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Navigating through life following a significant burn injury can be an uphill journey. For victims, and their loved ones in Evansville, Carlson Bier provides expert legal services while offering compassionate representation every step of the way. Our top-rated team understands the intricacies surrounding burn injuries alongside medical costs which may only surface long after the accident occurs. At Carlson Bier, precise attention is given to each case ensuring that we leave no room for guesswork when it comes to establishing liability and securing comprehensive compensation. We excel not just with our substantial professional experience but also due to our personalized approach towards resolving your claim effectively and efficiently. Our unwavering dedication echoes in successful restitution outcomes for numerous clients facing similar trauma incidents like yours across Illinois state lines. Trust us at Carlson Bier – here have notable expertise connecting you with right resources, skillful strategizing providing leverage points during negotiation proceedings and leading courtroom battles if necessary in pursuit of justice on behalf of our esteemed clientele.

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Burn Injuries Lawyers in Evansville Illinois

Burn injuries constitute some of the most severe personal damage individuals can sustain. At Carlson Bier, an Illinois-based law firm, we understand the physical and emotional scars that victims bear after traumatic burn incidents. As top-tier personal injury attorneys well-versed in handling complex cases, we dedicate our practice to assisting victims of burn injuries as they navigate towards justice and compensation.

The severity of a burn injury depends on numerous factors such as its depth, extent and location. Burns are broadly classified into three categories: first-degree burns affecting only the skin’s outer layer; second-degree burns which reach the dermis layer causing blistering; and third-degree burns involving complete destruction of the skin layers resulting in permanent tissue damage. There are further subcategories including fourth-degree burns involving muscle or bone involvement and inhalation-induced pulmonary burns.

Time is critical following a burn incident since certain legal measures have to be set in motion promptly. Documentation plays an integral part for successful litigation of your case:

• Medical Record: This constitutes one of your strongest evidences, depicting not only your initial wounds but also your healing progress – emphasizing pain endured during therapy, risk of infection and potential future challenges like mobility problems.

• Incident Report: If relevant authorities recorded details about the occurrence that caused your injury (e.g., firefighter reports), it could contribute significantly to establishing negligence.

• Witness Statements: Testimonies from individuals who witnessed the incident can corroborate facts about what occurred.

• Photographic Evidence: Pictures capturing scene details where you got burned may serve as crucial support while recreating events leading to the incident.

Upon initiating your claim against parties responsible for your injury, there arises a need to prove their negligence contributed towards said accident and subsequent harms suffered by you. Four elements need establishing:

1) Duty Of Care: The defendant owed you a legal duty under given circumstances.

2) Breach Of Duty: The defendant failed to treat this responsibility with due care.

3) Cause-In-Fact: Your injuries would not have occurred save for the defendant’s uncaring action.

4) Proximate Cause & Damages: Defendant’s breach of duty caused your injuries and led to quantifiable, compensable damages.

Burn injury cases are further complicated when product liability gets involved. If a defective or dangerous product contributed to your burn episode (such as faulty wiring in an electronic device), manufacturers may potentially bear liability. Should multiple parties tumble into fault scenario, Illinois adheres to modified comparative negligence law – meaning you can still collect damages if less than 50% at fault.

Monetary compensation available often comes across three primary channels:

• Economic Damages: These encompass measurable losses such as medical bills and lost wages.

• Non-Economic Damages: Covering pain & suffering, emotional distress.

• Punitive Damages: Sometimes courts assign these over and above other damages to punish egregiously negligent defendants.

A burn injury’s physical aftermath is visible while invisible scars permeate their minds indefinitely with traumatic memories – personal, psychological shifts haunting life quality thereafter. At Carlson Bier, our compassionate team listens painstakingly before speaking; true advocacy means understanding your story first-hand.

If you’ve been prematurely jolted awake from fiery nightmares condensed into tangible reality or left grappling against relentless pain with every waking moment, we invite you to extenuate this unfortunate experience by exploring rightful reparations alongside us.

Knowledge brings power since once equipped with details about your rights post-burn incident, healing ahead becomes perceptible through legal redressal’s aperture. Contact us today at Carlson Bier for dedicated guidance tailored towards analyzing merits of your case intricately within nuances of pertinent Illinois laws governing personal injury claims associated specifically with burns.

As advocates ardent about bringing justice to individuals whose lives were set ablaze without warning due to another party’s nonchalance or ignorance, we constantly refuel our commitment by remembering every client’s unique story. Click the button below to ascertain how much your case is worth, because at Carlson Bier, seeking justice isn’t just about empathy – it’s about turning ashes into an encouraging affirmation of resilience, one case at a time.

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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 Evansville

Areas of Practice in Evansville

Two-Wheeler Incidents

Specializing in legal support for individuals injured in bicycle accidents due to other parties' negligence or hazardous conditions.

Burn Burns

Giving specialist legal services for individuals of severe burn injuries caused by incidents or indifference.

Hospital Incompetence

Ensuring experienced legal services for individuals affected by physician malpractice, including wrong treatment.

Merchandise Accountability

Taking on cases involving faulty products, supplying skilled legal help to customers affected by product malfunctions.

Aged Malpractice

Supporting the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to misconduct in aged care environments, ensuring compensation.

Tumble & Slip Occurrences

Specialist in handling tumble accident cases, providing legal services to clients seeking justice for their injuries.

Birth Damages

Providing legal guidance for relatives affected by medical carelessness resulting in newborn injuries.

Car Mishaps

Mishaps: Concentrated on guiding individuals of car accidents get fair recompense for injuries and impairment.

Two-Wheeler Accidents

Expert in providing legal advice for bikers involved in scooter accidents, ensuring rightful claims for injuries.

Trucking Mishap

Extending professional legal advice for individuals involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing adequate settlement for damages.

Construction Site Accidents

Focused on representing workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to safety violations or misconduct.

Brain Traumas

Committed to providing dedicated legal services for persons suffering from neurological injuries due to misconduct.

Canine Attack Wounds

Expertise in managing cases for clients who have suffered damages from K9 assaults or beast attacks.

Jogger Collisions

Committed to legal representation for pedestrians involved in accidents, providing expert advice for recovering restitution.

Unwarranted Fatality

Fighting for grieving parties affected by a wrongful death, offering sensitive and adept legal support to ensure redress.

Neural Harm

Specializing in defending individuals with spinal cord injuries, offering compassionate legal guidance to secure compensation.

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