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About Carlson Bier Associates

When facing the devastation of burn injuries, the legal team at Carlson Bier is a beacon of hope and support. Our firm stands out through our relentless commitment to securing justice for our clients in Shannon. As accomplished personal injury attorneys, we bring decades of expertise to every case involving burn injuries — from minor accidents to severe cases threatening livelihoods or claiming lives. We are widely recognized statewide for meticulous case preparation and aggressive advocacy; these have been instrumental in achieving significant verdicts or settlements benefiting our clients grappling with physical trauma and financial burdens following burn incidents. Client service is core to Carlson Bier: we empathize with your pain, listen attentively, meticulously ascertain liability at all accident levels, calculate fair compensation considering current & future losses from medical costs etc., plus vigorously pursue rightful accountability on behalf of you – always respecting confidentiality per Illinois law throughout –all this sets us apart as an ideal choice when seeking superior representation.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Shannon Illinois

The Law Firm of Carlson Bier, is your trusted legal partner in personal injury cases across the state of Illinois. We are a team of highly dedicated and experienced personal injury attorneys, who specialize in handling the intricate laws surrounding burn injuries. As expert professionals with years of experience under our belts, we understand that cases related to these types of bodily harm require nuanced understanding both on medical and legal fronts.

Burn injuries represent some of the most painful and complex type of harm a person can endure. They range from superficial first-degree burns that affect only the top layer of skin to life-threatening third-degree burns penetrating all layers down to the muscles and bone. Regardless of degree, they can evoke immediate physiological trauma along with emotional distress that lasts long after the physical wounds heal.

At Carlson Bier, we put significant emphasis on key aspects revolving around burn injuries:

• Severity: Burn depths differ drastically; hence, severity levels range extensively potentially having severe implications.

• Cause: Causes include but aren’t limited to open flames, steam or hot liquids (scalds), heated objects surfaces or substances (contact burns), radiation from ultraviolet or ionizing sources.

• Treatment: The approaches for treating burn injuries change as per their seriousness and potential complications which includes infection risks or possible surgeries/grafting scenarios needed.

• Legal Rights: Undoubtedly this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning knowledge about plaintiff’s rights regarding full compensation for damages suffered.

While managing immediate health concerns is paramount in any burn injury scenario; it’s important not to forget your legal rights. Since Illinois law stipulates strict timelines for filing personal injury lawsuits—typically two years from date when injury occurs—you should ensure you engage skilled representation quickly following accident so as not irresponsibly lose out on chances at proper restitution due inadvertent accommodations given varying governance regulations pertinent across different jurisdictions falling within our competency range like Decatur-Champaign corridor specifically.

In fact, meticulous investigation plays an integral role in obtaining full compensation for burn injury victims. Probe into every case could uncover evidence of negligence on part various parties like manufacturers who produced faulty products, landlords who failed accurately furnish reasonable fire safety measures or employers who disregarded established occupational safety guidelines.

Striving to bring you value with each paragraph penned here, we at Carlson Bier pledge to advocate unflinchingly for your rights and dedicate our efforts towards procuring optimum restitution corresponding if favorably by some twist of destiny related instances somehow directly affecting your livelihood/life-circumstances from the aftermath following horrible occurrence involving substantial burns sustained.

At times, damages can transcend beyond tangible medical expenses veering toward compensatory amounts highlighting significant life transitions forced due this catastrophic event—loss associated ongoing earning potential; psychological turmoil causing diminished enjoyment formerly loved activities; social isolation; disadvantages borne courtesy deformities/disabilities resultant not adequately dealt during required time frame/situations where investigations even thrust upon unsuspecting kin suddenly without deserved representation fighting tirelessly against opposing forces insensitively targeting unfairly mistreated clients seeking rightful recourse.

We recognize that ultimately no amount of financial compensation balances out physical/emotional trauma but it provides necessary resources to help navigate winding road towards recovery. Our team will endeavor its best to alleviate burdens as much feasible leaving nothing downplayed regarding claims rightfully owed—collateral sources, third-party contraceptive issues (if involved)—all facets considered while calculating pursuit’s worth rigorously contested by us committed horde comprising Carlson Bier’s proficient attorneys earmarked specifically for being trusted representatives guarding personal interests implicated individuals/families approaching from across various parts within Illinois ambit falling under our operational sphere provided they aren’t commuting Shannon-wards respecting localized restrictions enforced thereby guaranteeing zero disconformity.

As a final note, we encourage readers curious evaluating tentative worth linked foreseeable lawsuits emanating unfortunate circumstance affiliated major burn injuries’ series review the interactive feature available beneath providing initial ballpark figures guided brief query inputs solicited therein. Click on the button below to find out how much your case could potentially be worth and allow us at Carlson Bier to help you journey towards justice, steadfastly supporting you in every possible way during such challenging times.

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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.
Judy Canchola
Judy Canchola
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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Justin Scott
CarlsonBier handled my personal injury lawsuit... They were amazing and I highly recommend if you're in a motor vehicle accident
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Jeff handled my recent car accident case. He was always just a phone call away to answer my questions. Thanks for making such a stressful situation easier to deal with.

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 Shannon

Cycling Collisions

Expert in legal advocacy for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' negligence or dangerous conditions.

Fire Damages

Offering adept legal advice for people of major burn injuries caused by events or negligence.

Hospital Carelessness

Providing dedicated legal representation for victims affected by physician malpractice, including misdiagnosis.

Items Liability

Addressing cases involving dangerous products, extending skilled legal support to clients affected by defective items.

Senior Malpractice

Protecting the rights of elders who have been subjected to misconduct in care facilities environments, ensuring fairness.

Stumble and Trip Injuries

Skilled in tackling stumble accident cases, providing legal advice to individuals seeking justice for their losses.

Birth Damages

Offering legal support for families affected by medical misconduct resulting in newborn injuries.

Auto Crashes

Accidents: Committed to aiding patients of car accidents receive just settlement for wounds and harm.

Scooter Crashes

Focused on providing legal assistance for bikers involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for injuries.

18-Wheeler Mishap

Ensuring specialist legal support for persons involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing just recompense for damages.

Worksite Collisions

Dedicated to supporting workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or irresponsibility.

Cognitive Impairments

Dedicated to offering compassionate legal representation for victims suffering from cerebral injuries due to misconduct.

Dog Attack Wounds

Proficient in managing cases for persons who have suffered wounds from canine attacks or creature assaults.

Cross-walker Accidents

Dedicated to legal support for pedestrians involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering claims.

Wrongful Fatality

Working for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, delivering caring and professional legal assistance to ensure fairness.

Neural Damage

Committed to advocating for clients with vertebral damage, offering professional legal guidance to secure settlement.

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