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Accident Lawyer in Carroll, IL

Accident Lawyer in Carroll, IL. After being injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Carroll, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is an unexpected shock that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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 hurt in an accident, you should not be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional Carroll, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you through the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until you are paid.

Begin your journey toward full compensation right away. With your life up in the air, 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 Carroll, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. 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 Carroll, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always contact a Carroll, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Carroll, IL will offer you a fair settlement. But far too often an insurance company pulls underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Carroll-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Carroll, 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 best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Carroll, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Carroll, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery every step of the way. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Carroll, IL as soon as possible. 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
  • you are injured and require 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 while intoxicated or someone driving after losing their license priviledges
  • 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 truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be liable, such as road repair issues, improper traffic signs or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • 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 Carroll, IL right away. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an accomplished Carroll, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you and allow you to focus on what matters most to you day to day. 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 Carroll, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Carroll, IL goes all in on your case and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to shape 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 Carroll, 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
  • Acquire official documents such as police reports and medical bills
  • 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 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 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 civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Carroll, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. Then, we will work ceaselessly to build your case and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Carroll, 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. 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 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: 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 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 connects the dots. Your injury lawyer must attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, anyone 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 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 driver in a car wreck is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered lossses known as damages because of the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from tangible costs like treatment costs and loss of income as well as intangible costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Carroll today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Carroll, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Carroll, 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 Carroll, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Carroll, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of Carroll, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Carroll, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience you look for in an attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured due to another person's negligent behaivor you deserve compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Carroll, 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 full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The main job of your Carroll, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. This means making you whole again by getting you a great 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 is certainly not right that you should have to pay the price of the liable party's mistakes with your hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to receive full compensation for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of another person's poor behavior. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Carroll, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Carroll, IL and elsewhere in the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in Carroll, 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 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 Carroll, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the necessary medical attention. 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 as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to understanding your damages, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament disability, and the cost of getting you to your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Carroll, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Carroll, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. You need an accident lawyer in Carroll, IL that you are confident in 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 Carroll, 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 counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Carroll, 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 other driver failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their breach of duty resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Carroll, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will not stop working for you until they get you complete payment using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some must go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to trial. With decades of experience, your Burger Law accident lawyer will represent you ferociously in 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 get medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in Carroll, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from a respected Carroll, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Carroll, IL 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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Win your Carroll, IL Claim with an Experienced Carroll, 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 have limited 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 astute and accomplished Carroll, IL accident lawyers 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 are facing damages following a Carroll, IL accident due to another person's negligence, consult with a Carroll, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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