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Kanoski Bresney is recognized as one of the leading personal injury firms in Central Illinois.

Springfield, Illinois Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Lawyers for Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Work Injuries, and Wrongful Death in Champaign, Decatur, Bloomington, and Throughout Illinois.

A serious injury can cause you and your family to struggle personally, emotionally, and financially, but fortunately, you may be able to receive financial compensation. At Kanoski Bresney, we have over 40 years of experience representing injury victims throughout central Illinois, and we have obtained more than $400 million for our clients in personal injury and workers' compensation cases. Contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange a free consultation today.

Case Results

$6.25 Million

Product Liability

$3.5 Million

Motor Vehicle Accident

$2.5 Million

Medical Malpractice

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

A high-speed collision can cause serious harm to drivers, passengers, or others, but even seemingly minor fender benders can cause long-lasting injuries and significant property damage. We provide legal help to victims of motor vehicle collisions, including pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, and train accidents, and we can assist with insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits against drivers or other parties who were at fault.

Car Accidents

Victims of car accidents can pursue compensation for injuries and property damage. We provide legal help with head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, and drunk driving accidents. We can also assist with accidents that are unique to central Illinois, such as those involving open intersections, rural roads and highways, government vehicles, farm equipment, and free-roaming livestock.

Truck Accidents

Collisions with semi-trailer trucks and other commercial vehicles can result in severe injuries for those in passenger cars or trucks. Multiple parties may be liable for these collisions, including truck drivers, trucking companies, or equipment manufacturers. We provide legal help with truck accidents involving speeding, driver fatigue, dropped cargo loads, and jackknifed trucks.

Motorcycle Accidents

Because of their lack of protection, motorcyclists are likely to be seriously injured in a collision with other vehicles, even if they were wearing a helmet, following traffic laws, and driving as safely as possible. In many cases, motorcycle accidents occur because distracted drivers fail to notice motorcycles on the road or because other vehicles do not respect a motorcyclist's right-of-way.

Wrongful Death

When a person is killed because someone else acted negligently or intended to cause them harm, their loved ones may struggle to pick up the pieces. A wrongful death claim can allow family members to receive compensation for the costs of a victim's medical treatment, the loss of income and benefits they would have provided to their family, expenses related to their funeral and burial, the victim's pain and suffering, and the grief and sorrow a family has experienced.

Workers' Compensation

Injuries can occur due to work-related accidents, or workers may suffer harm because of the work they performed or the conditions in their workplace. In these cases, an employee is eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, regardless of who was at fault for their injury. Workers' comp will cover the costs of a person's medical treatment, and wage benefits may be available to address a temporary or permanent disability. Our attorneys can assist with filing workers' compensation claims, and we can address the denial of benefits and help victims determine their options for pursuing additional compensation through third-party claims.

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    Todd A. Bresney


    Todd Bresney is the Senior Partner and Equity Shareholder of Kanoski Bresney. He is the firm's Senior Trial Attorney who manages the complex litigation division. Todd has litigated and tried cases throughout Illinois and all over the nation. He has dedicated his professional life to sticking up for people who were harmed by others and who he believes are bullied and victimized by powerful insurance companies.

  • I contacted Kanoski Bresney. I met with Todd and one of his associates. We talked for a better part of an hour. He took my case, and from that moment on, I was up to date on everything. He did more in two weeks than that other attorney did in three years.

    - David

  • After a work related injury I was dealing with resistance from an insurance company. I felt lost in a world I knew nothing about the legal world. Kanoski Bresney helped guide me to make the best decision for myself. I am incredibly grateful.

    - Mariah Johnson

  • Todd handled my case and I thank God for him. He was more than dedicated at getting me the settlement I deserved. He has a good heart and did more than he had to to make sure I was taken care of. Thank you so much

    - Lamillia Hightower

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a time limit for filing a personal injury claim?

In Illinois, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years in most cases. This means that person must file a claim within two years after an accident or within two years after they first knew about an injury. In some cases involving government liability, the statute of limitations is one year.

What is my personal injury claim worth?

The value of a personal injury will be based on a number of factors, including the age and health of the victim, the extent and severity of their injuries, disabilities that have affected the victim's ability to earn an income, the physical and emotional pain and suffering of a victim and their family, and whether an injury occurred because of someone's gross negligence.

Can I receive compensation if I was partially at fault for an injury?

Under the comparative negligence laws in IL, you can pursue compensation as long as you were 50% at fault for your injury or less. If it is determined that you were partially at fault, the compensation you can receive will be reduced by the percentage that you were at fault. If you were 25% at fault, you will receive 75% of the total amount of your damages.

What are my options if I was in a car accident with an uninsured driver?

If an at-fault driver was uninsured, or if their insurance policy will not fully cover your damages, your own insurance policy may provide uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Our attorneys can help you negotiate a settlement with your insurance company and determine whether you have other options for receiving compensation in an accident.

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