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Decatur, IL Personal Injury Attorney

Lawyers For Victims of Car and Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, and Defective Products in Macon County

Despite your best efforts to keep yourself safe, you may find yourself suffering from an injury because of someone else's negligence. When this is the case, you need the experienced attorneys at Kanoski Bresney to help you hold the other party accountable and get the compensation you deserve. We have decades of experience with the personal injury process, and we are committed to standing by your side until the end, only requiring payment if we achieve compensation for you.

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Decatur Products Liability

$2 Million

Decatur Medical Malpractice

$1 Million

Decatur Motorcycle Collision

Car Accidents


Drunk drivers, distracted drivers, drowsy drivers, speeding and reckless drivers, and other negligent parties can create unsafe roads for the general public. If you have been in a car wreck, you may be suffering from broken bones, internal injuries, burns, and in serious cases, traumatic brain injuries or paralysis. We can help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Truck Accidents


Commercial trucks can be especially dangerous to others on the road when they are improperly loaded or maintained or unsafely operated. We will work with you to file a truck accident claim against a negligent truck driver, as well as other parties who may share liability, including the driver's employer, maintenance teams, and loading crews who have a duty to ensure the driver and vehicle are fit for the road.

Medical Malpractice

If you find that your condition has only worsened after a routine medical procedure or a major operation, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. It can be shocking to consider that a doctor or another professional whom you trusted with your health has caused you harm, but unfortunately, it does happen. We represent clients suffering from infections, surgical errors, misdiagnoses, improper medication, injuries, and more due to the negligence of healthcare providers. We have the knowledge and experience to stand up for your interests against doctors and their lawyers and insurance providers to help you get the full compensation you need.

Wrongful Death

All too often, negligent actions lead to loss of life, and if someone close to you has been killed, it can be extremely difficult to cope with your grief. The challenges only increase in cases in which you have lost a person who worked hard to provide for you and your family. You can take some solace in the ability to pursue financial compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit, and you can rely on us to be your dedicated legal representative. We can help you recover damages related to your loved one's medical expenses and pain and suffering, your family's lost income, funeral and burial costs, and your grief and mental anguish.

Nursing Home Abuse

Elderly Americans who live in nursing homes are often vulnerable to abuse, in many cases from the staff who are responsible for caring for them. If you or your family member is suffering in a nursing home, we can help you seek justice in cases involving physical and emotional abuse, neglect, unsafe conditions, and inadequate care.

Premises Liability

The owner of a property can be considered liable for injuries that occur on the premises, provided that he or she could reasonably have known about the injury risk and taken steps to mitigate it. If you have been injured while visiting a friend, working in your office building, or shopping at a local business, we can help you recover damages.

Farming Accidents

Central Illinois farmers, farmworkers, and people who live in rural areas can be at risk of farm accidents and injuries involving livestock, grain bins, tractors, combines, and other farm equipment. It can be difficult to determine who is at fault in these cases, but we are committed to thoroughly investigating your case and helping you understand your options for relief.

Defective Products

When a product malfunctions and injures or harms the user or a bystander, multiple parties may be at fault. If you are the victim of a defective product, we can help you investigate the product's history to determine whether the designer, manufacturer, retailer, or someone else in the production process could and should have taken action to prevent or reduce the risk of harm. We will work to collect and present evidence including business records and expert testimony that speak to the negligence of one or more parties. We have experience with cases involving medical products, baby products, vehicles, tools and equipment, and more.

  • 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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