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Accident Lawyer in Lake Forest, IL

Accident Lawyer in Lake Forest, IL. After being hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Lake Forest, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is an unexpected shock that changes your life forever. 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. Regardless of the person's intent, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you injured in an accident, an exceptional Lake Forest, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you by collecting the maximum possible compensation. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until justice is served.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your life at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. Do not put it off. Call one of Burger Law's Lake Forest, IL accident lawyers right away. Visit 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 Lake Forest, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Lake Forest, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Lake Forest, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, an insurance company pulls underhand tactics in an attemtp 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 Lake Forest-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Lake Forest, IL attorneys and paralegals that 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 Lake Forest, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Lake Forest, 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 Lake Forest, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to go to work
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated 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
  • 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, 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 a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

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 Lake Forest, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Lake Forest, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not agree to work 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 Lake Forest, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Lake Forest, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to design 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 Forest, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will begin working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • 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 counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Take the case to trial 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 make the at-fault party pay 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 Lake Forest, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. From there, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Lake Forest, IL 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. This is implied in auto accident claims, as all motorists owe each other a duty to drive with 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Negligence: Your lawyer then must 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 drive drunk 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 must attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a claim and recover damages, minimized by your amount of fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. So in proving causation, you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. If the other driver in a car wreck is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered lossses known as damages as a result of the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like treatment costs and lost wages as well as abstract losses like pain and suffering 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 Forest today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Lake Forest, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Lake Forest, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though traffic accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Lake Forest, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law Lake Forest-based Illinois 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 should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Lake Forest, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The preeminent responsibility of your Lake Forest, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice after you have been damaged in an accident. This means making you whole again through a great settlement that restores you from all the ways in which the accident has cost you. If it were not for the other driver's negligence you would not have suffered theses losses and it should not be up to you 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 deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after suffering injuries in an accident because of someone else's negligence. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Lake Forest, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Lake Forest, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are resigned 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 Lake Forest, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is one that restores you and completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for how much your accident injury claim is worth by using our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based Lake Forest, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Receive the necessary medical attention. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. Focus on getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and taking an active role in your recovery. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding your damages, 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 injury victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Lake Forest, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Lake Forest, IL accident lawyer to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a great settlement for you. You need an accident lawyer in Lake Forest, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a skilled Lake Forest, IL accident lawyer such as an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your role is working with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To secure your complete recovery, your Lake Forest, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the defendant failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Lake Forest, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands complete payment through whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively 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 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.

As the victim in an accident, your two most important responsibilitiies are to get medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Lake Forest, IL right away. Choose a lawyer from a reputable Lake Forest, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Lake Forest, IL accident lawyers 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 decide to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Lake Forest, IL Claim with an Experienced Lake Forest, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, there is no time to waste. 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 more effectively they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and accomplished Lake Forest, 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 Lake Forest, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Lake Forest, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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