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Accident Lawyer in Homewood, IL

Accident Lawyer in Homewood, IL. After being hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Homewood, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An unintentional accident is a shocking event that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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 injured in an accident caused by someone else, 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 exceptional Homewood, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to ensure you are made whole again through a great settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your life up in the air, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand the highest available settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Homewood, IL right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Homewood, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, you should always contact a Homewood, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Homewood, IL will offer you a fair settlement. But far too often the insurance company pulls underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Homewood-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Homewood, 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 best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Homewood, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Homewood, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery throughout the claim process. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Homewood, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 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 serious injuries or death
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or someone driving after losing their license priviledges
  • the accident was a hit-and-run or you do not know who the liable party is
  • 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 responsible, such as road repair issues, improper traffic signs or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • 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, 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 Homewood, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Homewood, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden so you can focus on living your 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 Homewood, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Homewood, 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 to build an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Homewood, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal advice
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith 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 like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but to legally demand a recovery for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Homewood, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. Then, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Homewood, IL Burger Law accident lawyer 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. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled 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, 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: Your lawyer then needs to be able to prove that the defendant voilated their duty of care to you. Negligence — both by way of omission and action — comes in many forms. Failing to use a turn signal or choosing to drive and text are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. 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 attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning 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 their actions did not singularly cause the accident. If the other party in a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 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, ranging from tangible expenses like medical bills and lost wages as well as abstract costs 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 Homewood 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 Homewood, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Homewood, 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 Homewood, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Homewood, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though traffic accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Homewood, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Homewood-based Illinois accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience you look for in an attorney for a personal injury claim.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Homewood, IL is well-versed in 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 preeminent responsibility of your Homewood, 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 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 receive full compensation for your damages after suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else's poor behavior. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Homewood, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Homewood, IL and all over 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 Homewood, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is one that restores you and completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case by using our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery after you have been in a Homewood, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to 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 after the accident occurs, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and participating in your treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to understanding 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 one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is finding an accident lawyer in Homewood, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Homewood, 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. You need an accident lawyer in Homewood, IL that you are comfortable with 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 hiring a skilled Homewood, 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 being receptive to their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Homewood, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the defendant behaved negligently and this breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving a successful recovery all comes down to your lawyer's negotiation skills. A talented personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Homewood, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment you receive 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 demands full compensation through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are resolved relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, 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 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 get medical care and contact an accident lawyer in Homewood, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from a reliable Homewood, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning 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. Burger Law's Homewood, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case 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 choose to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Homewood, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, time is of the essence. You have limited time to attempt to make 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 astute and accomplished accident lawyers in Homewood, 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 quailty legal representation of a Burger Law accident lawyer that is necessary to get a complete recovery. If you have been injured in a Homewood, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Homewood, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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