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About Carlson Bier Associates

At Carlson Bier, we are dedicated to bringing justice to those affected by wrongful death. Champions in our field with years of experience within the Illinois jurisdiction, our lawyers provide sincere compassion coupled with ruthless accuracy when fighting on your behalf. Operating out of Mount Greenwood and additional offices across Illinois, we offer local support for painful instances often too difficult to bear alone. We understand that nothing could fill the void left by your loved ones’ untimely passing but acquiring compensation can ease financial burdens related to their departure. Our team is passionate about delivering a responsive service built upon trust and open communication throughout every step in order not only towards seeking justice but also providing essential emotional support during such trying times. Carlson Bier ensures an understanding approach while vigorously holding responsible parties accountable for their actions causing wrongful deaths – making us an optimal choice when you need legal assistance navigating this particularly challenging journey towards rightful recompense.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Mount Greenwood Illinois

At Carlson Bier, your personal injury advocate based in Illinois, we are deeply committed to delivering comprehensive legal solutions and support tailored explicitly for matters of wrongful death. Our extensive knowledge and compassionate approach provide solace and direction during the most difficult time faced by our clients.

A wrongful death lawsuit can be both a complex and sensitive issue. It’s filed when a person dies due to negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another party. This could include deaths resulting from car accidents due to distracted driving; medical malpractice cases where healthcare providers fail to uphold their professional standards causing patient fatalities; or incidents at workspaces where employers endanger employees’ lives through inadequate safety measures or hazardous conditions.

When facing such challenging circumstances, it’s crucial to understand the key elements within Illinois’ framework of Wrongful Death Lawsuits:

• Causality: Demonstrating that the defendant’s negligence directly led to the victim’s demise.

• Negligence: The action or inaction leading to an avoidable loss must stem from careless behavior.

• Surviving Dependents: For a valid claim, there must be surviving individuals suffering financial hardship as a result of death – usually immediate family members.

• Monetary Damages: Losses quantified into monetary terms e.g., burial costs, loss of income caused by the untimely passing away.

With our experienced attorneys dedicatedly standing beside you every step of this complicated legal journey, Carlson Bier helps ease some burdens off your shoulders while diligently working towards securing justice on behalf of your departed loved one.

We believe that communication is vital – keeping you well-informed empowers informed decision making. At Carlson Bier, we consider it our duty not only to demystify complex jargon but deliver this information with empathy firsthand. While no amount can adequately compensate for the profound sense of grief endured by those left behind after such tragic events nor bring back precious lives lost prematurely – obtaining closure through deserved justice serves as a step towards healing and regaining control over abruptly thrashed lives.

Our approach aligns with the uniqueness of every client’s situation – we’re not just prepared to put together detailed strategies, but also adapt these based on dynamics and unexpected shifts common in wrongful death suits. Similarly, nothing is left to chance. Our experienced attorneys are diligent about scrutinizing minute details which often make significant differences when it comes to accuracy in determining losses suffered and obtaining due justice.

Timeframes attached with filing wrongful death claims may feel overwhelming amidst grief-clouded realities confronting our clients. At Carlson Bier, we understand how daunting this process can get—specifically while realizing loved ones’ dreams obliterated within moments due to another person’s negligence. Hence, we ensure that such statutory deadlines don’t lapse unattended by providing a safety net for you through timely legal proceedings.

The bravest action undertaken during a personal tragedy could well be reaching out for help; specifically when such conversations delve into deeply personal territories engulfing every aspect of your existence—the emotional front as much as financial responsibilities suddenly surfacing through newly acquired roles overnight. With compassion guiding our operations, no query or concern remains unanswered at Carlson Bier – reliable personal injury advocates available round-the-clock ensuring peace of mind delivered without delay.

Misfortune never rings warning bells before descending upon unsuspecting lives leaving behind deep-seated trauma splattered across physical spaces long after those heartbreaking goodbyes echoed within now-silent halls where memories manifest loudest. Yet resilience embodies human spirit remaining untamed despite tragic series leading there—one quality shared amongst all touched by personal loss shaped further by preservation instincts igniting at adversity’s darkest hours.

In navigating these challenging chapters with resolute determination taking charge over despair crippling hearts grieving fresh wounds, allow us, skilled professionals understanding intricate layers enveloping wrongful death lawsuits assisting healing journeys commence; more significantly aiding transformational paths emanating from ruins adorned helplessly along devastating beginnings mapped amidst tragic endings.

Our attorneys excel at maintaining professionalism enticing trust while resonantly empathic attitudes ensure comfort levels constantly prioritized. While each claim’s individuality guides our case development, tailored strategies devised capture unique circumstances’ essence shedding light over aspects commonly overlooked by those unfamiliar with wrongful death litigations.

Empathy isn’t optional for us here at Carlson Bier; it frames our mission—offering legal solace for untimely losses inflicted hence cultivating hope that better days do lie ahead beneath chaotic shadows cast today. Click the button below now to find out how much your case might be worth – a simple step introducing stability amidst chaotic landscapes along paths converging with tomorrow’s sunrises painting new miracles onto canvases washed clean awaiting colors reemerge stronger than life’s harshest strokes ever could manage.

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Mydjianie Savary
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2023-12-12
I went to a car accident with my husband and they’re was very helpful. I love them so much.
Judy Canchola
Judy Canchola
2023-12-06
This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
2023-11-29
So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
2023-11-09
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
2023-10-30
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
2023-10-25
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
2023-10-16
I really love you guys Yall the Best 🥰
Kevin Calloway
Kevin Calloway
2023-10-16
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 Mount Greenwood

Cycling Collisions

Dedicated to legal support for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to others' indifference or unsafe conditions.

Burn Wounds

Extending expert legal services for people of serious burn injuries caused by mishaps or misconduct.

Physician Incompetence

Delivering expert legal representation for persons affected by clinical malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Commodities Responsibility

Managing cases involving unsafe products, providing expert legal guidance to clients affected by product-related injuries.

Aged Misconduct

Representing the rights of seniors who have been subjected to mistreatment in care facilities environments, ensuring justice.

Trip & Fall Mishaps

Expert in managing trip accident cases, providing legal advice to persons seeking justice for their suffering.

Neonatal Harms

Supplying legal guidance for relatives affected by medical misconduct resulting in infant injuries.

Car Collisions

Crashes: Committed to aiding patients of car accidents receive fair settlement for hurts and losses.

Bike Crashes

Focused on providing representation for individuals involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring just recovery for injuries.

Big Rig Mishap

Extending specialist legal assistance for victims involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing just settlement for injuries.

Construction Site Collisions

Engaged in assisting employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or misconduct.

Cognitive Damages

Expert in extending specialized legal assistance for individuals suffering from neurological injuries due to negligence.

K9 Assault Injuries

Skilled in tackling cases for persons who have suffered harms from K9 assaults or wildlife encounters.

Foot-traveler Accidents

Committed to legal services for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering damages.

Wrongful Loss

Striving for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, delivering compassionate and experienced legal assistance to ensure fairness.

Spine Impairment

Committed to defending patients with spinal cord injuries, offering expert legal assistance to secure justice.

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