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Car Crash Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois

Car Crash Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. Following an Illinois car crash in which you or a loved one was seriously injured, the immediate priority is to get emergency medical attention. The very next order of business is to hire a reputable attorney to represent you. Talk to a trusted Chicago car crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us through our contact form for a complimentary case review.

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Focus on your physical recovery while a committed and cunning Chicago car crash lawyer handles the rest. Our attorneys demand justice and get great settlements for our injured clients. We see to it that you are rightfully compensated and made whole again. You can learn more about what it is like to work with our team and how we conduct our work when representing our clients by exploring our client reviews and testimonials.


You do not have to go up against the insurance company alone. Their employees and corporate counsel work with car accident claims every day and they are trained to use clever tactics to offset liability and avoid having to pay for your full damages. Even some lawyers get intimidated by the prospect of taking them on. Burger Law's Illinois car crash lawyers do not back down. We apply pressure and make demands until they agree to pay what is fair. When a car accident in Illinois leaves you with injuries, expenses and pain and suffering, you have one chance to recover. Gary Burger and the Chicago car crash lawyers at Burger Law protect your health and well-being by making the insurance company pay.

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With your future hanging in the balance, you need a law firm you can trust—one with the legal knowledge and expertise to meet your legal needs as well as the compassion and resources to support you as you go through your case.

Burger Law has proven itself time and time again through each carefully represented case. The choice is clear. Hear what our previous clients are saying about us.

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Your Chicago Car Crash Claim

Your Chicago Car Crash Claim

It is important to find an experienced lawyer you trust to work with for the duration of your car crash injury case. Your future and your well-being depend on it. Our car accident injury lawyers in Chicago have a reputation for being tough on insurance companies and holding the negligent accountable when their actions cause senseless destruction in other people's lives. It is not fair that you were harmed or had to experience the trauma of an auto accident. After all that, you still have medical care and your injuries to deal with. Should you then also be left scrambling to pay your treatment costs or worry about how to pay your bills when you have not been able to return to work for weeks? Absolutely not.

We live in a state within a country that allows you and others in your situation to recover compensation when you have been injured by someone else's actions and your life has been thrown off course. It is rarely as simple as filling out a form and receiving a check. Insurance companies are known to resist accountability and most of the time, you have to fight hard to be made whole again. It is not right, but it is how it often goes. That is where we come in. You should not have to deal with any of this, but since you have been harmed and suffered losses, it must be made right. You need an honest and dependable car crash lawyer to advocate for you, negotiate a great settlement and provide support throughout the length of your Illinois car accident case. Burger Law's Chicago car crash lawyers spring to action from the moment we get your call. Make that call now at (314) 500-HURT or reach out to us online. Our lawyers review your case for free and begin investigating and building your case right away.

Illinois Car Crash Resources

Illinois Car Crash Resources

Car crashes are traumatic events. Knowing what to do when one happens can make the absolute difference in your case. However, it can be hard to make the right choices when you are in shock from the accident. Our team has written multiple books on car accidents and personal injury cases that help you prepare for the possibility of an accident or offer guidance in navigating your recovery following a serious auto accident.

Our team of experienced auto accident trial attorneys and paralegals have prepared a wealth of resources for anyone to access for free whether you hire our lawyers to represent you or not. Check out just a few of our resources below.

What Do I Do After a Car Accident in Chicago?

What Do I Do After a Car Accident in Chicago?

There are critical steps you must follow after being in a car wreck. Immediately following the crash, you should:

  • Get to safety
  • Check for injuries
  • Call 911 or the police
  • Collect evidence from the scene
  • Seek medical attention
  • Call (314) 500-HURT to consult a car crash lawyer for free

After the initial shock of the accident itself and leading up to the negotiations of your settlement, you should do the following in order to improve your chances of winning full compensation in your car accident injury claim.

  • Get medical care
  • File a claim with the liable party's insurance company
  • Continue with your physical recovery by participating in any ongoing treatment
  • Keep records to document your expenses and other losses
  • Hire a reputable car crash law firm in Chicago

In addition, you should NOT speak with the insurance company or accept any offer they make without consulting your attorney. Stay away from posting about or discussing any aspect of the accident or your case on social media. The defendant's insurance company will use it against you.

Once you hire Burger Law, your car crash lawyer handles all communications and management of documents on your behalf. Then you can focus on healing from your injuries. Get started now. Call (314) 500-HURT.

How Common Are Car Crashes in Illinois?

How Common Are Car Crashes in Chicago and Illinois?

Despite less people being on the roads because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was the most dangerous year for Illinois drivers, passengers and pedestrians since 2007. According to the National Safety Council, that trend was true nationwide. In 2021, car accidents resulted in 46,020 deaths and an estimated 5,246,000 injuries in the United States.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation's Crash Facts and Statistics, there were 246,756 motor vehicle crashes in Illinois in 2020, 21.1 percent of which resulted in injury. Over half of those resulted in "A-injuries," which incapacitate the injured person either temporarily (such as broken bones) or permanently (such as paralysis). Roughly half of all crashes occurred in Chicago and Cook County.

If you were one of the many people in Chicago and throughout Illinois that was injured in a car accident because someone else broke the rules of the road, you only have one chance to receive compensation for your injuries. Trust in the car crash law firm of Burger Law to get you the great results you deserve. We have the experience, skill, knowledge and tenacity required to hold negligent parties accountable and put you back on the road to recovery. Call Burger Law's Chicago-based Illinois car crash law firm today at 312-500-HURT for a free case evaluation.

What Are Common Causes of Car Crashes in Illinois?

What Are Common Causes of Car Crashes in Chicago and Illinois?

Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons and amid a variety of circumstances. Determining who is liable for your injuries will depend on who and what caused your crash. Our Illinois car crash law firm in Chicago has almost three decades of experience investigating crashes, proving negligence, holding the negligent or reckless party accountable and securing maximum compensation for our clients.

Driver Error

According to a 2016 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 94 to 96 percent of car accidents are caused by human error.

Some common examples of driver error our car crash law firm sees in Chicago and Illinois are:

  • Distracted Driving. In Illinois, texting and driving, or otherwise using a cellphone behind the wheel, is prohibited. Other examples of distracted driving are:
    • Grooming
    • Looking at roadside distractions
    • Having an animated conversation
    • Using a navigation system
    • Eating or drinking
    • Tobacco use
    • Putting on or removing clothing
    • Daydreaming
  • Drunk Driving. Drinking and driving is illegal under federal law. Our car crash law firm sues drunk drivers so they think twice before getting behind the wheel again.
  • Drowsy driving. Being sleepy affects your ability to drive in similar ways that alcohol does. The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions estimates that drowsy driving can kill up to 6,000 people a year.
  • Speeding. According to the National Safety Council, speeding was a factor in 26 percent of all traffic fatalities, killing an average of 25 people per day. Speeding is a factor in about 40 percent of accidents with imperfect road conditions, such as slippery, muddy, or gravel roads.
  • Aggressive Driving. Examples of aggressive driving can include tailgating, running red lights or dangerous passing maneuvers.

625 ILCS 5/11-1003.1 specifies that all drivers must "exercise due care." When a driver neglects that duty and you are injured as a result, the car crash law firm of Burger Law will hold them accountable. When another person is negligent in that duty and injures you, you have the right to seek compensation from them.

Mechanical Malfunction

Car manufacturers have an obligation to safely design and manufacture their products, and to issue recalls when errors are found later. Not doing so is an example of product liability. In the famous 1978 Ford Pinto case, a passenger in a Pinto was awarded $125 million after the car caught fire in a moderate, 28 miles per hour collision. Ford knew the gas tank was defective, but an internal Ford memo found it was cheaper to settle lawsuits than recall the vehicles.

If you were injured because a car manufacturer was negligent in the design, testing or manufacturing of their vehicles, or because they prioritized profits over your safety, call the Illinois car crash law firm in Chicago today. If our investigation finds a manufacturer is liable for your injuries, you can be sure that Burger Law will hold them accountable.

You can check if any recalls have been issued for your vehicle here.

Unsafe Roads

Poorly designed roads, or roads with hazards such as potholes, uneven pavement, missing signage or overly steep grades can also cause accidents. In some cases, you may be able to sue a construction company that was hired to fix the hazard but did not or did so improperly. In some cases, your Illinois car crash law firm in Chicago can help you hold the Illinois Department of Transportation liable, however not under circumstances "beyond its control," such as:

  • Weather related events such as snow or a tornado caused the crash;
  • The accident was caused by another motorist or vehicle;
  • Road hazards that were unreported and that the Department of Transportation did not know about.

If you know of or learn about a road hazard or unsafe road, you can contact the Illinois Department of Transportation to report it.

Inclement Weather

Over the 10 year period between 2007 and 2016, 21 percent of vehicle crashes were weather-related. While you cannot file a claim against mother nature, your Chicago and Illinois car crash law firm can still help you make a claim against another driver if they did not account for weather conditions that caused your injuries. For example, according to the Illinois Secretary of State's Quick Guide to Safe Driving, drivers should drive slower and increase following distance in winter weather conditions.

When we investigate crash sites, accident reports and eyewitness testimony, our car crash law firm will be able to confirm if the other Chicago or Illinois driver was driving appropriately for the conditions. If they were not, we will be able to hold them accountable and get you the compensation you deserve.

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Do I Need to Hire a Car Crash Lawyer in Chicago?

Do I Need to Hire a Car Crash Lawyer in Chicago?

You may be able to settle a typical fender-bender case with no injuries or minor injuries on your own. If the insurance company offers to pay for the full damage to your car, Chicago or Illinois emergency room visit and throws in a little extra for the inconvenience, a car crash lawyer may not be able to add much value to your claim. However, with more significant injuries or in certain other circumstances, it is almost always worth it to get a lawyer for a car accident. The important thing is to never settle your case without speaking to a Chicago and Illinois car crash lawyer first. Our consultation is free, so call us today at 312-500-HURT if you have been injured in a car accident to discuss your case.

Here are some of the common situations in which it is not only worth it but imperative to your future to get an Illinois car crash lawyer in Chicago:

  • You sustained an injury. While an insurance company may pay for a quick ER visit, injuries that require further care will also require further payment. An insurance company may try to downplay the severity of your injuries or the necessity of the treatment. You may also lose time off work or be limited in your future earning potential. Our Chicago-based Illinois car crash lawyer knows how to calculate the exact dollar amount of your damages, and uses our network of medical and economic experts to determine the cost of your future medical treatment.
  • The insurance company is not cooperating. Insurance adjusters are professional negotiators whose main interest is the company's profits - not fairly compensating you - and most of them are very good at their jobs. Unfortunately for them, so are we. Our Chicago and Illinois car crash lawyer has over two decades of experience standing up to bullies like resistant and devious insurance companies. We know the tactics insurance companies use to minimize your claim. Chicago and Illinois insurance companies fear us because they know we take on and win the tough cases. If you think you are being cheated out of the money you are owed, call Burger Law today at 312-500-HURT.
  • There is a dispute over who is at fault. Sometimes negligent drivers just do not want to take responsibility for their actions. Other times an insurance company will try to pay you less by pinning part of the accident on you. Illinois is a comparative negligence state, meaning that you will receive lower compensation if you can be legally blamed for part of the accident. Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/11-401 stipulates that if you are blamed for over 50 of the accident, you will not be compensated at all. Our Chicago-based auto crash lawyer at Burger Law knows how to determine liability in motor vehicle accidents and will make sure to hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions.
  • There are other complications to your case. Maybe your accident involved multiple vehicles, or you were hit by a drunk driver who somehow got out of his criminal charges and is denying liability. Illinois law is complicated and it can be tough for the average person to know how to proceed in complicated cases. When you hire a Chicago auto crash lawyer from Burger Law, you are getting a knowledgeable and dedicated auto crash legal team who knows the ins and outs of the Illinois and Chicago legal systems and handles all the legal aspects of your case for you.
  • The injury resulted in wrongful death. The most tragic car accidents are fatal. When that happens, you need the personal and compassionate care and counsel of the car crash attorneys at Burger Law. We know you can never be truly compensated for the death of a loved one, but we will stand by your side to ensure you receive justice and that your financial future is secure.

The average driver will be in three or four accidents in their lifetime. While that means most people may acquire some experience handling car accident cases, it does not make the average person an expert. Your Chicago and Illinois auto crash lawyer at Burger Law has seen hundreds of car accident cases and knows how liability and negligence cases work. If you sustained an injury in a car accident because somebody else broke the rules, contact Burger Law today.

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You have one chance and a limited time to fight for the recovery you need after being injured in a car wreck. The stakes are high and you cannot afford to miss the opportunity to obtain your rightful recovery. You must consult a lawyer and find one you trust as soon as possible. Burger Law's car crash lawyers are cunning and unrelenting against the insurance companies and we offer support and counsel every step of the way.

Our legal team has a reputation for taking and winning tough cases — just listen to our client testimonials. We have obtained $200 million and counting for our clients and will demand maximum compensation for your injuries and all other damages. Get started by calling us at (314) 500-HURT or contacting us online. With Burger Law, you will see justice served.

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"I've dedicated my entire life to helping our clients receive full compensation for their injuries."

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Gary K. Burger, Jr. stands up against bullies. He devotes his practice to helping the injured and their families recover. He protects the futures of those who have been injured due to other people's actions by demanding full financial compensation, holding reckless people accountable and making our community safer through advocacy and volunteer work.

Gary Burger has tried and won many complex civil litigation cases for his clients in many areas: medical malpractice, products liability, employment discrimination, auto crashes, motorcycle and truck cases, premises liability, class actions and consumer fraud. He also tries and wins cases in commercial litigation, probate, workers compensation and administrative and arbitration hearings.

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