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About Carlson Bier Associates

Suffering from a burn injury can be a life-altering event which requires expert legal representation to handle your case. That’s where the proficient team at Carlson Bier steps in. We offer exceptional, personalized advocacy for clients dealing with burn injuries in and around Illinois, including Chillicothe. Our astute attorneys are experienced in handling severe injury cases and prioritize your needs throughout this challenging journey. As our client, you will benefit from skilled negotiations aimed at securing maximum compensation on your behalf – ensuring proper coverage for medical expenses, pain, suffering or lost wages due to injuries received. The hallmarks of Carlson Bier’s practice is accessibility and communication; we aim to keep you informed about every step of progress made towards achieving justice for you. Recovering after such devastating incidents might seem insurmountable but with committed professionals like us by your side – it becomes much more manageable! Every burn victim deserves high-quality legal care: choose Carlson Bier as the best choice advocate on your way to recovery today!

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Chillicothe Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we’re not just experienced personal injury lawyers; we’re dedicated advocates for individuals who have suffered burn injuries across Illinois. Our extensive expertise and commitment to our clients’ welfare stem from a deep-rooted understanding of the severe physical, psychological, and financial toll that burn injuries exact on victims and their families. We exist solely to defend them.

Burn injuries are varied in nature and severity: first degree burns only affect the skin’s outer layer, sewing significant discomfort but minimal damage; second-degree burns reach underlying skins causing blisters whilst third-degree burns extend further into deeper tissues causing permanent tissue damage.

Moreover, our substantial experience allows us insight into often overlooked aspects of burn injury cases. For instance:

– Severe burn victims may require prolonged treatment like reconstructive surgery.

– Psychological trauma resulting from disfigurements and altered body images is a critical aspect when seeking compensation.

– Lost earnings due to extended hospital stays or rehabilitation periods should be accounted for while pursuing claims.

At Carlson Bier, we empathize deeply with the immense pain borne by burn victims but also recognize how critical immediate legal action is in securing fair compensation.

Every case begins with an evaluation of its circumstances – Understanding the accident scene where the burn injury occurred lends perspective on potential safety violations or negligence factors involved. A keen insight combined with thorough fact-finding allows us make a robust case plan directed towards acquiring rightful restitution for you.

Accident scene analysis is followed by assessment of medical reports which provide valued information about severity level of your burn injuries – This data alongside guidance from medical professionals assists us in quantifying the real-time and future monetary implications required for comprehensive care.

The subsequent layer involves detailing all potential damages – While visible damages such as medical expenses can be overtly stated, hidden ones like loss of life’s enjoyments often go unnoticed. But not at Carlson Bier; every profound impact underlining your claim expands your recovery prospect portfolio.

Witness testimony consolidation is an inseparable part of our methodology. Recollection of events by parties present at the time when the burn injury was incurred provides undeniable evidence to strengthen your claim.

Lastly, a refined negotiation strategy completes our comprehensive preparation. Our vast experience often ensures case settlements without court proceedings; however, if trial becomes inevitable, every Carlson Bier attorney stands prepared to adapt with formidable courtroom dexterity.

Navigating the world post a burn injury can seem daunting – medicare procedures become labyrinthine and understanding intricate legal operations all appear Herculean tasks. At such times, you need more than just an attorney; you need a lifeline. In this regard, we believe our role extends beyond professional capacity – We are here not only as legal guardians but also as emotional anchors because we truly believe that your pursuit for justice should never interfere with your recovery journey.

Carlson Bier invites you to leverage its wealth of expertise in Illinois personal injury law, particularly burn injuries – Take advantage of our free evaluation today whether on phone or via virtual meeting arrangements where one of our expert attorneys will explain intricacies involved in pursuing a successful burn injury claim and how they could build one for you.

We know that understanding your scenario’s financial implications under prevailing Illinois laws can simplify your path towards mental peace and meaningful recovery which is where our team steps in: dedicatedly guiding victims through complex compensation claims guardedly devoid of legalese jargon ensuring straight-forward communication at all stages.

Finally, don’t hesitate to seek clarifications regarding aspects outside direct legal purview like remedial measures for physical disfigurements or mental counselling modules addressing trauma which may have precipitated from self image alterations consecutive to burns

Discover complete clarity about what your case is worth and get information straight from insiders functioning at cutting edge of personal injury law terrain by clicking the button below today! It’s the perfect opportunity to finally attain solid ground amidst chaos accompanying significant body damages after a burn accident. With Carlson Bier, legal representation is more than just business. It’s us securing justice, for you.

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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
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
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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 Chillicothe

Two-Wheeler Accidents

Focused on legal assistance for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to others's recklessness or hazardous conditions.

Flame Traumas

Providing adept legal support for patients of intense burn injuries caused by incidents or misconduct.

Physician Carelessness

Extending expert legal support for clients affected by physician malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Items Accountability

Managing cases involving faulty products, delivering professional legal assistance to consumers affected by defective items.

Nursing Home Neglect

Defending the rights of the elderly who have been subjected to misconduct in senior centers environments, ensuring justice.

Stumble and Slip Mishaps

Specialist in tackling fall and trip accident cases, providing legal representation to persons seeking recovery for their losses.

Birth Injuries

Providing legal guidance for households affected by medical misconduct resulting in childbirth injuries.

Car Accidents

Crashes: Concentrated on supporting patients of car accidents get just remuneration for hurts and destruction.

Scooter Incidents

Expert in providing representation for riders involved in bike accidents, ensuring fair compensation for injuries.

Trucking Incident

Delivering experienced legal advice for victims involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing just claims for injuries.

Worksite Collisions

Concentrated on assisting workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or carelessness.

Brain Impairments

Dedicated to extending dedicated legal assistance for persons suffering from brain injuries due to negligence.

Dog Bite Damages

Adept at dealing with cases for people who have suffered harms from K9 assaults or beast attacks.

Jogger Collisions

Expert in legal services for pedestrians involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering damages.

Unfair Death

Working for families affected by a wrongful death, providing caring and experienced legal representation to ensure justice.

Spine Harm

Focused on advocating for victims with spinal cord injuries, offering expert legal representation to secure redress.

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