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Accident Lawyer in Oak Forest, IL

Accident Lawyer in Oak Forest, 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 Oak Forest, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shocking event that often has lasting consequences on your life. If you are injured because someone was negligent and caused an accident, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Whether or not the other person intended to harm you, when you are hurt in an accident, you should not 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 Oak Forest, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you 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 demand to be compensated. With your future at risk, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand a significant 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 Oak Forest, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Oak Forest, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to speak to a Oak Forest, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Oak Forest, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often an insurance company uses tricks in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Oak Forest, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Oak Forest, IL attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Oak Forest, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases 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 Oak Forest, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery throughout the claim process. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Oak Forest, 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
  • your injuries call for 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 while intoxicated 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 truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be responsible, such as road repair issues, improper traffic signs or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • 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 Oak Forest, IL right away. 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 accomplished Oak Forest, 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 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 Oak Forest, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Oak Forest, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to shape a strong case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Oak Forest, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail 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, personal 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 in order to make a financial 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 Oak Forest, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. From there, 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 Oak Forest, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four requirements of 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 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: Your lawyer then must 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 the case of a dangerous property, failing to rope off or cover a hole in the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This connects the dots. Your injury lawyer has to show that the accident was caused by the defendant's behavior. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, 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. 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. For example, if the other party in your car accident is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you suffered 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, including concrete costs like medical bills and loss of income as well as intangible 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 Oak Forest 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 Oak Forest, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Oak Forest, 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 Oak Forest, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Oak Forest, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though the majority of Oak Forest, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Oak Forest, 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 Oak Forest, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a the Maximum Compensation for your Oak Forest, IL Accident Settlement

The main mission of your Oak Forest, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again through a great settlement that restores you from 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 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 forced to suffer damages 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 often difficult to get your rightful payment. Sadly, many accident victims in Oak Forest, IL and all over the United States are denied 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 Oak Forest, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? 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 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 Oak Forest, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Receive medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. Focus on getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your recovery. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing your damages, any potential for lasting disability, and the cost of getting you to 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 Oak Forest, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Oak Forest, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Find an accident lawyer in Oak Forest, IL that you are confident in 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 you have a skilled Oak Forest, 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 working with your lawyer and following their advice. To get your complete recovery, your Oak Forest, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the other driver was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's negotiation skills. A talented personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Oak Forest, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you take home for your accident 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 using whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be settled relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be 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 will represent you ferociously in 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 speak to an accident lawyer in Oak Forest, IL as soon as possible. Work with a lawyer from a reliable Oak Forest, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours and make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you hire anyone. Burger Law's Oak Forest, IL accident lawyers 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 choose to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Oak Forest, 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 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 experienced Oak Forest, 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 Oak Forest, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Oak Forest, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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