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About Carlson Bier Associates

When faced with the unimaginable tragedy of a wrongful death, you must arm yourself with strong representation and relentless advocacy. Within this arduous path, Carlson Bier emerges as your premier choice in pursuit of justice. Our firm boasts a robust practice anchored in personal injury law and specializes notably in cases concerning wrongful deaths – leveraging concrete experience for optimal results within West Englewood’s jurisdiction.

At Carlson Bier, we do not simply handle your case; we commit ourselves to it. A comprehensive understanding of Illinois regulations underscores every claim our skilled lawyers take on, remaining adamant about securing the compensation rightly due to bereaved families.

Our team stands ready with meticulous attention to detail and emotional intelligence crucial when navigating complex wrongful death lawsuits – committed always to upholding probity alongside pursuing effectiveness.

Trust is fundamental – trust that each party will bring their best towards achieving shared objectives. With such unwavering dedication from all members within Carlson Bier’s ecosystem, choosing us as your legal guides forges an alliance yielding profound reassurance amidst deep uncertainty – making us stand out in unfortunate instances involving wrongful deaths.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in West Englewood Illinois

Welcome to Carlson Bier, your trusted personal injury attorney firm with specialization in wrongful death cases. We are a distinguished legal institution, providing expert counsel and representation throughout Illinois. At the crux of our practice is an unwavering commitment to stand by you, bringing sensitivity coupled with rigorous professional action during trying times caused by loss due to wrongful death. We understand the emotional upheaval that accompanies such incidents and we pledge relentless pursuit for justice on your behalf.

Wrongful Death litigation rests thoroughly in proving negligence led directly or indirectly to a fatality. Before we proceed further, allow us to provide clarity on some fundamental aspects of Wrongful Death Claims:

• A wrongful death claim arises when a person dies due to legal fault of another person.

• This claim is brought before the civil court and does not determine criminality but seeks compensation for bereaved parties.

• Such claims can arise from various scenarios ranging from car accidents to medical malpractice.

• Spouses, children or parents mostly make these claims.

Carlson Bier meticulously prepares all necessary paperwork required in filing a wrongful death suit. Our team assists clients comprehend convoluted language associated within legal papers and helps identify potential defendants which could be individuals or corporations too. Numerous factors come into play when calculating possible damages one may recover under this arena – both pecuniary (financial) and non-pecuniary covering emotional distress – easier said than comprehended! This is where our deep-rooted expertise comes handy.

For viable claims, Carlson Bier leaves no stone unturned in ensuring rightful closure for our clients. As part of our strategic approach, we passionately conduct rigorous investigations analyzing the sequence leading towards the horrendous event accountable for tragic outcome subsequently designing strongest argument advocating fairness at each step along judicial proceedings; temporal horizons pertaining case evaluation rest widely variable depending upon complexity involved but rest assured every single step undertaken assures accelerating scope achieving optimal resolution manifesting as per justice served!

Ensuring an effective legal representation is essential in delivering compensatory justice on the wrongful death claims. It’s not just about filing a lawsuit, rather it’s about making sure that those left behind are financially secure, bearing in mind future projected earnings, responsibility for outstanding bills or debts and much more. Rights included within compensation extend beyond mere numbers. These could encompass funeral and burial expenses, lost earnings from deceased, emotional pain suffered by survivors to name a few.

Trust us when we say – We stand by you and tirelessly advocate for your rights under such irrevocable circumstances with utmost compassion and composure reflected through our experience having effectively represented numerous clients akin over years traversing this inadvertent journey met with heartfelt empathy.

When dealing with an unimaginably painful situation like wrongful death, the last thing you need is getting bogged down by legal intricacies. That’s where we at Carlson Bier work as your advocates holding steadfast belief that every life counts! What subdues standoff against negligent act leading towards fatality brings immense gratification apart from securing rightful justice served!

Now that we have shared broad insights regarding Wrongful Death Claims under Illinois law – ranging from fundamental aspects building such cases right till possible damages one may recover onto how Carlson Bier stands providing uncompromised assistance distinguished via deep-rooted professionalism infused compassion ‘During Tough Times,’ we urge you take further action.

If you find yourself nodding along wondering about potential case compelling enough requiring legal representation; don’t hesitate taking next crucial move for attaining rightful closure.

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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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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 West Englewood

Two-Wheeler Accidents

Proficient in legal assistance for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' carelessness or hazardous conditions.

Fire Injuries

Supplying specialist legal support for individuals of serious burn injuries caused by occurrences or recklessness.

Medical Negligence

Providing expert legal services for individuals affected by physician malpractice, including medication mistakes.

Products Liability

Addressing cases involving defective products, providing expert legal support to customers affected by faulty goods.

Elder Malpractice

Representing the rights of aged individuals who have been subjected to misconduct in aged care environments, ensuring compensation.

Slip & Stumble Incidents

Skilled in managing stumble accident cases, providing legal advice to individuals seeking recovery for their injuries.

Infant Wounds

Supplying legal support for families affected by medical malpractice resulting in birth injuries.

Car Incidents

Incidents: Devoted to helping victims of car accidents gain reasonable remuneration for harms and damages.

Motorbike Mishaps

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

Trucking Mishap

Providing adept legal representation for clients involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing adequate claims for harms.

Construction Site Crashes

Focused on representing laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or carelessness.

Cerebral Impairments

Focused on offering specialized legal support for patients suffering from cerebral injuries due to negligence.

Dog Bite Damages

Expertise in dealing with cases for clients who have suffered traumas from canine attacks or beast attacks.

Foot-traveler Incidents

Committed to legal representation for pedestrians involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering compensation.

Unwarranted Fatality

Striving for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, providing empathetic and professional legal guidance to ensure justice.

Neural Impairment

Expert in advocating for clients with vertebral damage, offering compassionate legal support to secure redress.

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