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Illinois Personal Injury

Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-trucks are large and heavy machines. When they’re involved in an accident, the consequences are usually serious, and can even be fatal. These cases are often very complicated because there are multiple parties or vehicles involved. An experienced lawyer can help untangle the mess and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. It is important to choose a legal expert in this particular field so look for lawyers who have handled truck accidents before. What To Do Immediately After The Accident? This can be a confusing and distressing time for everyone involved. Many people who are involved in such an accident don’t...

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Animal and Dog Bite Cases – You Have Options

Animals, no matter how well-trained they are, can be unpredictable. Pets usually don’t injure their owners or people they’re familiar with, but some things can trigger aggression in them. This can often lead to animal or dog bite injuries. Many people believe that they have no alternative but to let this go because you can’t hold this behavior against the pet. However, there are options available to you and a personal injury lawyer can help in such circumstances. Why Should You Call a Lawyer? Around 1.2 million animal or dog bite cases go unreported in the US every year. That’s a substantial...

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Do Parking Lot Accidents Increase in Chicago on Black Friday?

Even though parking lot accidents may take place throughout the year, there appears to be an increase in the number of insurance claims for parking lot accidents during the holiday shopping season beginning with Black Friday. According to the NSC, there are more than 50,000 garage structure and parking lot accidents in the United States each year. Parking Lot Accidents Are More Dangerous Than The Average Person May Think You might assume that parking lot accidents are low-speed accidents that cannot cause much damage other than a simple fender-bender. However, this assumption is incorrect. Parking lot accidents cause much more damage than...

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Nursing Home Abuse

Elderly patients with limited physical and/or mental ability are just as vulnerable as children. It is easy for unscrupulous individuals to take advantage of them or treat them with disrespect. According to recent research, every 1 in 10 elderly patients in nursing homes are abused in some shape or form. This is an alarming statistic and paints a grim picture of how at-risk this population is. The issue is common enough that some lawyers specialize in it. Here’s a look at how nursing home abuse lawyers can help. What is Nursing Home Abuse? Nursing home abuse is any sort of physical, mental,...

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Seeking Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation in Illinois

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According to the NINDS, the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States is car accidents followed by falls. Each year, approximately 17,500 new spinal cord injuries (SCI) are reported. In 2017, it was estimated that 245,000 to 353,000 were living with a spinal cord injury.SCIs can be one of the most traumatic and life-altering injuries a victim may suffer in a traffic accident or fall. Therefore, it is important to understand the consequences of a spinal cord injury so that you and your family can prepare for lies ahead.There is no cure for an SCI; however, there...

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Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accidents

Ridesharing services, Uber, and Lyft have become very popular in recent years. They’re convenient, affordable, and quite reliable. Most travelers have an easier experience with Uber and Lyft than with traditional taxi cabs. However, these options aren’t immune to human error, accidents, and related injuries. In fact, you have a higher risk of getting involved in accidents because most drivers don’t undergo traditional training or get qualified for the job.So what do you do when you’re involved in Uber or Lyft rideshare accidents? Is there any legal option available to you and can you get compensation for your injuries or...

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Illinois Concussion Safety

According to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 4 million Americans suffer a concussion while participating in sports or recreational activities each year. But concussions don’t only occur in sports—they are also commonly seen in car accidents and other circumstances involving a blow to the head or body.Although there is no 100%-surefire way to prevent a concussion, there are steps that we can all take to help protect ourselves and our loved ones. And, by learning to recognize the symptoms of a concussion, we can ensure that we obtain the treatment needed to get...

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On Being Selected for the 2018 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40

Julio Costa and Anthony Ivone just announced their selection to be members of the 2018 National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 under 40.” This is an exciting yet humbling bit of news for us at Costa Ivone, LLC. The Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers under the age of 40 from around the United States. We were selected due to our growing reputation for excellence in client advocacy and high standards in legal practice.This sounds a little heady, but rather than celebrate, we feel the selection reinforces the seriousness of our obligations to...

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We’ve Moved to the West Loop!

We just announced our move to the West Loop area of downtown Chicago. Why did we leave Berwyn? Don’t get us wrong. We love Berwyn. It’s just, we’ve been growing so much, the Berwyn office simply wasn’t big enough anymore. Also, the move places us closer to where many of our staff members live as well as to our clients.We’re thrilled to be able to make this move. It’s a sign of how far we’ve come. Our team has done an outstanding job of building a practice that grows year over year, leading us to seek new space. We’ve added...

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How Illinois Law Protects Pedestrians

During 2016, Illinois roadways were the site of 324,473 motor vehicle crashes. Of these, 8,053 involved pedestrians (including pedalcyclists—a category that includes occupants of non-motorized bicycles, unicycles, and tricycles). That means that around 2.5% of all automobile crashes in Illinois involved a pedestrian.But, understandably, pedestrians account for a disproportionate number of injuries and deaths caused by car crashes. After all, pedestrians don’t have the solid metal frame of an automobile to come between them and another vehicle in a crash.In fact, of the 66,703 injury crashes in Illinois in 2016, 7,616 (or about 11.5%) involved pedestrians. And pedestrians also accounted...

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