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Accident Lawyer in Effingham, IL

Accident Lawyer in Effingham, IL. If you were injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Effingham, IL can protect and fight for you. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is an unexpected shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, 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 meant to hurt you, when someone's behavior 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 are unjustly injured, an experienced Effingham, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you by getting compensation that covers your full damages. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your life at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to demand the highest available 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 an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Effingham, IL right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Effingham, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Effingham, 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. But far too often the insurance company uses underhand tactics to try 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 Effingham-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Effingham, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to secure you the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Effingham, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Effingham, 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 Effingham, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you received 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
  • 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
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a big rig or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be at fault, 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, if you are unsure about any aspects of the law, your case or what the insurance company is telling you, it is always best to be safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Effingham, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Effingham, 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 agree to work 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 Effingham, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Effingham, IL goes all in on your case and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to build an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Effingham, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • 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 get you a fair settlement
  • 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 to legally demand a recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before taking on your case, your Effingham, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Effingham, 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 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 of Care: Your lawyer then must prove that the defendant voilated 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 a slip and fall accident, 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 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, anyone can make a recovery in an injury claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, for anyone who is less than 50% at 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 party in a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced lossses known as damages because of the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including concrete expenses like medical bills and loss of income 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, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Effingham today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Effingham, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Effingham, 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 Effingham, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Effingham, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Effingham, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Effingham-based Illinois 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 due to another person's negligent behaivor you are owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Effingham, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call our office today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The ultimate responsibility of your Effingham, 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 through 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 should not be up to you to pay for another person'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 receive full compensation for your damages after you are subjected to damages because of someone else's irresponsible actions. Keep in mind that though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is rarely that easy. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Effingham, IL and elsewhere in the United States are denied justice. They are resigned 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 Effingham, 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. 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 after you have been in a Effingham, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, it is important to get the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your recovery. Your medical treatment is critical to accurately assessing your pain and suffering, 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. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Effingham, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Effingham, IL accident lawyer to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Work with an accident lawyer in Effingham, IL that you are comfortable with 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 dedicated Effingham, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from 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 following their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Effingham, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the defendant behaved negligently and that their breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving the settlement you deserve all comes down to success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Effingham, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment you take home 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 will do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation using whatever means necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are resolved relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others may be resolved in mediation, and some must go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to 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 care and speak to an accident lawyer in Effingham, IL right away. Work with a lawyer from a respected Effingham, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours and make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make the decision to hire. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Effingham, IL answer all your questions 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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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Effingham, 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 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 better they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

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

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