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About Carlson Bier Associates

If you’ve experienced an unforeseen personal injury in Winfield, the acclaimed Carlson Bier law firm is your ideal choice for legal guidance. With extensive experience handling a myriad of personal injury cases across Illinois, we offer unrivalled knowledge and finesse to navigate complex legal processes on your behalf and advocate for your rights diligently. Our dedication to every case ensures we achieve the maximum compensation deserved by our clients. At Carlson Bier, our skilled attorneys are adept at understanding intricate laws that pertain to different types of injuries in Illinois state; whether auto accidents, slip and falls or medical negligence – all with superior track record. We understand how critically life altering these events can be – emotionally, physically and financially; which drives us towards securing justifiable retribution with relentless commitment. Regardless of where you’re situated in Winfield or any part of Illinois – when it comes to proficient representation for personal injuries claims – put yourself in trusted hands; choose Carlson Bier.Attain peace knowing expert counselors are fighting your corner relentlessly while you focus solely on recovery.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Winfield Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we steadfastly advocate for those who have sustained injuries due to the negligent actions of others. Our commitment is unyielding; as a premier personal injury law firm based in Illinois, our sole focus is on serving you and ensuring your rights are protected at all levels. We understand that experiencing unintended harm can be physically debilitating and psychologically distressing. It throws into disarray your daily life, resulting in lost wages, medical bills, and prolonged suffering.

Transcending mere legal representation, we position ourselves as unwavering pillars of support throughout your recovery journey. As specialized personal injury attorneys, it’s not just about winning the case but helping you reclaim control over your life post-incident. Shouldering this responsibility demands a thorough understanding of the intricate realms of personal injury law – something we at Carlson Bier take immense pride in.

Personal injuries can stem from multiple sources – vehicular accidents or slip-and-fall incidents among others. Irrespective of its origin, the outcome remains burdensome for the victim both financially and emotionally.

• Vehicular Accidents: Whether a car crash or motorcycle collision caused by reckless driving or impairment, these can result in devastating physical trauma or worst-case fatalities.

• Slip-and-Fall Incidents: These usually occur due to unsafe premises with hazards like wet floors, insufficient lighting, or improper maintenance attracting strict liability norms.

• Medical Malpractice: When incompetence leads healthcare providers astray from standard care protocols resulting in undesired consequences for patients.

As daunting as these situations are – fear not! With us at your side, you will not face them alone. Every stage serves an integral part of attaining justice – determining fault implying negligence on one party’s behalf causing said accident; identifying damages incurred which may encompass broader aspects beyond immediate medical expenses; The final stage revolves around assigning monetary value to said damages encapsulating economic (eg., lost income) and non-economic (eg. pain and suffering) aspects.

We believe in empowering you via comprehensive understanding – the more aware you are, the stronger your position during this challenging time. Hence, appreciating how Illinois’ statute of limitations impacts personal injury cases is critical – claims must be filed within a two-year window post-incident or from discovery date for latent injuries.

Let’s further deliberate on third-party negligence attributing to accidents and subsequent harm, majorly constituting fault determination basis in personal injury law. This concept highlights that a party failed to execute ‘reasonable care,’ thereby inflicting unjustified injuries. For instance, if neglecting road safety rules leads to an accident causing significant physical damage – it becomes attributable as ‘negligent action’.

Moreover, venturing into ‘strict liability’ laws underpinning specific incidents (like slip-and-fall scenarios), we decode their inherent difference from general negligence norms – absence of any requisite proof regarding careless behavior by accused party causing said accident.

Given this intricate legal landscape characterization surrounding personal injury law sphere, establishing robust legal representation becomes indispensable. Herein comes Carlson Bier’s pivotal role! Backed by a formidable team armed with deep subject knowledge coupled with rigorous experience handling diverse litigation across Illinois’s complex judicial system ensures you’re offered nothing short of best-in-class advocacy services at every interaction juncture right from initial consultation towards final settlement negotiation fulfilment.

Carrying forward our promised dedication towards armoring you better through awareness enrichment, let’s explore compensation facets associated with personal injury claims. Often considered confusing due to varying individual-specific factors determining payout amounts like severity magnitude of sustained injuries or impact scope on victim’s ability earning potential among others need precise calculations forming claim substantiation basis:

• Economic Damages: These reflect direct financial loss bearers bearing reimbursement necessity like medical expenses covering hospitalization costs or lost wages from work incapability.

• Non-Economic Damages: Addressing psychological inflictions such as distress or trauma, these calculations can prove challenging due to their inherent abstract nature demanding skillful articulation for successful acceptable valuation establishment.

At Carlson Bier, your fight becomes ours – be it accommodating flexible consultation schedules to meticulously crafted arguments echoing your viewpoint resoundingly; we leave no stone unturned. And while you journey through this healing pathway with us by your side; allow us the privilege of assessing what rightfully belongs to you. Uncertain about the worth of your case? Let’s take that first step together! Click on the button below and discover how much you are entitled based on our expert analysis aligning statutory norms encompassing Illinois personal injury laws with specific incident nuances shaping claim characterization. After all, understanding is power – knowledge too.

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Mydjianie Savary
mydjianie savary
2023-12-12
I went to a car accident with my husband and they’re was very helpful. I love them so much.
Judy Canchola
Judy Canchola
2023-12-06
This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
2023-11-29
So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
2023-11-09
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
2023-10-30
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
2023-10-25
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
2023-10-16
I really love you guys Yall the Best 🥰
Kevin Calloway
Kevin Calloway
2023-10-16
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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Bike Accidents

Proficient in legal support for people injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' recklessness or hazardous conditions.

Fire Injuries

Extending adept legal help for individuals of severe burn injuries caused by mishaps or indifference.

Physician Carelessness

Ensuring expert legal services for clients affected by physician malpractice, including medication mistakes.

Merchandise Fault

Taking on cases involving dangerous products, supplying specialist legal services to victims affected by defective items.

Geriatric Mistreatment

Supporting the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to misconduct in nursing homes environments, ensuring protection.

Trip and Stumble Occurrences

Specialist in tackling trip accident cases, providing legal services to persons seeking redress for their damages.

Birth Wounds

Providing legal support for families affected by medical carelessness resulting in infant injuries.

Vehicle Crashes

Mishaps: Dedicated to supporting individuals of car accidents gain just settlement for injuries and damages.

Scooter Accidents

Dedicated to providing representation for riders involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring rightful claims for injuries.

18-Wheeler Crash

Ensuring professional legal services for persons involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing adequate claims for losses.

Worksite Accidents

Focused on defending staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or negligence.

Cognitive Injuries

Expert in ensuring compassionate legal assistance for persons suffering from brain injuries due to accidents.

K9 Assault Traumas

Expertise in tackling cases for victims who have suffered wounds from canine attacks or animal assaults.

Pedestrian Crashes

Committed to legal support for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering restitution.

Undeserved Passing

Fighting for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, offering empathetic and experienced legal assistance to ensure compensation.

Vertebral Injury

Committed to supporting patients with backbone trauma, offering professional legal representation to secure compensation.

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