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Accident Lawyer in Washington, IL

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

An unintentional accident is a shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. 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 you are hurt in an accident, you do not deserve to 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 Washington, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you through the best possible settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Do not delay your demand to be compensated. With your life in question, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand a significant settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Washington, 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 Washington, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always contact a Washington, 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. More often the insurance company uses underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Washington-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Washington, 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 Washington, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate Washington, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Washington, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists 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 severe injuries or death
  • the accident was caused by an illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • you do not know who the responsible party is, such as in a hit-and-run scenario
  • 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 responsible, such as roads in poor repair, improper traffic signs or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • 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 speak with an injury lawyer in Washington, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Washington, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden, leaving you to carry on your daily life. Burger Law will not agree to work as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Washington, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Washington, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are paid and made whole again. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to shape a strong 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 Washington, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to make them pay
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury 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 personal injury law. Before taking on your case, your Washington, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work ceaselessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Washington, IL 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 reasonable 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 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 yield the right of way or choosing to speed are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In the case of a dangerous property, 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 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 recovery in an injury 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 their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other party in a car wreck is 80% responsible 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 damages, or losses, because of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, from tangible costs like medical bills and lost wages 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 the Washington area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Washington, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Washington, 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 Washington, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Washington, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Washington, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Your Washington, 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.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Washington, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will not be satisfied until you receive your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The main mission of your Washington, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice after you have been damaged in an accident. This means making you whole again through 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 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 recover your damages after suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else's poor behavior. 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 Washington, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Washington, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? A great settlement is one that restores you and completely covers your damages, 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 be made whole again through a financial recovery after you have been in a Washington, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Receive the necessary medical care. 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 taking an active role in your recovery. Your medical treatment 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. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is choosing the right accident lawyer in Washington, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Washington, IL area to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. You need an accident lawyer in Washington, 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 learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a skilled Washington, 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 most important responisbility is collaborating with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Washington, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the defendant was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting the settlement you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's negotiation skills. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Washington, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you receive for your accident depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands maximum compensation using whatever means necessary. Some cases with humane insurance adjusters can be settled relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, 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 is equipped to fight for you and 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.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to receive medical attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Washington, IL as soon as possible. Choose a lawyer from an accomplished Washington, 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 offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make the decision to hire. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Washington, IL answer all your questions for free and will sit down 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. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, time is of the essence. You have limited 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 Washington, IL tenatiously represent you 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 are facing damages following a Washington, IL accident due to another person's negligence, talk to a Washington, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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