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About Carlson Bier Associates

Suffered an accident and seeking legal representation for a personal injury claim? Look no further. Engage the proven expertize of Carlson Bier, known statewide for our extensive history in successfully maneuvering through the complexities of Personal Injury law. Our unwavering commitment is to help every client achieve justice from unforeseen injuries and overcome life-altering circumstances with comprehensive legal solutions. Why entrust your case with Carlson Bier? We pride ourselves on an empathetic approach whereby we understand each unique situation, coupled with a stellar win record that substantiates our capabilities as excellent litigators in personal injury cases. True to our reputation within Hartford, you will receive proficient guidance from start to finish along this journey towards restoring peace back into your life amidst daunting times imposed by unexpected mishaps. Ensure steadfast protection of your rights through Carlson Bier’s dedicated service driven profoundly by professional integrity, undeterred focus & relentless pursuit towards securing fair compensation for all clients under personal injury law considerations.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Hartford Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we are dedicated to the provision of exceptional legal services, with a specialized focus on personal injury law. As a highly experienced team based in Illinois, our expertise lies in representing individuals who have suffered undue harm due to someone else’s negligence. Our commitment is grounded in safeguarding your rights and working tirelessly towards achieving justice that corresponds to your suffering. In personal injury law, every case has unique dynamics requiring knowledge depth and strategic insight which we bring to bear.

Personal Injury Law pertains primarily to cases where an individual suffers physical or emotional distress as a result of another party’s reckless or negligent behavior. This can encompass a myriad of situations including but not limited to accidents involving motor vehicles, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice cases, dog bites as well product liability claims where defective products cause harm.

– Motor Vehicle Accidents: Encompassing car collisions, truck mishaps or motorcycle accidents are common types of personal injury cases. If you have been involved in such incidences due to someone else’s negligence on the road – from speeding and drunk driving through disregard for traffic rules – we understand how complicated it can get navigating insurance companies while dealing with recovery simultaneously.

– Slip and Fall Incidents: Property owners must ensure their premises are safe. Should hazardous conditions lead one to slip/ trip causing injuries then they could be held liable.

– Medical malpractice: Healthcare providers should meet certain standards about patient care; falling short amounts to malpractice opening up grounds for a lawsuit – e.g., surgery complications attributable to doctor’s negligence.

-Dog Bites: Dog owners maintain responsibility over their pet’s actions; if bitten by a dog hence sustaining injuries then this too constitutes grounds for seeking damages.

Above all, Personal Injury Law gives those wronged the leverage needed via awarded compensation (damages) aimed at recompensing victims for the ordeal faced alongside costs incurred such as medical bills & lost wages. Equally crucial to note is that Illinois operates under the ‘Comparative Negligence Rule’ – potential compensation can only be claimed if one’s contributory negligence percentage doesn’t surpass 50%.

At Carlson Bier, our task is two-fold: to prove liability resting on the other party but also refute any attempts at diminishing your claim based on shreds of comparative negligence. Our team’s depth in understanding Illinois Personal Injury law accompanied by an exacting approach offers clients a clear path towards justice marked with due diligence, and fierce advocacy.

As you navigate these waters amid the pain and confusion stemming from such unfortunate occurrences, it’s essential not to go it alone! The labyrinth of legal red tape can get overwhelming; importantly, you deserve fair representation. Being prepared means knowing your rights and fully understanding how this aspect of law works—the process involved in initiating a lawsuit or insurance claim can seem daunting but remember: Knowledge Is Power!

Your first step should always be preserving evidence—photos (accident scene/injuries), incident reports, witnesses, injury-related expenses documents before seeking immediate medical attention. Familiarize yourself with veracity requirements while engaging possible defendants or their insurance representative. Short statute restrictions apply for personal injury claims filing thus urgency in contacting an attorney is critical.

The good part? Carlson Bier handles Personal Injury cases purely on contingency – meaning no upfront fees are billed unless prevailing in your case transpires hence securing financial recovery for damages suffered.

Remember – even though seeking justice after sustaining injuries due to another’s negligent actions feels arduous, take solace that help isn’t far away. Simply trust us— Carlson Bier—to guide you throughout this phase professionally delivering empathetic yet strong-willed representations aiming at nothing short of deserved justice & full-fledged restitution.

Finally, consulting with a proficient lawyer gives you tools necessary when facing such life-altering experiences providing clarity regarding where legal possibilities lie—and more importantly—possible worth of your case. Intrigued? Make use of the compelling opportunity below to get a definite answer through an absolutely FREE Case Evaluation! Remember, you now have the power to act and seek justice: Click on the button below to find out how much your case is worth. Carlson Bier awaits you – make that choice TODAY!

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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

Focused on legal services for people injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' indifference or dangerous conditions.

Burn Wounds

Offering expert legal support for sufferers of severe burn injuries caused by accidents or recklessness.

Clinical Carelessness

Offering expert legal services for persons affected by physician malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Fault

Managing cases involving unsafe products, delivering expert legal support to clients affected by product malfunctions.

Elder Misconduct

Advocating for the rights of the elderly who have been subjected to neglect in senior centers environments, ensuring justice.

Stumble & Slip Accidents

Skilled in handling fall and trip accident cases, providing legal support to persons seeking redress for their harm.

Neonatal Harms

Providing legal support for relatives affected by medical carelessness resulting in neonatal injuries.

Automobile Crashes

Collisions: Focused on helping patients of car accidents receive equitable compensation for wounds and harm.

Scooter Incidents

Expert in providing legal services for motorcyclists involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring just recovery for damages.

Big Rig Incident

Extending expert legal services for persons involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing rightful claims for injuries.

Building Mishaps

Focused on representing workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or recklessness.

Neurological Traumas

Focused on offering expert legal services for individuals suffering from neurological injuries due to negligence.

Dog Attack Damages

Skilled in handling cases for persons who have suffered damages from K9 assaults or wildlife encounters.

Cross-walker Crashes

Expert in legal support for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering compensation.

Unjust Passing

Fighting for families affected by a wrongful death, extending compassionate and professional legal assistance to ensure justice.

Spinal Cord Injury

Committed to representing patients with spinal cord injuries, offering professional legal services to secure recovery.

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