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About Carlson Bier Associates

When personal injury disrupts your life, choosing expert legal representation can make a crucial difference. Carlson Bier emerges as an exceptional choice in this realm. Our wins carry the weight of our proficiency, with trust laid by clients across Lakewood who vouch for our relentless pursuit of justice to counterbalance their setbacks. In the complex world of Personal Injury Law, we navigate with deftness born from years of diligent practice – easily translating complicated law jargon into simple guidance that offers advantage and comfort for our clients. Whether it’s car accidents or medical malpractice cases we tackle; each client is shielded with unmatched dedication and knowledge championing their cause at every turn. A partnership forged in profound empathy and fortified by sharp acumen encapsulates us distinctively against others. We don’t just offer you a lawyer at Carlson Bier –we’re extending hands shaped through experience braced to firmly hold onto yours as allies on your path toward restitutive justice where fair compensation meets peace of mind which only expertise built like ours can assure so effectively.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Lakewood Illinois

Welcome to Carlson Bier, a renowned personal injury law firm located in the heart of Illinois. We specialize in providing expert legal representation for individuals who have suffered unfortunate injuries due to others’ negligence or wrongdoing. Our team of experienced and skilled attorneys is committed to protecting your rights, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation possible.

Personal injuries can take many forms, from traffic accidents and slip-and-fall incidents to defective products and medical malpractice cases. In all these instances, it’s imperative to secure qualified legal assistance as soon as possible to protect your right to fair recompense.

• Traffic Accidents: Car crashes and other vehicle-related mishaps often result in severe injuries like fractures, internal bleeding, and traumatic brain injuries. These require immediate costly medical attention and ongoing rehabilitation therapy – expenses that should be borne by the liable party.

• Slip-and-Fall Incidents: Property owners bear a responsibility towards their visitors’ safety. If they’ve been negligent – perhaps through poor maintenance or failed inspection – they hold liability for any resulting harm.

• Defective Product Cases: Designed products must meet specific safety standards; when they fail this criterion causing injury or damage, it becomes a definite case for litigation.

• Medical Malpractice Cases: Errors made by healthcare professionals that lead directly to patient harm also fall under personal injury law.

Understanding these categories is vital since every personal injury claim has unique facets requiring specialized strategies for success—a task trusted best with seasoned professionals like our team at Carlson Bier.

When dealing with personal injury claims in Illinois, there are several critical factors:

Statute of Limitations: To begin any legal proceedings associated with an accidental injury, you only have two years starting from the date of accident occurrence—missing this deadline may lose your chance to stake a claim entirely.

Negligence Laws: Like most states—with its comparative fault system—Illinois puts one’s recoverable damages proportionate with their share of fault. For example, if a court finds you 30% responsible for your accident, you will only receive 70% of the full settlement amount.

Damage Caps: While sought damages predominantly cover medical costs arising from an injury—varying dependent on the case’s severity—it may also cover psychological trauma or loss of enjoyment aspects.

These legal nuances reinforce why having proficient counsel can significantly impact final judgements—guiding and advising you every step of the way so no detail slips through unnoticed.

With us at Carlson Bier in Illinois, feel assured in our diligent performance to fight tenaciously for your cause. Our commitment isn’t just about securing compensatory payment; it is about affirming justice and holding accountable those whose negligence inflicted undue harm onto you. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service to each client by following a personalized approach tailored to suit individual cases’ complexities with utmost respect and confidentiality.

We pledge complete transparency throughout; we’re not just attorneys but supporters who empathize deeply with our clients’ plights—helping them navigate these challenging times by providing accessible and insightful information to strengthen their understanding of personal injury law processes.

Perhaps you’ve been grappling with this question: how much is my case worth? This query might seem undemandable to evaluate, given diverse factors contributing towards constructing a defensible claim—with no two cases identical. Allow us, at Carlson Bier, expertly guide you through this perplexity entirely based on laws applied within Illinois courts while being upfront regarding attainable outcomes via initial consultation – free-of-charge.

Ready to know more? Determined in wanting justice served whilst obtaining deserved compensation? Don’t hold back any longer—and discover how much your case is truly worth! Please click the button below—it doesn’t get simpler than that as we’re here ready to walk alongside on this pursuit towards turning tables around…for better!

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Based on 58 reviews
Mydjianie Savary
mydjianie savary
I went to a car accident with my husband and they’re was very helpful. I love them so much.
Judy Canchola
Judy Canchola
This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
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
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
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
I really love you guys Yall the Best 🥰
Kevin Calloway
Kevin Calloway
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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Two-Wheeler Mishaps

Expert in legal assistance for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to others' indifference or dangerous conditions.

Thermal Injuries

Providing expert legal services for victims of serious burn injuries caused by events or indifference.

Physician Misconduct

Extending expert legal representation for individuals affected by physician malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Obligation

Taking on cases involving faulty products, providing expert legal assistance to customers affected by product malfunctions.

Geriatric Mistreatment

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

Fall & Slip Mishaps

Professional in handling tumble accident cases, providing legal services to sufferers seeking redress for their losses.

Newborn Traumas

Providing legal help for families affected by medical malpractice resulting in infant injuries.

Automobile Crashes

Collisions: Committed to helping patients of car accidents obtain reasonable remuneration for wounds and impairment.

Bike Crashes

Specializing in providing legal advice for bikers involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for damages.

Semi Crash

Delivering expert legal services for victims involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing appropriate settlement for harms.

Building Site Accidents

Dedicated to defending workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or carelessness.

Cerebral Impairments

Focused on providing dedicated legal representation for victims suffering from neurological injuries due to negligence.

Dog Attack Wounds

Specialized in managing cases for individuals who have suffered injuries from dog bites or beast attacks.

Foot-traveler Accidents

Committed to legal advocacy for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering recovery.

Unwarranted Death

Striving for relatives affected by a wrongful death, providing understanding and experienced legal guidance to ensure redress.

Spinal Cord Harm

Focused on representing persons with backbone trauma, offering compassionate legal support to secure recovery.

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