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About Carlson Bier Associates

Rising above the common expectations, Carlson Bier dedicates its legal prowess to advocate for victims of burn injuries. As experienced personal injury lawyers, they turn adversity into victories by fighting diligently for their clients’ rights and securing deserved compensation. With a track record built on successful cases, they have cemented their reputation in providing top-notch legal services around burn injuries matters.

At Carlson Bier, empathy forms the cornerstone of our philosophy – understanding what you are going through is key to maximizing your claim. They know that each case differs entirely from another which means personalized strategies are developed to suit every client’s individual needs.

In navigating complex accident laws and insurance companies whose interests diverge significantly from yours; competence is pivotal- an edge that Carlson Bier most assuredly offers. Reliably tackling these tasks with unyielding commitment and attention signifies this firm as the best consideration when seeking representation concerning burn injuries.

Their established practice features attorneys committed to achieving justice for those impacted by severe burns – regardless of how daunting adversary might appear or where justice must be sought. Trust your legal journey with Carlson Bier—a name synonymous with experience, trustworthiness, and success.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Paris Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we pride ourselves on our extensive expertise as personal injury attorneys, dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complex world of personal injury law. One particularly devastating type of bodily harm that can often result in legal action is burn injuries, a subject which we’ve committed ourselves to understanding thoroughly to provide superior representation for our clients.

Burn injuries vary greatly in severity and cause, but each has the potential for significant physical and emotional trauma. A minor first-degree burn which primarily affects the skin’s outer layer may still require ongoing treatment and care. More serious second- or third-degree burns have the capacity to cause long-lasting or even permanent disruptions to victims’ lives.

Knowing what course of action to take immediately following a burn incident involves making critical decisions about medical care and understanding your rights under Illinois law. Burn victims should be aware that seeking immediate medical attention is not only crucial for their health but also for any future legal claims they wish to pursue.

• Proper documentation from healthcare professionals bolsters credibility in court.

• Consistent medical records link injuries directly with incidents.

• Regular follow-ups demonstrate ongoing impact of burns on quality of life.

In addition to advocating for comprehensive healthcare, Carlson Bier educates clients regarding various sources of burn injuries recognized under Illinois law. These include scalding from hot liquids or steam, electrical burns resulting from exposed wiring or faulty equipment, chemical burns from corrosive substances, thermal burns caused by contact with heated objects or surfaces, and radiation burns triggered through exposure from sources such as X-rays.

As experienced personal injury attorneys based in Illinois, we at Carlson Bier understand that dealing with such traumatic experiences goes beyond just treating physical wounds; it involves fighting fiercely for justice in courtrooms too. We assist clients throughout multiple stages – collecting key evidence proving negligence on part of offending parties, accurately assessing compensatory damages including medical expenses along with pain and suffering costs involved due to disfigurement or disability brought on by severe burns.

• Accurate documentation of damages increases potential for fair compensation.

• Proven negligence holds guilty parties accountable under law.

• Comprehensive representation paves way for least traumatic legal experience possible.

The journey from sustaining a burn injury to reaching resolution in court can seem overwhelming, which is why you need experienced attorneys like us by your side. Our mission at Carlson Bier is to arm you with knowledge and provide steadfast support throughout the daunting legal process, helping clients restore balance and regain control over their lives after suffering life-altering injuries.

Navigating complex insurance claim processes or wading through state worker’s compensation laws as a burn victim can be intimidating without expert guidance. As personal injury attorneys, we dedicate substantial time to negotiating with insurance companies on our client’s behalf so that every individual gets what they rightfully deserve – maximum compensation not only for immediate medical expenses but even future care costs or loss of earning capacity due to inability to work post-injury.

In Illinois, strict timelines are adhered to when filing personal injury lawsuits including those involving burn injuries. A reputable attorney at Carlson Bier ensures no deadline passes unnoticed – saving clients from potentially losing out on claims due to missed statutory limitations.

Trust us at Carlson Bier, recognized personal injury advocates based in Illinois, as your committed partners offering exceptional legal representation against those liable for causing grievous harm through negligence or willful omissions resulting in catastrophic burn injuries.

Do take advantage of our expertise today; Click below now! Allow us an opportunity to thoroughly review the specifics involved within your case – assessing its effective valuation reflecting true extent of damage inflicted upon you while adeptly guiding negotiations towards achieving optimal outcomes beneficial both financially and emotionally during this arduous healing period post-burn trauma.

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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.
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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.

All Attorney Services in Paris

Areas of Practice in Paris

Two-Wheeler Collisions

Proficient in legal support for clients injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' carelessness or dangerous conditions.

Flame Traumas

Offering adept legal advice for sufferers of grave burn injuries caused by accidents or misconduct.

Medical Incompetence

Providing expert legal services for persons affected by medical malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Products Accountability

Dealing with cases involving problematic products, offering professional legal help to customers affected by faulty goods.

Aged Mistreatment

Advocating for the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to misconduct in senior centers environments, ensuring justice.

Tumble & Stumble Incidents

Specialist in addressing fall and trip accident cases, providing legal support to persons seeking restitution for their losses.

Infant Damages

Extending legal help for families affected by medical carelessness resulting in birth injuries.

Auto Crashes

Accidents: Dedicated to guiding sufferers of car accidents receive appropriate settlement for injuries and losses.

Motorcycle Accidents

Specializing in providing legal services for motorcyclists involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring justice for damages.

Trucking Accident

Extending adept legal advice for victims involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing fair recovery for harms.

Building Mishaps

Committed to advocating for employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to safety violations or irresponsibility.

Brain Traumas

Expert in offering expert legal representation for individuals suffering from brain injuries due to accidents.

Canine Attack Wounds

Expertise in handling cases for victims who have suffered traumas from canine attacks or wildlife encounters.

Jogger Mishaps

Focused on legal support for walkers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering damages.

Unfair Fatality

Advocating for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, offering caring and skilled legal guidance to ensure fairness.

Backbone Harm

Dedicated to supporting persons with vertebral damage, offering expert legal assistance to secure settlement.

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