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About Carlson Bier Associates

Whenever the unexpected strikes and you suffer from burn injuries, having a competent legal ally such as Carlson Bier is vital for justice. Specializing in personal injury cases, we extend our expertise to victims of all types of severe burns. Our dedicated team understands the physical pain involved in these accidents alongside financial strain caused by medical bills and lost wages. Working with clients in Vermont, we empathize zealously advocated for burned victims’ rights and compensation commensurate with their suffering.

We possess a decades-long track record for representing clients successfully across spectrum of burn-related lawsuits including those arising from work place mishaps, residential fires or even product malfunctions leading to thermal contact injuries. Known for crafting solid defence strategies backed up by exhaustive investigations into each incident’s context is what sets us apart.

In entrusting your case to Carlson Bier means choosing powerfully persuasive lawyering that translates into reassuring outcomes at trials or negotiation tables alike where remunerations reflect both present adversities faced and future challenges mapped out preemptively- thus ensuring no surprises later on ‘The Road to Recovery’.

As advocates devoted fervently towards securing rightful compensations: We are – Carlson Bier; your confidants through challenging times!

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Vermont Illinois

As an esteemed law firm Carlson Bier, specialized in personal injury cases, we deal with a diverse array of incidences. One area where our expertise is most certainly needed is in dealing with burn injuries. Burn injuries can be profoundly life-altering both physically and emotionally. It’s essential that you understand your rights if you or a loved one has been affected by such an injury.

Burn injuries are categorized into three main types – first degree, second degree, and third degree burns. First-degree burns typically raise the skin’s surface causing pain and redness but generally do not require medical treatment. Second-degree burns damage multiple layers of skin, cause swelling and might necessitate hospitalization for pain management. Severe damage to all layers of skin describes third-degree burns that often result in significant scarring and possible need for surgery.

Included in these categories are more specific types of burns including chemical burns caused by harmful substances like acids or bases; electrical burn injuries derived from exposure to high voltage electricity; thermal burns that occur due to direct contact with fire or heat sources; radiation-induced burn injuries associated with ultraviolet rays or radiation therapy treatments among others like friction induced road rash common amongst motor cyclists.

With each type comes different levels of severity which significantly impact quality of life for the victim. The unique complexities involved in burn injuries contribute to long term physical impairment, emotional distress, fear trauma due to disfigurement coupled with financial stress owing to constant healthcare demands ranging from medication costs, periodic emergency room visits, specialized care like physiotherapy and plastic surgeries which could accumulate over time turning a simple household chore as tragic as spilling hot water on oneself into a lifelong burden.

In Illinois particularly it’s important victims know their rights when seeking compensation for such devastating incidents – something we at Carlson Bier pride ourselves helping our clients obtain their rightful claims whether by insurance companies who want best interest at heart or liable parties whose negligence led this unfortunate circumstance.

• Burn injuries often result in high medical costs.

• Long-term care may be necessary for severe burns.

• Victims may be unable to work, resulting in lost wages.

• Severe burn injuries can cause physical disfigurement and significant psychological trauma.

• Accidents leading to burns may take place at home, workplace or public spaces due to various reasons – negligence, faulty wiring etc.

As an individual who had no fault over their situation but bears the consequences anyway, you deserve compensation both for tangible losses like hefty medical bills and intangible suffering like constant pain or damaged self-esteem. Our team of skilled attorneys will combat adversarial powers that might belittle your claims arguing against presented evidence while also ensuring fairness during settlement negotiations getting you what you rightly deserve.

Take a minute to reflect on this. Why should you bear the financial burden of a mishap caused by another’s negligence? Has this not already impacted your life enough? Visualize waking up every day with excruciating pain knowing there’s nothing but more suffering waiting ahead – is such a life worth living? We assume it isn’t hence Carlson Bier Personal Injury Attorney Group stresses the importance of speaking out.

We encourage you to check your case’s worth because no one deserves enduring lifelong distress without appropriate compensation. By clicking on the button below, our dedicated team can provide a detailed analysis of your case and guide you towards feasible legal recourse surrounding burn injury cases in Illinois. Trust us when we say – we’re here for YOU! The journey might seem daunting at first glance however get cheered up since we have been down this road plenty before watching many emerge from difficult times more robust than ever. Reach out now, let us advocate for your justice paving away towards brighter days!

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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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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 Vermont

Areas of Practice in Vermont

Two-Wheeler Accidents

Specializing in legal assistance for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' indifference or hazardous conditions.

Burn Wounds

Giving specialist legal help for patients of grave burn injuries caused by mishaps or carelessness.

Hospital Incompetence

Delivering professional legal support for victims affected by hospital malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Obligation

Addressing cases involving unsafe products, offering specialist legal guidance to clients affected by harmful products.

Elder Neglect

Protecting the rights of the elderly who have been subjected to abuse in care facilities environments, ensuring restitution.

Fall and Trip Injuries

Professional in tackling trip accident cases, providing legal advice to sufferers seeking justice for their injuries.

Birth Damages

Providing legal help for families affected by medical misconduct resulting in newborn injuries.

Motor Collisions

Mishaps: Committed to helping individuals of car accidents get reasonable remuneration for hurts and damages.

Scooter Mishaps

Committed to providing representation for bikers involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring rightful claims for losses.

Big Rig Collision

Ensuring expert legal assistance for persons involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing rightful recompense for harms.

Construction Accidents

Committed to assisting workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or recklessness.

Cognitive Harms

Focused on offering compassionate legal representation for victims suffering from cognitive injuries due to accidents.

Canine Attack Traumas

Proficient in addressing cases for clients who have suffered harms from K9 assaults or beast attacks.

Jogger Crashes

Focused on legal services for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing comprehensive support for recovering compensation.

Unjust Fatality

Advocating for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, offering empathetic and professional legal support to ensure justice.

Spinal Cord Impairment

Dedicated to assisting persons with spine impairments, offering expert legal guidance to secure redress.

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