Personal Injury AttorneyEffingham, 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 Effingham, IL, Personal Injury Attorneys at Burger Law provide legal services to victims and their families in the Greater St. Louis area and beyond. It is important to our firm to help people get the compensation and assistance they need after an accident. Burger Law's Effingham, IL, Personal Injury Attorneys will make sure you get the legal help you deserve. Do not hesitate to contact our firm today if you have any questions.

Choosing the right personal injury firm in Effingham, IL, is an important decision. Our lawyers' goal is to win full recovery over your settlement. This includes special and general damages for your case like hospital bills, loss of enjoyment, lost income, emotional distress, and others. We will get into this in more detail further down this page. Reach out to our firm and your Effingham, IL, personal injury lawyers today if you think you might have a claim.

Do You Have an Injury Claim?

Burger Law has won millions for Effingham, IL, injury victims. This includes vehicle-related accidents, worker's compensation, medical malpractice claims, premise liability, and other types of claims. Personal injury is a broad case-type that involves any number of injuries. Birth injuries, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, swimming pool accidents: If there are financial damages, you may have a claim.

Our personal injury lawyers in Effingham, IL, will assess your case. If there are financial damages, it is essential that you get the legal support you need. A serious injury may 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 claims we firm works with include the following:

Our Effingham personal injury attorneys are available 24/7 and offer advice on how to proceed after an injury. We charge 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 Effingham, IL, now at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 if you are in the 62401 area.

Damages for Personal Injury Claims

One of the important factors in a personal injury case is determining negligence. 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 Effingham, 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: People have a moral "duty of care" in everyday life. Proving that there is a duty of care is the first step in proving negligence after an accident. For example, it is a business owner's "duty" to protect his or her patrons from harm, like fixing faulty wiring or a loose handrail. The same goes for truck drivers, giant corporations, and others.
  • Breach: The next step in proving negligence is showing how the negligent party "breached" their duty of care. A good example is a driver that ignores a stop sign and crashes into another car or pedestrian. The driver knew they were supposed to stop, but breached their duty of care by not stopping.
  • Causation: Causation is simply what caused the breach, like a driver knowing they're going too fast. This is the negligent act that breaches any expected duty of care.
  • Damages: Lastly, there must be financial repercussions. Financial harm may include lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. Our Effingham personal injury lawyers will consider short and long-term damages for our clients.

It is important to contact a qualified personal injury lawyer 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 personal injury law that you may find useful include:

Burger Law is made up of a team of personal injury lawyers 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 car accidents and slips and falls to medical malpractice and a $113 Million Verdict by the MO Department of Corrections, Burger Law has the experience you need to win.

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Your Personal Injury Attorneys in Effingham, IL

It can be overwhelming if you are in an accident. It is essential to stay calm and collected — here are a few tips to remember if you or a family member have been in a serious accident:


Our attorneys are often asked by clients if their claim will have to go to court. This is a possibility. However, this is not a likely scenario if the case is properly managed. It is often estimated that about five percent of tort (personal injury) cases ever make it to a courtroom. Our Effingham, IL, personal injury attorneys will investigate your case and see if this is a possibility — we are not afraid to escalate a claim and take it to court.

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

  • Intentional Torts consist of criminal behavior. This might include battery, assault, fraud, defamation, and other types of criminal activity.
  • Negligence Torts are the most common. This includes car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, dog bites, and others.
  • Strict Liability torts are often very clear. These may include defective products, animal attacks, and other (obvious) dangerous activities.

Burger Law's Effingham, IL, personal injury attorneys will investigate your claim and make sure we approach it in the appropriate way to ensure maximum compensation for your injuries. Do not hesitate to contact us now to speak with an actual attorney.

There is no obligation. Feel free to talk to us without worrying about payment. Our personal injury attorneys in Effingham, IL, defend victims and their families and make sure they get the highest amount of compensation possible.

Get Help Now

Injury claims typically rely on the legal theory of negligence or fault. This allows victims to seek compensation. This is not easy to do on your own. Let our firm give you the legal representation you deserve. Contact our Personal Injury Attorneys in Effingham, IL, now for a consultation and case review.

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“Gary and his team provided us with effective, efficient and highly professional service. Gary provides sound advice and is a trustworthy and ethical attorney. I highly recommend the team!”

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