Burn Injuries in Calumet City

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About Carlson Bier Associates

In the aftermath of a burn injury, legal representation is not just necessary but also crucial to ensure fair compensation. As renowned personal injury lawyers serving citizens throughout Illinois including Calumet City, Carlson Bier stands undeterred in its commitment to fighting for justice on behalf of victims suffering from debilitating burns. We fully understand the complexities revolving around such cases, and our seasoned attorneys are equipped with vast experience and knowledge on dealing with them effectively. Our approach incorporates bespoke strategies designed to serve individual client needs backed by compassionate guidance every step of the way. We tirelessly work towards obtaining deserved recompense for medical bills, lost earnings and pain endured due to someone else’s negligence leading to burn injuries. Emphasizing honesty and transparency as key values, we never hesitate sharing realistic outcomes while maintaining an open line of communication at all times during this challenging period you unfortunately face today – making us your ideal partner when seeking rightful reparations after severe burn injuries.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Calumet City Illinois

At Carlson Bier, your recovery is our primary concern. As a trusted personal injury law firm in Illinois, we understand the pain and trauma burn injuries can inflict on patients and their families. Burn injuries are not merely physical wounds; they tear at the victim’s emotional wellbeing and finances due to extensive medical treatments.

Burn injuries refer to tissue damage caused by excessive heat, chemicals, electricity or radiation exposure. Such incidents may occur due to various reasons such as accidents at home or workplace, vehicular mishaps or product malfunctions. These types of injury go beyond mere skin-deep burns; they have life-changing impacts causing severe discomfort and necessitating prolonged treatment spans.

To get a better understanding of these complex cases, it’s important to know about different burn degrees:

– First-degree burns affect only the outermost skin layer causing redness.

– Second-degree burns damage not just the epidermis but also part of the dermis (underlying second tissue layer).

– Third-degree burns extend through every skin layer leaving behind stiff white/black charred skin.

Experiencing a burn injury is traumatic enough without having to navigate through complex legal processes for compensation claims. Our skilled team at Carlson Bier has proficient lawyers with an excellent track record in handling personals injury lawsuits effectively including those involving serious burn injuries.

The process includes responsibilities such as case evaluation where we assess liability issues related to your accident diligently uncovering all possible evidences that might fortify your claim against responsible parties aiding us strategize for litigation procedures accurately providing you maximum settlement possibility.

In light of this experience, trust us when we say that early attorney involvement always ensures more beneficial outcomes. An adept lawyer from our team can step in right from early stages securing crucial evidence before it gets lost or distorted overtime playing a critical role during negotiation conversations with insurance representatives helping you earn rightful compensation.

Rest assured that being served by Carlson Bier means putting yourself first—as we will always prioritize your recovery and rehabilitation. Services include tapping into our network of medical professionals to advise on necessary treatments, guide you through the complex claims process, liaise with insurance companies on your behalf, update you consistently about case progress besides making sure negligent parties are held accountable for their actions.

Our firm does not just function as a legal resource; we are here to provide emotional backing in such critical times aiding you navigate this ordeal smoothly reducing added stress typically associated with personal injury lawsuits.

Representation by Carlson Bier means being part of compassionate counseling sessions, transparent conversations and resolute representation that seeks justice ardently realizing how important financial recovery is especially when substantial medical bills pile up consequent to severe burn injuries causing major disruptions in victims’ lives while they convalesce over extended periods.

Let us reiterate – at Carlson Bier, your wellbeing is paramount.

As seasoned litigators specializing in complex personal injury cases across Illinois—in particular those involving serious burns—we bring vast experience along with an impeccable track record of obtaining favorable outcomes for clients. We work tirelessly ensuring you receive full compensation recovering lost wages including present & future income potency considering therapy & rehabilitation costs necessary for comprehensive healing.

We understand doubts or apprehensions associated with prospective legal proceedings may trouble victims/families during these strenuous times— rest assured knowing each enquiry or concern will be handled empathetically helping alleviate undue worries associated with legalities involved.

Above all else, we comprehend no amount can fairly compensate trauma experienced post suffering severe burn injuries nevertheless rightful settlements play intrinsic role restoring financial stability integral for absolute recuperation. Let’s face it– understanding legalese can be a daunting task hence contacting an expert attorney at the earliest remains crucial.

Remember—you’re not alone; laws exist protecting rights of burn victims assuring due compensation mandates are met systematically offering succor following an unfortunate incident.

After carefully reading about what constituted burn injuries and how quality legal assistance could make a significant difference during recovery periods, are you intrigued to find out the potential value of your case? Our seasoned team stands ready to assess and guide you. Don’t let uncertainty stall your life; take control today to ensure a sound tomorrow. Click on the button below for a free consultation that will help you understand how much your burn injury case may be worth. Together, we at Carlson Bier can strive towards a future where the pain of the past has been adequately addressed and compensated.

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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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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 Calumet City

Two-Wheeler Mishaps

Dedicated to legal services for clients injured in bicycle accidents due to others's lack of care or hazardous conditions.

Burn Burns

Giving expert legal support for patients of serious burn injuries caused by events or carelessness.

Physician Incompetence

Offering experienced legal assistance for clients affected by physician malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Liability

Handling cases involving unsafe products, delivering adept legal guidance to clients affected by product malfunctions.

Nursing Home Neglect

Supporting the rights of elders who have been subjected to misconduct in aged care environments, ensuring protection.

Fall and Stumble Occurrences

Adept in handling tumble accident cases, providing legal representation to sufferers seeking restitution for their injuries.

Infant Harms

Extending legal assistance for households affected by medical carelessness resulting in infant injuries.

Auto Collisions

Accidents: Committed to helping victims of car accidents obtain just remuneration for hurts and impairment.

Scooter Mishaps

Specializing in providing legal services for victims involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring fair compensation for damages.

Big Rig Crash

Offering professional legal advice for clients involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing rightful recovery for losses.

Building Accidents

Engaged in defending laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or misconduct.

Neurological Impairments

Committed to providing dedicated legal services for individuals suffering from cognitive injuries due to negligence.

Canine Attack Damages

Proficient in addressing cases for individuals who have suffered injuries from K9 assaults or animal attacks.

Foot-traveler Collisions

Specializing in legal support for joggers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering damages.

Wrongful Demise

Standing up for families affected by a wrongful death, offering compassionate and professional legal services to ensure fairness.

Spinal Cord Damage

Expert in advocating for patients with paralysis, offering specialized legal assistance to secure redress.

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