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About Carlson Bier Associates

In the tragic event of sudden and wrongful loss, Carlson Bier stands as a beacon of hope in Illinois. Our expertise lies in providing effective representation around Wrongful Death cases, employing strategic litigation designed to secure justice on behalf of grieving families. In our commitment to Wasco residents, we extend our proficient legal skills, promising an objective pursuit for truth and justice above all else. Known for critical thinking alongside unwavering tenacity, your law group at Carlson Bier fights tirelessly until we achieve maximum compensation possible under Illinois law. We advocate for victims’ rights with compassion and integrity while meticulously dissecting every facet of your case— because at Carlson Bier, you’re not just another client number but a part of our bigger family seeking retribution amidst shared pain. For unmatched legal representation on Wrongful Death claims handled with masterly skill and heartfelt empathy; consider granting us the privilege of standing by your side during this challenging time – trust the power-packed prowess held firmly by all here at Carlson Bier Law Firm.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Wasco Illinois

If you are navigating the challenging baptism of a wrongful death claim, Carlson Bier in Illinois remains your committed legal guide. As a seasoned team of personal injury attorneys, Carlson Bier promises to be a reliable advocate for those who lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence or intentional act.

Understanding Wrongful Death

In simple terms, wrongful death is when an individual loses his/her life as a result of someone else’s carelessness, misconduct, or deliberate behavior. The aftermath can be devastating for family and loved ones and carrying on might prove difficult amidst mourning their loss. Beyond emotional trauma, financial implications like funeral costs and lost earning potential can significantly add to families’ burdens – that is where our role at Carlson Bier begins.

Key Features of Wrongful Death Claims:

• Establishing Fault: To be successful with your wrongful death claim, it must be proven without doubt that the defendant was either negligent or intended harm.

• Relationship: For any compensation to be awarded, there should exist proof that there was indeed a relationship between the deceased and party seeking compensation.

• Financial Impact: Clear evidence indicating financial suffering following the tragic event is also crucial.

At Carlson Bier, we meticulously review all aspects involved in your case while focusing on unique specifics surrounding Illinois law rules governing such losses.

Wrongful Death Damages

Damages portrayed in wrongful death claims often cover grief and sorrow experienced by loved ones left behind- mainly immediate family members including children and spouses among others. Additionally, they encompass future earnings potential the deceased would have accrued over imminent working years had they alive alongside other pecuniary damages related to medical costs preceding their demise.

Maintaining Optimism amid Tragedy:

While dealing with tragedy raises myriad questions about what could have been done differently or how things may turn out going forward, remember: you’re not alone – we are here every step straightway; walking through this tumultuous storm beside you. With Carlson Bier by your side, you can take comfort knowing we will fight tirelessly to secure both justice for your loved one and the financial compensation your family needs to carry on.

Experience Proving Negligence:

Our experience in tackling wrongful death claims is longstanding. While no amount of money can bring back a life lost prematurely nor ease the pain of bereavement, what it does provide is financial security helping families through their healing journey while adjusting their altered lifestyle post-tragedy.

In our years as personal injury attorneys handling different clients’ cases across various scenarios – each case unique on its merit– we’ve developed a firm understanding over necessary requisites required in demonstrating negligence effectively. At Carlson Bier, we work relentlessly until justice meets the fray sufficiently and satisfactorily.

Taking the Next Step:

While acknowledging that initiative may feel arduous at this time as you would undoubtedly prefer to grieve peacefully sans legal turmoil – rest assured – our mandate is making your journey easier by taking care of all legal processes involved. Allow us at Carlson Bier turn these heavy burdens into lighter ones giving you due peace amid turmoil; helping navigate this difficult period with dignity, respect, and utmost professionalism.

Ready? All it takes from hereon is clicking that button below which sets forth a destiny where justice reigns paramount- taking steps closer toward securing rightful compensation. Know how much optimization lies within your case’s worth therein striving towards achieving the best possible outcome against this critical tide manifesting through every painful wave arising along your path lit upon hope firmly imbibed within heart held coalition throughout entire team representation that stands as steadfast silhouette upon trial backgrounds clouded amidst unknown certainties orchestrated astern awaiting redefined hopes echoing soon alongside dawn unveiling serene closure beneath epicenter holding nurseries cradling futures blooming ashore beckoning newly spun chapters birthed amid tribute canvased dignified across unfolding horizons rising anew bathed under morning sun rays’ comforting promise. Unearth your case’s potential today- click on the button below and begin your journey towards justice with Carlson Bier.

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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.
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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.
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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 Wasco

Pedal Cycle Mishaps

Expert in legal support for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' lack of care or unsafe conditions.

Flame Injuries

Providing professional legal assistance for people of major burn injuries caused by occurrences or recklessness.

Healthcare Incompetence

Offering dedicated legal support for individuals affected by healthcare malpractice, including negligent care.

Products Liability

Handling cases involving faulty products, delivering adept legal assistance to customers affected by harmful products.

Aged Misconduct

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

Trip and Fall Incidents

Skilled in addressing slip and fall accident cases, providing legal representation to clients seeking restitution for their damages.

Newborn Harms

Providing legal help for loved ones affected by medical misconduct resulting in infant injuries.

Automobile Incidents

Mishaps: Dedicated to helping clients of car accidents gain just settlement for wounds and damages.

Two-Wheeler Crashes

Dedicated to providing legal services for motorcyclists involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring just recovery for injuries.

Big Rig Mishap

Delivering expert legal assistance for drivers involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing adequate compensation for losses.

Construction Mishaps

Focused on assisting workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or misconduct.

Head Traumas

Dedicated to offering compassionate legal services for clients suffering from head injuries due to incidents.

Canine Attack Harms

Expertise in managing cases for clients who have suffered traumas from K9 assaults or animal attacks.

Foot-traveler Mishaps

Specializing in legal support for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering restitution.

Unjust Demise

Advocating for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, offering compassionate and skilled legal services to ensure restitution.

Neural Impairment

Expert in advocating for clients with spine impairments, offering dedicated legal assistance to secure recovery.

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