Welcome to Costa Ivone, LLC, where we pride ourselves on providing legal advice that is accurate and ethical. Our clients who come to us in need of a personal injury or worker’s compensation attorney are seeking justice, or perhaps they are owed compensation. Our attorneys specialize in these fields and more, and a whole team of lawyers and staff will go to work for a fair outcome. Each and every client deserves the highly qualified staff who will be fighting for what’s due to our clients.
Our legal services and capability cover three fields: Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, and Negligence. Our office is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Our ethics are based on the following:
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If you are considering putting the attorneys at Costa Ivone, LLC to work for you, please know that you are selecting thoroughly prepared professionals, who will always take the time to listen to your story in full. Our clients take precedence over everything else. Our attorneys will be sure that they fully understand the needs and wants of the client, so they can decide on the best course of action.
It is our job to know the laws in our chosen fields of proficiency. We are constantly researching, learning, and evolving our practice based upon the changes that come through legislation. You can be sure you are getting the most thorough and accurate information on these complex laws, which will be used to best benefit each individual client.
In the event that you were involved in an accident in which you were not at fault, the laws for personal injury will cover you.
Our practice in Chicago Heights, Illinois is ready to assist with the following areas of personal injury:
At Costa Ivone, LLC, our legal services and expertise cover three fields: Personal Injury, Negligence, and Worker’s Compensation. These services are available in Chicago Heights, IL.
Have you suffered trauma from a personal injury? Medical costs may have started piling up and someone else may be at fault. The last thing anyone wants to do when they are recovering from an injury is battle the daunting legal system.
You need a professional in this field to maneuver you through the system, thus ideally relieving some additional pain and worry. Injuries such as these can cause problems beyond physical pain as well. Our attorneys are concerned for each client’s well-being and will strive to learn every detail of your injury, in order to bring just results in your case.
Even though many personal injury cases come through the courts each year, each is unique and requires personal attention from a qualified attorney. When someone acts recklessly, and another person suffers the consequences, the injured person deserves to be compensated, and therefore may have to sue the offender.
Picture yourself with physical and possibly mental limitations from an injury, trying to go through the additional frustration of missing work and a paycheck. You may be unable to file the proper paperwork, make numerous phone calls, write letters to various places, or even just understand the various jargon and legal terms. All of this can leave a victim frustrated and exhausted, when a qualified attorney can do the work for you and get you the settlement you need and deserve.
Our Chicago Heights, Illinois personal injury attorneys will ensure that you get the right compensation. One of the most important factors to consider when hiring a personal injury lawyer is to make sure the person is knowledgeable about that legal proceeding, to ensure that you get a just outcome.
As stated before, each case is different and the personal injury attorneys at Costa Ivone, LLC are prepared to learn the ins and outs of your situation. Our attorneys want to achieve the highest possible outcome for every client.
From start to finish, you can rest assured that your personal injury case will be handled professionally, thoroughly, and with your individual needs in mind. The “finish” will be the injured party receiving a fair compensation for the ordeal they have endured, leading into a comfortable life. Our attorneys want you to concentrate on getting better and not your legal case. With our personal support, you can get through this with the best possible outcome.
There are many things to consider when an insurance company is offering you a quick settlement. Have you missed work? Are you suffering? Can you afford to get the best and most appropriate medical treatment? How long will your recovery take? You deserve just compensation. Avoiding court in order to save yourself some stress can in turn cause additional stress.
A personal injury attorney has extensive experience in this field and considers every one of these factors and more, helping you avoid the unnecessary stress of handling everything on your own. Keep in mind that you are not the guilty party when you are injured. It is our job to make sure all aspects of your case are considered. Put a personal injury attorney on your side to ensure every facet of your case is covered, as we build a solid case for your individual situation.
We urge you to keep in mind, our attorneys have an instinctive and comprehensive understanding of how to make use of litigation and negotiation to guarantee a just outcome. This will help you obtain fair compensation from whomever is liable.
You may have found yourself in a complicated situation following a car accident. In instances in which multiple parties were involved, Illinois assigns a percentage at which each person is at fault. This is how they will determine who is owed damages and who is liable for the cost. This is called comparative negligence, and if you are injured, you’ll want to be found less than 50% at fault.
For example, perhaps Joe is late for work, so he is speeding down a road when Kary approaches from a side road, looks down to change her radio station, and misses a stop sign, pulling right out in front of him. Had Joe not been speeding, his chances of avoiding an accident would have been higher. Kary also contributed by failing to stop at a stop sign. Now you have two insurance companies who will be using comparative negligence laws and both will want to pay as little as possible. The amount of damages paid will be assigned based upon which party is less at fault in causing the accident.
A judge may say that one person is 60% liable, and the other driver is 40%. In this case, the latter would be on the receiving end of damages from insurance. However, they could be entitled to only 60% of the medical costs, automobile damages, and other expenses.
If you are a driver involved in an accident, you’ll need the knowledgeable lawyers at Costa Ivone, LLC. We can work to get you the best judgment in order to relieve the stress this situation can cause.
A case of negligence requires the injured person to prove that the other party was actually negligent, by providing evidence of a legal and factual nature. Also, it’s the injured party’s job to prove that the action or lack of action was enough to legally require the defendant to be responsible for damages.
You see, evidence of legal and actual causation can help avoid an undetermined trial for the defendant. In the best case, we may be able to help prove and find evidence that the other party caused the accident.
Proving legal causation is vital when going to court, as the court will decide who will pay damages based upon how strong the case is against the defendant. One aspect that will be considered is the proximity of injured and negligent parties. This is actually a key factor in the decision of legal causation. The closer the negligent person is to the incident, the easier it is to determine negligence.
Say, for example, Maria is moving houses, so she is driving her car with items piled to the ceiling, which are obstructing her view. Jessica is driving too fast along the street that Maria’s street crosses.
Maria doesn’t see Jessica’s car and pulls out in front of her and hits her car, causing an automobile accident. Jessica may have had more time to swerve or stop had she not been speeding. Since both drivers have contributed in some way to this car accident, the insurance company will apply comparative negligence laws to determine who is liable to pay for damages for the car wreck.
To recover damages, Illinois uses modified comparative negligence. This law states that an injured person may be able to recover damages if he or she is less than 50 percent at fault. The amount recovered can be reduced in proportion to the amount of fault of each party in the car accident.
In the example above, a judge may find one person in the automobile accident 75% at fault, and the driver who is 25% at fault would be able to collect damages, as their portion of blame is less than 50%. However, he or she may only be awarded 75% of the cost of damages and medical costs by the other driver’s insurance company.
We have lawyers who are skilled in negligence law in the Chicago Heights IL area. We can assist you to achieve the best result in your negligence case.
Many injured workers don’t see the need to hire the services of a worker’s compensation attorney. There are a lot of reasons why you need a worker’s compensation lawyer to fill your worker’s compensation claims.
In the event you have become injured while trying to perform your job, you will want an attorney who is highly knowledgeable of the laws in this area. Many people who are hurt at work are hesitant to hire an attorney, but there are several reasons why you should have legal representation.
When there is a great deal of money involved, your employer and their insurance company will likely spare no expense in trying to secure their worker’s compensation case. The insurance adjusters are known for going to great lengths to ensure a lesser settlement for the injured.
You need to hire a reputable attorney in the Chicago Heights area who will be sure you are treated impartially and fairly. Employers know that their workers will occasionally become hurt. They have attorneys to protect them and so should you.
You will likely need assistance when it comes to filing a worker’s compensation claim, finding a qualified doctor, negotiating with the insurance company, and if it comes to it, having someone work with you when filing a claim with the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board.
Wouldn’t you prefer a stress-free recovery? Everyone’s situation will be different based upon your hospital stay, physical therapy, medical procedures, healing time, and so forth. You are entitled to benefits to assist with this important time and after. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will be there for the entire legal procedure, leaving you to concentrate on getting better.
Another area in which our attorneys are well-versed is avoiding court by helping you obtain a fair out of court settlement. If you go to court, we’ll handle the entire process as well, getting you a fair, highly satisfactory settlement. Trials and negotiations are what we do. Your attorney knows the procedures the court expects. They have years of experience and know how to get clients a fair resolution, one that will be in your favor.
If you’re looking for lawyers with knowledge and experience with Illinois’s Worker’s Compensation law (Chicago Heights), look no further than the qualified attorneys at Costa Ivone, LLC. Our team has filed multiple claims with the regional Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board, and if your case goes to trial, this board will hear your case. Let our staff take over the complicated procedure for filing a claim.
Again, your job throughout this process should be healing and recovering. Please allow our law professionals to relieve your stress, get you all the benefits you are due from being off work, and get you the positive outcome that you and your family deserve. Costa Ivone’s team is energetic, caring, aggressive, serious, and ready to advocate for you.