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About Carlson Bier Associates

When personal injury disrupts your life in Centralia, the law firm of Carlson Bier is ready to champion your cause. Our attorneys offer exceptional representation, bringing extensive knowledge and expertise in personal injury law. Through dedication and a relentless pursuit for justice, we have aided countless individuals reclaim their lives post-trauma. Whether fighting for compensation after an auto accident or advocating for rights during medical malpractice claims, our experienced team stands by you every step of the way. At Carlson Bier, we believe that each client’s situation deserves careful attention all while preserving the professional standard set by Illinois laws. Your fight becomes our mission; we treat every case with utmost importance and strive to achieve optimal resolutions swiftly . It’s more than just advocacy – it’s about restoring hope when hope seems lost! No matter where you are in Centralia—the place matters less than the people—we’re prepared help turn adversity into victory with comprehensive legal services through Carlson Bier: The Personal Injury Attorneys standing up fiercely on your behalf.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Centralia Illinois

Based in the heart of Illinois, Carlson Bier Associates is a distinguished law firm, specializing exclusively in personal injury claims. We possess a superior level of knowledge and understanding of the complex landscape that encompasses personal injury law – offering prospective clients invaluable advice, bespoke legal strategies and robust advocacy.

Personal injuries often lead to overwhelming upheaval within an individual’s life; including physical pain, emotional distress, lost wages or earning capacity and astronomical medical expenses. The good news is – you don’t have to bear this burden alone. The professionals at Carlson Bier are here to fight for justice on your behalf and secure full financial recompense for all your losses.

When considering filing a personal injury claim, it’s crucial to understand some key facets:

• Statute of limitations: In Illinois, you have two years from the date of accident/injury to lodge a personal injury claim.

• Burden of proof: It lies on the plaintiff (injured party) to prove that their injuries were directly attributable to someone else’s negligence.

• Damage Caps: Unlike other states, Illinois doesn’t place arbitrary limits (“caps”) on most types of damages in personal injury cases.

• Shared fault rules: If you’re partially liable for the accident that led to your injuries, that could reduce or eliminate any compensation awarded.

At Carlson Bier Associates we adopt an empathetic but pragmatic approach when handling your calamitous situation. With comprehensive investigative skills and aggressive negotiation tactics strengthened by years of excellence in litigation experience – our attorneys work tirelessly towards acquiring the maximum possible compensation available under state laws.

Our specialty areas primarily include but not limit to Auto Accidents resulting from distracted driving or impaired operators; Slip-and-Fall incidents caused by hazardous conditions present on properties; Medical Malpractice stemming from health care provider’s misdiagnosis or negligent treatment; Workplace Accidents arising out from employer’s disregard for safety regulations; Defective Products lawsuits holding manufacturers accountable if their faulty product causes injury or harm; Wrongful Death cases, advocating for families who’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent or reckless actions.

Navigating through the aftermath of personal injury can be an incredibly daunting endeavor. But here at Carlson Bier Associates, our prominent and passionate team of attorneys transforms this overwhelming process into a manageable course – providing much-needed support every step of your journey towards justice.

Our client-oriented approach resonates deeply in our firm’s ethos: we evaluate each case uniquely, build personalized strategies and work persistently until fair compensation is attained to restore normalcy back into your life as swiftly as possible.

While we wish you never encounter such distressing circumstances that necessitate our services – should you suffer personal injury caused by another’s disregard for safety, reach out to us without delay. Our initial consultation is free of any charge or obligation; offering you a risk-free opportunity to understand your legal options better before taking decisive action.

Don’t bear the burden of injury brought on by negligence without seeking rightful redressal. Allow Carlson Bier Associates’ diligent attorneys to fully assess your unique situation and employ their vast expertise conclusively towards securing maximum compensation for all related damages: physical, emotional and financial.

To find out how much your case might be worth – simply click on the button below. Reach out today and embark on the road to recovery with expert legal guidance from Carlson Bier Associates safeguarding your interests every step along the way.

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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
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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Areas of Practice in Centralia

Bicycle Incidents

Specializing in legal advocacy for people injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' negligence or perilous conditions.

Thermal Traumas

Supplying specialist legal assistance for victims of serious burn injuries caused by occurrences or indifference.

Medical Incompetence

Providing dedicated legal assistance for persons affected by medical malpractice, including negligent care.

Merchandise Liability

Addressing cases involving faulty products, supplying specialist legal support to customers affected by faulty goods.

Senior Abuse

Representing the rights of seniors who have been subjected to malpractice in care facilities environments, ensuring fairness.

Fall & Tumble Incidents

Specialist in managing fall and trip accident cases, providing legal advice to persons seeking redress for their harm.

Birth Damages

Offering legal aid for kin affected by medical malpractice resulting in newborn injuries.

Motor Mishaps

Crashes: Dedicated to guiding clients of car accidents obtain appropriate settlement for harms and destruction.

Motorbike Collisions

Focused on providing legal assistance for riders involved in scooter accidents, ensuring justice for injuries.

Big Rig Mishap

Extending adept legal representation for individuals involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing just recompense for injuries.

Worksite Crashes

Focused on assisting workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or misconduct.

Cognitive Damages

Focused on providing compassionate legal services for persons suffering from neurological injuries due to negligence.

Dog Attack Wounds

Skilled in dealing with cases for victims who have suffered harms from dog attacks or beast attacks.

Pedestrian Incidents

Focused on legal assistance for walkers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering compensation.

Unwarranted Demise

Standing up for relatives affected by a wrongful death, supplying empathetic and skilled legal assistance to ensure restitution.

Backbone Damage

Specializing in supporting victims with spine impairments, offering dedicated legal representation to secure settlement.

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