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Accident Lawyer in Peoria, IL

Accident Lawyer in Peoria, IL. After being hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Peoria, IL with Burger Law about how we can protect and fight for you. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An unintentional accident is a shock that changes your life forever. 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 someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Peoria, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will ensure you are made whole again by collecting a great settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your life in question, you need and deserve the best 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 one of Burger Law's Peoria, IL accident lawyers right away. 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 Peoria, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Peoria, 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 commonly, an 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, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Peoria, 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 maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Peoria, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Peoria, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery every step of the way. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Peoria, IL right away. 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
  • you are injured and require 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
  • 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 may be responsible, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible 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 Peoria, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply 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, 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. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Peoria, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Peoria, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to design 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 hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Peoria, IL clients. 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
  • Acquire 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, personal and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury 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 make the at-fault party pay for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Peoria, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Peoria, 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 creating safety hazards for others on the road. 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 of Care: Next your lawyer must prove that the defendant was negligent in 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 and text 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 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, you can make a claim and recover damages, minimized by your amount of fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. So in proving causation, 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 a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you suffered damages, or losses, because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including concrete expenses like treatment costs and lost wages as well as intangible 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 the Peoria area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Peoria, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Peoria, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Peoria, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Peoria-based Illinois 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 deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Peoria, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Peoria, IL Accident

The preeminent job of your Peoria, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again by getting you a great 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 money and your life and wellbeing.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after you are forced to suffer damages because of someone else'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 Peoria, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Peoria, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out how much your accident injury claim is worth through our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based Peoria, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Get medical care. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and participating in your treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to understanding the extent of your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting disability, and the cost of getting you to your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is that of hiring an accident lawyer in Peoria, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Peoria, 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, IL that you are confident in who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. 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 Peoria, 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 following their advice. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Peoria, 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 failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting a great settlement ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Peoria, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment 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 not stop working for you until they get you complete payment through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are resolved in mediation, and some are not resolved until they go to court and reach a jury trial. With years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, your Burger Law accident lawyer is equipped to fight for you and 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to receive medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Peoria, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from a reliable Peoria, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and 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 Peoria, IL 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 decide to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Peoria, IL Claim with a Dedicated Peoria, 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 moment counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the better they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and experienced Peoria, 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 have been injured in a Peoria, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Peoria, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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