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About Carlson Bier Associates

When confronting the tragedy of a wrongful death, ensuring justice prevails becomes paramount. Trust Carlson Bier, an esteemed personal injury law firm experienced in handling such cases with utmost diligence and sensitivity. Based in Illinois, our skilled team is highly conversant with Lily Lake’s legal landscape. Handling wrongful death claims requires more than mere knowledge; compassion, understanding, and personalized attention are fundamental attributes we own at Carlson Bier. Our attorneys are well-versed in every aspect of wrongful death law including financial compensation for loss companionship or parental guidance that often overlooks by others. We strive to deliver an unparalleled level of service fueled by our unrelenting commitment to your cause that challenges us to go beyond the ordinary ideas of representation to secure you a fitting outcome before courts’ eyes across the state – Including Lily Lake! Choose Carlson Bier for unmatched expertise and empathetic support during this challenging time because we don’t witness just cases but lives needing restoration from unfathomable loss shaking them apart.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Lily Lake Illinois

Understanding the complexities of wrongful death law is crucial when dealing with such severe cases. As Carlson Bier, an eminent personal injury attorney group based in Illinois, we’ll help guide you through this challenging legal landscape. Our firm is nestled within the heartland of Illinois and offers comprehensive legal services to citizens facing the devastating consequences of a loved one’s wrongful death.

Wrongful death claims fall under personal injury law and arise when someone dies due to another person’s negligence or intentional harmful conduct. Notably, these cases involve various causes; from car accidents, medical malpractice to hazardous workplace conditions. As a grieving family member or beneficiary, you are legally entitled to seek compensation for both pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages associated with your loved one’s premature demise.

However, it’s paramount to note that success in such claims isn’t about just filing; it requires understanding specific nuances that can make or break your case:

• The burden of proof lies on the deceased’s representative: The individual representing the deceased must demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that their loved one died as a result of the defendant’s negligent behavior.

• Only certain people are eligible to file these claims: Typically limited to immediate family members like spouses, children or parents.

• There are statutory limitations around filing: In Illinois, such claims must be brought forward within two years after the date of occurrence that caused death.

As Carlson Bier attorneys specializing in Personal Injury Law in Illinois, our goal is demystifying this dense area integral for victims seeking justice. We arm you with appropriate information allowing decisive action fostering quicker recovery processes while ensuring successful outcomes.

Our process begins by comprehensively examining all circumstances surrounding your claim as well as taking into account any potential future implications resulting from this unfortunate event may have on your life. This holistic approach allows us to devise a strategy tailored entirely towards attaining maximum compensation covering pain and suffering endured by survivors along pre-existing consequential economic losses.

Our proven legal prowess ensures straightforward litigation processes minimizing disruptions during this already challenging period, coupled with the promise of absolute transparency. You get to stay informed throughout your case’s lifecycle thanks to our dedicated team working tirelessly behind scenes ensuring you regain some semblance normalcy again soonest possible.

Let us serve as a beacon of hope during these tumultuous times. Not only will we empathize with your situation, but we’ll also equip you with the requisite robust advocacy needed in courtrooms achieving desirable outcomes financially and emotionally beneficial.

Taking steps towards filing a wrongful death claim might appear daunting in these turbulent moments; however, you are not alone. Carlson Bier is on standby 24/7 ready for offering sound guidance easing this overwhelming process making it more bearable. It is never about taking advantage of situations but rather delivering much-needed justice.

Empower yourself today by knowing what your case genuinely deserves—refrain from leaving money on the table due to inadequate representation or lack of information. Make that bold move now! Regardless where you are based within Illinois state lines, feel free direct all wrongful death inquiries our way—we’re excited to help!

Click on the button below right away to discover how much your case might be worth. Get that peace mind fully understanding circumstances surrounding untimely deaths loved ones by letting expertly guide through murky waters wrongful death claims plus ensuing legal implications in Illinois—you’ve absolutely nothing lose but numerous potential benefits gain with Carlson Bier representing every step way towards full compensation owed.

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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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This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
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So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 Lily Lake

Bicycle Crashes

Dedicated to legal services for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' negligence or dangerous conditions.

Thermal Damages

Supplying specialist legal support for sufferers of serious burn injuries caused by incidents or indifference.

Healthcare Incompetence

Ensuring dedicated legal support for individuals affected by clinical malpractice, including negligent care.

Products Accountability

Handling cases involving unsafe products, offering professional legal support to victims affected by defective items.

Elder Malpractice

Supporting the rights of aged individuals who have been subjected to abuse in nursing homes environments, ensuring restitution.

Tumble & Stumble Incidents

Specialist in dealing with stumble accident cases, providing legal assistance to individuals seeking redress for their damages.

Neonatal Harms

Providing legal support for loved ones affected by medical misconduct resulting in birth injuries.

Motor Mishaps

Accidents: Dedicated to guiding patients of car accidents receive fair recompense for wounds and losses.

Motorcycle Collisions

Focused on providing representation for motorcyclists involved in scooter accidents, ensuring fair compensation for traumas.

Semi Collision

Providing specialist legal assistance for drivers involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing rightful compensation for hurts.

Worksite Mishaps

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

Head Impairments

Dedicated to delivering compassionate legal support for individuals suffering from cerebral injuries due to misconduct.

Canine Attack Traumas

Proficient in handling cases for individuals who have suffered damages from dog bites or beast attacks.

Jogger Mishaps

Specializing in legal representation for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering recovery.

Wrongful Death

Working for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, offering compassionate and experienced legal assistance to ensure justice.

Vertebral Harm

Dedicated to assisting patients with vertebral damage, offering specialized legal services to secure justice.

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