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Auto Accident Lawyer Columbia, IL

Are you looking for someone to fight for you? Burger Law provides experienced legal representation.

Auto Accident Lawyer Columbia

Auto Accident Lawyers in Columbia, IL. If you are injured in a vehicle-related accident, it is essential to focus on recovery and your personal well being. You should not be concerned about finances or job security, but getting treatment for any injuries. The care you need should be assured and you should not have to fight for a settlement over a car crash. Burger Law’s auto accident attorneys in Columbia, IL, are standing by to talk to you about your case. Contact a member of our team now for more information.

Gary Burger and the Burger Law team have a proven track record of holding insurance companies accountable and can guide you through your claim every step of the way. A car accident may cause serious ramifications for victims. It is our job at Burger Law to help victims win damages and get back to a normal life.

You shouldn’t spend any time worrying about the complexities of car accident law or liability. Our Columbia, IL, auto accident lawyers help victims and their families get back on their feet. This includes full-service legal representation, guidance, and managing financial difficulties after an accident. Do not hesitate to contact one of Burger Law’s car accident attorneys today to get more information about our services.

When you’re prepared to have an exceptional team fight for your rights during your car accident claim, call or contact our Car Accident Attorneys in Columbia. You will not be charged with any legal fees unless we successfully win your claim, and we always fight to ensure our clients get 100% of the recovery they need.

What To Do After an Auto Accident in Columbia, IL

If you were a victim in a Columbia, IL, auto accident, the most important things you can do is get legal representation. The most common causes of Columbia, IL, auto accidents include the following:

If you are unfortunate to fall victim to an auto accident, the most important thing you can do is to contact a local Columbia, IL, auto accident attorney. Typically, a lawyer will be assigned to your case and investigation will begin. Information including medical reports and injury records, testimonies, police reports, and other documentation is important for getting a settlement. Luckily, our team are available to help you from start to finish.

One of your priorities should be getting medical treatment. A police report, a party’s information, proof of injury, and evidence is paramount for settling an injury claim. You can read more about that in our FAQ about what to do after a car accident in Columbia, IL.

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Gary Burger is devoted to helping injury victims recover from devastating accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Gary practices all areas of personal injury law and has been successful in providing financial recovery while aiding in the protection of our clients’ future.


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Auto Crash Claims in Columbia, IL

Results matter with any type of legal claim. Our clients want to know that we are giving 100% to a case and win a reasonable settlement on their behalf. Here are a couple of auto accident claims we have won for clients:

Do not hesitate to check out our results and testimonials. Our auto accident lawyers in Columbia, IL, are here to help.

Need Assistance With Your Auto Accident Case?

An auto accident can change you and your family’s life in a heartbeat. Below are a few resources created by our Columbia, IL, auto accident lawyers. Check out our web version of What to Do After a Car Accident book here.

Car Accident Lawyer St. Louis

Knowledge is power. The more you know about what to do after an auto accident, the more prepared you will be if you are ever in that situation. However, you do have a lifeline with the Burger Law team. Our Columbia, IL, Auto Accident Lawyers in the [zip] area are here to help. According to the IIHS, more than 33,000 people die each year in auto accidents. If you have lost someone due to an accident, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm.

Common Types of Car Accidents and Injuries

Negligence is usually the main culprit in a car accident claim. According to the Missouri Highway State Patrol, there were many different types of car accidents, of which 22,474 involved speeding, 5,976 involved Alcohol, 32,763 involved younger drivers, 42,747 involved older drivers, 12,082 involved a commercial vehicle, and 2,253 involved motorcycles.

Texting and driving, alcohol, drugs, speeding, and bad weather all contribute to accidents. Icy roads contribute to a large portion of fatalities — annually, there are nearly 2,000 deaths caused by icy roads. Texting is also reportedly worse than drunk driving, according to CNBC.

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Adhering to responsible driving habits can help keep you and your loved ones safe. Drinking and driving is never acceptable, neither is texting and driving. Burger Law’s Columbia, IL, auto accident attorneys will help you recover damages if we can, but it starts with you being a responsible driver. You do not have to handle an auto accident on your own.

If your case is not progressing the way you thought it would, call our auto accident attorneys in Columbia today. We do not charge you anything unless we win the claim for you.

Below are a few other areas we specialize in:

It is very important to gather evidence. Typically, this would include:

  • Medical records that show any injuries, broken bones, scarring, etc.
  • Witness testimonies, photos of the accident, and police reports.
  • Evidence of a loss of quality of life. Pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and lost wages also come into play.

Preserving this information now will help solidify your claim later when you are using evidence to get what you are owed.


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There are a couple of injuries that are common in car crashes. This includes spine, neck and back problems, concussions, whiplash, broken bones, neck injuries, and other traumas. It is essential to get medical attention ASAP after an accident. Doing so provides evidence for proving an auto accident claim.

Auto Accidents in Columbia, IL

Contact our auto accident lawyers in Columbia, IL, today for a free case review. Our car accident lawyers will actually speak to you about how we can help.

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Case Results

  • Two $250,000 Settlements

    $250,000 Settlement On September 1, 2019, Daniel Dotson was driving south on Baxter Road at its intersection with Manchester Road in St. Louis County when Mr. Shanmugam ran a red light, crashing into Daniel’s vehicle. Daniel suffered serious injuries...
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  • Good Faith Settlement Involving Concussion

    $50,000 Car Accident Settlement – Adding Good Faith Value to Claims Involving Concussions Injury claims involving concussions can be real wildcards, because oftentimes there is no objective evidence of injury, the treatment is sparse, the bills are low, and...
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  • Kazia Steele – Car Accident Claim

    In this video, Genevieve talks with Kazia, one of our clients. Kazia was involved in a car accident where she was rear-ended. She called Burger Law to help with her case, and we were able to help Kazia and...
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  • Randy’s $250,000 Policy limits settlement

    We were recently able to secure a policy limits settlement for our client and friend Randy. Randy and I became friends many years ago when he painted my house. He is a nice and hard working man. He later...
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  • $765,000 Settlement After Fatal Collision

    We fought on Behalf of Amy Van Doren, and her children when her husband was killed during a fatal vehicle collision on Highway 185 in Potosi. Amy’s husband, Paul Van Doren, was attempting to divert traffic away from an...
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  • Tiffany’s Testimonial – Car Accident

    Tiffany was involved in a car accident where she suffered spinal disc damage and knee damage. We fought hard for her and insisted that she receive the policy limits for the accident. We were actually able to get her...
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  • Two great settlements on the eve of trial

    On Saturday, I settled Mary’s car crash case against Allstate. We were scheduled to go to trial yesterday. Mary was injured in a 2017 car crash. The offer was $21,000 until about 4:30 on Friday afternoon when Allstate capitulated...
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  • $765,000 Settlement

    We represent Paul’s family. He tragically died last year. He was traveling with his wife near Potosi Missouri on highway 185 when they encountered a car crash. Being the kind of guy Paul was, he stopped his car and...
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  • Bad Faith Demand under ‘New” Statute

    The Missouri Legislature issued new rules last year with more requirements for a written demand to be put into evidence in a bad faith case. A bad faith case is when an insurance company should settle a case, but...
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  • $200,000 Truck Accident Settlement

    Recently, Genavieve Fikes and I obtained a great $200,000 settlement for our client in a contested liability truck accident case. Despite strong evidence in our favor, the trucking company failed to make any settlement offer whatsoever until the day...
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  • Tonya’s Truck Accident Mediation Case

    Tonya was commuting to work on a Friday and a truck changed lanes, causing her vehicle to roll into the medium. The negligent driver fled the scene of the accident. When apprehended, the driver did admit fault in the...
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  • Jason and I discuss his $90,000 settlement

    Our client, Jason, was a front seat passenger in his friend’s vehicle while traveling eastbound on Highway 70 in Lafayette County, Missouri. They were towing a vehicle behind them when another vehicle, also traveling eastbound on Highway 70, struck...
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  • Always Negotiating – 2 case studies

    We recently settled two cases during very different stages in litigation which teach good lessons on how to keep a case moving forward while also still negotiating settlement. We settled Hannah’s case last week in a Mediation. Hannah was...
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  • Scudder Testimonial

    Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts Client testimonial of Daniel Scudder who discusses his work comp and civil claims and settlements. Daniel had prior injuries to...
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  • Bradley Powell Testimonial

    Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts In this testimonial, Gary brings in Bradley Powell to talk about his case and how the Burger Law Firm helped...
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  • Greg Testimonial

    Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts In this video, Gary invites Greg to talk about his experience with Burger Law. Greg’s case was a workers’ compensation...
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  • Bob Schnheider Testimonial

    Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts I was recently able to get a great resolution for our client, Bob Schneider. Bob was driving on Highway 367...
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  • Breeze Dale Testimonial

    Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts In this Testimonial, Gary brings in Dale Breeze, a client who was in an auto accident last year. In Dale’s...
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  • Negotiation Raises Settlement 30k

    We settled a workers compensation case and an automobile accident for our client Daniel. Daniel was rear-ended on the highway at a high rate of speed when the other driver wasn’t paying attention to traffic ahead of her. Like...
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  • Head On Collision Settlement

    I represented Brad in his car accident claim. Brad was hit by a truck that swerved and crossed over the center-line into oncoming traffic and hit Brad head on. Brad had a passenger in his car and both were...
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  • We Sue Drunk Drivers

    I take great pride in helping people in car wreck cases where the defendant is intoxicated with alcohol or drugs. It seems like defendants hire lawyers who get them out of the criminal case. Sometimes people get multiple drunk...
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  • $222K Car Crash Settlement

    Our client Chris was injured on February 29, 2016. The car crash occurred when foam from a truck owned by Defendant Ragsdale Construction came out of his truck bed on Interstate 55. This caused another car to swerve and...
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  • $100,000 Policy limit settlement with Allstate

    Our client Brad was injured in a crash on September 5, 2017. Everybody’s nightmare – the defendant swerved and crossed over the center-line into oncoming traffic and crashed into our client head on. Brad was taken via ambulance from...
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  • Car Crash Victory $16,500

    We recently settled a case for a client who was rear ended on the highway while caught in traffic by a driver who was not paying attention and driving at an excessive speed. The force of the crash then...
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  • $100,000 in Three Months – Car Accident

    Picture this: it’s a hot and sticky sunny day in June, you’re walking down the street with your favorite soda in hand on your way back to your house. All of a sudden a car slams into another car...
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  • 0 to $205,000

    On November 16, 2014, my client was driving his vehicle southbound on South Breese Street in Waterloo, Illinois when another driver failed to stop at a stop sign and entered the intersection right in front of my client’s car....
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  • $0 to $100,000.

    Our client was injured the beginning of February 2016 while traveling on Graham Rd. She was traveling in the far-right lane when she slowed and stopped her vehicle for traffic ahead. The Defendant was traveling behind her and at...
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  • Fighting a Unique(ly) Bad Insurance Company

    On August 27, 2015, Gary Burger tried an uninsured motorist claim for Christopher Smith and his daughter.  We won the case, received the decision last week, and Unique Insurance was ordered to pay a total of $49,930.40 plus costs. There has been...
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  • November 2016 Settlement

    I settled a case on Thursday November 17, 2016 at mediation. We had $5,000 in paid medical and settled the case for $26,000. We also had a significant settlement in medical payment benefits and were able to get our...
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  • $5,000,000 Settlement – Father Killed by Reckless Truck Driver

    Personal Injury Lawyer, Gary Burger and Burger Law represented a family of a man killed in a wreck with a tractor trailer in a wrongful death case. In the early morning hours of June 15, 2013, our client was...
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