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Accident Lawyer in DeKalb, IL

Accident Lawyer in DeKalb, IL. If you were hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in DeKalb, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can protect and fight for you. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shocking event 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 someone's behavior injures you, you should not pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional DeKalb, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make sure you are made whole again through the maximum possible compensation. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your future up in the air, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and guidance to demand a significant 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 DeKalb, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See 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 DeKalb, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a DeKalb, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in DeKalb, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often the insurance company pulls underhand tactics in an attemtp 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 DeKalb-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate DeKalb, IL attorneys and paralegals that 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 DeKalb, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate DeKalb, 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 DeKalb, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of days after the accident
  • your injuries call for 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
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a big rig or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be liable, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs 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

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 DeKalb, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept DeKalb, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden so you can focus on living your 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 DeKalb, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in DeKalb, IL fights hard and does not stop until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to construct an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our DeKalb, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Track and file 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, personal and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to make them pay
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but to make the at-fault party pay for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before taking on your case, your DeKalb, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work ceaselessly to build your case and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your DeKalb, 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. 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty of Care: Next your lawyer must prove that the defendant was negligent and breached 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 behave recklessly 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 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, you can make a claim and recover damages, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, if the other driver was mostly at fault for the accident, you can still make a recovery even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. For example, if the other party in a car wreck is 80% at-fault 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: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like treatment costs and lost wages as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near DeKalb today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in DeKalb, IL, we never stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in DeKalb, 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 DeKalb, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in DeKalb, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of DeKalb, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law DeKalb-based Illinois accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience you look for in an 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 are owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in DeKalb, IL is well-versed in injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will not rest until you get your complete financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The preeminent responsibility of your DeKalb, 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 superb settlement that restores you from all your losses related to the accident. 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 recover your damages after you are forced to suffer damages because of another person's poor behavior. 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 DeKalb, 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 what can you do to get a great accident settlement in DeKalb, 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 how much your accident injury claim is worth through our personal injury calculator.

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

  • Get the necessary medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and participating in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to understanding the extent of your damages, 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 DeKalb, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the DeKalb, 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. You need an accident lawyer in DeKalb, 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 understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a great DeKalb, 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 most important responisbility is working with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To get your complete recovery, your DeKalb, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the defendant failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's negotiation skills. A talented personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your DeKalb, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment you receive 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 humane insurance adjusters can be settled fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others are 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 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to receive medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in DeKalb, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from a reliable DeKalb, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you hire anyone. Burger Law's DeKalb, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case 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 choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your DeKalb, IL Claim with an Experienced DeKalb, 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 have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the better they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and experienced accident lawyers in DeKalb, 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 DeKalb, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a DeKalb, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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