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Accident Lawyer in Montgomery, IL

Accident Lawyer in Montgomery, IL. After being hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Montgomery, 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 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, 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 behavior injures you, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you injured in an accident, an experienced Montgomery, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make sure you are made whole again by getting compensation that covers your full damages. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until you are paid.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. With your future at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and reduce the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Montgomery, IL as soon as possible. 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 Montgomery, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Montgomery, 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 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 Montgomery-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Montgomery, 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 Montgomery, 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 Montgomery, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Montgomery, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim 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
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • the accident was caused by an illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • 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
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a semi truck 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
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

Following your 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 Montgomery, 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 dealing with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an adept Montgomery, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you, leaving you to carry on your daily 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 Montgomery, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Montgomery, IL fights hard and does not stop until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to shape an inrefutable 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 work with Montgomery, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Track and file 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, personal and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to make them pay
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury 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 to legally demand a recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your Montgomery, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Montgomery, IL will prove the four requirements of 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 by default are required to act in a way that prevents putting others in harm's way. 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. Negligence: Your lawyer then needs to be able to prove 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 speed are examples of auto accident negligence. 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, meaning 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 you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other driver in a car accident is 80% responsible 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: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate 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 have probably faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like medical costs and lost wages as well as intangible losses 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 an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Montgomery today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Montgomery, IL, we never rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Montgomery, 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 Montgomery, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Montgomery, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While the majority of Montgomery, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Montgomery, 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.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are owed compensation for your damages. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Montgomery, IL is well-versed in injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will not be satisfied until you receive 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 preeminent responsibility of your Montgomery, 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 great settlement that restores you from 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 is certainly not right that you should have to pay the price of the liable party'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 suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else's negligence. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Montgomery, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Montgomery, 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 Montgomery, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that 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 after you have been in a Montgomery, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital 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 your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Montgomery, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Montgomery, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. You need an accident lawyer in Montgomery, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 dedicated Montgomery, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from 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 working with your lawyer and following their advice. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Montgomery, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the defendant failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and this negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving the settlement you deserve 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 Montgomery, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the recovery you receive 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 will do whatever it takes to get you full compensation through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters are resolved fairly quickly and easily in initial negotiations, 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 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to get medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Montgomery, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from a reliable Montgomery, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you hire anyone. Burger Law's Montgomery, 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. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Montgomery, 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 find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the more effectively they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished accident lawyers in Montgomery, IL tenatiously represent you 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 are facing damages following a Montgomery, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a Montgomery, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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