What We Do

We win cases. Where many firms settle cases or farm them to an outside firm, we go to bat for you. When you choose Carter Law, we choose to fight for you.

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

The only thing that a profit driven medical community will respond to, the only way to make such entities act ahead of time to prevent needless injury or death...

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Motor Vehicle Collisions

Motor Vehicle Collisions

At Carter Law Offices, we are committed to holding negligent drivers accountable for the injuries and losses they cause to others...

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Work Accidents & Injuries

Work Accidents & Injuries

Construction sites are full of potential safety hazards. Several different contractors and subcontractors working side by side creates great potential...

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Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death

Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death

After a catastrophic injury or fatality has affected the lives of victims and their families anywhere in the greater Peoria and Illinois area...

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Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Home Negligence

Large corporate owned nursing homes all too often are driven by profit motives which result in neglect to loved ones who need such facilities at this stage in life.

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About Us

Located in Peoria, IL, Carter Law Offices offers a unique blend of experience, dedication and integrity. Over the past 35 years, we have built our practice on a foundation of knowledge, resources, and uncompromising excellence in the courtroom dedicated to helping people achieve justice to adequately and fairly balance the harms that have come to them through no fault of their own.

About Us

Peoria Medical Malpractice Lawyers.  Uncovering the Truth about Preventable Medical Errors and Negligence.

In today’s world, it is increasingly difficult to find competent and devoted representation, especially when complex medical, scientific and legal issues may combine in one case. This is especially true in litigation regarding birth defects and brain damage.

The third leading cause of death in the United States is from bad medical care.

Despite public relation campaigns driven by the medical industry to the contrary, the facts are that in the United States each year nearly 100,000 Americans die as a consequence of medical mistake. The wrong patient is operated on; the wrong part of the patient is operated on; improper drugs are prescribed; non-prescribed drugs are given; instruments are left inside body cavities after surgery. Hospitals spending billions annually on new gadgets, machines, marble lobbies and beautiful facades, cut back on staffing, exposing patients to a rash of mistakes, all of which can result in significant injury or unnecessary injury or death to the patient.

Attorney Profile

All people are equal before the law.

A good attorney is what makes a difference. Contact Carter Law Offices today for a free consultation.

Why Choose Us

Success for your client is no accident.  We prepare cases for trial from the beginning and will try cases if need be.

James R. Carter

An attorney for more than 35 years, James R. Carter has broad experience in the trial and appeal of civil matters, with a concentration in Catastrophic Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Asbestos and Silica related Toxic Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, as well as commercial issues involving corporate dissolution and securities related claims.

Mr. Carter has handled matters in courts throughout the state of Illinois, including both the Appellate and Illinois Supreme Court.

A member of several professional organizations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and American Association of Justice, Mr. Carter has lectured at numerous Bar and non-Bar association functions. He is a Master in the Abraham Lincoln Inn. Mr. Carter has been named a “Leading Lawyer” and recognized to be among the top lawyers in Illinois for the past 8 years. Mr. Carter has also been designated a Super Lawyer in the State of Illinois.

Areas of Practice

Catastrophic injury or death claims arising from

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Personal Injury

Licensure

 

  • Illinois State Bar, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1984

Past Results

Our firm is committed to helping the victims of catastrophic outcomes through. no fault of their own, whether caused by incompetent medical care, poorly designed products or just lack of concern about human safety. As an example, some of our past results: