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Accident Lawyer in Wilmette, IL

Accident Lawyer in Wilmette, IL. After being hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Wilmette, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can protect and fight for you. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is a 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 someone's behavior injures you, you do not deserve to be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an experienced Wilmette, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make sure you are made whole again by getting the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you are paid.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your future at risk, it is critical that you obtain quality legal representation and counsel to demand a significant settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship as you await the resolution of your case. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Wilmette, IL right away. See us at the Burger Law accident law office site most accessible for you, or fill out our contact form now.

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Accident Lawyer in Wilmette, IL

If you were injured in an accident, it is wise to contact a Wilmette, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Wilmette, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often the insurance company pulls underhand tactics in an attemtp to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Wilmette-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Wilmette, 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 Wilmette, IL?

While occasionally an accident victim with a straightforward, minor claim will get lucky and receive an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Wilmette, IL accident lawyer advocating for your rights throughout the claim process. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Wilmette, IL immediately. You should plan to hire a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that extends 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 perform your normal job
  • 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 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 semi truck or bus, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies could potentially be liable, 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

In any accident, if you are unsure about any aspects of the law, your case or what the insurance company is telling you, it is always best to be safe and talk to an injury lawyer in Wilmette, IL with Burger Law right away. 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 dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an experienced Wilmette, 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 agree to work as your injury attorney until we determine the potential value we can add to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Wilmette, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Wilmette, IL fights hard and does not stop until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources on your behalf to design an infallalble case and will use every tool at our disposal to get you maximum compensation. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Wilmette, IL clients. Once you hire us, your Burger Law attorney will get started 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
  • 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 resistant insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

How Do I Prove 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 personal injury law. Before taking on your case, your Wilmette, 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 prove all elements of your claim and demand maximum compensation for your damages.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Wilmette, IL will prove the four requirements of 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 owe each other a duty to drive with reasonable 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 post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty: Your lawyer then 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 yield the right of way or choosing to behave recklessly 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 attribute the cause of the accident to the defendant's negligence. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, which means that in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a claim and recover damages, minus your share of the fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. Conversely, this means that 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 a car accident is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you experienced lossses known as damages due to the accident the defendant caused. As an injury victim in an accident, you likely have suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, including concrete costs like medical costs 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 Wilmette today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Wilmette, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Wilmette, 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 Wilmette, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Wilmette, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While the majority of Wilmette, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Wilmette-based Illinois accident lawyer has superior qualities, including years of experience and a record of winning, making them an effective attorney for a personal injury claim.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Wilmette, IL has experience with personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your complete financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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

The main mission of your Wilmette, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again through a superb 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 for another person'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 suffering injuries in an accident caused by another person's irresponsible actions. Though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Wilmette, IL, deserve to be compensated fully for your damages, it is often difficult to get your rightful payment. Sadly, many accident victims in Wilmette, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Wilmette, IL for your injuries? And what is the maximum possible settlement amount you can get? 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 through our personal injury calculator.

To be made whole again through a financial recovery for your negligence-based Wilmette, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Receive medical care. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, prioritize receiving the right medical treatment for your injuries. Focus on getting prompt medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your care. Comprehensive medical care for your injuries 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. Indisputibly your most crucial responsibility you owe yourself as an injury victim is finding an accident lawyer in Wilmette, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you will need an accident lawyer in the Wilmette, IL area 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 Wilmette, IL that you are comfortable with who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. 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 Wilmette, 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 working with your lawyer and being receptive to their counsel. To get your complete recovery, your Wilmette, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including proving that the defendant behaved negligently and this negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, getting a great settlement all comes down to your lawyer's ability to negotiate. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Wilmette, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the recovery 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 using whatever means necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be settled fairly quickly and easily in initial negotiations, 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 will demand justice for you and your family in an Illinois civil court 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 attention and contact an accident lawyer in Wilmette, IL right away. Work with a lawyer from a reliable Wilmette, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases like yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make the decision to hire. At Burger Law, our accident lawyers in Wilmette, IL answer all your questions 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 choose to hire us. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Wilmette, 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 only have a limited amount of time to file for 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 more effectively they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and accomplished Wilmette, IL accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your recovery 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 Wilmette, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, consult with a Wilmette, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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