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Accident Lawyer in Normal, IL

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

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shock that changes your life forever. 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 hurt you purposely or not, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to be the one paying with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Normal, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will ensure you are made whole again through a great settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until justice is served.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your life at risk, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and counsel to demand the highest available settlement and reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Normal, IL accident lawyers right away. 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 Normal, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Normal, 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 Normal-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Normal, IL attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to secure you the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Normal, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Normal, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights throughout the claim process. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Normal, IL immediately. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • your injuries call for medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident involved 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 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

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 Normal, IL with Burger Law right away. 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 experienced Normal, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you, leaving you to carry on your daily life. Burger Law will not take on your case 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 Normal, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Normal, IL fights hard and does not stop until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to construct an inrefutable case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Normal, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will begin working on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • 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

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but in order to make a financial recovery 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 Normal, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Normal, IL will prove the four requirements of 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. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled 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, 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. Breach of Duty of Care: Next your lawyer must show that the defendant was negligent in 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 speed are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In the case of a dangerous property, failing to de-ice the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This connects the dots. Your injury lawyer must attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. 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 claim, minimized by your amount of fault, 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 they were not the sole cause of the accident. For example, if the other driver in a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced damages, or losses, due to the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you likely have faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete costs like medical costs and loss of income as well as abstract costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If you have been injured in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, speak to the Normal area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Normal, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Normal, 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 Normal, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Normal, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though traffic accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Normal, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Normal, 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 should receive compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Normal, IL is well-versed in personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not rest until you receive 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 charge of your Normal, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again through a superb 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.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you have the right to recover your damages after you are forced to suffer damages caused by another person's negligence. While you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Normal, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Normal, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Normal, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is one that restores you and makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for how much your accident injury claim is worth through our personal injury calculator.

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

  • Get the medical care you need. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and participating in your care. Your medical treatment is vital 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 one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is that of hiring an accident lawyer in Normal, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Normal, 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. Work with an accident lawyer in Normal, 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 great Normal, 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 Normal, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the liable party failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting a successful recovery all comes down to success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Normal, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you receive in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will not stop working for you until they get you maximum compensation through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be 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 decades of experience, your Burger Law accident lawyer is equipped to fight for you and represent you ferociously in 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 contact an accident lawyer in Normal, IL right away. Choose a lawyer from a reputable Normal, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating 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. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Normal, IL 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 an Experienced Normal, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, time is of the essence. You only have a limited amount of time to attempt to make a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every moment counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the more effectively they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and experienced Normal, 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 Normal, IL accident due to another person's negligence, consult with a Normal, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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