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Accident Lawyer in Polo, IL

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

An unintentional accident is a shocking event that often has lasting consequences on your life. If you are injured because someone was negligent and caused an accident, Illinois law allows you to make a claim to hold the person accountable and to be compensated for your damages. Whether or not the other person intended to harm you, 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 you injured in an accident, an experienced Polo, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again through compensation that covers your full damages. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Begin your journey toward full compensation right away. With your life at risk, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand the highest available 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 Polo, IL accident lawyers right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Polo, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always contact a Polo, 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, the insurance company uses tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Polo-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Polo, 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 Polo, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a fair offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Polo, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights throughout the claim process. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Polo, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of days after the accident
  • you are injured and require medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to go to work
  • 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
  • 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 tractor trailer or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be liable, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were riding in a taxi or rideshare ride like an Uber or Lyft

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 Polo, 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 legal system. Hire an accomplished Polo, 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. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Polo, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Polo, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to build an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Polo, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal advice
  • 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 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 Polo, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Polo, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four requirements of your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: 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 owe each other a duty to drive with reasonable 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. Negligence: Next your lawyer needs to be able to 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 use a turn signal 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 has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, anyone can make a claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, 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 their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other driver in your car accident is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced 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, ranging from concrete costs like medical bills and lost wages as well as abstract costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If you have been injured in an accident because someone else was neglected their duty to act safely, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Polo today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Polo, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Polo, 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 Polo, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Polo, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Polo, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Polo, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience you look for in an attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are rightfully owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Polo, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will not be satisfied until you receive your complete financial recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The ultimate mission of your Polo, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again by getting you 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 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 be compensated for the total of your damages after suffering injuries in an accident because of another person'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 commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Sadly, many accident victims in Polo, IL and all over 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 how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Polo, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for how much your accident injury claim is worth through our personal injury calculator.

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

  • Receive the medical care you need. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and participating in your treatment. 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 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 injury victim is finding an accident lawyer in Polo, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Polo, 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 Polo, 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 understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a great Polo, IL accident lawyer like one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your role is collaborating with your lawyer and receiving their advice. To secure your complete recovery, your Polo, 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 was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's negotiation skills. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Polo, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation 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 not stop working for you until they get you complete payment using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be resolved fairly 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 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to receive medical attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Polo, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from a reputable Polo, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Polo, IL accident lawyers 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 decide to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Polo, IL Claim with an Experienced Polo, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, time is of the essence. You have limited 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 more effectively they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

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

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