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Accident Lawyer in Niles, IL

Accident Lawyer in Niles, IL. After being injured in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Niles, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An unintentional accident is an unexpected shock 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 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 an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional Niles, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again through the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until you get justice.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your life at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face as you await the resolution of your case. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Niles, IL as soon as possible. Visit 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 Niles, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Niles, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Niles, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, an insurance company uses tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Niles-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Niles, 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 best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Niles, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Niles, 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 Niles, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of 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
  • the accident was a hit-and-run or you do not know who the liable party is
  • liability is complicated due to multiple parties being involved or providing conflicting accounts
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a tractor trailer or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be liable, such as roads in poor repair, 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, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Niles, IL right away. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Niles, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not take on your case 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 Niles, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Niles, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to design a strong 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 Niles, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • Track and file medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • 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
  • Take the case to trial 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 you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Niles, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work ceaselessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Niles, IL 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 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property 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 yield the right of way or choosing to speed 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 has to show that the accident was caused by 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, anyone can make a claim and recover damages, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. Conversely, this means that 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 a car wreck 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: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced damages, or losses, because of the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you have probably faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible expenses like medical bills and loss of income as well as abstract costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Niles today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Niles, IL, we never stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Niles, 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 Niles, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Niles, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though auto accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Niles, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Niles, 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.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured due to another person's negligent behaivor you are rightfully owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Niles, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not rest until you get your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How Do I Get the Best Possible Settlement for My Accident?

The preeminent mission of your Niles, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. 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. You did not deserve to be injured and it should not be up to you 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 receive full payment for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of another person's negligence. Keep in mind that though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Niles, 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 what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Niles, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? 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 by using our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery after you have been in a Niles, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, it is important to get complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your recovery. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to understanding the extent of your pain and suffering, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament 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. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Niles, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Niles, 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. Select an accident lawyer in Niles, IL that you trust and 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 hiring a great Niles, IL accident lawyer like one of the lawyers of Burger Law, you are no longer in the fight alone; you have an advocate in your fight for a full recovery. Your biggest charge is collaborating with your lawyer and following their advice. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Niles, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate 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 resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on 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 Niles, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you take home 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 not stop working for you until they get you complete payment using whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters are settled relatively 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 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 receive medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in Niles, IL right away. Find a lawyer from a reputable Niles, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. Make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Niles, IL answer all your questions for free and will sit down 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. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Niles, IL Claim with a Dedicated Niles, 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 better they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished Niles, IL accident lawyers 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 Niles, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Niles, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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