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Champaign-Urbana Personal Injury Lawyers
Koester & Bradley: Highly-Rated Injury & Accident Attorneys
The Champaign, IL law firm of Koester & Bradley, LLP is a team of premier civil litigation lawyers dedicated to providing the best possible representation for people who have been injured by negligence.
The Champaign injury and accident lawyers on our team provide exceptional results for our clients. We have recovered over $200 million in settlements, trial, mediations, and arbitrations. This success has made us a leading law firm in Central Illinois.
In fact, our firm has been operating in Champaign County since 1895. Due to our experience and track record of success, Koester & Bradley has earned respect and recognition of the Legal Community.
Partners Tom Koester and Ryan Bradley have been recognized by:
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Super Lawyers
- Leading Lawyers
- The National Trial Lawyers
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- AVVO Rating of 10/10
- Over 100 years of satisfied clients
Koester & Bradley Attorneys Handle Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuits and Auto Accident Cases from our Champaign IL Offices
Led by Tom Koester and Ryan Bradley, Koester & Bradley has one of the most experienced and successful personal injury and accident legal teams in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois. We have real roots in Champaign County.
At Koester & Bradley, your personal injury or medical malpractice case will be handled directly by our attorneys with the assistance of our experienced paralegals. You will always speak to a real person and one of our lawyers reviews every case.
Tom (Koester) and I believe that when you call a law firm, you should not get a call center. We focus on dealing directly with our clients. – Ryan Bradley, Partner, Koester & Bradley
Koester & Bradley Has Operated Since 1895 in Champaign County
Our team of attorneys and staff represent clients locally in Champaign Urbana and Central Illinois, as well as clients nationally in a full range of cases. From catastrophic personal injuries, to medical malpractice, wrongful death, to business litigation, our team of top Champaign-Urbana attorneys has a track record with countless multi-million dollar results.
Personal Injury Cases and Accident Cases our Attorney Team Can Help You With
Below are the primary personal injury the focus is on. However, given our vast experience throughout Central Illinois, we handle many s other types of cases as well.
Should you or a loved one or friend have any concerns about a matter, please do not hesitate to contact our top Law Firm for a free consultation. We will be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.
When it comes to personal injury cases we handle a wide variety of negligence injury for our clients and their loved ones in Champaign County Illinois and throughout the state. Many cases the Koester & Bradley injury team have successfully resolved fall within the following categories:
The risks to all drivers are high every time you get behind the wheel or a car. The car and vehicle accident team at Koester & Bradley holds negligent and dangerous drivers accountable for the damage they cause on the roads of Central Illinois.
We have successfully represented individuals injured in car accidents on hundreds of occasions. Our car accident lawyers have years of experience and are familiar with the causes of car accidents and also how to maximize recoveries from the insurance companies after an accident.
The true value that Koester & Bradley Offers is our performance after a car accident involving severe injury or wrongful death. As top accident attorneys in Illinois we are ready to serve you and your loved ones and deliver the compensation that you deserve.
Koester & Bradley has experience with a variety of cases including:
We also provide valuable information such as accident statistics and discuss common vehicle wreck injuries.
Wrongful Death Lawyers
Wrongful Death cases in Illinois can stem from car accidents, medical negligence, or even slip and fall cases. It is vital to have a LOCAL Champaign-Urbana wrongful Death lawyer on your team. Koester & Bradley is the most experienced wrongful death firm in Central Illinois.
Our team of experienced lawyers and staff have recovered millions of dollars for victims of doctors who fail to diagnose cancer, commercial vehicle accidents, slip and fall, and deaths at the hands of municipalities and governmental actors from the negligence of their employees.
Koester and Bradley also has the compassion and empathy to deal with wrongful death cases. We assist in establishing the necessary probate documents and opening up the states as well as advising families in the proper steps to take to protect their ability to recover from the insurance industry.
Central Illinois Trucking Accident Lawyers
Not all Champaign Auto Accident firms can handle complex commercial trucking cases. Koester & Bradley is one of the few that can make insurance companies pay. Our experience with the Department of transportation guidelines as well as our unparalleled access to the best expert witnesses allow Koester & Bradley to provide the highest level of care.
Since semi trucks and tractor trailers are commercial vehicles, and are often very large, Koester & Bradley often represents victims of truck accidents in wrongful death claims. We have recovered some of the largest settlements in Central Illinois after trucking accidents.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Near You in Champaign
Serious medical malpractice cases are among the most misunderstood and costly personal injury to pursue for Illinois litigators. In Champaign-Urbana, victims of medical negligence have turned to Koester & Bradley for decades. Medical Negligence cases can stem from:
- Back Surgeries
- Knee Surgeries
- Failures to Diagnose
- Birth Injuries
- Negligence in the Emergency Room
- Failure to identify blood clots
Medical malpractice cases in Illinois are more difficult than regular personal injury lawsuits. This difficulty is due to the fact that planets are required to not only prove at their care deviated from the applicable standard, but must also have a medical doctor certify the case. This is why it is vital to have an experienced local medical negligence lawyer represent you.
Champaign Personal Injury Attorneys Handling Premises Liability Cases
Koester Bradley Premises Liability LawyersChampaign-Urbana personal injury cases can arise from many causes from slip and fall injuries to dog bites to slip and fall cases. Koester & Bradley has the track record of success needed to make the insurance companies pay.
Premises liability cases can arise from a variety of circumstances. Our team has obtained large jury verdicts and settlements from falls at both businesses and injuries that take place in the home. Many times, victims of premises liability negligence do not realize they may have a claim in a residential situation but most homeowners have a homeowner’s insurance policy.
Potential Defendants in a Premises Liability Case who can pay for your injuries include:
- Apartment Landlords
- Business Owners
- Personal Residence Owners
- Municipalities and Governments such as the City, County, or State.
Top-Ranked Dangerous and Defective Products Team
Koester Bradley Defective Product LawyersKoester & Bradley is at the forefront of Illinois defective product and mass tort litigation. We offer big city results with the type of local service our Champaign-Urbana clients demand.
Koester & Bradley has operated one of the longest-running and most successful defective and dangerous drug and product practices in Central Illinois right from our Champaign-Urbana offices for decades. Our clients include thousands of injured people not only from Central Illinois but also from across the country. Individuals who have been injured by products such as defective metal on metal hip replacements, knee replacements, surgical mesh, dangerous drugs, and consumer products have turned to our product liability team routinely.
Our team of intake professional and medical reviewers are constantly reviewing new medical product and devices cases including:
- DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hips
- Depuy ASR Metal on Metal Hips
- Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease Claims
- Xarelto and Pradaxa Bleeding Cases
- Pressure Cooker Explosions
- Elmiron Blindness Cases
- Zantac Cancer Cases
- Roundup Weed Killer Cases
We do not limit our services to injuries caused by defective medical devices and also represent clients nationally for damage sustained from consumer products and toxic chemicals which are part of our daily lives.
Koester & Bradley Attorneys Handle Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuits and Auto Accident Cases from our Champaign IL Offices
Led by Illinois Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers Tom Koester and Ryan Bradley, Koester & Bradley has one of the most experienced and successful personal injury and accident legal teams in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois. At Koester & Bradley, your injury or medical malpractice case will be handled directly by our attorneys. Since 1895, we have been standing up to insurance companies and are not afraid to take your auto accident, trucking accident, or defective product case to trial. In addition to representing clients locally in Champaign Urbana and Central Illinois, we represent clients nationally in a full range of cases from catastrophic personal injuries, to medical malpractice, and even wrongful death. Our team of top Champaign-Urbana attorneys has a tract record with countless multi-million dollar results.
Why Work with Koester & Bradley on Your Car Accident or Negligence Claim?
The personal injury and car accident attorneys at Koester & Bradley are led by Champaign lawyers Thomas Koester and Ryan Bradley. Tom and Ryan have assembled a dedicated team of attorneys and staff which enable us to offer our clients an extraordinary level of compassion and highly personalized attention.
Whether you or a loved one were injured in an automobile accident or a by a defective medical device, we know your case is unique and we treat you like an individual, not a number. All too often accident and negligence victims in Central Illinois are tempted to call lawyers who advertise on TV or whose offices are in Chicago or another larger city. This is a major mistake. At Koester & Bradley, we treat you like an individual:
- All of our clients are assigned a dedicated case manager to handle all aspects of a case from personal injuries to medical bills. This is your point of contact with the firm and can answer your questions and concerns in a timely manner.
- Each Client speaks with their lawyer about their case and not just a staff member. If you have a question about your case that one of our talented personal injury team cannot answer, you will be able to actually speak with your lawyer within the same business day.
- At Koester & Bradley we use the latest technology and messaging system so we can answer most question 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
- We empower our clients to be involved in their case if they with and provide full access to documents and digital files. It is not uncommon for Koester & Bradley attorneys to work directly with clients to solve problems.
When an Accident Happens, Our Champaign-Urbana Injury Lawyers Can Help
An injury claim deserves the localized knowledge provided by an injury lawyer at Koester & Bradley in Champaign-Urbana. In fact, the best results in negligence or injury cases in Central Illinois and Champaign-Urbana usually come from local lawyers–not large Chicago firms. In addition to exceptional knowledge of Illinois injury law, the Champaign accident attorneys and injury lawyers at Koester & Bradley are experienced with local Champaign County processes and court personnel, and the lawyers and insurance agents on the other side of the claims of our clients.
The principal office is located in Champaign County in Central Illinois but Koester & Bradley’s accident lawyers serve clients throughout Illinois and the country. It is also not uncommon to find Ryan Bradley or Tom Koester on the road meeting injured clients at their homes or places of business since our Champaign Injury Lawyers understand that when you or a loved one is injured, it is sometimes difficult to make it to an attorney’s office.
Your Initial Consultation is Free–And You Only Pay If We Win
At Koester & Bradley, LLP your initial consultation is always free and confidential. We pride ourselves on local, face-to-face service in all cases including wrongful death in Central Illinois whether in our office or at your home or place of business.
Rather than advertising “fake offices” across Central Illinois like many larger firms, Koester & Bradley focuses on serving our clients where they live and work by making house calls and using the latest remote technology. – Tom Koester, Partner, Koester & Bradley
We have been providing local service and client attention to complex litigation matters since 1895 with our focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. From agricultural litigation to insurance disputes, if you have injured or wronged let us see how we can help.
Koester & Bradley is also open and ready to serve Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois through the use of technology in the “new normal” of the Covid Pandemic.
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Koester & Bradley is a LOCAL Central Illinois Law Firm situated near Downtown Champaign-Urbana near the Corner of Springfield and Prospect Avenues. We have plenty of free parking so feel free to stop by anytime or call 217-337-1400 to speak with a Member of Our Team. While our primary offices are located in the heart of Central Illinois, we are in an excellent position to represent those who have been injured across the state from Decatur to Danville, and Bloomington to Springfield. We will come to your location if it is not convenient for you to come to us.