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About Carlson Bier Associates

When you face a personal injury case in Herrin, Carlson Bier is your fierce advocate. As an esteemed Illinois-based law firm with a proven track record across diverse personal injury cases, we prioritize the needs of our clients above all else. Persistence and proficiency are cornerstones of our adept team interactions; our attorneys tirelessly fight for justice on every client’s behalf to secure desired outcomes. At Carlson Bier, expertise meets compassion – understanding that injuries bring both physical pain and emotional trauma, patient attention tailored to individual situations mark us as genuinely compassionate legal guides in challenging times. We strive ceaselessly toward achieving maximum compensation for each client while assisting them post-injury through intricate bureaucratic systems with empathy and discretion.

Our reputation shines brightly within the realm of Indiana-specialized personal injury laws due to proficient attorneys handling negotiations with insurance companies or bringing wrongful death suits—your choice is Carlson Bier when seeking relentless protection under complex circumstances involving personal injuries in Herrin.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Herrin Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we specialize in the area of personal injury law and strive to provide comprehensive legal support to those who suffered due to an unfortunate event. Based in Illinois, we pride ourselves on offering a sensitive, personalized approach combined with razor-sharp proficiency backed by solid experience.

Personal Injury Law is an essential branch of the judicial system that aids victims who have been physically or emotionally injured because of negligence or deliberate harm by another party. Among the many types of cases we handle include automobile accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall accidents, defective product injuries and wrongful death actions. Each case category demands specific knowledge and strategic insights – which our seasoned attorneys bring forward unwaveringly.

Our role within this scope encompasses several key responsibilities. Firstly, it involves assessing the nature of your claim through painstaking evidence collection such as including police reports, witness statements and medical records. This is followed by proactively evaluating potential damages; these might include hospital expenses, therapy costs or lost wages resulting from the inability to work. We also represent you during negotiations with insurance companies – entities known for their aggressive defense tactics.

Swaggering powerful negotiation skills whilst grounded firmly in our client-first philosophy sets us apart at Carlson Bier. Often claims can be resolved outside courtrooms through skilful settlement discussions – but if need be we don’t shy away from litigation either. Our attorneys boast substantial trial experience ensuring assertive representation when going before a judge becomes necessary.

Now providing light around some bullet pointers further highlighting aspects about Personal Injury:

• It’s not merely about physical injuries: Personal injury law extends beyond just bodily harms covering emotional distress as well.

• Time matters: There is typically a statutory timeline within which one needs to file an injury lawsuit.

• Denial doesn’t end it all: If your claim was denied initially it doesn’t equate to doors being permanently shut – appellate courts exist precisely for reassessments!

• Fees on winning basis: Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee model, which means you pay only if the case results in your favor.

With Carlson Bier, know you’re not alone following a traumatic experience. We firmly believe in bringing justice for all victims and their loved ones. To us, every client matters; as does each case we represent – irrespective of its size or complexity.

Our website holds extensive resources to educate and guide individuals through this seemingly intimidating legal cosmos. We encourage everyone to learn their rights and entitlements before proceeding with a claim, allowing an informed decision-making process based on facts rather than conjecture.

To determine just how much your case might be worth – don’t hesitate but seize the moment now! Click on the button below for a personalized analysis adjusting your specific situation reflected from years within our incessantly thriving practice! Connecting with proficient support at such trying times can indeed draw substantial difference – step towards justice by visiting us at Carlson Bier.

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

Dedicated to legal assistance for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' carelessness or risky conditions.

Thermal Wounds

Offering expert legal support for people of serious burn injuries caused by incidents or carelessness.

Medical Malpractice

Providing specialist legal services for clients affected by hospital malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Goods Responsibility

Handling cases involving defective products, extending adept legal help to consumers affected by defective items.

Geriatric Abuse

Representing the rights of elders who have been subjected to misconduct in aged care environments, ensuring fairness.

Fall and Trip Injuries

Professional in addressing slip and fall accident cases, providing legal advice to persons seeking restitution for their damages.

Birth Traumas

Delivering legal help for kin affected by medical incompetence resulting in newborn injuries.

Vehicle Collisions

Accidents: Concentrated on assisting patients of car accidents receive just remuneration for wounds and destruction.

Bike Mishaps

Expert in providing legal services for victims involved in scooter accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for injuries.

Semi Crash

Providing experienced legal advice for drivers involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing adequate compensation for hurts.

Construction Mishaps

Committed to advocating for staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or misconduct.

Neurological Harms

Focused on extending expert legal support for persons suffering from head injuries due to incidents.

Canine Attack Traumas

Specialized in handling cases for persons who have suffered wounds from puppy bites or animal attacks.

Cross-walker Incidents

Committed to legal services for walkers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering recovery.

Unjust Demise

Advocating for relatives affected by a wrongful death, supplying empathetic and skilled legal services to ensure justice.

Neural Injury

Focused on assisting victims with vertebral damage, offering compassionate legal assistance to secure settlement.

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