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Accident Lawyer in Pontiac, IL

Accident Lawyer in Pontiac, IL. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Pontiac, IL can protect and fight for you. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shock that leaves you with permanent consequences. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, 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 do not deserve to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Pontiac, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make you whole again by getting the best possible settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your future in question, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and aleviate 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 one of Burger Law's Pontiac, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See 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 Pontiac, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to speak to a Pontiac, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Pontiac, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, an insurance company uses underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Pontiac, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Pontiac, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to secure you the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Pontiac, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Pontiac, 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 Pontiac, 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 make it difficult or impossible for you to go to work
  • you or anyone else suffered serious injuries or death
  • the accident was caused by an illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • you do not know who the responsible party is, such as in a hit-and-run scenario
  • 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 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 riding in a taxi or rideshare ride like an Uber or Lyft

Following your 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 talk to an injury lawyer in Pontiac, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. 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 accomplished Pontiac, 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 Pontiac, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Pontiac, IL goes all in on your case 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 construct a strong case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Pontiac, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect 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 advice
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to make them pay
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but in order to make a financial recovery for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before taking on your case, your Pontiac, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. From there, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and negotiate an excellent settlement.

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

  1. Duty of Care: We must establish that 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty of Care: Next your lawyer must show 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 come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to speed 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 is where we connect 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 in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a claim and recover damages, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, as long as you hold less than 50% of the 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 driver in your car wreck is 80% responsible 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 demonstrate that you experienced damages, or losses, due to the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible expenses like medical costs and loss of income as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you have been injured in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, call the Pontiac area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Pontiac, IL, we never stop fighting until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Pontiac, 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 Pontiac, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Pontiac, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though traffic accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Pontiac, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Pontiac, 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 Pontiac, IL is well-versed in injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for 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 mission of your Pontiac, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. 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 the price of the liable party'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 be compensated for the total of your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of someone else's irresponsible actions. While you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Pontiac, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Sadly, many accident victims in Pontiac, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Pontiac, 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 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 Pontiac, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Receive medical care. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, it is important to get the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding 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. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is finding the right accident lawyer in Pontiac, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Pontiac, 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. Select an accident lawyer in Pontiac, IL that you trust and 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 dedicated Pontiac, 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 role is collaborating with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Pontiac, IL accident lawyer must be able to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the other driver failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting a successful recovery ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Pontiac, 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 full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you full compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, 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 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 attention and contact an accident lawyer in Pontiac, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from an accomplished Pontiac, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Pontiac, IL answer all your questions 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 Pontiac, IL Claim with a Dedicated Pontiac, 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 have limited time to file for a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every second counts. The sooner you find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the more effectively they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and accomplished accident lawyers in Pontiac, IL tenatiously represent you every step of the way. Do not take the fight on alone. You deserve the quailty legal representation of a Burger Law accident lawyer that is necessary to get a complete recovery. If you are facing damages following a Pontiac, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Pontiac, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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