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Accident Lawyer in Lake County, IL

Accident Lawyer in Lake County, IL. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Lake County, IL with Burger Law about how we can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident is a shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, 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 intended to harm you, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you should not pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional Lake County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you through the best possible settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your life at stake, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and counsel to demand a significant settlement and reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Lake County, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Lake County, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Lake 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. But far too often the insurance company uses underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Lake County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Lake County, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to recover the best compensation possible.

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

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get a reasonable settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Lake County, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights every step of the way. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Lake County, IL immediately. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of days after the accident
  • your injuries call for 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 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 roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs 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, 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 Lake County, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Lake County, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you and allow you to focus on what matters most to you day to day. Burger Law will not take on your case as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Lake County, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Lake County, 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 shape an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Lake County, IL clients. 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 advice
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant 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 you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Lake County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Lake County, IL will prove the four requirements of 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. 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, 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 show 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 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 is where we connect the dots. Your injury lawyer has to 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, 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. So in proving causation, 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% responsible 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: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced lossses known as damages as a result of the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, from concrete costs like medical costs and loss of income 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 an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Lake County today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Lake County, IL, we never stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Lake 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 Lake 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 inLake 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 Lake 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 Lake County and Illinois drivers break the rules. If a reckless or negligent driver caused you injury, call the Lake County, IL accident lawyers of Burger Law today. We have seen firsthand the devastation that a motorcycle accident can have on Lake County, IL individuals and families, and know exactly how to get you maximum compensation for all of your damages.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Lake County, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though car accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Lake County, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law Lake County-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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are rightfully owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Lake County, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not be satisfied until you receive your complete financial recovery. Call our lawyers now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The ultimate charge of your Lake County, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. This means making you whole again through a great settlement that restores you from 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 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 recover your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by someone else's negligence. 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 Lake County, IL and elsewhere in the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in Lake County, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that 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 Lake County, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to 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, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and taking an active role in your recovery. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to understanding the extent of your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting disability, and the cost of getting you to your maximum medical recovery after being 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 Lake County, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Lake County, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Find an accident lawyer in Lake County, IL that you are confident in who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 dedicated Lake 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 collaborating with your lawyer and following their advice. To secure your complete recovery, your Lake County, 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 this breach of duty resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a successful recovery all comes down to your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A talented personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Lake County, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the compensation you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands full compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are settled relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others may be 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.

As the victim in an accident, your two most important responsibilitiies are to receive medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Lake County, IL right away. Find a lawyer from a reputable Lake County, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. 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 Lake County, IL answer all your questions 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 Lake County, IL Claim with a Dedicated Lake 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 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 better they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and accomplished Lake County, IL accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your recovery 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 have been injured in a Lake County, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Lake County, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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