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About Carlson Bier Associates

When it comes to personal injury claims, Carlson Bier stands out as the perfect ally. Handling profound complexities with precision, we dedicate every minute of our time to protect and uphold your rights in Watseka. Our extensive experience gives us a unique advantage—understanding intricacies that associate with personal injuries profoundly equips us in seeking justice for you. As a team which has been securing rightful compensations successfully all across Illinois for years now, Carlson Bier presents a resilient front against any tactics employed by insurance companies or opposing counsel trying to undermine your claim unfairly. Guarding client interests diligently remains paramount to our ethos at Carlson Bier; hence we ensure attentive service promptly addressing concerns about medical bills or lost wages due to an accident. Trust is fostered through transparent communication and collaborative decision making streamlined within our firm’s values—the exact reason why so many Watseka citizens choose Carlson Bier when they need the highest caliber representation possible while pursuing their Personal Injury claims.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Watseka Illinois

At Carlson Bier, your journeys towards justice and fair compensation start with us. As a top-tier personal injury law firm in Illinois, our commitment is as resilient as the belief we have in the rights of our clients. Accidents happen when least expected, leaving behind trails of despair and financial strains. It’s at such moments that you can rely on the expertise of Carlson Bier to paint a picture of optimism and assurance.

Personal injury cases take various turns based on their specifics. At the heart of it all lies negligence – whether from another individual, corporation or government entity – which results in harm to you. A range of events can lead to personal injuries: motor vehicle accidents, premises liability lawsuits (Slip & Fall), product liablility issues (defective products), wrongful death suits among others are all solid grounds for seeking justice through legal means.

Understanding Personal Injury Law

• Compensation Rights: As a victim of personal injury due to another party’s neglect or intentional misconduct, you’re entitled to compensation. This may cover medical fees, property damage costs, lost wages due to time off work or even emotional distress.

• Timeframes: In Illinois there’s a statute of limitations typically two years from date of accident/injury or reasonable discovery deadline that affects when you can file your case.

• Damage Caps: Some damages like pain and suffering do not have limits; however others such as punitive damages may be capped depending upon circumstance and type injury sustained.

Carlson Bier attorneys bring considerable experience negotiating with insurance companies. Armed with proficient investigative skills backed by meticulous case preparation methods, we negotiate from an advantageous position – translating tenaciously into optimal settlements for our esteemed clients.

The Financial Implication & No-Fee Guarantee

A common cause for concern for victims considering legal action is cost implication – further amplified if recovering from physical injuries accompanied by loss/limitation in income streams. To alleviate this stressor, Carlson Bier operates on a contingency fee basis – meaning, we only get paid once your case is successful. There are no upfront fees nor financial risks involved as all the financial burdens during litigation process are upon us.

Navigating through personal injury complexities can be challenging: Proving liability; building solid cases; interpreting laws – these are processes that call for adept expertise, and invested time – both of which Carlson Bier embodies in their strategic approach to claiming justice.

The Compassionate Approach

Personal injuries take a toll not just on the physical wellness, but also on emotional well-being. At Carlson Bier, we consider it our duty to form compassionate alliances with our clients understanding the difficulties they face owing to life-changing accidents/injuries. Our dogged pursuit of justice underpins this empathetic engagement: with every case we handle tirelessly bringing an element of personalized attention – coupling legal professionalism with humane deference.

Every personal injury case boasts unique undertones necessitating individualized strategies tailored optimally for success. While filing lawsuits and going to trial represent potential pathways, case-by-case analysis sometimes provoke alternative approaches including mediation or arbitration equitable settlements before resorting to drawn-court trials.

As you scroll through our website content meticulously designed for educational purposes around Personal Injury, while answering most frequently asked questions; it’s imperative noting two urgent requisites:

1) Seeking immediate medical assistance post any accident

2) Reaching out to an experienced personal injury attorney like Carlson Bier

Ignoring or delaying these could potentially dismantle your chances at fair compensations eroding rights due irreparable damage caused by time-killing tactics employed by insurance companies/defendants.

At the juncture between an unfortunate event causing grievous harm and regaining control over affected life aspects through rightful compensation, there lies a strong partner in advocacy – Carlson Bier. Armed with unwavering commitment towards achieving justice coupled refined skill set capable navigating complex legal landscapes makes us formidable allies championing your cause.

Knowledge is power. Understanding the potential value of your case erodes uncertainties replacing them with tangible expectations on grounds for rightful claims framed legally. Click on the button below to find out how much your case could potentially be worth, as you entrust Carlson Bier to journey onwards justice alongside you – optimizing compensation possibilities while cementing foundations for a stabilizing future.

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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Two-Wheeler Mishaps

Proficient in legal support for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to others' recklessness or unsafe conditions.

Fire Burns

Offering professional legal advice for victims of severe burn injuries caused by events or misconduct.

Healthcare Incompetence

Delivering experienced legal support for individuals affected by clinical malpractice, including surgical errors.

Merchandise Obligation

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

Elder Mistreatment

Advocating for the rights of elders who have been subjected to misconduct in nursing homes environments, ensuring justice.

Slip & Trip Injuries

Specialist in managing tumble accident cases, providing legal services to individuals seeking redress for their suffering.

Birth Damages

Extending legal support for loved ones affected by medical misconduct resulting in infant injuries.

Motor Mishaps

Incidents: Devoted to aiding individuals of car accidents obtain reasonable remuneration for damages and harm.

Two-Wheeler Incidents

Committed to providing legal advice for bikers involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring fair compensation for traumas.

Trucking Crash

Providing professional legal representation for persons involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing just settlement for injuries.

Worksite Incidents

Focused on assisting employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or recklessness.

Cognitive Injuries

Committed to providing professional legal representation for clients suffering from brain injuries due to negligence.

K9 Assault Wounds

Skilled in dealing with cases for individuals who have suffered harms from K9 assaults or creature assaults.

Jogger Mishaps

Committed to legal services for joggers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering restitution.

Unjust Fatality

Fighting for relatives affected by a wrongful death, extending understanding and adept legal representation to ensure restitution.

Vertebral Trauma

Committed to representing patients with spine impairments, offering dedicated legal guidance to secure redress.

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