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Accident Lawyer in Evanston, IL

Accident Lawyer in Evanston, IL. After being injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Evanston, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is an unexpected shock that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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. Regardless of the person's intent, when someone's behavior injures you, you do not deserve to be the one paying with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional Evanston, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you through a great settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your life on the line, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and guidance to demand the highest available settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. Do not put it off. Call one of Burger Law's Evanston, IL accident lawyers right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Evanston, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Evanston, 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 without legal help. But far too often the insurance company uses 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 Evanston-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Evanston, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to secure you the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Evanston, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Evanston, 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 Evanston, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that extends 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 was caused by an illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated 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
  • 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 tractor trailer or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be responsible, such as road repair issues, 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

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 Evanston, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an adept Evanston, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate so you can focus on living your 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 Evanston, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Evanston, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to build an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Evanston, 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
  • 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 advice
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but in order to make a financial recovery for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois personal injury law. Before taking on your case, your Evanston, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Evanston, IL will prove the four requirements of your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: 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 by default are expected 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty: Your lawyer then must show 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 reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to speed are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. 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 connects the dots. Your injury lawyer has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a claim and recover damages, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, 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% responsible 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: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced damages, or losses, due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from tangible costs like treatment costs 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 an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Evanston today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Evanston, IL, we never rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Evanston, 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 Evanston, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Evanston, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of Evanston, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Evanston-based Illinois accident lawyer has superior qualities, including years of experience and a record of winning, making them an effective attorney for a personal injury claim.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been 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 Evanston, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not rest until you receive your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The ultimate charge of your Evanston, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice after you have been damaged in an accident. This means making you whole again by getting you a great 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 be compensated for the total of your damages after you are subjected to damages because of another person's poor behavior. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Evanston, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Sadly, many accident victims in Evanston, IL and all over 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 Evanston, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out how much your accident injury claim is worth by using our personal injury calculator.

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

  • Receive medical attention. 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 right away after the accident, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to accurately assessing the extent of your damages, any potential for lasting disability, and what it will take for you to reach your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is choosing an accident lawyer in Evanston, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Evanston, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Select an accident lawyer in Evanston, IL that you trust and 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 you have a skilled Evanston, 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 role is collaborating with your lawyer and being receptive to their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Evanston, IL accident lawyer must be able to prove 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 breach of duty led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting the full compensation you deserve all comes down to your lawyer's negotiation skills. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Evanston, 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 not stop working for you until they get you full compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are resolved in mediation, and some are not resolved until they go to court and reach a jury 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to get medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Evanston, IL right away. Work with a lawyer from a reliable Evanston, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record 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 a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Evanston, IL answer all your questions for free and will meet 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 Evanston, 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 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 more effectively they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and accomplished Evanston, IL accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your recovery 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 Evanston, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Evanston, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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