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Accident Lawyer in Elburn, IL

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

An accident - by definition unintentional - is an unexpected shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. 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 someone's behavior injures you, you should not be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an exceptional Elburn, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again through the best possible settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until justice is served.

Begin your journey toward full compensation right away. With your future at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to demand the highest available settlement and lessen 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 Elburn, 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 Elburn, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Elburn, 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 commonly, an insurance company pulls tricks 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 Elburn-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Elburn, 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 Elburn, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a fair offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Elburn, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery throughout the claim process. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Elburn, IL immediately. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists more than a couple of 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 serious injuries or death
  • the accident was caused by an illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 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 big rig or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be responsible, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

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 Elburn, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Elburn, 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 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 Elburn, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Elburn, IL fights hard and does not stop until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to design an infallalble case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Elburn, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • Track and file 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 advice
  • 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 entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but to legally demand a recovery for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your Elburn, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Elburn, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four necessary elements in 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 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 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: Your lawyer then needs to be able to show 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 drive and text are examples of auto accident negligence. In a slip and fall accident, failing to rope off or cover a hole in the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This connects the dots. Your injury lawyer has to show that the accident was caused by the defendant's behavior. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a 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 their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other party 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 suffered damages, or losses, as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from concrete costs like treatment bills and lost wages as well as intangible 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, speak to the Elburn area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Elburn, IL, we never rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Elburn, 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 Elburn, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Elburn, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While the majority of Elburn, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Elburn-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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Elburn, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not rest until you receive your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The ultimate charge of your Elburn, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again through a superb settlement that restores you from 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 hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of another person'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 often difficult to get your rightful payment. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Elburn, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Elburn, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? 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 after you have been in a Elburn, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to understanding 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. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an accident victim is finding an accident lawyer in Elburn, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Elburn, 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 Elburn, IL that you are comfortable with 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 Elburn, IL accident lawyer such as one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To secure your complete recovery, your Elburn, 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 behaved negligently and this breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, 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 protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Elburn, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation 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 settled fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some are not resolved until they go to court and reach a jury trial. With years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, your Burger Law accident lawyer is equipped to fight for you and 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 Elburn, IL as soon as possible. Work with a lawyer from a reliable Elburn, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. Make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you hire anyone. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Elburn, IL 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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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Elburn, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, time is of the essence. You only have a limited amount of time to file for 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 build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

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

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