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About Carlson Bier Associates

When dealing with burn injuries, the path to recovery can seem daunting. Alongside physical healing, securing appropriate legal representation is paramount. The eminent law firm of Carlson Bier has been a beacon of commitment and justice for clients in Illinois, ensuring that those suffering from burn injuries receive the compensation they deserve. With an impressive repertoire handling complex cases regarding hazardous materials, workplace incidents or accidents at home; this exceptional group not only brings their impeccable knowledge but also acts as compassionate allies during these challenging times. They understand every case’s uniqueness and employ tailored strategies to secure maximum benefits from responsible parties under state laws’ purview. Their expertise extends beyond borders making them a dominant presence evoking trust among Wayne City residents seeking stellar legal support pertaining to burn injury claims ignited by negligence or misconduct elsewhere in Illinois State boundaries. Therefore entrust your fight for fairness with Carlson Bier: where diligent advocacy meets unwavering integrity towards supporting victims on their journey back to normalcy.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Wayne City Illinois

As a leading Illinois personal injury law firm, Carlson Bier takes great pride in providing personalized legal advice and representation to individuals who have suffered the devastating physical and emotional impact of burn injuries. In our years of litigating such cases, we’ve gained an intricate understanding of all aspects of this complex area of personal injury law. Allow us to help you navigate your journey toward recovery and justice by offering detailed insights about burn injuries.

Burn injuries are among some of the most severe cases handled in personal injury law owing to their profound potential for long-term disability and disfigurement. These injuries can be caused by numerous sources: open flames, scalding liquids or steam, chemical burns from strong acids or bases, electrical burns from high voltage current; even exposure to radiation. Unfortunately, victims often must endure painful treatments including reconstructive surgeries which place enormous strain on their financial stability.

It’s important that you understand how burn severity is classified as these classifications significantly influence possible recoveries:

• First-degree burns: Affect only the top layer (epidermis) of skin causing pain, redness but not blisters.

• Second-degree burns: Deeper than first degree they reach dermis creating intense pain with swelling and blister formation often accompanying it.

• Third-degree burns: Severe burns reaching deepest layer (subcutaneous tissue), may destroy nerves resulting in numbness.

• Fourth-degree burns: Life-threatening type extending beyond subcutaneous tissue affecting muscles, bones requiring specialized medical care.

Injuries that exceed first-degree classification generally necessitate professional medical intervention – emphasizing the critical role medical documentation plays when pursuing a claim related to burn trauma. Be aware that timely consultation is key as Illinois imposes limitations under state statutes for filing personal injury lawsuits; we want no doors closed on your pathway towards receiving compensation.

Remember this – your health comes first! The nature of burn injuries demand extensive healing periods making it crucial that you adhere strictly to recommended treatments. So, focus on healing your wounds and let us deal with the legal hurdles. We can seek compensatory damages encompassing current medical expenses, future treatment costs, any lost wages due to inability to work, pain and suffering as well as potential punitive damages in cases of extreme negligence.

Carlson Bier is committed to pursuing accountability from those responsible for your injuries. Preparation and aggression are what set us apart; we thoroughly examine every detail related to the event leading up to injury – understanding underlying circumstances or elements creating conditions conducive to burns (neglected safety protocols etc.), identifying pertinent evidentiary material supporting liability claim and lastly pushing hard for justice served for our client’s suffering.

Our team consists of seasoned personal injury attorneys grounded in compassion and backed by a history of successful representation of burn victims just like you; amassing substantial settlements or court awards that lighten financial burdens allowing victims embrace recovery with peace of mind. While navigating through complexities of personal injury law may seem daunting, remember this: we’re in your corner relentlessly advocating for you while respecting your journey towards restoring normalcy in life.

While we hope this information is helpful, there’s so much more to consider when dealing with the aftermaths of serious burn injuries. Carlson Bier strives not just at offering expert legal counsel but also educating clients empowering them make informed decisions about their case.

You’ve taken time reading how we can assist — take another small step forward now! By simply clicking on the button below you can find out how much your case could potentially be worth in monetary terms – all without any obligations whatsoever attached from your side. Remember when it’s about seeking recompense following harrowing experiences involving severe burns, trust an experienced partner like Carlson Bier – here helping shoulder that burden one less thing you have to worry about on road toward recovery.

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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.
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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 Wayne City

Two-Wheeler Collisions

Specializing in legal advocacy for persons injured in bicycle accidents due to others' indifference or perilous conditions.

Scald Injuries

Providing professional legal advice for people of intense burn injuries caused by mishaps or misconduct.

Physician Carelessness

Offering professional legal support for clients affected by physician malpractice, including medication mistakes.

Items Accountability

Addressing cases involving dangerous products, offering adept legal assistance to consumers affected by faulty goods.

Elder Misconduct

Advocating for the rights of seniors who have been subjected to misconduct in aged care environments, ensuring protection.

Trip and Slip Injuries

Expert in managing trip accident cases, providing legal advice to clients seeking justice for their harm.

Newborn Wounds

Supplying legal support for kin affected by medical carelessness resulting in newborn injuries.

Auto Crashes

Mishaps: Focused on guiding clients of car accidents secure equitable payout for harms and destruction.

Two-Wheeler Accidents

Dedicated to providing representation for riders involved in motorbike accidents, ensuring justice for losses.

Truck Collision

Delivering specialist legal advice for victims involved in big rig accidents, focusing on securing appropriate recovery for losses.

Building Incidents

Focused on assisting workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or recklessness.

Brain Injuries

Committed to extending professional legal support for individuals suffering from brain injuries due to incidents.

K9 Assault Harms

Skilled in dealing with cases for persons who have suffered wounds from puppy bites or wildlife encounters.

Foot-traveler Incidents

Committed to legal representation for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering compensation.

Unfair Fatality

Standing up for loved ones affected by a wrongful death, extending caring and skilled legal guidance to ensure fairness.

Spinal Cord Harm

Committed to advocating for patients with paralysis, offering specialized legal support to secure redress.

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