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About Carlson Bier Associates

When faced with the unfortunate circumstance of a burn injury, it can be stressful to navigate the complexities of seeking compensation. You need an ally who understands these intricacies – Carlson Bier is that ally. Our expert attorneys are deeply versed in Illinois’ rules and regulations surrounding burn injuries and have unparalleled knowledge in this specific field. We’ve worked tirelessly, demonstrating unwavering commitment to our clients, ensuring their rights are respected and upheld within the legal sphere. Carlson Bier is driven by a strong sense of justice; we believe every victim deserves aggressive representation enabling them optimal recovery without draining resources or causing undue hardship. Burn injuries can significantly impact your life – we strategically chart your course towards rightful compensation for pain, suffering, loss of earnings, medical expenses and more related costs associated with these traumatic incidences. Choosing us ensures you get proficient counsel committed to obtaining maximum settlement possible on your behalf – don’t just choose any lawyer; make it Carlson Bier: where expertise meets compassion.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Livingston Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we believe in holding those responsible for your burn injuries accountable. We are a group of dedicated personal injury attorneys based in Illinois with proven expertise in handling various burn injury cases. Whether you’ve suffered second-degree burns due to reckless behavior or devastating third-degree burns because of negligence, trust that our team will fight for justice on your behalf.

Burn injuries can range from minor discomfort to significantly painful conditions requiring long-term medical care. It is essential to understand the severity and repercussions associated with each type of burn injury:

• First Degree Burns: These superficial wounds typically affect the skin’s outermost layer, causing redness like sunburns.

• Second Degree Burns: Far more severe than first-degree ones, reaching deeper beneath the skin and causing blistering.

• Third Degree Burns: The most critical level comprising deep tissue damage impacting muscles, nerves, and even bones.

When determining liability in a burn injury case, many factors come into play. For example, if an industrial accident caused your burns, was it due to employer negligence? Was faulty wiring involved indicating property owner responsibility? At Carlson Bier our comprehensive investigation processes exhaustively explore all possible lines of inquiry.

One key aspect that differentiates us at Carlson Bier is our commitment towards educating clients about their legal rights. Burn victims may have entitlements beyond covering medical bills such as compensatory damages for pain and suffering or punitive damages penalizing the responsible party’s egregious conduct.

It is critical to recognize two fundamental concepts applicable in Illinois law:

➢ Comparative Negligence: This rule affects proceedings if you bear some blame for the incident resulting in your wound.

➢ Statute of Limitations: You must file any personal injury claim within two years from the date of occurrence; exceptions apply under certain circumstances…

Given this daunting array of potential issues and intricacies hidden within Illinois law concerning severe burns claims – finding exceptional representation becomes paramount… do not gamble with anything less than the best.

Any misfortune involving burn injuries is not just a physical ordeal but can be emotionally scarring as well. The Carlson Bier team’s empathetic approach supports you throughout this tumultuous journey, maintaining open lines of communication to provide honest answers your queries and alleviate potential concerns.

We make no grandiose promises; instead, we commit our vast resources and sharp legal acumen towards bringing about maximum possible justice in your situation. Our impressive track record in handling various burn cases resonates loudly with our formidable presence within Illinois’s legal fraternity.

Carlson Bier will fight tooth and nail against injustice for clients suffering due to others’ negligence or wrongdoing. We’ll work tirelessly on carefully building your defense case that stands like an unshakeable fortress under any adversary onslaught during trial proceedings. This staunch commitment embodies our definition of stellar client representation – uncompromising pursuit towards securing rightful compensation for all damages endured by you – our valued client.

Time often plays a vital role after surviving a burn-related incident…The more time it takes for quality legal intervention, the chances increase of critical evidence or data being obscured or lost….Don’t let delay lower the odds in favor… Act today…

Preserve every possibility towards favorable outcome by entrusting us with your case… Click on the button below now, identify how much could potentially your claim might be worth.. Stand up against those responsible for inflicting such cruel pain on you… Don’t suffer silently while they walk free…Engage Carlson Bier- Your reliable partners in seeking relentless justice forthrightly…Choose wisely… Choose strength …Choose certainty… Choose victory…. Today…!

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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.
Justin Scott
Justin Scott
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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Kevin Calloway
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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 Livingston

Two-Wheeler Crashes

Expert in legal representation for clients injured in bicycle accidents due to others' indifference or dangerous conditions.

Burn Burns

Offering expert legal help for individuals of intense burn injuries caused by events or carelessness.

Clinical Incompetence

Extending professional legal advice for clients affected by healthcare malpractice, including negligent care.

Commodities Liability

Dealing with cases involving faulty products, supplying professional legal assistance to victims affected by product-related injuries.

Senior Mistreatment

Defending the rights of aged individuals who have been subjected to mistreatment in nursing homes environments, ensuring fairness.

Slip & Trip Occurrences

Expert in tackling trip accident cases, providing legal support to clients seeking redress for their suffering.

Birth Harms

Delivering legal aid for relatives affected by medical malpractice resulting in neonatal injuries.

Automobile Accidents

Collisions: Concentrated on aiding patients of car accidents obtain just remuneration for injuries and impairment.

Two-Wheeler Mishaps

Focused on providing legal support for motorcyclists involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for losses.

Big Rig Incident

Offering specialist legal advice for individuals involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing rightful compensation for injuries.

Construction Incidents

Engaged in defending employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or carelessness.

Brain Damages

Dedicated to ensuring compassionate legal assistance for patients suffering from brain injuries due to accidents.

Dog Attack Harms

Specialized in handling cases for people who have suffered harms from dog attacks or creature assaults.

Jogger Collisions

Focused on legal representation for walkers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering damages.

Unwarranted Loss

Striving for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, delivering sensitive and expert legal guidance to ensure restitution.

Vertebral Trauma

Dedicated to representing patients with spinal cord injuries, offering dedicated legal guidance to secure compensation.

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