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Accident Lawyer in Durand, IL

Accident Lawyer in Durand, IL. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Durand, 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 a shocking event that changes your life forever. 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 hurt in an accident, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Durand, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again through the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until justice is served.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your future at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to get you 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. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Durand, IL as soon as possible. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Durand, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Durand, 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 often the insurance company uses underhand tactics 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 Durand, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Durand, 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 Durand, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Durand, 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 Durand, IL right away. 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
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to perform your normal job
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • 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
  • liability is complicated due to multiple parties being involved or providing conflicting accounts
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may 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

In any 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 Durand, 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 communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an experienced Durand, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate 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 Durand, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Durand, 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 Durand, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will begin working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Acquire 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 bad faith insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Take the case to trial 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 personal injury law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Durand, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. From there, 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 Durand, IL will prove the four necessary elements in your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: There was a relationship between you and the defendant such that the defendant owed you a duty of care. This is implied in auto accident claims, 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, it is the owner or person in control of the property's duty 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: Your lawyer then needs to be able to prove that the defendant was negligent and breached their duty of care to you. Negligence — both by way of omission and action — comes in many forms. Failing to come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to behave recklessly are examples of auto accident negligence. In the case of a dangerous property, failing to de-ice 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 negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, anyone can make a claim, minimized by your amount of 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 driver in a car accident is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment for 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered lossses known as damages due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible costs like medical costs and loss of income as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish 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 Durand today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Durand, IL, we never stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Durand, 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 Durand, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Durand, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of Durand, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Durand, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced in every personal injury and liability claim you can imagine.

In any kind of accident, if you were 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 Durand, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your complete financial recovery. Call our firm today at (314) 500-HURT.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Durand, IL Accident

The ultimate responsibility of your Durand, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. This means making you whole again through a great settlement that restores you from all the ways in which the accident has cost you. 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.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to receive full payment for your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by someone else's negligence. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Durand, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Durand, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Durand, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that makes up for your total losses, 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 for your negligence-based Durand, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and participating in your care. Your medical treatment 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. Perhaps your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is choosing an accident lawyer in Durand, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Durand, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. You need an accident lawyer in Durand, IL that you are confident in who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. 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 skilled Durand, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from 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 secure your complete recovery, your Durand, 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 defendant was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting a successful recovery all comes down to success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Durand, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the recovery 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 humane insurance adjusters can be settled relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to trial. With decades of experience, 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to receive medical care and contact an accident lawyer in Durand, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from a respected Durand, 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 are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Durand, 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 you have a claim that requires the representation of an accident lawyer — before you decide to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with an Experienced Durand, 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 file for 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 experienced Durand, IL accident lawyers tenatiously represent you every step of the way. Do not take the fight on alone. You deserve the great recovery you can only get with the help of a dedicated and diligent Burger Law accident lawyer. If you have been injured in a Durand, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Durand, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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