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About Carlson Bier Associates

Should you experience the unfortunate event of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence or intentional acts, Carlson Bier is your best option for representation. Specializing in Wrongful Death cases, this Illinois-based team offers unparalleled expertise and promise at every stage of proceedings. Over their tenure, they have displayed exceptional dedication and earned considerable recognition for their successful outcomes in Wrongful Death suits. Their personalized approach ensures empathetic counsel during these traumatic times while relentlessly pursuing justice on behalf of wrongful death victims’ families. Well-versed with the peculiarities of La Grange jurisprudence complexities, Carlson Bier exhibits an impressive track record within the region’s courts despite not being physically located there. They navigate difficult legal terrains seamlessly allowing grieving families to focus on healing while they tirelessly champion their cause. By choosing Carlson Bier as your advocate for a Wrongful Death case, you are availing astute legal support that takes pride in securing favorable results while maintaining high ethical standards – because we understand that it’s more than just a case; it’s about ensuring closure and justice for those left behind.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in La Grange Illinois

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a tragic and painful experience. When it occurs due to someone else’s negligence, the grief is often compounded by feelings of injustice and anger. In such circumstances, taking legal action may not seem like an immediate priority. However, in Illinois state law, the doctrine of Wrongful Death provides for just this type of scenario.

At Carlson Bier, our seasoned team has considerable expertise in providing effective representation for individuals who are contending with wrongful death scenarios. As a reliable firm based in Illinois, we understand that each client’s situation is unique – each deserving detailed attention and compassion during such trying times. We equip you with essential knowledge and insightful legal counsel pertaining to wrongful death cases so you can make informed decisions regarding your case.

Wrongful death firmly falls under Personal Injury Law in Illinois where it generally refers to instances when a person dies as a consequence of another’s recklessness or intentional actions. The distinctions within necessary elements required to validate such claim need meticulous examination which include:

• Proving negligence: To ensure a successful claim, it must be demonstrated beyond doubt the other party was negligent or at fault.

• Causation: An explicit causal link should be established between said negligence leading directly to the victim’s wrongful demise.

• Financial suffering: To solidify your claim further, proof of monetary hardship caused due to loss must also be submitted.

The above-mentioned aspects require evidence-based substantiation contingent upon thorough examinations conducted by professionals acquainted intimately with relevant laws.

Our dedicated team at Carlson Bier commits themselves fully towards obtaining justice on behalf of grieving families while ensuring maximum compensation designed toward alleviating financial burden resulting from their unfortunate loss. This includes recoverable damages where applicable encompassing medical expenses prior to death; funeral costs; grief counseling; lost wages & potential earnings along with pain & suffering endured by deceased before they passed away.

Though no amount could ever truly compensate for the emotional toll suffered from losing someone you love, state law in Illinois does offer a financial cushion to mitigate the economical hardships thrust upon surviving family members. We understand no two cases will ever be identical – each entailing different nuances demanding innovations in approach toward delivering the justice deserved.

At Carlson Bier, we channelize our professional expertise and resources to deliver personalized legal solutions that stand for your best interests. Our experience within personal injury law ensures you are not alone during this distressing journey. Understanding complex legalities while grieving can seem daunting; allow us to bear that burden on your behalf.

The benefits associated with enlisting our services extend past just having someone standing on your side throughout legal proceedings but reaching beyond – assessing insurance matters, coordinating paperwork & prerequisite formalities so as you can allocate your time towards what genuinely matters – healing together as a family following an irreplaceable loss.

We wholeheartedly believe everyone deserves access to efficient legal assistance without further straining their resources. With this at heart, we operate under a contingency fee basis meaning until we secure compensation for you none shall be sought from you emphasizing our mission remains justice above all else.

Our commitment toward ensuring utmost diligence backing each case irrespective of complexities involved ensures even footing against opponents negating influence caused by representation wealthier opposition may afford themselves enabling equality before law – cornerstone principle governing judiciary nationwide making sure Justice isn’t exclusive only available for ones able to afford it demonstrating how deeply we appreciate trust placed upon us based on proven track-record demonstrating reliability over years being ingrained into fabric of communities comprising great State like Illinois.

Take control over your circumstances and let our team guide you through the intricate labyrinths of Wrongful Death litigation in Illinois State Law. To gather an understanding about potential compensatory amounts regarding specifics surrounding your unique case and opportunities present claiming righteous compensation owed unto you click the button below allowing you freedom towards focused healing while being duly represented legally- safe securing future devoid undeserved financial hardships.

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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 La Grange

Pedal Cycle Accidents

Dedicated to legal support for people injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' carelessness or dangerous conditions.

Fire Damages

Supplying skilled legal advice for victims of major burn injuries caused by occurrences or carelessness.

Hospital Misconduct

Delivering experienced legal support for individuals affected by medical malpractice, including surgical errors.

Merchandise Liability

Addressing cases involving faulty products, extending expert legal guidance to victims affected by faulty goods.

Geriatric Malpractice

Advocating for the rights of aged individuals who have been subjected to mistreatment in aged care environments, ensuring justice.

Trip & Tumble Accidents

Skilled in handling fall and trip accident cases, providing legal assistance to victims seeking redress for their injuries.

Infant Traumas

Delivering legal help for relatives affected by medical malpractice resulting in newborn injuries.

Vehicle Accidents

Mishaps: Devoted to supporting victims of car accidents gain appropriate recompense for injuries and impairment.

Scooter Collisions

Expert in providing legal support for riders involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for traumas.

Truck Incident

Ensuring expert legal support for victims involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing appropriate settlement for hurts.

Construction Site Accidents

Dedicated to representing staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to safety violations or misconduct.

Cognitive Impairments

Dedicated to providing compassionate legal assistance for patients suffering from brain injuries due to accidents.

K9 Assault Damages

Specialized in dealing with cases for persons who have suffered harms from dog bites or creature assaults.

Pedestrian Mishaps

Specializing in legal services for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering damages.

Unfair Demise

Working for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, supplying compassionate and professional legal services to ensure fairness.

Spinal Cord Impairment

Dedicated to representing patients with backbone trauma, offering compassionate legal guidance to secure compensation.

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