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Accident Lawyer in Western Springs, IL

Accident Lawyer in Western Springs, IL. After being hurt in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Western Springs, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An unintentional accident is an unexpected shock 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 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 you injured in an accident, an experienced Western Springs, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will make sure you are made whole again by getting a great settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until you are paid.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your life in question, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you a significant settlement and lessen the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face as you await the resolution of your case. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Western Springs, IL as soon as possible. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most accessible for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Western Springs, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Western Springs, 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 without legal help. More commonly, 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 Western Springs-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Western Springs, IL team of attorneys and paralegals 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 Western Springs, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate Western Springs, 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 Western Springs, IL right away. You most likely need a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that extends beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to perform your normal job
  • you or anyone else suffered serious injuries or death
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving while intoxicated or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • 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
  • the accident involved a commercial vehicle, such as a tractor trailer or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be responsible, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • you were at work at the time of the accident
  • 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 Western Springs, 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 legal system. Hire an accomplished Western Springs, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden 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 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 Western Springs, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Western Springs, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to design an infallalble case and do whatever it takes 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 Western Springs, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will begin working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Acquire official documents such as police reports and medical bills
  • 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 advice
  • Stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury 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 to make the at-fault party pay for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before taking on your case, your Western Springs, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a legitimate claim. After that, we will work ceaselessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Western Springs, IL will prove the four necessary elements in 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. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled as all motorists by default are expected to act in a way that prevents putting others in harm's way. In a slip and fall case, it is the owner or person in control of the property's duty 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 needs to be able to show that the defendant was negligent in their duty of care to you. There are many examples of negligence, which can take the form of both actions and failures to act. Failing to come to a stop at a stop sign or choosing to drive drunk 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 has to show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, meaning that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a recovery in an injury claim, minimized by your amount of fault, as long as you hold less than 50% of the fault. So in proving causation, if the other driver was mostly at fault for the accident, you can still make a recovery even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other party in your car wreck is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced lossses known as damages due to the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you have probably faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete expenses like medical costs and lost wages as well as abstract costs like pain and suffering and disability.

If you have been injured in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Western Springs today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and your Burger Law Western Springs, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Western Springs, 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 Western Springs, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Western Springs, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though car accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Western Springs, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Western Springs-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 due to another person's negligent behaivor you deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Western Springs, IL is well-versed in all types of accident and personal injury claims 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 preeminent mission of your Western Springs, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again through a superb settlement that compensates you for 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 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 deserve to receive full compensation for your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of someone else's irresponsible actions. Though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is rarely that easy. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Western Springs, IL and elsewhere in the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in Western Springs, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? 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 Western Springs, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Receive the necessary medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, it is important to get all the medical care you need. Focus on getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to accurately assessing the extent of your pain and suffering, the risk or likelyhood of long term or permament 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. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is hiring the right accident lawyer in Western Springs, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Western Springs, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Select an accident lawyer in Western Springs, IL that you trust and who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a skilled Western Springs, IL accident lawyer such as one of the lawyers of Burger Law, you are no longer in the fight alone; you have an advocate in your fight for a full recovery. Your biggest charge is collaborating with your lawyer and receiving their counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Western Springs, 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 led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a great settlement ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Western Springs, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the compensation you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands full compensation using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be resolved relatively 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 decades of experience, your Burger Law accident lawyer is equipped to fight for you and represent you ferociously in 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 care and speak to an accident lawyer in Western Springs, IL immediately. Find a lawyer from an accomplished Western Springs, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of earning the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you hire anyone. Burger Law's Western Springs, IL accident lawyers evaluate your case 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 Western Springs, IL Claim with an Experienced Western Springs, 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 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 better they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and experienced Western Springs, IL accident lawyers 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 have been injured in a Western Springs, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Western Springs, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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