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Accident Lawyer in Shannon, IL

Accident Lawyer in Shannon, IL. If you were hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Shannon, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident is a shocking event that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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. Whether or not the other person meant to hurt you, when you are hurt in an accident, 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 exceptional Shannon, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you through the best possible settlement. 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 future in question, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and guidance to demand a significant settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. Do not put it off. Call one of Burger Law's Shannon, IL accident lawyers right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Shannon, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always contact a Shannon, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, you will be fortunate enough to receive a legitimate settlement offer from the insurance company on your own. More commonly, an insurance company pulls tricks to try to coherce or intimidate you into settling your case for a negligible dollar amount or abandoning your claim altogether. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Shannon, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Shannon, 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 Shannon, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate Shannon, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Shannon, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of days after the accident
  • your injuries call for 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 under the influence of drugs or alcohol 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
  • liability is complicated due to multiple parties being involved or providing conflicting accounts
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a big rig or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be at fault, 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

In any 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 Shannon, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an adept Shannon, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not take on your case 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 Shannon, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Shannon, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to construct an inrefutable case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Shannon, 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 right away. 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, 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

What Must I Prove in My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but to legally demand a recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your Shannon, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. From there, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Shannon, IL will prove the four necessary elements in 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 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. Breach of Duty: Your lawyer then needs to be able to show that the defendant voilated their duty of care to you. Negligence — both by way of omission and action — comes in many forms. Failing to come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to drive drunk are examples of auto accident negligence. 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 is where we connect the dots. Your injury lawyer has to show that the accident was caused by 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, minimized by your amount of fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. Conversely, this means that you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. If the other driver in a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced damages, or losses, due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete expenses like treatment costs and lost wages as well as intangible losses like pain and suffering and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was neglected their duty to act safely, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Shannon today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Shannon, IL, we never rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Shannon, 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 Shannon, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Shannon, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While car accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Shannon, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Shannon, 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 deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Shannon, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call our lawyers now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The preeminent mission of your Shannon, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. This means making you whole again through a great settlement that restores you from all your losses related to the accident. You did not deserve to be injured and it is certainly not right that you should have to pay for another person'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 receive full compensation for your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by another person's poor behavior. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Shannon, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Shannon, IL and elsewhere in the United States are denied 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 Shannon, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is one that restores you and completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out how much your accident injury claim is worth by using our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again for your negligence-based Shannon, IL accident injuries, you must 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 complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and participating in your recovery. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding the extent of your damages, any potential for lasting disability, and what it will take for you to reach your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is hiring the right accident lawyer in Shannon, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Shannon, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Select an accident lawyer in Shannon, IL that you are confident in 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 hiring a skilled Shannon, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their advice. To get your complete recovery, your Shannon, IL accident lawyer must be able to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the other driver behaved negligently and that their negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a great settlement ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Shannon, IL accident case. In the end, the recovery you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands complete payment using whatever means necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are settled relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, 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 will represent you ferociously in 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 Shannon, IL right away. Work with a lawyer from an accomplished Shannon, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Shannon, IL accident lawyers 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 decide to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with an Experienced Shannon, 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 attempt to make 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 demand your recovery.

Our astute and experienced Shannon, IL accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your recovery 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 Shannon, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Shannon, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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