Providing comprehensive legal counsel to injury victims throughout
Illinois and Missouri.
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Have you suffered an injury due to the negligence of another motorist? Find out how we can help.

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Are you starting a new business or corporation or running into problems with an existing one? Our team of attorneys can help you.

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Injuries in the workplace can be devastating for all parties involved. Contact us to discuss your legal options.

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Doctors, nurses and other medical staff can make mistakes. Contact us today for help with your injury case.

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With more than $26 million recovered for our clients, our team of attorneys are ready to help you today!

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Practice Areas

Personal Injury
A personal injury claim can result from someone’s negligence, recklessness, or an intentional act. Throughout the years, our attorneys have successfully represented individuals and families in Illinois and Missouri who have suffered serious personal injuries.
Car Accident
In Illinois, the Department of Transportation (DOT) recorded more than 281,700 motor vehicle collisions throughout the state. Over 900 persons were involved in fatal crashes. The total cost of these accidents was $5.5 billion including injuries and property damage. At the law offices of Tapella & Eberspacher, we have successfully recovered MILLIONS in compensation for our clients and are dedicated to helping accident injury victims fight for the justice that they deserve.
Slip & Fall
Tapella & Eberspacher is dedicated to helping those injured when a property owner fails to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition or warn of a dangerous condition that results in injury or death.
Motorcycle Accident
At The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, our attorneys believe that if you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident which was caused by a negligent driver, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for all losses and damages including: medical expenses, litigation expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and property damage.
Truck Accident
There is a variety of types of trucks that motorists must share the road with, and the size, weight, and shape of these vehicles can cause devastating wreckage in a crash. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries or even lost their life due to a collision with a large vehicle, the Illinois truck accident attorneys at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm may be able to help.
Dangerous Drugs & Devices
In the United States, adverse reactions to prescription drugs cause more injuries and deaths than illegal drugs. Some drugs have been removed from the market while others remain causing harmful effects in patients. Some medical devices have also caused serious damage to individuals. If you or a loved one have suffered medical complications or undisclosed side effects from prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, or medical devices, you need an attorney with experience to advise you regarding your right to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, permanent injuries, and pain and suffering.
Medical Malpractice
If a medical professional harms you or your loved one because of a mistake, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Medical malpractice is negligence by any health care professional, such as physicians, surgeons, nurses, nurse's aides, physician's assistants, and technicians. It occurs when a health care provider departs from accepted medical practice and causes serious injury or death.
Workers’ Compensation
When a worker is injured on-site, workers’ compensation is often the go-to method to pay for their injuries. Workers’ compensation, by definition, is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical coverage to injured employees and beneficiaries of those who have been fatally injured while on the job. If you or a loved one is struggling to receive the workers’ compensation they are entitled to receive, the team of highly trained workers' compensation lawyers at Tapella & Eberspacher are here to help fight for the justice you deserve.
Estate Planning
Your family deserves order and comfort after you are gone. That time will be a grief-filled, but there is no need for it to be chaotic. Our firm can help you with your end-of-life care, as well as with your final plans.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes are supposed to provide a safe haven for our aging parents and elderly relatives, providing them with health care management and onsite nurses and doctors to provide needed attention and personal care. Our senior citizens deserve to be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect.
Corporate Law And Commercial Litigation
Running a business requires a lot more than ingenuity and organization. From initial planning to contract disputes or class action defense, most businesses will need legal representation at some point. Our attorneys can help with your planning and compliance needs whether your business is new or old. Corporate law firm Tapella & Eberspacher represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in business litigation cases throughout Illinois and Missouri.

Small Town Firm Provides Big-Time Solutions to Your Estate, Personal Injury, and Business Problems

Big problems require you to make important decisions; you need answers to questions you’ve never faced before. When you find yourself in a life-changing legal situation, one decision can affect your future and the futures of those you love. Don’t make those decisions on your own.

Every choice you make has the ability to change your future, but no choice can jeopardize your financial future so dramatically as choosing the wrong attorney to advise you.

Like every profession, there are good and bad lawyers. An inexperienced, lazy, or unsympathetic attorney can make the process of filing an injury claim or organizing your assets more difficult and frustrating. The wrong lawyer could keep you from getting the justice and the security that you and your family deserve.

That’s where we come in. We can help make your decision easier by teaching you more about Tapella & Eberspacher. We’re not just a law firm; we are trusted advisors who can guide you through disasters that strike without notice and help you plan for the future. We have the expertise and experience to guide you through the decisions you must make in the face of uncertainty.

Defending Your Rights and Guiding You to a Better Future

Over 100 years’ worth of combined experience, knowledge, and initiative have molded Tapella & Eberspacher into a unique, compassionate, and driven force to help those in need of personal injury and business or personal estate guidance. Although we are a friendly small-town firm that takes delight in participating in community events and neighborhood activities, that’s far from the whole story. When we immerse ourselves in a case—small or big—we fight until the end to get our clients the security, compensation, and peace of mind they deserve.

We are driven to make certain all our clients get the highest level of service available. We have pooled all our skills and knowledge in order to ensure that we can represent you in a variety of legal issues that may be causing you distress. These areas include:

  • Personal Injury Accidents  When you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s carelessness, you don’t deserve to suffer the additional pain of insurance disputes, unpaid medical bills, and financial hardship. That’s why we fight to make sure you get the compensation and justice you deserve for traffic collisions (truck, car, pedestrian, motorcycle, etc.), slip and fall incidents, consumer product defects, dangerous drug reactions, and more.
  • Workers’ Compensation Problems  While many employers offer workers’ comp benefits for employees who are injured on the job, securing those benefits when you need them can be a battle. Let us be your ally. It doesn’t matter if you work in construction, industrial production, energy, or another field that’s considered inherently more dangerous than others. If you’re injured while working, we’ll fight to make sure that you get the income and medical benefits you deserve, without retribution from your employer; this includes representation for whistleblowing and qui tam cases.
  • Estate Planning and Litigation Issues  Improperly setting up your estate or poorly planning your finances can have just as much of an impact on your future as a car crash. At Tapella & Eberspacher, we can help you successfully plan and strategize every aspect of your financial goals: from setting up your will, protecting your assets, and keeping track of dual incomes, to organizing business accounts and solving estate and trust disputes.

More Reasons Why Tapella & Eberspacher Are Lawyers You Can Trust

One of the marks of a competent and trustworthy attorney is respect from fellow lawyers. When a lawyer acknowledges and shows genuine respect for a competing attorney, then you can be sure that that attorney is trustworthy, knowledgeable and exceptional at what he does.

When even one competitor acknowledges your talents and hard work, you know you’re doing something right. At Tapella & Eberspacher we have over 200 lawyers who routinely refer clients to us. They know that we have the drive and know-how to help those that they can’t. They truly believe that we’ll pursue the best interests of every client they refer—and they’re 100% correct.

At Tapella & Eberspacher LLC, we do things differently. Many attorneys out there talk the talk—we walk the walk. We don’t just say we care, we show you. We don’t just say we have the experience, our results prove it.

  • We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.
  • We genuinely care about how you feel about the charges and outcome of your case.
  • We actively listen to discover what is important to you and set realistic but justifiable expectations.
  • We educate you about every aspect of your case, including the claims process, your legal options, what to expect, and how to build a successful strategy.
  • We strive to give you the personal attention you need throughout your case. You’re not just a case number to us; as a client, you’re part of our firm’s family.
  • Dependability is important to us. We take the time and effort to get to know you and your family in order to get a better understanding of your wants and needs, and we maintain open lines of communication so you always know where your case stands.
  • We’ll continue to fight no matter where it takes us. When a case becomes difficult or hits snags, we won’t give up or push it toward the back of the pile. We push forward to make sure you get what you deserve

Your community is our community. We serve a wide range of areas in Downstate Illinois (South of I-74) as well as the surrounding areas of St. Louis, Missouri, including those who need help in the following areas:

  • Coles County
  • Charleston
  • Mattoon
  • Douglas County
  • Cumberland Co
  • Edgar County
  • Macon
  • Edwardsville
  • St. Clair County
  • Shelby County
  • Effingham
  • Danville
  • Decatur
  • Charleston
  • Mt. Vernon
  • Belleville
  • Salem
  • Champaign
  • Benton
  • Herrin
  • Marion
  • Carbondale
  • Harrisburg
  • Granite City
  • Madison County

We are here to help you, wherever you are.

When you’re in need of legal guidance, time is not your friend. The longer you wait, the worse your problems may become. Stop jeopardizing your future and instead make the call to secure it.

Call us today at 1-855-522-5291 or 1-800-JUSTICE (587-8423) to set up an appointment to discuss your legal options. You can also fill out our contact form while you browse our site, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Remember, it’s your future—let us help make sure you get the advice and justice you need to make it a good one.

William R. Tapella
David Y. Eberspacher
Daniel C. Jones
K. Lindsay Rakers
Angelica W. Wawrzynek
Jacob N. Smallhorn
Alexander W. Heritier
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David Y. Eberspacher Partner

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Daniel C. Jones

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K. Lindsay Rakers

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Angelica W. Wawrzynek

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