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About Carlson Bier Associates

Experience a dedicated and proficient legal service with Carlson Bier, the expert Wrongful Death attorneys of Illinois. With vast knowledge accumulated over years in handling numerous unfortunate cases, we are profoundly equipped to battle for justice on your behalf. We understand that nothing can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death but granting some form of relief through rightful compensation is possible and this aim fuels our dedication. Our unwavering commitment to securing maximum compensation reinforces our position as an authoritative voice among Wrongful Death lawyers. In Pearl City, victims have found great support in us not because our physical presence engulfs their cityscape but largely because our exceptional reputation resonates far beyond geographical boundaries; this unparalleled level of care speaks volumes about why you should consider Carlson Bier for your representation today – reclamation doesn’t happen by chance but by choosing an excellent team like ours who place utmost priority on client satisfaction lower case period

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Pearl City Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we specialize in personal injury law—a field of legal practice that specifically addresses wronged victims and their rights when subjected to physical or psychological harm due to the negligence of another person. One area where this expertise is critically important is in cases of wrongful death. Wrongful death manifests when a life is tragically cut short due to someone else’s carelessness, misconduct, or violation of safety rules.

Wrongful death can result from an array of circumstances, including car accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products among others—essentially any event where preventable harm takes place because someone failed in their duty towards the victim. The at-fault parties are not limited only to individuals but also extend to entities like companies that fall short on implementing safety measures or institutions such as hospitals overlooking crucial regulations.

The aftermath of losing a loved one prematurely is devastating enough without adding financial insecurity into the mix. That’s where our role as your personal injury attorneys comes into play:

• We thoroughly investigate every aspect of the incident leading up to the fatality.

• We determine fault through careful examination of evidence.

• We establish indisputable proof demonstrating how the defendant(s)’ negligence caused your loved one’s demise.

• Victory for us means securing substantial compensation covering loss of income from deceased victims who were primary breadwinners; costs associated with funerals and burials; loss benefits related such as pension plans and medical coverage; compensation for heart-wrenching items like pain and suffering experienced by deceased before they passed away along with assets they could have accumulated had they lived their full lifespan.

All complications are left at our table: legal paperwork during such difficult times can be dauntingly overbearing. However, with Carlson Bier handling your case you’re free from worrying about court proceedings and evaluations arising out of police reports, autopsy and medical records—all while processing grief.

Illinois law assigns statute limitations prescribing time duration within which wrongful death suits must be filed. Typically, this duration runs for two years from the date of death; yet it can also vary based on intricate factors specific to individual cases. Our attorneys meticulously navigate these legal stipulations ensuring harmony between emotional healing and court proceedings.

Turning a blind eye towards recklessness that claims innocent lives isn’t an option—in fact it never should be. Holding at-fault parties accountable not only brings justice for suffering families but also furthers societal improvement by discouraging negligence.

Yet, none of this implies that winning such lawsuits is simple: defendants are mostly insurance companies armed with seasoned defense lawyers aiming to minimize your valid compensation or deny any validity in your claim altogether.

At Carlson Bier, we confront these challenges head on: equipped with extensive experience in dealing with stubborn insurance frowns, we sturdy our stand knowing intimately how they operate—bringing rightful settlements to devastated clients forms the heartbeat behind each endeavor rooted at our firm.

Akin to trusted legacies widespread across Illinois, our Office provides compassionate representation fiercely committed towards protecting rights endowed onto wrongful death victims’ loved ones—a goal heavily cherished over profitable motivations. In stark contrast distinguishing us from many other law firms running personal injury outfits—you bear no costs unless we secure victory; neither during initial consultations nor throughout case progressions do you owe us anything until favorable settlements or verdicts get delivered in your favor.

When life’s darkest moment comes knocking uninvitedly through losing a loved one—the right choice for capable allies rests uncontestedly upon Carlson Bier . Possessing extensive experience coupled with relentless dedication, we rise above generic attorney group labels gloriously defining what professional representation should tirelessly strive to deliver.

Ready to explore further? Click on the button below and find out first hand exactly how highly esteemed personalized services can help secure justice prevailing against negligent actions terminating your loved ones’ valuable lives prematurely—it’s time their wrongful deaths stopped echoing exclusionary cries drowned into forgotten history pages. Your opportunity in securing justice starts here, all it takes is one click—one step towards confirming the worth of your rightful case.

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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
This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
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
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
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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Shanta Nash
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Kevin Calloway
Kevin Calloway
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 Pearl City

Two-Wheeler Accidents

Focused on legal advocacy for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' lack of care or unsafe conditions.

Thermal Burns

Providing skilled legal assistance for patients of major burn injuries caused by accidents or indifference.

Clinical Malpractice

Ensuring experienced legal services for clients affected by clinical malpractice, including medication mistakes.

Items Responsibility

Managing cases involving defective products, offering skilled legal services to individuals affected by defective items.

Aged Abuse

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

Trip & Slip Injuries

Professional in tackling fall and trip accident cases, providing legal assistance to sufferers seeking redress for their suffering.

Childbirth Harms

Offering legal assistance for loved ones affected by medical misconduct resulting in birth injuries.

Car Accidents

Accidents: Concentrated on supporting patients of car accidents secure just remuneration for injuries and destruction.

Motorbike Collisions

Specializing in providing legal assistance for riders involved in scooter accidents, ensuring fair compensation for damages.

Truck Accident

Extending professional legal services for drivers involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing appropriate recompense for losses.

Building Crashes

Concentrated on assisting workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or irresponsibility.

Cognitive Harms

Dedicated to ensuring compassionate legal assistance for clients suffering from cerebral injuries due to negligence.

Dog Attack Wounds

Specialized in managing cases for clients who have suffered wounds from canine attacks or animal assaults.

Cross-walker Incidents

Focused on legal representation for walkers involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering compensation.

Unfair Loss

Fighting for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, offering sensitive and experienced legal representation to ensure redress.

Backbone Injury

Committed to supporting individuals with vertebral damage, offering compassionate legal services to secure justice.

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