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About Carlson Bier Associates

In the unfortunate event of burn injuries, finding a reliable attorney can be challenging. That’s where Carlson Bier steps in, with a solid reputation for being one of Illinois’ leading personal injury law firms representing victims of serious burns. Burn injuries are not only devastating but often incredibly complex to litigate. Our skilled attorneys comprehend these complexities and will leave no stone unturned in your case representation.

Carlson Bier prioritizes communication; we ensure clients receive comprehensive updates concerning their cases frequently, ensuring transparency throughout the entire process. We believe it is vital for our clients to be well-informed at all times regarding their legal journey ahead.

We also understand that severe burns carry substantial medical costs along with significant emotional distress— this informs our approach towards claiming deserved compensation tactfully yet aggressively to cover both physical and psychological damages as thoroughly as possible in accordance with Illinois laws.

Dedication? Yes! Experience? Absolutely! Excellence? Without question! With Carlson Bier, you get an unparalleled commitment to fighting vehemently for your rights as a burn injury victim – coupled with exceptional legal services from proven professionals ingrained in protecting what matters most: you…your rights…and ultimately, providing justice sooner rather than later. Trust is everything — trust Carlson Bier today.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Burnham Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we want you to be fully informed about burn injuries, which are both devastating and traumatic incidents that require immediate medical attention and sometimes complex legal solutions. Our team embodies a highly experienced group of personal injury attorneys based right in the heart of Illinois, equipped to provide invaluable assistance when navigating such events.

In educating yourself further about this topic, it’s essential first to identify that burn injuries range in severity. The varying degrees of burns consist of first-degree, second-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree burns. First-degree burns affect only the outer layer of skin or epidermis while second-degree burns extend into the dermis or middle layer. Meanwhile, more severe forms like third-degree burns destroy all layers of skin and may also damage underlying tissues, and fourth-degree burns often involve injury to deeper tissues like muscle or bone.

Each degree triggers different physiological responses resulting in symptoms ranging from mild redness to permanent scarring accompanied by functional impairment. You should comprehend these variations as they dictate the victim’s course of treatment and consequently their path through potential legal implications. Knowledge is key; knowledge brings power when dealing with a situation involving personal injury such as a burn incident.

In helping our clients understand the scope of their needs after experiencing such unfortunate incidents:

• Medical expenses should be considered – not only for immediate care but ongoing treatments including physical therapy.

• Emotional well-being is at stake here too- counselling might be required if Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs.

• Income loss due to inability to work could accrue leading up further financial turmoil

• Finally yet importantly, damaged property incurred during the accidents needs assessment for claim purposes.

Our lawyers persistently strive towards securing an optimal settlement for your case considering all these factors so that you aren’t left bearing heavy financial burdens alongside emotional agony post suffering from burns.

Now let’s address litigation concerning burn injuries – every court procedure comes with its unique variances according to the nature of injury and contributing factors leading to it. Should negligence be involved, as frequently is in such cases – whether it’s a landlord failing to properly maintain residential gas lines or an employer neglecting safety regulations leading to industrial accident fires- your case’s monetary value could significantly vary.

You need seasoned attorneys like us at Carlson Bier who can adeptly handle complex litigation processes. For instance, we persevere in demonstrating how the responsible party’s actions have directly resulted in your suffering, thence maximizing the potential compensation you ought to receive for pain and suffering endured as well as probable future losses from disability or disfigurement.

It’s also vital not to overlook the importance if statute limitation applicable on personal injury claims in Illinois – usually two years from when the incident occurred. So it’s crucial not get bogged down by surgeries and therapies; reach out to a lawyer promptly after stabilizing medically. Rest assured we at Carlson Bier empathetically walk our clients through these complex novelties ensuring no deadlines are missed which might potentially jeopardize your rightful claim.

Every burn victim deserves a dogged advocate ready to fight beside them amidst challenging times hence partnering with dedicated lawyers like us provides reassurance necessary during the healing process while pursuing justice sternly intended for those negligent parties causing such affliction.

Lastly, remember that understanding what your case is worth goes beyond mere calculation of medical bills. It’s about getting equipped with knowledge regarding all encompassing aspects concerning personal injury claims occurring due aggressive acts implicated through careless indulgence of certain people/companies risking lives over complacency towards safety measures ordained by law.

If you’re ready to take steps forward following a serious burn incident, click on the button below now! Discover what true value lies within your case courtesy guidance from committed team members here working tirelessly advocating victims’ rights defending their dignity relentlessly only at Carlson Bier – The home team for injured individuals seeking justice diligently.

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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
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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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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 Burnham

Bike Collisions

Dedicated to legal advocacy for people injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' lack of care or dangerous conditions.

Fire Injuries

Extending expert legal help for sufferers of intense burn injuries caused by events or negligence.

Healthcare Carelessness

Ensuring specialist legal assistance for individuals affected by healthcare malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Responsibility

Taking on cases involving unsafe products, extending specialist legal help to victims affected by product-related injuries.

Elder Malpractice

Advocating for the rights of seniors who have been subjected to abuse in senior centers environments, ensuring restitution.

Trip and Tumble Incidents

Skilled in dealing with tumble accident cases, providing legal advice to sufferers seeking recovery for their injuries.

Childbirth Traumas

Providing legal help for relatives affected by medical incompetence resulting in neonatal injuries.

Auto Crashes

Incidents: Dedicated to assisting clients of car accidents receive appropriate payout for harms and losses.

Motorbike Collisions

Dedicated to providing legal services for bikers involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for harm.

18-Wheeler Mishap

Ensuring adept legal advice for drivers involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing rightful recompense for injuries.

Building Site Mishaps

Engaged in assisting workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or irresponsibility.

Brain Injuries

Focused on extending dedicated legal services for patients suffering from head injuries due to misconduct.

K9 Assault Injuries

Proficient in handling cases for individuals who have suffered wounds from puppy bites or wildlife encounters.

Foot-traveler Collisions

Specializing in legal advocacy for walkers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering compensation.

Wrongful Death

Advocating for relatives affected by a wrongful death, delivering empathetic and expert legal services to ensure fairness.

Spine Harm

Dedicated to advocating for clients with paralysis, offering compassionate legal assistance to secure settlement.

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