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Accident Lawyer in Englewood, IL

Accident Lawyer in Englewood, IL. After being hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Englewood, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can protect and fight for you. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shocking event that changes your life forever. 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 you are hurt in an accident, you do not deserve to be the one paying with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you injured in an accident, an exceptional Englewood, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again through compensation that covers your full damages. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until justice is served.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your life in question, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand a significant settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. Do not put it off. Call one of Burger Law's Englewood, IL accident lawyers right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Englewood, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Englewood, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Englewood, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, an 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 Englewood-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Englewood, 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 best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Englewood, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Englewood, 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 Englewood, IL as soon as possible. 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
  • 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
  • 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 roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • 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 talk to an injury lawyer in Englewood, 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 are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an adept Englewood, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you, leaving you to carry on your daily life. Burger Law will not agree to work 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 Englewood, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Englewood, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to build an inrefutable 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 hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Englewood, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will begin working 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 counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury 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 to make the at-fault party pay for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois personal injury law. Before taking on your case, your Englewood, 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 build your case and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Englewood, IL 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 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: Your lawyer then needs to be able to show that the defendant was negligent in 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 reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to behave recklessly 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 has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, minimized by your amount of fault, 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. If the other party in a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible costs like treatment costs and loss of income 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, speak to the Englewood area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and your Burger Law Englewood, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Englewood, 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 Englewood, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Englewood, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While the majority of Englewood, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Englewood, IL-area Burger Law 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 should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Englewood, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The main job of your Englewood, 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 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 for another person's mistakes with your hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you have the right to receive full compensation for your damages after you are forced to suffer damages because of another person's poor behavior. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Englewood, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Englewood, IL and all over 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 how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in Englewood, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? 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 get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again for your negligence-based Englewood, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Receive the necessary medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, it is important to get all the medical care you need. That means getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is vital to understanding your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting 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 that of hiring an accident lawyer in Englewood, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Englewood, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Work with an accident lawyer in Englewood, IL that you are confident in 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 hiring a skilled Englewood, IL accident lawyer such as 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 working with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Englewood, 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 behaved negligently and that their breach of duty led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Englewood, IL accident case. In the end, the recovery you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are resolved relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be 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 will 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 speak to an accident lawyer in Englewood, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from an accomplished Englewood, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours. 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 Englewood, 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 an Experienced Englewood, 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 more effectively they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and accomplished accident lawyers in Englewood, IL 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 are facing damages following a Englewood, IL accident due to another person's negligence, consult with a Englewood, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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