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About Carlson Bier Associates

In the stressful aftermath of a personal injury, peace of mind comes from knowing you have skilled counsel advocating for your best interests. The reliable attorneys at Carlson Bier are experienced in handling complex personal injury cases with tenacity and exceptional professionalism. Serving clients throughout Petersburg, their dedicated team is well versed in Illinois law and committed to delivering results that make a meaningful difference. They strive to always be accessible and responsive to client’s concerns while working tirelessly towards obtaining maximum financial compensation for injuries suffered due to no fault of your own — providing expertise in dealing with insurance companies, medical providers, negotiating settlements or proceeding to trial when necessary. As trusted advocates for victims’ rights across diverse types of personal injury claims; car accidents, workplace incidents or medical malpractice – Carlson Bier holds an unwavering commitment toward achieving justice. When legal challenges arise following a distressing event, you can place your full confidence in the seasoned attorneys at Carlson Bier.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Petersburg Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we specialize in navigating the complexities of personal injury law right here in Illinois. We recognize that personal injuries can be life-altering events with profound physical and emotional consequences. That’s why we’re committed to championing your rights and delivering comprehensive legal support so you can focus on recovery.

Personal injury law – often referred to as tort law – enables an injured party to seek compensation when someone else’s negligence or intentional conduct causes harm. It covers a vast array of scenarios from vehicular accidents, medical malpractice, workplace incidents, slip-and-fall cases, product defects appliances triggering injuries to even defamation of character.

Navigating through these challenging times often necessitates experienced legal guidance for understanding key aspects:

– Lawsuits vs. Settlements: Not all personal injury cases need to go to court. Some are resolved through ‘out-of-court’ settlements.

– Statute of limitations: In Illinois, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of incident or discovery for bringing forth a lawsuit.

– Comparative Negligence Rule: Under Illinois law if you’re located partially at fault it may affect the amount of compensation received.

– Damages Cap: An upper limit does not exist on most personal injury damage awards in Illinois barring certain exceptions.

Our dedicated team at Carlson Bier strives tirelessly ensuring your case gets proper attention it deserves. Leveraging our extensive expertise and industry know-how we seek compensation covering varied potential costs like medical expenses; pain suffering; lost wages; loss of normal lifestyle or earning capacity; disfigurements and associated emotional distress.

We are deeply aware that no financial sum could ever adequately reimburse the trauma endured by victims their families post such devastating episodes. Our goal thus goes beyond fetching fair compensations – it involves providing compassionate representation during distressing times advocating tirelessly for justice accorded deservedly addressing every query cost involved ensuring utmost transparency throughout proceedings establishing stringent grounds against negligent parties thereby preventing future recurrences.

Hence, claimants often deal with several unanswered questions. Will insurance cover all bills? How much is fair compensation? What happens if the responsible party lacks adequate coverage or assets? These complex issues require prompt action from a seasoned professional rallying for your rights and interests.

Our unique approach to personal injury law is anchored firmly in establishing robust client relationships built on trust transparency, comprehensive case management involving meticulous attention to detail exhaustive investigation along with sophisticated negotiation skills employed effectively to secure desired outcomes clients.

So, are you ready Carlson Bier by your side at this critical juncture empowering you ensuring maximum legal leverage optimal damage recovery?

We invite you to take decisive steps toward safeguarding securing your peace of mind today by uncovering the worth of your case. Navigate through this overwhelming confusing realm resting assured confident under our experienced tutelage support enshrined in deep commitment towards serving your best interests tirelessly.

Click the button below simply discover what compensation could be awaiting – it’s time you shifted burdens off shoulders onto ours. Allow us mitigate complexities associated bring soothing relief even during troubling times such as these. You deserve nothing less than exemplary representation sincere dedication encapsulated within every interaction with us at Carlson Bier. Let’s navigate this road together – Carlson Bier: your partners through adversity, every step of the way.

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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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Cycling Mishaps

Specializing in legal advocacy for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' lack of care or risky conditions.

Scald Traumas

Offering professional legal support for sufferers of grave burn injuries caused by occurrences or misconduct.

Clinical Misconduct

Providing experienced legal advice for clients affected by physician malpractice, including negligent care.

Commodities Responsibility

Dealing with cases involving dangerous products, extending expert legal assistance to clients affected by product malfunctions.

Geriatric Misconduct

Advocating for the rights of elders who have been subjected to malpractice in senior centers environments, ensuring protection.

Slip & Tumble Mishaps

Adept in managing tumble accident cases, providing legal support to persons seeking redress for their injuries.

Childbirth Harms

Extending legal assistance for kin affected by medical carelessness resulting in neonatal injuries.

Automobile Incidents

Mishaps: Concentrated on helping sufferers of car accidents secure reasonable settlement for hurts and impairment.

Bike Collisions

Specializing in providing legal support for riders involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring rightful claims for damages.

Big Rig Accident

Offering adept legal representation for victims involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing adequate claims for damages.

Construction Site Incidents

Dedicated to representing laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or negligence.

Cognitive Traumas

Expert in providing professional legal assistance for individuals suffering from brain injuries due to negligence.

Dog Attack Traumas

Expertise in handling cases for victims who have suffered injuries from dog bites or beast attacks.

Pedestrian Accidents

Dedicated to legal services for joggers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering recovery.

Undeserved Passing

Striving for families affected by a wrongful death, delivering understanding and skilled legal assistance to ensure restitution.

Backbone Impairment

Dedicated to assisting individuals with spine impairments, offering specialized legal representation to secure justice.

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