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Accident Lawyer in Westmont, IL

Accident Lawyer in Westmont, IL. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in Westmont, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an 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, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Regardless of the person's intent, when someone's behavior injures you, you do not deserve to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Westmont, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will restore you by getting the best possible settlement. We demand full recoveries for our clients and our work is not complete until you get justice.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your life at risk, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and guidance to demand a significant settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. Do not put it off. Call one of Burger Law's Westmont, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. Visit 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 Westmont, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Westmont, 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 uses underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Westmont, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Westmont, IL attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to secure you the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Westmont, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a fair offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Westmont, 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 Westmont, IL right away. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you feel pain beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • your injuries call for medical care
  • your injuries make it difficult or impossible for you to perform your normal job
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 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
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be at fault, such as roads in poor repair, 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

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 Westmont, IL right away. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you do not have time 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 adept Westmont, IL accident lawyer to shoulder the burden so you can focus on living your 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 Westmont, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Westmont, IL fights hard and does not stop until you are paid and made whole again. We leverage 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 work with Westmont, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case right away. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • 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, thoughtful and empathetic legal advice
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith 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 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 tort law. Before taking on your case, your Westmont, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to determine whether you have a qualified 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 Westmont, 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. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled as all motorists owe each other a duty to drive with care to avoid creating safety hazards for others on the road. 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 of Care: Your lawyer then needs to be able to prove that the defendant was negligent and breached 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 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 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 show that the accident was caused by the defendant's negligence. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, anyone can make a claim and recover damages, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, as long as you hold less than 50% of the 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 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 prove that you suffered lossses known as damages because of 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 tangible costs like treatment bills and lost wages as well as abstract losses 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 an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Westmont today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Westmont, IL accident lawyer will not stop fighting until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Westmont, 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 Westmont, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Westmont, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though auto accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Westmont, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Every Burger Law Westmont-based Illinois accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience you look for in an attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured due to another person's negligent behaivor you are owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Westmont, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call our firm today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The preeminent mission of your Westmont, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. We help make you whole again by getting you a great settlement that restores you from 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 receive full payment for your damages after you are forced to suffer damages caused by someone else's irresponsible actions. Keep in mind that though Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Westmont, IL and elsewhere in the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So what can you do to are fairly compensated in Westmont, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is one that restores you and 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 be made whole again through a financial recovery after you have been in a Westmont, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you need to do the following:

  • Get medical care. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting prompt 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. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing the extent of your damages, any potential for lasting disability, and what it will take for you to reach your maximum medical recovery after being injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is hiring an accident lawyer in Westmont, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Westmont, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Find an accident lawyer in Westmont, IL that you are confident in who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a talented Westmont, IL accident lawyer like 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 role is collaborating with your lawyer and following their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Westmont, IL accident lawyer must be able to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the liable party behaved negligently and this breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving the full compensation you deserve all comes down to success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Westmont, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the amount of payment 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 demands maximum compensation through whatever means necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are resolved relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others are 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 attention and speak to an accident lawyer in Westmont, IL as soon as possible. Work with a lawyer from a reliable Westmont, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases like yours. Make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you hire anyone. Burger Law's Westmont, 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 decide to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Westmont, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, there is no time to waste. You have limited time to attempt to make a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every moment 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 demand your recovery.

Our astute and accomplished Westmont, IL accident lawyers 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 Westmont, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a Westmont, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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