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About Carlson Bier Associates

Accidents can happen without warning, causing unforeseen distress. In such trying times, you need reliable representation dedicated to fiercely advocating for your interests: Carlson Bier. We are personal injury specialists with a proven track record of securing favorable verdicts and settlements for our numerous clients in Douglas and beyond. With a wealth of experience handling various cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, and wrongful death claims among others; we possess the expertise to propel your case towards successful resolution. Our strategies are meticulously devised through careful study of all aspects relevant to your situation ensuring an optimum approach tailored to achieving justice on your behalf. At Carlson Bier, you are not just another case number but our utmost priority as we stand committed to protecting your rights while easing the burdens incurred due to unfortunate incidents that triggered legal disputes over personal injuries.

Using obstacles an impetus rather than impedances – that is what distinguishes us at Carlson Bier where every client matters and every case counts!

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Douglas Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we believe the practice of personal injury law is more than just a profession—it’s a means to make a real difference. Located in Illinois, our team of dedicated attorneys is set apart by its unwavering commitment to standing up for justice and obtaining compensation for those who have suffered due to the fault of others. Our combined background in various legal fields can provide unparalleled expertise that you won’t find at other law firms.

We know that each case is unique and treated as such with an individualized approach tailored specifically to meet your needs. Personal injury cases often involve complex litigation resulting from circumstances like car accidents, workplace accidents, malpractice incidents, defective product injuries, and more. The intricacies associated with these areas require competent hands-on experience which our firm guarantees.

To have success in any personal injury case, it’s crucial to understand some key aspects:

* Proving Negligence: This involves demonstrating that the party at fault breached their duty of care towards you.

* Concept of Damages: You should be able to establish direct relation between negligence and damages incurred – physical or emotional.

* Understanding Compensation: Grasping what forms compensation may come in; be it medical costs coverage or restitution for lost income amongst others.

* Statute of Limitations: There are specific time limits within which any legal actions must be taken.

Navigating through all these elements might seem daunting but you are not alone. As experienced professionals well versed in Illinois laws, we pride ourselves on ensuring clients are walked step by step through their rights and options while offering responsive communication every step of the way.

In essence, choosing a seasoned representative matters when seeking justice post-injury. Engaging with us removes any unnecessary worry about legal complexities so you can focus solely on recovery. We’ve been serving residents across Illinois for many years now having built up commendable histories within mediation leading successful negotiations even without heading into court trials where feasible.

The essence of our team’s practice is to ensure a simple process for our clients, create an environment where their voice can be heard, and resiliently fight for their rights against even the most formidable adversaries.

The road to personal injury justice begins with your first contact. We are readily available to evaluate your recovery options at no cost; additionally, we work on a contingency fee basis meaning you pay nothing until we recover on your behalf.

Above all else, Carlson Bier ensures absolute client confidence knowing that they’re backed by individuals who truly care about their wellbeing—their Personal Injury Consultants.

In virtually every scenario of personal injury cases in Illinois, understanding the full spectrum of what’s involved accurately can make all the difference between despair and hope. With us at Carlson Bier, you have more than just another attorney – you have a partner for justice; one working relentlessly until rightful recompense is secured.

If you or someone close has experienced any form of personal injury due to negligence and needs trusted legal representation, the dedicated attorneys at Carlson Bier are ready to stand beside you, uphold your rights under Illinois law and endeavor towards enabling recovery that equates fairness.

Knowing what it would mean having served successfully—secured peace moving forward from unfortunate incidences—took enormous weight off past clients’ chests during such difficult periods; It’s comforting reassurance which instills restored faith into fair systemic processes amongst people impacted emotionally-physically alike through dealing unjust unpleasant experiences they faced earlier.

Do not wait any longer wondering how much could possibly be reclaimed post-circumstantial negligibility occasioning losses? Find out today exactly how much your claim may be worth! Click on the button below now to get started with securing needed closure facilitated through unparalleled professional mediation affording rejuvenated optimism evidently uplifting life lived ahead!

Testimonials from Clients

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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 Douglas

Cycling Mishaps

Focused on legal representation for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' carelessness or perilous conditions.

Flame Traumas

Offering adept legal support for sufferers of serious burn injuries caused by incidents or carelessness.

Hospital Carelessness

Providing specialist legal support for clients affected by clinical malpractice, including negligent care.

Items Liability

Addressing cases involving faulty products, offering adept legal assistance to victims affected by harmful products.

Elder Abuse

Protecting the rights of seniors who have been subjected to mistreatment in aged care environments, ensuring fairness.

Tumble & Trip Mishaps

Professional in managing fall and trip accident cases, providing legal advice to sufferers seeking redress for their suffering.

Childbirth Wounds

Supplying legal guidance for kin affected by medical incompetence resulting in childbirth injuries.

Automobile Incidents

Accidents: Dedicated to aiding sufferers of car accidents receive appropriate payout for injuries and harm.

Motorcycle Collisions

Specializing in providing legal assistance for riders involved in scooter accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for injuries.

Semi Incident

Offering specialist legal representation for clients involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing rightful compensation for injuries.

Construction Collisions

Engaged in defending employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to safety violations or recklessness.

Brain Harms

Specializing in ensuring compassionate legal advice for persons suffering from cognitive injuries due to accidents.

K9 Assault Injuries

Expertise in addressing cases for people who have suffered traumas from dog bites or creature assaults.

Foot-traveler Collisions

Committed to legal assistance for pedestrians involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering restitution.

Unwarranted Fatality

Working for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, offering sensitive and skilled legal assistance to ensure justice.

Spine Injury

Expert in assisting individuals with spinal cord injuries, offering dedicated legal guidance to secure compensation.

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