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Personal Injury Attorney in Illinois

Personal injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois. If you have been seriously injured in an accident due to another’s recklessness and negligence in Chicago or elsewhere throughout Illinois, you need to contact Burger Law immediately. Speak with our qualified Illinois personal injury attorney for a free, confidential, no-obligation case review by calling (314) 500-HURT or contacting us online.

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Those who injure you are financially and legally responsible for paying you 100 percent of what you are owed, but they will not do it willingly. The Burger Law legal team fights for your rights and demands a full recovery in your Illinois personal injury claim. Our personal injury attorneys have successfully recovered over $200 million in settlement and trial results for our clients, including a multi-year legal battle resulting in a trial verdict of $113 million. While your personal injury claim cannot undo the pain you have sustained, compensation can help you and your family’s future during this difficult time.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, see how much your claim may be worth with our free personal injury calculator.

Why Should I Choose Burger Law's Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers For My Claim?

Why Should I Choose Burger Law's Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers For My Claim?

It can be hard to know how to choose the right personal injury lawyer for you. You want someone with a history of winning similar cases and who you know will not back down from a fight. In order to gauge the abilities of an injury law firm, you need to look at the cases they have won, and their reputation among their clients and peers:

Award-Winning Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

The many awards, honors and accolades Burger Law has received from other attorneys include:

  • Martindale-Hubbell Award — AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® from NexisLexis® – a significant achievement awarded to less than 5 percent of all lawyers in the United States
  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Honor — Members of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor only given to 1 percent of attorneys in the United States.
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers Honor — Selected to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only honor that is comprised of the most qualified attorneys in each state.
  • Board Certified By the National Board of Trial Advocacy — Board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Fewer than 4 percent of all practicing lawyers are certified by an ABA accredited certification board.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois - Recent Victories

Personal Injury Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois – Recent Victories

Our Chicago-based Illinois personal injury attorneys fight for the full rights and recoveries of our clients. We take on and fight all who harm our clients, and we fight for a full recovery each and every time. Our firm is dedicated to providing our clients the highest standard of legal advocacy, and we have great pride in our hard-fought victories. Read about our recent successes in personal injury claims below:

It is important to remember that every case is different, and what you may be eligible to recover is going to be based entirely upon the circumstances of your claim. Your recovery is first, and foremost, our only priority. We fight for you so that you are given what you deserve and what you are owed. If you have questions about your case, the damages you may be able to recover, or other questions regarding personal injury claims, call our skilled and knowledgeable Illinois personal injury attorneys based in Chicago immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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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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“I was on a very uncertain footing with a previous law firm and found myself doing most of the leg work and receiving poor legal advice. I had little to no contact with my actual attorney and when I …”

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“I knew from the moment I met Gary Burger he was the person I wanted taking care of my affairs. He was concerned about the issues I was dealing with. He put together a plan and has been excluding it …”

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“This law firm is absolutely amazing. They took on my case, when nobody else would! They fought hard for me when it seemed there was no hope. They kept me informed and always asked for my input befor …”

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A good law firm is more than successful attorneys. Burger Law prioritizes your experience as a client. We make sure you have the support and knowledge you need to feel comfortable and confident as we fight for your recovery. Take it from our hundreds of five-star reviews.

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How Can a Personal Injury Attorney in Illinois Help Me?

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney in Illinois Help Me?

After an injury, attorneys are usually your best opportunity to maximize the value of your claim. The majority of our Chicago and Illinois clients have never been in this situation before and do not have the same grasp of how to go about getting full compensation that a professional does. When you hire a Burger Law personal injury lawyer, we will right away start:

  • Obtaining evidence proving how the liable party caused your injuries
  • Consulting with experts with knowledge relevant to your accident to establish who we can hold to blame for your injuries
  • Staying in touch with medical experts to determine how much medical care you will need in the future
  • Coming up with a successful legal strategy
  • Keeping the insurance adjuster honest not not letting them devalue your claim
  • Keeping you up-to-date from initial consultation to final settlement offer so you are not left in the dark
  • Aggressively negotiating to secure you the settlement offer you are owed

If we cannot secure a fair settlement offer in negotiations, we will take the fight in front of a judge and jury. With slight injuries that do not necessitate much medical treatment, you may be able to get fair compensation without the help of a personal injury lawyer. But with more significant injuries, or if the liable party will not accept blame, you will likely need an attorney to make sure you are reimbursed for all of your medical bills and the effect your injuries have had on your life. We will always be straightforward with you on how much value we can add to your claim. Speak to an Illinois personal injury lawyer today by calling (314) 500-HURT or filling out our online contact form.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Illinois?

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Illinois?

In Illinois, the statute of limitations is relatively short at two years for most personal injury claims, under 735 ILCS 5/. That means you must file a claim within two years of when the injury occurred. However, there are three notable exceptions:

  1. If you were under 18 at the time of injury, you have two years to file a claim after your 18th birthday.
  2. If you were under a "legal disability" when the injury occurred, you have two years from the date the disability was "removed."
  3. In medical malpractice cases, you have two years from the date you discovered the injury or could reasonably have been expected to discover the injury. No medical malpractice claim can be made more than four years after the injury occurred, unless you were under 18. Then you would have until your 22nd birthday.

While two years may seem like a long time, thoroughly investigating an injury and developing a legal strategy takes time. Do not wait to contact an attorney. Call a personal injury lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT.

What Compensation Can I Get In My Illinois Personal Injury Claim?

What Compensation Can I Get In My Illinois Personal Injury Claim?

In general, there are two types of compensation available in a personal injury claim: economic damages and non-economic damages:

  • Economic damages compensate you for your financial losses related to your injuries, including:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity if your injuries result in permanent disability
    • Medical expenses, past and future
    • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Non-economic damages compensate you for the less tangible aspects of your injuries, such as:

In some cases, we may also be able to pursue punitive damages if the liable party's conduct was purposefully harmful or incredibly reckless. Examples can include a drunk driver, or a doctor who performs surgery after drinking. While punitive damages are rarely awarded, your Burger Law personal injury lawyer will pursue every legal avenue available to get you the best possible financial recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online contact form.

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What Are Common Personal Injury Claims in Chicago and Illinois?

What Are Common Personal Injury Claims in Chicago and Illinois?

Being a personal injury lawyer in Illinois requires that your lawyers and firm have a vast knowledge of the different types of cases that people deal with. Knowing the difference between a car accident case and a truck accident case seems simple, but there are many different laws and statutes that can arise in a truck accident case that can be the deciding factor in whether or not the case is successful. A lawyer that only specializes in a certain type of injury claim may not have the experience to take on other cases. At Burger Law, we know how to secure justice for the injured no matter the circumstances. Cases we take on in Chicago and throughout Illinois include:

Auto Accidents

The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that there are 300,000 to 500,000 personal injury claims every year. About 52 percent of those are auto accident claims, including:

Truck accidents can cause serious injuries because of the amount of force they carry in an accident, and motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are all at increased risk of catastrophic injury or death due to their relatively limited protection. Under 625 ILCS 5/11-1003.1, all motorists must "exercise due care" to avoid colliding with anybody or anything else on the Illinois roads.

Premises Liability

Property owners and managers have an obligation to ensure their premises are safe for people who are legally on it. If you are injured in a slip and fall because a property was unreasonably dangerous, you can make a premises liability claim. 740 ILCS 130/, also known as the Illinois Premises Liability Act, stipulates that property owners owe a duty of care to entrants that is "of reasonable care under the circumstances regarding the state of the premises or acts done or omitted on them." Essentially, if there is a dangerous condition that is not obvious, the owner has a responsibility to either repair the condition or warn against it.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases come down to what is called the standard of care. The standard refers to how a reasonable and prudent doctor or other healthcare professional, in a specific field and specific location, would treat a specific condition.

Some common examples of medical malpractice in Illinois include:

  • Nursing home negligence
  • Birth injuries
  • Failing to diagnose and misdiagnosis
  • Leaving objects in after surgery
  • Failing to secure consent
  • Not ordering tests that a prudent doctor would
  • Ignoring a patient's complaints
  • Hospital system errors
  • Not seeking a second opinion or recommending a different treatment plan when theirs is not working
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage

Dog Bites

Each day, nearly 1,000 people require emergency care for dog bites, and every year about 12,480 people are hospitalized. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois has the second-highest rate of dog bites in the country.

510 ILCS 5/, the Illinois Animal Control Act, stipulates that the owner of a dog is strictly liable for your damages if it bit you, as long as you did not provoke it and were not trespassing. "Strict liability" means that the owner is automatically liable, whether they were negligent or not. This means, the owner cannot get out of paying you by saying they did not know the dog was aggressive, or that it was not their fault the animal got free.

While some dog bites lead to only superficial wounds, others can lead to reconstructive surgeries or permanent scarring. In any case, you likely need an experienced and skilled Illinois personal injury lawyer to ensure you get the full compensation you are owed.

Product Liability

Like dog owners, the designers, manufacturers, distributors and vendors of a product are strictly liable for the harm a defective product causes. In order to make a product liability claim, you must demonstrate that the product was "unreasonably dangerous" when used in a foreseeable manner, that it caused your injuries when you were using it in a way the manufacturer could have expected or foreseen and that the product had not been "substantially" changed from its state at the initial sale.

Burger Law's personal injury attorneys will take on any case in which you or a loved one were injured due to someone else's negligence. One of the benefits of choosing an Illinois personal injury lawyer with Burger Law is that our team takes on all types of personal injury claims, and this actually gives our lawyers exceptional experience that they can use toward their clients' advantage. We understand that case types often overlap, and having experience with each type of claim gives our team the perfect understanding of how to fight for our clients' rights and recoveries.

Results

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Over $170 million won for our clients


$113,714,632 Missouri Correctional Officers Class Action

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$113.7 Million


FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act

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$5,000,000 Settlement - Father Killed by Reckless Truck Driver

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$5 Million


Wrongful Death

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$3 Million Judgment - Son Murdered by Pam Hupp

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$3 Million


Wrongful Death

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$2.5 Million Settlement for Father's Fatal Car Accident

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$2.5 Million


Wrongful Death

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Multi-Car Crash Caused by Debris from Commercial Truck - $2,000,000 Settlement

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$2 Million


Truck Accident

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Injured Woman Settles Highway Crash Lawsuit - $2,000,000 Settlement

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$2 Million


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Never settle for less than you deserve. Whether it is some other personal injury attorney trying to finagle you to hire them or a paltry offer from an insurance company, do not settle. Burger Law has experienced, tenacious and unwavering Illinois personal injury attorneys based in Chicago ready to stand in your corner and fight for your rights and your compensation throughout your claim.

Call Burger Law right now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free, confidential, no-obligation case review with one of our qualified personal injury attorneys.

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

Gary Burger | Attorney


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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