Personal Injury AttorneyCarterville, IL

Have you been in an accident? Are you looking for legal representation and do not know what to do? Burger Law is here to help.

Our Carterville, IL, Personal Injury Attorneys at Burger Law have provided legal representation to clients throughout the Midwest. It is important for our firm to help people get the compensation and assistance they need after an accident. Burger Law's Carterville, IL, Personal Injury Attorneys will ensure you get the legal help you deserve. Feel free to contact Burger Law now for more information.

Picking the right personal injury firm in Carterville, IL, is an important decision. Our lawyers' goal is to win full recovery over your settlement. This may include general and special damages for your case like loss of income, property damages, medical treatment, pain and suffering, and others. We will get into this in more detail further down this page. Reach out to Burger Law and your Carterville, IL, personal injury lawyers today if you think you might have a claim.

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

Burger Law has won millions for Carterville, IL, personal injury clients. This includes car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, slips and falls, worker's compensation, and others. Personal injury is a broad case-type that can involve any number of injuries. Birth injuries, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, swimming pool accidents: If there are financial damages, you might have a claim.

Our personal injury lawyers in Carterville, IL, will assess your case. If there are financial damages, it is essential that you get the legal support you need. A serious injury can lead to serious repercussions. If you cannot work, have thousands in medical bills, and none of this was your fault, you likely have a claim.

Common injury cases our firm works with include the following:

Our Carterville personal injury attorneys are available 24/7 and offer guidance on how to proceed after an injury. We bill on contingency, which means that if we do not win a claim, you do not pay any legal fees. If you have questions about your case, the damages you may be able to recover, or other questions regarding personal injury claims, call our Personal Injury Attorneys in Carterville, IL, now at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 if you are in the 62918 area.

Damages for Personal Injury Cases

It is important to prove negligence in a personal injury case. It may be tempting to accept a settlement after an accident from an big insurance company or the negligent parties involved. However, it is important for our Carterville, IL, injury attorneys to make sure your compensation is fair. Here are a few objectives for proving you have a legitimate case:

  • Reasonable Duty of Care: We as a society have a moral "duty of care" in everyday life. Proving there is a duty of care is a good main step in proving negligence after an accident. For instance, it is a business owner's "duty" to protect their patrons from harm, like fixing a hole in the floor or faulty wiring. The same goes for truck drivers, giant corporations, and others.
  • Breach: The next step in proving negligence is showing how a person or entity "breached" their duty of care. An example would be a driver that blows a red light and crashes into another car or pedestrian. They know they were supposed to stop, but breached their duty of care by not stopping.
  • Causation: Causation is simply what caused the breach, like a store owner knowingly ignoring a dangerous situation. This is the negligent act that breaches any expected duty of care.
  • Damages: Finally, there must be financial repercussions. Financial harm may include rehabilitation, lost wages, and other expenses. Burger Law's Carterville personal injury attorneys will consider short and long-term damages for our clients.

It is important to contact a qualified PI attorney if you need (or do not know if you need) help. Burger Law has a strong track record for providing just that and winning cases.

A few resources about injury law that you may find useful include:

Burger Law consists of a team of personal injury attorneys who proudly serve the Greater St. Louis area with the highest standard of representation, litigation, guidance, and support. Gary Burger and his associates are dedicated to recovering compensation to help injury victims and their families to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. At Burger Law, we understand how severe injuries can negatively impact your mental, physical, and financial health, and we are prepared to stand with you through the entirety of your case from medical care to insurance and employer issues.

From semi-truck accidents and product liability to worker's compensation cases and a $113 Million Verdict by the MO Department of Corrections, our firm has the skill-set you need to win.

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Your Personal Injury Attorneys in Carterville, IL

We understand that it might be overwhelming to handle legal matters after an accident. It is essential to stay calm — here are a few steps to take if you are in an accident:


A frequently asked question is "Will my claim go to court." This is a possibility. However, this is rare if the claim is properly managed. It is often cited that about five percent of tort (personal injury) cases ever end up in a courtroom. Our Carterville, IL, personal injury attorneys will investigate your case and see if this is a possibility — we are not afraid to take a claim to trial.

There are three simple types of personal injury (tort) cases:

  • An "Intentional Tort." This consists of assault, battery, fraud, trespassing, defamation, and other criminal-like behavior.
  • The most common type of tort case is Negligence which involves anything from a dog bite and a car accident to workplace injuries and medical malpractice.
  • Strict Liability torts are often very clear. This may include defective products, animal attacks, and other (obvious) dangerous activities.

Burger Law's Carterville, IL, personal injury attorneys are ready and willing to take your case to ensure optimal compensation for your injuries. Do not hesitate to contact us today to speak with an actual lawyer.

    There is no obligation. You can talk to us without worrying about payment. Our personal injury attorneys in Carterville, IL, defend victims and their families and ensure they are fairly compensated.

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    Accident claims usually rely on the legal theory of negligence and fault. This allows victims and their families to seek compensation. This is not easy to do on your own. Let Burger Law give you the legal representation you deserve. Contact our Personal Injury Attorneys in Carterville, IL, today for a consultation and case review.

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