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About Carlson Bier Associates

In the face of unprecedented loss, navigating a wrongful death case can be challenging. In these moments of crisis, choosing Carlson Bier is essential to ensuring your rights are upheld. Based on extensive experience and an impressive track record with such delicate matters, our team providers valuable legal solutions with utmost compassion. Our knowledge spans across numerous aspects: from comprehending complex legislation peculiar to Illinois, to strategic planning built around specific circumstances surrounding your claim in Third Lake’s jurisdiction. An unfortunate reality underscoring the need for our services is that wrongful deaths aren’t abnormal occurrences; they’re intricate cases requiring expert attention – precisely what we offer at Carlson Bier.

Moreover, we value personalized service – each client isn’t just a case number but has unique concerns and expectations being heard and acted upon proficiently. Unquestionable integrity coupled with unmatched expertise makes us distinctively placed as rightful advocates in this distressing endeavor involving wrongful death claims resolution. Your confidence in making us your legal ally will be greatly validated by the positive outcomes we ensure consistently.

About Carlson Bier

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Third Lake Illinois

Principal Gill R. Carlson and the experienced legal team at Bier Law are not only dedicated but possess a deep understanding of personal injury law, standing as assertive advocates for individuals across the state of Illinois. We are champions in protecting rights and obtaining rightful compensation in cases involving wrongful death.

Wrongful death arises when a negligent or reckless act results in fatality. It’s a scenario that brings grief to families and often leaves them with significant financial burdens such as hospital bills, funeral costs, possible loss of income, and much more. Handling these expenses can become overwhelmingly stressful while going through the mourning process. At Carlson Bier, we compassionately understand the heavy toll this takes on affected families.

In Illinois, pursuing a wrongful death claim is typically reserved for immediate family members – Specifically spouses, children or parents of unmarried children under the age of 18 years old – who bear the brunt of financial aftermath after losing their loved ones. Proving negligence in such claims requires establishing certain elements:

• Duty: Proof that an existing duty between involved parties.

• Breach Of Duty: Showing that this duty was breached.

• Causation: Providing evidence that this breach directly resulted in death.

• Damage: Displaying resultant damages financially affecting surviving dependents due to loss.

The statute limitations set by Illinois law necessitates initiating wrongful death claims within two years following death caused by defendant’s misconduct. This makes it paramount to promptly consult skilled attorneys like those at Carlson Bier

It is important to seek qualified legal counsel because filing for a wrongful death lawsuit involves complex procedures which require astute knowledge of legislation behind wrongful death laws governed by Illinois Civil Jurisdiction & Code (740 ILCS /180). This robust yet intricate code stipulates how claims should be filed including determination for damages owed based on pecuniary injuries incurred.

Our committed experts specialize in identifying possibility gaps within your unique cases demonstrating comprehensive litigation strategies thus making us top choice for many Illinois families in these tough times. We delve into complex statistical equations when calculating future financial losses, including potential income deceased would have earned.

Wrongful death cases can often involve, but not limited to motoring accidents, work-related incidents, medical malpractice or products liability. Regardless of cause behind wrongful death Carlson Bier team is always keen towards formulating calculated legal maneuvers ensuring rightful recovery for survivors left grappling with such distressing aftermath.

Our proactive approach entails carefully examining every circumstantial aspect that builds around your claim while acknowledging vulnerabilities that may pose hindrance due to sophisticated nature of law surrounding wrongful deaths claims. This includes analysis of accrued healthcare expenses, loss of consortium (companionship), mental anguish and suffering plus other financial implications resultant from family’s sudden loss

Families entrusting their cases with our firm receive peace of mind knowing they are represented by competent team whose primary focus aligns towards extracting maximum settlements on their behalf relieving them from concerns tied towards litigation intricacies.

With decades of combined experience in navigating murky waters inherent within litigating wrongful death suits Carlson Bier serves as beacon offering comprehensive legal help answering all queries related this specific jurisdiction hence guiding you suitably in your quest for justice

Having noted above we cordially invite you explore further at how Carlson Bier could benefit your specific scenario At the button below you will find an evaluation tool designed aid determining potential worth of your case It’s user-friendly fast accurate means gauging where stand without feeling overwhelmed or confused Take that bold step today Click button below discover value rightfully owed to you Let us be voice fighting against those who caused unnecessary harm resulting unwarranted demise beloved ones Carlson Bier law firm crusaders justice driven mission give each client hope amidst despair.

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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
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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
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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
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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 Third Lake

Two-Wheeler Accidents

Expert in legal assistance for people injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' lack of care or dangerous conditions.

Scald Injuries

Giving professional legal support for people of serious burn injuries caused by accidents or misconduct.

Physician Malpractice

Delivering professional legal advice for patients affected by medical malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Accountability

Managing cases involving dangerous products, supplying expert legal help to clients affected by faulty goods.

Elder Mistreatment

Defending the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to misconduct in aged care environments, ensuring protection.

Fall & Trip Incidents

Skilled in addressing fall and trip accident cases, providing legal assistance to persons seeking justice for their damages.

Infant Harms

Delivering legal support for relatives affected by medical carelessness resulting in childbirth injuries.

Car Collisions

Incidents: Devoted to assisting victims of car accidents get just payout for damages and harm.

Bike Incidents

Expert in providing legal advice for individuals involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring just recovery for losses.

Semi Accident

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

Building Site Crashes

Concentrated on supporting employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or recklessness.

Cerebral Injuries

Expert in extending expert legal representation for patients suffering from head injuries due to carelessness.

Dog Bite Injuries

Adept at managing cases for persons who have suffered injuries from canine attacks or creature assaults.

Jogger Collisions

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

Unjust Loss

Striving for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, offering compassionate and experienced legal services to ensure compensation.

Neural Trauma

Committed to defending individuals with backbone trauma, offering dedicated legal support to secure recovery.

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