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Accident Lawyer in South Elgin, IL

Accident Lawyer in South Elgin, IL. If you were injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in South Elgin, IL with Burger Law about how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Regardless of the person's intent, when someone's behavior injures you, you should not be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an experienced South Elgin, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will 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 you get justice.

Begin your journey toward full compensation right away. With your life at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and guidance to get you a significant settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. With no time to waste, speak to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in South Elgin, IL as soon as possible. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in South Elgin, IL

If you were injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a South Elgin, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in South Elgin, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More commonly, the insurance company uses underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable South Elgin-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate South Elgin, IL attorneys and paralegals that 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 South Elgin, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated South Elgin, 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 South Elgin, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated or someone driving after losing their license priviledges
  • 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 truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be at fault, such as road repair issues, improper traffic signs or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • 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 talk to an injury lawyer in South Elgin, 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 dealing with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an adept South Elgin, 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. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My South Elgin, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in South Elgin, IL goes all in on your case and does not stop until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to shape a strong case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our South Elgin, IL clients. 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 resistant insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Take the case to trial when necessary

How Do I Prove 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 South Elgin, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your South Elgin, 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 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, 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: Next your lawyer must show that the defendant was negligent and breached 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 speed are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In the case of a dangerous property, 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 attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, anyone can make a claim, 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 party 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 total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible costs like medical bills and loss of income as well as intangible costs like pain and suffering and disability.

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

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

Car Accident Lawyer in South Elgin, 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 South Elgin, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in South Elgin, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While traffic accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in South Elgin, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your South Elgin, 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 are rightfully owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in South Elgin, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will not rest until you get your complete financial recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT.

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How to Get a the Maximum Compensation for your South Elgin, IL Accident Settlement

The preeminent charge of your South Elgin, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you 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 should not be up to you to pay the price of the liable party's mistakes with your hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to receive full compensation for your damages after you are subjected to damages because of another person's irresponsible actions. While 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. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in South Elgin, IL and elsewhere in 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 South Elgin, 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. You can start by finding out how much your accident injury claim is worth through our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based South Elgin, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Get the necessary medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, it is important to get complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to accurately assessing your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting 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. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is hiring the right accident lawyer in South Elgin, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the South Elgin, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Find an accident lawyer in South Elgin, 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 hiring a dedicated South Elgin, IL accident lawyer like 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 most important responisbility is collaborating with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To get your complete recovery, your South Elgin, 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 behaved negligently and this negligence led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting the full compensation you deserve all comes down to your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your South Elgin, IL accident case. At the end of the day, 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 demands maximum compensation through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be resolved fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, 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 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 get medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in South Elgin, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from a reputable South Elgin, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's South Elgin, 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 choose 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 South Elgin, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, there is no time to waste. You only have a limited amount of time to file for a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every moment 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 eloquent and accomplished accident lawyers in South Elgin, IL 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 South Elgin, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a South Elgin, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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