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About Carlson Bier Associates

When it comes to choosing a personal injury attorney, entrusting your case to Carlson Bier is the ultimate decision. With an extensive track record representing clients in diverse personal injury cases across Illinois, their exceptional list of successful settlements and adjudications underpins their unrivaled proficiency. Backed by experience and adroit legal acumen, Carlson Bier’s attorneys navigate challenging terrains of negotiation or litigation relentlessly pursuing just compensation for you. The lawyers’ empathetic approach ensures they deliver personalized representation complementing your unique circumstances while providing consistent updates about every progress made on your lawsuit. As champions of accident victims’ rights in Girard without physically residing there, our robust virtual platforms deliver matchless convenience allowing us to effectively represent you regardless of geographical barriers through seamless video conferencing or over the phone consultations at no charge upfront until victory is achieved for you. Trust us with your fight; transform today’s tragedy into tomorrow’s triumph with Carlson Bier—your first call after a mishap anywhere within Illinois.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Girard Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we are a dedicated team of experienced personal injury attorneys proudly offering our distinguished services across Illinois. We specialize exclusively in all aspects of personal injury law, providing exceptional legal representation coupled with an unwavering commitment to protecting your rights and pursuing justice on your behalf.

“Personal Injury” is a legal term that refers to physical, emotional or psychological injuries as opposed to property damage. The term encompasses a broad range of causes from car accidents to medical malpractice incidents, slips and falls, dog bites, workplace injuries and more. Personal injury lawsuits work under the premise of negligence: proving that the person or entity responsible for causing harm acted negligently – without appropriate care or attention.

Key points about Personal Injury:

• It operates under the principle of negligence.

• It covers physical or psychological harm caused by another party.

• Claim success relies on evidence substantiating such negligence.

Any incident resulting in significant harm could potentially constitute a valid personal injury claim but having this verified by trusted legal experts is crucial. Which is why at Carlson Bier, we offer free case evaluations conducted by highly skilled attorneys who can clarify whether you have a legitimate case worth pursuing.

One critical aspect to understand about personal injury law pertains particularly to Illinois – the state works on a modified comparative fault scheme. Simply put, if it’s found that you were partially responsible for your injuries you may still recover some damages. However should your share of fault be 50% or greater you will not qualify for compensation whatsoever.

When confronted with personal injuries due to another’s negligence, it’s essential to take immediate action both from a medical stand point and legally speaking too:

1) Seek Medical Attention Promptly: Ensures your well-being + vital documentation.

2) Document Everything Thoroughly: Physical evidence / photographs / incident details / witness info.

3) Contact A Trusted Personal Injury Attorney: Professionals like us at Carson Bier will guide you effectively through the legal process.

At Carlson Bier, we work on a contingency fee basis which means you only pay us if and when we win your case. In this scenario our payment comes as a pre-decided share of the awarded compensation – there are no upfront costs or hidden fees committing you at risk regardless of case outcome.

Moreover, Illinois law does not impose any direct limitations on how much can be claimed in personal injury damages. Compensation ranges broadly subject to each individual circumstance covering aspects such as:

• Medical expenses

• Loss of income

• Pain and suffering

• Disability or disfigurement

Awarded compensation is directly proportionate with the seriousness of injuries hence it’s crucial to get representation from an expert attorney capable of arguing compellingly for maximum damages reflecting actual suffered harm.

Our expertise extends across comprehensive personal injury areas assuring that whatever your unique situation may entail, our experienced team at Carlson Bier will be fully equipped to deliver skilful legal counsel; expediting rightful justice effectively whilst relieving all incorporated stress ensuring every client’s peace of mind throughout proceedings.

Did you also know, according to Illinois Law there is a set timeframe termed as ‘Statute Of Limitations’ for initiating lawsuits post-incidents causing personal injuries? Failure to adhere might lead to dismissal irrespective of legitimacy. Hence swift action is essential alongside securing competent representation enabling adequate time-space for thorough case preparations maximizing chances towards successful outcomes.

Get valuable aid dealing with insurance companies too–notorious for making low-ball settlement offers hoping claimants under duress would accept without realizing actual potential worth. As skilled negotiators adept in counteracting such tactics we often secure higher settlements than initially offered finally securing deserved justice satisfactorily fulfilling all your best interests impressive results corners we pride ourselves greatly upon!

Your quest into understanding Personal Injury needn’t stop here though. Click the button below now! Let’s explore exact worth your potential case may have awaiting just within reach – a professional attorney from Carlson Bier carries all requisite expertise to evaluate your unique situation completely free of obligation, thereby offering an insightful understanding into the envisioned road ahead with us aiding you every challenging 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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Cycling Mishaps

Expert in legal assistance for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' negligence or risky conditions.

Flame Injuries

Extending professional legal advice for patients of grave burn injuries caused by events or negligence.

Clinical Malpractice

Delivering experienced legal assistance for patients affected by hospital malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Liability

Managing cases involving defective products, supplying professional legal support to victims affected by faulty goods.

Geriatric Neglect

Representing the rights of the elderly who have been subjected to abuse in aged care environments, ensuring compensation.

Tumble & Trip Occurrences

Specialist in tackling trip accident cases, providing legal representation to sufferers seeking recovery for their losses.

Infant Damages

Offering legal support for relatives affected by medical carelessness resulting in birth injuries.

Vehicle Collisions

Incidents: Devoted to aiding individuals of car accidents get equitable remuneration for harms and impairment.

Motorbike Collisions

Focused on providing legal support for riders involved in scooter accidents, ensuring justice for losses.

Truck Incident

Ensuring adept legal services for clients involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing just claims for damages.

Worksite Accidents

Focused on supporting employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or negligence.

Brain Traumas

Specializing in delivering dedicated legal representation for persons suffering from cognitive injuries due to incidents.

Dog Attack Traumas

Proficient in handling cases for persons who have suffered traumas from dog bites or animal assaults.

Pedestrian Accidents

Specializing in legal assistance for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering recovery.

Undeserved Death

Striving for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, providing sensitive and professional legal services to ensure fairness.

Backbone Injury

Committed to supporting individuals with spinal cord injuries, offering dedicated legal services to secure recovery.

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