, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Byron-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 owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Byron, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call our lawyers now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The preeminent job of your Byron, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive 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 the ways in which the accident has cost you. 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 receive full compensation for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged caused by another person's irresponsible actions. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Byron, IL, deserve 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 Byron, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Byron, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for how much your accident injury claim is worth through our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Byron, 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 the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and participating in your care. 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 when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is finding an accident lawyer in Byron, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Byron, IL area to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Find an accident lawyer in Byron, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your homework before hiring an accident lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a skilled Byron, IL accident lawyer such as one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your most important responisbility is collaborating with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To get your complete recovery, your Byron, 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 liable party was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Byron, 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 will not stop working for you until they get you complete payment through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are settled fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others are 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 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 receive medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in Byron, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from an accomplished Byron, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like 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 Byron, IL 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 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 Byron, 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 more effectively they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and accomplished accident lawyers in Byron, IL tenatiously represent you 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 Byron, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Byron, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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