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About Carlson Bier Associates

If you’re dealing with a complex personal injury case, Carlson Bier is the champion you need in your corner. With years of taking on tough cases pulsing through their legal veins, they have garnered a reputation that speaks volumes about their commitment and tenacity. They understand how overwhelming it can be to face insurance companies alone – it’s not an arena for unseasoned litigants. What sets Carlson Bier apart is not only comprehensive knowledge of personal injury law but also relentless pursuit of justice for clients who have felt the harsh grip of negligence-induced harm. When hastily scribbled compensation offers fall short or paying off medical bills seem like summiting Mount Everest post-injury, fear not; these are battlegrounds familiar to the team at Carlson Bier. You won’t just be another case number; you’ll feel understood during this challenging chapter because at Carlson Bier every client matters enormously–a testament echoed through countless positive testimonials from grateful clients now able to move forward after wrenching personal misfortunes. Trust in honest dedication because when it comes to fight for your rights, there’s no one better than Carlson Bier.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Portland Illinois

Welcome to Carlson Bier, your trusted partner in Personal Injury Law based within the heartland of Illinois. Our team of leading personal injury attorneys specialize in advocating for victims who have been unjustly injured as a result of negligence. If you’ve suffered from an accidental injury due to someone else’s carelessness, or if you’re facing the aftermath of a wrongful death in the family, our dedicated lawyers can provide critical legal aid tailored for your situation.

Personal injury law is multi-faceted and ranges across various scenarios such as car accidents, dog bites injuries, medical malpractice amongst others. Each specific case has unique requirements that are ultimately aimed at ensuring justified compensation for the emotional upheaval and financial losses experienced by victims.

Our approach at Carlson Bier is personalized; we strive to understand every intricate detail surrounding your predicament. We firmly believe that this allows us to construct a much more robust case designed exclusively around each client’s unique needs. This personalized structure also enhances our ability to effectively debunk any counter claims that may be presented by those responsible for your ordeal.

Considering initiating a claim? Here are key points to note:

• Time is crucial: Most personal injury cases come with statutory limitations- typically two years – after which it might become impossible to place a lawsuit.

• Evidence Gathering: Critical pieces of evidence such as medical records, witness testimonies and accident scene pictures need precise handling.

• Liability Proving: The plaintiff must convincingly prove that their injuries directly result from negligence on behalf of the defendant.

• Damages Calculations: Calculation methodologies vary depending on case specifics and include factors like lost wages, medical bills and non-monetary suffering like pain or mental trauma among many others.

The complexities involved in successfully navigating personal injury law proceedings emphasize just how imperative it is to involve an experienced professional early on in this process – an advocate who knows exactly how these systems operate and who isn’t afraid lay bare all pertinent facts pertaining towards said issue. That’s where our team at Carlson Bier comes in, armed with the proficiency to adeptly take on your case and relentlessly fight to protect your rights.

Underestimating the role of a knowledgeable legal representative could prove costly for victims, leading to wrongful denials or woefully inadequate settlements that barely cover medical expenses let alone other damages suffered. We’ve built up a track record of significant victories representing deserving clients like yourself; clients who had initially been offered minimal settlement amounts but ended up securing substantially larger compensation after enlisting our services.

Faced with numerous law firms vying for your attention it’s critical to partner with someone possessing the right combination of skill, experience and drive. At Carlson Bier we truly care about restoring justice back into our client’s lives through our unwavering commitment towards seeing them adequately compensated for all pain and suffering endured.

We warmly invite you now to unearth more value in partnership with us. A complimentary evaluation awaits if you choose to click on the button below – providing you an initial exploratory opportunity aimed at unveiling what proper recompense your case might command. While such does not predict precise eventual outcomes (since they’re influenced by many variables), this step provides an invaluable benchmark before deciding whether or not proceeding forward would make sense financially.

Let’s together explore how much value properly pursuing justice in Illinois courts can bring towards healing from present turmoil caused due to unjust personal injury. Partnering with Carlson Bier guarantees proficient legal aid tailored specifically around helping restore normalcy using means dictated straight outta heart of Illinois-justice itself!

Testimonials from Clients

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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 Incidents

Dedicated to legal services for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' indifference or unsafe conditions.

Flame Wounds

Extending professional legal services for patients of serious burn injuries caused by occurrences or misconduct.

Physician Incompetence

Offering expert legal assistance for persons affected by healthcare malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Goods Fault

Addressing cases involving defective products, extending expert legal help to customers affected by defective items.

Senior Neglect

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

Trip & Stumble Incidents

Expert in tackling fall and trip accident cases, providing legal support to clients seeking justice for their suffering.

Childbirth Damages

Providing legal support for relatives affected by medical carelessness resulting in childbirth injuries.

Auto Mishaps

Accidents: Focused on supporting victims of car accidents secure fair remuneration for harms and destruction.

Two-Wheeler Crashes

Specializing in providing legal services for motorcyclists involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring just recovery for traumas.

18-Wheeler Incident

Offering adept legal assistance for individuals involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing fair settlement for harms.

Worksite Mishaps

Engaged in assisting workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or recklessness.

Neurological Damages

Focused on providing professional legal advice for patients suffering from brain injuries due to negligence.

Dog Attack Harms

Proficient in managing cases for people who have suffered harms from puppy bites or wildlife encounters.

Cross-walker Incidents

Specializing in legal advocacy for joggers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering claims.

Unfair Loss

Fighting for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, delivering caring and skilled legal support to ensure restitution.

Backbone Injury

Expert in assisting clients with vertebral damage, offering dedicated legal guidance to secure justice.

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