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Knox County Personal Injury Lawyers

In 1790, the newly formed United States encompassed the landmass that would become known as Illinois and divided the area into two counties: Knox and St. Clair. The government named the county after Henry Knox, the first Secretary of War of the United States of America. In the years that followed, portions of Knox County became Indiana. By 1825, the government reorganized Knox County to what it is today, with a landmass that measures 720 square miles, including 3.5 square miles of water surface area and 716 square miles of land.

The Knox County law attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal representation to the residents of Knox, Illinois, who suffered a severe injury caused by others. If the reckless or unacceptable actions of others caused harm to you or your loved one, contact our law firm today at (888) 424-5757 to speak with our attorneys. Let us review your case to ensure that your rights remain protected. We can serve as your legal advocate to ensure you receive compensation from recovering your losses.

Additional County Information

Cities, villages, unincorporated towns, and other communities in Knox County include:

  • Abingdon
  • Galesburg
  • Knoxville
  • Oneida
  • Altona
  • London Mills
  • Saint Augustine
  • Williamsfield
  • Gates City
  • Victoria
  • Real
  • Henderson
  • East Galesburg
  • Gilson
  • Oak Run
  • Appleton
  • Douglas
  • Ontario
  • Henderson Grove
  • Columbia Heights
  • Dahinda
  • Indian Point
  • Orange
  • Sparta
  • Salem
  • Walnut Grove
  • Elba
  • Copley

Counties adjacent to Knox County include

  • Mercer County
  • Henry County
  • Stark County
  • Fulton County
  • Peoria County
  • Warren County
Living and Working in Knox County

According to statistics maintained by the 2010 US Census, nearly 53,000 individuals live in more than 21,500 households in Knox County. The ancestral heritage of the majority of residents living in the county includes German, Irish, English, and Swedish. The median household income for the county is $39,545. Men tend to earn, on average, more than $42,000 per year compared to $25,380 for working women in the community.

Many individuals choose to live and work in Knox County due to its enjoyable climate and weather year-round. The US weather service records indicate that Galesburg (the county seat) maintains an average low of 13°F during the winter months and a high of 85°F in the summer months.

The largest employers in Knox County, Illinois include:

  • BNSF Railway
  • OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Community School District
  • Blick Art Materials
  • Gates Corporation
  • Galesburg Cottage Hospital
  • Knox County Government
  • Knox College
  • Knox Clinic Corporation
  • Carl Sandberg College
  • Henry C Hill Correctional Facility
  • DD Homes Network
  • Bridgeway Training
  • HyVee Food Stores
  • KCCDD, Inc.
County Transportation

Residents, visitors, and tourists have access to all of Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Indiana using major freeways and highways that travel through Knox County. These federal and state roadways include:

  • Interstate 74
  • US Highway 34
  • US Highway 150
  • Illinois Route 8
  • Illinois Route 17
  • Illinois Route 41
  • Illinois Route 78
  • Illinois Route 97
  • Illinois Route 116
  • Illinois Route 164
  • Illinois Route 167
  • Illinois Route 180
Knox County Courthouse and Local Bar Association

Knox County is home to the 9th Judicial Circuit Court. The state of Illinois provides a variety of legal services online, including local circuit court rules and forms, free child support help, parenting education classes, domestic violence orders of protection, and a list of mediators. The courthouse and circuit clerk are at:

Knox County Courthouse
200 S. Cherry St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 345-3815
(309) 345-3859

Local Bar Association contact information for Knox County include:

Knox County Bar Association
(309) 341-6000

Educational Opportunities

Many students are attracted to the university and colleges in Knox County. Carl Sandberg College is the local public community college with an in-state tuition of $6,658, or less than $2,900 after receiving financial aid. All the colleges and universities in Knox County include:

  • Knox College (Galesburg)
  • Carl Sandberg College
  • Monmouth College
  • Lombard College
  • Franklin University
Knox County Area Medical Centers

Knox County provides the highest quality health care services to the local community. Some of the areawide medical facilities and hospitals include:

  • OSF St. Mary Medical Center
  • Galesburg Cottage Hospital
  • OSF Galesburg Clinic
  • Cottage Home Health
  • US Veterans Administration Medical Center

Local area nursing facilities in Knox County include:

  • Aperion Care – Galesburg
  • Aperion Care – Galesburg North
  • Heartland of Galesburg
  • Knox County Nursing Home
  • Marigold Rehabilitation Health Care Center
  • Seminary Manor
Historical Sites

Knox County is rich with historical sites visited by residents and tourists every year. Some of the famous historical sites in the community include:

  • Carl Sandberg State Historic Site
  • Wedgewood House
  • Nehemiah West House
  • Bishop Hill Historic Site
  • Old City Hall
  • George Washington Gale House
  • Hope Cemetery
  • Newburgh Illinois Town Historical Site
  • Seacord House
  • Smith Morlan Mansion
  • John Stewart House
  • George Lawrence House and Carriage House
  • Patch Sisson House
  • Ronald Reagan’s Childhood Home
  • Carl Sandberg Second Childhood Home
  • Thomas R McClellan house
  • George Washington Prince House
  • Illinois National Guard Armory
Area Attractions

Knox County is rich in amenities and fun things for the family to do. Some of the area attractions include:

  • Nashville Railroad Hall of Fame
  • Discovery Depot Children’s Museum
  • Galesburg Railroad Museum
  • Knox County Museum
  • Lake Storey Park

Other fun things to explore in Knox County include the Blackthorne Hill Nature Preserve, Columbus Park, Lincoln Park, and the Wolf Cover Bridge. The Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area is located just outside Victoria off Route 167. Stop at the Galesburg Civic Area Center at 114 E. Main St. in Galesburg. The center provides access to exhibitions, an arts, and crafts market and offers classes for adults and children.

Talk With a Knox County Law Personal Injury Attorney

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC remains deeply committed to ensuring that our clients receive financial compensation from recovering their damages. We handle each of our Knox County cases through a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement ensures that we charge a legal fee only after we have obtained financial compensation on your behalf. We invite you to contact our Knox County law firm today at (888) 424-5757 for a free case review.

If you have any questions about legal procedures and are looking for additional information on the valuation of cases in Knox County, look here.

Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa