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Accident Lawyer in Geneva, IL

Accident Lawyer in Geneva, IL. After being hurt in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Geneva, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shocking event 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 negligence puts you in an accident and 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 injured in an accident, an experienced Geneva, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make sure you are made whole again by getting compensation that covers your full damages. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until you are paid.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your life at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and aleviate 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 Geneva, IL accident lawyers right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Geneva, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Geneva, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Geneva, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, an insurance company uses underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Geneva, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Geneva, IL attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to recover the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Geneva, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get a fair offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate Geneva, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights every step of the way. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Geneva, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that persists 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 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 semi truck 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
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • 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 Geneva, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an adept Geneva, 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. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Geneva, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Geneva, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to construct an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Geneva, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail 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 advice
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to make them pay
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but to legally demand a recovery for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before taking on your case, your Geneva, 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 negotiate an excellent settlement.

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

  1. Duty of Care: There was a relationship through which the defendant owed you a duty of care. This is implied in auto accident claims, as all motorists by default are required 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 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. Negligence: Next your lawyer needs to be able to 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 yield the right of way or choosing to behave recklessly are examples of auto accident negligence. In the case of a dangerous property, 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 behavior. 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, minimized by your amount of 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. 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 for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered damages, or losses, due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible costs like medical costs and lost wages as well as abstract losses like pain and suffering and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was neglected their duty to act safely, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Geneva today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Geneva, IL, we never stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Geneva, 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 Geneva, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Geneva, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though car accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Geneva, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Geneva-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 rightfully owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Geneva, IL is well-versed in 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 Geneva, IL Accident Settlement

The main responsibility of your Geneva, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again by getting you a great settlement that restores you from 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 hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after you are subjected to damages because of another person's irresponsible actions. Though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Geneva, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Geneva, 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. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for 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 Geneva, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. That means getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to accurately assessing your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting disability, and the cost of getting you to your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is hiring the right accident lawyer in Geneva, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Geneva, 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 Geneva, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your homework before hiring an accident lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a dedicated Geneva, 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 role is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their counsel. To get your complete recovery, your Geneva, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the defendant failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving the settlement you deserve all comes down to your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Geneva, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you take home 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 demands maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are resolved fairly quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are resolved in mediation, and some 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 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 Geneva, IL as soon as possible. Choose a lawyer from a reliable Geneva, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you hire anyone. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Geneva, IL answer all your questions 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. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Geneva, IL Claim with an Experienced Geneva, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, time is of the essence. You have limited 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 more effectively they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

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

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