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Accident Lawyer in Moline, IL

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

An unintentional accident is a shocking event that leaves you with permanent consequences. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Regardless of the person's intent, when someone's behavior injures you, you should not be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional Moline, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again through a great settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. 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 reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. Do not put it off. Call an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Moline, IL as soon as possible. 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 Moline, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Moline, 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 on your own. But far too often the insurance company pulls 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 Moline-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Moline, 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 Moline, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Moline, 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 Moline, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 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 under the influence of drugs or alcohol 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
  • there are multiple parties or multiple arguments about the events of the accident, making liability complicated
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be responsible, such as road repair issues, improper traffic signs or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • 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 Moline, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. 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 legal system. Hire an experienced Moline, 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 Moline, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Moline, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. 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. 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 Moline, 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
  • Track and file 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, personal and empathetic legal advice
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant 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 make the at-fault party pay for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your Moline, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work ceaselessly to build your case and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Moline, IL Burger Law accident lawyer 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. This is implied in auto accident claims, as all motorists owe each other a duty to drive with reasonable care to avoid putting others in danger. 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: Your lawyer then needs to be able to show 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 auto accident negligence. In the case of a dangerous property, 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 attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you can make a claim, minimized by your amount of 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 their actions did not singularly cause the accident. 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 for 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including concrete costs like treatment bills and lost wages 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, speak to the Moline 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 Moline, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Moline, 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 Moline, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Moline, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though the majority of Moline, 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 Moline-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 your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Moline, 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 to Get a Great Settlement for Your Moline, IL Accident

The preeminent responsibility of your Moline, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again by getting you a superb settlement that restores you from all your losses related to the accident. You did not deserve to be injured and it should not be up to you to pay for another person's mistakes with your hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after you are forced to suffer damages caused by another person's poor behavior. While Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Moline, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Moline, 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. 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 for your negligence-based Moline, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Get the necessary 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. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your recovery. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing the extent of your damages, 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 your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an accident victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Moline, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Moline, IL accident lawyer 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 Moline, 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 understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a dedicated Moline, IL accident lawyer like 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 following their advice. To secure your complete recovery, your Moline, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the liable party behaved negligently and that their 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 negotiation skills. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Moline, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you full compensation using whatever means necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are settled relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some must go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to 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 Moline, IL immediately. Work with a lawyer from an accomplished Moline, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Moline, 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 choose to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with an Experienced Moline, 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 only have a limited amount of time to file for a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every second 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 accident lawyers in Moline, IL are prepared to fight for your recovery every step of the way. You do not have to shoulder the burden of an injury claim 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 Moline, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Moline, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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