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About Carlson Bier Associates

When dealing with burn injuries, the complexity of your case necessitates trusted legal representation. Whether it occurred at work, home, or another location, bringing justice to a burn injury situation can be overwhelming and painful. At Carlson Bier, we make this process manageable for residents of South Jacksonville by providing exceptional expertise in personal injury law related to burn cases. While they may not represent every community within Illinois physically; their reliable reputation extends statewide delivering top-notch advocacy irrespective of city limitations. The skillful attorneys at Carlson Bier understand the intricacies particular to contracting severe burns and are seasoned in negotiating effectual claims against responsible parties while ensuring victims receive deserved compensation for physical therapy treatments or emotional distress damages caused by trauma alike.With decades worth working experience handling numerous successful settlements across varying degrees severity from minor incidents up entirely life-changing accidents — these legal professionals define dedication toward client interests through each stage negotiation until completion all proceedings with utmost professionalism tied understanding empathetic approach towards their concerns feelings surrounding frightening event like severe burns incident picked-up even callously omitted details when going after liable individuals entities monetary/non-monetary obligations involved recuperation phases involving unfortunate happenstance essentially during initial phase post traumatic sequence occurring aftermath horrific situations resulting significant bodily harm loss overall quality day-to-day…

About Carlson Bier

Burn Injuries Lawyers in South Jacksonville Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we understand the traumatic consequences that a burn injury can inflict on an individual’s life and livelihood. This form of personal injury often necessitates extensive medical care, ongoing physical therapy, and substantial time away from work – resulting in financial strain for both the victim and their families. As seasoned legal professionals based in Illinois, our mission is to fight relentlessly for our clients’ rights while providing them with empathetic support throughout their journey towards justice.

Burn injuries can vary significantly in severity and scope, but all can potentially disrupt your quality of life to a considerable degree. From superficial first-degree burns affecting only the skin surface to more severe third-degree burns penetrating deep into muscles and bones – each type of burn presents its unique challenges. Some key factors that may influence the impact of burn injuries include:

– Depth of Burns: The deeper the burn penetrates into the skin layers, the greater its potential harm

– Size of Burn Area: Larger burned areas generally indicate more severe injuries

– Location on Body: Burns on important body parts such as face or hands bear higher risk complications

– Age & Pre-existing Conditions: Infants, elderly people or individuals with weakened immune systems require more careful management

Given these considerations, it becomes paramount to secure expert medical attention post any kind of burn incident. Also crucial is obtaining impactful legal representation so as not to shoulder undue burden during such times.

The law recognizes that victims need resources for complete recovery post sustaining accidental burns which unfortunately sometimes result from another party’s negligence or misconduct. If you’ve suffered from a significant accident involving burns caused by someone else’s actions or lack thereof, you are likely entitled under Illinois law to pursue compensation related benefits including coverages for medical bills, loss wages due to inability-to-work condition (temporary/permanent), future treatment needs (in cases involving long-term rehabilitation), pain and suffering endured among other claimable damages.

Carlson Bier brings judicious experience, profound subject matter knowledge and a network of supporting professionals that stands committed to helping our clients through such difficult times. Our history proves the determination with which we persevere towards securing rightful justice for victims who have suffered burn injuries due to someone else’s inability or refusal to exercise due care. Our advocacy drives us to leave no stone unturned in proving liability while effectively debunking any unfounded defenses raised by the defendants.

We understand the apprehensions you may face when entrusting your legal matters’ pursuit into relatively unknown hands – which is why we stress transparency so much in all interactions. You’ll find us patient listeners and unbiased advisors reinforcing your strengths while also balancing expectations against practical legal realities. Rest assured that as clients of Carlson Bier, you will never feel short on support from a team that believes sincerely in obtaining justice for those wronged.

Evaluation of personal injury cases especially related to burn injuries require ample care both because they’re usually complex legally but similarly on account of their emotional aspects as well. We strongly recommend seeking professional advise before making critical decisions that could potentially affect the success of your case significantly.

At this juncture, you might be wondering what remuneration value would be appropriate for an incident that involved substantial harm caused due to sustained burns because of someone else’s conduct – and rightfully so! Use the button below for a personalized claim assessment – this non-obligatory exercise promises some clarity around potential compensation worth factoring in various elements unique to your accident situation, allowing you insight crucial towards deciding course-ahead actions optimally beneficial relative to strategic case handling objectives. Explore how Carlson Bier can power your pursuit via comprehensive knowledge leverage today!

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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.

All Attorney Services in South Jacksonville

Areas of Practice in South Jacksonville

Bike Accidents

Expert in legal assistance for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' recklessness or hazardous conditions.

Thermal Traumas

Offering skilled legal help for individuals of intense burn injuries caused by incidents or recklessness.

Hospital Negligence

Ensuring experienced legal assistance for individuals affected by hospital malpractice, including medication mistakes.

Goods Obligation

Taking on cases involving unsafe products, supplying skilled legal help to customers affected by harmful products.

Elder Mistreatment

Protecting the rights of elders who have been subjected to neglect in aged care environments, ensuring restitution.

Trip and Slip Injuries

Professional in tackling tumble accident cases, providing legal advice to persons seeking redress for their harm.

Birth Wounds

Offering legal assistance for families affected by medical negligence resulting in birth injuries.

Automobile Accidents

Collisions: Committed to assisting clients of car accidents obtain reasonable remuneration for hurts and damages.

Scooter Incidents

Committed to providing legal advice for bikers involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for losses.

Truck Mishap

Ensuring expert legal services for drivers involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing adequate recompense for losses.

Worksite Incidents

Concentrated on representing staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or irresponsibility.

Head Impairments

Focused on ensuring expert legal services for persons suffering from neurological injuries due to accidents.

Dog Bite Harms

Expertise in addressing cases for clients who have suffered traumas from dog attacks or wildlife encounters.

Cross-walker Collisions

Committed to legal assistance for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering restitution.

Unjust Loss

Working for relatives affected by a wrongful death, extending sensitive and adept legal support to ensure redress.

Neural Harm

Specializing in representing clients with vertebral damage, offering professional legal guidance to secure settlement.

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