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About Carlson Bier Associates

When faced with the repercussions of a burn injury in Chapin, navigating legal recourse can be as daunting as the recovery process. Carlson Bier, an established Illinois law firm, stands distinguished for its consistent professional expertise in handling such intricate cases. Our seasoned team’s dedication to restoring justice and commitment towards personalized service assures that every case is handled meticulously. Conscious of the physical and emotional pain associated with burn injuries, we firmly negotiate on your behalf aiming to secure maximum compensation possible under law. Our adeptness extends from representing victims of residential fires to those exposed to harmful chemicals or explosions at work; our lawyers have successfully negotiated settlements even for faulty products leading to burns fiercely advocating for each client’s right! With Carlson Bier steering your case you enjoy access not only to unwavering support but also insightful assistance through confounding legal jargon and processes – manifesting why numerous survivors vouch for us when seeking expert relief guidance during their most difficult times.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Chapin Illinois

At the venerable Illinois-based law firm of Carlson Bier, we understand all too well the painful and often traumatic impact that burn injuries can have on a person’s life. With our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys at hand, we strive to offer our esteemed clients the highest level of legal representation in potential burns or scald-related litigations. Undoubtedly, burn injuries can be among the most severe and disquieting types of personal injury cases since they often involve not only physical pain but also emotional torment.

Initially, it is crucial for our readers to comprehend that not all burns are created equal. There is a range in severity from first-degree burns – superficial damage affecting only the outer layer of skin; second-degree burns – extending beyond superficial layers, causing blisters and potentially resulting in some degree of disfiguration; to third-degree burns – where damage extends through all skin layers into underlying tissue with probable lasting adverse effects.

• First-Degree Burn: damages only outer skin layer

• Second-Degree Burn: reaches deeper skin layers with potential permanent effects

• Third-Degree Burn: goes through every skin layer into tissue

The evident physical suffering from such injuries is certainly distressful; however, do keep in mind that psychological trauma may arise as well due to long-term changes in appearance or mobility limitations. Furthermore, the financial burden accompanying these instances should never be underestimated – there can be tremendous medical bills during acute treatment stages along with long-term rehabilitation costs.

Assuming liability for your burn injuries could lie from various factors like faulty products (appliances or machinery), occupational hazards leading to workplace accidents or neglectful premises oversight leading to residential fires. In situations where another party’s fault leads directly to your harm-links isn’t simply an abstract concept but quite literally could mean determining whether you might be entitled to monetary compensation for resultant suffering.

It must also be noted how integral acting promptly becomes within such instances given typical timeframes surrounding personal injury cases. Under Illinois law, generally speaking, injury victims have a two-year window from incident date to officially initiate legal proceedings seeking damages.

At Carlson Bier, we are passionate about helping burn victims navigate the complicated and often stressful world of personal injury litigation in Illinois. Our team brings a wealth of experience in representing clients facing uphill battles due to these types of injuries. We aim to ensure their rights are robustly protected while addressing present challenges such as lost wages caused by missing work during recovery periods; ongoing and future medical expenses linked with treatment needs or therapy requirements; along with recognition for non-economic harms like pain, suffering emotional distress among others.

We also deeply empathize how inherently intimidating legal realms can seem – particularly when nursing major wounds physically and otherwise. Consequently, our mission goes beyond presenting premier services but moreover driving towards client empowerment via accessible knowledge tools so informed decisions can be made at adulting junctures regarding your case.

The journey through recovery from burn injuries is undeniably tough – both mentally and physically – yet you aren’t alone through it all. The expert attorneys here at Carlson Bier stand ready to fight tooth-and-nail on behalf of burn survivors like yourself, orchestrating justice and fair compensation against guilty parties responsible for causing such harm.

So click on the button below to review an evaluation of your burn-related case potential worth absolutely free-of-charge! Explore where justice could take you today with us beside each step promising staunch advocacy rooted unwavering expertise + unequivocal dedication towards your well-being above all else under this mighty Illinois sky.

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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
Judy Canchola
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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
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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
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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
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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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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.

All Attorney Services in Chapin

Areas of Practice in Chapin

Cycling Accidents

Focused on legal advocacy for people injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' carelessness or perilous conditions.

Thermal Traumas

Supplying skilled legal advice for victims of serious burn injuries caused by occurrences or indifference.

Physician Carelessness

Extending expert legal support for victims affected by medical malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Liability

Addressing cases involving dangerous products, supplying skilled legal assistance to victims affected by product malfunctions.

Geriatric Abuse

Supporting the rights of elders who have been subjected to abuse in nursing homes environments, ensuring fairness.

Tumble & Trip Incidents

Skilled in handling slip and fall accident cases, providing legal representation to victims seeking redress for their losses.

Infant Injuries

Offering legal support for relatives affected by medical carelessness resulting in neonatal injuries.

Car Mishaps

Collisions: Dedicated to supporting victims of car accidents receive reasonable payout for hurts and losses.

Motorbike Crashes

Expert in providing legal assistance for motorcyclists involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring just recovery for damages.

Semi Crash

Offering experienced legal representation for clients involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing appropriate recompense for hurts.

Building Site Mishaps

Committed to supporting staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or negligence.

Neurological Impairments

Focused on extending expert legal services for victims suffering from brain injuries due to negligence.

Canine Attack Wounds

Expertise in tackling cases for persons who have suffered injuries from dog bites or beast attacks.

Pedestrian Accidents

Dedicated to legal support for joggers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering claims.

Unwarranted Demise

Working for families affected by a wrongful death, delivering empathetic and skilled legal support to ensure compensation.

Spine Damage

Committed to supporting clients with spine impairments, offering professional legal guidance to secure settlement.

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