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Accident Lawyer in Cook County, IL

Accident Lawyer in Cook County, IL. After being hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Cook County, IL with Burger Law about how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or complete 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, 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 pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you injured in an accident, an experienced Cook County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make sure you are made whole again by collecting the best possible settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your life at stake, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you a significant settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Cook County, IL right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Cook County, IL

If you were injured in an accident, it is wise to speak to a Cook County, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, you will be fortunate enough to receive a legitimate settlement offer from the insurance company without legal help. More commonly, the insurance company uses underhand tactics to try 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 Cook County-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Cook County, IL team of attorneys and paralegals 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 Cook County, IL?

Although 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 Cook County, 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 Cook County, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire a lawyer 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 perform your normal job
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident was caused by an 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 responsible, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • 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, 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 talk to an injury lawyer in Cook County, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Cook County, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not take on your case 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 Cook County, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Cook County, 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 to shape an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Cook County, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Acquire 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 resistant insurance companies to make them pay
  • 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 your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before taking on your case, your Cook County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Cook County, IL 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. This is implied in auto accident claims, as all motorists by default are expected 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. Negligence: Next your lawyer must prove that the defendant was negligent in 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 reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to drive and text are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In a slip and fall accident, failing to rope off or cover a hole in the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This is where we connect the dots. Your injury lawyer must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's behavior. Illinois law follows a model 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, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, 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. If the other driver in your car wreck 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: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced damages, or losses, due to the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from tangible expenses like treatment costs and lost wages as well as abstract costs like pain and suffering 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 Cook County today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Cook County, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Cook County, 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 Cook County, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Cook County, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Cook County, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Cook County, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer has superior qualities, including years of experience and a record of winning, making them an effective attorney for a personal injury claim.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you should receive compensation for your damages. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Cook County, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call our lawyers today at (314) 500-HURT.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Cook County, IL Accident

The main job of your Cook County, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. 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 is certainly not right that you should have to pay for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged caused by someone else's negligence. While you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Cook County, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Cook County, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Cook County, 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. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for 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 Cook County, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Get medical care. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to understanding your pain and suffering, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament 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. Perhaps your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is choosing the right accident lawyer in Cook County, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Cook County, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Work with an accident lawyer in Cook County, IL that you are confident in who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. 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 hiring a skilled Cook County, IL accident lawyer such as an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your role is collaborating with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To secure your complete recovery, your Cook County, 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 behaved negligently and that their breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving a great settlement ultimately depends on your lawyer's negotiation skills. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Cook County, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands maximum compensation through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are resolved in mediation, and some 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 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 get medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in Cook County, IL as soon as possible. Work with a lawyer from a reputable Cook County, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating 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. Burger Law's Cook County, IL accident lawyers answer all your questions for free and will sit down 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 decide to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Cook County, IL Claim with an Experienced Cook County, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, time is of the essence. 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 demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and experienced accident lawyers in Cook County, 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 quailty legal representation of a Burger Law accident lawyer that is necessary to get a complete recovery. If you have been injured in a Cook County, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Cook County, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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