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About Carlson Bier Associates

Suffering from a burn injury can greatly impact one’s quality of life with catastrophic physical and emotional distress. Carlson Bier, an eminent Illinois law firm, specializes in handling the complexities that come with burn injuries claims. Serving individuals who have suffered in Altamont and statewide, we advocate firmly to achieve fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain, and suffering. Our adept attorneys understand the intricacies involved – be it residential fires or occupational accidents causing burns due to negligence or product liability issues. With our seasoned expertise combined with compassionate support, you find not just legal assistance but a steadfast ally in the face of adversity. We emphasize personalized representation ensuring each case garners its deserving attention without losing sight of your specific needs during this tumultuous time. Prioritizing transparency throughout proceedings is vital to us; helping clients make informed decisions every step of the way towards rightful justice remains our core intent at Carlson Bier – your trusted choice for navigating through tough times brought forth by unfortunate burn injuries.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Altamont Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we are a group of dedicated personal injury attorneys headquartered in Illinois. Our experience and expertise allow us to excel in dealing with cases involving burn injuries. Navigating the landscape of personal injury law can be overwhelming, especially while grappling with the physical pain and mental trauma that accompanies a severe burn injury. Trust in our proven competence and compassion as we guide you through this difficult time.

Burns are classified into three categories: first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns. First degree burns affect just the top layer of skin causing redness and minor inflammation whereas second-degree burns penetrate deeper layers damaging not only the epidermis but also part of the dermis resulting in blisters, serious pain, swelling,and redness. Third degree burns – the most severe ones – on affecting deep tissues result in white or blackened burned skin which may appear charred and leathery.

These types of injuries frequently result from various accidents like car collisions, improper handling of chemicals or flammable materials at work sites as well as dangerous consumer products or appliances among others.

Why you need expert legal representation if you suffer a burn injury:

• Liability Determination: The complexities tied to determining who is responsible for your accident require seasoned legal experts; our team will dissect every factor contributing to your accident.

• Full Compensation: Financial losses caused by burn injuries can be massive covering medical bills to lost wages since these expenses may continue growing as you recover; reaching out for professional help ensures full compensation without leaving any monetary element unearthed.

• Legal Support during Recovery: While focusing on healing emotionally & physically from such traumatizing experiences,the legalese involved in these cases can simply overwhelm; lean on us for support navigating through the dense forest of personal injury law.

The consequences following a burn-injury extend beyond physical implications potentially affecting one mentally & psychologically too thus making recovering more complicated.Apart from offering quality representation aimed at safeguarding your rights, we also ensure you are armed with valuable resources required for successfully undergoing healing process while seeking the justice you deserve.

We prioritize your needs as our client. Our approach is comprehensive and personalized – right from initial assessment of your case to its conclusion. At every step along this journey,our team provides relentless support ensuring that you comprehend the complexities involved in this legal path & alleviates associated stress; as experts skilled in walking through these mazes confidently rest assured you’re in protective hands.

Motor Vehicle Accidents,Workplace Injuries,Dangerous Appliances/Products and Residential Fires are included among common causes of such terrible injuries;with each one being unique it’s essential to let us provide precise guidance considering various variables involved.We understand the hurdles burn injury survivors endure & thus create an all-round fortress aimed at countering numerous stemming hardships born out of these incidents.

At Carlson Bier, we don’t merely treat you as a client but extend empathy understanding that during such distressing times,a comforting companion can lighten burdens.We’ll work tirelessly fighting for rightful compensation ensuring financial strain doesn’t deter your recovery course.So if unfortunately,you’ve become a victim of severe burn injuries,it’s time for action!Don’t spend moments wallowing in confusion regarding the steps moving forward. Let us analyze your case competently revealing best possible channels leading towards achieving justice.

The next step rests on obtaining an evaluation your case’s worth which again requires expert advice.Don’t hesitate- click on the button below now; our professional attorneys stand ready answering any questions providing clarity about potential paths lying ahead.Your journey towards healing starts here.Capitalize on our experienced layer panel working passionately devising strategies helping deliver justice owed to you.Understanding deserves more than mere sympathy after enduring testing times.Let Carlson Beir drive accountability creating room for closure sealing this harrowing chapter.Tap into our vast experience today facilitating progress along eventful road mapping recovery.Remember,Happiness can Bier again!

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Mydjianie Savary
mydjianie savary
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
Shanta Nash
Shanta Nash
I really love you guys Yall the Best 🥰
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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Burn Accident FAQ​

There are three main types of burn injuries:

  • First-degree burns: These burns affect the outer layer of skin, the epidermis. They cause redness, pain, and swelling.
  • Second-degree burns: These burns affect the epidermis and the dermis, the second layer of skin. They cause redness, pain, swelling, and blistering.
  • Third-degree burns: These burns destroy the epidermis and the dermis, and can also damage the underlying tissues. They cause white, leathery, or charred skin.

Burn injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Heat: This includes flames, hot liquids, steam, and hot objects.
  • Electricity: Electrical burns can be caused by contact with live wires or outlets.
  • Chemicals: Chemical burns can be caused by exposure to acids, alkalis, and other corrosive substances.
  • Radiation: Radiation burns can be caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or to other types of radiation.

The signs and symptoms of a burn injury will vary depending on the severity of the burn. However, some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Blistering
  • Charred skin
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shock

The treatment options for burn injuries will vary depending on the severity of the burn. However, some common treatment options include:

  • First-degree burns: These burns typically heal on their own within a few days. However, it is important to keep the area clean and moist.
  • Second-degree burns: These burns may need to be treated with medication or surgery.
  • Third-degree burns: These burns typically require surgery and skin grafts.


Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit if your burn injury was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person or party. A burn injury lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and can represent you in court if necessary.

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Areas of Practice in Altamont

Cycling Mishaps

Specializing in legal assistance for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' indifference or perilous conditions.

Burn Wounds

Supplying adept legal support for individuals of severe burn injuries caused by accidents or misconduct.

Clinical Misconduct

Ensuring expert legal assistance for victims affected by medical malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Responsibility

Handling cases involving unsafe products, supplying professional legal services to consumers affected by faulty goods.

Nursing Home Malpractice

Advocating for the rights of seniors who have been subjected to mistreatment in care facilities environments, ensuring restitution.

Tumble & Slip Accidents

Expert in dealing with stumble accident cases, providing legal services to clients seeking recovery for their damages.

Infant Harms

Providing legal assistance for families affected by medical misconduct resulting in infant injuries.

Motor Crashes

Crashes: Committed to aiding sufferers of car accidents gain fair settlement for injuries and harm.

Motorcycle Incidents

Expert in providing legal assistance for riders involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for damages.

Big Rig Crash

Providing experienced legal assistance for victims involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing rightful recompense for injuries.

Construction Crashes

Engaged in supporting laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to safety violations or misconduct.

Head Damages

Committed to extending specialized legal advice for patients suffering from brain injuries due to incidents.

Dog Bite Harms

Proficient in dealing with cases for victims who have suffered injuries from puppy bites or wildlife encounters.

Cross-walker Collisions

Specializing in legal representation for walkers involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering claims.

Unfair Death

Standing up for families affected by a wrongful death, providing empathetic and expert legal guidance to ensure redress.

Backbone Harm

Committed to supporting individuals with vertebral damage, offering dedicated legal assistance to secure recovery.

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