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About Carlson Bier Associates

When confronting the aftermath of a burn injury, consider partnering with Carlson Bier. As personal injury attorneys specializing in burn injuries, we bring to bear extensive knowledge and practical experience. Whether it stems from an accident at home, workplace mishap or due to negligence by another party; our dedicated team can handle a broad spectrum of burn-related cases for clients based in Richmond. At Carlson Bier, we understand that coping with such traumatic injuries is challenging both physically and emotionally. Hence, we strive not just for financial compensation but also aim to provide emotional support during these tough times– ensuring your path towards recovery remains steadfast while you focus on healing completely. Our success record substantiates our ability to manage complex burn-injury lawsuits effectively with precision-fronted strategies and empathetic client service. We fight ardently on behalf of our clients’ welfare indeed validating why so many burned individuals entrust their case onto us- because at Carlson Bier – your peace mind is paramount.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Richmond Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we’re on a mission to aid those who have suffered burn injuries due to another’s negligence or misconduct. As a reputable Illinois-based personal injury law firm, we understand the pain and suffering you may be enduring as a result of your experience. Our dedicated team of attorneys is available around the clock for professional support, legal consultation, and expert representation to ensure justice in your favor.

Burn injuries fall into one of four categories determined by severity: first-degree burns are superficial while second-degree burns damage both the outer layer and underlayer of skin. The most intense harm is caused by third- and fourth-degree burns which damages deeper tissues such as muscles, bones, and tendons resulting in severe physical distress.

• First-Degree Burns: These cause damage to the outer layer of skin (epidermis). Symptoms include redness and minor inflammation.

• Second-Degree Burns: These extend beyond the epidermis into the dermis causing blisters alongside swelling and redness.

• Third-Degree Burns: Considered very severe affecting epidermis, dermis, hypodermis. Symptoms present white or black charred skin that can feel numb due to damaged nerve endings.

• Fourth-Degree Burns: Extending even further than third-degree burns reaching muscle and bone involve significant tissue destruction leading to non-healing wounds.

Effects of these severe burn injuries could lead to scarring, infections or complications including shock & respiratory impairment if not treated carefully & promptly. Handling all forms of burn injury cases from minor incidents caused by household accidents through complex litigation involving industrial fires or faulty products – our seasoned attorneys bring unparalleled knowledge across various fields for comprehensive case handling.

As complexity increases based on injury severity so does claim value along with possible compensation – sometimes amounting millions towards medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs & emotional distress depending upon individual circumstances surrounding each incident. Bear in mind there are time restrictions governing when lawsuit must be filed therefore it’s essential to act promptly following an accident.

Having represented countless successful cases over the years, the team at Carlson Bier will provide meticulous attention & extensive efforts necessary for obtaining maximum settlement. Serving with empathy and professionalism, our approach centers on strategic planning, relentless pursuit of justice, and client-oriented service aimed at allaying your worries during this challenging phase.

Taking legal actions following a burn injury can indeed seem daunting – you may wonder whether there’s enough evidence or if complexities of the law might inhibit efficient case handling. With Carlson Bier personal injury attorneys by your side, we shoulder these concerns to let you focus solely on restoring life equilibrium while we navigate intricacies of pursuing rightful compensation. And remember – our clients don’t pay unless their claim is successfully resolved!

We know that every case forms part of a unique journey to recovery for those affected by burn injuries. To guide people like yourself through day-to-day struggles and lasting consequences after such incidents- that’s precisely why Carlson Bier came into existence.

As decision time looms the first step towards determining potential outcomes begins without any cost via an obligation-free consultation where experienced attorney can review circumstances surrounding your incident then offer realistic legal advice relating back litigation possibilities depending on cases specifics including types of burns; suspect causes alongside associated medical costs now & down line due plan tailored specifically around dealing with these types issues so you’re never alone when facing them head-on…So come, click on the button below to commence this critical process – find out how much your case could be worth today! Allow us at Carlson Bier to help champion your rights.

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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.
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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 Richmond

Pedal Cycle Collisions

Dedicated to legal services for clients injured in bicycle accidents due to others' indifference or risky conditions.

Fire Traumas

Supplying expert legal services for patients of major burn injuries caused by mishaps or misconduct.

Hospital Negligence

Extending experienced legal support for clients affected by medical malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Merchandise Responsibility

Managing cases involving problematic products, offering skilled legal services to clients affected by product malfunctions.

Nursing Home Misconduct

Representing the rights of aged individuals who have been subjected to abuse in care facilities environments, ensuring fairness.

Slip & Tumble Injuries

Expert in addressing slip and fall accident cases, providing legal representation to individuals seeking compensation for their suffering.

Childbirth Damages

Supplying legal help for loved ones affected by medical negligence resulting in infant injuries.

Vehicle Incidents

Crashes: Concentrated on aiding victims of car accidents obtain appropriate compensation for harms and impairment.

Motorbike Accidents

Specializing in providing legal advice for bikers involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for losses.

Trucking Accident

Providing professional legal advice for clients involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing appropriate settlement for losses.

Building Site Crashes

Focused on advocating for employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or recklessness.

Neurological Injuries

Dedicated to ensuring specialized legal support for clients suffering from brain injuries due to misconduct.

K9 Assault Traumas

Specialized in addressing cases for individuals who have suffered damages from K9 assaults or wildlife encounters.

Jogger Collisions

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

Unfair Fatality

Striving for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, offering compassionate and experienced legal guidance to ensure redress.

Spinal Cord Damage

Focused on advocating for clients with spinal cord injuries, offering professional legal guidance to secure compensation.

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