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Accident Lawyer in Jacksonville, IL

Accident Lawyer in Jacksonville, IL. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Jacksonville, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is an unexpected shock that changes your life forever. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Whether or not the other person meant to hurt you, when someone's behavior injures you, you should not 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 exceptional Jacksonville, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you by getting the maximum possible compensation. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until justice is served.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. With your life at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and reduce the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face as you await the resolution of your case. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Jacksonville, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Jacksonville, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Jacksonville, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Jacksonville, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, an insurance company pulls underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Jacksonville-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Jacksonville, 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 maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Jacksonville, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer 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
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident was caused by an illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated 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
  • 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 at fault, such as road repair issues, improper traffic signs or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • 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 Jacksonville, IL with Burger Law right away. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an experienced Jacksonville, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you 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 Jacksonville, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Jacksonville, IL goes all in on your case and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to construct a strong 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 Jacksonville, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. 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 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, personal and empathetic legal advice
  • 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 legally demand a recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois personal injury law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Jacksonville, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Jacksonville, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four necessary elements in your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: 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 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 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 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 reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to speed are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In the case of a dangerous property, failing to rope off or cover a hole in the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This is where we connect the dots. Your injury lawyer must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you can make a claim and recover damages, 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. For example, if the other party in your car wreck 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 total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered lossses known as damages because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you likely have faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, 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, speak to the Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Jacksonville, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Jacksonville, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Jacksonville, IL-area Burger Law 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 due to another person's negligent behaivor you deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Jacksonville, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not be satisfied until you receive your complete financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a the Maximum Compensation for your Jacksonville, IL Accident Settlement

The ultimate charge of your Jacksonville, 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 great 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 for another person's mistakes with your hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to receive full payment for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of another person's poor behavior. While Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is rarely that easy. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Jacksonville, IL and elsewhere in the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Jacksonville, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case through our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based Jacksonville, IL accident injuries, 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 the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and participating in your recovery. Your medical treatment is vital 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. Perhaps your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Jacksonville, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Jacksonville, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. You need an accident lawyer in Jacksonville, IL that you trust and who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a talented Jacksonville, 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 working with your lawyer and following their advice. To get your complete recovery, your Jacksonville, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the liable party failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence 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 skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Jacksonville, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you receive for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you full compensation through whatever means necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are settled 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 decades of experience, your Burger Law accident lawyer is equipped to fight for you and 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 speak to an accident lawyer in Jacksonville, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from a respected Jacksonville, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of earning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Jacksonville, 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 choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Jacksonville, IL Claim with an Experienced Jacksonville, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, 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 have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the better they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and accomplished Jacksonville, IL accident lawyers tenatiously represent you 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 Jacksonville, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Jacksonville, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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