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Accident Lawyer in Lincoln, IL

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

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shocking event that changes your life forever. 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. Whether or not the other person intended to harm you, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you injured in an accident, an experienced Lincoln, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to ensure you are made whole again through compensation that covers your full damages. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your future on the line, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy 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 an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Lincoln, IL as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Lincoln, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Lincoln, 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 without legal help. But far too often an insurance company uses tricks 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 Lincoln-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Lincoln, 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 Lincoln, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Lincoln, 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 Lincoln, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists more than a couple of days after the accident
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident involved 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
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be liable, such as road repair issues, improper traffic signs or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

In any accident, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and talk to an injury lawyer in Lincoln, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an accomplished Lincoln, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden and allow you to focus on what matters most to you day to day. 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 Lincoln, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Lincoln, 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 infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Lincoln, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to make them pay
  • Take the case to trial when necessary

What Must I Prove in My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but in order to make a financial 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 Lincoln, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Lincoln, 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 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 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. Breach of Duty of Care: 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 use a turn signal or choosing to behave recklessly 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 show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a claim, minus your share of the fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at 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 your car accident 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 total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced 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 variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, including concrete costs like medical costs and lost wages as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, speak to the Lincoln area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Lincoln, IL, we never rest until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Lincoln, 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 Lincoln, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Lincoln, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though the majority of Lincoln, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Lincoln-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 are rightfully owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Lincoln, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not rest until you get your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The preeminent mission of your Lincoln, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again through a great settlement that compensates you for 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 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 have the right to recover your damages after you are subjected to damages because of another person's negligence. 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 commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Lincoln, IL and elsewhere in the United States are denied justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Lincoln, 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. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for the value of your accident injury case through our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery after you have been in a Lincoln, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Receive the necessary medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, it is important to get all the medical care you need. That means getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and participating in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to accurately assessing your damages, 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. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is finding the right accident lawyer in Lincoln, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Lincoln, IL area to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Select an accident lawyer in Lincoln, IL that you are confident in 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 talented Lincoln, 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 biggest charge is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their advice. To get your complete recovery, your Lincoln, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the other driver was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this negligence led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting a great settlement ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A talented personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Lincoln, IL accident case. In the end, the recovery you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands full compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are settled relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, 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 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 speak to an accident lawyer in Lincoln, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from a respected Lincoln, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of earning 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 a hiring decision. Burger Law's Lincoln, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case for free and will meet 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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Win your Lincoln, IL Claim with a Dedicated Lincoln, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, time is of the essence. You have limited time to attempt to make a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every second counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the better they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

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

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