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Accident Lawyer in Waterloo, IL

Accident Lawyer in Waterloo, IL. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Waterloo, IL can protect and fight for you. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out 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 should not be the one left to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you are unjustly injured, an exceptional Waterloo, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to ensure you are made whole again by getting 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 future at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you a significant settlement and reduce the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Waterloo, IL accident lawyers right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Waterloo, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Waterloo, 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 commonly, an insurance company uses underhand tactics in an attemtp 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 Waterloo, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Waterloo, IL attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to recover the best compensation possible.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Waterloo, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a dedicated Waterloo, 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 Waterloo, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you feel pain more than a couple of days after the accident
  • your injuries call for medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to go to work
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated 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
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be liable, such as road repair issues, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible 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 talk to an injury lawyer in Waterloo, IL with Burger Law right away. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or are just not interested in the hassle of communicating with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an adept Waterloo, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you so you can focus on living your life. Burger Law will not take on your case as your injury attorney unless we know we can add value to your case. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Waterloo, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Waterloo, IL goes all in on your case and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf 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 Waterloo, IL clients. 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
  • Work with medical and economic experts to properly value the amount of compensation you are owed
  • 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 entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but in order to make a financial recovery for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Waterloo, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. From there, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Waterloo, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four necessary elements in 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 by default are required to act in a way that prevents putting others in harm's way. 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. Negligence: Your lawyer then needs to be able to show 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 use a turn signal or choosing to drive drunk 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 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 recovery in an injury claim, minus your share of the fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, 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 driver in a car wreck 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: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced lossses known as damages as a result of the accident the defendant caused. As the victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from tangible costs like medical bills and lost wages as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, speak to the Waterloo area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Waterloo, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Waterloo, 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 Waterloo, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Waterloo, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Waterloo, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law Waterloo-based Illinois accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience you look for in an 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 Waterloo, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call our office today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The preeminent charge of your Waterloo, 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 by getting you 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 have the right to be compensated for the total of your damages after you are forced to suffer damages caused by someone else's negligence. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Waterloo, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Waterloo, IL and elsewhere in the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Waterloo, 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 get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again for your negligence-based Waterloo, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, it is important to get all the medical care you need. That means 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 care. 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 the cost of getting you to your maximum medical recovery after being injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is hiring the right accident lawyer in Waterloo, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Waterloo, IL accident lawyer 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 Waterloo, IL that you are comfortable with 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 you have a skilled Waterloo, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your role is collaborating with your lawyer and following their advice. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Waterloo, 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 failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving the full compensation you deserve ultimately depends on your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Waterloo, 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 will not stop working for you until they get you maximum compensation through whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some 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 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 care and contact an accident lawyer in Waterloo, IL as soon as possible. Work with a lawyer from a reliable Waterloo, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Waterloo, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case 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 Waterloo, IL Claim with a Dedicated Waterloo, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, there is no time to waste. You have limited time to file for 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 Waterloo, IL accident lawyers 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 have been injured in a Waterloo, IL accident due to another person's negligence, talk to a Waterloo, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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