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Accident Lawyer in Erie, IL

Accident Lawyer in Erie, IL. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Erie, IL with Burger Law about how we can protect and fight for you. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is an unexpected shock that changes your life forever. 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 negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you are unjustly injured, an experienced Erie, 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 our work is not complete until justice is served.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your future at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and guidance 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 one of Burger Law's Erie, IL accident lawyers 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 Erie, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Erie, 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 on your own. But far too often the 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 Erie-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Erie, 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 secure you the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Erie, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Erie, 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 Erie, IL immediately. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you are injured and require 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 while intoxicated or someone driving after losing their license priviledges
  • 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
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be at fault, such as road repair issues, 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 speak with an injury lawyer in Erie, IL right away. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Erie, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden, leaving you to carry on your daily life. Burger Law will not take on your case as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Erie, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Erie, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to shape an infallalble case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Erie, 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 right away. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • 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
  • 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 personal injury law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Erie, 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 Erie, 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 owe each other a duty to drive with care to avoid creating safety hazards for others on the road. 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: Next your lawyer needs to be able to show that the defendant voilated 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 come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to drive drunk are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. 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 is where we connect the dots. Your injury lawyer must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. 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 claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. Conversely, this means that 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 party in a car accident is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you suffered damages, or losses, because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible expenses 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, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Erie today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Erie, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Erie, 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 Erie, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Erie, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though the majority of Erie, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Erie-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 deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Erie, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call our firm now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The main charge of your Erie, 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 great settlement that compensates you for all the ways in which the accident has cost you. 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.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to receive full payment for your damages after suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else's negligence. While you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Erie, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Sadly, many accident victims in Erie, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Erie, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is one that restores you and 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 Erie, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, 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 appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to accurately assessing your damages, 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 that of hiring the right accident lawyer in Erie, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Erie, 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 Erie, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a dedicated Erie, 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 role is collaborating with your lawyer and following their advice. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Erie, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the other driver was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and that their breach of duty resulted in 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 could be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Erie, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will not stop working for you until they get you complete payment through whatever means necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be settled relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others are resolved in mediation, and some 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 get medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in Erie, IL immediately. Work with a lawyer from a respected Erie, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you hire anyone. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Erie, 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 choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Erie, IL Claim with an Experienced Erie, 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 have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the better they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and accomplished accident lawyers in Erie, IL are prepared to fight for your recovery 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 Erie, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Erie, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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