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Accident Lawyer in Norridge, IL

Accident Lawyer in Norridge, IL. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Norridge, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can protect and fight for you. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An unintentional accident is an unexpected 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. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, 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 injured in an accident, an exceptional Norridge, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again by getting a great settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your life up in the air, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand the highest available settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. Do not put it off. Call one of Burger Law's Norridge, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See 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 Norridge, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to speak to a Norridge, 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. More commonly, an insurance company uses underhand tactics to try 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 Norridge-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Norridge, IL attorneys and paralegals that will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to secure you the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Norridge, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Norridge, 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 Norridge, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of days after the accident
  • you are injured and require medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • 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 truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be at fault, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

Following your 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 speak with an injury lawyer in Norridge, IL as soon as possible. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Norridge, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you so you can focus on living your 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 Norridge, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Norridge, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to construct 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 Norridge, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case right away. 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
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but to legally demand a recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your Norridge, 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.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Norridge, 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. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled 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. Breach of Duty of Care: Next your lawyer needs to be able to prove that the defendant was negligent and breached their duty of care to you. Negligence — both by way of omission and action — comes in many forms. Failing to use a turn signal or choosing to behave recklessly are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. 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' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, minimized by your amount of fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the 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. For example, if the other party in your car wreck is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate 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 suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like treatment bills and lost wages as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you have been injured in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, call the Norridge area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Norridge, IL, we never rest until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Norridge, 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 Norridge, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Norridge, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While car accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Norridge, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Norridge-based Illinois accident lawyer has superior qualities, including years of experience and a record of winning, making them an effective attorney for a personal injury claim.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured due to another person's negligent behaivor you are owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Norridge, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not be satisfied until you get your full financial recovery. Call our firm today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The preeminent job of your Norridge, 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 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 have the right to receive full payment for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of someone else's irresponsible actions. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Norridge, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Norridge, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Norridge, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is one that restores you and completely covers your damages, 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 Norridge, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Receive medical care. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, it is important to get all the medical care you need. Focus on getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and participating in your care. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing 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 after being injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an accident victim is finding an accident lawyer in Norridge, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Norridge, IL accident lawyer to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a great settlement for you. Work with an accident lawyer in Norridge, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 skilled Norridge, IL accident lawyer such as one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is collaborating with your lawyer and following their advice. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Norridge, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the other driver was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting a great settlement ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Norridge, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the compensation you receive in your accident claim 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 honest insurance adjusters are resolved fairly quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others may be 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to get medical care and speak to an accident lawyer in Norridge, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from a reputable Norridge, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to 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 Norridge, 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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Win your Norridge, IL Claim with a Dedicated Norridge, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, there is no time to waste. 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 more effectively they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and experienced Norridge, 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 quailty legal representation of a Burger Law accident lawyer that is necessary to get a complete recovery. If you have been injured in a Norridge, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Norridge, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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