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Accident Lawyer in Wheaton, IL

Accident Lawyer in Wheaton, 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 Wheaton, IL can get you the best possible recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An unintentional accident is an unexpected 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 someone's behavior injures you, you should not be the one paying with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an exceptional Wheaton, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again by collecting compensation that covers your full damages. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until justice is served.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your future in question, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to demand a significant settlement and reduce 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 an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Wheaton, IL right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Wheaton, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Wheaton, 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. But far too often an insurance company pulls tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. Protect yourself from being taken advantage of with a talented and experienced Wheaton, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law standing up for your recovery. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Wheaton, 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 Wheaton, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Wheaton, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery throughout the claim process. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Wheaton, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that persists more than a couple of days after the accident
  • your injuries call for medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • you or anyone else suffered severe injuries or death
  • the accident involved illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 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
  • there are multiple parties or multiple arguments about the events of the accident, making liability complicated
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be responsible, such as road repair issues, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or malfunctioning traffic lights
  • 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 talk to an injury lawyer in Wheaton, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time and energy or want to avoid dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an accomplished Wheaton, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you 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. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Wheaton, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Wheaton, IL fights hard and does not rest until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources 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 work with Wheaton, 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
  • Acquire medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • 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

How Do I Prove 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 your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois tort law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Wheaton, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Wheaton, 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 between you and the defendant such that the defendant owed you a duty of care. This is implied in auto accident claims, 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, 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: Next your lawyer must 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 use a turn signal 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 must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's behavior. Illinois' policy on negligence is that of modified comparative negligence, meaning that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you 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. 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% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement for 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced lossses known as damages due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you likely have faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, including tangible costs like treatment costs and lost wages as well as intangible costs 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 Wheaton area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and your Burger Law Wheaton, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we prove your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Wheaton, 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 Wheaton, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Wheaton, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

Though traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Wheaton, IL and Illinois, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Your Wheaton, IL-area Burger Law 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 are owed compensation for the harm you have suffered. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Wheaton, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your complete financial recovery. Call our lawyers now at (314) 500-HURT.

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

The preeminent charge of your Wheaton, 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 great settlement that restores you from all the ways in which the accident has cost you. 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 the price of the liable party's mistakes with your hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, 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. 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 rarely that easy. Countless of accident victims who have been injured or have lost a loved one in Wheaton, IL and elsewhere in the United States are denied 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 get a great accident settlement in Wheaton, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? 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 get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a Wheaton, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, it is important to get the right medical treatment for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the referrals and additional treatments as directed by your doctors, and participating in your care. Your medical treatment is vital to understanding 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 after being injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is that of hiring an accident lawyer in Wheaton, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Wheaton, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Find an accident lawyer in Wheaton, IL that you are comfortable with 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 talented Wheaton, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and receiving their advice. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Wheaton, IL accident lawyer has 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 that their negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving a great settlement all comes down to your lawyer's negotiation skills. A skilled personal injury accident attorney may be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Wheaton, IL accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you take home for your accident depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands 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 are not resolved until they go to court and reach a jury 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.

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 Wheaton, IL as soon as possible. Choose a lawyer from a reputable Wheaton, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours. Make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you hire anyone. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Wheaton, IL evaluate your case for free and will sit down 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. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Wheaton, IL Claim with a Dedicated Wheaton, 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 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 negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and experienced Wheaton, IL accident lawyers tenatiously represent you 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 Wheaton, IL accident due to another person's negligence, consult with a Wheaton, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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