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Champaign-Urbana Personal Injury Lawyers

Koester Law, PLLC: Highly-Rated Injury & Accident Attorneys

The Champaign, IL law firm of Koester Law, PLLC 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 Law, PLLC has earned respect and recognition of the Legal Community.

Tom Koester and his team have been recognized by:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Expertise
  • 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 Law, PLLC Attorneys Handle Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuits and Auto Accident Cases from our Champaign IL Offices

Led by Tom Koester Koester Law, PLLC 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 Law, PLLC, 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.

I believe that when you call a law firm, you should not get a call center. We focus on dealing directly with our clients. Tom Koester

Koester Law, PLLC Has Operated Since 1895 in Champaign County

Since 1895, our trial lawyers have been standing up to insurance companies and are not afraid to take your auto accident, trucking accident, or defective product case to trial. 

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 Law, PLLC injury team have successfully resolved fall within the following categories:

Champaign Car Accident Attorneys

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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 Law 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 Law 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 Law has experience with a variety of cases including:

Truck Accidents | Bus Accidents | Bicycle Accidents | Uber and Lyft Accidents | Motorcycle Accidents | Rear-Collisions

We also provide valuable information such as accident statistics and discuss common vehicle wreck injuries.

Wrongful Death Lawyers

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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 Law 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 Law 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.

Car Accident Deaths | Truck Accident Deaths | Medical Malpractice Deaths | Defective Product Deaths

Central Illinois Trucking Accident Lawyers

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Not all Champaign Auto Accident firms can handle complex commercial trucking cases. Koester Law 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 Law to provide the highest level of care.

Since semi trucks and tractor trailers are commercial vehicles, and are often very large, Koester Law 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

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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 Law 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

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Koester Law Premises Liability Lawyers Champaign-Urbana personal injury cases can arise from many causes from slip and fall injuries to dog bites to slip and fall cases. Koester Law 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

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Koester Law Defective Product Lawyers are 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 Law 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:

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 Law Attorneys Handle Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuits and Auto Accident Cases from our Champaign IL Offices

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Led by Tom Koester, Koester Law has one of the most experienced and successful personal injury and accident legal teams in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois. At Koester Law, 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 Law on Your Car Accident or Negligence Claim?

The personal injury and car accident attorneys at Koester Law are led by Champaign lawyers Thomas Koester . Tom has 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 Law, 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 Law 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 Law 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 Law 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 Law 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 Law’s accident lawyers serve clients throughout Illinois and the country. It is also not uncommon to find 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 Law 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 Law focuses on serving our clients where they live and work by making house calls and using the latest remote technology. – Tom Koester

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 Law 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.

Client Reviews

I had an automobile accident with substantial injuries that made it difficult to leave my house. Tom came to my home to meet with me on may occasions and got be a very good settlement.

Jan Mitchel

These guys are solid for personal injury cases. I have referred a number of auto accident cases to them fro friends and family and they have done an excellent job and recovered more than I would have thought...

Quick Fit

I worked with Tom Koester on my auto accident case. He treated me with respect and recovered enough money that it made a positive impact on my life. I would recommend.

William Monroe

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Koester Law, PLLC 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.

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