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About Carlson Bier Associates

In the face of a tragic wrongful death, it’s important to have by your side an experienced set of hands that you can trust. Carlson Bier’s group of dedicated attorneys are bona fide experts in Illinois’ Wrongful Death Act. Residents of Mahomet needing legal guidance for these difficult cases should look no further. We understand the emotional toll this brings for surviving family members and we ensure their rights are protected by seeking justice relentlessly under the law. At Carlson Bier, we combine our commitment with our deep understanding and knowledge of personal injury law to deliver exceptional representation aimed at securing maximum compensation on behalf of clients who’ve lost loved ones through devastating accidents or negligence. Not only do we bring accumulated years’ experience but also a reputation consistently recognized for assertive advocacy in achieving success against formidable opponents such as insurance companies or large corporations involved in wrongful death claims.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Mahomet Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we’re strongly committed to protecting the rights of individuals and families affected by wrongful death. Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness is a harrowing experience that not only emotionally drains you, but it also invites an unforeseen financial burden. We leverage our vast experience and legal expertise to provide compassionate assistance during these special circumstances while fighting hard for maximum compensation.

A wrongful death claim arises when an individual loses their life due to someone else’s negligent action or misconduct. In Illinois, viable claims may occur in various situations:

• Road Accidents: Whether involving cars, trucks or motorcycles – if your loved one passed away due to another driver’s misjudgement or neglect‚ we’ll fight for your justice.

• Workplace Incidents: If safety regulations were overlooked leading to fatal accidents.

• Medical Malpractice: Death caused by improper treatment, medication errors or surgical mistakes.

To establish a successful wrongful death claim in Illinois, there are key elements that must be proven:

– The defendant acted negligently

– The negligent act was a direct cause of the deceased person’s death

– Survival of family members who are suffering monetary injury as a result of the death

– Appointment of personal representative for the decedent’s estate

Wrongful death laws vary from state to state; however, under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act—our experienced lawyers can help recover costs related to funeral and burial expenses, loss of economic support (including present and future earnings), grief counseling services associated with emotional trauma along with value placed on companionship lost.

Placing trust in any law firm is substantial—but at Carlson Bier—we don’t take this responsibility lightly. We strive exclusively for your advantage offering extensive knowledge built upon years standing up against insurance companies and defending victims’ rights. Our approach involves walking through every step together—a team supporting those who turn to us hoping for closure after immeasurable loss.

Investigating the circumstances surrounding the wrongful death, collecting evidence to prove liability, negotiating settlements with insurers or building a case for trial—in every situation—we put in our best. Our commitment is not just to secure maximum financial recovery but also ensure clarity about the legal process. We emphasize clear communication so you are continually informed regarding your case status.

Balancing emotional stress and mounting expenses can indeed be daunting. At Carlson Bier, we offer contingency fee arrangements meaning—you don’t pay us anything unless there is a financial recovery in your case. It’s vital that during such challenging times, dignity and justice should never become an affordability concern.

Vigorously advocating for client’s rights while respecting their need for empathy—Carlson Bier has established its reputation over years as steadfast personal injury attorneys. Whilst no amount of compensation can replace your loss; obtaining rightful reparation may significantly ease financial strain that accompanies this heavy hearted journey.

Accessing staunch legal support shouldn’t be complicated or unsettling—that’s why we provide our expertise across Illinois without suggesting any specific location preference—because at Carlson Bier ===we bring our services to you=== irrespective of where you reside in the state.

While navigating through this grievous time, remember taking help doesn’t mean giving up—it means standing up. So if you’ve lost a loved one due to another person’s mishandling—click on the button below and let’s discuss your case confidentially – today.

Knowing what options are available after such a tragic incident could be more beneficial than you might think. With one click—discover how much value we can potentially add to your claim—and receive deserved peace of mind knowing we’re fighting vigilantly—for YOU!

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Mydjianie Savary
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I went to a car accident with my husband and they’re was very helpful. I love them so much.
Judy Canchola
Judy Canchola
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This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
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So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
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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.
Daniel Vivian
Daniel Vivian
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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.
Justin Scott
Justin Scott
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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
Shanta Nash
Shanta Nash
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I really love you guys Yall the Best 🥰
Kevin Calloway
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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 Mahomet

Bicycle Collisions

Focused on legal support for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' lack of care or hazardous conditions.

Burn Injuries

Supplying skilled legal advice for sufferers of grave burn injuries caused by accidents or negligence.

Clinical Negligence

Providing expert legal assistance for victims affected by physician malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Commodities Fault

Addressing cases involving problematic products, offering professional legal assistance to victims affected by product-related injuries.

Elder Misconduct

Advocating for the rights of aged individuals who have been subjected to mistreatment in senior centers environments, ensuring protection.

Stumble & Trip Injuries

Specialist in managing fall and trip accident cases, providing legal advice to victims seeking recovery for their harm.

Infant Damages

Offering legal support for loved ones affected by medical malpractice resulting in newborn injuries.

Motor Accidents

Collisions: Devoted to supporting victims of car accidents receive equitable compensation for wounds and destruction.

Two-Wheeler Collisions

Committed to providing legal support for bikers involved in scooter accidents, ensuring justice for losses.

Semi Accident

Ensuring expert legal representation for clients involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing appropriate recovery for losses.

Building Site Mishaps

Dedicated to advocating for workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to safety violations or misconduct.

Head Harms

Expert in delivering expert legal services for victims suffering from cerebral injuries due to carelessness.

Canine Attack Traumas

Specialized in handling cases for victims who have suffered harms from K9 assaults or wildlife encounters.

Jogger Accidents

Specializing in legal representation for walkers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering restitution.

Unjust Fatality

Advocating for families affected by a wrongful death, providing empathetic and professional legal support to ensure compensation.

Vertebral Trauma

Focused on defending patients with paralysis, offering specialized legal support to secure justice.

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