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Accident Lawyer in Morton Grove, IL

Accident Lawyer in Morton Grove, IL. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Morton Grove, 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 an unexpected shock that leaves you with permanent consequences. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, 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 meant to hurt you, when someone's behavior injures you, you should not pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you are unjustly injured, an exceptional Morton Grove, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you through the best possible settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until you get justice.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your future in question, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and counsel to get you a significant settlement and reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Morton Grove, IL right away. See 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 Morton Grove, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, you should always contact a Morton Grove, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Morton Grove, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, the insurance company pulls tricks in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Morton Grove-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Morton Grove, 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 Morton Grove, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Morton Grove, 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 Morton Grove, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that persists beyond 1-2 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 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
  • 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 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

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 talk to an injury lawyer in Morton Grove, 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 want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an accomplished Morton Grove, 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 Morton Grove, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Morton Grove, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to construct an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Morton Grove, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal advice
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

What Must I Prove in My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but in order to make a financial recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Morton Grove, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Morton Grove, 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 through which the defendant owed you a duty of care. This is implied in auto accident claims, as all motorists by default are expected 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: Your lawyer then must show that the defendant was negligent and breached 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 and text are examples of auto accident negligence. 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 behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, anyone can make a claim and recover damages, minus your share of the fault, 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 they were not the sole cause of the accident. If the other driver in your car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered lossses known as damages because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible expenses like treatment costs and loss of income as well as intangible costs like pain and suffering 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 Morton Grove today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Morton Grove, IL, we never stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Morton Grove, 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 Morton Grove, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Morton Grove, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of Morton Grove, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Morton Grove, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced in every personal injury and liability claim you can imagine.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you deserve compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Morton Grove, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your complete financial recovery. Call our firm today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The main responsibility of your Morton Grove, 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 by getting you 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 is certainly not right that you should have 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 receive full payment for your damages after you are forced to suffer damages because of someone else's negligence. 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 Morton Grove, IL and elsewhere in the United States are denied justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Morton Grove, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? 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 Morton Grove, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Receive medical attention. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. That means getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and taking an active role in your treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to understanding your pain and suffering, 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 that of hiring an accident lawyer in Morton Grove, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Morton Grove, 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. Find an accident lawyer in Morton Grove, 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 understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a great Morton Grove, 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 get the full recovery you deserve, your Morton Grove, 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 liable party failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a successful recovery all comes down to your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Morton Grove, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment 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 will not stop working for you until they get you complete payment using whatever means necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be 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 is equipped to fight for you and 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 Morton Grove, IL immediately. Work with a lawyer from a reliable Morton Grove, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases like yours and 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 Morton Grove, IL accident lawyers answer all your questions 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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Get the Recovery You Deserve with an Experienced Morton Grove, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, there is no time to waste. 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 better they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished accident lawyers in Morton Grove, 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 quailty legal representation of a Burger Law accident lawyer that is necessary to get a complete recovery. If you have been injured in a Morton Grove, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Morton Grove, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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