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Accident Lawyer in Edgewater, IL

Accident Lawyer in Edgewater, 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 Edgewater, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shocking event that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you should not 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 exceptional Edgewater, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again by collecting compensation that covers your full damages. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your future at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and guidance to get you a significant settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Edgewater, IL accident lawyers right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Edgewater, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always speak to a Edgewater, 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 underhand tactics to try 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 Edgewater, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Edgewater, IL attorneys and paralegals that will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to secure you the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Edgewater, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Edgewater, 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 Edgewater, IL immediately. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that extends 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
  • 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 semi truck 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
  • 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 speak with an injury lawyer in Edgewater, IL as soon as possible. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Edgewater, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate, leaving you to carry on your daily life. Burger Law will not agree to work as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Edgewater, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Edgewater, IL fights hard and does not stop until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to shape 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 Edgewater, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. 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
  • 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to make them pay
  • Take the case to trial when necessary

What Must I Prove in 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 you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Edgewater, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Edgewater, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four requirements of your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: We must establish that there was a relationship between you and the defendant such that 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, 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. Negligence: Your lawyer then must prove 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 yield the right of way or choosing to behave recklessly are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In the case of a dangerous property, failing to de-ice the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This connects the dots. Your injury lawyer has to attribute the cause of the accident to 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, you can make a claim, minimized by your amount of fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the 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. If the other driver in a car wreck is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement for 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced damages, or losses, due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like treatment bills and lost wages as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Edgewater today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Edgewater, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Edgewater, 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 Edgewater, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Edgewater, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though auto accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Edgewater, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law Edgewater-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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Edgewater, IL is well-versed in injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will not be satisfied until you get your complete financial recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The ultimate responsibility of your Edgewater, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. This means making you whole again through a superb settlement that restores you from all your losses related to the accident. If it were not for the other driver's negligence you would not have suffered theses losses 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 have the right to recover your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged caused by another person's irresponsible actions. While you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Edgewater, 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 Edgewater, IL and elsewhere in the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Edgewater, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is one that restores you and completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for the value of your accident injury case by using our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery after you have been in a Edgewater, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Get the necessary medical attention. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, it is important to get the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and participating in your recovery. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to accurately assessing 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. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is finding an accident lawyer in Edgewater, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Edgewater, IL area to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a great settlement for you. Work with an accident lawyer in Edgewater, IL that you trust and who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. 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 you have a talented Edgewater, IL accident lawyer such as an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Edgewater, 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 other driver failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting a great settlement ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Edgewater, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands complete payment using whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters are settled fairly quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are resolved in mediation, and some are not resolved until they go to court and reach a jury trial. With decades of experience, 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 speak to an accident lawyer in Edgewater, IL as soon as possible. Choose a lawyer from an accomplished Edgewater, 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 are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Edgewater, 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 decide to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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

Our astute and accomplished Edgewater, IL accident lawyers 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 have been injured in a Edgewater, IL accident due to another person's negligence, consult with a Edgewater, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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