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Accident Lawyer in El Paso, IL

Accident Lawyer in El Paso, IL. After being hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in El Paso, IL with Burger Law about how we can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional 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 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 El Paso, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again by collecting a great settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until justice is served.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your life on the line, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and guidance to get you 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 one of Burger Law's El Paso, 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 El Paso, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always contact a El Paso, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in El Paso, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, the insurance company uses tricks 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 El Paso, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate El Paso, 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 recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in El Paso, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate El Paso, 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 El Paso, IL immediately. You most likely need 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
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • 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
  • there are multiple parties or multiple arguments about the events of the accident, making liability complicated
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a big rig or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be at fault, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

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 El Paso, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an accomplished El Paso, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not take on your case 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 El Paso, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in El Paso, IL goes all in on your case and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to construct an infallalble case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with El Paso, 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 immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail 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, personal and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Take the case to trial when necessary

What Must I Prove in My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any 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 El Paso, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. From there, 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 El Paso, 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. 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. Breach of Duty of Care: Next your lawyer must prove that the defendant was negligent and breached 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 negligence in traffic accident cases. 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 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 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 you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if they were not the sole cause of 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 for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered 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, including concrete costs like treatment bills and loss of income as well as abstract costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, speak to the El Paso area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law El Paso, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in El Paso, 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 El Paso, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in El Paso, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in El Paso, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your El Paso, IL-area Burger Law 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 are owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in El Paso, 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 office today at (314) 500-HURT.

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How to Get a the Maximum Compensation for your El Paso, IL Accident Settlement

The main charge of your El Paso, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again through a superb settlement that compensates you for all your losses related to the accident. 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.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to receive full compensation for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of someone else's negligence. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in El Paso, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in El Paso, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in El Paso, 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. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case by using our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again for your negligence-based El Paso, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Get the necessary medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and taking an active role in your treatment. 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. Perhaps your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an accident victim is finding the right accident lawyer in El Paso, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the El Paso, 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 El Paso, IL that you trust and who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your homework before hiring an accident lawyer, including learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a talented El Paso, IL accident lawyer like one of the lawyers of 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 collaborating with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your El Paso, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the liable party 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 case, receiving the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your El Paso, IL accident case. At the end of the day, 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 full compensation through whatever means necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are resolved fairly quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are resolved in mediation, and some must 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 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 attention and contact an accident lawyer in El Paso, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from an accomplished El Paso, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's El Paso, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case 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 a Dedicated El Paso, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, time is of the essence. 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 find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the better they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and accomplished El Paso, 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 El Paso, IL accident due to another person's negligence, talk to a El Paso, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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