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Accident Lawyer in East Moline, IL

Accident Lawyer in East Moline, IL. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in East Moline, IL can protect and fight for you. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident is a shock that changes your life forever. If you are injured because someone was negligent and caused an accident, Illinois law allows you to make a claim to hold the person accountable and to be compensated for your damages. Whether or not the other person hurt you purposely or not, when you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you do not deserve to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced East Moline, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make sure you are made whole again by collecting a great settlement. 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 get you 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 East Moline, IL accident lawyers right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in East Moline, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a East Moline, 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 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. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable East Moline-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate East Moline, IL attorneys and paralegals that will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in East Moline, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated East Moline, 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 East Moline, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 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
  • 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 at fault, such as road repair issues, improper traffic signs or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • 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 East Moline, 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 adept East Moline, 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. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My East Moline, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in East Moline, IL goes all in on your case and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to construct an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with East Moline, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will get started on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail 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 counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to make them pay
  • Take the case to trial 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 your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois personal injury law. Before we sign with you as a client, your East Moline, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in East Moline, IL will prove the four requirements of 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. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled as all motorists owe each other a duty to drive with care to avoid putting others in danger. 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. Breach of Duty: Next your lawyer needs to be able to prove that the defendant voilated 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 yield the right of way or choosing to drive and text are examples of auto accident negligence. 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 negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. So in proving causation, you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. If the other party in a car accident is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced damages, or losses, because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible expenses like treatment costs and loss of income as well as abstract losses like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near East Moline today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in East Moline, IL, we never stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in East Moline, 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 East Moline, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in East Moline, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though the majority of East Moline, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law East Moline-based Illinois accident lawyer has superior qualities, including years of experience and a record of winning, making them an effective attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you should receive compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in East Moline, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not be satisfied until you get your complete financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your East Moline, IL Accident

The preeminent responsibility of your East Moline, 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 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 recover your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged caused by someone else's poor behavior. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in East Moline, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in East Moline, IL and elsewhere in the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in East Moline, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? A great settlement is one that restores you and 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 by using our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based East Moline, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Receive medical attention. 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 after the accident occurs, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and participating in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding the extent of your damages, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament disability, and what it will take for you to reach your maximum medical recovery after being injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is that of hiring the right accident lawyer in East Moline, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled East Moline, 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 East Moline, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 hiring a talented East Moline, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your role is working with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your East Moline, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the other driver was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and that their breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your East Moline, IL accident case. In the end, the recovery you receive for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will not stop working for you until they get you complete payment using whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest 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 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 receive medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in East Moline, IL right away. Find a lawyer from a reliable East Moline, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history 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 hire anyone. Burger Law's East Moline, IL accident lawyers answer all your questions for free and will meet 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 choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with an Experienced East Moline, 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 moment counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the better they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and experienced East Moline, 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 are facing damages following a East Moline, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a East Moline, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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