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Illinois Personal Injury

Pedestrians Deaths At Highest Rate in Decades – What is Causing the Increase?

In 1990, 6,482 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic-related accidents. Throughout the following two decades, the rate of pedestrian fatalities fell to a low of 4,109 in 2009. However, according to data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian traffic fatalities have been increasing since 2009. During the 10 years from 2008 through 2017, the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents increased by 35 percent, while the number fatalities in all other motor vehicle accidents combined decreased by six percent. According to the preliminary data for last year, 2018 will be the deadliest year for pedestrians in...

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Does Insurance Pay for a DUI Accident?

DUI accidents injure thousands of people and result in thousands of deaths each year in the United States. According to the Illinois DOT, approximately 31 percent of the 1,000 fatal crashes that occurred in 2016 involved alcohol. When a drunk driver causes an accident, that driver may be held liable for the injuries and damages caused by the crash.However, proving a driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash may not be sufficient to obtain compensation for the driver’s insurance provider. You may need to provide further evidence proving fault for the crash to succeed in recovering money for...

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The Basics Of Hiring A Workers Compensation Lawyer

If you have been injured in the workplace, a workers compensation lawyer can help you quickly recover your losses. But before you decide that you need to hire a lawyer, it’s important to know what they can do for you. We at Costa Ivone Injury Lawyers handle all types of workers compensation cases.About Workers CompensationWe encourage clients to get all the information they can about what is involved in these cases and how a workers compensation attorney in Chicago can help.1. What Does a Workers Compensation Lawyer Do? A workers compensation lawyer’s job is similar to what a personal injury...

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Chicago Medical Malpractice – Common Surgical Errors

Minor medical procedures really do not exist. Doctors may use the term “minor” to describe a medical procedure, but all surgical procedures have some level of risk of injury to the patient. Doctors cannot guarantee outcomes of surgery. Therefore, they are required to explain the dangers and risks associated with the surgery and obtained informed consent from the patient before proceeding with surgery. Unfortunately, medical providers do not warn patients that they may be injured because of surgical errors and medical negligence. Those topics are never discussed with patients.In this article we discuss:What are the common types of surgical...

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Questions To Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer Before Hiring Them

While hiring an attorney you have to ensure that they are skilled and experienced to represent your interests in your personal injury case. It isn’t easy to find a good attorney within a fair price range and one who provides honest advice. Most lawyers typically look out to maximize their profit.Sometimes, they even offer you advice that works in their interests rather than yours.  Zeroing-in on a reliable and reputed lawyer that will keep your interests in view is a lot about conducting research and asking the right questions before hiring them. Here are a few questions you should ask...

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Car Accidents – What is Second Impact Syndrome?

You may sustain a variety of injuries from a car accident. However, some injuries may have life-threatening complications. Concussions may not seem very serious because they are the mildest form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and typically heal with time and rest. However, a concussion can have a serious complication that could result in permanent impairments or life-threatening conditions — Second Impact Syndrome. Second Impact Syndrome and Car Crashes Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) occurs when you receive a second head injury before the first brain injury heals completely.  For instance, your child suffers a concussion playing football and is then involved in...

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Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Higher for Senior Riders

Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Higher for Senior Riders No one is stating that seniors should not ride motorcycles. A motorcyclist could be killed or suffer severe injuries in a motorcycle accident at any age. However, there could be a correlation between the age of the rider and the risk of traumatic injuries and fatalities in a motorcycle accident.As the number of seniors continues to increase in America, the number of motorcyclists over the age of 60 will also likely increase in the coming years. However, at least one report indicates that motorcyclists over the age of 60 have a higher fatality rate...

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Should I Settle My Chicago Personal Injury Claim Through Mediation or Arbitration?

Should I Settle My Chicago Personal Injury Claim Through Mediation or Arbitration? When a negligent or reckless party causes an injury, that party can be held liable for damages under Illinois personal injury laws. In most cases, the process of recovering compensation for damages sustained in an accident begins by filing a personal injury claim.  The insurance company for the responsible party assigns an adjuster who investigates your claim. The adjuster may offer an amount to settle your claim or deny liability for the claim.If the insurance provider for the responsible party denies liability, you may need to file a personal...

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Tips for Avoiding Large Truck Accidents During Chicago Winters

Fatalities in accidents involving large trucks increased by 5.4 percent from 2015 to 2016. In over three-fourths of the cases, the fatalities were people in other vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists. Passenger vehicles are not designed to withstand the force of a collision with a commercial truck as well as the truck can withstand the force of the collision.Driving near a large truck can be dangerous throughout the year. However, Chicago’s winter weather conditions can make sharing the road with large trucks more dangerous at times. Below are some tips that can help you avoid a large truck accident this winter....

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Slip and Fall

Do I Need to See A Doctor After a Slip and Fall Accident? It is always a wise idea to see your doctor for a complete physical after any fall or accidental injury. Some injuries may not be immediately known after a fall. In some cases, you may have delayed symptoms that you might not necessarily associate with a fall unless you consult with your physician.  Therefore, it is usually best to see a doctor after a slip and fall accident to protect your health. In addition, seeing a doctor can also help protect your right to recover full compensation from...

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