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Accident Lawyer in Canton, IL

Accident Lawyer in Canton, IL. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Canton, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An unintentional accident 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 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 Canton, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you by getting the best possible settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until you are paid.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your future in question, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to demand the highest available settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Canton, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Canton, IL

If you were injured in an accident, it is wise to speak to a Canton, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Canton, IL will offer you a fair settlement. But far too often the insurance company pulls tricks in an attemtp to coherce or intimidate you into settling your case for a negligible dollar amount or abandoning your claim altogether. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Canton-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Canton, 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 maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Canton, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Canton, 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 Canton, IL right away. 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 prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • 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
  • 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
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be liable, such as road repair issues, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

In any 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 Canton, IL as soon as possible. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an accomplished Canton, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden, leaving you to carry on your daily life. Burger Law will not agree to work as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Canton, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Canton, IL goes all in on your case and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to construct a strong 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 Canton, 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
  • 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

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 civil law. Before taking on your case, your Canton, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to build your case and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Canton, 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. This is implied in auto accident claims, 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. Negligence: Your lawyer then must 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 come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to speed 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 connects the dots. Your injury lawyer must attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a recovery in an injury 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 their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other party in a car accident 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, because of the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete expenses like medical costs and loss of income as well as intangible losses like mental pain and anguish 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 Canton today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Canton, IL, we never stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Canton, 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 Canton, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Canton, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Canton, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Canton-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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Canton, IL is well-versed in personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The preeminent responsibility of your Canton, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. This means making you whole again through a great 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 for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you have the right to receive full compensation for your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by another person's negligence. Keep in mind that though 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. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Canton, IL and elsewhere in the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Canton, 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 how much your accident injury claim is worth by using our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based Canton, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Receive the necessary medical attention. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. That means getting prompt 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 treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to understanding the extent of your damages, any potential for lasting 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. Perhaps your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is that of hiring an accident lawyer in Canton, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Canton, 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 Canton, 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 understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a skilled Canton, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your most important responisbility is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their advice. To secure your complete recovery, your Canton, 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 liable party was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving the settlement you deserve all comes down to your lawyer's negotiation skills. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Canton, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the compensation you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you complete payment through 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 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 Canton, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from an accomplished Canton, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Canton, IL accident lawyers answer all your questions 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 Canton, 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 second counts. The sooner you find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the better they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished accident lawyers in Canton, 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 Canton, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Canton, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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