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About Carlson Bier Associates

When faced with the devastating event of a wrongful death, it’s critical to consider legal representation that is tenacious, empathetic and knowledgeable. Carlson Bier offers just this, drawing from extensive experience in handling personal injury cases across Illinois including Sandoval. Our specialty lies within Wrongful Death lawsuits where we relentlessly fight for justice on behalf of the aggrieved families ensuring they get rightful compensation for their loss. We possess an intricate understanding of how sensitive these circumstances can be and conduct our service professionally and compassionately. Honesty takes center stage at Carlson Bier consequently, we offer full transparency through every step towards resolution while providing unwavering support throughout your journey to find peace after such a tragic loss . Sound advice backed by substantial experience places us as your optimal choice when seeking reparation during this difficult time in Sandoval or anywhere else in Illinois. Choose Carlson Bier; choose integrity , adherence to ethics , relentless pursuit for justice together with high levels of professionalism.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Sandoval Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we pride ourselves on being thorough and compassionate personal injury attorneys in Illinois. A significant aspect of our practice involves dealing with cases associated with wrongful deaths. It is an unfortunate reality that actions or negligence of others may lead to the tragic loss of a loved one. In such challenging times, understanding your rights can provide some solace and means for seeking justice.

In the legal sphere, wrongful death is termed as a fatality caused due to another party’s deliberate or negligent actions. This elaborate definition encapsulates various scenarios from accidents involving motor vehicles, pedestrians, workers in hazardous industries, medical malpractices or the use of faulty products. When these distressing incidents transpire, the victim’s families are left reeling not just emotionally but frequently also financially.

• It’s worth noting that each state fosters different laws for wrongful death claims.

• Essentially though across jurisdictions, direct family members like spouses and children usually have certain rights.

• Others including parents (for deceased minors), common-law partners or dependents can also stake their claims depending upon specific circumstances.

• These laws even extend cover for unborn fetuses in some states.

One key question often encountered concerns pecuniary compensation in wrongful death cases which indeed has multiple layers:

• Medical expenses sistered before demise

• Funeral expenditure

• Expected earnings anticipated over the decedent’s lifetime

• Loss of inheritance suffered by upcoming beneficiaries

The less tangible aspects like companionship loss especially pertaining to minor children losing parental guidance can also be factored into calculations but varies greatly case-by-case basis since everyone’s life story is unique.

Often potential clients might worry about any statute of limitations applying on filing these claims. The general rule points towards a two-year mark post-death although exceptions do apply e.g., based on when you discovered any foul play leading to your loved one’s passing was involved.

Certainly, sorting through intricate legal matters while mourning calls for skilled hands and empathetic hearts. Our team at Carlson Bier has the necessary acumen as well as a proven track record in dealing with multiple wrongful death cases sensitively yet assertively securing deserving compensations for our clients.

Therefore, we move beyond just legal advice on complex matters to become your pillar of support. Recognizing that we can never replace what you’ve lost, we are dedicated to helping make life feel somewhat manageable again through understanding every client’s unique position, anticipating future complications and resolving pending issues tirelessly towards delivering justice.

We lay down these details not to overwhelm but fully prepare you for bringing about rightful closure through informed decisions. Painful though it may be to revisit circumstances surrounding your loved one’s passing, arming yourself with knowledge remains vital component of securing fair compensation rightfully yours under law.

Are you sensing burdened expenses piling up after losing a dear one due to someone else’s faults? We encourage you not to delay any further in seeking legal help. Do not allow intimidation from bloated paperwork or potential confrontations withhold deserved justice anymore.

Our professional attorneys at Carlson Bier possess comprehensive knowledge and practical experience embedded deeply within Illinois jurisdiction’s personal injury laws pertinent specifically around wrongful deaths too.

Regardless whether this whole maze feels terrifying now, taking one step at a time will eventually bring closure enabling moving ahead thus mending over tragic losses as life must go on.

Wondering how much your case could potentially fetch? This is where we patiently walk alongside drafting each detail meticulously before presenting robust claims.

Do take some time out clicking below – Let us together dispel those nagging doubts looming over possible compensations merited by circumstances enveloping your irreparable loss right away!

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I went to a car accident with my husband and they’re was very helpful. I love them so much.
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This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
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So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
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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.
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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.
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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 Sandoval

Cycling Collisions

Focused on legal support for clients injured in bicycle accidents due to others' indifference or risky conditions.

Flame Traumas

Supplying professional legal advice for victims of grave burn injuries caused by accidents or indifference.

Hospital Malpractice

Offering expert legal advice for victims affected by hospital malpractice, including surgical errors.

Merchandise Responsibility

Managing cases involving faulty products, supplying skilled legal services to clients affected by defective items.

Elder Abuse

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

Trip and Stumble Injuries

Specialist in addressing slip and fall accident cases, providing legal support to persons seeking redress for their losses.

Neonatal Traumas

Offering legal assistance for relatives affected by medical misconduct resulting in birth injuries.

Vehicle Accidents

Mishaps: Concentrated on assisting clients of car accidents secure just payout for harms and impairment.

Scooter Mishaps

Focused on providing legal advice for victims involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring fair compensation for harm.

18-Wheeler Accident

Extending expert legal services for victims involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing rightful settlement for damages.

Building Crashes

Engaged in assisting employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or misconduct.

Head Impairments

Dedicated to ensuring dedicated legal services for persons suffering from neurological injuries due to accidents.

K9 Assault Traumas

Skilled in managing cases for persons who have suffered traumas from dog attacks or beast attacks.

Jogger Mishaps

Committed to legal services for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering damages.

Wrongful Passing

Advocating for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, offering understanding and experienced legal services to ensure fairness.

Spine Trauma

Committed to supporting persons with spinal cord injuries, offering compassionate legal representation to secure justice.

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