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About Carlson Bier Associates

When unfortunate personal injury incidents occur, Carlson Bier is the reliable partner you need in these challenging times. We are a highly reputable law firm primarily focused on resolving Personal Injury disputes with meticulous care and unrivaled prowess. By choosing us, you’re not simply hiring an attorney – but gaining an advocate who prioritizes your interests above all else. Our proven track record of achieving positive outcomes for our clients makes us stand out as reliable professionals when dealing with diverse types of Personal Injury cases; be it auto accidents, work injuries or medical malpractice claims. At Carlson Bier we understand that such circumstances can pose life-altering challenges – both physically and emotionally to those affected. Hence, we diligently strive to ease this journey by delivering hassle-free legal services that protect your rights while ensuring comprehensive compensation for distress suffered. As one deliberates their options within Illinois’ bustling legal scene pertaining to Personal Injury attorneys, consider partnering with Carlson Bier: expertly guiding clients towards justice since its inception.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Utica Illinois

Welcome to Carlson Bier, where Justice is pursued without reservations. As a renowned personal injury law firm nestled in the heartland of Illinois, our primary mission is to serve victims who have suffered physical or emotional trauma due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of others. Our profound understanding and unwavering commitment to Personal Injury Law set us apart as we strive to bring you exceptional legal representation.

Personal Injury Law encompasses several complex facets. It involves a broad spectrum of cases that necessitate an in-depth knowledge of the law, medical processes involved in treating injuries and estimating costs for future treatments required by clients:

• Traffic Accidents: Whether it’s car crashes, motorcycle accidents or pedestrian mishaps resulting from careless driving or faulty vehicle parts.

• Workplace Injuries: Often occurring due to lack of appropriate safety measures or equipment malfunction.

• Medical Malpractices: Resulting from negligence such as surgery errors or improper diagnosis.

• Slip and Fall Cases: Occurring frequently on improperly maintained properties during wet weather conditions.

• Defective Products: Where products cause harm due to design flaws or manufacturing defects.

At Carlson Bier, we advocate relentlessly for those tormented by any such predicaments. We understand that legal jargon can be discouraging hence we endeavour to lay out your options distinctly in layman’s terms. From guiding you on how Personal Injury Laws apply uniquely to every situation, explaining what compensation you’re entitled for medical expenses and loss of earnings’ capacity among others; against the party at fault – all these are done with utmost transparency.

Moreover, time is crucial after an injury. You have two years from the date of injury – known as Statute of Limitations – within which a personal injury lawsuit may be filed (735 ILCS 5/13-202). Any later would render your claim invalid even if it’s substantial under Illinois law.

Using our extensive litigation experience coupled with empathy towards each client’s traumatic ordeal, we shrewdly represent your best interests both in and out of the court. With our competent representation, you can focus on recovery while we carry the legal burden.

It is key to note that in Illinois personal injury cases, understanding certain doctrines and principles will contribute greatly to a successful claim:

• The Modified Comparative Negligence Rule: This rule applies when you are found partially at fault for injuries suffered.

• Damages Cap : Unlike many other states, there’s no cap on noneconomic damages in personal Injury cases under Illinois law except for substantial medical malpractice claims.

Hesitant about attorney fees? Fret not! Carlson Bier operates on a contingency fee basis – where you do not pay unless we win your case. Fairness with financial ease – that’s what we are committed to delivering when representing you.

Navigating through a labyrinth of legal processes alone at trying times can be daunting hence timely help from experienced attorneys at Carlson Bier would reveal light at the end of the tunnel. In each case taken up by us, careful analysis precedes action – identifying liability, negotiating with insurance companies adeptly or fighting vigorously in trial courts- all aimed towards one goal – compensating victims accurately thus enabling them to rebuild their lives.

As an esteemed patron exploring personal injury laws and its intricacies, maximize this opportunity to know your rights better because knowledge empowers. As you further crystalize your thoughts regarding pursuing legal course, also steer forward into comprehending how much exactly could be your rightful compensation based on specific circumstances underpinning your situation.

With this information aboard, click below to leverage the expertise built over decades at Carlson Bier. Let’s unravel jointly how concrete value could be derived for your case because here at Carlson Bier; you matter above everything else! Discover today how much justice awaits you just around the corner.

Testimonials from Clients

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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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Bicycle Incidents

Focused on legal advocacy for people injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' recklessness or unsafe conditions.

Flame Traumas

Extending specialist legal support for sufferers of intense burn injuries caused by mishaps or recklessness.

Healthcare Negligence

Delivering dedicated legal advice for individuals affected by hospital malpractice, including negligent care.

Items Obligation

Managing cases involving defective products, extending skilled legal support to consumers affected by faulty goods.

Geriatric Malpractice

Defending the rights of seniors who have been subjected to misconduct in nursing homes environments, ensuring protection.

Stumble & Stumble Accidents

Skilled in managing tumble accident cases, providing legal assistance to victims seeking recovery for their damages.

Neonatal Harms

Supplying legal help for families affected by medical negligence resulting in infant injuries.

Motor Mishaps

Incidents: Devoted to guiding sufferers of car accidents gain just recompense for wounds and destruction.

Bike Mishaps

Dedicated to providing legal assistance for riders involved in bike accidents, ensuring just recovery for damages.

Trucking Mishap

Delivering professional legal assistance for persons involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing adequate settlement for damages.

Worksite Accidents

Dedicated to defending staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or misconduct.

Brain Harms

Focused on ensuring compassionate legal assistance for individuals suffering from brain injuries due to negligence.

Dog Bite Traumas

Skilled in tackling cases for victims who have suffered harms from puppy bites or animal attacks.

Pedestrian Accidents

Specializing in legal representation for walkers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering claims.

Unwarranted Fatality

Fighting for relatives affected by a wrongful death, providing understanding and adept legal guidance to ensure compensation.

Spinal Cord Harm

Focused on representing persons with spine impairments, offering specialized legal support to secure recovery.

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