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About Carlson Bier Associates

As the trusted name in personal injury law, Carlson Bier offers a proven track record in trucking accident cases throughout Illinois, focusing on delivering exceptional legal assistance to victims. Our professional dedication combined with our extensive experience uniquely qualifies us to navigate the complex laws pertaining to such accidents. Victims from Portage Park seeking excellent representation can rely on Carlson Bier. The impacts of a trucking accident are often devastating – physical injuries, financial stress and emotionally trying times make navigating through legal processes challenging. That is where we step in; at Carlson Bier, empathy meets high-grade expertise as we strive tirelessly towards securing rightful compensation for your trauma and loss post-accident. We understand that each case is unique hence our strategies are tailored fittingly to yield maximal results while mitigating impact on your life during this tumultuous time. Choose us–the seasoned professionals who bring skill and sensitivity together–when selecting an attorney after experiencing a tragic Trucking Accidentn in Portage Park or elsewhere within Illinois boundaries – we serve all clients irrespective of their location.

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Trucking Accident Lawyers in Portage Park Illinois

Carlson Bier stands as one of Illinois’ premier law firms specializing in personal injury cases. Our dedicated team’s expertise deploys targeted strategies that effectively deliver justice to victims of various accidents, including trucking incidents—an unfortunate yet common occurrence on Illinois roads.

Trucking accidents can be devastating, often leading to serious injuries or loss of life. The immense size and weight of these vehicles typically compound the impact of any collision. Meanwhile, potential factors like driver fatigue from long hauls, insufficient vehicle maintenance, or even reckless driving further exacerbate this risk factor.

Statistics reveal that trucking accidents occur more frequently than we would hope; they constitute a significant proportion of traffic-related incidents and subsequent personal injury claims. This stark reality underscores the absolute necessity for reliable legal guidance protect your rights should you ever find yourself involved in such a situation—a position where Carlson Bier excels with distinction.

We firmly believe that every victim deserves access to fair representation capable of pursuing their best interests effectively. As a result, our team at Carlson Bier concentrates on delivering just that: precise legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances coupled with aggressive advocacy aimed directly at securing maximum compensation for your ordeal.

Our extensive portfolio invariably involves varying complexities inherent in trucking accident cases:

– Detailed analysis to determine liability—ranging from truck manufacturers and drivers to employers.

– Comprehensive assessment investigating possible truck violations which may have contributed to the incident.

– Rigorous evidence collation involving medical records, eyewitness statements, dashcam footage if available and police reports.

– Enlisting professional testimonies including reconstruction experts or medical specialists for solidifying claims during court proceedings.

Carlson Bier’s authoritative legal counsel empowers clients embarking upon what is undoubtedly an unsettling journey strewn with hurdles—be it dealing with massive hospital bills or facing reluctant insurance companies determined to minimize payouts. Rest assured that while your focus remains steadfastly fixed upon recuperating physically and psychologically from the incident’s aftermath, we will tenaciously uphold your legal rights and strive doggedly towards financial restitution for you.

Our commitment to clients extends beyond just achieving favorable verdicts; Carlson Bier is synonymous with providing unparalleled service quality. From our first interaction right through to the case’s culmination, every step designed in unwavering pursuit of optimal outcomes. Clients can therefore rest assured knowing that their cases aren’t being processed by an impersonal system but tackled head-on by a relentless team—committed passionately to securing justice.

In recent years, we’ve successfully handled countless truck accident-related cases resulting in highly satisfying results benefiting our clients’ lives significantly. These successes embody our deep-rooted belief: at Carlson Bier, victims are not mere statistics—they’re individuals whose life-altering experiences fuel our unyielding crusade against negligence on the roads.

Navigating personal injury law’s convoluted channels can be daunting but choosing the right representation goes a long way in easing this intimidating process—Carlson Bier qualifies without reservation as this dependable ally. We pledge professionalism infused with empathy reflecting the highest standards of legal expertise—in essence, investing complete trust in us means entrusting your future to supremely capable hands.

Believing that anyone embroiled in such demanding circumstances deserves comprehensive information free from complex legal jargon, we provide detailed consultations upon initial contact—an indispensable shot paving a smoother path towards successful litigation.

Contemplating claiming compensation? Begin this transformative journey with us today—all it takes is one click below and let us help assess how much your case could potentially be worth. At Carlson Bier, advocating tirelessly for justice isn’t just our profession—it’s our purpose–and we stand resolute behind each client through their fight until they reclaim their lives rightfully stripped away post-accident. Because chosen rightly—a lawyer can make all difference—and at Carlson Bier—we do exactly that—one victorious claim at a time!

Testimonials from Clients

Your Success Is Our Success

Based on 58 reviews
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 Portage Park

Pedal Cycle Crashes

Specializing in legal advocacy for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to others's carelessness or dangerous conditions.

Burn Wounds

Supplying skilled legal services for individuals of major burn injuries caused by incidents or recklessness.

Hospital Negligence

Ensuring dedicated legal advice for victims affected by healthcare malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Goods Obligation

Taking on cases involving dangerous products, delivering skilled legal support to victims affected by faulty goods.

Nursing Home Neglect

Advocating for the rights of seniors who have been subjected to abuse in care facilities environments, ensuring compensation.

Trip & Stumble Injuries

Professional in dealing with trip accident cases, providing legal advice to individuals seeking recovery for their damages.

Childbirth Harms

Supplying legal assistance for relatives affected by medical incompetence resulting in childbirth injuries.

Motor Collisions

Accidents: Focused on guiding sufferers of car accidents get just compensation for wounds and damages.

Two-Wheeler Collisions

Committed to providing representation for riders involved in bike accidents, ensuring fair compensation for losses.

18-Wheeler Crash

Ensuring adept legal support for clients involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing appropriate settlement for harms.

Worksite Mishaps

Focused on assisting staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or misconduct.

Head Harms

Committed to extending expert legal advice for persons suffering from cerebral injuries due to negligence.

K9 Assault Traumas

Proficient in addressing cases for individuals who have suffered wounds from K9 assaults or creature assaults.

Cross-walker Accidents

Specializing in legal services for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering damages.

Wrongful Death

Advocating for families affected by a wrongful death, supplying understanding and professional legal guidance to ensure compensation.

Spinal Cord Harm

Specializing in assisting patients with vertebral damage, offering dedicated legal guidance to secure compensation.

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