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

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Peoria, IL Personal Injury Lawyers

Attorneys Serving Clients Injured in Car Wrecks, Defective Product and Medical Malpractice Cases Throughout Peoria County

When you have suffered a serious injury, it can be difficult to know how to move forward with your life and who to turn to for help. At Kanoski Bresney, we strive to provide answers to those questions by offering quality legal advice and representation to personal injury clients in Peoria and throughout Central Illinois. We can help you identify liable parties in your case and fight for the compensation to which you are entitled, and we will do it while charging no fees unless we reach an outcome in your favor.

$1.25 Million

Motor Vehicle Collision

$1.1 Million

Motorcycle Accident

$985K

Product Liability

Car Accidents


In a single instant, a car accident can change the rest of your life, leaving you with long-term injuries, burdensome medical expenses, and mental health challenges. A personal injury lawsuit is often your best chance of obtaining relief, especially if you have evidence of another driver's negligent behavior, like speeding or driving recklessly or under the influence of alcohol.

Truck Accidents


Large semi-trucks pose a greater risk of severe injuries due to their size and weight, and personal injury cases involving truck accidents can often be complicated because of the potential for multiple at-fault parties, including the driver, the trucking company, and other industry employees. With our knowledge and experience, we can help you navigate your case and work toward a favorable outcome.

Medical Malpractice

When you put your life and health in someone else's hands, even if they are a qualified medical professional, the unfortunate reality is that an error on their part can cause you serious harm. Medical malpractice cases can involve a mistake in your diagnosis or prescription, a surgical error, or an injury to you or your child during the birthing process. It is not always easy to determine whether your doctor or another health professional was negligent, but when we work with you, we will make every effort to get to the bottom of your case and uncover evidence of any wrongdoing that can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Wrongful Death

The death of a spouse, partner, parent, child, or any other close family member can be incredibly painful, especially when you know that someone else is at fault. A wrongful death lawsuit can help you hold a negligent party accountable for the harm they have done to you and your family and obtain financial relief for your expenses and losses, including your loved one's medical bills before his or her death, the income he or she can no longer provide for your family, the expenses of a funeral and burial, and your emotional distress and loss of companionship. We promise to treat you with care and compassion as you cope with this difficult time.

Nursing Home Abuse

Abuse and neglect are all too frequent in nursing homes, and you or a family member may be among the victims if you have experienced physical, sexual, or verbal assault from a staff member, or suffered from substandard care, malnutrition, or an unclean or unsafe environment. We are committed to doing our part to curb these issues and help those who have been affected.

Premises Liability

Schools, college campuses, restaurants and bars, stores, and construction sites are all common locations for injuries to occur, and in many cases, the property owner is liable. If you are injured on someone else's property in a slip, trip, and fall accident or an incident involving inadequate security, you may have a claim for compensation if the owner could have reasonably prevented it.

Farming Accidents

Injuries on farms can occur due to unsafe buildings and structures like grain bins, defective tools and equipment, and the unsafe operation of farm vehicles like tractors and combines. With our long history serving Central Illinois, we are familiar with accidents that occur in rural areas, and we can advise you on the best approach for compensation in your case.

Defective Products

The products that you use on a regular basis in your home and work life can often be dangerous if they do not work correctly. A defect in a product may be due to a design flaw or a mistake in the manufacturing process, and if it leads to an injury, it is important to determine exactly who is responsible. We can represent you in cases involving defective appliances, tools, equipment, vehicles, medical devices, prescription drugs, baby products, and more, and you can rely on us to fully investigate your case and gather the evidence you need in order to obtain full recovery for your injuries and damages.

  • 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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