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About Carlson Bier Associates

When faced with severe burn injuries, you require competent legal representation. Carlson Bier, a renowned Illinois-based law firm specializing in personal injury law provides exceptional service for Carmi citizens grappling with the aftermath of devastating accidents like these. With extensive expertise, we ensure your rights are protected and help secure fair compensation to cover medical costs as well as pain and suffering that often accompanies such traumatic incidents. Our team empathizes deeply with burn victims’ plight which fuels our commitment toward delivering personalized, top-tier legal solutions designed to relieve the pressure associated with litigation procedures subsequently making recovery more manageable for our clients from Carmi. So if you or loved one ever find yourself troubled by serious burn injuries needing solid legal counsel — consider engaging Carlson Bier’s services known statewide for their fighting spirit zealously championing justice exclusively on your behalf in Burn Injury cases across Illinois. Your fight becomes ours because at Carlson Bier– We care.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Carmi Illinois

At the reputable law firm of Carlson Bier, we have a dedicated team of personal injury attorneys who specialize in burn injury cases. Our experienced Illinois-based legal professionals understand the complex intricacies surrounding such sensitive issues – from explaining the different degrees of burns to helping clients navigate the often overwhelming legal processes associated with their claims.

Burn injuries can be categorized into three main types according to severity; first, second and third-degree burns. First-degree burns are generally minor, affecting only the skin’s surface. Symptoms may include redness and pain, but typically no blisters develop and recovery is usually swift with proper care.

Second-degree burns extend beyond the surface of the skin, reaching underneath tissue layers resulting in painful blistering and potential scarring upon healing. Third-degree burns are the most severe type as they inflict damage deeper within our tissue layers adversely affecting nerves and potentially leading to permanent disfigurements or disabilities.

– Various causes behind burn injuries

– Importance of immediate medical attention

– Effectiveness of treatments available for different degrees

Beyond physical afflictions from these categories lie further complications: psychological trauma due to drastic changes in physical appearance or loss of mobility; economic strain from mounting medical bills against diminished earning potential for unanticipated extended periods away from work.

Navigating through this complex scenario calls for skilled guidance which you will find at Carlson Bier – thorough detailing about possible avenues of compensation using a comprehensive approach that considers not just hospital charges but also factors like lost wages and future earnings’ impairment due to disability along with recognizing emotional distress arising out traumatic experiences faced post-injury.

In heartening news for victims who have suffered debilitating burn injuries because someone was negligent or careless – Illinois law permits time frame expansion beyond its normal two-year statute limitation if certain conditions are satisfied; thus offering more chance than most other jurisdictions might offer an injured individual to seek justice through legal means even years following incidents due cause suffering.

From initial consultation-through litigation-to settlement conclusion, our burn injury legal team at Carlson Bier takes care of every legal aspect, enabling sufferers and their loved ones to focus on physical and emotional healing. Our firm’s reputation has been built on aggressive representation tailored to each client’s specific needs; achieving favorable outcomes for victims suffering from horrific circumstances due harsh reality of burn injuries.

We work tirelessly relentlessly seeking fair compensation amounts masterfully advocating during settlement negotiations or fiercely fighting for your rights courtroom witness stand, as needed. The result? A decisive edge for our clients in resolving their claims favorably against challenging odds prevalent within the legal landscape.

Remember – we are not just attorneys but also strong supporters here at Carlson Bier committed passionately toward one common goal: helping you achieve justice while securing maximum possible compensation awarded by law for sustained injuries endured through someone else’s irresponsibility.

Interested in learning more about how we can assist with your unique situation? Click on the button below to get a no-obligation free case evaluation revealing an estimate about what your claim might be worth pursuing legally. Allow us to bring harmony back into life that undeservedly got disrupted due to a tragic accident caused by someone else’s negligence; let Carlson Bier advocate for your rights deserved under Illinois law starting today!

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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
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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.
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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 Carmi

Two-Wheeler Crashes

Proficient in legal services for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' carelessness or hazardous conditions.

Burn Injuries

Supplying expert legal support for sufferers of intense burn injuries caused by occurrences or indifference.

Hospital Malpractice

Ensuring professional legal advice for persons affected by physician malpractice, including misdiagnosis.

Merchandise Responsibility

Dealing with cases involving faulty products, providing specialist legal help to victims affected by harmful products.

Senior Mistreatment

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

Tumble & Tumble Mishaps

Skilled in tackling slip and fall accident cases, providing legal assistance to persons seeking justice for their injuries.

Neonatal Damages

Providing legal assistance for kin affected by medical incompetence resulting in birth injuries.

Car Crashes

Mishaps: Dedicated to supporting clients of car accidents receive reasonable compensation for wounds and damages.

Bike Mishaps

Focused on providing representation for motorcyclists involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring just recovery for losses.

18-Wheeler Incident

Ensuring professional legal support for victims involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing adequate claims for hurts.

Building Crashes

Dedicated to advocating for employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or recklessness.

Head Harms

Dedicated to providing specialized legal assistance for individuals suffering from head injuries due to accidents.

K9 Assault Harms

Proficient in tackling cases for clients who have suffered harms from dog attacks or animal assaults.

Jogger Accidents

Committed to legal support for joggers involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering recovery.

Undeserved Death

Working for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, delivering sensitive and skilled legal support to ensure restitution.

Spine Damage

Expert in defending individuals with backbone trauma, offering professional legal assistance to secure justice.

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