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Accident Lawyer in Olney, IL

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

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shocking event that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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 someone's behavior injures you, 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 Olney, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will ensure you are made whole again by getting compensation that covers your full damages. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your life in question, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Olney, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Olney, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Olney, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Olney, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often an insurance company uses underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Olney-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Olney, IL attorneys and paralegals that will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Olney, IL?

Although 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 Olney, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery every step of the way. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Olney, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you received 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 while intoxicated 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
  • liability is complicated due to multiple parties being involved or providing conflicting accounts
  • 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 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, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Olney, IL right away. Maybe you simply 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 Olney, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not agree to work 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 Olney, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Olney, IL goes all in on your case and does not stop until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of 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. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Olney, 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 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
  • Work with medical and economic experts to properly value the amount of compensation you are owed
  • Offer sound, personal and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to make them pay
  • Take the case to trial when necessary

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but to make the at-fault party pay for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Olney, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Olney, IL will prove the four necessary elements in your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: 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 owe each other a duty to drive with care to avoid putting others in danger. 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 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 reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to drive drunk 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 connects the dots. Your injury lawyer must attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, minus your share of the 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 they were not the sole cause of the accident. If the other driver in your car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered lossses known as damages because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible expenses like treatment 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 Olney 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 Olney, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Olney, 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 Olney, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Olney, IL

Truck accidents also present higher risk for those on the Olney, 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 Olney, 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 Olney-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 Olney 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 Olney, 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 Olney, IL or Illinois governmental entity. For example, if your child was hurt in a school bus accident, your Illinois accident lawyer in Olney 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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Work with a Winning Accident Lawyer

Our Olney, IL accident lawyers have brought hundreds of accident victims in Olney 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 Olney, IL area, including:

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While car accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Olney, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Olney, 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 are owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Olney, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not rest until you get your rightful financial recovery. Call our office today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The main charge of your Olney, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you 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. 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 money and your life and wellbeing.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you have the right to receive full compensation for your damages after you are forced to suffer damages caused by another person's negligence. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Olney, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Sadly, many accident victims in Olney, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Olney, 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 the value of your accident injury case by using our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again for your negligence-based Olney, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Receive medical care. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. That means 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 treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding your damages, any potential for lasting disability, and what it will take for you to reach 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 choosing the right accident lawyer in Olney, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Olney, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Work with an accident lawyer in Olney, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. 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 you have a skilled Olney, 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 most important responisbility is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their advice. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Olney, 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 negligence caused 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 could be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Olney, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be settled fairly 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 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 Olney, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from an accomplished Olney, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning the highest possible settlements 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 a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Olney, IL answer all your questions 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 a Dedicated Olney, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, 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 better they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our astute and experienced accident lawyers in Olney, IL tenatiously represent you 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 Olney, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a Olney, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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