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About Carlson Bier Associates

When seeking justice for a wrongful death, choosing the right legal representation can vastly impact the outcome of your case. In these challenging moments, you deserve a team of attorneys who prioritize your peace of mind and tirelessly seek restitution. Carlson Bier fits this description perfectly. Renowned in Illinois for their compassionate yet aggressive pursuit of justice, our firm has achieved significant verdicts and settlements over years of service to clients dealing with wrongful death cases.

We possess deep expertise in navigating complex litigation processes related to wrongful deaths across various scenarios – from workplace accidents to medical malpractice and motor vehicle incidents.

Our comprehensive understanding goes beyond law fundamentals; it bears insight into local court procedures around Clearing where we’ve successfully represented numerous clients helping them secure deserving compensations while ensuring that all aspects comply strictly with Illinois advertising laws.

Your assurance is top priority at Carlson Bier; trust that during such trying times, our legal professionals will guide you through every step working diligently towards maximum compensation under Illinois laws. Choose Carlson Bier because more than being just lawyers handling claims too profound for words, we’re dedicated partners invested in reverential bereavement support as well as achieving substantial verdicts or settlements for families encumbered by untimely loss.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Clearing Illinois

As a premier law firm in Illinois, Carlson Bier brings years of extensive experience to the field of personal injury law, with an outstanding reputation for gaining justice in wrongful death cases. When your world is shattered by the devastating loss of a loved one due to negligence or misconduct, our dedicated legal team goes above and beyond to ensure that your rights are protected and fair compensation obtained.

At Carlson Bier, we understand that no amount of money can ever compensate for the tragic loss suffered in a wrongful death case. The emotional toll is incalculable; however, the financial impact too often presents additional hardship to grieving families. Our compassionate yet assertive legal pursuit aims not only to provide some level of solace through holding those responsible accountable but also aids in securing economic stability for those left behind.

Wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligence, recklessness or deliberate behaviour causes another person’s death. A few key points align here:

– Wrongful death differs from murder or manslaughter charges as it seeks restitution within civil court rather than pursuing criminal charges.

– Immediate family members such as spouses, children (including adopted ones), and parents of unmarried children can typically file claims.

– In some circumstances, life partners, financial dependents and other putative spouses have been permitted to launch wrongful death suits.

– Compensation typically covers aspects like mental anguish experienced by next kin; loss of companionship; pecuniary losses like lost prospects of inheritance on top of medical and funeral expenses incurred.

Navigating wrongful death litigation requires both comprehensive legal knowledge combined with sensitivity towards affected individuals – attributes which define our approach at Carlson Bier Group.

We methodically assess each case to create a robust litigation strategy tailored specifically around your unique circumstances – ensuring optimal groundwork for compelling negotiations and if required, scrupulous courtroom proceedings. We prioritize personalized service tempering aggressive representation with understanding support every step of the way until justice is served.

Transparency also drives us implying that we ensure you are educated about every aspect of your case hence, kept informed at every stage. We believe in empowering our clients to make the best possible decisions and fully understand the process; providing clear, educational insights into difficult legal terms or proceedings.

Our team is highly committed and remains undeterred even when confronting robust defenses from corporations or insurance companies – working tirelessly to successfully argue liability for wrongful death ensuing indemnity commensurate with loss suffered.

At Carlson Bier Group, client satisfaction ranks right up alongside successful verdicts making us a reliable choice in this challenging transitional period of your life. You can trust that we will strive proactively to alleviate some financial burdens allowing you some space to focus on healing from such profound emotional trauma.

We don’t just champion wrongful death cases—we advocate for impacted lives continuously driven by compassion and motivated by justice towards ensuring that each story is heard notably but also carefully navigated toward a fair, reasonable resolution under Illinois law.

Accessing expert guidance as soon as tragic circumstances strike can greatly influence consequential outcomes of these complex civil claims. Therefore, proactive communication with professional attorneys like Carlson Bier yields considerable advantage towards obtaining rightful compensation assuring peace of mind following unexpected tragedies caused by someone else’s carelessness or misconduct – enabling access to justice over capitulating to despair beneath injustice.

Furthermore, we stand guided by ethics engrained within our practice negating any misleading intimations about physical locations across various cities within Illinois. Our services cover different regions ensuring personalized assistance respecting local regulations imposing strict adherence to integrity guiding all engagements.

As renowned personal injury attorneys based in Illinois specializing particularly around wrongful death litigation, responsibility towards delivering value-laden service defines us at Carlson Bier Group illustrating unrivaled quality defining consistent success stories punctuating our distinguished legacy reflecting indomitable resolve in demanding accountability – culminating equitable resolutions consolidating lost hopes toward regained stability prospectively post-tragic eventualities.

We encourage remaining proactive typically since early contact extending immediate access to rightful restitution favorable toward alleviating sudden, unforeseen financial challenges accompanying such painful episodes, carve the key difference.

Your unique circumstances deserve individually targeted legal expertise – precisely what Carlson Bier is committed to deliver. Click on the button below to find out how much your case could be worth and discover a team willing to fight tirelessly for answers you need, justice you desire and confirmation that love never goes unacknowledged even amidst the worst possible adversities.

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I went to a car accident with my husband and they’re was very helpful. I love them so much.
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So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
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.
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Daniel Vivian
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.
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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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Wrongful Death FAQ​

Wrongful death occurs when a person’s death is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person.

The following people may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • The spouse or children of the deceased
  • The parents of the deceased
  • The siblings of the deceased
  • The personal representative of the deceased’s estate

To prove a wrongful death claim in Illinois, the plaintiff must prove the following elements:

  • The defendant owed the deceased a duty of care.
  • The defendant breached that duty of care.
  • The breach of duty caused the death of the deceased.
  • The plaintiff suffered damages as a result of the death of the deceased.

In a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois, you may be able to recover the following types of damages:

  • Pecuniary damages: These damages are designed to compensate the plaintiff for the financial losses they have suffered as a result of the death of the deceased. This could include lost wages, medical expenses, and funeral expenses.
  • Non-pecuniary damages: These damages are designed to compensate the plaintiff for the non-financial losses they have suffered as a result of the death of the deceased. This could include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of parental guidance.

The statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits in Illinois is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of the death to file a lawsuit.

If you have any questions about your legal rights or options after a wrongful death, you should contact an experienced wrongful death attorney.

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Areas of Practice in Clearing

Bike Crashes

Dedicated to legal support for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to others' carelessness or risky conditions.

Fire Wounds

Supplying skilled legal services for victims of major burn injuries caused by mishaps or indifference.

Physician Misconduct

Delivering professional legal advice for persons affected by clinical malpractice, including misdiagnosis.

Commodities Accountability

Taking on cases involving dangerous products, delivering professional legal support to individuals affected by product malfunctions.

Nursing Home Neglect

Defending the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to neglect in senior centers environments, ensuring justice.

Tumble & Fall Injuries

Adept in handling slip and fall accident cases, providing legal assistance to individuals seeking justice for their losses.

Neonatal Damages

Offering legal guidance for households affected by medical carelessness resulting in childbirth injuries.

Motor Crashes

Incidents: Concentrated on aiding individuals of car accidents secure reasonable settlement for hurts and harm.

Motorcycle Accidents

Focused on providing legal services for motorcyclists involved in bike accidents, ensuring just recovery for injuries.

Truck Incident

Delivering adept legal services for clients involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing rightful recompense for damages.

Building Collisions

Dedicated to advocating for employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or carelessness.

Cerebral Traumas

Focused on ensuring expert legal assistance for clients suffering from neurological injuries due to accidents.

Canine Attack Injuries

Expertise in managing cases for persons who have suffered injuries from dog bites or beast attacks.

Foot-traveler Accidents

Committed to legal services for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering restitution.

Undeserved Demise

Standing up for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, extending empathetic and adept legal services to ensure redress.

Neural Harm

Focused on representing persons with spine impairments, offering dedicated legal representation to secure compensation.

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