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Accident Lawyer in North Chicago, IL

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

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shocking event that changes your life forever. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are hurt in an accident, you should not be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced North Chicago, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you by getting the maximum possible compensation. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until justice is served.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. With your life up in the air, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and aleviate the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's North Chicago, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. Visit 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 North Chicago, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always contact a North Chicago, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, you will be fortunate enough to receive a legitimate settlement offer from the insurance company on your own. More commonly, the 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. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced North Chicago, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate North Chicago, IL team of attorneys and paralegals 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 North Chicago, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a fair offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated North Chicago, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights throughout the claim process. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in North Chicago, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you are injured and require 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
  • 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 road repair issues, 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, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and speak with an injury lawyer in North Chicago, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an experienced North Chicago, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate, 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. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My North Chicago, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in North Chicago, 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 build a strong 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 North Chicago, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • 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 counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to make them pay
  • 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 your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your North Chicago, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate 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.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your North Chicago, 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 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, 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. Breach of Duty: Next your lawyer needs to be able to 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 use a turn signal or choosing to behave recklessly 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 recovery in an injury claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, 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 party 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 damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced damages, or losses, due to the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from tangible expenses like medical costs and loss of income as well as abstract costs like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call the North Chicago area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in North Chicago, IL, we never stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in North Chicago, 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 North Chicago, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in North Chicago, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While the majority of North Chicago, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your North Chicago, 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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are rightfully owed compensation for your damages. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in North Chicago, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The main responsibility of your North Chicago, 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 superb settlement that compensates you for all the ways in which the accident has cost you. You did not deserve to be injured and it is certainly not right that you should have to pay for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you have the right to recover your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by someone else's poor behavior. While 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 North Chicago, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

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

  • Receive the necessary medical attention. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your care. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding the extent of 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 finding an accident lawyer in North Chicago, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled North Chicago, 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 North Chicago, 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 learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a great North Chicago, 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 receiving their advice. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your North Chicago, IL accident lawyer has to prove 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 negligence led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your North Chicago, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the recovery you receive for your accident 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 maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be settled relatively 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 will 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 get medical care and contact an accident lawyer in North Chicago, IL right away. Choose a lawyer from a reputable North Chicago, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in North Chicago, IL evaluate your case 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 decide 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 North Chicago, 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 attempt to make 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 more effectively they will be able to argue your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and experienced North Chicago, IL accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your recovery 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 North Chicago, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a North Chicago, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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