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About Carlson Bier Associates

In the devastating event of a loved one’s wrongful death, entrust your case to Carlson Bier – a renowned Illinois-based law firm acknowledged for its unmatched expertise in personal injury litigation. Navigating through the complexities and emotional hardship of such cases necessitates empathetic yet steel-willed representation – precisely what Carlson Bier offers. Their impeccable track record validates their ability to achieve justice promptly and efficiently. The impressive blend of experienced lawyers creates an invincible defense committed to clients’ rights protection amidst the colossal blow dealt by wrongful death incidents. Prioritizing client satisfaction above everything else, attorneys at Carlson Bier ensure they are met with meticulous legal assistance every step of the way. Do not compromise on obtaining righteous compensation; trust none but the best in employment-related fatalities, transportation accidents, medical malpractice or profound negligence situations leading to untimely demise. Your pursuit for justice deserves individual attention, utmost respect, and dogged determination—the distinct qualities that shape every lawyer at Carlson Bier encompassing proficiency beyond geographical boundaries.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Riverwoods Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we are your steadfast legal ally in the face of personal injury and wrongful death incidents. Based out of Illinois, our law firm has a team of dedicated personal injury attorneys standing by to champion for your rights with an uncompromising commitment to justice and fair compensation.

One area of focus that sets us apart as leaders in our field is Wrongful Death cases. Defined as a scenario where negligence or misconduct on the part of one party results in the passing away of another person, such situations are unique from other personal injury instances due to their sensitive nature and irreversible consequences.

An experienced attorney at Carlson Bier can help you understand your rights during this challenging time:

• Our legal professionals ensure thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

• We bring unwavering dedication to securing just redress for emotional distress, loss of companionship, lost future earnings, medical expenses incurred prior to death,

funeral costs and more.

• We offer compassionate counsel while aggressively pursuing accountability.

In Illinois, there’s a specific timeline known as a Statute of Limitations for filing wrongful death lawsuits. It’s crucially important not to delay action; initiating prompt legal proceedings could make all the difference between winning fair restitution or having the case dismissed due to tardiness. At Carlson Bier, we respect our clients’ need for immediate response coupled with careful attention to every detail – precisely what is required when dealing with wrongful death affairs.

Just because you’re enduring an emotionally draining experience doesn’t mean you should have to face financial hardship too. The responsible party should be held accountable and it is incumbent upon them to provide monetary support aimed at smoothing over life’s rough patches resulting from this untimely event – whether it pertains directly towards covering bills or easing other financial burdens left in its wake. Let us guide you through this labyrinthine process making sure each step contributes toward eventual closure coupled with commensurate restitution.

The aftermath of a wrongful death is stressful and painful. Juggling emotional toll with managing the legal complexities of your case can be overwhelming. We strive to lighten your burden by providing informed counsel, effective representation and unyielding support every step of the way.

Carlson Bier’s attorneys are specialized in handling claims against negligent individuals or entities which could include hospitals, healthcare providers, employers, motorists and manufacturers among others. Never forget that you’re not just a number in the case file – we empathize with your situation, treating it as more than just an impersonal process but rather respecting it as a life-altering event deserving justice.

When choosing Carlson Bier Law firm for your Wrongful Death case, you stand to benefit from our years of extensive experience across various facets related directly or indirectly toward getting you the justice deserved.

• Our proficient understanding and application of Illinois laws pertinent

to Wrongful Death scenarios is unmatched.

• Decoding complex insurance paperwork while haggling over rightful

claim amounts is what we do best.

• No upfront costs! Payment comes from any settlement amount we secure on

your behalf only once successful compensation has been received.

Your quest for justice should never remain unaddressed due to financial constraints or intricate legal stipulations. Let us take reigns ensuring compliances are met while safeguarding your interests steering all efforts towards winning rightful reparations wherever applicable under Illinois law.

We invite you now to tap into our wealth of knowledge about wrongful death cases specific to Illinois. Find out how much your case could be worth – without any obligation at all. Just click on the button below for invaluable insights pertaining specifically towards recompense possible in your unique situation– because at Carlson Bier- being fair means everything! Don’t delay turning today’s hurt into tomorrow’s healing – Click Now!

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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 Riverwoods

Bike Accidents

Expert in legal services for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' indifference or perilous conditions.

Flame Burns

Giving expert legal help for patients of serious burn injuries caused by accidents or recklessness.

Healthcare Malpractice

Offering expert legal support for victims affected by healthcare malpractice, including misdiagnosis.

Commodities Responsibility

Dealing with cases involving faulty products, providing skilled legal services to consumers affected by product malfunctions.

Senior Misconduct

Representing the rights of seniors who have been subjected to mistreatment in nursing homes environments, ensuring fairness.

Stumble and Slip Mishaps

Skilled in tackling tumble accident cases, providing legal advice to victims seeking justice for their losses.

Childbirth Wounds

Providing legal support for kin affected by medical malpractice resulting in newborn injuries.

Vehicle Collisions

Mishaps: Dedicated to aiding clients of car accidents obtain equitable payout for damages and losses.

Motorcycle Crashes

Specializing in providing legal support for individuals involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring rightful claims for damages.

Trucking Crash

Extending adept legal representation for clients involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing fair recovery for damages.

Building Crashes

Engaged in supporting workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or irresponsibility.

Brain Injuries

Expert in offering dedicated legal services for victims suffering from cerebral injuries due to negligence.

K9 Assault Traumas

Adept at addressing cases for victims who have suffered wounds from K9 assaults or beast attacks.

Cross-walker Accidents

Committed to legal services for walkers involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering damages.

Wrongful Demise

Fighting for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, providing caring and professional legal guidance to ensure restitution.

Neural Trauma

Expert in advocating for patients with paralysis, offering expert legal representation to secure redress.

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