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Accident Lawyer in Ogle County, IL

Accident Lawyer in Ogle County, IL. After being hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Ogle County, IL with Burger Law about how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident is an unexpected shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. 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 injured in an accident caused by someone else, you do not deserve to be the one paying with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you injured in an accident, an exceptional Ogle County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you through the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your life at risk, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and counsel to demand a significant settlement and lessen 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 Ogle County, IL accident lawyers right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Ogle County, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Ogle County, 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 on your own. More often an insurance company pulls underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Ogle County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Ogle County, IL team of attorneys and paralegals 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 Ogle County, IL?

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

  • you suffer pain that persists beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • the accident involved 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
  • 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 may be at fault, such as roads in poor repair, 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 riding in a taxi or rideshare ride like an Uber or Lyft

In any accident, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and talk to an injury lawyer in Ogle County, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time 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 adept Ogle County, 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 Ogle County, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Ogle County, IL goes all in on your case and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to construct an inrefutable case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Ogle County, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will begin working 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
  • 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 resistant 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 in order to make a financial recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Ogle County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Ogle County, 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 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty of Care: Your lawyer then needs to be able to prove that the defendant voilated 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 speed are examples of auto accident negligence. 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 must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, which means 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. Conversely, this means that you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. For example, if the other driver in your car accident is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages because of the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete costs like medical bills and loss of income as well as abstract losses 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 Ogle County today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Ogle County, IL, we never rest until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Ogle County, 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 Ogle County, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Ogle County, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though the majority of Ogle County, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Ogle County, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced in every personal injury and liability claim you can imagine.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured due to another person's negligent behaivor you deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Ogle County, 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 Do I Get the Best Possible Settlement for My Accident?

The preeminent responsibility of your Ogle County, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again by getting you a superb settlement that compensates you for all your losses related to the accident. You did not deserve to be injured and it is certainly not right that you should have 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 you are subjected to damages because of someone else's negligence. While 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. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Ogle County, IL and elsewhere in 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 what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Ogle County, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? A great settlement is one that restores you and makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case through our personal injury calculator.

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

  • Receive the necessary medical care. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. Focus on getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is vital to understanding the extent of your damages, any potential for lasting 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 your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an accident victim is that of hiring the right accident lawyer in Ogle County, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Ogle County, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. You need an accident lawyer in Ogle County, IL that you trust and who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 Ogle County, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your role is working with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To get your complete recovery, your Ogle County, IL accident lawyer must be able to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the other driver behaved negligently and that their breach of duty led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting the settlement you deserve all comes down to 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 Ogle County, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the compensation you receive 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 do whatever it takes to get you full compensation through whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be settled fairly quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are 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.

As the victim in an accident, your two most important responsibilitiies are to receive medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Ogle County, IL right away. Find a lawyer from a reputable Ogle County, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning 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 a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Ogle County, 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 choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Ogle County, IL Claim with an Experienced Ogle County, 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 file for 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 better they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and experienced Ogle County, 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 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 Ogle County, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Ogle County, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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