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Accident Lawyer in Glenview, IL

Accident Lawyer in Glenview, 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 Glenview, IL can protect and fight for you. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is an unexpected shock that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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 paying with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you are unjustly injured, an exceptional Glenview, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you by getting the best possible settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until you are paid.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. With your future at stake, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face as you await the resolution of your case. Do not put it off. Call an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Glenview, IL right away. Visit 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 Glenview, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always speak to a Glenview, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, you will be fortunate enough to receive a legitimate settlement offer from the insurance company on your own. More often an 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 Glenview-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Glenview, IL team of attorneys and paralegals 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 Glenview, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Glenview, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Glenview, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that extends 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
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident involved 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
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be liable, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

In any accident, if you are unsure about any aspects of the law, your case or what the insurance company is telling you, it is always best to be safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Glenview, IL as soon as possible. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time or are just not interested in the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an experienced Glenview, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden 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 Glenview, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Glenview, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. 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 hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Glenview, IL clients. 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
  • 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 bad faith insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • 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 make the at-fault party pay for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Glenview, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Glenview, IL will prove the four requirements of 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 owe each other a duty to drive with reasonable care to avoid creating safety hazards for others on the road. 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. Breach of Duty of Care: Your lawyer then must show 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 come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to behave recklessly are examples of auto accident negligence. In a slip and fall accident, 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 show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. 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 claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, 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 their actions did not singularly cause the accident. If the other party in a car wreck 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: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you likely have faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible costs like treatment bills and loss of income as well as abstract losses 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 Glenview today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Glenview, IL, we never stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Glenview, 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 Glenview, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Glenview, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Glenview, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law Glenview-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 deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Glenview, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The main job of your Glenview, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. 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 should not be up to you to pay for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

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 caused by another person's irresponsible actions. While 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 Glenview, IL and elsewhere in the United States are denied justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Glenview, 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 the value of your accident injury case through our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Glenview, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, it is important to get the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and participating in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to understanding 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 when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is hiring the right accident lawyer in Glenview, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Glenview, 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 Glenview, IL that you are confident in who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your homework before hiring an accident lawyer, including learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a dedicated Glenview, IL accident lawyer such as 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 working with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To secure your complete recovery, your Glenview, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the defendant failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting a successful recovery ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Glenview, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the recovery 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 maximum compensation using whatever means necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are settled fairly 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 receive medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in Glenview, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from a reliable Glenview, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Glenview, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case 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 choose 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 Glenview, 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 second counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the better they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

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

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