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Accident Lawyer in Morton, IL

Accident Lawyer in Morton, IL. If you were hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Morton, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident 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. Regardless of the person's intent, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you are unjustly injured, an experienced Morton, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again by collecting the maximum possible compensation. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your future on the line, it is critical that you obtain 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 Morton, IL as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Morton, IL

If you were injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Morton, 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 without legal help. But far too often the insurance company uses tricks 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 Morton-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Morton, IL attorneys and paralegals that will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Morton, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get a fair offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Morton, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery throughout the claim process. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Morton, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that extends 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 someone driving after losing their license priviledges
  • you do not know who the responsible party is, such as in a hit-and-run scenario
  • 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 could potentially be responsible, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • 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 Morton, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Morton, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not agree to work 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, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Morton, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to construct an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Morton, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail 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, 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

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but to make the at-fault party pay for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Morton, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. Then, 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 Morton, IL 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. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled as all motorists owe each other a duty to drive with 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 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 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 come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to drive and text 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 has to 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 recovery in an injury claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, 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 wreck is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages due to the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible expenses like medical costs and lost wages 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, call the Morton area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Morton, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Morton, 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, 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, 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, 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 and Illinois drivers break the rules. If a reckless or negligent driver caused you injury, call the Morton, IL accident lawyers of Burger Law today. We have seen firsthand the devastation that a motorcycle accident can have on Morton, IL individuals and families, and know exactly how to get you maximum compensation for all of your damages.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Morton, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of Morton, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Morton, IL-area Burger Law 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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you deserve compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Morton, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not rest until you receive your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Morton, IL Accident

The preeminent mission of your Morton, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. This means making you whole again by getting you 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 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 suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else's irresponsible actions. While 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 Morton, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in Morton, 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 the value of your accident injury case through our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based Morton, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Receive medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to understanding your damages, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament disability, and what it will take for you to reach your maximum medical recovery after being injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is that of hiring an accident lawyer in Morton, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Morton, 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. Find an accident lawyer in Morton, 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, IL accident lawyer such as an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your role is collaborating with your lawyer and being receptive to their advice. To get your complete recovery, your Morton, IL accident lawyer must be able to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the liable party 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, receiving the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Morton, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation through whatever means necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are resolved relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are resolved in mediation, and some are not resolved until they go to court and reach a jury trial. With years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, 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 receive medical care and contact an accident lawyer in Morton, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from a reliable Morton, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of earning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Morton, IL answer all your questions 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. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Morton, IL Claim with a Dedicated Morton, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, time is of the essence. You have limited time to file for 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 negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and experienced accident lawyers in Morton, 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 Morton, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Morton, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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