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Accident Lawyer in Peoria County, IL

Accident Lawyer in Peoria County, IL. After being injured in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Peoria County, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shock that changes your life forever. 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. Regardless of the person's intent, when someone's behavior injures you, you do not deserve to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional Peoria County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make sure you are made whole again by getting 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 up in the air, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face as you await the resolution of your case. Do not put it off. Call an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Peoria County, IL right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Peoria County, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Peoria County, 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 often the insurance company uses underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Peoria County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Peoria 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 Peoria County, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Peoria County, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery throughout the claim process. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Peoria County, IL immediately. You most likely need 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 make it difficult or impossible for you to perform your normal job
  • you or anyone else suffered serious 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
  • 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 big rig or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be at fault, such as road repair issues, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

In any accident, if you are unsure about any aspects of the law, your case or what the insurance company is telling you, it is always best to be safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Peoria County, IL right away. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time and energy 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 experienced Peoria County, 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 Peoria County, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Peoria County, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. 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. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Peoria 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 detail of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Track and file official documents such as police reports and medical bills
  • 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 bad faith 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 like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any accident, but to legally demand a 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 Peoria County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Peoria County, IL Burger Law accident lawyer 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. 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, it is the owner or person in control of the property's duty to post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty of Care: 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 yield the right of way or choosing to drive and text are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. 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 must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a claim, minus your share of the fault, 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 they were not the sole cause of the accident. For example, if the other party in a 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: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible costs like medical costs and lost wages as well as abstract costs like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was neglected their duty to act safely, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Peoria County today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Peoria County, IL, we never stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Peoria 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 Peoria 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 inPeoria 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 Peoria 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 Peoria County and Illinois drivers break the rules. If a reckless or negligent driver caused you injury, call the Peoria County, IL accident lawyers of Burger Law today. We have seen firsthand the devastation that a motorcycle accident can have on Peoria County, IL individuals and families, and know exactly how to get you maximum compensation for all of your damages.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Peoria County, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While auto accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Peoria County, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Peoria 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 by the negligence or recklessness of another person you deserve compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Peoria County, 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 Do I Get the Best Possible Settlement for My Accident?

The main job of your Peoria County, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. This means making you whole again through a great settlement that compensates you for 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 the price of the liable party's mistakes with your hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to recover your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by another person's irresponsible actions. While 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. Sadly, many accident victims in Peoria County, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Peoria County, 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. You can start by finding out 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 after you have been in a Peoria County, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, it is important to get all the medical care you need. 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 participating in your treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to accurately assessing 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. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an accident victim is choosing the right accident lawyer in Peoria County, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Peoria County, IL area 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 Peoria County, IL that you are confident in who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your homework before hiring an accident lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a skilled Peoria County, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from Burger Law, you are no longer in the fight alone; you have an advocate in your fight for a full recovery. Your most important responisbility is working with your lawyer and receiving their advice. To get your complete recovery, your Peoria County, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the liable party behaved negligently and this breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving a successful recovery ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Peoria County, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands maximum compensation through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be resolved fairly 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 decades of experience, 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 get medical care and contact an accident lawyer in Peoria County, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from a reliable Peoria County, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Peoria County, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case for free and will meet with you to understand the details of your case — and determine whether you have a claim that requires the representation of an accident lawyer — before you choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Peoria County, IL Claim with an Experienced Peoria County, 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 file for 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 astute and experienced Peoria County, 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 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 Peoria County, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Peoria County, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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