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Have you or your loved one suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence in McKinley Park? Proving liability and fighting for justice in burn injuries can be complex, but that’s where the expertise of Carlson Bier comes into play. With deep roots within Illinois’ legal community and extensive experience in personal injury law, we are highly adept at maneuvering challenging cases like these. Burn injuries can cause unimaginable pain and heavy financial burdens from medical bills or missed work, but with our help, victims can claim the compensation they rightfully deserve. We prioritize understanding each client’s unique situation personally – ensuring their needs are heard and addressed. Our methodical approach encompasses calculating just compensation for current suffering as well as accounting for long-term fallout such as extended treatment costs while also dealing tactfully with insurance companies intent on downplaying your claims. At Carlson Bier, our relentless pursuit of justice underscores why numerous citizens have entrusted us with representing them during their most difficult times; making us a favored choice amongst those seeking support during such trying periods.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in McKinley Park Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we specialize in personal injury law and are deeply committed to assisting clients who have experienced burn injuries. Burn injuries can be profoundly life-changing events that inflict severe physical anguish and emotional distress. As individual experiences vary significantly based on the degree and cause of the burns, each case requires unique, specialized attention and proficiency; we pride ourselves on providing this bespoke support to our clients.

A burn injury is damage to your body’s tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. Varying in severity from first-degree burns (superficial burns affecting only the outer layer of skin) to fourth-degree burns (extending into fat, muscle or bone), such injuries often require professional medical treatment and sustained therapeutic interventions. Because treatment can also extend over a long period – months or even years – it can result in increasing costs for medical assistance which might not be immediately apparent.

To break down:

• First-Degree Burns: Damage is confined to the epidermis (the outer layer of skin). Symptoms include redness and pain.

• Second-Degree Burns: Damage extends beyond the top layer of skin. This type can cause blistering and become extremely painful.

• Third-Degree Burns: These fundamentally destroy both layers of skin and may affect underlying bones, muscles and tendons.

• Fourth-Degree Burns: The most severe kind; they extend through the skin to injure muscle, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels or bones.

Our reputable firm transforms legal jargon into clear language so you understand every step along your road towards recovery. When dealing with insurance companies after a burn trauma event is reported – remember they’re looking out for their bottom line rather than your best interests. By contrast, at Carlson Bier, our satisfaction comes from ensuring all necessary monetary restitution doesn’t merely cover blatant bills but assists with hidden costs extended throughout recovering periods like physiotherapy treatments or lost wages due to one’s inability to work.

Reduced earning capacity or job prospects, combined with hefty therapeutic procedures and continued psychological assistance, can become an enormous financial burden victims hadn’t planned. Our skilled attorneys at Carlson Bier are equipped to alleviate these stresses by securing necessary compensation for medical expenses, emotional damages, lost wages or earning potential.

In a multitude of diverse incidents: electrocution burns caused by defective products; chemical burns from hazardous materials on unsafe premises (e.g., construction sites); severe sunburn cases rooted in the negligent management of public places like pools or amusement parks – our experienced team is poised to support you assertively.

Over the years, we’ve proven our dedication towards helping victims obtain fair restitution that truly reflects what they have endured following burn injuries – from immediate emergency treatments through extended care over time; physical rehabilitation programs including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology; psychological treatment such as counselling for trauma or anxiety – all arising due to another person’s negligence.


• We help identify liable parties in your case.

• We’ll navigate complex legalities involved so you can focus wholly on recovery.

• We’ll be vigilant advocates negotiating just settlements from insurance companies.

• Should no amicable resolution be reached via negotiations, we’re prepared to take your case before a judge or jury.

Our commitment goes beyond just professional obligation – it’s about compassionate representation where every individual feels valued whilst navigating challenging times in their lives. No matter how complex the dispute appears initially amidst pain and turmoil post-injury- lean on us!

At Carlson Bier, every client benefits from personalized attention tailored carefully alongside vast national resources brought into service ensuring best possible outcomes. Our greatest satisfaction emanates precisely from supporting clients transform seemingly insurmountable adversity into an instance of triumphant justice realized fully.

While we understand that monetary compensation cannot rewind back events neither replace normalcy exactly as was known pre-trauma incident — effectively working through restitution channels heightens prospects for returning valuable dimensions of independence, comfort, stability back into your life. Want to know precisely how much your case is really worth? Don’t be left speculating needlessly. Take the next smart step on this journey by clicking on the button below for a thorough, detailed assessment– it’s easy and absolutely obligation-free!

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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
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 McKinley Park

Pedal Cycle Mishaps

Expert in legal advocacy for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' recklessness or hazardous conditions.

Thermal Burns

Giving skilled legal help for victims of serious burn injuries caused by occurrences or recklessness.

Physician Incompetence

Delivering dedicated legal representation for individuals affected by healthcare malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Responsibility

Managing cases involving faulty products, offering specialist legal support to victims affected by product malfunctions.

Elder Malpractice

Representing the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to mistreatment in care facilities environments, ensuring fairness.

Fall and Tumble Mishaps

Skilled in dealing with fall and trip accident cases, providing legal advice to individuals seeking justice for their injuries.

Childbirth Wounds

Offering legal assistance for households affected by medical incompetence resulting in newborn injuries.

Vehicle Collisions

Incidents: Focused on aiding clients of car accidents secure just remuneration for harms and impairment.

Motorbike Collisions

Focused on providing legal support for individuals involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring justice for harm.

Big Rig Crash

Ensuring professional legal advice for drivers involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing appropriate settlement for injuries.

Construction Crashes

Engaged in supporting employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or negligence.

Cognitive Traumas

Dedicated to providing compassionate legal support for individuals suffering from neurological injuries due to misconduct.

Canine Attack Injuries

Proficient in managing cases for clients who have suffered wounds from K9 assaults or wildlife encounters.

Jogger Collisions

Dedicated to legal representation for walkers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering damages.

Unjust Demise

Striving for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, providing compassionate and skilled legal support to ensure restitution.

Spinal Cord Injury

Expert in advocating for victims with paralysis, offering professional legal assistance to secure recovery.

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