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Law Offices in East Peoria, IL

With over 40 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:

  • Semi-Truck, Big Rig, and Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Commercial Delivery Truck Accidents
  • Truck Driver Negligence
  • Passenger/Driver Injury Cases
  • Intersection Accidents (e.g. Running Red Light)
  • Sidewalk and Crosswalk Truck/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.

Hardly any roadway accident incites up more frightful thoughts than being a victim to a truck accident – and for good reason. The sheer size and velocity of these “freight trains on wheels” can intimidate even the most experienced drivers that share the roads and highways with these “big rig” vehicles. It is safe to say we have all witnessed a truck or semi-truck driver veering out of their lane on the highway, whether it be from them being pre-occupied with something going on “inside the cabin,” dozing off at the wheel, or even intoxication from drugs or alcohol. No matter the cause of such carelessness, the result can all too often be catastrophic and deadly.

Unfortunately, the negligent operation of commercial trucks and tractor-trailer vehicles on Illinois roadways cause literally thousands of personal injury and wrongful deaths annually. The also literally destroy families – emotionally, physically and financially. If a truck accident has impacted you or your family, contact the compassionate and experienced truck accident injury lawyers at Williams, Williams & Bembenek, PC. Our law firm has over 40 years of experience handling motor vehicle accident claims in Central Illinois. Our clients come to us for justice!

The injuries suffered during a truck 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.

BE ADVISED: It is always wise to consult with an experienced 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 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.

Determining Liability Is Of Vital Importance When A Truck Accident Causes Injury or Death

If you have just been in a serious truck accident no fault of your own be sure to take notes of what occurred after seeking immediate medical assistance. It is a very good idea to write down the time, the place, and circumstances involving the accident. Make an illustration if you can. Take pictures of the accident scene if possible. Seek out witnesses and get their contact information if you can. All this information “can go a long way” to proving who is liable for the accident. Avoid speaking with any insurance company representative before speaking with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney. Insurance company personnel are trained to illicit responses to questions they ask that could negatively impact your claim. Not all insurance companies, or their agents, have your best interests in mind.

At our law offices, located in East Peoria, Illinois, we provide personal injury legal services devoted to fair compensation after a negligent truck accident. For over 40 years we have been representing “our neighbors” in Peoria, Tazewell, Knox, and Woodford counties after a serious truck accident. Our law firm has the financial resources, legal acumen and experience necessary to negotiate and litigate lawsuit claims after a truck accident resulting from a:

  • Negligent or Speeding Truck Driver
  • Tailgating Driver
  • Drunk or Intoxicated Truck Driver
  • Truck Driver With Improper Load-Maintenance
  • Sleepy or Fatigued Truck Driver

Maximize compensation for a truck accident victim requires a thorough accident investigation. It takes experience to get an accurate assessment of the injuries, and the identification of all liable parties sharing responsibility for your injury, or the injury or death of your loved one. This can include taking legal action against the truck driver, the trucking company, and in some cases proving civil liability on the part of local or state governments for:

  • Malfunctioning Traffic Control Signals
  • Missing Signage
  • Highway or Roadway Design and Maintenance
  • Dangerous Roads Surfacing
  • Improper Grading for a Sharp Curve
  • Improper Striping
  • Improper Construction
  • Inadequate Lighting
  • Sharp Obstruction
  • Obstruction of Road Visibility

Poorly placed trees and utility poles can also cause serious accidents and may have an impact to the investigation.


At Williams, Williams & Bembenek our accident lawyers will independently investigate the truck 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 a truck 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.

Truck accidents in Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, Brimfield, Bartonville, 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 a truck or tractor-trailer must exercise “reasonable care under the circumstances.” Failure to use reasonable care is the basis in most injury claim lawsuits for damages caused by a truck 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, a vehicle manufacturer or supplier may be responsible for injuries caused by a defect in the truck, or some component in 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 truck, and the repair shop, may be liable for any injuries sustained as a result.

Finally, if an accident is caused by a drunk or intoxicated driver, a tavern or social host may 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 truck 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 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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