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Accident Lawyer in Wheeling, IL

Accident Lawyer in Wheeling, 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 Wheeling, IL can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a shocking event that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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. Whether or not the other person meant to hurt you, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you should not pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Wheeling, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to ensure you are made whole again through a great settlement. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and our work is not complete until you are paid.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your future at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and aleviate your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. With no time to waste, speak to one of Burger Law's Wheeling, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. 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 Wheeling, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to contact a Wheeling, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Wheeling, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often an insurance company pulls underhand tactics to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Wheeling-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Wheeling, IL team of attorneys and paralegals 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 Wheeling, IL?

Although occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and get an adequate settlement offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate Wheeling, 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 Wheeling, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that persists beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • 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 liable, 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

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 Wheeling, IL with Burger Law as soon as possible. You may choose to hire a lawyer to do the work simply because you 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 Wheeling, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate, 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 Wheeling, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Wheeling, IL fights hard and does not stop until you are repaid and restored. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to construct a strong case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Wheeling, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we begin working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • Track and file 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, 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 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 we sign with you as a client, your Wheeling, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to build your case and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Wheeling, IL Burger Law accident lawyer 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 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 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: Next your lawyer needs to be able to show that the defendant was negligent and breached their duty of care to you. Negligence — both by way of omission and action — comes in many forms. Failing to come to a stop at a stop sign 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 has to attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's behavior. 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, minus your share of the fault, 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 accident is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment for 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Lastly, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered damages, or losses, 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 tangible expenses like treatment costs and loss of income as well as intangible losses like pain and suffering and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was neglected their duty to act safely, speak to an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Wheeling today at (314) 500-HURT. We review your case for free and your Burger Law Wheeling, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Wheeling, 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 Wheeling, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Wheeling, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While traffic accidents are the most common type of personal injury claims in Wheeling, IL and Illinois, you can be injured when someone else's negligence causes any sort of accident. Your Wheeling, 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 rightfully owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Wheeling, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your full 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 job of your Wheeling, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. 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 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.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to recover your damages after being injured and otherwise damaged because of 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 commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Sadly, many accident victims in Wheeling, 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 how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Wheeling, 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. You can start by finding out 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 Wheeling, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Receive the necessary medical attention. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, following up with any and all appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and taking an active role in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical 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 when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is finding the right accident lawyer in Wheeling, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Wheeling, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Select an accident lawyer in Wheeling, IL that you trust and who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. 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 great Wheeling, IL accident lawyer like an attorney from Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your most important responisbility is working with your lawyer and being receptive to their counsel. To secure the full recovery you deserve, your Wheeling, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the other driver failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and this breach of duty led to your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving a successful recovery ultimately depends on success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney could be the only thing protecting you from insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Wheeling, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you take home 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 full compensation using whatever means necessary. Some cases with honest insurance adjusters can be resolved fairly 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 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 receive medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Wheeling, IL immediately. Work with a lawyer from a reliable Wheeling, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record 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 make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Wheeling, IL accident lawyers answer all your questions 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 choose to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Wheeling, IL Claim with an Experienced Wheeling, 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 second counts. The sooner you find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the more effectively they will be able to build your case and demand your recovery.

Our eloquent and accomplished Wheeling, 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 are facing damages following a Wheeling, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a Wheeling, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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