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About Carlson Bier Associates

Navigating the aftermath of a trucking accident is often complex and challenging. Trust in Carlson Bier to provide expert guidance during this difficult time. As highly specialized attorneys, they have an unparalleled understanding of Illinois’ intricate personal injury law landscape and are extremely knowledgeable on all issues related to trucking accidents. Having successfully represented countless victims within Near North Side, they are well-equipped with necessary resources and strategies to ensure you receive the justice due. They take pride in their meticulous case preparation, skilled negotiation tactics, coupled with an aggressive approach towards trial litigation if necessary which makes them stand out from rest. Their relentless pursuit for maximizing client compensation showcased their capabilities vividly among similar practices throughout Illinois region making them best consideration as Truck Accident Lawyer firm across this critical juncture for recovery and fair outcome . Choose Carlton Bier for your representation; it’s entrusting proven experts who will empathically prioritize your interests while strategically fighting for you- because every victim deserves nothing less than excellence.”

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Trucking Accident Lawyers in Near North Side Illinois

When confronting the complexities of a trucking accident, Carlson Bier is prepared to provide rigorous legal representation and compassionate support for victims in Illinois. As an experienced personal injury attorney group, we understand both the emotional burden and compelling legal challenges that come with these moments of crisis.

Trucking accidents can lead to severe life-influencing consequences including physical injuries, financial distress, loss of livelihoods and mental trauma. Our mission at Carlson Bier lies not only in championing your right to fair compensation but also ensuring that justice prevails through tireless advocacy and relentless investigation. We offer unwavering commitment throughout every step of your legal journey, providing guidance based on our comprehensive knowledge of Illinois law and an empathetic understanding of your unique circumstances.

The dynamics surrounding truck accidents typically include factors like commercial truck regulations, driver error or fatigue, maintenance neglect alongside essential areas such as insurance companies’ tactics and multiple-party liability – all significantly more complicated than conventional car accident cases. In addition:

• The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has distinct laws pertaining specifically to commercial vehicles.

• Different entities might be legally responsible for causing a truck accident – this could include owners/operators, leasing organizations or manufacturers.

• Proving fault or negligence necessitates detailed investigations that may involve studying agencies’ reports, eye-witness accounts and even recreating the scene using experts’ insights.

At Carlson Bier Law Firm, we delve into each case meticulously covering every detail to iron out the truth while constructively building up pieces that are crucial for successful outcomes. Keep in mind; prompt action after a truck-related disaster is instrumental: you need ample time gathering evidence plus getting medical procedures documented which would bolster your claim effectively.

Our competence extends beyond merely fighting for what you’re entitled – it stretches into handling communication with persistently pushy adjusters or crafting cogent strategies against well-funded defense forces who often try exploiting loopholes to mitigate their responsibility. We’re not deterred. Our legal team vehemently pushes back bringing all our resources, strategic intelligence and industry-specific acquaintances into your fight.

Another unique characteristic of Carlson Bier is that we operate on a contingency basis – this means you only pay when you receive the compensation award. That’s how confident we are in pursuing the justice you deserve; there are no fees upfront and there’s absolutely no financial risk to you. We believe firmly in standing by our clients steadfastly until their justice has been served and they can continue with their lives in peace.

Life after a truck accident may never be the same, but with dedicated expert lawyers like Carlson Bier at your side, the road to recovery becomes less arduous. You don’t have to navigate these choppy waters alone – lean on us for both moral encouragement and professional prowess.

If you’ve been an unfortunate participant of a trucking accident or know someone who needs help, please reach out today. Remember, each case varies thus making general information insufficient; you would benefit most from personalized advice tailored around your specific situation.

We welcome an email or call at any time that suits – discuss openly about your predicament without feeling any obligation to proceed unless it sits well with you personally. Understandably, during such overwhelming periods sharing can feel strenuous yet oftentimes knowing that trustworthy support exists could significantly lighten piles of stress.

Without further ado take advantage of our free case evaluation offered below – click right now to throttle up and find out how much value lies beneath what appears on surface levels due to unfair circumstances induced by a tragic delivery vehicle incident.

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Mydjianie Savary
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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Trucking Accident FAQ​

Trucking accidents are often caused by a combination of factors, including driver fatigue, mechanical failures, improper loading of cargo, speeding, and inadequate driver training. External factors like poor road conditions and bad weather can also contribute.

Safety first: move to a safe area if possible. Call emergency services for medical and police assistance. Document the scene with photos and notes, and gather contact information from witnesses and all involved parties. It’s also crucial to seek medical attention, even if you feel fine, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

Liability in trucking accidents can be complex. It may involve the truck driver, the trucking company, manufacturers of truck parts, or other third parties. An investigation will typically look into the driver’s actions, vehicle maintenance records, the trucking company’s compliance with regulations, and other factors to determine fault.

Victims of trucking accidents may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. In some cases, punitive damages might be awarded, especially if gross negligence or intentional misconduct is involved.

Trucking accidents often involve complex legal and regulatory issues. An attorney with experience in this field can navigate federal and state trucking laws, deal with large trucking companies and their insurers, and help ensure that you receive fair compensation. They can also assist in gathering evidence and expert testimonies necessary for building a strong case.

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Areas of Practice in Near North Side

Cycling Collisions

Proficient in legal representation for clients injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' negligence or hazardous conditions.

Burn Damages

Offering specialist legal help for people of serious burn injuries caused by occurrences or recklessness.

Medical Misconduct

Delivering professional legal assistance for victims affected by physician malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Products Liability

Addressing cases involving problematic products, delivering professional legal support to individuals affected by product-related injuries.

Aged Abuse

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

Trip & Stumble Occurrences

Specialist in addressing trip accident cases, providing legal support to persons seeking recovery for their suffering.

Newborn Wounds

Extending legal support for loved ones affected by medical negligence resulting in birth injuries.

Motor Incidents

Accidents: Devoted to aiding clients of car accidents obtain fair remuneration for wounds and destruction.

Two-Wheeler Accidents

Dedicated to providing legal services for riders involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring fair compensation for injuries.

Semi Crash

Offering adept legal representation for clients involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing fair claims for harms.

Building Site Collisions

Concentrated on assisting employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or recklessness.

Brain Traumas

Dedicated to extending professional legal advice for patients suffering from neurological injuries due to incidents.

K9 Assault Harms

Adept at managing cases for clients who have suffered injuries from canine attacks or animal assaults.

Pedestrian Mishaps

Focused on legal support for joggers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering claims.

Unfair Passing

Striving for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, delivering compassionate and experienced legal representation to ensure redress.

Neural Damage

Specializing in defending victims with spine impairments, offering expert legal services to secure recovery.

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