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Accident Lawyer in Vermilion County, IL

Accident Lawyer in Vermilion County, 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 Vermilion County, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident is a shocking event that often has lasting consequences on your life. 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 behavior injures you, you should not pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you injured in an accident, an experienced Vermilion County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you by collecting the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your future up in the air, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and counsel to demand the highest available settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Vermilion County, IL accident lawyers right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Vermilion County, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, you should always speak to a Vermilion County, 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 an insurance company pulls underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Vermilion County-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Vermilion County, IL attorneys and paralegals that 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 Vermilion County, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive a reasonable offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate Vermilion County, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights throughout the claim process. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Vermilion County, IL immediately. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists beyond 1-2 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 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 could potentially be responsible, 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

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 Vermilion County, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply 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 experienced Vermilion County, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate, 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 Vermilion County, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Vermilion County, 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 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 Vermilion County, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • Track and file medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • Determine and prove negligence
  • Work with medical and economic experts to properly value the amount of compensation you are owed
  • Offer sound, thoughtful and empathetic legal advice
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to make them pay
  • 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 make the at-fault party pay for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois personal injury law. Before taking on your case, your Vermilion County, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. From there, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Vermilion County, IL will prove the four requirements of your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: 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 care to avoid putting others in danger. 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 prove 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 reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to drive and text 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 must attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. 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, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, 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. If the other driver in your car wreck is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages because of the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you have probably faced a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible expenses like treatment costs and loss of income as well as abstract costs like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you have been injured in an accident because someone else was neglected their duty to act safely, speak to the Vermilion County area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Vermilion County, IL, we never stop fighting until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Vermilion County, 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 Vermilion County, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Vermilion County, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of Vermilion County, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Vermilion County, 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 Vermilion County, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Vermilion County, IL Accident

The main job of your Vermilion County, 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 compensates you for all the ways in which the accident has cost you. You did not deserve to be injured and it should not be up to you to pay for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you have the right to be compensated for the total of your damages after you are subjected to damages because of someone else's poor behavior. 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. Sadly, many accident victims in Vermilion County, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in Vermilion County, 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. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case by using our personal injury calculator.

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

  • Receive the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and participating in your recovery. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries is critical to understanding 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 when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is finding an accident lawyer in Vermilion County, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Vermilion County, IL accident lawyer to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a great settlement for you. You need an accident lawyer in Vermilion County, 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 Vermilion County, IL accident lawyer like 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 role is working with your lawyer and following their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Vermilion County, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the other driver behaved negligently and this negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Vermilion County, IL accident case. In the end, the recovery you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating the compensation you need. 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 initial negotiations, others are 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 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 Vermilion County, IL right away. Find a lawyer from an accomplished Vermilion County, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Vermilion County, 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 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 Vermilion County, 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 file for a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every second counts. The sooner you find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the better they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and experienced Vermilion County, 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 great recovery you can only get with the help of a dedicated and diligent Burger Law accident lawyer. If you have been injured in a Vermilion County, IL accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a Vermilion County, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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