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About Carlson Bier Associates

If you or a loved one has suffered from burn injuries in Decatur and are seeking justice, Carlson Bier is your optimal choice for trusted legal representation. Our esteemed group of personal injury lawyers possesses an unmatched wealth of expertise in handling burn injury cases, ensuring that our clients’ rights to compensation are enforced stringently. We understand the physical and emotional toll that such incidents can inflict on the victim and their family alike; we strive not only for financial reparation but also for closure and peace of mind. At Carlson Bier, every case is treated individually – with compassion at its heart yet fortified by relentless advocacy. Beyond mere transactional relations, we believe in cultivating partnerships with our clientele founded on mutual respect and trust while guiding them step by step throughout the lawsuit process. So if you’re embarking upon this daunting journey towards recovery post-burn injury – remember; You’re not alone! Choose Carlson Bier as your committed ally in the pursuit of justice.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Decatur Illinois

Welcome to Carlson Bier, your trusted personal injury law firm based in Illinois. We specialize in a variety of personal injury cases; today we are casting a spotlight on Burn Injuries and why having the right legal representation is crucial when dealing with such incidents.

Burn injuries can range from minor discomforts to life-threatening damages, disrupting normal living through physical torment and emotional trauma. Hand-in-hand with health repercussions of these wounds often comes soaring medical bills that would put a strain on any family’s economic stability. That’s where we come in – Carlson Bier law firm strives to ensure the victims of burn injuries receive appropriate compensation for their suffering.

• Severe burns may require multiple surgeries

• Lifelong treatment might be necessary for serious injury

• Physical therapy may linger on due to mobility issues caused by severe burns

Our attorneys understand how overwhelming it can be, navigating through treatments while trying to manage insurance company’s proceedings at the same time. Our dedicated team is committed to fighting for your rights even as you focus on healing both physically and emotionally.

Burn injuries occur due to various reasons – workplace accidents, vehicular accidents, defective products, or negligent handling of flammable substances being just some instances. Unintentional scald burnings are reported especially high among children under five years old – innocence bearing brutal costs.

• Negligent adult supervision may lead to children getting burnt

• Employers offering substandard safety protocols could put workers at risk

• Car accidents involving fire outbreaks after collision cause horrendous burn injuries

Irrespective of how they transpire, all such situations point towards one fundamental issue: negligence on someone’s part led you or your loved ones to suffer undeserving harm. At Carlson Bier, our job is more than just taking up lawsuits; it is about representing those wronged due to carelessness reigning over caution- it’s about seeking justice in its truest sense.

To serve well begins with understanding well. To that end, our attorneys stay abreast with the latest developments and laws concerning burn injuries. Carlson Bier works tirelessly to ensure diligent scrutiny of cases and impartial representation in courtrooms, while firmly negotiating fair compensations for you.

• Experienced personnel to dissect complex legalities

• Emphasis on keeping clients informed about their case progress

• Assurance of professional counsel and guidance

We understand that no compensation can erase the profound injury and its impact completely – particularly the psychological distress inflicted upon victims. In addition to physical torment, burn victims may experience PTSD or chronic anxiety disorder due to traumatic incident memories.

Yet facing misfortune shouldn’t handicap your future. By endeavoring towards rightful recovery of damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and emotional distress caused by your injuries; Carlson Bier vies for letting life win over tragedy once more.

Remember what is at stake here – It’s not just about a financial settlement but reaffirmation of a life led with dignity despite adversity. Now don’t let uncertainty hold you back from reclaiming your peace of mind – Let us fight this battle together! Click on the button below for an evaluation of how much your case could be worth- Time to stand up for justice hadn’t been timelier than now!

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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.
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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 Decatur

Bicycle Crashes

Focused on legal support for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to others's carelessness or risky conditions.

Burn Damages

Extending adept legal advice for sufferers of severe burn injuries caused by mishaps or misconduct.

Healthcare Negligence

Delivering experienced legal services for persons affected by physician malpractice, including misdiagnosis.

Commodities Responsibility

Taking on cases involving problematic products, delivering specialist legal services to clients affected by product-related injuries.

Senior Malpractice

Defending the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to abuse in care facilities environments, ensuring justice.

Fall and Stumble Occurrences

Expert in managing stumble accident cases, providing legal advice to clients seeking compensation for their harm.

Neonatal Damages

Delivering legal guidance for families affected by medical carelessness resulting in newborn injuries.

Vehicle Incidents

Mishaps: Devoted to guiding patients of car accidents receive fair remuneration for damages and destruction.

Two-Wheeler Crashes

Expert in providing legal services for individuals involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring rightful claims for harm.

Trucking Mishap

Delivering expert legal advice for persons involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing rightful recovery for damages.

Construction Mishaps

Engaged in supporting workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or irresponsibility.

Brain Impairments

Committed to ensuring expert legal support for clients suffering from head injuries due to carelessness.

Dog Attack Wounds

Skilled in addressing cases for individuals who have suffered harms from puppy bites or animal assaults.

Pedestrian Crashes

Expert in legal representation for pedestrians involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering claims.

Unwarranted Passing

Fighting for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, offering caring and skilled legal guidance to ensure compensation.

Spinal Cord Harm

Dedicated to advocating for patients with spine impairments, offering expert legal representation to secure redress.

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