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About Carlson Bier Associates

Suffering from a burn injury can be life-altering and navigating through legal challenges while trying to recover is exceptional. You need an advocate who understands, hence the recommendation of Carlson Bier, your trusted partner for Burn Injuries cases. With years of offering strategic representation in Illinois, our exceptional commitment has won us trust and respect across many cities including Wood River. At Carlson Bier, we take pride in personalizing every client’s experience, understanding their unique needs and objectives. Our proven track record reflects our relentless focus on advocating for you till you achieve justice and maximum possible compensation after suffering a burn injury that wasn’t your fault. Thorough with local laws as well as federal legislation pertaining to such injuries; we clarify doubts about how to proceed under different circumstances with patience and empathy at no extra cost during consultation sessions . Don’t navigate alone when help is available: choose professionalism, diligence & unparalleled advocacy – Choose Carlson Bier.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Wood River Illinois

The illustrious law firm, Carlson Bier takes pride in providing a superior level of service to the community, advocating for individuals facing the daunting aftermath of personal injuries. As Personal Injury Attorneys situated strategically within Illinois, our specialty lies unequivocally in assisting victims of burn injuries and their families.

Burn injuries occur more frequently than one would anticipate and represent some of the most severe traumas that anyone can endure. They come in various degrees and types – including chemical burns, thermal burns, electrical burns, radiation burns, or friction burns. Regardless of the type you’ve suffered from or how it occurred—be it fire accidents at home to workplace mishaps involving hazardous chemicals—we are here with every legal solution under one roof.

We strive towards expounding on immensely relevant topics pertaining to Burn Injuries:

• Understand Burn Degrees: Medical professionals classify burns into first-degree (superficial burns), second-degree (partial-thickness burn), third-degree (full-thickness burn), and fourth-degree burns (underlying-tissue damage). Each degree signifies varying levels of injury depth which significantly influences treatment course.

• Identifying Responsible Parties: The journey towards receiving compensation involves determining who’s responsible for your accident—a manufacturer producing defective products? An employer failing to maintain safety protocols? We ensure accountability is upheld.

• Effects & Complications: Physical pain isn’t solely what victims handle; psychological distress forms an inherent component as well—PTSD, depression being examples—affecting everyday lives considerably.

• Monetary Compensation Possibilities: Victims could be eligible for compensations including medical costs—current & future expenses–, lost wages due to missed work, and non-economic damages like emotional distress.

To navigate this vast expanse of information may seem overwhelming but we’re here delivering worthwhile guidance tailored specifically towards your unique situation—the critical impact physical scars have on self-image cannot be downplayed nor the lifelong effects caused by disfigurement overlooked Henceforth we dedicate our every effort to obtian the deserved compensation.

Our attorneys possess years of hands-on experience in burn injury cases and we leverage this expertise for a thorough investigation into your case, collecting crucial evidence that brings us closer to proving negligence. Further coupled with our advanced knowledge about intricate insurance laws and policies, we help you obtain maximum benefits under medical policy provisions often overlooked by less-experienced lawyers or concealed by insurance companies.

Carlson Bier implements an aggressive pursuit of justice while facilitating a compassionate approach towards understanding each client’s experiences. We walk through every step with you—rendering free consultations; evaluating your case grounds on merits; preparing personalized strategies accordingly; administratively handling insurance claims; crafting compelling lawsuits if needed—and most importantly, earning our fee only when you win.

At its heart, Carlson Bier maintains an unwavering dedication to providing valuable comprehensive legal advice, illuminating your path towards achieving rightful compensation post-injuries. Whether it’s a daunting maze of legalities effectively holding negligent individuals responsible or confronting giant insurers denying necessary treatments —we stand staunchly committed towards resilient representation and astute negotiation on your behalf.

The process ahead may seem difficult but fear not as Carlson Bier is here to simplify matters – As stalwart advocates for personal injury victims throughout Illinois state, we valuablize each opportunity presenting itself where we can make real differences in people’s lives marred unjustly due to others’ negligence—we assist not just legally but provide supportive grit till life reverts back nearly similar pre-accident environment

When insurmountable challenges mount themselves against burn victims fighting their battles both outside and inside courtrooms: mounting medical bills or endless therapy sessions—all disruptive forces hitting everyone surrounding them—it serves as signifying reminders about why Carlson Beir takes up this cause relentlessly—Because YOU matter. Every Injury Matters.

Therefore invite yourself—the valued reader—a chance today clicking the button below discovering possibilities how much worth lies within your case. Stand up against injustices – the rightful compensation deserved lying merely a click away.

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Mydjianie Savary
mydjianie savary
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.

All Attorney Services in Wood River

Areas of Practice in Wood River

Cycling Crashes

Dedicated to legal representation for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to responsible parties' carelessness or risky conditions.

Burn Traumas

Offering skilled legal services for individuals of grave burn injuries caused by mishaps or indifference.

Medical Carelessness

Delivering experienced legal representation for clients affected by physician malpractice, including medication mistakes.

Products Accountability

Addressing cases involving faulty products, supplying expert legal help to consumers affected by product malfunctions.

Nursing Home Neglect

Defending the rights of seniors who have been subjected to neglect in elderly care environments, ensuring justice.

Slip and Trip Mishaps

Skilled in tackling fall and trip accident cases, providing legal assistance to sufferers seeking restitution for their losses.

Infant Injuries

Delivering legal support for households affected by medical incompetence resulting in infant injuries.

Auto Collisions

Accidents: Concentrated on guiding clients of car accidents receive just remuneration for damages and damages.

Motorbike Collisions

Dedicated to providing legal assistance for riders involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for traumas.

Big Rig Crash

Ensuring specialist legal representation for victims involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing rightful recompense for damages.

Building Site Accidents

Concentrated on advocating for workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or recklessness.

Cerebral Traumas

Focused on delivering compassionate legal services for patients suffering from head injuries due to accidents.

Canine Attack Damages

Expertise in tackling cases for individuals who have suffered traumas from dog bites or animal attacks.

Pedestrian Mishaps

Dedicated to legal representation for pedestrians involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering recovery.

Undeserved Passing

Working for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, delivering compassionate and expert legal guidance to ensure redress.

Neural Injury

Specializing in supporting persons with backbone trauma, offering dedicated legal assistance to secure redress.

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