Champaign, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

Jeffrey  Frederick
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Illinois Personal Injury Attorney with 36 years experience

Jeffrey D. Frederick, Esq. is a partner of Frederick & Hagle. Mr. Frederick graduated with high honors from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1982, where he consistently achieved academic excellence and was in the top... Read More »
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Jonathan Rosenfeld
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Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer with 17 years experience

Jonathan Rosenfeld is lawyer that represents people injured in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Jonathan has represented victims of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout Illinois and across the country.... Read More »
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James Spiros
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 25 years experience

James Spiros is the founding partner of Spiros Law, P.C. He is a skilled litigator with experience in cases involving workplace injuries, serious traffic and trucking accident, defective drugs and devices, medical... Read More »
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Patricia L. M. Gifford
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 13 years experience
(217) 328-2828 317 E. University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Animal, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
The John Marshall Law School
Tricia joined the Spiros Law team as a Senior Associate attorney in 2014. Prior to joining, she spent over eight years practicing plaintiff's personal injury work in Chicago. There, she helped obtain multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for clients in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Her drive and dedication have allowed her countless victories in the courtroom, achieving over 25 million in nursing home and medical malpractice cases. Tricia has been recognized by Super Lawyers as an Illinois Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and as a Super Lawyer every year since 2016. She...
Jon C. Walker
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 14 years experience
(217) 403-9391 301 N. Neil Street
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Jon Walker is an associate attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Evans where he focuses his practice on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. With more than a decade of legal experience, Mr. Walker has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his injured clients. He is particularly experienced in handling workers’ compensation claims for auto industry workers. He is one of only a few attorneys in the entire state of Illinois currently helping injured workers secure expedited trial and appellate review by filing emergency hearings under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, Section 19(b-1). Call for a free consultation.
Sandra Loeb
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 20 years experience
(217) 328-2828 317 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Sandra joined Spiros Law, P.C. in 2008. She devotes her legal career to representing injured persons in worker's compensation and personal injury matters throughout Central Illinois. Sandra has successfully tried cases in front of juries and has secured millions of dollars in settlements for clients throughout Illinois.
James Spiros
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 25 years experience
(217) 328-2828 317 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Products Liability
The John Marshall Law School
James Spiros is the founding partner of Spiros Law, P.C. He is a skilled litigator with experience in cases involving workplace injuries, serious traffic and trucking accident, defective drugs and devices, medical negligence, wrongful death, and nursing home neglect and abuse. Since 2004, James has consistently been named one of the Leading Lawyers in the State of Illinois by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Publishing Company. James earned an undergraduate degree at Purdue University, and a J.D. at The John Marshall School Law School in 1994. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two sons.
Matthew Duco
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 11 years experience
(217) 443-4343 317 E. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Northern Illinois University
Matthew J. Duco is an Associate Attorney at Spiros Law, P.C. Matt’s practice focuses on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and insurance coverage/liability issues. Prior to joining Spiros Law, P.C., Matt gained experience working on complex lawsuits, wherein his efforts assisted in securing multi-million-dollar settlements in a number of complex lawsuits.

Matt has a passion for helping people in need. As a result, he now focuses his practice on representing injured persons in a variety of personal injury cases. As an associate attorney for Spiros Law, P.C., he has relished the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of clients...
William Patrick Schmitz Jr.
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(217) 328-2828 317 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
William P. Schmitz joined Spiros Law in 2016. His practice focuses on workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. He handles an array of cases including those arising from work accidents, automobile collisions, premises liability, and product liability. A loyal advocate, he values his clients and aggressively fights for their interests at every stage of litigation. In addition, he advises his clients to help them navigate peripheral issues associated with their claims. Bill is a proud member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Bill is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He earned his B.A....
Ryan R Bradley
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 12 years experience
(217) 337-1400 801 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Vermont Law School and University of Richmond School of Law
Ryan Bradley focuses his practice primarily on civil litigation including mass torts, especially defective medical devices and drugs, automobile accidents, wrongful death, medical negligence, products liability, and general personal injury. He is also involved in class action litigation as well as business litigation. He is leading the Syngenta Corn and Invokana litigation for Koester & Bradley, LLP and is developing the Firm's business consulting practice. Ryan leads the firm's mass tort and business litigation team and has been devoting much of his time to pursuing claims arising out of the defective metal hip prosthesis system. He...
Alison Kimble
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 1 year experience
(217) 443-4343 317 E. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Michigan State University
Alison Kimble joined the Spiros Law team in 2018 after graduating from Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, she earned a concentration in trial practice from the school's nationally recognized Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. Alison is now eager to start her career serving clients in the area of personal injury and she looks forward to providing justice and compassion for her clients. Her practice focuses on Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers' Compensation, and other personal injury matters.

When not in the office, Alison enjoys reading, attending sporting events, and spending time with her family.
Jay Johnson
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 21 years experience
(866) 891-9211 301 N Neil Street
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
The John Marshall Law School
Respect for working men and women is the driving force behind Mr. Johnson’s commitment to worker’s compensation law. It is a respect that runs deep. One of Mr. Johnson’s grandfathers was a Kentucky coal miner; the other, a member of the United Rubber Workers. Because both his grandfathers worked extremely hard in less-than-ideal environments, Mr. Johnson has great empathy for those who get hurt on the job. Over the years, Mr. Johnson has recovered millions of dollars for people suffering from a variety of work-related injuries. He prides himself on thoroughly preparing for each case and staying in close, personal...
Jordan Butler
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney
(217) 443-4343 317 E. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jordan Butler recently joined the Spiros Law team in 2018, and he is eager to have the opportunity to fight for innocent victims in his role as an Associate Attorney. Jordan's practice focuses on Nursing Home Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Defective Drugs and Devices, and other personal injury matters. Prior to joining Spiros Law, P.C., Jordan gained experience working as a legal advocate. In this role, he assisted with complex healthcare litigation in the General Counsel's Office for the United States Department of Health and Human Services. He also has served as a law clerk in the private sector and at...
Shayla L. Maatuka
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 14 years experience
(217) 337-0700 303 South Mattis Avenue
Suite 201
Champaign, IL 61821
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Civil Rights and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Shayla Louise Maatuka transitioned her private practice into the partnership of Dodd & Maatuka. She currently serves as managing partner for the firm. She combines her expertise as an entrepreneur - successfully establishing four businesses - with the practice of law, concentrating on civil and commercial litigation, personal injury, as well as business litigation. Her passion for the community helps others achieve their goals through entrepreneurship. She currently sits on the boards of Visit Champaign County and Mettler Studios, Inc. and formerly sat on the boards of the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association, the Executive Club of...
Steven A. Amjad
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 18 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury, Appeals and Business
Saint Louis University
Steven A. Amjad brings extensive experience in many aspects of legal practice to the clients of Meyer Capel. Over the last several years he has practiced litigation including complicated commercial litigation, personal injury, toxic tort defense and criminal defense.
Richard T. West
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 50 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury, Appeals, Business and Products Liability
University of Illinois College of Law
Richard T. West has been practicing law for over forty-one years. He has been a shareholder of Meyer Capel for over half of his career, having practiced in other firms in the community prior to joining Meyer Capel in 1991 as a shareholder. Throughout much of his career, his focus has been in the areas of complex litigation involving, for example, intellectual property, construction, banking, products liability, contract disputes and corporate and fiduciary obligations, as well as business representation, construction law, and health care law. In recent years, he has begun to shift his focus from an active litigation practice...
John Bramfeld
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 41 years experience
(217) 239-1920 915 W. Springfield
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury, Collections, Consumer and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(217) 359-2115 1 E Main St
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury, Divorce, Family and Workers' Comp
Champaign, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 18 years experience
(217) 359-0200 41 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury and Business
Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 16 years experience
(217) 359-0200 41 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury and Employment
Pepperdine School Of Law
Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(217) 359-2115 1 E Main St
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury and Environmental
Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(217) 359-8200 501 W University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Medical Malpractice
Jeffrey  Frederick
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Urbana, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 36 years experience
(800) 642-1227 129 W. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jeffrey D. Frederick, Esq. is a partner of Frederick & Hagle. Mr. Frederick graduated with high honors from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1982, where he consistently achieved academic excellence and was in the top 10% percent of his class.

Jeffrey D. Frederick became a member of this law firm in 1982. He limits his practice to personal injury and consequently has been able to focus his practice of law on representing those individuals who have been injured as a result of an automobile collision, a defective product or while working in construction. Additionally, Jeffrey Frederick also handles workers compensation...
Thomas Bruno
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Urbana, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 39 years experience
(217) 328-6000 301 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DUI
University of Illinois College of Law
Bruno Law Offices was founded in 1980 in Urbana, Illinois. The firm concentrates in criminal cases, DUI, worker's compensation, personal injury, and drug crimes. Thomas Bruno has been the principal in Bruno Law Offices since being licensed to practice law in 1980. Bruno Law Offices never charges for an initial office consultation. Contact us today at (217) 328-6000 to tell us your story and learn about how we may be able to help.
Urbana, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 13 years experience
(217) 367-1126 202 Lincoln Sq
PO Box 189
Urbana, IL 61801
Personal Injury
Urbana, IL Personal Injury Attorney
(217) 367-2400 102 W Main St
Urbana, IL 61801
Personal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Josh Rohrscheib
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Decatur, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 12 years experience
(217) 615-5030 202 S Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
University of Illinois College of Law
I believe the best lawyer for you is almost always the one who will care the most about you and solving your problems. He will take the time to carefully listen to you, understand your situation, and give you the best advice on how to deal with it. He’ll give you the time you need to get to know him so you can ask questions and fairly judge if you want him to help or represent you.
Michael Hupy
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(866) 532-4800 205 N Main St
#302
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Nursing Home
Marquette University of Law
For 39 years Michael J. Hupy has been an accomplished lawyer. Since graduating from Marquette University Law School,he has tried and won many million dollar law suits. Attorney Michael J. Hupy believes in giving back to the community. Here are some of the causes he has supported over his career America's Second Harvest of Wisconsin, the YMCA, the Boy Scouts, scholarship programs, safety programs for bikers including the Hupy & Abraham Watch For Motorcycles Awareness Program, child safety fingerprint programs. Due to his dedication to the community in December 2008 Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle presented him with a "Certificate of...
David N. Metnick
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 13 years experience
(866) 532-4800 205 N Main St
#302
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
I joined Hupy and Abraham as an Associate Attorney in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, I practiced as an Assistant State’s Attorney at the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. In this role, I prosecuted numerous felony cases.
Andrew Koester
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Charleston, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 3 years experience
(217) 639-7800 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Business, Communications and Family
University of Notre Dame
Andrew is a Central Illinois native. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in May 2015. Andrew’s previous professional experience includes having worked for state judges, private practice attorneys, and the fourth-ranking member of the U.S. Congress. While in law school, Andrew served as Articles Editor on the Journal of College and University Law, was a member of the Federalist Society, and participated in the Notre Dame Bengal Bouts, a men’s boxing tournament that raises money for the Holy Cross Missions in...
James K. Theisen
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 17 years experience
(866) 532-4800 205 N Main St
#302
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Attorney Theisen joined Hupy and Abraham in 2014 as an associate attorney to work in our Rockford office. With more than a decade of experience, he’s handled insurance defense litigation, subrogation and personal injury.
Miranda Soucie
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(217) 328-2828 317 E University Ave
Champaign, 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Miranda Soucie became a partner at Spiros Law, P.C. in 2010. Her legal focus deals with personal injury cases, including automobile, birth, workplace injuries, and negligence. She is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Florida. Miranda earned her J.D. at the University of Illinois College of Law. In her time as an attorney, Miranda has established herself as a fierce advocate for her clients who sincerely cares about their wellbeing.
Todd Alan Roseberry
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 20 years experience
(309) 829-3636 407 W. Front St., Suite No. 2
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Todd Roseberry's experience includes a period of employment with the Illinois Department of Public Aid, Springfield, Illinois,as a Public Aid Income Maintenance Specialist. He also served in the Illinois Army National Guard at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, from 1985 to 1993 as a medic and medical laboratory technician. Todd is married with three children and lives in Leroy,Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the McLean County Bar Association. He is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Three Hierarchs in Champaign, Illinois where he teaches religious education to high school children. His...
Vito Manicioto
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Attorney
(866) 532-4800 205 N Main St
#302
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Manicioto's has dealt with both insurance matters and personal injury law. Before becoming a lawyer at Hupy & Abraham, he tried dozens of jury trials to verdict and won. He has also arbitrated a large number of cases. He works tirelessly to seek compensation for the firm's clients.
Jonathan Thomas Nessler
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Champaign, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 727-8010 201 W. Springfield Ave.
Suite 1004
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
University of Illinois College of Law
Jonathan T. Nessler began his legal career with Nessler & Associates in 2007. His practice is focused on personal injury claims, including catastrophic automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. Mr. Nessler has dedicated his entire legal career to helping injured people recover for their loss. He is recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Illinois. He is also recognized by The Law Bulletin Publishing Company Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer. - Education Bachelor of Science...
Daniel J. Reynolds
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Decatur, IL Personal Injury Lawyer
(217) 428-0948 Erickson, Davis, Murphy, Johnson & Walsh, Ltd.
132 S Water St., Ste. 610
Decatur, IL 62523
Personal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Dan Reynolds tells bad jokes and finds humor in the antics of poorly-behaved dogs. Dan is a lawyer serving Macon County and surrounding areas. His primary areas of practice are DUI, criminal law, divorce and family law, civil litigation, and FOID appeals.
Mike McElvain
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 46 years experience
(309) 828-3340 234 East Front Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Lindsay Rakers
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Charleston, IL Personal Injury Attorney with 17 years experience
(217) 639-7800 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Personal Injury, Animal, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Saint Louis University School of Law
Lindsay Rakers is a personal injury attorney located in St. Louis, Missouri. She handles injury cases all over the State of Missouri and in Metro-East Illinois. Lindsay handles the following cases: automobile accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus and taxi accidents, dangerous property, burn injuries, animal attacks, defective products, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice and nursing home neglect.
Chad Murray
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Decatur, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 441-2110 363 S. Main Street
Suite 505B
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
State University of New York - Buffalo
Based in Decatur, Illinois and serving clients throughout Central Illinois, I am a different kind of lawyer. I love value billing and flat fee arrangements. I embrace technology and use it to make my practice more effective. I worry about my clients, not their fees. I offer a valuable service to my clients, but I don't act like I'm better because of it. My practice focuses on car accidents, divorce, criminal defense, and estate planning. Can't make it to the office? No worries—I make housecalls if you need it.

And yes, I know my catchphrase/tagline is cheesy—that's what makes it fun.
Mr. Terry W. Dodds
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 18 years experience
(309) 829-9300 624 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Personal Injury, Criminal, Family and Workers' Comp
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
The Dodds Law Office, PC, represents Illinois personal injury, Illinois workers compensation and Illinois auto accident claimants and counsels clients in the areas of criminal and family law. Terry is a native of the Bloomington-Normal area, having attended grade school and junior high in the Unit 5 School District. His mother and father also have strong ties to the Bloomington-Normal community, both having graduated from Illinois State University. Terry's Brother, Geoff Dodds, is also a licensed attorney in Illinois, currently acting as the City Attorney for the Village of Heyworth, IL. After graduating from Clinton Community High School in 1992, Terry obtained...
Zach Anderson
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Decatur, IL Personal Injury Attorney
(217) 247-4775 202 S Franklin St, 2nd Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
Personal Injury, Construction, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
I'm a lawyer in Decatur, Illinois at a full-service law firm. Before attending law school at the University of Illinois, I spent many years in the construction industry. This experience allows me to solve construction and real estate issues for my clients by applying a practical approach that many lawyers cannot. In addition, I'm one of the only lawyers in the Decatur area who assists social security claimants. I also take great pride in assisting injury victims in cases involving car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and work-injuries.
Clark A. Walker
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Bloomington, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 28 years experience
(309) 829-4045 318 W. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Over twenty four years of practice representing clients in a honest, ethical and direct approach. I will never promise you results which are unobtainable and communicate with you in a direct, straightforward manner.
Frank H Byers II
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Decatur, IL Personal Injury Lawyer with 42 years experience
(217) 875-3301 160 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Personal Injury, Divorce, Probate and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Frank H Byers, II, has practiced law in Macon County Illinois since 1977. Frank started practice with his father in the firm Byers & Byers. The firm later became known as Byers, Byers & Greenleaf. After his father retired, Frank was a partner in the law firm Fuller, Hopp, McCarthy, Quigg & Byers before he began practicing law in the firm Frank H. Byers, II, Ltd., in 1995. Frank H. Byers, II, Ltd., is a full service litigation firm appearing in state and federal courts in Illinois. The firm represents both individuals and businesses in litigation in...
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Injured in an accident?

When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.

Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.

Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.


Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.