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About Carlson Bier Associates

Named among the top personal injury firms in Illinois, Carlson Bier takes pride in delivering exceptional results to clients who have suffered due to another’s negligence. Our vast experience dealing with complex personal injury cases sets us apart from others – we understand every facet of Personal Injury Law and use this knowledge extensively for our clientele. Any resident of Benton requiring a proficient law expertise can confidently rely on Carlson Bier’s proven track record for successful legal representation. We extend our services state-wide, offering counsel that is as compassionate as it is forceful when necessary. With a dedicated team focused solely on personal injury litigation, we help you navigate through hospital bills, insurance policies, and other unforeseen complexities concerning your case. At its core; our mission remains unwavering: advocate relentlessly for justice on behalf of those harmed by the wrongful acts of others while upholding strict ethical standards throughout proceedings—purposefully fostering trust between attorney and client during highly consequential times such as these at all times with an unmatched dedication towards excellence.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Benton Illinois

At Carlson Bier, an esteemed personal injury attorney group based in Illinois, we are fervently driven by a singular objective – fighting for the rights of those wronged. Personal injury law covers a broad spectrum and every case brings unique challenges; it is important that you have experienced legal representation on your side to combat these obstacles effectively.

Personal injuries can turn your life upside down. The aftermath of an accident fraught with physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial burdens from medical bills or loss of income can be overwhelming. It intensifies when negligence by others is at the root of your suffering. We believe such transgressions should never go unchecked.

As seasoned experts in personal injury law:

• We comprehensively understand the ins and outs of different types of personal injury cases – from auto accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability claims including slip & fall accidents to wrongful death suits.

• Devote unrelenting care analyzing pivotal details that fortify your claim – eyewitness reports, accident photos/videos, police reports all form intrinsic pieces of this puzzle.

• Battle insurance companies if they disregard fair compensation claims – remember they aim at paying out as little as possible to protect their bottom line.

We eschew generic juggernaut strategies imparting each case its deserved individual attention tailored towards affirmative resolution. Time-stipulated settlements sometimes undersell rightful compensation amounts but our relentless pursuit ensures maximized deserving settlement delivery.

Illinois operates under a modified comparative negligence rule where you’re entitled to damages reduced by your percentage fault provided you were less than 50% responsible for the accident. Additionally retaining an attorney increases chances winning larger settlements compared to independent proceedings. These figures become vital when realizing settlements ease burdensome costs amplifying recovery endeavors post injurious incidents enabling faster normalcy resumption process facilitating smoother healing timespans overall creating peace-of-mind ambiance within clients during tumultuous periods.

Adequate understanding about Statute Of Limitations (SoL) is crucial. In Illinois, it’s generally two years from injury date to file personal injury lawsuits however variation exists contingent on circumstances surrounding the accident. For example, filing a claim against local, state or federal government requires rental moving forward within much shorter timeframes. A comprehensive data sweep ensures no essential minute details escape unnoticed including this point.

At Carlson Bier, our dedication extends beyond professional realms – we believe in forging lasting relationships making every effort to understand your unique situation and work tirelessly towards delivering justice you rightly deserve. Are monetary benefits guaranteed? No specific numerical values exist but rest assured that each case gets meticulously dissected accentuating the quest for maximum possible settlement amounts or jury verdicts.

Valuing humanity transcends extrinsic gains thus shouldering primary importance given pain-induced complicating experiences demanding measured handling respecting patient requests veering legal proceedings positive ikewise mitigation efforts toward maximizing recovery amounts form cornerstone enduring mission statements carried by all of us at Carlson Bier.

Now, wouldn’t you like to find out what your case could be potentially worth? Remember – knowledge equips power! Click on the button below to know more about how cases get valued and inch closer towards understanding probable compensation awaiting you for your undue turmoil. It’s an unpretentious stride beckoning manifold leaps fortifying weakened walks strengthening disrupted lives reshaping saddened spirits prevailing against testing odds. With us beside you drawing strength from stepping stones of trust coupled with hope potential jostling boundaries daunting despair vanishes into victorious vistas as ecstatic winning goals frolick echoing jubilance unanimously shared across Carlson Bier connecting eternally with unremitting endurance serving clients wholeheartedly realizing dreams reassuringly resonating meticulous adeptness echoing throughout Illinois radiantly reflecting unceasing customer faith persistently glowing within these hallowed hallways earnestly embracing gentle journeying confidently crushing calamities decidedly navigating oppressive storms illuminating hope-filled pathways dutifully widening compassionate caring highways instilling evergreen confidence realizing injury-free possibilities convincingly reverberating throughout Illinois unmistakeably symbolizing enduring ethos synonymously carried by Carlson Bier everywhere always ultimate unto unending timespans.

Testimonials from Clients

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Mydjianie Savary
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
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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Bike Incidents

Proficient in legal support for clients injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' carelessness or dangerous conditions.

Fire Injuries

Supplying specialist legal support for sufferers of major burn injuries caused by mishaps or recklessness.

Physician Carelessness

Providing specialist legal assistance for victims affected by hospital malpractice, including negligent care.

Items Responsibility

Managing cases involving defective products, providing skilled legal guidance to victims affected by product malfunctions.

Geriatric Mistreatment

Advocating for the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to misconduct in senior centers environments, ensuring restitution.

Fall & Slip Mishaps

Skilled in dealing with fall and trip accident cases, providing legal support to individuals seeking restitution for their suffering.

Infant Harms

Offering legal support for households affected by medical incompetence resulting in infant injuries.

Motor Mishaps

Incidents: Committed to assisting individuals of car accidents obtain appropriate recompense for damages and losses.

Motorbike Incidents

Expert in providing legal services for individuals involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring justice for damages.

Truck Mishap

Ensuring experienced legal services for drivers involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing adequate compensation for losses.

Worksite Crashes

Dedicated to representing laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or negligence.

Cerebral Traumas

Focused on ensuring compassionate legal representation for patients suffering from brain injuries due to carelessness.

Dog Bite Injuries

Adept at dealing with cases for individuals who have suffered harms from canine attacks or animal assaults.

Jogger Collisions

Focused on legal services for joggers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering restitution.

Wrongful Death

Working for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, providing compassionate and experienced legal services to ensure fairness.

Vertebral Harm

Focused on defending patients with vertebral damage, offering expert legal representation to secure redress.

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