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About Carlson Bier Associates

When dealing with a personal injury case in Galesburg, you want the greatest legal representation possible. Carlson Bier embodies this necessity through its commitment to providing comprehensive support and strong advocacy for victims of personal injury. Our firm’s competence isn’t simply about knowing the law; it also involves executing a strategic plan tailored to your unique situation and responding actively to alleviate your worries while we pursue justice on your behalf. At Carlson Bier, our proficiency extends beyond broad knowledge of Illinois’ personal injury laws – we are proficient at analyzing intricate details and nuances that significantly impact claim outcomes. From auto accidents, workplace incidents, slip-and-fall cases, medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuits–we have established an unyielding reputation for securing fair verdicts and settlements that duly account for future considerations like

medical costs & lost wages which might be ignored by other entities. Trusting Carlson Bier implies entrusting expert hands that prioritize people over quick results thereby offering reassurance amidst adversity—a key attribute if you seek unmatched dedication to your cause; contact us today!

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Galesburg Illinois

Carlson Bier, an esteemed personal injury law firm based in Illinois, offers unparalleled legal representation to individuals who have suffered from injuries due to the negligence or intentional actions of others. Armed with years of experience and a formidable track record, we dedicate our legal practice to guide you through this challenging period – whether your case involves car accidents, workplace incidents, medical malpractice or wrongful death claims.

An understanding of Personal Injury Law is crucial for clients seeking justice and compensation. It revolves around holding liable those whose recklessness resulted in harm to others. By proving the defendant’s negligence caused physical damage, emotional distress or financial hardship – it opens pathways towards securing rightful compensation.

Several key elements underpin each successful personal injury claim:

• Duty of Care: The accused must have owed a duty of care towards the victim.

• Breach: It must be evident that this responsibility was violated.

• Causation: A clear link should exist – showing that breach led to injury.

• Damages: There should be demonstrable harms endured by the plaintiff vis-á-vis emotional trauma, long-term disability or loss of income.

At Carlson Bier, we realize no two cases are alike. Your unique circumstances warrant meticulous analysis for devising strategic solutions. We diligently conduct investigations focusing on precise evidence gathering– playing pivotal roles in establishing liability and strengthening your case before court proceedings start. Our contingency fee structure means you don’t pay us anything unless we help you secure a favorable outcome.

The statute of limitations in Illinois mandates filing personal injury claims within two years from when the injury occurred or its detection date – whichever comes latest. The clock starts ticking as soon as one becomes aware they’ve been injured due to another party’s actions; hence time is truly essence here!

Moreover, our fair state follows Modified Comparative Negligence policy wherein damages can decrease proportionally depending upon victims’ contributions towards their misfortune. Say you were 20% at fault for an auto accident, then the compensation you can receive would also reduce by that much. Hence, another reason to retain seasoned attorneys – like us at Carlson Bier – who can argue effectively reducing your portion of blame thereby maximizing your remittance.

While many personal injury cases result in settlements through negotiation with insurance companies, some may advance to trials where potential award values are greater but so are risks involved. Regardless of which path your case undertakes, rest assured our proficient team is geared towards achieving optimum results every step away.

Protecting your rights and ensuring maximum compensation for all hardship endured serves as prime motivators propelling our work ethic forward. Your trust upon choosing Carlson Bier as legal allies grants us satisfying fulfilment which reflects passionately within each endeavour undertaken on behalf. With diligence coupled integrity we strive tirelessly towards meeting exceeding client expectations while acknowledging different requirements attending diverse spectrum claims could enter office’s portals from all four corners Illinois.

We hope this overview has elucidated some facets around personal injury law – valuable information meant aiding process determining rightful course action take in wake accidents or unfortunate incidents. Savvy decisions based knowledge power; hence provide detailed guidance nurturing empowering your ability cope manage aftermath damages suffered due other party’s negligent actions .

Your journey towards justice begins here! Connect with the astute attorneys at Carlson Bier today and ensure persistent pursuit of compensation you deserve without the stress associated typically archaic tedious litigation procedures . Although past performance isn’t indicative future success remains integrally linked strive highlighting commitment excellence every representation undertake empowering victims injustice by shouldering their tribulations until they garner fair lawful reparation due them . To know about potential value claim click ‘Find Out How Much Your Case Is Worth’ button below – because understanding critical steppingstone fulfilling quest justice restitution impacts directly avenues lives .

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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
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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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Cycling Collisions

Expert in legal assistance for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' lack of care or perilous conditions.

Thermal Burns

Extending skilled legal help for people of grave burn injuries caused by incidents or misconduct.

Physician Misconduct

Delivering expert legal support for victims affected by hospital malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Goods Responsibility

Managing cases involving dangerous products, extending expert legal assistance to customers affected by faulty goods.

Geriatric Malpractice

Protecting the rights of aged individuals who have been subjected to malpractice in care facilities environments, ensuring justice.

Fall and Slip Accidents

Specialist in managing tumble accident cases, providing legal services to persons seeking redress for their suffering.

Birth Traumas

Supplying legal guidance for loved ones affected by medical carelessness resulting in birth injuries.

Car Crashes

Crashes: Committed to helping patients of car accidents get reasonable remuneration for injuries and losses.

Bike Mishaps

Dedicated to providing legal support for individuals involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring justice for losses.

18-Wheeler Crash

Offering experienced legal representation for persons involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing rightful recompense for harms.

Construction Site Accidents

Focused on advocating for workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or misconduct.

Neurological Impairments

Expert in extending professional legal support for clients suffering from brain injuries due to carelessness.

K9 Assault Wounds

Specialized in managing cases for individuals who have suffered traumas from K9 assaults or animal assaults.

Foot-traveler Crashes

Expert in legal representation for joggers involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering claims.

Unwarranted Loss

Standing up for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, offering empathetic and skilled legal representation to ensure justice.

Vertebral Damage

Committed to advocating for clients with vertebral damage, offering specialized legal representation to secure redress.

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