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Law Offices in East Peoria, IL

With over 50 years of experience representing residents of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties we have handled many types of Personal Injury Claims, including but not limited to:

  • Single Car Accident
  • Multiple Car Accidents
  • Passenger/Driver Injury Cases
  • Intersection Accidents (e.g. Running Red Light)
  • Sidewalk and Crosswalk Car/Pedestrian Accidents
  • Dangerous Roads and Highway Accidents
    • I-74
    • I-474
    • Highway 6
    • Route 24
    • Route 29
    • Route 116
    • Route 150
    • War Memorial Drive
  • Drunk Driving (DUI) Accidents
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Accidents

At the law offices of Williams, Williams & Bembenek, PC, we have helped literally hundreds of Peoria area individuals and families recover emotionally, physically, and financially after experiencing a catastrophic accident causing serious personal injury or wrongful death of a family member. Our due diligence includes investigating the possibility that motor vehicle defects contributed to your injuries along with other causes such as driver negligence or dangerous road conditions.

The injuries suffered during a highway automobile crash on Illinois roads, unfortunately, all too often include serious spinal cord and head injury. It’s important to realize, if you or a loved one has been in a serious auto accident, that not all injuries can be easily or immediately diagnosed. Many injuries are latent, not manifesting themselves fully for months or years after a collision or rollover. At our law firm, our experienced auto accident attorneys ensure our clients get an accurate assessment of your injuries, and that you receive the best medical care available. Also, if we accept your accident claim, you will never have out-of-pocket expenses.

It is always wise to consult with an experienced auto accident attorney if you have been injured by a negligent driver.

BE WARNED! Most insurance companies will try to coerce statements and documents that will limit your ability to collect compensation for your injury, regardless if it is a broken bone (bone fracture) burn injury, spinal cord, head or brain injury. The car and truck accident lawyers at our firm communicate and negotiate directly with the insurance companies on behalf of our clients, and we don’t hesitate to take accident claims to a judge and jury, if it’s the only way to recover maximum compensation.


At Williams, Williams & Bembenek our accident lawyers will independently investigate your car, truck or motorcycle accident, assess your injuries, then secure a settlement for medical bills, lost wages, long-term care, and punitive damages.

We can help you level the playing field against sometimes “heartless, unscrupulous and stockholder profit driven insurance companies,” that all too often don’t have your total well-being in mind. If you have been in an auto accident by no fault of your own, Contact Us. All personal injury consultations at our law firm are free and there is no pressure, no obligation, and no fees until our attorney recover the compensation you deserve.

Automobile accidents in Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, Brimfield, and Mossville, for example, are generally decided using the law of negligence. A person who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay any damages caused by their negligence, either to person or property. Generally speaking, any individual who operates an automobile must exercise “reasonable care under the circumstances.” Failure to use reasonable care is the basis in most injury claim lawsuits for damages caused by an automobile or tractor-trailer accident.

Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford County Courts, as do courts throughout Illinois, look at a number of factors to determine whether a driver was negligent. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving too fast or too slow
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Reckless driving
  • Failing to signal while turning
  • Disregard for weather or traffic conditions
  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals
    • University Street
    • Glen Avenue
    • Knoxville Avenue
    • Adams Street
    • Main Street
    • Sheridan Road
    • Sterling Avenue
    • War Memorial Drive
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road or veering into wrong lane

A driver may also be liable for an accident caused by intentional or reckless conduct. A driver who is reckless is one who drives unsafely, with willful and wanton disregard for the probability that the driving may cause an accident. In certain cases, accidents are caused by factors unrelated to the conduct of the driver. For example, under Product Liability Law, an automobile manufacturer or supplier may be responsible for injuries caused by a defect in the automobile, or a component of the vehicle.

In some cases, if a mechanic fails to properly repair a vehicle and the failure causes an accident, the person who improperly repaired the automobile, and the repair shop, may be liable for any injuries sustained as a result.

Other factors, such as poorly maintained roads and malfunctioning traffic control signals can contribute to the cause of accidents. Improper design, maintenance, construction, signs, lighting or other highway defect, as well as improper striping on the road’s passing lanes, a sharp obstruction or problem with the roadway that obstructs drivers’ vision, or poorly placed trees and utility poles can also cause serious accidents.

Finally, if an accident is caused by a drunk or intoxicated driver, a tavern or social host can be liable for damages sustained if they served an obviously intoxicated guest, who then drives and causes an accident.


If No Recovery – No Fee


After a car accident it is of vital importance to collect as much information as you can from the other driver at the scene of the accident. Evidence can vanish quickly and the more evidence your car accident lawyer has, the quicker they can litigate your claim and get compensation for you. It is of vital importance to see a doctor to ensure that your accident injuries are properly diagnosed and recorded. The lawyers at Williams, Williams & Bembenek can help you, step by step, to ensure you and your family our properly protected under Illinois law.

The law firm also conducts full crash site investigations throughout Peoria, Woodford, and Tazewell counties. By working with a team of highly skilled accident reconstruction specialists allows the law firm to best serve you, and get you the money you need to go on with your life.


The lawyers at Williams, Williams & Bembenek help those who have been hurt on all roads and highways in Central Illinois.

Wherever you where you were hurt in your auto accident, the accident lawyers will assist you with experienced and aggressive legal counsel in the just pursuit of financial compensation for your complete recovery.


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