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Injury Lawyer Chicago and Illinois. If you were injured in an accident caused by another person’s recklessness or negligence in Chicago or Illinois, call a Burger Law injury lawyer immediately at 312-500-HURT or contact us.

Coping with an injury is lonely, difficult and tedious. Especially when you sustained the injury due to someone else’s reckless behavior. Burger Law, a law firm in Chicago specializing in personal injury cases, is here for you. No one should have to suffer alone, nor be saddled with costly medical expenses. Our injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for those injured and their families in Chicago and Illinois.

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The Burger Law Chicago injury lawyers have worked tirelessly to win our clients over $175 million in verdicts and settlements. You deserve a Chicago injury lawyer standing in your corner, right next to you, fighting for your recovery. Call our Chicago injury lawyer now at 312-500-HURT or contact us online to start on the path to physical, emotional and financial recovery. We hold the responsible parties and their insurance companies accountable and we do not collect any fees until your Chicago injury lawyer wins your case.

Your experienced Chicago injury lawyer is familiar with all of the tricks and tactics the insurance company will try to use to get out of paying for your damages. The insurance company will sing and dance around the vital part of the issue — your injury. They will toss around paltry settlement numbers and say to your face that is “the best” they can do. Which is an outright lie. Remember to speak to your Chicago injury lawyer first, before accepting any settlement offer.

You should not have to suffer in silence from your injury for another second. The pain of recovering from an injury should not be taken on alone. At Burger Law, we are dedicated to fighting the good fight for injured Chicago and Illinois residents and their families. Call your Chicago injury lawyer today at 312-500-HURT for a free consultation on your injury case.

If you have been injured in Chicago or Illinois due to someone else’s careless behavior, use our free personal injury calculator to see how much your claim might be worth.

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What Are the Common Types of Injury Cases in Chicago?

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What Are the Common Types of Injury Cases in Chicago?

Some of the common cases we see where a conversation with a Chicago injury lawyer is necessary are:

Car, Truck, Bus and Motorcycle Accidents

Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents in Chicago and Illinois are the most common seen by Burger Law injury lawyers. In fact, more than 4.5 million injuries occurred as the result of reported motor vehicle accidents in 2019, at a cost of more than $463 billion. And those are only from the reported accidents. Call us immediately with any questions at 312-500-HURT.

What Are Some Common Types of Negligence in Chicago Motor Vehicle Crashes?

What are some common types of negligence in Chicago motor vehicle crashes?

Truck accidents are especially dangerous because of the sheer size and force of the vehicles, and motorcycle accidents carry increased risk of injury or death because the drivers are more exposed than in other vehicles.

Whatever the cause of your auto accident, and whether your injuries required a trip to a Chicago or an Illinois emergency room, your devoted injury lawyer at Burger Law is here to get you the entire financial recovery you are owed.

Slip and Falls

Falling is the leading cause of emergency room visits in the U.S., making up around 8 millions visits a year. Slip and falls account for 1 million, or 12 percent of those visits. They are also the leading cause of workers' compensation cases and account for the most days missed from work.

What Are Some Potential Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries Requiring a Chicago Injury Lawyer?

What are some potential causes of slip and fall injuries requiring a Chicago injury lawyer?

  • Spills
  • A recently mopped floor
  • Broken concrete on a walkway
  • Broken stairs
  • Broken decks and balconies
  • Potholes
  • Sudden changes in surface level
  • Ledges
  • Poorly lit stairs and walking paths
  • Icy or snow-covered concrete
  • Wet concrete
  • Debris such as litter, fallen leaves and branches, rocks, etc
  • Rugs that are not flat
  • Electrical cords
  • In-ground sprinklers or hardscape features hidden in the grass
  • Absence of safety rails

Medical Malpractice
What are some common cases of Chicago medical malpractice?

What are some common cases of Chicago medical malpractice?

Wrongful Death
What damages are permitted under the Illinois wrongful death statute in a Chicago injury claim?

What damages are permitted under the Illinois wrongful death statute in a Chicago injury claim?

The Illinois wrongful death statute, 740 ILCS 180/2, defines the damages you can seek in a wrongful death case as:

  • Loss of financial support the deceased would have provided, including lost wages and benefits
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Loss of instruction, education and moral training the deceased would have provided to any surviving children
  • Survivors’ grief, sorrow and mental suffering

Injuries happen far too often in the United States. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of almost 38 million people visit an emergency room and more than 57 million visit a doctor’s office each year due to injury. Your Chicago injury lawyer has seen every possible type of injury and knows exactly what to do to protect you and your future and get you and your family maximum compensation.

In addition, your skilled Chicago injury lawyer at Burger Law can handle dog bite cases, product liability claims and third party construction site accidents. Whatever injury you sustained, your Chicago injury lawyer will be by your side throughout your case. Call us today at 312-500-HURT to get the justice and compensation you deserve.

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What Types of Compensation Are Available in Injury Claims in Chicago?

What Types of Compensation Are Available in Injury Claims in Chicago?

Your Chicago injury lawyer works aggressively and is committed to fighting for maximum compensation. It is not enough to simply win a case; your livelihood, family and future are of the utmost importance. Your Chicago injury lawyer will seek the following compensatory damages:

Economic Damages

These damages include any financial hardships your Chicago injury lawyer deems applicable as a direct result of the accident:

  • Medical Bills/Cost of Treatment
  • These bills can include anything from ambulance and emergency room costs, surgical costs, doctor appointment costs or the cost of any special equipment, to the cost of any medication you might need.

  • Lost wages
  • If your injuries keep you from returning to work or prevent you from returning to your previous schedule of work, your Chicago injury lawyer will demand payment based on your pay stubs and/or W2s.

  • Lost Earning Capacity
  • This refers to future missed income that you will no longer be able to earn. Lost earning capacity is complicated, but if your injuries are severe and prevent you from future work, your Chicago injury lawyer willbe able to prove this.

Noneconomic Damages

These damages can include anything that lowers your quality of life and contributes to a loss of enjoyment, including:

  • Permanent or Temporary Disability
  • This includes partial or full paralysis, impaired cognitive function or an inability to lift heavy objects.

  • Pain and Suffering
  • The physical pain and emotional distress caused by an injury. A judge or jury asks how your lifestyle, capacity for happiness or your relationships at work or home were affected by the injury.

In some rare circumstances, your Chicago injury lawyer might seek punitive damages. These damages, according to 735 ILCS 5/2-1115.05, are only applicable if your Chicago injury lawyer can prove, by clear and convincing evidence, that the defendant’s conduct was with “evil motive or with a reckless and outrageous indifference to a highly unreasonable risk of harm and with a conscious indifference to the rights and safety of others.” Punitive damages “shall not exceed 3 times the amount awarded for the economic damages on which such claim is based.” While they are rare, punitive damages intend to punish the defendant and warn against similar neglect and recklessness in the future.

Your Chicago injury lawyer has seen firsthand the unfortunate impact an injury can have on Chicago and Illinois residents and their families. Your Burger Law injury lawyer will explain to you all of your legal options and demand that you get the full compensation the law says you are entitled to. Speak to your Chicago personal injury accident attorney for more information or with any questions. Call us now at 312-500-HURT or contact us.

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Your Chicago Injury Lawyer at Burger Law

Your Chicago Injury Lawyer | Burger Law

Your Chicago injury lawyer keeps clients involved in their cases, every step of the way, from the onset to the completion. Burger Law provides free Illinois resources and numerous other resources, including the personal injury books written by Chicago injury lawyer Gary Burger.

Whether you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall or any other type of accident, your Chicago injury lawyer will stand by your side and fight until your case is won. Your Chicago injury lawyer will stand up to bullying insurance companies and will negotiate for the maximum compensation.

Call your Burger Law injury lawyer today at 312-500-HURT or reach us online to take your first step toward achieving justice and a full financial recovery. We do not collect any fees until your Chicago injury lawyer wins your case.