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When it comes to seeking justice for wrongful death situations in Hegewisch, Carlson Bier establishes unparalleled expertise. Our commitment and dedication stand strong in the quest for a fair resolution. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we understand the profound impact of such incidents on your life and aim to provide compassionate yet aggressive representation tailored specifically to each case’s nuances. The aftermath of a wrongful death is invariably traumatizing; it demands an attorney group who handles each delicate detail consciously while ensuring just compensation essential due process is never compromised. Choose Carlson Bier as your representatives not only proffers painstaking negotiations but also incisive litigation tactics steeped in years of successful practice across Illinois state courts if necessary; combining legal prowess, empathy, thoroughness unprecedented record yields our high success rate in these cases that have touched countless lives devastated by tragedy ameliorating grievances instilled by losses hinge upon seasoned skill sets offered at Carlson Bier – showcasing commitment justice beyond mere words but action transforming lives assuredly.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Hegewisch Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we’re dedicated to helping individuals and families in Illinois navigate the deeply challenging process of wrongful death claims. Wrongful death situations arise when someone is killed due to the misconduct or negligence of another party – be it a company, individual, or sometimes even a governmental agency. Under such difficult circumstances, Carlson Bier can provide timely and compassionate legal help.

Understanding wrongful death falls within personal injury law which covers instances where one person’s body, mind, or emotions are hurt as a consequence of someone else’s carelessness or intentional act. If this fatal damage occurs, surviving family members have the right to pursue compensation for their tragic loss through a wrongful death lawsuit.

• In order to file such a claim under Illinois law:

– The defendant must have caused an individual’s death.

– This must be due primarily to the defendant’s negligent behavior or intent on causing harm.

– There are surviving beneficiaries or dependents (like children or spouses).

– A monetary damage has resulted from the victim’s death.

Regrettably, many factors can contribute to an untimely passing ranging from motor vehicle accidents and unsafe property conditions to medical malpractices and defective products among others. Partakers in such cases could benefit from knowing that wrongful deaths need not result from criminal activities; they fall under civil lawsuits where liability is expressed only in terms of monetary damages.

Our team remains meticulous while working on different cases ensuring thorough investigation before taking them up. We realize how wrongly amplified portrayals might increase our clients’ distress levels especially amidst sensitive loses explaining why our attorneys maintain utmost respect throughout deliberating these subjects.

We’re also pondering more than just compensation after assessing every possible angle and route towards successful closure for each case. Qualifying heirs may receive settlement amounts for several expenses including but not limited to funeral costs, lost benefits inherited by decedents like pension plans and healthcare coverage along with their untapped prospective earnings had they remained alive. Other pertinent financial impacts like services they’d otherwise render for their families plus the emotional trauma suffered by survivors in coping with this great adversity may also be included while tabulating rightful dues.

As wrongful death lawyers, our sole focus is fighting tooth and nail toward achieving justice for those who’ve lost more than what words can illustrate through compensatory relief. This we believe, forms an essential step towards ushering healing in the wake of such painful afflictions.

Remember every case is different so even amongst comparable circumstances, results might vary from situation to situation. Proper legal advice remains paramount during these distressing times so it helps consulting skilled attorneys well-versed in wrongful deaths claims able to provide assistance tailored uniquely based on each case’s specific demands.

Please click on the “Find Out What Your Case Is Worth” button below for us at Carlson Bier to evaluate your unique circumstance and advise accordingly. We’re here for you when you need us most – Ready to take on your cause vigorously making sure your rights are not violated amidst experiencing one of life’s toughest trials that nobody should ever confront alone. Count on us being right there alongside helping ease any added strain from stemming legal woes encroaching upon your peace letting you concentrate solely over grieving other than needing simultaneously stressed about trying securing fair compensation rightfully owed after enduring such tragic events unjustly forced upon innocent loved ones entirely undeserving suffering through them so tragically unfairly imposed making life seemingly cease within moments bursting joy hitherto epitomizing relationships irreplaceably lost thereafter forever remaining painfully void never again becoming whole beautifully brimming earlier encompassing pure love warmth emanating magnificently till suddenly wiped away appalling abruptly confronting gruesome reality eliminating all hope thereby since shattered reminiscing cherishing fond memories helplessly assumed gaining courage starting anew relying staunch support providing assured guidance tirelessly throughout this arduous journey indeed rather harrowing endeavor quite daunting nonetheless worth undertaking sincerely awaiting resolute steps positively progressing henceforth confidently seeking justice deservedly believing resilient spirit prevailing regardless seeming insurmountable odds defiantly rising against all unflinchingly mighty fortuitously instilling extraordinary resilience abundant courage undoubtedly inspiring manifold strength overwhelming circumstances likewise transforming overwhelmingly adversarial reality ultimately rewarding triumphantly accomplishing desired outcome justifiably fulfilling earnest aspirations therefore reassuring significantly comparing previously limiting beliefs hence proactively overcoming all fears doubts insecurity prior winning unexpectedly honorably attaining well-deserved victory suitably restoring faith system effectively furthering righteous cause notable achievement highly praiseworthy endeavor credible tribute unwavering commitment excellent service remarkably beneficial cause sincerely commend highly praise absolutely worthy recognition.

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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 Hegewisch

Bike Collisions

Dedicated to legal assistance for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' negligence or unsafe conditions.

Scald Damages

Offering expert legal assistance for individuals of grave burn injuries caused by accidents or recklessness.

Clinical Incompetence

Ensuring dedicated legal support for victims affected by clinical malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Goods Fault

Managing cases involving defective products, delivering expert legal support to customers affected by harmful products.

Nursing Home Malpractice

Protecting the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to abuse in aged care environments, ensuring protection.

Trip & Tumble Incidents

Expert in handling slip and fall accident cases, providing legal support to persons seeking restitution for their suffering.

Birth Harms

Delivering legal assistance for relatives affected by medical carelessness resulting in birth injuries.

Motor Accidents

Mishaps: Committed to assisting individuals of car accidents obtain appropriate compensation for injuries and damages.

Scooter Crashes

Focused on providing legal services for riders involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring just recovery for traumas.

18-Wheeler Crash

Ensuring adept legal support for victims involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing appropriate compensation for hurts.

Construction Collisions

Engaged in defending workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or irresponsibility.

Head Traumas

Committed to ensuring compassionate legal support for victims suffering from cognitive injuries due to misconduct.

Dog Bite Traumas

Expertise in handling cases for individuals who have suffered injuries from K9 assaults or beast attacks.

Cross-walker Mishaps

Specializing in legal support for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering damages.

Undeserved Death

Striving for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, providing caring and experienced legal assistance to ensure redress.

Spine Damage

Committed to defending clients with vertebral damage, offering compassionate legal services to secure recovery.

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