About Harry Williams, Trusted Peoria, IL Personal Injury Attorney
Harry Williams is a trial lawyer who has practiced personal injury law in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 30 years. His law firm – Peoria Injury Law Center – focuses on cases involving motor vehicle accidents and injuries.
Harry FIGHTS FOR THE RIGHTS of people who are injured in accidents, making sure they receive proper medical care and every financial benefit that is available to them under the law. He is well-known and well-respected in downstate Illinois and has a reputation among his clients for his bold, unorthodox approach to maximizing the amount of money he is able to recover for his injury clients. His expertise includes:
- Personal Injuries
- Vehicle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Workplace Injuries
Member of Illinois State Bar Association
The Illinois State Bar Association is a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members. The association’s primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers by proposing legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts. Harry has been an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association for more than 30 years.
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Fairness and equality are important principles to Harry. The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association fights to ensure that all citizens get equal treatment in the courtroom. Association members are advocates for people from all walks of life; their mission is to see that the correct parties are held accountable. The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association is also a voice for those concerned about consumer safety and the civil justice system.
American Association for Justice
Traditional, family, and American values are the cornerstone of Harry’s standards. As a member of the American Association for Justice (also known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Harry shows his passion for a fair and effective justice system. The association works with attorneys to ensure that people who are injured by misconduct or negligence can obtain justice in the courtroom.
Peoria County Bar Association
Harry was born and raised in Peoria, and after graduating from law school in 1982, he and his wife moved back to Peoria, where he opened his own law practice. The first lawyers’ organization that Harry joined was the Peoria County Bar Association, the largest regional bar association in downstate Illinois. Most members of the Peoria County Bar Association provide free legal services to people who cannot otherwise afford to hire an attorney.
Experienced Trial Lawyer
Experience and training differ greatly from lawyer to lawyer. A lawyer may say he’s a trial lawyer, but this doesn’t necessarily mean he has a record of successfully persuading juries to award his clients compensation for their injuries. A lawyer may appear before a judge to present a case, but may not be skilled in convincing a jury to award his client money.
Harry has the skill level needed to connect with people. He is smart, thoughtful, imaginative, witty, diligent, and creative — qualities that help him react swiftly and favorably to unexpected situations that come up during a trial. He has the unique ability to use stories, humor, and lessons from the past to inspire and influence juries to rule in favor of his clients.
Insurance companies and their attorneys know that most lawyers are afraid to take a case to trial in front of a jury. Insurance companies take advantage of these “soft” lawyers by offering to settle cases for less than what they are worth. If you hire one of these soft lawyers to represent you, there’s a good chance that the insurance company for the person who caused your injury will not offer to settle your case for what you truly deserve, because the company knows that your lawyer doesn’t have the skills necessary to successfully try your case in front of a jury.
Harry has a proven track record of obtaining favorable awards from juries for his clients. Only an experienced injury lawyer can give you the peace of mind you deserve.
The Harry Williams Guarantee
If Harry Williams agrees to take your case, he will invest the time, resources, and talent needed to win your case. He will even share the risk of success with you by advancing all the initial costs for your case. This is his guarantee and commitment to you. Because of this, you will be able to get your case started without paying any money out of your pocket. Call now at 309-676-7633 for a Free Phone Consultation.
From Harry Williams:
“In the first injury case that I tried in front of a jury (this was in the mid-1980s), the attorney who was hired by the insurance company to represent the “at fault” driver was a 30-year veteran who constantly bullied and intimidated me. At one point during a phone call in the course of the litigation, he launched into a tirade of verbal abuse. I couldn’t take it anymore, so I told him what I thought of him and his tactics. I also told him I wasn’t going to put up with any more of his abuse. I told him exactly what I was going to do to him once I got in front of a jury. I then hung up the phone on him.
After I hung up, I felt bad about the way I had behaved, even though he deserved it. At that point, two questions popped into my head: “Would my dad have responded the way I did?” and “Would my grandfather have responded the way I did?” My dad and my grandfather were my heroes. They were tough-minded warriors who never backed away from a fight. The answers to both of my questions were ‘Yes!’ and ‘Yes!’
I followed through on my threat, and the jury awarded my client three times more than the insurance company had offered to settle the case prior to the trial. After that, I never let another attorney kick me around again.”
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