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Accident Lawyer in Lemont, IL

Accident Lawyer in Lemont, 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 Lemont, IL can protect and fight for you. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete 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 hurt in an accident, you do not deserve to be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Lemont, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you by getting compensation that covers your full damages. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your life at stake, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and guidance to demand a significant settlement and aleviate 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 Lemont, IL accident lawyers right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Lemont, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always contact a Lemont, 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. More often the insurance company uses tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Lemont, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Lemont, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Lemont, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Lemont, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights throughout the claim process. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Lemont, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain 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
  • you or anyone else suffered serious injuries or death
  • the accident was caused by an 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
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a tractor trailer or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be liable, 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

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 speak with an injury lawyer in Lemont, IL right away. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an experienced Lemont, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not agree to work 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 Lemont, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Lemont, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to design an infallalble 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 hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Lemont, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working 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 bad faith insurance companies to make them pay
  • 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 legally demand a recovery for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Lemont, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Lemont, 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 through which 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 putting others in danger. 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. Breach of Duty of Care: Next your lawyer 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 yield the right of way or choosing to drive drunk are examples of auto accident negligence. 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 connects the dots. Your injury lawyer must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. 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 recovery in an injury claim, minus your share of the fault, 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, you can demand a settlement covering 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 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 concrete costs like treatment costs and lost wages as well as abstract costs like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was neglected their duty to act safely, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Lemont today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Lemont, IL, we never rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Lemont, 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 Lemont, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Lemont, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of Lemont, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Lemont, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer has superior qualities, including years of experience and a record of winning, making them an effective attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are rightfully owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Lemont, IL is well-versed in injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your complete financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How Do I Get the Best Possible Settlement for My Accident?

The ultimate mission of your Lemont, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again through a superb 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 should not be up to you 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 receive full compensation for your damages after suffering injuries in an accident because of another person's poor behavior. Keep in mind that though 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 Lemont, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Lemont, 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 how much your accident injury claim is worth by using our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Lemont, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Get the necessary medical attention. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, it is important to get all the medical care you need. Focus on getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and taking an active role in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to accurately assessing your damages, any potential for lasting disability, and what it will take for you to reach 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 that of hiring an accident lawyer in Lemont, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Lemont, 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. Select an accident lawyer in Lemont, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. 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 great Lemont, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from 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 advice. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Lemont, 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 other driver behaved negligently and this breach of duty 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 negotiation skills. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Lemont, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you receive in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands full compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are settled fairly 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 will 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 contact an accident lawyer in Lemont, IL right away. Choose a lawyer from an accomplished Lemont, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you hire anyone. Burger Law's Lemont, 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 you have a claim that requires the representation of an accident lawyer — before you choose 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 Lemont, 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 moment counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the more effectively they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished Lemont, 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 have been injured in a Lemont, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a Lemont, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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