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Wrongful Death Lawyer in Meredosia

Understanding the Role of a Wrongful Death Lawyer: Carlson Bier Associates, LLC

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About Carlson Bier Associates

If you’re grappling with the devastating aftermath of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence or misconduct in Meredosia, Carlson Bier can help. Our firm holds an impeccable reputation and proven expertise in Wrongful Death cases. Enhanced by our tireless commitment, compassionate approach, and mastery of Illinois law nuances, we champion client’s rights fearlessly while navigating these highly challenging legal waters. We understand that no financial gain could ever replace your loss. But it’s absolutely essential for families to secure justice and the rightful compensation they deserve which helps alleviate the financial trauma linked with such events. As it’s not uncommon for unsuspecting bereaved families to be intimidated by manipulative tactics from insurance companies trying to minimise their liability exposure; having Carlson Bier on your side levels out the playing field significantly ensuring your interests are always protected during this brutally distressing period is paramount . Choose Carlson Bier – a dependable advocate for those who want nothing less than winning results in wrongful death litigations.

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What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Losing a loved one is a heartbreaking experience, especially when their death results from someone else’s negligence or intentional harm. In such cases, the law provides a way for the bereaved family to seek justice and compensation through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death lawyer plays a crucial role in navigating these legal waters, ensuring that the family’s rights are protected and that they receive the compensation they deserve. Carlson Bier Associates, LLC specializes in wrongful death cases, providing compassionate and expert legal assistance during these difficult times.

What is Wrongful Death? Understanding Your Legal Options

Wrongful death occurs when an individual dies due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of another person or entity. Common causes of wrongful death include car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, defective products, and criminal activities. The primary goal of a wrongful death claim is to hold the responsible party accountable and to provide financial support to the deceased’s family.

How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help You

A wrongful death lawyer is a personal injury attorney who specializes in representing families of individuals who have died due to the wrongful actions of others. At Carlson Bier Associates, LLC, our wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to helping families navigate the complex legal process, from investigating the incident to negotiating settlements or pursuing litigation.

The Key Responsibilities of a Wrongful Death Lawyer

  • Conducting a Thorough Investigation: One of the first steps in a wrongful death case is a thorough investigation. Our lawyers gather evidence, interview witnesses, and work with experts to build a strong case.
  • Establishing Liability and Proving Negligence: Establishing that the defendant’s actions directly caused the death is crucial. This involves demonstrating negligence, recklessness, or intentional harm.
  • Accurately Calculating Damages: Wrongful death claims can include various types of compensation, such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and loss of companionship. Our lawyers meticulously calculate these damages to ensure fair compensation.
  • Skilled Negotiation for Fair Settlements: Many wrongful death cases are settled out of court. Our lawyers negotiate with insurance companies and the responsible parties to reach a fair settlement.
  • Litigating in Court for Justice: If a settlement cannot be reached, our lawyers are prepared to take the case to court. They present the evidence, argue the case, and fight for justice on behalf of the family.

The Key Responsibilities of a Wrongful Death Lawyer

Choosing the right wrongful death lawyer is crucial for the success of your case. Carlson Bier Associates, LLC stands out for several reasons:

Experience and Expertise You Can Trust

Our firm has a proven track record in handling wrongful death cases. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to navigate complex legal issues.

Compassionate Representation During Tough

We understand the emotional toll a wrongful death case can take on a family. Our lawyers provide compassionate and personalized legal support, treating each case with the sensitivity it deserves.

Dedication to Justice and Accountability

We are committed to holding the responsible parties accountable and ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Access to Top Resources and Network

Our wrongful death lawyers have access to a network of experts, including medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, and financial analysts, to build a robust case.

Steps to Take After a Wrongful Death

If you believe you have a wrongful death claim, it’s essential to take immediate action. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer Immediately: Reach out to Carlson Bier Associates, LLC as soon as possible. Early legal intervention can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
  • Preserve Critical Evidence: Gather and preserve any evidence related to the incident, such as medical records, accident reports, and witness statements.
  • Avoid Discussing the Case Publicly: Refrain from discussing the details of the case with anyone other than your lawyer to avoid jeopardizing your claim.
  • Follow Your Lawyer’s Advice Closely: Trust your lawyer’s guidance throughout the process. They will advise you on the best course of action and keep you informed at every stage.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases and How We Handle Them

  • Fatal Car Accidents: Negligent driving, such as speeding, drunk driving, or distracted driving, can lead to fatal accidents. Our lawyers have extensive experience in handling wrongful death claims arising from car accidents.
  • Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death: Medical errors, such as misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, or medication errors, can result in wrongful death. We work with medical experts to prove negligence in these cases.
  • Workplace Accidents and Employer Negligence: Unsafe working conditions or employer negligence can lead to fatal workplace accidents. Our lawyers help families seek justice and compensation for their loss.
  • Defective Products Leading to Death: Manufacturers can be held liable for wrongful deaths caused by defective or dangerous products. We investigate and pursue claims against responsible companies.
  • Wrongful Death from Criminal Acts: If a loved one dies due to criminal activities, such as assault or homicide, we work with law enforcement and use evidence from criminal cases to support wrongful death claims.

Types of Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases

Compensation in wrongful death cases can vary depending on the circumstances. Some common types of compensation include:

  • Economic Damages for Financial Losses: These include medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, and loss of future earnings.
  • Non-Economic Damages for Emotional Suffering: These cover intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and emotional distress.
  • Punitive Damages for Gross Negligence: In cases involving gross negligence or intentional harm, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and deter future misconduct.

How Carlson Bier Associates, LLC Supports You Through the Process

Navigating a wrongful death claim can be overwhelming, but Carlson Bier Associates, LLC is here to help. Our lawyers will handle all aspects of your case, from investigation to settlement negotiations or trial. We are committed to providing the support and representation you need during this challenging time.

For more information on wrongful death claims and to schedule a consultation, visit the Carlson Bier Associates, LLC website or call us at 312-313-2440 . Our team is ready to provide the expert legal assistance you need.

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Mydjianie Savary
mydjianie savary
2023-12-12
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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
2023-12-06
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This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
2023-11-29
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So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
2023-11-09
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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
2023-10-30
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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
2023-10-25
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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
2023-10-16
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I really love you guys Yall the Best 🥰
Kevin Calloway
Kevin Calloway
2023-10-16
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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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Construction Site Crashes

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Jogger Collisions

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