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Accident Lawyer in Woodridge, IL

Accident Lawyer in Woodridge, IL. After being injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Woodridge, IL with Burger Law to learn how we 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 a shocking event 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. Whether or not the other person intended to harm you, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When you injured in an accident, an exceptional Woodridge, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again by getting the maximum possible compensation. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Do not delay your fight for justice. With your life at risk, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and lessen your stress, anxiety and hardship during the claim process. Do not put it off. Call an accident lawyer with Burger Law in Woodridge, IL right away. 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 Woodridge, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always speak to a Woodridge, 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. More often the insurance company uses underhand tactics to try to coherce or intimidate you into settling your case for a negligible dollar amount or abandoning your claim altogether. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Woodridge-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. We have an amazing group of talented and compassionate Woodridge, IL attorneys and paralegals that will keep you informed every step of the way and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Woodridge, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a reasonable settlement offer from the insurance company right away, this experience is rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a dedicated Woodridge, IL accident lawyer fighting for your recovery every step of the way. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Woodridge, IL immediately. 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
  • 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 could potentially be at fault, such as road repair issues, improper traffic signs or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • 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 speak with an injury lawyer in Woodridge, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time or are just not interested in the hassle of dealing with the insurance company and legal system. Hire an accomplished Woodridge, IL accident lawyer to do the work for you, leaving you to carry on your daily life. Burger Law will not agree to work as your injury attorney until we determine the potential value we can add to your case. Ask us about your case for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Woodridge, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Committed and driven to achieve justice, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Woodridge, IL goes all in on your case and does not stop until you are paid and made whole again. We take advantage of our past experience, relationship and resources to construct an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. We know how to work with Woodridge, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case right away. 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 advice
  • 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 civil law. Before taking on your case, your Woodridge, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a qualified claim. From there, we will work tirelessly to build your case and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Woodridge, IL will prove the four necessary elements in 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 care to avoid creating safety hazards for others on the road. 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 needs to be able to prove that the defendant voilated 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 and text are examples of negligence in traffic accident cases. In a slip and fall accident, failing to de-ice the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This connects 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, 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. So in proving causation, if the other driver was mostly at fault for the accident, you can still make a recovery even if they were not the sole cause of the accident. If the other driver in a car accident 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: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered damages, or losses, due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a variety of damages, both economic and non-economic, ranging from concrete expenses like treatment bills and loss of income as well as intangible losses like mental pain and anguish 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 Woodridge today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and your Burger Law Woodridge, IL accident lawyer will not rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Woodridge, 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 Woodridge, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Woodridge, IL

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

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While auto accidents are the most common reason people make personal injury claims in Woodridge, IL and Illinois, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Woodridge-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 due to another person's negligent behaivor you are rightfully owed compensation for your damages. The Burger Law accident lawyer on your case in Woodridge, IL is well-versed in personal injury claims arising from accidents of all kinds and will work tirelessly for your rightful financial recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your Woodridge, IL Accident

The preeminent job of your Woodridge, 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 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 should not be up to you 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 you are forced to suffer damages because of another person's poor behavior. 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 Woodridge, IL and all over the United States are denied justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you are fairly compensated in Woodridge, 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. 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 Woodridge, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, it is important to get all the medical care you need. That means getting timely medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your care. Your medical treatment is vital to accurately assessing the extent of your pain and suffering, 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 choosing the right accident lawyer in Woodridge, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer in the Woodridge, IL area to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. You need an accident lawyer in Woodridge, 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 understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a skilled Woodridge, 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 role is collaborating with your lawyer and being receptive to their counsel. To get the full recovery you deserve, your Woodridge, IL accident lawyer has to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the liable party was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a great settlement all comes down to your lawyer's negotiation skills. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Woodridge, IL accident case. At the end of the day, the recovery you take home 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 will do whatever it takes to get you complete payment using whatever means necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be settled 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 years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, 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.

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 Woodridge, IL as soon as possible. Find a lawyer from an accomplished Woodridge, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of successfully negotiating their clients maximum compensation in accident cases like yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Woodridge, IL accident lawyers 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 choose to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Woodridge, IL Claim with an Experienced Woodridge, 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 better they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and experienced accident lawyers in Woodridge, IL 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 are facing damages following a Woodridge, IL accident due to another person's negligence, talk to a Woodridge, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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