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Accident Lawyer in Kenwood, IL

Accident Lawyer in Kenwood, 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 Kenwood, IL can protect and fight for you. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. 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 you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an exceptional Kenwood, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make sure you are made whole again through the maximum possible compensation. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until you are paid.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your future on the line, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to demand a significant settlement and reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Kenwood, IL accident lawyers right away. See 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 Kenwood, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always contact a Kenwood, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, you will be fortunate enough to receive a legitimate settlement offer from the insurance company without legal help. But far too often an insurance company pulls underhand tactics 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 Kenwood-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Kenwood, 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 Kenwood, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Kenwood, 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 Kenwood, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you are injured and require medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to perform your normal job
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident was caused by an 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
  • 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 responsible, such as road repair issues, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • 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 speak with an injury lawyer in Kenwood, IL as soon as possible. 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 handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an experienced Kenwood, 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 unless we know we can add value to your case. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Kenwood, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Kenwood, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to construct a strong case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Kenwood, 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 aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Acquire official documents such as police reports and medical bills
  • Determine and prove negligence
  • Value your claim and negotiate a full recovery with the help of medical and economic experts
  • 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

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 you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before taking on your case, your Kenwood, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Kenwood, IL will prove the four necessary elements in 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 required to act in a way that prevents putting others in harm's way. 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: Next your lawyer 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 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 de-ice 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 behavior. 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 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. For example, if the other driver in a 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: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced damages, or losses, due to the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete costs like treatment 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, speak to the Kenwood 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 Kenwood, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Kenwood, 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 Kenwood, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Kenwood, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though the majority of Kenwood, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Kenwood, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience you look for in an attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Kenwood, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not be satisfied until you get your rightful financial recovery. Call our office today at (314) 500-HURT.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Kenwood, IL Accident

The preeminent job of your Kenwood, 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 through a great settlement that compensates you for 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 money and your life and wellbeing.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you have the right to receive full compensation for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of another person's negligence. 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. Sadly, many accident victims in Kenwood, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Kenwood, 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. 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 Kenwood, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get medical care. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. Focus on getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and participating in your treatment. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting 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 choosing the right accident lawyer in Kenwood, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Kenwood, IL area to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a great settlement for you. Find an accident lawyer in Kenwood, IL that you are confident in 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 hiring a dedicated Kenwood, IL accident lawyer like one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is collaborating with your lawyer and following their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Kenwood, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate 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 negligence led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Kenwood, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the compensation you receive for your accident depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will not stop working for you until they get you complete payment using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are resolved fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be 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 Kenwood, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from a respected Kenwood, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Kenwood, IL 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 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 Kenwood, 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 find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the more effectively they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished Kenwood, 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 are facing damages following a Kenwood, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Kenwood, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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