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About Carlson Bier Associates

At the forefront of burn injuries representation in North Chicago is Carlson Bier, an eminent personal injury law firm. Demonstrating unparalleled expertise and commendable success rates, our proficient legal team brings a unique blend of skills, professionalism and deep-rooted empathy. A severe burn injury inevitably leads to physical discomfort and emotional distress; we strive to alleviate this burden by relentlessly fighting for your rightful claim. Our extensive knowledge of Illinois laws equips us with the necessary understanding required to ensure maximum compensation for your losses. At Carlson Bier, every case initiated reverberates our high tenacity in securing justice for burn victims by engaging top medical experts as dependable witnesses during trials alongside providing personalized case management solutions attune to each individual’s needs. Benefitting immensely from pivotal resources such as reliable expert testimony and cutting-edge technology – we pledge excellence at every turn assuring a swift resolution without compromising on clients’ statutory rights under any circumstances! Choose Carlson Bier today – your mighty torchbearer in navigating through challenging times!

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in North Chicago Illinois

Burn injuries are devastating events that can drastically change the course of an individual’s life. At Carlson Bier, a premier personal injury law group based in Illinois, we understand the damaging impacts burn injuries have on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Our specialized attorneys work diligently to ensure you receive just compensation for the hardships endured due to these traumatic events.

Burn injuries typically occur as a result of negligence, faulty products, accidents at home or workplace fires. They can vary in severity from first-degree burns affecting only the outer layer of skin to fourth-degree burns extending beyond the skin into muscle and bone. The healing phase is often difficult with potential side effects like infection risks, disfigurement and potentially fatal complications if not properly treated.

• First degree: Affecting only the skin’s top layer resulting in pain, redness and swelling.

• Second degree: Involving both skin layers where blisters form and skin thickens.

• Third degree: This results in damage or total destruction of both layers of skin – immediate medical tension is essential.

• Fourth degree: The most severe kind that destroys all layers of skin along with underlying muscles, tendons or bones.

Recognizing these different types underscores why expert legal representation is vital; ensuring affected individuals get well-deserved settlements for medical expenses caused by someone else’s negligence. At Carlson Bier, our expertise spans across providing counsel for various forms of trauma resulting from burn injuries including physical disfigurement, psychological trauma, loss of income due to absence from work during recovery period amongst others.

The impact on your day-to-day routines due to prolonged hospital stays can disrupt not just professional engagements but also personal relationships. Life does not stay put when you are recovering from a burn injury; bills keep coming up, your family still needs care among other responsibilities stirring additional stress onto your already strained condition.

This is where Carlson Bier steps in!

Our experienced attorneys will help ascertain fault wherein determining parties responsible for your burn injuries. Each case is unique, calling for a personalized and meticulous approach to pin down blame with precise accuracy.

Our ability to successfully represent you hinges on an in-depth examination of circumstances surrounding your injury; thoroughly scrutinizing evidence provided while sourcing independent facts where necessary. This commitment towards comprehensive evaluation enables Carlson Bier attorneys to formulate defensible claims ensuring the highest possible compensations awarded to deserving clients.

Keep in mind, Illinois law stipulates limited time frames during which personal injury suits must be initiated – a regulation known as ‘Statute of Limitations’. For most personal injury cases including burns, this period spans two years from when the injury occurred. However, specific time limits might apply depending on circumstances underlying individual cases rendering it imperative that legal guidance be sought promptly post-injury.

Time waits for no man and neither do medical bills or other accumulating costs associated with healing from burn injuries; Wolff & Zilli does not either! We work tirelessly representing our clientele using professional expertise rooted in compassion understanding how challenging these times can be. The journey towards recovery doesn’t have to feel lonely or debilitating; quite contrary we want it marked by optimism fueled by justice served.

Choosing Carlson Bier means partnering with relentless advocates who are committed to providing sober counsel founded on knowledge drawn from substantial experience practicing personal injury law within Illinois. Let us stand up for your rights!

You’ve made it to the end because you can envision us zealously advocating on your behalf along pathways leading toward amicable resolutions reflecting true value of losses experienced as a consequence of others’ negligence. Ultimately, your wellbeing remains central among considerations guiding decisions made within this partnership – decisions meant to restore peace into lives disrupted by burn injuries.

Reach out today! The button below awaits just a click away indicating readiness on your part allowing us ascertain how much compensation merits each case entrusted onto our renowned Personal Injury lawyers at Carlson Bier based right here in Illinois. Go ahead…Together, let’s seek better tomorrows birthed from today’s justice served.

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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 North Chicago

Cycling Collisions

Dedicated to legal representation for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to others' carelessness or perilous conditions.

Flame Damages

Providing adept legal advice for people of serious burn injuries caused by events or recklessness.

Medical Carelessness

Ensuring dedicated legal assistance for individuals affected by hospital malpractice, including negligent care.

Goods Liability

Dealing with cases involving faulty products, delivering professional legal help to consumers affected by product-related injuries.

Geriatric Misconduct

Protecting the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to misconduct in aged care environments, ensuring protection.

Fall and Stumble Occurrences

Expert in addressing slip and fall accident cases, providing legal support to victims seeking restitution for their harm.

Childbirth Wounds

Delivering legal aid for kin affected by medical incompetence resulting in birth injuries.

Vehicle Collisions

Accidents: Concentrated on guiding victims of car accidents gain reasonable settlement for damages and losses.

Bike Crashes

Committed to providing representation for victims involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring fair compensation for losses.

Truck Collision

Offering specialist legal representation for individuals involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing rightful settlement for harms.

Building Site Collisions

Dedicated to representing laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to safety violations or negligence.

Head Impairments

Dedicated to ensuring expert legal advice for patients suffering from neurological injuries due to carelessness.

Canine Attack Harms

Specialized in dealing with cases for persons who have suffered harms from K9 assaults or animal attacks.

Cross-walker Crashes

Specializing in legal advocacy for pedestrians involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering recovery.

Undeserved Demise

Fighting for relatives affected by a wrongful death, offering sensitive and experienced legal support to ensure restitution.

Vertebral Harm

Dedicated to defending patients with vertebral damage, offering expert legal assistance to secure recovery.

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