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About Carlson Bier Associates

As a leading personal injury law firm, Carlson Bier showcases a depth of expertise in handling burn injuries cases with remarkable finesse and immense success. Victims of burn injuries require not just legal assistance, but also counsel that’s compassionate and understanding; this is where our proficiency stands out. Our group of accomplished lawyers has served numerous clients across Sheffield by providing persistent representation and securing extensive settlements for them after enduring such debilitating accidents. We excel at conducting thorough investigations, gathering substantial evidence, negotiating compellingly – all towards favorable outcomes for those who have unjustly suffered from burn-related harm. At Carlson Bier, we are especially known to demonstrate tenacious dedication toward each case as if it were our own; your justice becomes our mission from the get-go. Assembling this purpose-driven passion with unparalleled knowledge in Illinois’s nuanced laws regarding burns and related damages – you’ll find no firmer support than what we extend at Carlson Bier when striving alongside victims of devastating physical traumas.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Sheffield Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we are a specialized group of personal injury attorneys poised to assertively represent and advocate for victims of burn injuries in Illinois. We understand the devastating physical and emotional impact that severe burns can have on both the victim and their loved ones, making it our utmost priority to fight for justice on your behalf.

Burn injuries are often complex medical cases divided into three classifications: first degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns—all distinguished by varying degrees of skin damage. First-degree burns primarily affect the outer layer of your skin or epidermis presenting with symptoms like redness and minor inflammation; they typically involve less severe types like light sunburns. Second degree burns encompass both your epidermis and dermis (underlying skin tissue), resulting in symptomatic blistering and extremely reddened skin. Lastly are third-degree burns–the most traumatic classification which devastates all layers of your skin potentially extending towards your bones.

Beyond these basic delineations, we recognize notable sources:

• Thermal Burns – caused by exposure to high heat sources

• Electrical Burns – triggered due to contact with electrical sources

• Chemical Burns – initiated from interaction with strong acids or bases

• Scald Injuries – spurred from hot liquids or steams

Regardless of the type or cause of burn injuries, Carlson Bier works tirelessly behind each case’s intricacies—reviewing medical records & bills, consulting esteemed medical professionals, meticulously reconstructing accident scenes—for maximum compensation.

Post-burn care is indeed an intensive process involving surgeries such as debridements where dead tissues get removed; grafts—transplantation of healthy skin onto affected areas—and even reconstruction procedures necessary in potential scarring situations. Additionally, psychological counseling may be vital considering trauma aftermaths borne out of disfigurement anxiety or PTSD manifestations.

The aforementioned treatments do require significant financial input—an aspect un-ignorable when pursuing legal recourse. Our dedicated team at Carlson Bier calculates these potential costs meticulously accounting for long-term repercussions such as lost earnings, capacity to work in the future, therapy expenses and if tragically wretched—the cost of wrongful death.

As steadfast proponents for burn victims’ rights within Illinois, we are acquainted with appropriate approaches under both negligence and product liability claims:

• Negligence – This approach holds responsible parties liable based on an absence of reasonable care.

• Product Liability – These cases involve faulty products that induce burns—such as defective electrical gadgets or inappropriate fire-safety equipment.

At Carlson Bier, it is our firm belief that clients require comprehensive awareness about their legal options. Therefore, your esteemed consultations with us will always include a discussion concerning relevant laws affecting your case—like comparative negligence law which might adjust compensation predicated upon victim’s own responsibility towards incurred injuries; or the Statute of Limitations which impacts the timeliness requisite to file a case.

Probing persistently beyond presenting facts—for underlying evidences—to substantiate liability against aggressors is what reinforces our commitment. Visualization technologies further assist in fully capturing jury empathies which strengthens our compelling argument designs before insurance companies or court judges for rightful compensations apportionment; so essentially justifies why hundreds of burn injury victims across Illinois entrust their cases unto us at Carlson Bier—with assured confidentiality and wholesome dedication.

In conclusion: Whether you’re reeling from a kitchen accident-induced scalding, workplace-related chemical exposures incident; whether it’s an innocuous-looking first-degree sunburn or physically debilitating third-degree thermal burn—your physical sufferings get emotionally echoic while navigating complex legal pathways demanding accountability from those liable parties. Thus having expert personal injury attorneys like us at Carlson Bier Legal Group becomes critically essential. We encompass methodical case examination procedures mirroring not only onto core claim preparations but also resonate deeply into suitable medical treatments ensuring overall recovery plans designed optimally per individual client needs in focus.

Now we implore you to take the next step. Click on the button below—this simple click could uncover potentially unique facets about your case—arousing logical questionaries enabling your rightful compensations claim realization. Unveil what you are worth—as a victim painfully seared by wrongful acts of others’ negligence—you rightfully deserve answers, demand justification; and burn injuries legal gurus right here at Carlson Bier are ready to rise, assist. Your worthy pathway towards fair compensation starts now with one decisive click!

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2023-12-12
I went to a car accident with my husband and they’re was very helpful. I love them so much.
Judy Canchola
Judy Canchola
2023-12-06
This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
2023-11-29
So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
2023-11-09
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
2023-10-30
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.
Justin Scott
Justin Scott
2023-10-25
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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2023-10-16
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Kevin Calloway
2023-10-16
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.

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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 Sheffield

Bicycle Mishaps

Dedicated to legal representation for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to others's indifference or unsafe conditions.

Fire Burns

Supplying skilled legal help for sufferers of serious burn injuries caused by accidents or misconduct.

Clinical Carelessness

Offering experienced legal services for individuals affected by medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis.

Merchandise Obligation

Addressing cases involving unsafe products, extending professional legal support to consumers affected by faulty goods.

Elder Abuse

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

Stumble and Stumble Accidents

Adept in dealing with trip accident cases, providing legal representation to clients seeking justice for their damages.

Birth Damages

Offering legal aid for families affected by medical carelessness resulting in newborn injuries.

Auto Incidents

Collisions: Devoted to assisting individuals of car accidents secure fair recompense for hurts and damages.

Two-Wheeler Crashes

Specializing in providing legal advice for riders involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring justice for injuries.

Trucking Crash

Ensuring experienced legal support for clients involved in truck accidents, focusing on securing rightful recompense for harms.

Building Site Collisions

Concentrated on assisting laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or carelessness.

Cerebral Impairments

Committed to extending professional legal representation for clients suffering from cerebral injuries due to carelessness.

Dog Attack Injuries

Expertise in tackling cases for individuals who have suffered injuries from puppy bites or beast attacks.

Foot-traveler Accidents

Focused on legal services for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering damages.

Unjust Demise

Fighting for families affected by a wrongful death, extending compassionate and experienced legal assistance to ensure fairness.

Neural Harm

Focused on representing persons with vertebral damage, offering professional legal guidance to secure compensation.

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