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Accident Lawyer in Vernon Hills, IL

Accident Lawyer in Vernon Hills, IL. After being hurt in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Vernon Hills, IL with Burger Law about how we can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is an unexpected shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. If you are injured because someone was negligent and caused an accident, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Regardless of the person's intent, when you are hurt in an accident, you should not be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Vernon Hills, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you through compensation that covers your full damages. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Begin your journey to a full recovery right away. With your future on the line, you need and deserve the best quality legal representation and guidance to get you the highest available settlement and aleviate the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Vernon Hills, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Vernon Hills, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Vernon Hills, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, you will be fortunate enough to receive a legitimate settlement offer from the insurance company on your own. More often the insurance company uses tricks to try to coherce or intimidate you into settling your case for a negligible dollar amount or abandoning your claim altogether. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Vernon Hills, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Vernon Hills, IL attorneys and paralegals that will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Vernon Hills, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Vernon Hills, 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 Vernon Hills, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer 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 was caused by an illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated 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 could potentially be at fault, such as road repair issues, 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

Following your accident, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Vernon Hills, IL 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 communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Vernon Hills, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate and allow you to focus on what matters most to you day to day. 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 Vernon Hills, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Vernon Hills, IL fights hard and does not stop until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to build an inrefutable case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Vernon Hills, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will get started on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Track and file medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • 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 counsel
  • 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 you must have a claim that satisfies the legal requirements under Illinois personal injury law. Before taking on your case, your Vernon Hills, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Vernon Hills, 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. 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty of Care: Your lawyer then 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 behave recklessly are examples of auto accident negligence. In the case of a dangerous property, failing to de-ice the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This connects 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, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, you can make a claim and recover damages, minus your share of the fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. So in proving causation, 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 party in a car accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced damages, or losses, because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like treatment bills and loss of income as well as abstract costs like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Vernon Hills today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Vernon Hills, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Vernon Hills, 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 Vernon Hills, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Vernon Hills, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though the majority of Vernon Hills, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Vernon Hills-based Illinois accident lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced in every personal injury and liability claim you can imagine.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Vernon Hills, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a the Maximum Compensation for your Vernon Hills, IL Accident Settlement

The main mission of your Vernon Hills, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make 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 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.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to be compensated for the total of your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by another person's negligence. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Vernon Hills, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Vernon Hills, IL and elsewhere in 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 what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Vernon Hills, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out the value of your accident injury case through our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Vernon Hills, 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 all the medical care you need. Focus on getting prompt 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 critical to accurately assessing the extent of your damages, 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 your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is finding the right accident lawyer in Vernon Hills, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Vernon Hills, 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. Select an accident lawyer in Vernon Hills, IL that you are confident in who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. 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 talented Vernon Hills, 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 role is working with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To get your complete recovery, your Vernon Hills, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the liable party failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving a successful recovery ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Vernon Hills, IL accident case. In the end, the recovery you receive 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 will not stop working for you until they get you complete payment through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters are resolved 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 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 Vernon Hills, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from an accomplished Vernon Hills, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history 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 the decision to hire. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Vernon Hills, IL 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. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Win your Vernon Hills, IL Claim with an Experienced Vernon Hills, 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 attempt to make a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every second counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the more effectively they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

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

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