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Accident Lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL

Accident Lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL. If you were injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shock that changes your life forever. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, Illinois law allows you to make a claim to hold the person accountable and to be compensated for your damages. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you should not pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you injured in an accident, an experienced Round Lake Beach, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will ensure you are made whole again by getting the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until you are paid.

Begin your journey to full compensation right away. With your future on the line, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and guidance to get you a significant settlement and reduce 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 Round Lake Beach, IL accident lawyers right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL

Any time you are injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Round Lake Beach, 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 tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Round Lake Beach, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Round Lake Beach, 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 best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Round Lake Beach, 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 Round Lake Beach, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that persists beyond 1-2 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 under the influence of drugs or alcohol or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • the accident was a hit-and-run or you do not know who the liable party is
  • 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 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, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL right away. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an experienced Round Lake Beach, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you and allow you to focus on what matters most to you day to day. Burger Law will not agree to work as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Round Lake Beach, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL goes all in on your case and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to shape an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes 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 Round Lake Beach, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • 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 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 legally demand a recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Round Lake Beach, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Round Lake Beach, 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 reasonable care to avoid putting others in danger. In a slip and fall case, the owner of the property has a duty of care to legal visitors to post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Negligence: Next your lawyer needs to be able to prove 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 drunk 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 negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, anyone can make a claim and recover damages, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other driver in a car wreck is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment for 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you suffered damages, or losses, due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from tangible expenses like treatment bills and loss of income as well as intangible costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call the Round Lake Beach area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Round Lake Beach, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Round Lake Beach, 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 Round Lake Beach, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of Round Lake Beach, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Round Lake Beach, IL-area Burger Law 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 due to another person's negligent behaivor you deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL is well-versed in injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The ultimate charge of your Round Lake Beach, 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 restores you from 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 for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to recover your damages after you are forced to suffer damages because of someone else's poor behavior. Though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is rarely that easy. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Round Lake Beach, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Round Lake Beach, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is one that restores you and makes up for your total losses, 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 after you have been in a Round Lake Beach, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the necessary medical attention. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, it is important to get complete medical care for your injuries. That means 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 recovery. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to understanding 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 after being injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is finding an accident lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Round Lake Beach, 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 Round Lake Beach, IL that you trust and who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 Round Lake Beach, IL accident lawyer such as one of the lawyers of 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 being receptive to their counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Round Lake Beach, 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 liable party was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this negligence led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Round Lake Beach, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment 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 demands complete payment using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively 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 years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, 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 receive medical attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Round Lake Beach, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from an accomplished Round Lake Beach, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Round Lake Beach, IL answer all your questions 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 choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Round Lake Beach, 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 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 astute and experienced accident lawyers in Round Lake Beach, 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 have been injured in a Round Lake Beach, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Round Lake Beach, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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