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Accident Lawyer in Carol Stream, IL

Accident Lawyer in Carol Stream, IL. If you were hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Carol Stream, IL with Burger Law about how we can fight fiercely to get you justice. 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 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 exceptional Carol Stream, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you by collecting a great settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Begin your journey toward full compensation right away. With your life at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Carol Stream, IL accident lawyers right away. Visit 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 Carol Stream, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Carol Stream, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Carol Stream, IL will offer you a fair settlement. But far too often the insurance company pulls tricks in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Carol Stream-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Carol Stream, IL attorneys and paralegals that 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 Carol Stream, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a fair offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate Carol Stream, 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 Carol Stream, IL immediately. 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
  • your injuries call for medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • you or anyone else suffered serious injuries or death
  • the accident was caused by an 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
  • 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
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • you were riding in a taxi or rideshare ride like an Uber or Lyft

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 Carol Stream, 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 Carol Stream, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not take on your case as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Carol Stream, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Carol Stream, 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 on your behalf to shape an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Carol Stream, 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
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • 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 get you a fair settlement
  • 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 in order to make a financial recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Carol Stream, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work ceaselessly to build your case and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Carol Stream, IL will prove the four requirements of your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: We must establish that there was a relationship between you and the defendant such that 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, 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: Your lawyer then needs to be able to prove 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 yield the right of way or choosing to speed are examples of auto accident negligence. In a slip and fall accident, 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 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, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, minimized by your amount of fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, 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 wreck is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered lossses known as damages due to the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from tangible expenses like treatment bills and loss of income as well as abstract costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, speak to the Carol Stream area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Carol Stream, IL, we never stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Carol Stream, 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 Carol Stream, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Carol Stream, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though traffic accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Carol Stream, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Carol Stream, IL-area Burger Law 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 due to another person's negligent behaivor you should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Carol Stream, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims 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 mission of your Carol Stream, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again through a superb settlement that restores you from all your losses related to the accident. 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 money and your life and wellbeing.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to receive full payment for your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by someone else's irresponsible actions. 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 rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Carol Stream, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Carol Stream, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? 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 by using our personal injury calculator.

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

  • Receive the medical care you need. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. Focus on getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your recovery. Your medical treatment is critical to accurately assessing the extent of your pain and suffering, 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. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is that of hiring the right accident lawyer in Carol Stream, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Carol Stream, 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. Work with an accident lawyer in Carol Stream, IL that you trust and who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 Carol Stream, IL accident lawyer like one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your role is working with your lawyer and following their counsel. To get your complete recovery, your Carol Stream, IL accident lawyer must be able to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving 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 a great settlement ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Carol Stream, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment 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 full compensation through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are settled 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 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 attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Carol Stream, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from an accomplished Carol Stream, 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. Burger Law's Carol Stream, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case 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. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with an Experienced Carol Stream, 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 argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and experienced Carol Stream, IL accident lawyers tenatiously represent you 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 are facing damages following a Carol Stream, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Carol Stream, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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