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Accident Lawyer in Springfield, IL

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

An accident - by definition unintentional - is an unexpected shock that changes your life forever. 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 negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you should not be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Springfield, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you through the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until justice is served.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your life up in the air, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and counsel to get you a significant settlement and reduce the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face as you await the resolution of your case. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Springfield, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Springfield, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always speak to a Springfield, 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 without legal help. More commonly, an insurance company pulls tricks in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Springfield, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Springfield, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to secure you the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Springfield, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Springfield, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery throughout the claim process. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Springfield, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that extends more than a couple of days after the accident
  • you are injured and require medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • you or anyone else suffered serious injuries or death
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 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
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be responsible, such as road repair issues, 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

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 Springfield, IL with Burger Law right away. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you 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 adept Springfield, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you, leaving you to carry on your daily 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 Springfield, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Springfield, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to construct a strong case and will use every tool at our disposal 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 Springfield, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Track and file 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 get you a fair settlement
  • 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 in order to make a financial recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before taking on your case, your Springfield, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. Then, 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 Springfield, 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 through which the defendant owed you a duty of care. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled as all motorists by default are required 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 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 in 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 and text 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 connects the dots. Your injury lawyer has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you can make a recovery in an injury claim, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, if the other driver was mostly at fault for the accident, you can still make a recovery even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. For example, if the other driver in a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement for 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered lossses known as damages due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete costs like medical costs and lost wages as well as abstract costs like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Springfield today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Springfield, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Springfield, 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 Springfield, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Springfield, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though car accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Springfield, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Springfield-based Illinois 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 owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Springfield, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call our office today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The preeminent charge of your Springfield, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive 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. You did not deserve to be injured and it is certainly not right that you should have to pay the price of the liable party'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 payment for your damages after you are forced to suffer damages because of another person's irresponsible actions. Keep in mind that though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Springfield, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in Springfield, 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 by using our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery after you have been in a Springfield, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Get the necessary medical attention. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, it is important to get all the medical care you need. That means getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and participating in your recovery. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to accurately assessing the extent of your pain and suffering, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament 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. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is hiring the right accident lawyer in Springfield, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Springfield, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Work with an accident lawyer in Springfield, IL that you trust and who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a talented Springfield, IL accident lawyer such as 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 biggest charge is collaborating with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Springfield, 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 defendant behaved negligently and this breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving a great settlement ultimately depends on your lawyer's negotiation skills. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Springfield, IL accident case. In the end, the recovery 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 complete payment using whatever means necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be settled fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others are 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to get medical care and contact an accident lawyer in Springfield, IL right away. Choose a lawyer from a respected Springfield, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases like yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's Springfield, IL accident lawyers answer all your questions for free and will meet 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 decide to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Springfield, IL Claim with a Dedicated Springfield, IL Accident Lawyer

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

Our astute and accomplished accident lawyers in Springfield, 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 have been injured in a Springfield, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Springfield, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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