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Auto Crash Lawyer Madison County, IL

Auto Crash Lawyer in Madison County, IL. If you were injured because of another person's reckless behavior, you deserve a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Madison County, IL today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

One definition of "compensate" is to reduce something "unpleasant or unwelcome" through "exerting an opposite force." When somebody else causes you injuries, trust in the full force of Burger Law to get you justice. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won the injured residents of Madison County and Missouri more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our dedication, determination, expertise, skills, resources and more than 70 years of combined experience winning cases in order to deliver the best possible compensation for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has dedicated their lives to preserving the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Madison County, IL. When you are hurt because someone else breaks the rules of the road, it can create unexpected and terrible economic, physical and emotional hardships. We know how you feel. We have stood by Madison County, IL residents when no one else would. When you hire our Madison County, IL auto crash lawyer team, we get started on your case at once and fight by your side the entire way, from our first consultation until we win your case. We handle all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can spend your energy on recovering. We do not charge a thing until we win your claim.

If you have been hurt because of another driver's carelessness, discover how much your claim may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.



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Do I Need a Madison County, IL Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you may not need an attorney for minor scrapes and bruises, you certainly need one with significant injuries or when they are complexities to your claim. Insurance companies implement a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and play down your damages or persuade you that your medical care is unnecessary. Madison County, IL insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we insist on only the best financial recovery. We stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies in order to help protect your future.

In addition to dealing with insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Madison County, IL will:

  • Investigate your case and obtain evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Provide you with dependable and customized legal guidance
  • Utilize our team of experts to help build your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you recover a full settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement in mediation

You can trust in Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team to aggressively and passionately litigate your case and get you justice. We get to work on your case the instant you hire us and work tirelessly until we win you the best possible financial recovery you need to safeguard you and your family's future. We have devoted our lives to helping the injured in Madison County, IL in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law Madison County, IL auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to discuss over your case.

Common Types of Auto Crashes | Madison County, IL Auto Crash Lawyer

Every car wreck is different, but we have experience investigating and litigating every type of auto crash you can think of. When a reckless driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the various ways they can make the Madison County, IL roads dangerous for everyone. Some of the most frequent accidents our Madison County, IL auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your accident, you can be confident that your Madison County, IL auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to determine liability and hold the negligent parties responsible. We have over two decades almost three decades of experience with Missouri law and know every trick insurance companies use to avoid paying claims. When you hire a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Madison County, IL, we will start working on your case right away and fight by your side from your initial case evaluation to getting you the best possible financial recovery.

What Compensation Will My Madison County, IL Auto Crash Lawyer Recover for Me?

Compensation in auto collision claims should not just be for fixing your vehicle. Car crash injuries can carry an immense physical and emotional toll and in order to really recover you need fair and full compensation for each way your injury has affected you. Typically, there are two kinds of damages you can receive in a personal injury claim:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are essentially compensation that can be objectively verified and do not change depending on how an insurance company or jury estimates them. Your Burger Law auto crash lawyer will help you receive compensation for:

  • Property damage, such as damage to your vehicle car
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Medical expenses, past and future, including:
    • A Madison County, IL emergency room visit
    • Medications, for example prescribed pain killers
    • Physical therapy
    • Follow-up appointments
    • Assistive devices such as crutches or a wheelchair
    • In-home nursing

In cases where injuries are not too severe the valuation of economic damages is as easy as totaling medical bills, car repair costs and how much wages you lost out on. More grave injuries can be much more complex. For example, if you needed a hip replacement after your car collision, you will probably need a replacement at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's team of Madison County, IL medical and economic experts will work out and demonstrate how often you will need a new replacement and how much it will cost, adjusting for inflation. If you need special equipment such as a wheelchair, we will compute how much money you will require for those replacements. Likewise, if you were a warehouse worker and can now no longer safely lift more than 20 pounds, that will notably diminish your capacity to provide for your family in the future. Your Burger Law Madison County, IL auto crash lawyer will make sure that you are compensated for every dollar of the financial consequences your injury has had on your life.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are harder to assess, and often receiving full compensation for them will require the determination of a jury. They compensate you for the impact of your injuries on your emotional well-being and ability to enjoy life. Missouri Senate Bill 239 defines noneconomic damages as:

Your noneconomic damages will be higher if you have a "catastrophic personal injury," which Missouri Senate Bill 239 defines as:

  • Quadriplegia, or losing function of all four limbs
  • Paraplegia, or losing function of two limbs
  • Loss of two or more limbs
  • A brain injury that results in permanent cognitive impairment
  • An injury that causes irreversible failure to one or more major organs
  • An injury that results in legal blindness

Noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering are often difficult for a Madison County, IL jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our Madison County, IL auto crash lawyer team constantly sharpens its trial skills and knows how to win over juries. We help juries relate to you as a human being and see exactly how catastrophic an impact your auto wreck injuries have had on your life. You deserve a great financial recovery for the full scope of the consequences you have experienced because of your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is rarely awarded in personal injury and auto accident claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the at-fault party and make them reconsider before committing the same negligence again.Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 591, to be awarded punitive damages your auto crash lawyer needs to:

prove by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant intentionally harmed the plaintiff without just cause or acted with a deliberate and flagrant disregard for the safety of others.

In the majority car crash cases it is difficult to prove that somebody intentionally harmed you. However, in cases of extreme recklessness such as drunk driving, it is possible to collect them. We seek punitive damages when we sue drunk drivers so they know exactly how extreme their negligence was.

When you hire the Madison County, IL auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we stand by your side and demand that you receive complete compensation for every single one of your damages. We have more than seven decades of combined experience standing up to bullies like resistant insurance companies that do not want to pay you what you you deserve. When the defendant refuses to be reasonable and refuses to agree to a fair settlement in mediation, we take the fight in front of a judge and jury and use our finely honed trial skills to secure you the recovery you require. If you have been harmed in a auto accident because another driver broke the rules of the road, call Burger Law immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim? | Madison County, IL Auto Crash Lawyer

According to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all personal injury claims, including car wreck claims, have a statute of limitations of five years. That means that you have five years from the date your accident transpired to file a claim. There are two significant exceptions:

  1. If the person you are making a claim against is a resident of the state of Missouri and temporarily leaves the state, the time they are not in state does not count towards the five years.
  2. If you or your loved one was under the age of 21 at the time of the accident, or was "mentally incapacitated," you have 5 years from the the date you turn 21 or the date the disability ends to file a claim.

If you were injured because of another person's reckless actions, the clock is already ticking. Do not wait to speaking with a Madison County, IL auto crash lawyer.

What if the Accident Was Partially My Fault? | Madison County, IL Auto Crash Lawyer

If you contributed to your accident, you can still be awarded compensation under Missouri law. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means that if you are found to be partially to blame for the accident, your compensation will be diminished by the percentage of blame you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but finds that you were 30 percent at fault, the final amount your receive would be $70,000.

Burger Law knows the complexities of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to minimize the amount of blame being placed on you and get you the full compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Madison County, IL Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You should not need to pay the price when you are injured because of another person. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is fully devoted to the injured and vulnerable in Madison County, IL and does everything possible to get them the results they deserve. Our clients are important to us, and so do their cases. You do not have to go it alone. We will be by your side throughout your entire case and fight until there in nothing left to fight. Call a Madison County, IL auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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