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Accident Lawyer in Hampshire, IL

Accident Lawyer in Hampshire, IL. If you were hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Hampshire, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out 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. Whether or not the other person hurt you purposely or not, when you are hurt in an accident, you do not deserve to be the one paying with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Hampshire, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again through the maximum possible compensation. 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 stake, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and counsel to demand the highest available settlement and lessen 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 Hampshire, IL as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Hampshire, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Hampshire, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Hampshire, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, an insurance company uses tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Hampshire-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Hampshire, IL attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to secure you the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Hampshire, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Hampshire, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Hampshire, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that persists more than a couple of 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 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 responsible, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible 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

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 Hampshire, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Hampshire, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden and allow you to focus on what matters most to you day to day. 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 Hampshire, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Hampshire, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to design 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 Hampshire, 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
  • Determine and prove liability
  • 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 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 your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Hampshire, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. Then, 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 Hampshire, 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 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 care to avoid putting others in danger. In a slip and fall case, it is the owner or person in control of the property's duty to post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Negligence: Your lawyer then must 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 yield the right of way or choosing to drive drunk 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 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, 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, 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 a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment for 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered damages, or losses, due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like medical bills and lost wages as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call the Hampshire area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Hampshire, IL, we never rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Hampshire, 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 Hampshire, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Hampshire, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While car accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Hampshire, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Hampshire-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 due to another person's negligent behaivor you are rightfully owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Hampshire, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not rest until you get your full financial recovery. Call our firm today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The main mission of your Hampshire, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. 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 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 forced to suffer 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 commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Hampshire, IL and elsewhere in the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Hampshire, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? A great settlement is one that restores you and makes up for your total losses, 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 get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again for your negligence-based Hampshire, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and participating in your care. Your medical treatment is vital to understanding 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 accident victim is finding an accident lawyer in Hampshire, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Hampshire, 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. Select an accident lawyer in Hampshire, 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 you have a talented Hampshire, 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 role is working with your lawyer and receiving their advice. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Hampshire, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the defendant 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, getting the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Hampshire, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you complete payment using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are settled fairly 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 years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, your Burger Law accident lawyer will represent you ferociously in 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 contact an accident lawyer in Hampshire, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from a reliable Hampshire, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and 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 Hampshire, IL accident lawyers 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 decide 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 Hampshire, IL Accident Lawyer

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

Our eloquent and experienced accident lawyers in Hampshire, 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 are facing damages following a Hampshire, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Hampshire, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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