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Carlson Bier represents a leading legal resource for those suffering from burn injuries in Illinois. With an assurance of dedication and expertise, the group vigilantly represents your rights to recover compensation after life-altering burns. Carlson Bier’s specialized Burn Injuries attorneys are committed to understanding the unique needs and concerns that arise from these devastating events – enabling clients to receive justice and assistance they deserve. Our Lawyers’ deep-rooted concern for victims combined with their extensive knowledge on Burn Injury laws ensures you’ll be properly guided through each step of your case’s journey, regardless of its complexities. Skilfully navigating complex liability issues or intricate medical matters associated with burn injuries, Carlson Bier deploys unmatched legal prowess. Furthermore, we take pride in supporting our clients beyond mere representation by making quality referrals for specialized burn care treatments when needed—orchestrating a holistic approach towards recovery and restitution following such tragic incidents nominate us as the ideal consideration when seeking reliable representation following any form of burn injury predicament.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Roxana Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we understand that the trauma of burn injuries extends far beyond the physical pain. As experienced personal injury attorneys based in Illinois, our expertise includes a comprehensive understanding of burn injuries, their causes and effects, as well as the legal avenues available to those who have suffered such incidents.

Burn injuries are a serious form of harm that can result from various incidents including car accidents, chemical exposure, fire, electrical accidents or even faulty products. The immediate physical damage is often severe but it’s also crucial to consider potential long-term effects. These may include prolonged hospital stays and multiple surgeries along with ongoing medical conditions such as infection risk and mobility issues.

• Severity: Burn injuries could range from minor first-degree burns affecting only the outer layer of skin to catastrophic fourth-degree burns penetrating deep into tissues, muscles or bones.

• Pain Management: Optimum treatment requires effective pain management which has its own complications like drug addiction.

• Emotional Trauma: The psychological impact can be equally devastating causing depression or Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

• Scarification & Disfigurement: Many burn victims face lasting disfigurement despite plastic surgery options.

The victim’s ability to lead a normal life can be severely impacted by these factors – redirecting their career paths and altering personal relationships. While health insurance might cover some expenses, the sky-high costs related to treatments not covered under standard policies might leave families financially strained.

In these challenging circumstances, civil litigation offers an opportunity for burn victims to recover compensatory damages that go beyond covering only medical bills. Damages typically include lost wages due to time off work during recovery or reduced earning capacity if your ability to work is permanently affected; compensation for pain and suffering undergoing intense physical discomfort; emotional distress caused because of your new reality post-injury among others.

Understanding legal rights following a burn injury is vital but navigating through complex procedures alone while dealing with profound loss is overwhelming. This highlights the compelling need for expert legal assistance.

• Personal Injury Law and Burn Injuries: The law allows burn victims to pursue justice against negligent parties that indirectly or directly caused their injury.

• Proving Negligence: Establishing this claim necessitates demonstrating the responsibility of another party in causing your harm.

• Statute of Limitations: In Illinois, you generally have two years from the date of your burn accident to file a lawsuit.

At Carlson Bier, as skilled personal injury attorneys specializing in burn injuries, we bring an unwavering dedication to our clients’ cases. Our team is committed to examining all aspects thoroughly – detailed investigation of the case specifics, diligent exploration into potential causes, exhaustive analysis of medical reports – leaving no stone unturned in ensuring rightful compensation for our clients’ suffering.

We aim not only to provide legal representation but also an empathic understanding during a challenging phase on a journey ahead. We take pride in asking the difficult questions on behalf of our clients and fighting passionately yet professionally in courtrooms across Illinois toward securing maximum compensation they rightfully deserve. As fierce advocates for you and your family’s future, far beyond financial recovery, we stand by you at every juncture providing needed guidance and advice along the way.

Navigating through unfamiliar territory without professional aid can risk you forfeiting full damages entitled under laws governing burn injuries. Allow us then – seasoned hands who are well-versed with intricacies of intricate tort law specific to Illinois’ jurisdictions – guide you on next steps in accordance with best options available tailored specifically for your unique situation. With empathy wrapped around expertise at Carlson Bier being our claim-to-fame hallmark trait, trust us to walk beside you hand-in-hand until achieving victory together.

We encourage any reader who has suffered a burn injury or knows someone who has been similarly afflicted not to spend another day worrying about mounting expenses or feel intimidated by long-winding legalese labyrinth comprising lawsuits proceedings. Instead, empower themselves by tapping into our solid expertise backed by years of dedicated service.

To determine the value of your case and explore potential ways to receive full compensation that you rightfully deserve without any further delay, please click on the button below for a free consultation. We’ve served many clients effectively across Illinois; we’re ready now than ever before to serve yours too!

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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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Francisca Rojas
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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 Roxana

Pedal Cycle Crashes

Expert in legal advocacy for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' carelessness or unsafe conditions.

Flame Injuries

Extending adept legal services for people of major burn injuries caused by events or indifference.

Healthcare Malpractice

Providing specialist legal services for victims affected by medical malpractice, including medication mistakes.

Commodities Fault

Addressing cases involving dangerous products, extending expert legal assistance to customers affected by defective items.

Nursing Home Misconduct

Supporting the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to mistreatment in elderly care environments, ensuring protection.

Trip & Stumble Incidents

Skilled in dealing with tumble accident cases, providing legal representation to sufferers seeking restitution for their harm.

Birth Damages

Delivering legal aid for families affected by medical carelessness resulting in birth injuries.

Vehicle Crashes

Collisions: Concentrated on helping victims of car accidents get reasonable settlement for harms and harm.

Two-Wheeler Crashes

Committed to providing legal assistance for individuals involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring just recovery for traumas.

Trucking Mishap

Delivering expert legal support for drivers involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing just compensation for damages.

Building Crashes

Engaged in advocating for employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or negligence.

Cognitive Impairments

Specializing in delivering compassionate legal representation for victims suffering from brain injuries due to accidents.

K9 Assault Injuries

Expertise in handling cases for individuals who have suffered injuries from dog attacks or wildlife encounters.

Foot-traveler Crashes

Focused on legal services for joggers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering restitution.

Unwarranted Fatality

Advocating for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, supplying caring and experienced legal services to ensure restitution.

Backbone Impairment

Specializing in defending victims with vertebral damage, offering expert legal assistance to secure redress.

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