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Accident Lawyer in Galena, IL

Accident Lawyer in Galena, IL. After being hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Galena, IL can protect and fight for you. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shock that changes your life forever. 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 behavior injures you, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you are unjustly injured, an exceptional Galena, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to ensure you are made whole again through the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Begin your journey toward full compensation right away. With your life up in the air, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy 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. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Galena, IL accident lawyers right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Galena, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Galena, 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. More often the insurance company uses tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Galena-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Galena, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Galena, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a fair offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Galena, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery every step of the way. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Galena, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • your injuries call for medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to go to work
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • the accident involved 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
  • 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 liable, such as road repair issues, 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

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 Galena, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Galena, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate 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. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Galena, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Galena, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to construct 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 work with Galena, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • Acquire medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • 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

How Do I Prove 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 personal injury law. Before taking on your case, your Galena, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Galena, 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 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 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, the owner of the property has a duty of care to legal visitors to post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Negligence: Next your lawyer 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 use a turn signal 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 connects the dots. Your injury lawyer has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a recovery in an injury claim, minus your share of the fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. So in proving causation, 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 your car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced damages, or losses, as a result of the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible costs like medical bills and lost wages as well as intangible costs 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, call the Galena 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 Galena, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Galena, 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 Galena, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Galena, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While auto accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Galena, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Galena-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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are rightfully owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Galena, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will not be satisfied until you receive your rightful financial recovery. Call our firm now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The main job of your Galena, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. This means making you whole again through a great 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 money and your life and wellbeing.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you have the right to recover your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged caused by someone else's poor behavior. While Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their 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 Galena, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Galena, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is one that restores you and completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for the value of your accident injury case by using our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery after you have been in a Galena, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, it is important to get complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and participating in your care. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding 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. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Galena, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Galena, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Find an accident lawyer in Galena, IL that you trust and who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 dedicated Galena, 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 collaborating with your lawyer and following their advice. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Galena, 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 this breach of duty resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a successful recovery 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 Galena, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the recovery you receive in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you complete payment 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 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to get medical care and contact an accident lawyer in Galena, IL as soon as possible. Choose a lawyer from a reputable Galena, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of earning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Galena, IL 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 choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Galena, 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 have limited time to file for 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 build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

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

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