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Accident Lawyer in Stockton, IL

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

An unintentional accident is a shock 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. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are injured in an accident caused by someone else, you do not deserve to be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional Stockton, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will ensure you are made whole again through a great settlement. 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 future at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Stockton, IL accident lawyers right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Stockton, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always contact a Stockton, 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. But far too often the 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. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Stockton-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Stockton, 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 Stockton, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Stockton, 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 Stockton, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 could potentially be at fault, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs 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

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 Stockton, 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 want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an experienced Stockton, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you, leaving you to carry on your daily 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. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Stockton, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Stockton, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to design a strong case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Stockton, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant 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 personal injury law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Stockton, 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 build your case and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Stockton, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four necessary elements in your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: 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 owe each other a duty to drive with 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Negligence: Your lawyer then 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 use a turn signal or choosing to behave recklessly 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 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, which means that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a claim and recover damages, minimized by your amount of fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. Conversely, this means that you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. For example, if the other party in your car accident is 80% responsible 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: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered lossses known as damages because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible costs like treatment costs and loss of income as well as intangible costs like pain and suffering 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 Stockton today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Stockton, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Stockton, 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 Stockton, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Stockton, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though the majority of Stockton, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Stockton, IL-area Burger Law accident lawyer has superior qualities, including years of experience and a record of winning, making them an effective attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Stockton, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will not rest until you get your rightful financial recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The preeminent job of your Stockton, 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 superb settlement that compensates you for 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 money and your life and wellbeing.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else's negligence. While 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. Sadly, many accident victims in Stockton, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in Stockton, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for 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 Stockton, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, 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, it is important to get complete medical care for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and participating in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to accurately assessing 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 when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an accident victim is that of hiring an accident lawyer in Stockton, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Stockton, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Select an accident lawyer in Stockton, 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 you have a great Stockton, IL accident lawyer such as one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Stockton, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the other driver behaved negligently and this negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, getting the full compensation you deserve all comes down to success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Stockton, IL accident case. In the end, 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 will do whatever it takes to get you complete payment through whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters are resolved relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some are not resolved until they go to court and reach a jury trial. With decades of experience, 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 get medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Stockton, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from a respected Stockton, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you hire anyone. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Stockton, IL evaluate your case for free and will meet 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. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Stockton, 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 moment 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 Stockton, IL accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your recovery 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 are facing damages following a Stockton, IL accident due to another person's negligence, talk to a Stockton, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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