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About Carlson Bier Associates

If you or your loved one has suffered burn injuries, getting the right representation is crucial in protecting your rights. Carlson Bier, a dedicated law group based in Illinois with vast experience, stands as the best choice for your needs. Burn injuries can be life-altering and complex to navigate legally establish negligence; therefore, enlisting expert assistance is essential. Trusting Carlson Bier allows access to unparalleled guidance that our team provides tirelessly for all burn injury cases we handle – from investigation stages through settlement negotiations or trial. Our lawyers offer personalized attention at every stage of litigation process while zealously advocating for fair compensation that respects medical costs, pain & suffering caused by these devastating accidents. Furthermore, we serve a diverse clientele and possess specialization in various scenarios leading to burns — faulty products/equipment usage, work-related mishaps or residential fires among others prevalent causes of such anguishing tragedy. Selecting Carlson Bier will prove instrumental when confronting such dire straits requiring masterful legal dexterity — confidently choose us today!

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in West Frankfort Illinois

As a highly-regarded law firm, Carlson Bier specializes in acting as personal injury attorneys for individuals who have experienced traumatic burn injuries. Recognized across Illinois due to our commitment to delivering supreme and empathetic service possible, we understand the physical pain and emotional trauma one suffers after facing such a life-altering event.

Burn injuries range from minor first-degree burns to third-degree burns that damage both the skin and underlying tissues. Apart from the critical medical implications, burn injuries lead to long-term repercussions with significant impact on an individual’s quality of life:

• Physical scarring: Burn survivors often bear noticeable lifelong scars, resulting in decreased self-esteem and confidence.

• Psychological trauma: The event leading to the burn or the prolonged treatment measures can cause severe psychological distress.

• Long recovery process: Depending on severity, recovery can last from weeks to several years, affecting not just health but also financial stability.

The medical bills associated with treating serious burns can become extreme quickly—covering hospital stays, surgeries, specialist consults and ongoing care like physiotherapy or mental health support. Often these costs extend far beyond what insurance will cover. This is where legal recourse may be able to lighten this load by pursuing compensation for your suffered bodily harm.

At Carlson Bier, we aim at securing full compensation for all damages caused by someone else’s negligence including medical expenses past and future related wage loss along with pain suffering and emotional distress. Especializing in consulting victims around their rights after sustaining a significant burn injury, our sophisticated litigants leverage every lawful resource available against liable parties without fear or hesitation.

We represent clients who have endured various causes of burns injuries:

– Negligence causing car accidents

– Defective products resulting in fire hazards

– Workplace accident because of poor safety practices

– Irresponsible behaviour causing residential fires

In order to construct successful cases detailed investigations into incident particulars are crucial as are partnerships with medical experts determining long-term consequences. Our top-rated attorneys have navigated multitude cases and possess thorough understanding of sophisticated technicalities, medical procedures, terminology and the human element – which is often overlooked in personal injury law. These collective skills aid us to efficiently present complicated circumstances as compelling narratives that judges or juries relate to at the deepest level.

Whether conducting pre-trial mediation or advocating assertively in courtrooms, we accommodate diverse strategies according to unique client requirements. Making your voice heard and getting you the justice you deserve are not just our goals but also dedication towards championing for burn injuries victims across Illinois.

Accidents are unforeseen events leading to unpredictable challenges, let Carlson Bier shoulder this legal burden giving you back precious time and energy for rehabilitation and healing process.

A crucial part of finding justice is knowing what compensation might be available to you. To help with this assessment, consider using our complimentary online tool by clicking on the button below. This resource can provide an estimate based on factors like injury severity, accident details, medical expenses manufactured by previously settled claims. Though such tools don’t deliver absolute precision they still offer invaluable guidance during these tough times.

Remember – Carlson Bier advocates for all injured individuals out there irrespective of case complexity because everyone deserves quality representation when their lives have been disrupted by devastating events such as severe burns accidents.

You wouldn’t hesitate to contact a doctor if you were physically hurt—likewise don’t delay speaking with a dedicated lawyer when you’ve been legally wronged either; especially someone well-versed with intricacies of burn injury disputes who can aptly map path through complex maze leading towards rightful remittance that’s due: Click on the button now to find out how much your case could be worth.

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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
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This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
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So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
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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.
Daniel Vivian
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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.
Justin Scott
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CarlsonBier handled my personal injury lawsuit... They were amazing and I highly recommend if you're in a motor vehicle accident
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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 West Frankfort

Bicycle Accidents

Proficient in legal support for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to others's carelessness or perilous conditions.

Fire Wounds

Supplying specialist legal services for victims of intense burn injuries caused by events or indifference.

Healthcare Malpractice

Offering dedicated legal assistance for clients affected by healthcare malpractice, including negligent care.

Merchandise Fault

Managing cases involving dangerous products, extending adept legal assistance to customers affected by defective items.

Geriatric Misconduct

Advocating for the rights of elders who have been subjected to abuse in nursing homes environments, ensuring justice.

Trip & Stumble Injuries

Specialist in addressing trip accident cases, providing legal representation to clients seeking redress for their harm.

Infant Traumas

Offering legal guidance for households affected by medical carelessness resulting in infant injuries.

Vehicle Incidents

Incidents: Dedicated to supporting individuals of car accidents gain just settlement for damages and losses.

Motorcycle Collisions

Specializing in providing representation for bikers involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring just recovery for harm.

Trucking Incident

Offering experienced legal advice for drivers involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing rightful settlement for harms.

Building Site Accidents

Engaged in advocating for staff or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to negligence or misconduct.

Brain Damages

Expert in extending compassionate legal services for individuals suffering from cognitive injuries due to incidents.

Dog Bite Traumas

Proficient in handling cases for clients who have suffered damages from puppy bites or animal assaults.

Pedestrian Accidents

Focused on legal assistance for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing effective representation for recovering compensation.

Unwarranted Death

Standing up for families affected by a wrongful death, offering understanding and skilled legal support to ensure compensation.

Vertebral Injury

Expert in representing victims with backbone trauma, offering expert legal guidance to secure redress.

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