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About Carlson Bier Associates

If you’re a resident of Park Forest and have suffered burn injuries, Carlson Bier is the law firm to turn to for legal help. A leader in traumatic injury litigation, we specialize in representing clients with severe burn wounds. Our team’s remarkable command over Illinois’ personal injury laws ensures that our clients receive the best possible representation throughout their claim process. We offer personalized advice based your unique situation and aggressively fight for compensation commensurate with your loss. What sets Carlson Bier apart from other firms is our combination of compassionate counsel alongside relentless pursuit of justice on behalf of our clients. We tirelessly advocate for burn victims’ rights ensuring they navigate through their recovery journey confidently while also handling intricate legal battles related to medical expenses, wage losses or non-economic impacts such as pain and suffering or reduced quality of life! Choose peace without compromise; choose Carlson Bier – champions fighting relentlessly for Park Forest residents affected by agonizing consequences linked with unfortunate incidents resulting in burning injuries.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Park Forest Illinois

When life takes a sudden turn due to an unexpected accident that results in burn injuries, the team at Carlson Bier, your trusted personal injury attorneys based in Illinois, is fervently committed to advocating for you. Through our unwavering dedication and meticulous attention to detail, we aim to provide high-quality professional representation while ensuring you are up-to-speed during every stage of your case.

Burn injuries often manifest complexities which can lead to severe physical distress and mental anguish. Be it a scald from hot liquids or steam, contact burns from hot objects or flames, chemical burns from corrosive substances or thermal burns from exposure to extreme heat— all these types of burn injuries potentially impact one’s quality of life significantly. Each must be dealt with sensitivity and thorough legal expertise; traits that embody our spirit at Carlson Bier where protecting your interests is pivotal.

Here are some key things about burn injuries:

• Types of Burns: Our legal experts understand the specifics of first-degree burns impacting only the outer layer of skin (epidermis), through second-degree affecting both the epidermis and underlying skin (dermis), up until third- degree burns reaching deep tissues. This deep-seated knowledge aids in building powerful cases that resonate with jurors.

• Costs & Complications: The financial blow resulting from medical fees such as surgeries, therapies prescriptions plus follow-ups could be staggering. Coupled with possible job loss due to disability makes it even more arduous. At Carlson Bier, we encompass all this information into calculating rightful compensation you deserve.

• Legal rights & Compensation: You have the right under Illinois law to seek compensation for losses sustained through someone else’s negligence causing your injury – including medical bills, lost wages and suffering endured mentally, physically socially or in any other aspect in life

• Time limit for Filing any claim; In Illinois, there is a limited timeframe recognized by tort laws within which claims should be filed after sustaining burn injuries. Essentially, our attorneys will guide and ensure your case is filed within this stipulated “Statutes of Limitations”.

Drawing from a deep reserve of legal knowledge and years of experience, the personal injury team at Carlson Bier expertly navigates the intricate aspects involved in burn injury cases. We often work with healthcare professionals to understand the scope of burn injuries, expected treatments and lasting impacts on each client’s life – ensuring parties held accountable duly take responsibility.

Our highly skilled experts keenly focus on collecting evidence such as photographs of the burns or accident site; testimonies from witnesses or first responders on scene, plus medical records relating treatment for your injuries- all aimed at presenting an unshakeable argument for full and fair compensation.

In addition to securing appropriate financial restitution directly related to burn injuries; we also recognize intangible effects like pain suffered or loss in life quality which are challenging yet critical components typical in personal injury claims – needing meticulous handling reflective of their sensitivity.

At Carlson Bier, we champion a professional approach interwoven with compassion. Every individual dealing with severe physical hardships stemming from sudden tragic accidents deserves devoted attention coupled with erudite representation. This reflects our mission: taking into account every aspect crucial to you while providing empathetic support throughout this challenging journey restoring your peace & dignity.

We invite you now to make use of the button below: it presents an opportunity to gain insights about what your case could possibly be worth based on current Illinois laws governing such matters – without any implicit obligations on your side during this explorative phase. Remember should you eventually choose Carlson Bier as legal representatives, no upfront costs exist since fees are only taken after securing successful outcomes for clients reflecting our firm’s client-centric philosophy prioritizing YOUR interests above else.

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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.

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Areas of Practice in Park Forest

Bicycle Mishaps

Focused on legal assistance for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to others's recklessness or perilous conditions.

Scald Traumas

Extending professional legal assistance for victims of serious burn injuries caused by incidents or negligence.

Healthcare Incompetence

Ensuring experienced legal services for clients affected by medical malpractice, including surgical errors.

Items Accountability

Taking on cases involving unsafe products, offering adept legal support to victims affected by product-related injuries.

Geriatric Mistreatment

Representing the rights of aged individuals who have been subjected to malpractice in senior centers environments, ensuring compensation.

Stumble & Stumble Injuries

Professional in handling stumble accident cases, providing legal advice to persons seeking compensation for their suffering.

Neonatal Injuries

Offering legal support for loved ones affected by medical malpractice resulting in birth injuries.

Car Mishaps

Incidents: Concentrated on assisting victims of car accidents obtain reasonable recompense for hurts and losses.

Scooter Collisions

Specializing in providing legal assistance for riders involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring rightful claims for injuries.

Semi Incident

Delivering professional legal representation for drivers involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing appropriate recompense for injuries.

Construction Crashes

Concentrated on advocating for workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to safety violations or negligence.

Neurological Impairments

Expert in delivering dedicated legal assistance for persons suffering from cognitive injuries due to accidents.

Dog Bite Harms

Specialized in addressing cases for persons who have suffered damages from dog bites or animal attacks.

Foot-traveler Accidents

Specializing in legal assistance for pedestrians involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering damages.

Unjust Demise

Standing up for families affected by a wrongful death, providing empathetic and adept legal guidance to ensure restitution.

Neural Injury

Dedicated to supporting clients with spinal cord injuries, offering professional legal guidance to secure compensation.

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