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Accident Lawyer in DuPage County, IL

Accident Lawyer in DuPage County, 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 DuPage County, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is an unexpected shock that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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 negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you injured in an accident, an experienced DuPage County, 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 our work is not complete until you get justice.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your future on the line, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and counsel to demand the highest available settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face as you await the resolution of your case. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's DuPage County, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in DuPage County, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always contact a DuPage 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 on your own. More often the insurance company pulls tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable DuPage County-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate DuPage County, 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 secure you the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in DuPage County, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate DuPage County, 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 DuPage County, IL immediately. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim 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 involved illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 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
  • liability is complicated due to multiple parties being involved or providing conflicting accounts
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a tractor trailer or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may 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 talk to an injury lawyer in DuPage County, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply 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 DuPage County, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden 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. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My DuPage County, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in DuPage County, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to shape 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 DuPage County, 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
  • Acquire 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, thoughtful 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

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but in order to make a financial recovery for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your DuPage County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in DuPage County, IL 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. 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty: 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 come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to drive drunk 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 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 in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a claim, 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 their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other party in your 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 prove that you experienced lossses known as damages because of 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, from concrete costs like treatment bills and loss of income as well as abstract costs like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call the DuPage County area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in DuPage County, IL, we never rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in DuPage 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 DuPage 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 inDuPage 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 DuPage 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 DuPage County and Illinois drivers break the rules. If a reckless or negligent driver caused you injury, call the DuPage County, IL accident lawyers of Burger Law today. We have seen firsthand the devastation that a motorcycle accident can have on DuPage County, IL individuals and families, and know exactly how to get you maximum compensation for all of your damages.

Truck Accident Lawyer in DuPage County, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While the majority of DuPage County, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your DuPage County, 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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in DuPage County, IL is well-versed in injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The ultimate mission of your DuPage County, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. This means making you whole again by getting you a superb 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 money and your life and wellbeing.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to receive full payment for your damages after you are subjected to damages because of someone else's poor behavior. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in DuPage County, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Sadly, many accident victims in DuPage County, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in DuPage 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. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case through our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based DuPage County, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, 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 your physician orders, and participating in your recovery. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to accurately assessing 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 injury victim is finding an accident lawyer in DuPage County, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the DuPage County, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. You need an accident lawyer in DuPage County, IL that you are confident in 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 you have a skilled DuPage County, IL accident lawyer such as one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is collaborating with your lawyer and being receptive to their advice. To get the full recovery you deserve, your DuPage 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 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 ability to negotiate. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your DuPage County, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation 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 complete payment using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters are settled fairly 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 will 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 DuPage County, IL as soon as possible. Choose a lawyer from an accomplished DuPage County, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's DuPage County, IL accident lawyers answer all your questions 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. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your DuPage County, IL Claim with a Dedicated DuPage County, 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 have limited 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 better they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

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

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