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About Carlson Bier Associates

At Carlson Bier, our commitment is to deliver unparalleled legal counsel in cases of wrongful death. Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be profound and overwhelming; coping with legal proceedings should not add more distress. As highly experienced attorneys, we understand this painful reality. Our dedicated experts are committed to navigating these complex paths on your behalf to ensure justice is served for your loved ones who suffered untimely deaths due to negligence or misconduct.

We have earned an outstanding reputation in the area of personal injury law for our relentless pursuit of justice. What sets us apart from other firms? Quite simply, it’s an unwavering dedication towards securing rightful compensation that our clients deserve. We stand atop as a beacon of integrity, exhibiting remarkable skillset and resourcefulness during even the most grueling cases.

Choose Carlson Bier: where every case matters deeply because every life counts immeasurably.Our determined efforts will show you why choosing us– standing thousands miles away- proves invaluable when seeking expert consultation in wrongful death scenarios.Forging strong bonds over geographical barriers has never been easier than partnering with us.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Mexico Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we pride ourselves on delivering dedicated and compassionate legal services for our clients suffering from personal injury. One of the areas we specialize in is Wrongful Death law – an area that seeks justice for a death inadvertently caused by someone else’s negligence or ill-intentioned action. As seasoned personal injury attorneys based in Illinois, we understand how painstakingly difficult it can be to navigate through these types of cases, and are here to assist you every step of the way.

Wrongful death cases require careful consideration because they revolve around grave matters, usually involving untimely passing and struggle for due compensation. When dealing with wrongful deaths, there are several factors that can come into play including:

• Unintentional negligent acts

• Medical malpractice

• Vehicle accidents

• Defective products

• Work-place related incidents

These circumstances, among others not listed above, would rightly qualify as grounds for seeking reparation under the umbrella term ‘wrongful death’.

A complex topic like wrongful death lawsuits may be overwhelming at first sight. That being said, it is essential to understand exactly what it entails. In simple terms, a wrongful death claim arises when an individual loses their life due to the legal fault of another person or entity. The purpose behind this specific area of law is to provide financial support for those left behind after such tragic losses.

With its intricate ins-and-outs, numerous requirements and rules apply when filing a wrongful death claim in Illinois—these include time limits for filing claims known as statute of limitations; proof that the deceased’s demise was directly as a result of defendant’s conduct; and establishing who amongst the survivors has rights to file suit.

• Statute of Limitations: There is a limited period within which one can bring a wrongful death lawsuit after losing a loved one—typically two years in Illinois.

• Causation: Establishing causation is crucial—the plaintiff must prove beyond doubt that the defendant’s negligence or intent to harm led directly to their loved one’s demise.

• Eligible Parties: Only certain persons related to the deceased have rights under Illinois law to bring wrongful death claims. They include spouses, children, and sometimes parents if no spouse or child exists.

As experienced wrongful death attorneys, we at Carlson Bier have both gathered proficiency and achieved triumphant outcomes in numerous wrongful death cases. We commit ourselves with sensitivity and absolute determination to help our clients who are dealing with shattering loss by fighting for the justice they morally deserve.

With years of experience under our belts, we offer quality representation where it matters most—fighting tirelessly for people traversing tragic events. Our attorneys monitor every case closely and ensure you get responsive legal advice when you need it most.

Importantly, remember that each case is unique; individual circumstances will undoubtedly influence its course and outcome. That’s why having a professional attorney versed in wrongful death can be game-changing—as they can adequately evaluate your case details and guide you through this difficult process.

If you’re currently going through such an ordeal from personal loss resulting from a potentially unlawful act, allow us to render assistance—all while exhibiting the utmost respect for your situation. You don’t need to traverse this sorrowful journey alone; let our team at Carlson Bier stand beside you—providing support, insight, knowledge and undying advocacy every step of the way.

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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 Mexico

Cycling Collisions

Specializing in legal representation for people injured in bicycle accidents due to others' indifference or hazardous conditions.

Scald Injuries

Supplying expert legal assistance for people of intense burn injuries caused by incidents or carelessness.

Healthcare Negligence

Delivering professional legal support for persons affected by physician malpractice, including medication mistakes.

Products Responsibility

Managing cases involving problematic products, providing specialist legal guidance to customers affected by product-related injuries.

Senior Mistreatment

Representing the rights of elders who have been subjected to mistreatment in aged care environments, ensuring compensation.

Slip & Slip Occurrences

Specialist in handling slip and fall accident cases, providing legal assistance to individuals seeking justice for their damages.

Infant Damages

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

Car Crashes

Collisions: Focused on helping sufferers of car accidents receive equitable recompense for damages and destruction.

Bike Incidents

Specializing in providing legal support for riders involved in scooter accidents, ensuring rightful claims for traumas.

Truck Collision

Extending specialist legal representation for individuals involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing rightful recompense for damages.

Building Site Crashes

Dedicated to advocating for employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or misconduct.

Brain Damages

Committed to ensuring professional legal support for persons suffering from cerebral injuries due to carelessness.

Dog Attack Wounds

Skilled in tackling cases for people who have suffered wounds from canine attacks or wildlife encounters.

Foot-traveler Mishaps

Focused on legal services for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering claims.

Unwarranted Passing

Advocating for families affected by a wrongful death, supplying caring and skilled legal services to ensure restitution.

Spine Injury

Dedicated to supporting clients with spine impairments, offering dedicated legal representation to secure redress.

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