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About Carlson Bier Associates

When suffering the distress and pain of burn injuries, it is absolutely vital to have an attorney who understands your plight and fights relentlessly for you. That’s what Carlson Bier offers in abundance. As a seasoned personal injury law firm operating within Illinois, we focus particularly on helping burn victims claim their rightful compensations. We’re proud not just because our approach has yielded successful results, but also on account of the compassionate service we extend consistently to our clients throughout the process. Our ability to accurately analyze medical reports coupled with our deep understanding of state laws ensures that we fight for every penny due from insurance companies or at-fault parties. If you’re searching for steadfast representation after experiencing a severe burn injury, consider enlisting the aid of Carlson Bier as your committed legal advocate. Remember this: excellence isn’t determined by geographical boundaries but rather by expertise—an assurance Carlson Bier provides beyond doubt regarding Burn Injuries proceedings in Cowden.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Cowden Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we are committed to representing and advocating for the rights of individuals who have sustained serious burn injuries. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys understands the physical pain, emotional distress, and financial strain that victims often face following such traumatic experiences. Based in Illinois, our firm stands ready to provide comprehensive legal counsel and aggressive representation tailored to your unique circumstances.

Burn injuries can occur from various sources including work-related accidents, defective products, automobile accidents, or fire at private residences. They can be devastatingly severe because not only do they cause extreme pain but also leaves a permanent impact on one’s life with long-lasting physical scars and emotional trauma. Even minor burns may lead to complications like infections if not treated properly.

• First-degree burns are superficial burns affecting only the outer layer of skin causing redness, swelling, and mild pain.

• Second-degree burns extend into the dermis leading to blisters along with intense pain and swelling.

• Third-degree burns involve all layers of the skin causing significant damage that results in whitish charred appearance.

Understanding these varying degrees is important as it influences treatment options; ranging from over-the-counter remedies for minor instances up till skin grafts for more severe cases.

Our firm prides itself on standing up against insurance companies who attempt to minimize or dismiss claims on behalf of their policyholders. We believe everyone deserves justice regardless of how complex their situation might be. At Carlson Bier, we thoroughly investigate every case while respecting your need for privacy during this difficult time. Offering compassionate yet compelling legal guidance has been our hallmark since inception.

Victims suffering from burn injuries due to negligence should remember you have rights protected under law:

• The right to seek compensation covering medical expenses

• The right to pursue damages regarding lost wages caused by an inability to work

• The right to claim non-economic damages related primarily with pain & suffering you had undergone

We further acknowledge that no compensation can truly make you whole again, but it can certainly alleviate the burdensome financial fallout. This is why we go to great lengths preparing a credible and compelling case on your behalf to maximize your claim.

Reading about burn injuries online may give you some sense of what you’re up against, but every situation is unique. It’s therefore vital for individuals feeling victimized or overwhelmed following such painful events; consult with a skilled personal injury attorney who specializes in burn injuries like our team at Carlson Bier.

Finally, selecting the right attorney dramatically affects the outcome of your case. We know your trust isn’t given lightly: Your future and probably that of your family’s rest upon this decision. With us, we don’t just promise – we deliver results. We have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies and understand how they operate — knowledge which we use in strategizing and litigating cases effectively.

Consider taking advantage not only of our legal expertise but also our dedication towards serving with professionalism and compassion. Having fought successfully on behalf of numerous clients over the years, we invite you now to do the same – let us fight for YOU!

Click on the button below to find out how much your case could be worth. You don’t need to suffer nor feel alone during these challenging times because at Carlson Bier – We are always by YOUR side.

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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
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This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
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.

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Areas of Practice in Cowden

Pedal Cycle Accidents

Specializing in legal advocacy for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to others' indifference or perilous conditions.

Flame Wounds

Offering skilled legal assistance for sufferers of severe burn injuries caused by mishaps or recklessness.

Physician Malpractice

Offering professional legal services for victims affected by medical malpractice, including surgical errors.

Products Liability

Addressing cases involving dangerous products, offering adept legal assistance to individuals affected by product malfunctions.

Nursing Home Misconduct

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

Fall & Tumble Accidents

Expert in dealing with trip accident cases, providing legal services to individuals seeking redress for their losses.

Infant Wounds

Supplying legal guidance for relatives affected by medical misconduct resulting in infant injuries.

Auto Accidents

Incidents: Focused on helping victims of car accidents receive equitable remuneration for harms and destruction.

Bike Accidents

Focused on providing representation for victims involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring rightful claims for losses.

Truck Collision

Delivering professional legal support for drivers involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing rightful compensation for hurts.

Building Collisions

Committed to advocating for staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or carelessness.

Cerebral Damages

Committed to extending compassionate legal representation for victims suffering from cognitive injuries due to accidents.

Canine Attack Traumas

Skilled in dealing with cases for persons who have suffered traumas from dog attacks or beast attacks.

Cross-walker Crashes

Expert in legal services for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering compensation.

Unjust Fatality

Fighting for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, delivering empathetic and expert legal representation to ensure restitution.

Neural Impairment

Focused on representing persons with paralysis, offering expert legal services to secure settlement.

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