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Accident Lawyer in Chicago, IL

Accident Lawyer in Chicago, IL. After being injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Chicago, IL with Burger Law about how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident 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 be the one paying with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Chicago, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again by collecting the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your life in question, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Chicago, IL as soon as possible. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Chicago, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Chicago, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Chicago, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, an insurance company pulls underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Chicago-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Chicago, IL attorneys and paralegals that 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 Chicago, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate Chicago, 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 Chicago, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire 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 go to work
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • 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
  • 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 traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

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 Chicago, IL right away. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an experienced Chicago, 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 unless we know we can add value to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Chicago, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Chicago, IL goes all in on your case and does not stop until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to build an infallalble case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Chicago, 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 medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • 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 counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • 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 your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois personal injury law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Chicago, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure 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 Chicago, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four necessary elements in 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: Next your lawyer must show that the defendant voilated their duty of care to you. Negligence — both by way of omission and action — comes in many forms. Failing to reduce speed in poor weather conditions 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 has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. Conversely, this means that you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other driver in your car wreck is 80% at-fault 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 experienced damages, or losses, because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete expenses like treatment bills and lost wages 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 the Chicago area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Chicago, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Chicago, 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 Chicago, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Chicago, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though car accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Chicago, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Chicago, 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. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Chicago, IL is well-versed in personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not be satisfied until you get your rightful financial recovery. Call our lawyers today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The preeminent responsibility of your Chicago, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again by getting you a great settlement that compensates you for 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 the price of the liable party's mistakes with your hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to receive full compensation for your damages after suffering injuries in an accident 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 commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Sadly, many accident victims in Chicago, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Chicago, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case by using our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Chicago, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Receive medical care. 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 participating in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting 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 accident victim is that of hiring an accident lawyer in Chicago, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Chicago, IL accident lawyer to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Select an accident lawyer in Chicago, 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 learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a great Chicago, 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 working with your lawyer and following their advice. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Chicago, 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 other driver 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, getting the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Chicago, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you take home 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 humane insurance adjusters are 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 decades of experience, 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 get medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in Chicago, IL immediately. Work with a lawyer from a respected Chicago, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning 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 make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Chicago, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case 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 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 Chicago, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, there is no time to waste. You have limited 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 argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and accomplished accident lawyers in Chicago, 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 Chicago, IL accident due to another person's negligence, talk to a Chicago, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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