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Accident Lawyer in Zion, IL

Accident Lawyer in Zion, IL. After being injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Zion, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can fight fiercely to get you justice. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

By nature unintentional, an accident is an unexpected shock that leaves you with permanent consequences. 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 should not be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an experienced Zion, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to make you whole again through 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 future up in the air, it is critical that you obtain quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and lessen 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 one of Burger Law's Zion, IL accident lawyers as soon as possible. See us at the Burger Law accident law firm office most convenient for you, or reach us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Zion, IL

If you were injured in an accident, you should always contact a Zion, IL accident lawyer right away. In some minor accident claims, an insurance company in Zion, IL will offer you a fair settlement. More often an insurance company uses tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Zion-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law standing up for your recovery. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Zion, IL team of attorneys and paralegals 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 Zion, IL?

Although some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive an adequate offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. Most of the time after an accident, you need a passionate Zion, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If your case meets any of the following statements, contact an accident lawyer in Zion, IL as soon as possible. You most likely need a lawyer to represent you in your accident claim if:

  • you suffer pain that extends more than a couple of days after the accident
  • you are injured and require 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 while intoxicated or a truck driver traveling too many consecutive hours
  • you do not know who the responsible party is, such as in a hit-and-run scenario
  • 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 could potentially be at fault, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were riding in a taxi or rideshare ride like an Uber or Lyft

Following your 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 speak with an injury lawyer in Zion, IL right away. Maybe you simply 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 accomplished Zion, 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 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 Zion, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Zion, 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 design an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to work with Zion, IL area insurance adjusters and demand fair settlements from the defendants' insurance companies. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every detail of your case
  • Determine and prove liability
  • 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, personal and empathetic legal counsel
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith 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 like you deserve to be compensated when you have been in any 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 Zion, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will assess your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. Then, we will work tirelessly to build your case and negotiate an excellent settlement.

Using evidence as allowed by the Illinois rules of evidence, your Zion, 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 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 by default are expected to act in a way that prevents putting others in harm's way. 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. Negligence: 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 yield the right of way 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 in cases where fault is shared by multiple parties, anyone can make a claim, minus your share of the fault, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, you can receive a settlement and make the other driver pay even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. If the other driver in a car wreck is 80% at-fault for the accident and you are 20% responsible, your lawyer will make sure that you receive payment covering 80% of your total losses from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to demonstrate that you experienced damages, or losses, as a result of the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you have probably suffered a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, from concrete costs like treatment costs and loss of income as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If someone acted without regard for your safety and caused you to be in an accident, call an accident lawyer from Burger Law near Zion today at (314) 500-HURT. We will evaluate your case for free and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Zion, IL, we never rest until we win your claim and bring you the recovery you deserve.

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

Car Accident Lawyer in Zion, 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 Zion, IL are:

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

Truck Accident Lawyer in Zion, IL

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

What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

Though the majority of Zion, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Zion-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 should receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Zion, IL has experience with injury claims from all manners of accidents and types of negligence and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How to Get a the Maximum Compensation for your Zion, IL Accident Settlement

The preeminent mission of your Zion, IL accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. This means making you whole again by getting you a great settlement that compensates you for 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 hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

There is no question that, both morally and under Illinois law, you deserve to receive full compensation for your damages after you are subjected to damages caused by another person's negligence. Keep in mind that though you, as the victim of an accident caused by negligence in Zion, IL, have the right to be compensated fully for your damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in Zion, IL and all over the United States miss their opportunity to receive justice. They are stuck to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So what can you do to get a great accident settlement in Zion, IL for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that completely covers your damages, 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 Zion, IL accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Receive the medical care you need. To begin your physical recovery and civil recovery on the right track, prioritize receiving complete medical care 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 recovery. Your medical treatment is vital to understanding your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting disability, and what it will take for you to reach 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 injury victim is hiring the right accident lawyer in Zion, IL. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you need a skilled Zion, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a great settlement for you. Select an accident lawyer in Zion, 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 dedicated Zion, IL accident lawyer like one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is collaborating with your lawyer and being receptive to their counsel. To secure your complete recovery, your Zion, IL accident lawyer has to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the other driver was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and this negligence resulted in your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident case, receiving a successful recovery all comes down to success in negotiations. A talented personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your Zion, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you receive 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 using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are settled relatively quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others are 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 will 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 speak to an accident lawyer in Zion, IL immediately. Choose a lawyer from a reputable Zion, IL law firm like Burger Law who has a history of successfully negotiating the highest possible settlements in accident cases similar to yours and 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 Zion, IL answer all your questions for free and will meet 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. Call (314) 500-HURT now for a free case evaluation.


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Get the Recovery You Deserve with a Dedicated Zion, 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 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 Zion, 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 Zion, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, talk to a Zion, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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