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About Carlson Bier Associates

Suffering a burn injury can have far-reaching effects on your life—physically, emotionally and financially. Navigating the complex legal process should not compound these burdens. The seasoned attorneys at Carlson Bier are dedicated to providing top-tier representation to victims of severe burns in Godley. Our unmatched expertise in this niche field affords us an extraordinary understanding of how to effectively advocate for our clients’ rights, ensuring that justice is served appropriately and substantial compensations awarded speedily.

Unlike generalized law firms, we specialise exclusively in personal injuries like burns which allows us provide unique strategies tailored specifically towards each case’s uniqueness while keeping abreast with current trends pertaining burn injuries laws within Illinois State jurisdiction.Our remarkable track record speaks volumes about our commitment—fierce courtroom presence and staunch negotiations skills have resulted great settlements for numerous clients over the years.We empathize deeply with victims’ pain; thus we work tirelessly until justice is dispensed appropriately.Let Carlson Bier shoulder your legal battles while you focus on healing—you will not be disappointed!

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Godley Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we understand that life can dramatically change following an unexpected burn injury. As a renowned full-service personal injury law firm based in Illinois, our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to standing up for your rights and helping you navigate through the complex legal process involved after enduring such a personal loss.

Burn injuries are often devastating and may result in not only physical discomfort, but also emotional distress and substantial financial burdens from medical treatment, rehabilitative care, lost wages, and other associated costs. These injuries occur from multiple sources ranging from electrical and chemical burns to thermal and radiation burns. The severity of a burn injury can range from first-degree burns which involve only the outer layer of skin to third-degree burns where damage extends into deeper tissues.

• First-degree Burns: Typically characterized by redness, soreness, or minor swelling.

• Second-degree Burns: Involves blistering or thickening of the skin.

• Third-degree Burns: Causes white or blackened charred skin with potential numbness.

Understanding these types helps establish the basis of any claim while providing crucial information about your condition for comprehensive legal advice. Additionally, determining liability plays a key role in seeking justice for victims of burn injuries. Some cases stem from negligent behaviour such as faulty product design while others may be due to lackadaisical workplace safety standards.

Nevertheless, every situation is unique; establishing fault requires thorough assessment backed by expert testimony when needed. At Carlson Bier our dynamic approach combines investigation techniques with legal foresight enabling us to pursue all avenues towards securing fair compensation for you.

We believe that equipping yourself with robust knowledge helps form stronger foundational decisions going forward. Always remember:

• The burn degree impacts compensation potential – including cost projections for future surgeries or therapies;

• Document everything – photographs illustrating the location/cause of happenings augment your case strength;

• Your psychological impact matters – counseling expenses post-incident isn’t uncommon nor overlooked.

The above points are essential considerations; however, the reconciliation process necessitates guidance from an experienced personal injury lawyer. Our team at Carlson Bier is equipped with vast experience in handling burn injury cases, ensuring that your rights are protected and translating to reasonable compensation for all immediate losses and enduring damages.

Furthermore, under Illinois law statute of limitations declare that the victim must file the case within two years of sustaining their injuries. Any time delay could risk your eligibility to seek due recompense. This precedent amplifies the importance of timely legal counsel.

At Carlson Bier, we combine compassion with professionalism knowing our purpose transcends simply winning cases – rather it’s about rebuilding lives affected by serious burn injuries. We’re not merely centered on obtaining a quick resolution but instead aim towards achieving comprehensive settlement options that genuinely address all facets involving you – the victim’s needs.

Navigating through these aspects can feel overwhelming, causing significant stress during a time when healing should be a priority. Allow us to take this burden off your shoulders aiding in securing monetary relief paired with peace-of-mind progressive recovery.

We shape our reputation on relentless efforts bringing closure while fostering hope along with rehabilitation opportunities amidst life-altering ramifications consequential to profound burn injuries. Don’t let financial worries add salt to your wounds – together let’s hold responsible parties accountable upholding justice sentiments!

Click on the button below now and allow us to assist you today! Determine how much your case may be worth as Carlson Bier stands by securing rightful proceedings countering this aftermath turbulence inflicted upon you possessively towards propelling smoother sailing henceforth!

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So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
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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.
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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 Godley

Cycling Mishaps

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

Thermal Burns

Giving adept legal services for patients of severe burn injuries caused by mishaps or misconduct.

Physician Misconduct

Extending experienced legal support for victims affected by clinical malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Merchandise Obligation

Managing cases involving unsafe products, extending professional legal assistance to victims affected by harmful products.

Elder Neglect

Defending the rights of seniors who have been subjected to neglect in elderly care environments, ensuring restitution.

Trip & Stumble Incidents

Professional in addressing stumble accident cases, providing legal representation to clients seeking justice for their suffering.

Neonatal Harms

Offering legal help for relatives affected by medical misconduct resulting in infant injuries.

Car Accidents

Crashes: Dedicated to assisting sufferers of car accidents receive appropriate payout for damages and harm.

Bike Mishaps

Dedicated to providing legal services for motorcyclists involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring fair compensation for traumas.

18-Wheeler Accident

Ensuring expert legal support for drivers involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing just recovery for losses.

Worksite Crashes

Engaged in assisting workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or misconduct.

Cerebral Harms

Expert in ensuring compassionate legal representation for patients suffering from cerebral injuries due to carelessness.

Canine Attack Traumas

Proficient in addressing cases for victims who have suffered traumas from K9 assaults or animal assaults.

Cross-walker Incidents

Expert in legal assistance for walkers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering compensation.

Undeserved Fatality

Working for families affected by a wrongful death, extending understanding and experienced legal assistance to ensure redress.

Spine Damage

Specializing in assisting clients with backbone trauma, offering compassionate legal services to secure compensation.

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