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Accident Lawyer in Chester, IL

Accident Lawyer in Chester, IL. After being injured in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Chester, 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 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. Whether or not the other person meant to hurt you, when you are hurt in an accident, you should not pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you injured in an accident, an exceptional Chester, 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 justice is served.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. With your future at risk, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and counsel to demand a significant settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Chester, IL right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Chester, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always contact a Chester, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Chester, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, an insurance company pulls underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Chester, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Chester, 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 Chester, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Chester, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery throughout the claim process. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Chester, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists 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 was caused by an illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 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
  • 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
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • 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 talk to an injury lawyer in Chester, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Chester, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate, 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. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Chester, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Chester, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to design an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Chester, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will begin working 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal advice
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant 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 to make the at-fault party pay for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your Chester, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Chester, 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. This is implied in auto accident claims, as all motorists owe each other a duty to drive with reasonable care to avoid creating safety hazards for others on the road. 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 of Care: Your lawyer then needs to be able to show 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 drive and text 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 behavior. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, minus your share of the fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. Conversely, this means that you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. 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 for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced damages, or losses, due to the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like medical costs and loss of income as well as intangible losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Chester today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and your Burger Law Chester, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Chester, 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 Chester, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Chester, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though the majority of Chester, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Chester-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 are rightfully owed compensation for your damages. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Chester, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for 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 ultimate responsibility of your Chester, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again by getting you a great settlement that restores you from all the ways in which the accident has cost you. 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 recover your damages after suffering injuries in an accident because of someone else's negligence. While 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 Chester, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

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

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

  • Get the necessary medical attention. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, it is important to get all the medical care you need. Focus on getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and participating in your care. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing the extent of 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 injury victim is choosing an accident lawyer in Chester, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Chester, 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 Chester, IL that you are comfortable with 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 hiring a great Chester, IL accident lawyer like one of the lawyers of Burger Law, you are no longer in the fight alone; you have an advocate in your fight for a full recovery. Your biggest charge is collaborating with your lawyer and being receptive to their advice. To secure your complete recovery, your Chester, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the liable party behaved negligently and that their negligence led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting a successful recovery all comes down to success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Chester, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment 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 demands maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are settled relatively 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 is equipped to fight for you and 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 care and speak to an accident lawyer in Chester, IL right away. Work with a lawyer from an accomplished Chester, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of earning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you hire anyone. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Chester, IL 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 choose 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 Chester, 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 moment counts. The sooner you find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the more effectively they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and experienced accident lawyers in Chester, IL are prepared to fight for your recovery 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 have been injured in a Chester, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Chester, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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