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Accident Lawyer in Urbana, IL

Accident Lawyer in Urbana, IL. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Urbana, IL with Burger Law about how we can protect and fight for you. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An unintentional accident is a shock that changes your life forever. If you are injured because someone was negligent and caused an accident, 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 someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an exceptional Urbana, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you through compensation that covers your full damages. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your life on the line, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and reduce your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Urbana, IL accident lawyers right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Urbana, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Urbana, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Urbana, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often the insurance company uses tricks in an attemtp 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 Urbana-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Urbana, 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 Urbana, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Urbana, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights every step of the way. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Urbana, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer 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
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • 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
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, 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 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 Urbana, 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 want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an experienced Urbana, 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 Urbana, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Urbana, 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 on your behalf to construct 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 Urbana, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • Acquire official documents such as police reports and medical bills
  • 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
  • Take the case to trial when necessary

How Do I Prove My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but to make the at-fault party pay for your damages you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before taking on your case, your Urbana, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim. Then, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Urbana, IL 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 owe each other a duty to drive with 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 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 must 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 behave recklessly are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In a slip and fall accident, failing to de-ice the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This is where we connect the dots. Your injury lawyer must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's behavior. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, which means that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a claim, minus your share of the 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 their actions did not singularly cause the accident. If the other party in a car wreck 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 damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced damages, or losses, as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you likely have faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible expenses like medical bills and lost wages as well as intangible losses like pain and suffering and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Urbana today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Urbana, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Urbana, 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 Urbana, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Urbana, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Urbana, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Urbana, 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 due to another person's negligent behaivor you deserve compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Urbana, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will not rest until you receive your complete financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Urbana, IL Accident

The preeminent mission of your Urbana, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive 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 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.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to recover your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged caused by someone else's negligence. Though 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 Urbana, IL and elsewhere in the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Urbana, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? 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 for your negligence-based Urbana, IL accident injuries, you need to do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, prioritize receiving all the medical care you need. That means getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments your physician orders, and participating in your treatment. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is vital to accurately assessing the extent of your damages, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament disability, and what it will take for you to reach your maximum medical recovery after being 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 the right accident lawyer in Urbana, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Urbana, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Select an accident lawyer in Urbana, 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 understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a dedicated Urbana, 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 most important responisbility is collaborating with your lawyer and following their advice. To get your complete recovery, your Urbana, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the other driver was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting a great settlement all comes down to your lawyer's negotiation skills. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Urbana, 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 the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be settled fairly quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some must go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to 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 get medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Urbana, IL immediately. Work with a lawyer from a reputable Urbana, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Urbana, 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 decide to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Urbana, IL Claim with an Experienced Urbana, 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 have limited time to attempt to make 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 argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and accomplished accident lawyers in Urbana, IL tenatiously represent you 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 Urbana, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a Urbana, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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