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About Carlson Bier Associates

Suffering from a burn injury can cause untold personal suffering, both physically and emotionally. In such trying circumstances, Carlson Bier brings you the expertise of dedicated attorney representation skilled in handling burn injuries cases. We understand how catastrophic a severe burn injury can be on an individual’s life – altering not just your physical wellbeing but also causing devastating emotional trauma. With our rich experience in securing settlements for victims throughout Illinois, we are committed to pursuing justice relentlessly on behalf of those affected by serious burns due to others’ negligence.

Our firm is recognized for exceptional legal skills honed through years of practice centered around personal injury law with specific focus on burn injuries litigation. When choosing counsel amidst the distress following an accident or medical complication resulting in a serious burn incident, your choice matters significantly. Entrusting Carlson Bier means receiving personalized attention coupled with relentless pursuit of justice aimed at maximum compensation for your losses and recovery needs.

Beyond just advising you about statutory obligations prevailing under Illinois’ laws; we walk alongside every step ensuring right advocacy that matches best within Clinton’s jurisdiction context as well as broader landscape where needed so that no stone is left unturned towards achieving rightful reprieve.

About Carlson Bier

Burn Injuries Lawyers in Clinton Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we’re committed to providing clients with profound insight and astute legal guidance in a wide range of personal injury cases, notably burn injuries. As a renowned law firm based in Illinois, our expertise in this specialized field makes us stand out from the rest.

Burn injuries encompass a vast spectrum of complications – not just limited to adverse aesthetic impacts but often resulting into deep-seated physical and psychological trauma. These types of injuries can lead to protracted hospital stays, expensive medical bills and often render victims unable to return back to their old jobs or lifestyles.

• First degree burns predominantly affect the epidermis (outer layer of skin). They cause mild pain and redness, but usually do not necessitate professional treatment.

• Second degree burns extend into the dermis (second layer of skin) leading to blisters and are more painful than first-degree burns

• Third-degree burns reach fatty tissues beneath the skin. These can cause death of adjoining tissues (necrosis) giving rise to a leathery texture.

• Fourth-degree burns are the most severe types which may impact muscles, tendons or bones.

Understanding these degrees helps categorically place your own condition should you be faced with such an unfortunate eventuality.

Countless variables contribute towards calculating damages for burn injuries thereby rendering the process rather complex. The nature and extent of your injuries, potential future needs for medical care related specifically to your burn injury or any losses you might have incurred like lost wages during recovery all come into play when seeking compensation.

Here at Carlson Bier, we provide stringent representation ensuring victims secure maximum possible restitution that fully complements exigencies they’ve endured as well as those they might continue facing moving forward like counseling costs for emotional distress or necessary cosmetic surgeries.

Considerations not merely ensue from tangible will damage consequences either; sentinel incidences where people have restrained normal activities fearing risk of comparable accidents reoccurring imminently, or overarching psychological impact post-trauma which may manifest in anxiety, depression or PTSD are all under purview for potential compensation.

Other critical aspects that your lawyer needs to review as part of the settlement process include where and how did you get burned? Did it involve someone else’s negligence? Could this incident have been prevented by implementing fundamental safety measures?

At Carlson Bier, we compete aggressively against defendants – from insurance companies who might undervalue claims to corner cutting businesses responsible for imposing unsafe conditions leading directly towards injuries. It further includes pursuing unyielding product manufacturers whose lucrative bottom lines come at cost of consumer safety endowing them with severe burns due improper warnings or using substandard materials.

Our team is wholly dedicated towards offering a comprehensive evaluation of your case not restricting just to the burn event but analyzing substantive long-term ramification possibilities on you and your family’s future.

We recognize the many challenges victims encounter when seeking fair reparation—a formidable endeavor more often than not—that’s why our legal counsel always stays informed about dynamic legislative developments across Illinois concerning personal injury law. This helps us strategize most effectively ensuring top par results for our clients.

By leveraging deep-seated industry knowledge, unsurpassed experience coupled with a genuine resolve to help burn victims assert their legitimate rights and interests effectively, Carlson Bier remains unrivalled in providing high-quality legal services within the state of Illinois.

Should you be dealing with aftermaths of a crippling burn injury right now, know that evaluating substantial repercussions necessitates an expert probe beyond what any non-specialist can gauge supermarketishly. Uncover hidden value in your claim through implicit nuances successfully—not achievable without employing experienced attorneys like ours knowledgeable thoroughly about nuances impacting calculation methodologies.

To encapsulate, shouldering burden resultant from life-altering incidents such as serious burn injuries isn’t for you alone—especially when they’re prompted by another party’s blatant disregard or sheer negligence. Take decisive step today garnering extensive evaluation revealing what you truly deserve by asserting your rights—a pressing cause Carlson Bier is deeply passionate about.

We encourage you to tap into our expertise, learning more about your options and how much your case may be worth factoring in potential future implications of a burn injury. Simply click on the button below for a free consultation. Allow us at Carlson Bier help shed light on possible paths towards acquiring fair compensation deserving under Illinois law.

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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.

All Attorney Services in Clinton

Areas of Practice in Clinton

Two-Wheeler Collisions

Focused on legal assistance for people injured in bicycle accidents due to others's carelessness or perilous conditions.

Burn Burns

Providing expert legal support for people of major burn injuries caused by incidents or carelessness.

Healthcare Negligence

Offering dedicated legal services for persons affected by physician malpractice, including misdiagnosis.

Items Liability

Dealing with cases involving faulty products, extending specialist legal guidance to customers affected by product-related injuries.

Aged Malpractice

Representing the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to mistreatment in elderly care environments, ensuring justice.

Fall and Trip Incidents

Skilled in managing trip accident cases, providing legal services to persons seeking justice for their harm.

Birth Wounds

Extending legal aid for kin affected by medical misconduct resulting in birth injuries.

Automobile Mishaps

Accidents: Devoted to assisting clients of car accidents secure just remuneration for hurts and losses.

Bike Crashes

Dedicated to providing legal advice for individuals involved in scooter accidents, ensuring fair compensation for injuries.

Truck Mishap

Extending expert legal support for clients involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing fair recompense for losses.

Construction Collisions

Engaged in advocating for workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or negligence.

Neurological Traumas

Expert in extending expert legal advice for patients suffering from brain injuries due to accidents.

Canine Attack Damages

Skilled in handling cases for individuals who have suffered wounds from dog attacks or creature assaults.

Pedestrian Crashes

Focused on legal services for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering recovery.

Unfair Fatality

Fighting for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, supplying caring and experienced legal support to ensure fairness.

Neural Damage

Expert in supporting victims with backbone trauma, offering specialized legal guidance to secure compensation.

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