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Accident Lawyer in Palos Heights, IL

Accident Lawyer in Palos Heights, IL. If you were injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Palos Heights, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident is a shocking event 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 should not pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Palos Heights, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again through the maximum possible compensation. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until you get justice.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your life on the line, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation 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. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Palos Heights, IL right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Palos Heights, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to speak to a Palos Heights, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Palos Heights, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often an insurance company pulls tricks in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Palos Heights-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Palos Heights, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Palos Heights, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a fair offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Palos Heights, 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 Palos Heights, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that persists 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 serious injuries or death
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • 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
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a semi truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be responsible, such as road repair issues, 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 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 talk to an injury lawyer in Palos Heights, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Palos Heights, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate 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 Palos Heights, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Palos Heights, IL fights hard 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 shape a strong case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Palos Heights, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case right away. 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
  • 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 bad faith 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 you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your Palos Heights, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to build your case and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Palos Heights, IL will prove the four requirements of 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 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. Negligence: Next your lawyer needs to be able to show that the defendant voilated their duty of care to you. Negligence — both by way of omission and action — comes in many forms. Failing to come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to drive drunk are examples of auto accident negligence. In a slip and fall accident, failing to de-ice the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This connects 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 when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you can make a claim and recover damages, 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 wreck is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered damages, or losses, as a result of the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible expenses like medical bills and lost wages as well as abstract costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Palos Heights today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Palos Heights, IL, we never stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Palos Heights, 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 Palos Heights, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Palos Heights, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While car accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Palos Heights, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Palos Heights-based Illinois 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 should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Palos Heights, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not be satisfied until you get your complete financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Palos Heights, IL Accident

The ultimate responsibility of your Palos Heights, 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 superb settlement that restores you from all your losses related to the accident. If it were not for the other driver's negligence you would not have suffered theses losses and it is certainly not right that you should have to pay for another person'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 compensation for your damages after you are forced to suffer damages caused by someone else's poor behavior. Though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Palos Heights, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Palos Heights, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? 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 be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based Palos Heights, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. Focus on getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to understanding the extent of 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 choosing an accident lawyer in Palos Heights, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Palos Heights, 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. Work with an accident lawyer in Palos Heights, 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 learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a dedicated Palos Heights, IL accident lawyer such as 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 following their advice. To secure your complete recovery, your Palos Heights, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the defendant was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a great settlement all comes down to 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 Palos Heights, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you receive in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will not stop working for you until they get you complete payment using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are resolved relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others are resolved in mediation, and some go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to 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 attention and contact an accident lawyer in Palos Heights, IL right away. Find a lawyer from a reputable Palos Heights, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of earning 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. Burger Law's Palos Heights, IL accident lawyers 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. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Palos Heights, IL Claim with a Dedicated Palos Heights, 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 second counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the better they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and accomplished accident lawyers in Palos Heights, IL 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 Palos Heights, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Palos Heights, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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