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Accident Lawyer in Dakota, IL

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

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shocking event that changes your life forever. 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 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 you are unjustly injured, an exceptional Dakota, 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.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your life on the line, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and counsel to demand the highest available settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Dakota, IL right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Dakota, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to speak to a Dakota, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, you will be fortunate enough to receive a legitimate settlement offer from the insurance company without legal help. More commonly, an insurance company pulls tricks in an attemtp to coherce or intimidate you into settling your case for a negligible dollar amount or abandoning your claim altogether. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Dakota, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Dakota, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Dakota, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a reasonable settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Dakota, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Dakota, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer 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 was caused by an illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated 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 at fault, 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 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 talk to an injury lawyer in Dakota, IL with Burger Law right away. 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 handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Dakota, 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 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 Dakota, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Dakota, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to design a strong case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Dakota, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Acquire medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • 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 counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

How Do I Prove 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 Dakota, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work tirelessly 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 Dakota, 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 through which the defendant owed you a duty of care. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled 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, it is the owner or person in control of the property's duty to post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Negligence: Next your lawyer 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 reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to drive and text are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In the case of a dangerous property, 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 has to show that the accident was caused by the defendant's behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that 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, minus your share of the fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the 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 party in a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you suffered damages, or losses, due to the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from concrete expenses like medical costs and lost wages 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, call the Dakota 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 Dakota, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Dakota, 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 Dakota, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Dakota, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though the majority of Dakota, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Dakota-based Illinois 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 are rightfully owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Dakota, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The main mission of your Dakota, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. This means making 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 is certainly not right that you should have 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 receive full compensation for your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by someone else's poor behavior. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Dakota, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Sadly, many accident victims in Dakota, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Dakota, 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. You can start by finding out 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 Dakota, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. Focus on getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your care. Your medical treatment is critical to accurately assessing your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting disability, and the cost of getting you to 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 finding an accident lawyer in Dakota, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Dakota, 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. Select an accident lawyer in Dakota, IL that you trust and who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a talented Dakota, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your most important responisbility is collaborating with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Dakota, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing 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, getting the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Dakota, 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 full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands full compensation using whatever means 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 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 is equipped to fight for you and 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 receive medical attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Dakota, IL right away. Find a lawyer from a respected Dakota, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation 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 a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Dakota, 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 decide to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Dakota, IL Claim with an Experienced Dakota, 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 second 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 demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished accident lawyers in Dakota, 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 great recovery you can only get with the help of a dedicated and diligent Burger Law accident lawyer. If you are facing damages following a Dakota, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Dakota, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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