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Accident Lawyer in Rock Island County, IL

Accident Lawyer in Rock Island County, IL. After being hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Rock Island County, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out 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, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you should not be the one left 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 experienced Rock Island County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again through the best possible settlement. 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. Do not put it off. Call one of Burger Law's Rock Island County, IL accident lawyers 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 Rock Island County, IL

If you were injured in an accident, it is wise to speak to a Rock Island County, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Rock Island County, IL will offer you a fair settlement. But far too often the insurance company uses tricks to try to coherce or intimidate you into settling your case for a negligible dollar amount or abandoning your claim altogether. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Rock Island County-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Rock Island County, IL attorneys and paralegals that will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to secure you the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Rock Island County, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Rock Island County, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Rock Island County, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer 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 perform your normal job
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • 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
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be liable, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • 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 speak with an injury lawyer in Rock Island County, IL right away. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an experienced Rock Island County, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not agree to work 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 Rock Island County, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Rock Island County, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to build a strong case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Rock Island 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 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant 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 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 Rock Island County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Rock Island County, IL Burger Law accident lawyer 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 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 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: Your lawyer then must show that the defendant was negligent and breached 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 negligence in traffic accident cases. In a slip and fall accident, failing to rope off or cover a hole in 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 behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a recovery in an injury claim, minus your share of the fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at 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. If the other party in a 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 total losses 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 have probably suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from concrete costs like treatment costs and lost wages as well as intangible 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, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Rock Island County today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Rock Island County, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Rock Island County, IL

Truck accidents also present higher risk for those on the Rock Island 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 Rock Island 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 Rock Island 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 Rock Island 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 Rock Island 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 Rock Island County, IL or Illinois governmental entity. For example, if your child was hurt in a school bus accident, your Illinois accident lawyer in Rock Island 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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Work with a Winning Accident Lawyer

Our Rock Island County, IL accident lawyers have brought hundreds of accident victims in Rock Island 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 Rock Island County, IL area, including:

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Rock Island County, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Rock Island County, 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 due to another person's negligent behaivor you deserve compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Rock Island County, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your complete financial recovery. Call our firm now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The ultimate charge of your Rock Island County, 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 through a superb settlement that restores you from all the ways in which the accident has cost you. You did not deserve to be injured and it should not be up to you 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 receive full compensation for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of another person's negligence. 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 Rock Island County, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Rock Island County, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is one that restores you and 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 get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again for your negligence-based Rock Island County, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting timely 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 recovery. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing your damages, any potential for lasting 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 injury victim is finding an accident lawyer in Rock Island County, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Rock Island County, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Work with an accident lawyer in Rock Island County, IL that you are confident in 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 dedicated Rock Island County, 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 collaborating with your lawyer and following their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Rock Island 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 that their negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a great settlement all comes down to your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A talented personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Rock Island County, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the compensation you receive in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are resolved fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some must go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to trial. With decades of experience, your Burger Law accident lawyer will represent you ferociously in 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 Rock Island County, IL right away. Find a lawyer from a reputable Rock Island County, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning the highest possible settlements 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 hire anyone. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Rock Island County, IL evaluate your case for free and will sit down 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 Rock Island County, IL Claim with an Experienced Rock Island County, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, there is no time to waste. You only have a limited amount of time to attempt to make 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 build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and experienced Rock Island County, IL accident lawyers 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 Rock Island County, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Rock Island County, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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