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Accident Lawyer in Henry County, IL

Accident Lawyer in Henry County, 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 Henry County, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident is an unexpected shock that changes your life forever. If you are injured because someone was negligent and caused an accident, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are hurt in an accident, you should not be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Henry County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again through compensation that covers your full damages. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your future in question, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and counsel to demand a significant settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Henry County, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Henry County, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always contact a Henry County, 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 underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Henry County-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Henry County, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to secure you the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Henry County, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Henry County, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery every step of the way. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Henry County, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer 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
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • the accident involved 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
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be at fault, such as road repair issues, 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

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 talk to an injury lawyer in Henry County, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an experienced Henry County, 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 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 Henry County, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Henry County, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to design a strong case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Henry County, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant 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 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 taking on your case, your Henry County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Henry County, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four requirements of your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: We must establish that 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 expected 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 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 must prove 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 come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to drive drunk 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 behavior. Illinois law follows a model 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, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. Conversely, this means that 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 wreck 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 experienced damages, or losses, as a result of the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from tangible expenses like treatment costs and loss of income as well as intangible 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 Henry County today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Henry County, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Henry County, 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 Henry County, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Henry County, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though the majority of Henry County, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Henry County, IL-area Burger Law 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 Henry County, IL is well-versed in personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not be satisfied until you get your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Henry County, IL Accident

The preeminent mission of your Henry County, 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 by getting you a superb settlement that restores you from 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 have the right to recover your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by someone else's irresponsible actions. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Henry County, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Sadly, many accident victims in Henry County, IL and all over 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 Henry County, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is one that restores you and makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for how much your accident injury claim is worth through our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery after you have been in a Henry County, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, 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, it is important to get the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your care. Your medical treatment 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. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is that of hiring the right accident lawyer in Henry County, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Henry County, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Work with an accident lawyer in Henry County, IL that you trust and who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 skilled Henry County, 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 most important responisbility is working with your lawyer and following their counsel. To get your complete recovery, your Henry County, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the other driver behaved negligently and that their breach of duty led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a successful recovery all comes down to success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Henry County, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment 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 will do whatever it takes to get you complete payment through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be resolved 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 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 get medical attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Henry County, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from a respected Henry County, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Henry County, IL 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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Win your Henry County, IL Claim with a Dedicated Henry County, 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 argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and experienced Henry County, IL accident lawyers 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 quailty legal representation of a Burger Law accident lawyer that is necessary to get a complete recovery. If you are facing damages following a Henry County, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Henry County, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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