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About Carlson Bier Associates

Losing a loved one is heart-wrenching and when it happens through negligence or wrongdoing, the pain intensifies. In such times of crisis, you need an ally who understands both your emotional turmoil and legal intricacies – Carlson Bier. Specializing in Wrongful Death cases within Illinois’s jurisdiction, our skills are unrivalled. Our accomplished team has made us a talented protector of victim rights; offering unwavering commitment to seeking justice for lost ones while providing compassionate support to families navigating these troubled times.

When choices must be made amidst grief and uncertainty, selecting Carlson Bier means placing trust in relentless advocates striving relentlessly to vindicate your family’s rights. Utilizing comprehensive knowledge of wrongful death law on behalf of victims from Sunnyside and beyond; firmly managing probate processes while aggressively fighting for deserved recompense from liability parties speaks volumes about our dedication.

In courtrooms across Illinois including those serving Sunnyside citizens, we’ve garnered respect through proven results – evidence unveiled, defendants held accountable, settlements won! Never promising unattainable victories yet always working tenaciously towards positive outcomes: that’s what defines the professionalism at Carlson Bier – Passionate pursuit complemented by potent persistence delivers powerfully impressive representation!

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Sunnyside Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we bring meticulous expertise to the realm of personal injury law in Illinois. Our focus is on handling cases related to Wrongful Death – one of the most difficult and sensitive types of personal injury cases. Wrongful death refers to situations where an individual loses their life due to another person’s negligence or intentional actions. These could range from automobile accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, nursing home neglects, among others.

To delve further into the intricate subject matter of wrongful deaths, it is crucial to understand that this pertains not just to fatalities resulting from criminal activities but also those occurring due to unintentional misconduct or neglect. A fatal car accident caused by a drunk driver can be as much constituted as wrongful death as a scenario where faulty machinery has led to a worker’s demise.

Further explaining the facets involved, here are some key highlights:

• The responsibility or liability lies with the party who owes what’s called ‘duty of care’ – which implies everyone should take reasonable measures not rendering harm onto someone else.

• Proving the dereliction in this duty and demonstrating how it resulted directly in the loss are fundamental for successful lawsuits.

• Damages awarded typically encompass aspects like medical expenses incurred prior to death, funeral costs, loss of future earnings potential for decedents, emotional suffering endured by surviving kin among others.

Knowledge is power indeed; however dealing with devastating instances like wrongful deaths require far more than just awareness about your legal rights and options. This is when Carlson Bier steps in! We strive tirelessly towards ensuring every client obtains ample justice via crafting robust case-specific strategies backed up by solid evidence.

Our considerable experience helps navigate even through complex cases seamlessly while addressing all pertaining questions regarding Illinois law concerning wrongful deaths and helping you make informed decisions throughout this challenging journey. Family distraught over losing a loved one deserves focused respite instead of grappling with complex legal troubles during moments of painful grief.

The empathetic yet professional approach of our attorneys, combined with unmatched litigation expertise forms the core strength at Carlson Bier. Our commitment goes beyond representing you in court; we extend strong support systems too by helping deal with insurance companies or negotiating settlements.

At Carlson Bier, understanding your legal odds or calculating potential damages can be as effortless as a click away! Accessing proper legal representation is fundamental when seeking justice for wrongful death cases. We are ready to listen, comprehend and commit to securing rightful compensation for your unbearable loss.

Moreover, it’s essential to act promptly when dealing with such cases due to the statutes of limitations set forth by Illinois state that limit timeframe within which lawsuits can be brought forward post occurrence of wrongful deaths – this acts as further catalyst driving us towards swift yet sturdy action.

It’s time to make a decisive move if you find yourself grappling with the tragic burden of losing someone owing to third party negligence. Scroll down and click on the button below to decipher how much value your case holds – an opportunity for reaching fair restitution. At Carlson Bier, advocating truth and ensuring lawful justice isn’t just our profession but indeed an ethical mission we pursue passionately.

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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.
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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.
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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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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 Sunnyside

Pedal Cycle Crashes

Specializing in legal advocacy for clients injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' indifference or dangerous conditions.

Fire Wounds

Offering professional legal advice for individuals of severe burn injuries caused by mishaps or negligence.

Healthcare Negligence

Offering experienced legal support for patients affected by physician malpractice, including negligent care.

Commodities Obligation

Managing cases involving unsafe products, extending specialist legal guidance to customers affected by harmful products.

Aged Neglect

Representing the rights of aged individuals who have been subjected to abuse in senior centers environments, ensuring compensation.

Stumble & Tumble Occurrences

Expert in managing slip and fall accident cases, providing legal services to persons seeking justice for their suffering.

Infant Wounds

Providing legal guidance for households affected by medical negligence resulting in neonatal injuries.

Auto Collisions

Mishaps: Concentrated on guiding victims of car accidents receive equitable recompense for damages and losses.

Bike Mishaps

Expert in providing representation for victims involved in bike accidents, ensuring justice for damages.

18-Wheeler Accident

Delivering professional legal support for victims involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing rightful compensation for hurts.

Construction Incidents

Dedicated to advocating for laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or carelessness.

Brain Harms

Focused on delivering specialized legal support for patients suffering from head injuries due to incidents.

Dog Bite Harms

Specialized in handling cases for persons who have suffered injuries from K9 assaults or animal attacks.

Pedestrian Collisions

Focused on legal support for joggers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering restitution.

Wrongful Demise

Fighting for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, extending empathetic and adept legal representation to ensure restitution.

Neural Damage

Focused on advocating for victims with spine impairments, offering expert legal support to secure redress.

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