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About Carlson Bier Associates

When facing the aftermath of a burn injury, you deserve legal representation that’s adept and compassionate. Carlson Bier is an outstanding choice for your needs. Based in Illinois, our seasoned attorneys specialize in personal injuries such as burns, aggressively fighting on behalf of victims to ensure their rights are protected and they receive rightful compensation. Our deep understanding of the complexities surrounding burn injuries sets us apart from others; we know how devastating these injuries can be both physically and emotionally – and fully comprehend the long-term ramifications. It takes resilience, fortitude, medical knowledge, details about safety standards along with nuances of liability laws – tools which Carlson Bier brings to your service backed by years of experience across varied cases similar to yours. Choosing a lawyer from industry veterans at Carlson Bier isn’t just choosing a legal representative – it’s choosing unwavering support during turbulent times. We stand ready to represent burn injury victims zealously ensuring justice is served.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Prophetstown Illinois

At Carlson Bier, a leading personal injury law firm in Illinois, we specialize in providing comprehensive legal assistance for burn injuries. Burn injuries are among the most severe and life-altering bodily harm one can experience. They often lead to substantial medical bills, excruciating pain, emotional trauma and loss of income.

It’s essential to understand that burn injuries are not just limited to fire or heat-induced burns; they comprise numerous causes such as chemical burns, electrical burns, and even radiation burns. Each type varies in severity from first-degree (affecting only the outer layer of skin) to third-degree burns (damages beyond the skin into deeper tissues).

• First degree: These are minor burns affecting only the uppermost layer of the skin.

• Second degree: These extend to deeper layers causing blisters and potential scarring.

• Third degree: More severe than second-degree burns as it extends through every layer of the skin.

Regardless of the source or extent of your burn injury, if these distressing events were due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you have a rightful claim under Illinois personal injury laws. This is where our team at Carlson Bier steps in.

Our experienced lawyers will delve into every detail surrounding your incident – studying reports, collating evidence, consulting medical professionals – leaving no stone unturned. We strive relentlessly for justice on your behalf by holding those responsible accountable for their actions.

Seeking compensation following a burn injury encompasses more than merely covering your current medical expenses. It should be able to factor in future treatment costs like physical rehabilitation or cosmetic surgery along with other aspects such as:

• Lost earnings due sustained absence from work during recovery

• Long-term disability if you’re unable to return back to work

• Emotional distress including PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

• Reduced quality of life

When dealing with insurance companies post-burn injuries yourself could lead to an undervalued settlement. As your representatives, we will ensure that you receive fair compensation that covers all your physical and emotional needs.

At Carlson Bier, rest assured knowing our primary objective is safeguarding your interests while you focus on your recovery. Our proven track record demonstrates our dedication towards each case and the attention and expertise we lend in ensuring maximum financial restitution.

Illinois law mandates a limited time frame under which a burn injury lawsuit must be filed or forever barred from pursuing in court – broadly known as ‘statute of limitations’. Thus, it’s essential not to delay reaching out to us post any such unfortunate incident.

Having legal assistance in these trying times can help eliminate unnecessary stress so you can concentrate fully on recovering. We have built a reputation for our compassionate approach; understanding every client’s unique situation provides them with customized solutions tailormade for their particular case.

Finally, we understand this could be financially draining for some of you. Hence, our firm works on a contingency fee basis – meaning if we don’t win your case, there’s no charge for our services!

Remember – You are not alone! While experiencing a traumatic event like this is overwhelming – choosing proper legal representation doesn’t have to be intimidating. Looking at having had taken an elementary yet detailed tour about Burn Injuries bear confidence while taking your next step! For understanding what could potentially await ahead – click on the button below to get an estimated idea regarding how much would be worth of the claim awaiting!

This expert evaluation could act as the first fruitful step towards ensuring justice rendered rightfully releasing unwanted future burden off bouncing back faster onto life’s dynamic rhythm unbounded.

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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 Prophetstown

Two-Wheeler Mishaps

Specializing in legal support for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' lack of care or unsafe conditions.

Flame Damages

Offering professional legal services for individuals of major burn injuries caused by occurrences or carelessness.

Medical Negligence

Providing dedicated legal advice for individuals affected by healthcare malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Responsibility

Managing cases involving defective products, offering professional legal help to individuals affected by product-related injuries.

Elder Mistreatment

Protecting the rights of the elderly who have been subjected to abuse in aged care environments, ensuring fairness.

Fall and Fall Accidents

Professional in tackling fall and trip accident cases, providing legal representation to sufferers seeking recovery for their suffering.

Birth Damages

Delivering legal guidance for kin affected by medical malpractice resulting in neonatal injuries.

Automobile Collisions

Accidents: Dedicated to helping individuals of car accidents secure fair settlement for damages and losses.

Bike Incidents

Committed to providing representation for individuals involved in bike accidents, ensuring fair compensation for harm.

Trucking Collision

Providing expert legal advice for drivers involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing just compensation for injuries.

Construction Mishaps

Focused on supporting staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or negligence.

Cerebral Injuries

Specializing in extending dedicated legal assistance for victims suffering from neurological injuries due to misconduct.

Dog Attack Harms

Proficient in managing cases for victims who have suffered traumas from canine attacks or animal attacks.

Jogger Accidents

Specializing in legal assistance for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering restitution.

Wrongful Death

Standing up for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, offering empathetic and experienced legal guidance to ensure compensation.

Spine Harm

Focused on advocating for clients with spine impairments, offering professional legal assistance to secure redress.

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