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About Carlson Bier Associates

When seeking representation after a trucking accident, trust the expertise of Carlson Bier. With proven success in Chicago Lawn and beyond, we specialize in navigating the complexities of personal injury law. Accidents involving trucks often result in severe damage and injuries; such cases mandate acute legal know-how to tackle intricate liability issues. Carlson Bier excels precisely at this juncture with their seasoned attorneys who have mastered Illinois laws pertaining to trucking accidents over years of conscientious practice.

We understand that each case holds unique challenges – our tailored approach ensures you get detailed attention specific to your situation. If you’re involved in a Truck Accident within Chicago Lawn’s boundaries, rely on us for unrivaled legal guidance related to crash investigations, insurance claim negotiations or fighting for rightful compensation at trial if required.

Remember when faced with dire post-accident circumstances – it’s not just any attorney you need; it’s an experienced Truck accident lawyer from Carlson Bier who can pitch hardest for your rights while ensuring adherence to stringent Illinois laws guarding such situations. Choose wisely! Trust only Carlson Bier as your go-to ally against distress brought upon by trucking mishaps.

About Carlson Bier

Trucking Accident Lawyers in Chicago Lawn Illinois

Carlson Bier is a highly esteemed law firm located in Illinois, founded on the platform of excellence, integrity, and tireless dedication to fighting for justice. We have established our reputation as a formidable personal injury attorney group among peers and clients alike.

One area where we have consistently demonstrated outstanding expertise is trucking accident-related cases. Knowing that these accidents can be seriously devastating, we bring our collective experience and strategic legal insights into every case — providing vigorous representation to those who need it the most. Carrying an intimate understanding of the intricate laws surrounding trucking accidents in Illinois gives us a unique edge when handling complex lawsuits related to this nature.

Here are some key facts about Carlson Bier and our approach to handling trucking accident cases:

– Client Advocacy: We are firmly committed to pursuing maximum compensation on behalf of our clients while ensuring a straightforward experience throughout the entire process.

– Extensive Experience: Our years of practice in this field provide us with deep knowledge which continually proves invaluable for achieving favorable outcomes.

– Comprehensive Legal Investigation: By meticulously gathering evidence such as witness statements, police reports, driver’s logs, black box data from trucks involved—our proficient team constructs robust claims favoring client’s best interests.

– Personalized Approach: Every case handled by Carlson Bier receives dedicated attention catering specifically to its unique intricacies.

Trucking accidents pull their victims into an overwhelming whirlwind of physical pain, emotional distress, financial hardships – some even leading towards life-altering consequences. The multi-faceted challenges put forth demand intensive legal representation driving through complex negotiations or aggressively moving forward with litigation if necessary – all daunting tasks hardly manageable without expert guidance on board. That’s precisely why having Carlson Bier attorneys standing beside you can make all the difference.

Not only do we seek fair compensation covering immediate needs like medical bills but monitoring potential long-term impact ensures securing assistance well beyond immediate horizons; particularly useful when dealing with longer-lasting or permanent disabilities resulting from severe accidents. We also remain steadfast in obtaining compensation for lost wages, loss of companionship, emotional distress, along with other damages experienced by trucking accident victims.

It is essential to know that Illinois law sets certain time limits for filing personal injury lawsuits related to truck accidents – known as the “statute of limitations.” If legal action isn’t initiated within this window, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your losses. Therefore, it’s crucial not to delay seeking our reputable professional help when dealing with these types of situations.

At Carlson Bier, we understand that navigating through aftermaths of a trucking accident can be tough and filled with uncertainties. Our dedicated legal professionals bring their expertise to alleviate such burdens; fiercely advocating on behalf of injured clients for justly deserved compensations; fuelled by unsparing empathy and driven by unfaltering commitment towards achieving justice – making us valuable allies in times when you need it most.

Consider taking a moment now to explore your opportunities further—find out how much your case could potentially be worth. Every situation is unique and deserves careful consideration; being knowledgeable about potential recovery benefits brings empowerment during challenging times. To truly ensure that you’re well-informed about all possible paths open ahead – click on the button below right away! Remember: You’re not just a client at Carlson Bier — you’re family!

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Mydjianie Savary
mydjianie savary
2023-12-12
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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
2023-12-06
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This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
2023-11-29
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So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
2023-11-09
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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
2023-10-30
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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
2023-10-25
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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
2023-10-16
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I really love you guys Yall the Best 🥰
Kevin Calloway
Kevin Calloway
2023-10-16
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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 Chicago Lawn

Bike Crashes

Proficient in legal support for clients injured in bicycle accidents due to others's indifference or perilous conditions.

Flame Wounds

Providing skilled legal advice for sufferers of intense burn injuries caused by occurrences or recklessness.

Clinical Misconduct

Extending specialist legal advice for individuals affected by hospital malpractice, including surgical errors.

Items Obligation

Addressing cases involving defective products, offering expert legal assistance to customers affected by product-related injuries.

Senior Neglect

Defending the rights of elders who have been subjected to misconduct in nursing homes environments, ensuring fairness.

Tumble & Stumble Injuries

Expert in managing fall and trip accident cases, providing legal representation to clients seeking redress for their harm.

Newborn Harms

Providing legal guidance for relatives affected by medical incompetence resulting in birth injuries.

Motor Incidents

Mishaps: Committed to assisting sufferers of car accidents gain reasonable recompense for damages and harm.

Motorbike Incidents

Specializing in providing legal support for motorcyclists involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for harm.

Big Rig Collision

Extending adept legal representation for drivers involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing just recovery for losses.

Building Site Accidents

Concentrated on defending laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to safety violations or negligence.

Cerebral Harms

Committed to offering specialized legal assistance for individuals suffering from cognitive injuries due to misconduct.

Dog Attack Wounds

Adept at dealing with cases for people who have suffered damages from puppy bites or animal attacks.

Jogger Crashes

Specializing in legal support for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering recovery.

Unwarranted Passing

Standing up for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, offering empathetic and skilled legal services to ensure restitution.

Neural Damage

Specializing in assisting individuals with backbone trauma, offering professional legal support to secure compensation.

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