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About Carlson Bier Associates

Engaging the services of Carlson Bier law firm is a prudent choice for victims fighting personal injury battles in Upper Alton. Specializing in Personal Injury law, Carlson Bier champions justice and puts their clients’ needs first. When selecting a trusted legal advocate, consider how adversity can be turned into victory with our skilled advocates who are fearless communicators both inside and outside of courtrooms. Our experience comprises an impressive track record dealing with complex cases related to worker’s compensation, product liability or vehicle accidents. Navigating the legal maze following an accident can be overwhelming; that’s why having a professional advocate by your side is essential. As experienced litigators armed with intimate knowledge about Illinois’ personal injury laws, we confidently face large corporations on behalf of our clients without fear or hesitation. As your partner through each twist and turn, Carlson Bier pledges unwavering dedication towards achieving fair reparation for you while respecting all applicable local regulations.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Upper Alton Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we bring an enviable mastery in Personal Injury Law to Illinois residents. We leverage our practical understanding of law with the ultimate will to alleviate the burden suffered by those embroiled in a personal injury case. Our committed and industry-leading attorneys take pride in relentlessly pursuing justice for victims who have been hurt due to the negligence or recklessness of others.

Personal Injury Law forms a critical part of the American legal landscape and primarily compensates individuals suffering from injuries caused by another party’s wrongdoing. At its core, it provides a vehicle through which victims can recover damages such as loss of earnings capacity, pain and suffering, reasonable medical expenses both present and expected future ones along with emotional distress.

Several types of incidents may form the basis for personal injury claims:

– Motor Vehicle Accidents

– Medical Malpractice

– Premises Liability Cases

– Product Liability Cases

– Workplace Injuries

It is crucial to understand that every personal injury case comes laden with distinct requirements regarding proof, limitations periods, pleadings among others. It warrants expertise in investigating facts; evaluating legal strategies; negotiating with insurers; examining laws relevant to your specific situation; preparing briefs and other paperwork; proper representation at trial.

Carlson Bier takes a strategic approach towards resolving each case applying extensive knowledge about how insurance companies evaluate cases and how courts assess damages. As your trusted allies, we combine astute litigation skills with compassion for your circumstances encouraging open lines of communication every step along the way ensuring you understand all aspects related to your case.

Demystifying Contributory Negligence: Illinois adopts what’s known as “modified comparative negligence”. This essentially means that even if you are partially responsible for your injuries you could still recover some damages but reduced by the percentage attributed to your fault provided it is less than 50%. Being well-informed about so many differing scenarios around contributory negligence speaks volumes about why engaging experienced attorneys like us becomes remarkably critical.

Our commitment to clients goes way beyond merely representing their interests in court. We believe in empowering you with knowledge about your rights, procedural nuances and potential outcomes thereby fostering unwavering trust as we navigate through this legal journey together. Our equipped team of attorneys possess sound working knowledge of “Illinois Civil Justice System” and have been at the forefront of securing decisive victories in multiple personal injury cases advocating assertively for maximum damage awards.

Time is another crucial dimension that could significantly impact your case. Illinois enables a two-year statute of limitations period from when the accident happened or within reasonable time limit from when injuries were discovered (with certain exceptions). Prolonging your decision to seek legal counsel could inadvertently weaken your claim or cause it to become invalid due to non-compliance with these timelines.

Providing relentless representation at single-minded pursuit towards justice gives Carlson Bier our distinct edge in the field. Our steadfast commitment manifests through personal engagement with each case, meticulous planning backed by robust legal acumen and compassionate understanding for every client’s predicsettingsuous circumstances.

Experience enlightening clarity about navigating complex litigation maze whilst partnering empathetically through emotionally challenging times differentiates Carlson Bier approach towards Personal Injury Law.

If you believe hiring an attorney might be what you need right now, consider exploring further on how we tailor our solutions around your specific needs and unique concerns. We partner committedly along this journey right from initial consultation fee waiver up until zealously negotiating fair compensation or presenting formidable defense during trials if required. Click on the button below for an instant evaluation of your case value.

Remember one thing: Time lost can never be regained particularly crucial when it affects pursuing rightful justice.. Every moment counts! Empower yourself today by establishing contacts with experienced attorneys at Carlson Bier who strive relentlessly at championing your cause making sure – Your Fight Becomes Ours!

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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 Accidents

Expert in legal services for people injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' carelessness or perilous conditions.

Scald Wounds

Offering expert legal assistance for patients of intense burn injuries caused by events or recklessness.

Medical Misconduct

Ensuring specialist legal advice for patients affected by healthcare malpractice, including medication mistakes.

Commodities Accountability

Managing cases involving defective products, offering professional legal support to clients affected by defective items.

Geriatric Mistreatment

Advocating for the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to misconduct in care facilities environments, ensuring fairness.

Slip and Slip Mishaps

Expert in handling stumble accident cases, providing legal assistance to clients seeking recovery for their damages.

Newborn Wounds

Extending legal support for families affected by medical negligence resulting in newborn injuries.

Automobile Crashes

Crashes: Focused on guiding sufferers of car accidents get just compensation for hurts and losses.

Motorbike Crashes

Committed to providing legal services for individuals involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring justice for injuries.

18-Wheeler Collision

Providing experienced legal advice for drivers involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing appropriate settlement for damages.

Worksite Crashes

Committed to advocating for laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or misconduct.

Cerebral Injuries

Specializing in offering expert legal services for persons suffering from cognitive injuries due to incidents.

Dog Bite Wounds

Expertise in addressing cases for clients who have suffered damages from canine attacks or beast attacks.

Foot-traveler Crashes

Dedicated to legal services for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering restitution.

Unfair Demise

Standing up for families affected by a wrongful death, delivering caring and professional legal services to ensure justice.

Backbone Impairment

Focused on advocating for patients with paralysis, offering professional legal guidance to secure compensation.

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