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About Carlson Bier Associates

If you, or a loved one, have suffered burn injuries in Johnston City due to someone else’s negligence, Carlson Bier is the legal team you need. With vast expertise in handling diverse personal injury cases across Illinois state—including complicated burn injuries—our outstanding reputation precedes us. Our attorneys at Carlson Bier are dedicated to bringing justice for burn victims—relentlessly pursuing full compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering from those responsible. We navigate complex laws pertaining to product liability when burns arise from faulty products, collaborate with top medical professionals for accurate case evaluation and negotiate exhaustively with insurance companies on your behalf. Choosing Carlson Bier means putting your trust in experienced legal counsel who genuinely care about your recovery journey after such a traumatic incident. Burn injuries ripple through lives significantly; allow our empathetic yet assertive approach effectively lighten that burden for you.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Johnston City Illinois

Carlson Bier is a highly professional personal injury law firm operating in Illinois. We specialize in a range of legal services, most notably assisting clients who have suffered burn injuries. These types of incidents can result in serious, life-altering consequences, creating physical pain, emotional turmoil, and financial hardships for victims and their families.

Understanding the intricacies of burn injuries is crucial to grasp the gravity of their effects fully. Burn injuries are not just physically tormenting but also emotionally challenging as they often lead to permanent scarring or disfigurement. The severity varies from first-degree burns which damage only the outer layer of skin (epidermis) to second-degree burns affecting both the epidermis and underlying skin layer (dermis). Most severe are third and fourth-degree burns that cause deep tissue damage affecting muscles, tendons, and even bones.

Key factors one should know about burn injuries include:

– They may be caused by heat like fire or hot liquids/gases.

– Chemicals or electricity can also result in severe burn injuries.

– High-level burns require immediate medical assistance due to potentially lethal complications such as infection leading to sepsis.

– Burns could induce long-term health issues including breathing problems or mobility restrictions due to scar formation.

The team at Carlson Bier understands that each case surrounding such traumas demands a different approach depending on individual circumstances and specific impacts upon quality of life – traumatic experiences are unique thus responses must also be tailored similarly.

Our dedicated attorneys aren’t just here to navigate you through endless paperwork; we’re here because we advocate for your justice after an accident unanticipatedly impairs your normal living. From running thorough investigations down to pursuing negotiations with insurance providers seeking maximum possible compensation – be it medical expenses loss of income future therapy costs even mental distress – our competent lawyers leave no stone unturned.

At Carlson Bier, it’s not solely about winning cases-it’s about helping those who’ve endured tremendous hardships recoup, rebuild, and restore their lives. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of dedication, personalized attention, and relentless representation to every client we serve.

Trust is at our practice’s core; therefore, providing rich informative content about burn injuries isn’t just an average duty-it’s a commitment towards strengthening attorney-client relationships by remaining completely transparent in all undertakings.

Please know that every second counts when dealing with personal injury cases related to burn accidents. It’s imperative to get legal support promptly as insurance companies begin building defenses shortly after incidents occur. As such urgent circumstances can seem overwhelming-having Carlson Bier’s well-prepared professional team representing your case significantly enhances likelihoods for favorable outcomes.

If you’ve suffered from a burn-related incident causing significant pain, distress, or financial instability characterizing how we can assist would be difficult simply through words here. Take a moment to click on the button below that’ll help assess what your case could potentially be worth-with Carlson Bier rest assured knowing each step taken aligns towards fostering justice recovery and resilience even amid toughest times.

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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 Johnston City

Cycling Crashes

Proficient in legal assistance for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' recklessness or hazardous conditions.

Scald Burns

Extending professional legal help for patients of severe burn injuries caused by mishaps or negligence.

Hospital Misconduct

Ensuring experienced legal advice for individuals affected by hospital malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Merchandise Obligation

Managing cases involving defective products, offering professional legal guidance to clients affected by product malfunctions.

Geriatric Abuse

Supporting the rights of elders who have been subjected to malpractice in nursing homes environments, ensuring fairness.

Slip and Tumble Mishaps

Adept in addressing trip accident cases, providing legal advice to persons seeking compensation for their losses.

Neonatal Damages

Offering legal assistance for relatives affected by medical carelessness resulting in neonatal injuries.

Automobile Incidents

Crashes: Devoted to helping victims of car accidents receive just settlement for injuries and destruction.

Two-Wheeler Accidents

Committed to providing legal services for victims involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for traumas.

Trucking Collision

Offering expert legal support for individuals involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing fair recovery for harms.

Building Crashes

Concentrated on advocating for laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or carelessness.

Head Damages

Dedicated to ensuring professional legal representation for persons suffering from cerebral injuries due to misconduct.

Dog Bite Traumas

Skilled in addressing cases for clients who have suffered traumas from canine attacks or animal assaults.

Foot-traveler Accidents

Committed to legal representation for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering damages.

Undeserved Loss

Striving for families affected by a wrongful death, delivering caring and experienced legal support to ensure justice.

Backbone Impairment

Dedicated to assisting victims with backbone trauma, offering professional legal representation to secure justice.

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