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About Carlson Bier Associates

If you are in Coello and facing the unfortunate circumstance of dealing with a wrongful death case, Carlson Bier is your steadfast partner for legal support. Specializing in personal injury law, we handle wrongful death cases compassionately yet assertively. Our team has voluminous experience fighting aggressively to secure maximum rightful compensation for our clients suffering from profound loss due to negligence or deliberate harmful actions of others. At Carlson Bier, our attorneys comprehend the intricacies of Illinois law relative to wrongful death matters, thus ensuring thorough representation on every intricate detail which can be crucial in turning complex cases around favorably. We’re committed not just in delivering legal expertise but also offering emotional support during this trying time. With prompt responsiveness and open communication lines 24/7, we promise an unyielding pursuit of justice on behalf of your loved one’s memory while mitigating the additional stress that comes with these tragic circumstances. For comprehensive guidance combined with empathetic understanding during this difficult chapter trust only Carlson Bier.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Coello Illinois

Welcome to Carlson Bier, a leading personal injury attorney group providing high-quality legal services across Illinois. Specializing in wrongful death claims, we fight passionately and tirelessly to get our clients the justice they deserve.

Wrongful death occurs when someone dies as a result of another person’s negligence or misconduct. Losing your loved one under such circumstances is never easy. It is not only emotionally challenging but also imposes unforeseen financial burdens to the surviving family members. Delegating this burden to us allows you to focus on mourning and healing with your loved ones during this difficult time.

At Carlson Bier, we understand that no compensation in the world can ever truly make up for your loss. Nevertheless, it becomes crucial in preserving your right and protecting you from inevitable costs like medical expenses, funeral arrangements, lost income, or any other related financial woes associated with wrongful death. We intend not just to win cases but secure futures — ensuring each client has the provision needed for peace of mind moving forward.

Key aspects of handling wrongful death claims include:

– Establishing Fault: The first step consists of gathering evidence and establishing that the victim died due to another party’s recklessness, negligence, or intentional actions.

– Calculating Damages: This phase involves determining economic (monetary) losses suffered by survivors as well as non-economic damages like emotional distress.

– Negotiating Compensation: From hereon negotiation starts involving both insurers and opposing counsel with deep scrutiny over every detail of presented facts.

As seasoned personal Injury Attorneys based in Illinois, our team ensures skilled representation through every step. Each individual case undergoes meticulous review by our veteran wrongful death lawyers who diligently work together toward maximum compensation possible under Illinois law.

We draw upon years of specialized experience within diverse areas ranging from product liability to traffic accidents; workplace injuries to medical malpractice offering comprehensive knowledge coupled with keen understanding for better leverage against insurance companies – playing an instrumental role while negotiating settlements favoring our clients. We’re dedicated to seeking justice, representing our clients with empathy, and treating each case diligently.

We believe in empowering our clients with the right information needed to make informed decisions. Hence we’ve developed a user-friendly website packed full of resources including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), a regular blog covering various aspects of wrongful death laws, as well as real-life examples showcasing how we’ve helped people just like you have their cases heard and fought for successfully.

In these testing times filled with countless legal complexities surrounding wrongful death laws, having reliable professionals by your side can make a significant difference! At Carlson Bier, we earnestly pledge unwavering commitment toward obtaining rightful compensation while console grieving hearts along the way.

Ensuring the best interests of our client is always at heart; we offer free initial consultation where you can learn more about your rights without any obligations. Simply click on the button below to find out what your case might be worth and let us help alleviate some stress during this challenging time.

With Carlson Bier working tirelessly on your behalf, rest assured that you are not alone in this journey. Together, we will navigate through every legal hurdle standing between you and justice deserved – all while exemplifying utmost dignity & respect for who your loved one truly was.

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Mydjianie Savary
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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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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 Coello

Pedal Cycle Collisions

Expert in legal representation for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' indifference or perilous conditions.

Flame Damages

Supplying specialist legal assistance for victims of major burn injuries caused by incidents or negligence.

Healthcare Malpractice

Providing experienced legal services for victims affected by hospital malpractice, including misdiagnosis.

Items Liability

Taking on cases involving problematic products, extending expert legal assistance to individuals affected by harmful products.

Elder Misconduct

Protecting the rights of aged individuals who have been subjected to malpractice in elderly care environments, ensuring compensation.

Tumble & Slip Accidents

Expert in tackling tumble accident cases, providing legal services to sufferers seeking restitution for their damages.

Infant Damages

Offering legal aid for loved ones affected by medical malpractice resulting in infant injuries.

Automobile Collisions

Crashes: Devoted to aiding clients of car accidents secure fair remuneration for injuries and impairment.

Scooter Accidents

Focused on providing representation for motorcyclists involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring fair compensation for traumas.

Trucking Collision

Extending expert legal support for persons involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing fair claims for injuries.

Building Collisions

Dedicated to advocating for workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or irresponsibility.

Cognitive Harms

Expert in delivering compassionate legal advice for clients suffering from head injuries due to misconduct.

K9 Assault Wounds

Specialized in managing cases for people who have suffered harms from dog bites or wildlife encounters.

Cross-walker Accidents

Expert in legal assistance for walkers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering damages.

Undeserved Death

Striving for relatives affected by a wrongful death, offering understanding and adept legal representation to ensure compensation.

Vertebral Impairment

Expert in defending individuals with paralysis, offering professional legal representation to secure redress.

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