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About Carlson Bier Associates

If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident within Albany Park, securing legal representation should be a priority. Carlson Bier is your go-to law firm for these matters. As one of the preeminent personal injury attorneys, known broadly across Illinois, our legal team has the experience to help you navigate this complex situation. Each trucking accident case calls for an understanding of intricate state and federal laws which apply to both commercial transportation companies and their drivers. Carlson Bier can boast years of successful litigation in such cases; we fight relentlessly on behalf of our clients aiming at substantial settlements or verdicts that reflect not only damages but also future rehabilitation costs. Using thorough investigation strategies and aggressive negotiation techniques, we offer you unparalleled legal expertise specifically tailored to meet your needs following a devastating collision with a commercial vehicle within Albany Park’s jurisdiction or beyond This high level commitment sets us apart from competitors as your best choice Truck Accident Attorney Advocate.

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Trucking Accident Lawyers in Albany Park Illinois

The Carlson Bier law firm presents a team of dedicated, diligent, and experienced personal injury attorneys ready to take on your Trucking Accident cases in Illinois. We empathetically extend our proficient services, committed to guide you through the complexities of truck accident litigations with unyielding fervor and dedication.

Truck accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries or fatalities due to the sheer size and weight discrepancy between passenger vehicles and commercial trucks. Our seasoned legal professionals at Carlson Bier are equipped with a deep understanding of the laws governing such incidents in Illinois. Therefore, we can navigate these daunting legal waters more efficiently while advocating relentlessly for compensation that honors your agonizing ordeal.

• The vast knowledge held by our attorneys enforces their impeccable ability to negotiate settlements and argue cases.

• They are adept at identifying all liable parties involved. This may range from the truck driver to the employer or maintenance provider — revealing an overlooked sphere of potential compensation.

• Our clients can rest assured knowing that pertinent evidence would be accurately gathered meticulously – this includes electronic data from logging devices, GPS location histories, eyewitness accounts, police reports, etc.

Navigating typical truck accident causes is paramount too:

1) Driver negligence – Is attributed as one leading cause of Truck accidents; it spans below standard vehicle upkeep contributing to devastating wrecks.

2) Distractions & Drowsiness – Entails distracted driving caused by exhaustion, drug use or distractions like texting behind wheels causing volatile conditions for accidents.

3) Improper Loading – Overloading or improperly securing cargo prompts tilting/ overturning situations escalating into catastrophic mishaps.

The eminent role federal regulations play in these proceedings is also worth noting. Their application varying between rigs moving intrastate (within state lines), versus interstate (across state lines). Grasping this regulatory landscape can significantly influence individual case outcomes—Carlson Bier lawyers share keen insights focusing on statutory qualifications impacting claims effectively.

Yet another noteworthy aspect is Truck driver qualifications. In Illinois, federal law stipulates an array of operational credentials for commercial truck drivers which upon violations leads to compensatory openings in the legal battle.

Understanding various aspects of insurance forms an integral part of your claim too:

• Minimum Liability Coverage – All Illinois trucks must carry minimum liability coverage that typically targets recompense for personal injury and property damages.

• Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM/UIM) – As a victim, you could benefit if the owner/operator carries it; allowing claims above/beyond what their policy(s) cover.

At Carlson Bier, we acknowledge that these accidents leave victims grappling with more than physical affliction; earning a living may not factor as immediately achievable post such traumatic experiences. To alleviate this financial crisis faced by our clients due to exorbitant medical bills or loss of income from inability to work—we follow a contingency fee model ensuring there are no upfront costs burdening our affected clientele.

The strength behind our growing reputation lies in extensive trial experience—holding steadfast whether through settlements or trials, committed towards securing significant verdicts and/or comprehensive settlements for them. The recalls consistently reinforce excellence associated with us marked via landmark evaluations exceeding hundreds of millions dollars recovered – all while viewing every case on its own merit basis evoking heartfelt dedication.

Injury cases do have deadlines- ‘the statute of limitations’ clock reins time-bound restrictions on filing lawsuits ranges between 1-2 years in Illinois starting from accident date/injury discovery. Time-bound compulsory medical examinations sway vital case outcomes too hence prompt attention cannot be overemphasized.

Carlson Bier understands the emotional turbulence encountered throughout this devastating event’s aftermath as well as associative complexities inherent within legal processes commencing post such cataclysmic upheavals. Allow our dedicated team to deploy their decades-spanning expertise towards unwaveringly championing your right towards avowed compensation collectively ensuring justice.

If you’re grappling with the aftermath of an unfortunate trucking accident, we ardently implore you to get in touch and leverage our legal professionals’ expertise without delay. Questions regarding potential claim value? Wouldn’t knowing prospective realizable compensation help make guided decisions during this challenging time? It indeed could—it presents itself as a powerful precursor aiding strategic navigation now; click on the button below to find out how much your case is truly worth! Trust us, at Carlson Bier – where client care rises paramount above all.

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Mydjianie Savary
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I went to a car accident with my husband and they’re was very helpful. I love them so much.
Judy Canchola
Judy Canchola
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This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
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So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
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Jeff Bier at Carlson Bier is a great injury lawyer! Jeff was very hands on with my case. He kept me updated on any and all developments. He was a pleasure to work with.
Daniel Vivian
Daniel Vivian
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Jeff and his team were great. Everyone on his team were helpful and informative while we navigated the process after our accident. Would use him and his team again if ever needed. Thank you to everyone at Carlson Bier who helped us.
Justin Scott
Justin Scott
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CarlsonBier handled my personal injury lawsuit... They were amazing and I highly recommend if you're in a motor vehicle accident
Shanta Nash
Shanta Nash
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I really love you guys Yall the Best 🥰
Kevin Calloway
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Jeff handled my recent car accident case. He was always just a phone call away to answer my questions. Thanks for making such a stressful situation easier to deal with.

Notable Illinois Appellate Wins

Moruzzi v. CCC Servs., Inc., 2020 IL App (2d) 190411, 171 N.E.3d 61
Background: Insured motorist filed action against insurer for declaratory judgment seeking construction of automobile insurance policy issued to insured and that was in effect when insured was injured by an underinsured driver. The Circuit Court, DuPage County, Bonnie M. Wheaton, J., granted the insurer's motions for summary judgment. Insured appealed.Holdings: The Appellate Court, Zenoff, J., held that:1 medical payments reduction clause in automobile insurance policy conflicted with underinsured motorist provisions so as to render reduction clause ambiguous, and thus medical payment benefits were deductible from insured's damages;2 law firm representing insured did not create common fund or common funds when it reached settlement with underinsured motorist, and thus law firm was not entitled to recover fees under common-fund doctrine; and3 collateral estoppel did not bar automobile insurers from litigating whether common-fund doctrine applied in insured motorist's declaratory judgment action.Affirmed in part and reversed in part.
Maier v. CC Servs., Inc., 2019 IL App (3d) 170640, 132 N.E.3d 795
Background: After insured, who was injured in automobile collision with another driver, recovered full liability limits of driver's policy, she filed amended complaint for declaratory judgment against her own automobile insurer, alleging that insurer breached contractual duty to pay for insured's damages in accordance with uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage in insured's policy and that insurer acted in bad faith in denying insured such coverage. The Circuit Court, La Salle County, Troy D. Holland, J., granted the insurer's motion to dismiss claims as time-barred. Insured appealed.The Appellate Court ruled that neither the insurer nor the insured could add amended policy provisions to the court record. It was decided that the policy's requirement for a written arbitration demand applied to both uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. The court found that a letter from the insured's attorney to the insurer wasn't a valid arbitration demand nor a proof of loss to toll the statute of limitations. Finally, the insurer was permitted to use the defense based on the two-year statute of limitations period. The court's decision was affirmed.
Econ. Premier Assurance Co. v. Country Mut. Ins. Co., 2021 IL App (1st) 192364-U
Holding: The circuit court's order that granted defendant's motion for summary judgment and denied plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment was proper where defendant had no duty to indemnify its insured with respect to the underlying complaint and therefore plaintiff was not entitled to recover against defendant on its subrogation or unjust enrichment claims; affirmed.
Country Preferred Ins. Co. v. Westerheide, 2023 IL App (5th) 220343-U
Holding: The court affirmed judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff where the defendant failed to make a written demand for arbitration within two years from the date of the accident as required by the underinsured provisions of the defendant's automotive insurance policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Olsak, 2022 IL App (1st) 200695, 216 N.E.3d 291
In a complex legal case, an insurer sought to avoid defending or indemnifying a hockey player under a policy issued to the player's stepfather after the player was sued for assaulting his coach. The initial Circuit Court ruling favored the insurer, but the Appellate Court reversed this decision, leading to a protracted legal battle. Ultimately, the Appellate Court determined the insurer was liable only up to the $3 million policy limit and found the insurer's four-year delay in seeking a declaratory judgment to be reasonable. This case highlights important aspects of insurance litigation and policy limit liabilities.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Durkin Elec. Co., Inc., 2022 IL App (1st) 210293-U, appeal denied, 199 N.E.3d 1187 (Ill. 2022)
Holding: The circuit court's order that denied plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment and found that defendant was an additional insured under the policy was proper. The circuit court's order that denied defendant's motion for summary judgment and found that plaintiff did not have a duty to defend or indemnify defendant under the policy was proper; affirmed.
Country Preferred Ins. Co. v. Groen, 2017 IL App (4th) 160028, 69 N.E.3d 911
Background: Uninsured motorist (UM) carrier brought action against insured for declaratory judgment that it owed no benefits since workers' compensation received by insured exceeded policy limits. The Circuit Court, Sangamon County, Chris Perrin, J., entered summary judgment in favor of the carrier. Insured appealed.Holdings: The Appellate Court, Harris, J., held that:1 employer's medical payments entitled carrier to setoff, and2 setoff clauses were enforceable.Affirmed.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Frobish, 2021 IL App (3d) 190473-U
Holding: Allegations in the underlying complaint that a township employee caused property damage by excavating and digging out a ditch failed to impose a duty to defend under township employee's individual farm insurance policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Jones, 2018 IL App (1st) 173154-U
Holding: The judgment of the circuit court of Cook County is affirmed; plaintiff is entitled to summary judgment on its claim for a declaratory judgment that it has no duty to defend or indemnify its insured against the underlying complaint because the loss claimed in the underlying complaint is subject to an exclusion. The court held that it would also enter judgment for plaintiff because the underlying complaint does not allege an “occurrence” causing bodily injury within the meaning of the policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Schmitt, 2021 IL App (5th) 190173-U
Holding: The appellate court reversed and remanded the judgment of the circuit court where plaintiff had no duty to defend its insured and thus was not stopped from raising policy defenses to coverage for the underlying tort action contained in the amended declaratory action.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Livorsi Marine, Inc., 222 Ill. 2d 303, 856 N.E.2d 338 (2006) (the late Keith Carlson)
Liability insurer brought action against insureds for a declaratory judgment based on failure to provide timely notice of lawsuits against them. The Circuit Court, Cook County, Stephen A. Schiller, J., entered judgment for the insurer. Insureds appealed. The Appellate Court, Wolfson, J., 358 Ill.App.3d 880, 295 Ill.Dec. 665, 833 N.E.2d 871, affirmed. Leave to appeal was granted.Holdings: The Supreme Court, Garman, J., held that:1 if the insurer did not receive reasonable notice of an occurrence or a lawsuit, the policyholder may not recover under the policy, regardless of whether the lack of reasonable notice prejudiced the insurer, overruling Rice v. AAA Aerostar, Inc., 294 Ill.App.3d 801, 229 Ill.Dec. 20, 690 N.E.2d 1067, and Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. Baur's Opera House, Inc., 296 Ill.App.3d 1011, 230 Ill.Dec. 624, 694 N.E.2d 593, and2 insured did not need to prove that it was prejudiced by delayed notice of lawsuits.Affirmed.
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Trucking Accident FAQ​

Trucking accidents are often caused by a combination of factors, including driver fatigue, mechanical failures, improper loading of cargo, speeding, and inadequate driver training. External factors like poor road conditions and bad weather can also contribute.

Safety first: move to a safe area if possible. Call emergency services for medical and police assistance. Document the scene with photos and notes, and gather contact information from witnesses and all involved parties. It’s also crucial to seek medical attention, even if you feel fine, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

Liability in trucking accidents can be complex. It may involve the truck driver, the trucking company, manufacturers of truck parts, or other third parties. An investigation will typically look into the driver’s actions, vehicle maintenance records, the trucking company’s compliance with regulations, and other factors to determine fault.

Victims of trucking accidents may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. In some cases, punitive damages might be awarded, especially if gross negligence or intentional misconduct is involved.

Trucking accidents often involve complex legal and regulatory issues. An attorney with experience in this field can navigate federal and state trucking laws, deal with large trucking companies and their insurers, and help ensure that you receive fair compensation. They can also assist in gathering evidence and expert testimonies necessary for building a strong case.

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Areas of Practice in Albany Park

Pedal Cycle Mishaps

Focused on legal support for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to others' carelessness or unsafe conditions.

Thermal Traumas

Extending skilled legal support for victims of grave burn injuries caused by mishaps or indifference.

Hospital Malpractice

Ensuring specialist legal representation for individuals affected by clinical malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Products Responsibility

Dealing with cases involving dangerous products, extending expert legal help to individuals affected by defective items.

Nursing Home Mistreatment

Representing the rights of the elderly who have been subjected to mistreatment in care facilities environments, ensuring compensation.

Trip & Slip Mishaps

Adept in addressing stumble accident cases, providing legal advice to individuals seeking justice for their injuries.

Birth Wounds

Extending legal aid for loved ones affected by medical misconduct resulting in neonatal injuries.

Car Collisions

Accidents: Devoted to guiding victims of car accidents obtain equitable recompense for harms and impairment.

Two-Wheeler Accidents

Specializing in providing representation for bikers involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring justice for harm.

Truck Collision

Delivering adept legal support for drivers involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing just compensation for harms.

Construction Site Crashes

Engaged in defending workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or recklessness.

Brain Impairments

Expert in providing specialized legal support for patients suffering from head injuries due to carelessness.

Dog Bite Harms

Expertise in addressing cases for victims who have suffered traumas from canine attacks or animal attacks.

Pedestrian Mishaps

Focused on legal representation for walkers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering claims.

Unwarranted Demise

Advocating for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, extending sensitive and expert legal assistance to ensure restitution.

Neural Injury

Specializing in supporting victims with paralysis, offering compassionate legal assistance to secure recovery.

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