Decatur, IL

Personal Injury Attorneys in Decatur, IL

Restoring Your Quality of Life

The road to recovery after a serious personal injury includes restoring your physical and emotional health – but it’s about much more than this. You also need to ensure that your long-term financial stability is in order. And that’s exactly why you need and deserve to work with a proven Decatur personal injury lawyer at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm.

Our team takes on all types of injury claims in Decatur and across Illinois, including:

Find out how we can help with your case by calling (217) 394-5885. Your consultation is free!

SSRI Side Effect Help

One of our primary practice areas in the Decatur area relates to dangerous side effects caused by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. These anti-depressants work by boosting serotonin levels in the brain.

Examples of commonly prescribed SSRIs include:

  • Zoloft (sertraline)
  • Prozac (fluoxetine)
  • Paxil (paroxetine)
  • Lexapro (escitalopram)
  • Wellbutrin (bupropion)
  • Celexa (citalopram)

Recent scientific studies show that women who take SSRIs are at a much greater risk to give birth to children with serious congenital heart defects, and other serious side effects.

If you or a loved one were prescribed SSRIs, and then gave birth to a child with congenital heart defects, or suffered directly from the side effects of SSRIs, we are standing by to offer our counsel.

Your Top Decatur Personal Injury Firm

When you work with The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, our Decatur personal injury attorney team will skillfully negotiate your best possible settlement, or if necessary, tenaciously fight for your rights in court. Our goal isn’t merely to “win your case” – it’s to ensure that your current and future financial needs are appropriately met so that you can do what matters most at this critical time: focus on making a recovery and restoring your quality of life as safely and thoroughly as possible.

Other Firms Refer Their Complex Cases to Our Team

Why do other law firms regularly refer their complex litigation to our firm? Because we have the in-depth knowledge, proven experience, comprehensive resources, and relentless attention to detail that it takes to pursue real results. We support our clients every step of the way and ensure that they’re always 100% prepared for what lies ahead.

Learn how we’ll fight for your rights, protect you from pitfalls, shield you from intimidation, and help you get your life back in order – call (217) 394-5885 or contact us online today!

Recognized as a top-tier law firm

  • 2021 Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
    2021 Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
    The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Best Lawyers In America
    Best Lawyers In America
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Rising Stars
    Rising Stars
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Leading Lawyers Advisory Board Member
    Leading Lawyers Advisory Board Member
  • Recommended by Peers for Leading Lawyers Network
    Recommended by Peers for Leading Lawyers Network
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
    AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®


Millions Recovered For Our Clients
  • Car Accident $16,550,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a family of four involved in a single car wreck in a highway construction zone.

  • Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict

    Verdict for the wrongful death of a woman as a result of the negligent failure of a pathologist to diagnose histoplasmosis.

  • Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.

  • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a medical malpractice claim in downstate Illinois.

  • Tractor Trailer Injury and Death $2,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement for an Illinois tractor trailer injury resulting in death.

  • Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement

    Settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.

  • Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement of an accident involving a delivery truck with a pickup truck.

  • Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a man who lost both legs in a baler that had been improperly modified.

  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict

    Verdict for a case involving negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.

  • Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement

    Settlement for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result.


  • Unwavering Dedication

    We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf, and 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.


The Opinions That Matter Most
  • “I highly recommend Bill Tapella to anyone in need of an honest hardworking attorney that can get the job done and find your closure.”

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

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

    - Donna S.

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