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Accident Lawyer in Gladstone, IL

Accident Lawyer in Gladstone, IL. After being hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Gladstone, IL with Burger Law about how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shocking event that often has lasting consequences on your life. 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. Whether or not the other person intended to harm you, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you should not pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Gladstone, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you 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 get justice.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your life at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. Do not put it off. Call an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Gladstone, IL as soon as possible. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Gladstone, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Gladstone, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Gladstone, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, an insurance company uses tricks in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Gladstone, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Gladstone, IL attorneys and paralegals that will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Gladstone, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a fair offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Gladstone, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery throughout the claim process. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Gladstone, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of days after the accident
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to perform your normal job
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • 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
  • 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, 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

Following your 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 Gladstone, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Gladstone, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate, 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 Gladstone, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Gladstone, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to construct a strong 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 Gladstone, 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 official documents such as police reports and medical bills
  • 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
  • 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 your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your Gladstone, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Gladstone, 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 required to act in a way that prevents putting others in harm's way. 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 must prove that the defendant was negligent and breached their duty of care to you. Negligence — both by way of omission and action — comes in many forms. Failing to reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to speed are examples of auto accident negligence. 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 show that the accident was caused by the defendant's behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, 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 they were not the sole cause of the accident. If the other driver in your 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: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered damages, or losses, because of the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have 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 intangible costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, speak to the Gladstone area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Gladstone, IL, we never rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Gladstone, 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 Gladstone, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Gladstone, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While the majority of Gladstone, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Gladstone-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 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 Gladstone, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The ultimate charge of your Gladstone, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. 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 is certainly not right that you should have 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 have the right to be compensated for the total of your damages after suffering injuries in an accident because of someone else's negligence. Though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Gladstone, IL and elsewhere in the United States are denied justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Gladstone, 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 how much your accident injury claim is worth through our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based Gladstone, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Get medical care. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, 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 taking an active role in your recovery. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing the extent of your pain and suffering, 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 injury victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Gladstone, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Gladstone, IL area to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a great settlement for you. Work with an accident lawyer in Gladstone, 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 understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a skilled Gladstone, 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 biggest charge is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their advice. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Gladstone, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the defendant behaved negligently and that their negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving the full compensation you deserve all comes down to your lawyer's negotiation skills. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Gladstone, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the compensation you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands full compensation through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be settled relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, 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 is equipped to fight for you and represent you ferociously in 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 attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Gladstone, IL right away. Choose a lawyer from a reliable Gladstone, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases like yours. Make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Gladstone, IL accident lawyers 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 Gladstone, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, time is of the essence. You only have a limited amount of time to file for 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 experienced Gladstone, 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 quailty legal representation of a Burger Law accident lawyer that is necessary to get a complete recovery. If you are facing damages following a Gladstone, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Gladstone, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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