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Accident Lawyer in Glen Carbon, IL

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

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shock that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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 your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you injured in an accident, an exceptional Glen Carbon, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again by getting the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Begin your journey toward full compensation right away. With your future up in the air, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you a significant 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 an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Glen Carbon, IL as soon as possible. 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 Glen Carbon, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Glen Carbon, 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 an insurance company pulls underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Glen Carbon, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Glen Carbon, 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 Glen Carbon, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Glen Carbon, 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 Glen Carbon, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire a lawyer 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 involved illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 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 could potentially be liable, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • 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 Glen Carbon, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time or are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Glen Carbon, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you, 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 Glen Carbon, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Glen Carbon, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to design a strong case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Glen Carbon, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal counsel
  • 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 like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but to legally demand a recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Glen Carbon, 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 build your case and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Glen Carbon, IL 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. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled as all motorists owe each other a duty to drive with reasonable care to avoid putting others in danger. In a slip and fall case, the owner of the property has a duty of care to legal visitors 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 prove 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 use a turn signal or choosing to speed 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 is where we connect 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 when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, minimized by your amount of fault, 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. For example, if the other party in a car wreck is 80% responsible 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: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced lossses known as damages due to the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete expenses like medical costs and lost wages as well as intangible 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 the Glen Carbon 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 Glen Carbon, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Glen Carbon, 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 Glen Carbon, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Glen Carbon, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though traffic accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Glen Carbon, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Glen Carbon-based Illinois accident lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced in every personal injury and liability claim you can imagine.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Glen Carbon, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The main responsibility of your Glen Carbon, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again through 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 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 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 often difficult to get your rightful payment. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Glen Carbon, IL and elsewhere in the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Glen Carbon, 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. 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 Glen Carbon, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. Focus on getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and participating in your treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to accurately assessing the extent of your pain and suffering, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament 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. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is choosing the right accident lawyer in Glen Carbon, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Glen Carbon, IL accident lawyer to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Work with an accident lawyer in Glen Carbon, 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 talented Glen Carbon, 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 counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Glen Carbon, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the other driver failed to meet 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 great settlement ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Glen Carbon, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment you receive for your accident depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating 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 means necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be settled fairly quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others may be resolved in mediation, and some must 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 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 receive medical attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Glen Carbon, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from a respected Glen Carbon, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like 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 Glen Carbon, 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 decide to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Glen Carbon, IL Claim with a Dedicated Glen Carbon, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, there is no time to waste. You only have a limited amount of 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 more effectively they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and accomplished accident lawyers in Glen Carbon, IL tenatiously represent you 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 are facing damages following a Glen Carbon, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a Glen Carbon, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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