Burn Injuries in Steger

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About Carlson Bier Associates

When it comes to dealing with the torments of Burn Injuries, you deserve representation that is both compassionate and efficient. That’s where Carlson Bier enters the picture – leaders in personal injury law across Illinois. We bring our wealth of knowledge and dedication to you, focusing specifically on Steger individuals who have sustained burn injuries. Our team of fantastic attorneys will work tirelessly fighting for your rights and seeking justice on your behalf. At Carlson Bier, not only do we empathize deeply with your plight, but also work toward discovering all avenues for compensation under Illinois law; prioritizing financial reimbursement from suffered trauma both physically and emotionally due to a burn injury incident. Without doubt or second-guessing when it comes down to having someone at your corner advocating vehemently for compensation relevant to medical costs, lost earnings potential or psychological impact after sustaining such horrific injuries – there should be one name that resonates powerfully: Carlson Bier!

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Steger Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we understand how profoundly a burn injury can impact your life. As leading personal injury attorneys based in Illinois, it’s our mission to provide comprehensive legal support and significant relief for our clients grappling with the aftermath of accidents involving severe burns.

Burn injuries can occur from various sources such as fire, hot objects or liquids, electricity, radiation and chemicals. The sensitive nature of these gruesome wounds necessitates immediate medical care which could escalate to prolonged hospitalization depending on the severity.

There are primarily three levels of burns: first-degree affecting only the outer layer of skin; second-degree damaging both the outer and underlying layer of skin; third-degree destroying deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath. This classification is crucial as it informs treatments courses and potential long-term effects.

These disfiguring injuries not only cause physical trauma but emotional distress too. Victims may suffer psychological scarring arising from altered body image or reduced functional capacity – issues rarely covered by insurance companies focused predominantly on visible losses.

The journey to recovery post a severe burn injury involves numerous stages such as initial treatment, pain management, wound care, rehabilitation and reconstructive surgeries that potentially rack up exorbitant healthcare costs. Added to this are lost wages due to work abeyance combined with everyday household expenditures causing additional financial stress upon the victims.

• Medical bills

• Rehabilitation costs

• Loss of income/wages

• Mental anguish

These key aspects form an integral part of most claims helping quantify overall damages therefore it’s imperative they are accounted for from onset of a case.

At Carlson Bier, we meticulously evaluate all facets tied to your misfortune ensuring no loss goes unnoticed for fair compensation determination. Our proficient lawyers guide through complex process steps like collecting evidences (medical records demonstrating extent & cost ramifications), identifying liable parties (manufacturer defects-leading-to-accident type situations) whilst continuously protecting rights against negligent entities or their insurers.

Another central task entrusted to us is helping victims understand intricacies entwined in statute of limitations ruling; Illinois law mandates personal injury claims be instituted within a two-year window from accident date or from when resulting injuries were learnt about. This highlights the importance of prompt initiation of our services post accidents so critical evidence isn’t lost with time.

We deploy an empathetic yet aggressive approach throughout our plan execution warranting tenacious representation in-and-out of court room, ensuring you secure desired restitution as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

Navigating through a legal process during what’s an emotional and physically challenging time can be overwhelming. Our representation aims at facilitating recovery without encumbrance of intimidating legal proceedings looming large. While we concentrate on highlighting the true impact of your life-altering experience before insurers or jury, you can focus primarily on recuperating towards better health.

Our flexible payment schemes demonstrate our dedication towards client well-being over everything else; we ensure no upfront costs bog down clients furthermore implying attorneys’ fees only become payable once successful compensation is received.

While each case carries uniqueness characterizing its route to resolution, general estimations do exist for different burn degrees suggesting potential settlement ranges. Deeper burns typically hold eligibility for higher compensatory amounts due owing largely to amplified pain/suffering element accompanying such proportional injury magnitude.

At Carlson Bier, it’s not just about seeking compensation but ensuring actions today affect a safer tomorrow; civil lawsuits carry potent deterrence power leading to wrongful parties incorporating safety measures preventing repetitive harm occurrences – one step closer towards building stronger communities!

Understanding burn injuries along with their enduring structural challenges forms half battle won hence standing equipped with this knowledge base should empower users navigate trial paths with fortified faith upon winning rights gains!

Before we wrap up, take advantage by using the button below that directs to our claim assessment tool designed for prospective clients interested in obtaining an approximate case worth estimation based on primary information provided.

Don’t hesitate — finding out how much your case might be worth could open doors to the comprehensive, compassionate care you need and deserve as a burn survivor. Trust in Carlson Bier, we’re committed to pursuing justice on behalf of our courageous clients, every step of the way.

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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.
Justin Scott
Justin Scott
CarlsonBier handled my personal injury lawsuit... They were amazing and I highly recommend if you're in a motor vehicle accident
Shanta Nash
Shanta Nash
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Kevin Calloway
Kevin Calloway
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 Steger

Two-Wheeler Incidents

Focused on legal assistance for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' carelessness or dangerous conditions.

Thermal Wounds

Providing skilled legal services for patients of severe burn injuries caused by mishaps or recklessness.

Medical Malpractice

Ensuring dedicated legal services for victims affected by healthcare malpractice, including negligent care.

Items Liability

Dealing with cases involving faulty products, delivering expert legal services to victims affected by product-related injuries.

Geriatric Abuse

Supporting the rights of seniors who have been subjected to mistreatment in aged care environments, ensuring protection.

Tumble and Tumble Occurrences

Professional in handling stumble accident cases, providing legal assistance to persons seeking justice for their injuries.

Infant Traumas

Supplying legal support for families affected by medical carelessness resulting in infant injuries.

Auto Incidents

Collisions: Focused on aiding sufferers of car accidents get appropriate settlement for harms and destruction.

Motorbike Incidents

Committed to providing representation for riders involved in bike accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for losses.

Trucking Collision

Extending professional legal assistance for individuals involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing adequate settlement for damages.

Building Crashes

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

Cerebral Injuries

Expert in providing compassionate legal advice for individuals suffering from brain injuries due to incidents.

K9 Assault Harms

Skilled in addressing cases for clients who have suffered harms from canine attacks or wildlife encounters.

Foot-traveler Incidents

Dedicated to legal representation for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering compensation.

Wrongful Loss

Fighting for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, offering empathetic and expert legal guidance to ensure restitution.

Neural Trauma

Specializing in advocating for persons with spinal cord injuries, offering compassionate legal services to secure settlement.

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