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Results-Driven Personal Injury Attorneys
Charleston, IL

Personal Injury Attorneys in Charleston

Trusted Car Accident & Injury Counsel

At The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, we have decades of experience helping to fight for the rights of injury victims in Charleston and throughout Central and Southern Illinois and passionately pursue justice in our clients’ personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Over 1,200 car accidents happen each year throughout Coles County, killing approximately 8 people and injuring nearly 350 more, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (ILDOT). Car accidents can be devastating for not only the injury victims but also their families, friends, and other people that may be dependent on those involved in the collision.

Whether you have been injured in a car accident or any other incident caused by another’s carelessness or wrongdoing, our Charleston personal injury lawyers may be able to assist you. It starts with a free initial consultation, to discuss what happened and offer insight on your rights and options.

Call (217) 394-5885 or contact us online for your free case review.

Types of Auto Accident Injuries

Depending on the severity of an accident, a victim can sustain a variety of injuries, such as:

  • Airbag injuries
  • Concussions or other head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Seatbelt trauma
  • Whiplash

Some possible sources for injury include the vehicle’s interior, flying glass and debris, and impact with the windshield and/or road. Most injuries will require medical care and can cost thousands, if not millions, over a lifetime. If the accident wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to compensation to cover those medical costs.

Contact Our Charleston Offices Today

Our Charleston office is conveniently located East of Route 57 off Lincoln Ave, less than a mile from the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Our attorneys are proud to be a part of the Charleston community and to provide premier legal service with a personal touch to the residents of Coles County. We understand how deeply a car accident can permeate your life and we believe the responsible parties should be held accountable for their negligence.

In addition to taking on traffic accident cases, we represent victims of defective products, dangerous drugs and medical devices, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse. We are determined to fight for justice for clients that deserve the maximum compensation.

To find out how our personal injury attorneys can help you, call our Charleston offices at (217) 394-5885 or fill out our online contact form.

A History of success

millions recovered for our clients
  • Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict
  • Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement
  • Tractor Death and Injury $2,400,000 Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement
  • Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement
  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict
  • Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement
  • Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement
  • Worker Killed by a Pickup Truck Driver $1,200,000 Settlement

The Right Attorney can Make a difference

  • Unwavering Dedication

    We will fight for a just outcome & won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.

  • A Record of Proven Results

    Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.

  • Respected in Our Community

    When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.

  • Compassionate Advocacy

    We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way. 

  • Committed to Our Clients

    We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.

  • Clear Communication

    Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.

Client testimonials

  • “Highly recommended.”

    - Wendy G.
  • “Bill is very hard-working and he has a great team as well. They go above and beyond.”

    - Donna S.
  • “When I got hurt, I almost lost everything. Bill Tapella was there for me and helped me put my life together.”

    - Brenda M.
  • “Thank you for all of your hard and honest work. You made this not-so-good experience work out in my favor.”

    - Sharetha N.
  • “Lindsay always kept me informed, responded promptly to my phone calls and emails, gave me sound legal advice and encouragement as I recovered from my injuries.”

    - Therese S.
  • 2020 Best Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Recommended by Peers for Leading Lawyers Network
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers 2019