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About Carlson Bier Associates

Suffering a personal injury can be disorientating and emotionally taxing. In Wood River, if you find yourself battling for justice under these unfortunate circumstances, choosing the right legal representation is crucial. Entrust your case with Carlson Bier – lawyers committed to ensuring optimal compensation outcomes for personal injury victims. Our unmatched experience in successfully handling complex cases within Illinois sets us apart from others. Bound by law and sheer professional ethics, we are governed by transparent practices that put our clients’ interests at heart while upholding the highest standard of legal services in the state. While dealing with an array of personal injuries encompassing vehicular accidents to workplace hazards, we blend personalized attention with unwavering dedication facilitating comprehensive assistance throughout the challenging process.Bringing laser-focused perseverance into each case irrespective of hurdles enables us to navigate efficiently through intricate details moving towards victory.Carlson Bier is ready to guide you on this journey towards rightful reparations.Are You Ready To Begin?

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Wood River Illinois

Carlson Bier has a formidable presence within the field of personal injury law, bolstered by our profound commitment to the protection and empowerment of Illinois locals. Specializing in personal injury cases lends us the ability to focus on matters concerning vehicular accidents, workplace safety violations, slips/trips/falls mishaps, wrongful death claims among others. In an effort to provide supreme value to readers and potential clients like you, we endeavor to discuss some illuminating points about Personal Injury Law hereinafter.

Personal Injury Law: Often referred to as tort law, this legal domain provides legal recourse for victims who have suffered harm or distress due to other’s negligence or intentional misconduct. The core principle is establishing liability and demanding fair compensation from the responsible parties. It covers a broad spectrum of circumstances where your physical health, mental wellbeing or overall life quality may be adversely affected.

• Physical Harm: This quintessential type of personal injury involves visible physical damage such as bruises, fractures or debilitating injuries after car accidents.

• Psychological Trauma: Cases that may lead to stress disorders post- traumatic occurrences are valid grounds for seeking professional consultation from reputed firms like Carlson Bier.

• Property Damage: Sometimes, negligent actions may cause considerable damage to valuable belongings; reasonable market-value compensation could be sought under these categories.

Rights of Victims in Illinois: Personal Injury laws vary across states – it’s critical for victims in Illinois state specifically understand their unique rights:

• Statutes of Limitation: You typically have two years from date of accident/injury occurrence (or discovery thereof) to file a lawsuit.

• Comparative Negligence Rule: Even if you had partial fault/responsibility in causing the incident leading to your injury; you can still seek damages – although they would be proportionately reduced based on your percentage share determined therein.

Navigating through these consideration spheres requires expertise only seasoned attorneys possess. Opting for an experienced personal injury lawyer helps construct robust cases compelling enough for insurance companies or courtroom judgments. Further, legal counsels not only demand suitable casualty costs but also help victims seek compensation on long-term impacts – lost wages, progression in career path, diminished life quality etc., which are often overlooked during DIY-approaches.

Why Carlson Bier? Personal injuries can be devastating – physically and emotionally. During trying times such as those, it’s comforting to have a dependable partner who understands these unfortunate realities from a holistic perspective. Here is why you should consider choosing us:

• Proficient Team: Our team comprises skilled attorneys and paralegals with profound case history exposure across a variety of personal injury cases.

• Client-Centric Approach: We practice an unequivocal focus on client needs – initial consultations are free and we receive fees only upon successfully procuring compensation.

• Tenacity: Renouncing any reluctant attitude towards powerful adversaries (insurance companies/corporate entities), we fight relentlessly until just dues are secured.

However bewildering the journey seems post your hardship, remember that proficient guidance like ours is available at hand to steer you through turbulent paths. With comprehensible communication channels and empathetic understanding of individual narratives, our firm delivers personalized solutions tailored to unique circumstances inherent to each client. The value you perceive within our words would culminate into tangible belief when you avail us as your rightful ally during these challenges.

As continually devoted custodians of your rights within the domain of personal injury law in Illinois state, we stand sturdy by every victim seeking justice; they are more than mere clients for Carlson Bier- litigating their cases empowers connection stories that fuel vigor within us! Are you prepared to venture onto this resilient path toward restitution?

Try our case worth estimation tool now – tap the button below for insights into potential rewards obtainable from your personal injury lawsuit with us – remember no monetary obligations until victory is yours! Let’s transform apathy into actions starting today!

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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 Accidents

Dedicated to legal services for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' recklessness or hazardous conditions.

Thermal Damages

Offering adept legal help for victims of major burn injuries caused by occurrences or recklessness.

Medical Carelessness

Extending dedicated legal support for patients affected by physician malpractice, including negligent care.

Goods Responsibility

Handling cases involving faulty products, offering specialist legal support to customers affected by faulty goods.

Senior Misconduct

Supporting the rights of seniors who have been subjected to neglect in senior centers environments, ensuring compensation.

Tumble and Slip Mishaps

Professional in addressing slip and fall accident cases, providing legal support to clients seeking compensation for their harm.

Neonatal Damages

Delivering legal help for kin affected by medical negligence resulting in childbirth injuries.

Auto Crashes

Mishaps: Concentrated on assisting sufferers of car accidents gain fair compensation for injuries and losses.

Scooter Mishaps

Dedicated to providing legal assistance for individuals involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring rightful claims for injuries.

Trucking Crash

Extending experienced legal services for individuals involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing appropriate recovery for damages.

Construction Crashes

Engaged in assisting staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or negligence.

Brain Damages

Dedicated to providing specialized legal services for individuals suffering from brain injuries due to incidents.

Dog Attack Traumas

Proficient in tackling cases for victims who have suffered wounds from dog bites or animal assaults.

Cross-walker Mishaps

Expert in legal advocacy for walkers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering recovery.

Unjust Death

Working for families affected by a wrongful death, supplying sensitive and professional legal assistance to ensure justice.

Vertebral Damage

Dedicated to assisting persons with paralysis, offering compassionate legal representation to secure recovery.

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