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Accident Lawyer in Morris, IL

Accident Lawyer in Morris, IL. After being injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Morris, IL can protect and fight for you. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shock that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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. Whether or not the other person hurt you purposely or not, 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 are unjustly injured, an exceptional Morris, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make sure you are made whole again through compensation that covers your full damages. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your life at risk, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand the highest available settlement and reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. Do not put it off. Call an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Morris, IL right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Morris, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to speak to a Morris, 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 on your own. More often the insurance company uses underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Morris-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Morris, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to secure you the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Morris, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Morris, 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 Morris, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists 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
  • 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 semi truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be liable, 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

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 Morris, IL with Burger Law right away. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time or are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Morris, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you and allow you to focus on what matters most to you day to day. Burger Law will not take on your case as your injury attorney until we determine the potential value we can add to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Morris, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Morris, 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 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 Morris, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. 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
  • Value your claim and negotiate a full recovery with the help of medical and economic experts
  • Offer sound, personal and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

How Do I Prove 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 you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before taking on your case, your Morris, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Morris, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four requirements of 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 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 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: Next your lawyer 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 behave recklessly are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In a slip and fall accident, 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 in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, 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. 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 damages, or losses, due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete costs like medical bills 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, call the Morris 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 Morris, IL, we never stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Morris, 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 Morris, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Morris, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While car accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Morris, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Morris-based Illinois accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience you look for in an 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 owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Morris, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not be satisfied until you get your complete financial recovery. Call our lawyers now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The main responsibility of your Morris, 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 restores you from all the ways in which the accident has cost you. You did not deserve to be injured and it should not be up to you to pay for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after suffering injuries in an accident caused by another person's negligence. 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. Sadly, many accident victims in Morris, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Morris, 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. 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 Morris, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving 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 as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is vital to understanding the extent of your damages, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament 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 choosing an accident lawyer in Morris, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Morris, 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. You need an accident lawyer in Morris, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. 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 talented Morris, 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 collaborating with your lawyer and following their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Morris, IL accident lawyer must be able to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the defendant was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Morris, 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 not stop working for you until they get you full compensation through whatever means necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be settled relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others are resolved in mediation, and some go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to get medical attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Morris, IL immediately. Work with a lawyer from an accomplished Morris, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases like yours. Make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Morris, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case 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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Win your Morris, IL Claim with an Experienced Morris, 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 moment counts. The sooner you find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the better they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished Morris, IL accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your recovery 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 are facing damages following a Morris, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Morris, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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