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About Carlson Bier Associates

When coping with the repercussions of burn injuries, securing skilled and compassionate legal representation is a critical step on your road to recovery. Carlson Bier’s team of exceptional personal injury lawyers offers extensive expertise specifically in addressing burn injuries cases. We are committed to delivering topnotch strategies that help you obtain due compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain or suffering resulting from your ordeal. Backed by an illustrious track record in Illinois and beyond, we strongly advocate for the rights of our clients across various states including Virginia. Setting us apart is our unique blend of passion-driven service underscored by genuine dedication to each client’s cause, ensuring personalized care pegged on empathy and relentless pursuit for justice regardless of geographical boundaries. At Carlson Bier law firm – there are no barriers when it comes to standing up for what’s right! For paramount assistance dealing with the aftermath of severe burns; choose not just any personal injury lawyer but a dedicated partner whose trajectory defines success -Choose Carlson Bier!

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Virginia Illinois

At the highly-regarded Illinois law firm, Carlson Bier, we specialize in a particular category of personal injury cases – burn injuries. Damage as a result of burns can be both physically and emotionally traumatizing; leading to extensive hospitalization, considerable medical expenses, lost wages, therapy costs and a drastically lowered quality of life. Victims bearing these severe injuries deserve proficient legal advocacy that only an experienced team like ours at Carlson Bier, specializing in burn injury cases can provide.

Burn injuries pose varying degrees of trauma based on their severity – first-degree burns affect only the outer layer of skin (epidermis), second-degree burns extend to the second layer (dermis) causing blistering and potential scarring while third-degree burns inflicts damage to deep tissues which may destroy nerves and cause sensory loss. The treatments for such extensive bodily harm often include skin grafts or even amputation in extreme conditions meaning protracted recovery time with excruciating pain.

• First-Degree Burns: These minor wounds typically do not require professional medical care.

• Second-Degree Burns: Causing blisters and thickening skin, they usually call for immediate attention to prevent infections.

• Third-Degree Burns: These grave injuries go through the dermis and affect deeper tissues possibly destroying nerves causing numbness.

Each case is unique but certain critical factors help establish your claim’s validity like discerning whether it occurred due to another individual’s negligence or hazardous working conditions lacking necessary safety measures. Establishing liability is pivotal and our skilled attorneys are adept at identifying all potential sources from malfunctioned products to lax safety protocols during investigation ensuring best possible outcome.

Accurately assessing financial compensation you’re entitled requires meticulous calculation encompassing current medical bills along with future healthcare needs including physical therapy or reconstructive surgery plus non-tangibles like emotional distress brought upon by traumatic event further emphasizes need for expert legal counsel Like us at Carlson Bier Personal Injury Attorneys who understand varying complexities of such cases.

Potential Damages Recoverable in a Burn Injury Case:

• Medical costs including future care and treatment

• Lost wages and diminished potential earning capacity

• Pain, suffering along with emotional distress

• Permanent disfigurement or disability

Our assertive approach combines thorough fact-checking, painstaking preparation backed by relentless dedication to client service. All in quest for one goal – optimizing your financial compensation aiding your path to recovery. We proudly represent burn victims across Illinois standing up against negligent individuals or corporations advocating for full justice deserving to you.

Because navigating the complex legal landscape post-injury can be daunting, let our experienced attorneys offer their comprehensive legal insights ensuring no rock is left unturned when it comes pearthead_frm_IDidpresenting your case. With diligent representation from Carlson Bier Personal Injury Attorneys, you become not just a name on a file, rather an individual whose life has been regrettably disrupted, needing fair restitution enabling return to as normal life as possible,

Possessing proven track record having recovered millions on behalf of our clients through settlements and court verdicts alike; we have honed strategic negotiation skills essential when dealing with insurance companies who typically try offering less than full value of claim right off the bat. Coupled with deep trial experience necessary when going up front against high-stake players in courtroom establishes us as formidable advocates you want by your side during such trying times.

Facing burn injuries is an overwhelming ordeal both personally and financially which is why at Carlson Bier Personal Injury Attorneys we work strictly on contingency basis meaning unless we win there are absolutely no fees owed by you. And considering that average consultation goes overhead without yielding actionable advice; we believe equipping you with cogent guidance right away absolutely free further amplifies our commitment towards securing best possible resolution yo your case.

Don’t navigate this arduous terrain alone – take the first step towards reclaiming control over your circumstances today by finding out the actual value of your case. Click on the button below for a no obligation free case evaluation and let us dedicate our experience and resources to assertively represent your rights ensuring you get the justice you so rightfully deserve.

At Carlson Bier, we believe in results, not promises.

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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.

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Areas of Practice in Virginia

Bike Collisions

Expert in legal advocacy for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' indifference or hazardous conditions.

Burn Damages

Supplying specialist legal help for people of major burn injuries caused by mishaps or negligence.

Healthcare Malpractice

Ensuring expert legal support for victims affected by physician malpractice, including surgical errors.

Commodities Accountability

Taking on cases involving faulty products, offering professional legal services to individuals affected by faulty goods.

Elder Misconduct

Advocating for the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to abuse in care facilities environments, ensuring protection.

Trip and Trip Mishaps

Specialist in addressing tumble accident cases, providing legal services to individuals seeking justice for their harm.

Newborn Harms

Delivering legal guidance for kin affected by medical malpractice resulting in neonatal injuries.

Car Collisions

Accidents: Focused on helping sufferers of car accidents receive equitable settlement for injuries and losses.

Two-Wheeler Mishaps

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

18-Wheeler Mishap

Ensuring professional legal assistance for clients involved in trucking accidents, focusing on securing rightful recompense for harms.

Worksite Incidents

Focused on defending workmen or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or negligence.

Cognitive Impairments

Committed to providing specialized legal representation for victims suffering from cognitive injuries due to negligence.

Dog Attack Traumas

Proficient in addressing cases for clients who have suffered injuries from K9 assaults or animal assaults.

Cross-walker Crashes

Expert in legal assistance for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering compensation.

Unjust Passing

Working for relatives affected by a wrongful death, extending understanding and expert legal support to ensure justice.

Spinal Cord Harm

Committed to assisting victims with backbone trauma, offering dedicated legal assistance to secure redress.

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