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Why Did the Insurance Company Deny My Injury Claim?

Illinois personal injury laws provide a legal remedy for seeking compensation after a personal injury accident. Injury victims may recover compensation for their injuries, damages, and losses by filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Examples of cases that fall under this category of law include:Motor Vehicle accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, and accidents involving commercial vehicles Premises Liability claims, such as pool accidents, park accidents, slip and fall accidents, etc. Pedestrian accidents and Bicycle Accidents Product Liability claims, including defective products and dangerous products Medical Malpractice cases Animal Attacks and Dog Bites Nursing Home...

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What are Common Child Injury Cases in Chicago?

No one wants to think about a child being injured. We want to believe that people and institutions are diligent in taking precautions to reduce the risk of injury to a child. Sadly, thousands of children are injured and killed each year in preventable accidents. The legal team of Costa Ivone Injury Lawyers hopes that your family never experiences the heartbreak of a child injury. We also want you to know that we are here for you and your child should you need assistance filing an injury claim against the negligent party who caused an injury to your child. Common Causes...

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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney if You Are Injured

Being injured in an accident can be overwhelming. When you leave home, you do not expect to sustain an injury because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. Sadly, accidents result in more damages than just physical injuries. Many victims suffer financial hardships because of the missed time from work and the medical costs incurred because of the injuries.A personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for your damages, as well as assume the stress of dealing with an insurance claim. Hiring a personal injury attorney to handle your accident claim has numerous benefits. What are the Benefits of Hiring a...

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Can You Seek Compensation For Injury From an Animal Attack?

All animal-related injuries fall under the personal injury law, and the owner of the animal has to be held accountable for it. Most animal attacks include dog bites. However, you can take legal action if a wild animal that someone has attacked you as well. Several states include specific statutes that manage wild animal attacks. Costa Ivone Injury Lawyers have extensive knowledge of animal attack cases. They will help you determine whether you have a case or not, and find the best possible way to proceed. Common Animal Attack Injuries Animal-related injuries vary in severity, some of the most common injuries that...

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Preventing Hot Car Deaths in Chicago This Summer

It seems impossible to believe that a parent could forget his or her child in a vehicle. However, hot car deaths happen more often than you might believe. The parents who lost children probably never thought it could happen to them until it did. Hot Car Deaths Reached a Record High in 2018 According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 2018 was the “deadliest year on record” for children dying in hot vehicles. Since 1998, nearly 800 cases of vehicular heatstroke have been reported. As of right now, 13 children have already died in 2019 in hot cars. Over one-half of the...

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Chicago Just Gave the “Go Signal” to Scooter Companies: What You Need to Know

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Chicagoan E-Scooters: The New West Side Story What Just Happened? Before leaving office in May, Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel ensured that the planned deployment of an entire fleet of electric scooters would push through, even in his absence.A total of 10 scooter companies will be allowed to deploy 250 vehicles each. With this motion, the scooter war officially enters the state of Illinois.In the first weekend alone, these electric scooters racked up a whopping 11,000 rides. While these scooters provide a cheap and fast way to get to work without sweating through your shirt, some members of the community are concerned that...

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Common Workplace Accidents for Which You Can Claim Compensation

Accidents can take place anywhere and without warning. However, in case an accident occurs in the workplace, several things have to be taken into consideration, such as, whether the accident was a result of someone else's error or yours. Did your company train you to handle these situations properly?Questions like these will help you understand who is responsible for the incident. If it was a result of someone else’s neglect, you are well within your right to file for workers’ compensation. This is also how many workers get the appropriate financial compensation they require to recover post an accident.It helps...

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Understanding More about Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence

A number of statistics show that people are living longer these days. As a result, many elderly people end up living in nursing homes after dealing with an extended illness. Depending on the family's situation, medical insurance and finances, an elderly person may live the rest of his/her life in the nursing home.Family members put a lot of trust in nursing homes or living facilities to take care of their loved ones. However, due to negligence, there have been instances where the patient ends up in worse shape than when they arrived. Injuries can either be caused as a result...

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Keeping a Concerned Eye for Nursing Home Abuse During Summer Months

Illinois has approximately 1,200 facilities designed for long-term care. Additional, thousands of residents live in assisted care facilities and receive in-home assisted care. Nursing home abuse is an issue that many families worry about throughout the year. However, summer is a particularly difficult time for seniors and incapacitated persons in long-term living facilities.Families should be aware of the signs of dehydration and heat-related illnesses during the summer months so that they can watch for these signs of nursing home abuse in addition to the other signs of elder abuse they look for each time they visit with their loved one. Heat-Related...

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Five Advancements in Motorcycle Safety Chicago Motorcyclists Should Know

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Motorcycle accident fatalities in 2016 totaled 5,286. On average, about 80,000 to 90,000 people are injured each year in motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, a motorcycle does not provide much protection for a rider in a crash. Therefore, motorcyclists need to take advantage of other ways to protect themselves when riding. Below are five advances in motorcycle safety that could decrease motorcycle accident injuries and deaths. 1. Airbags in Motorcycle Clothing Gloves, boots, leather jackets, and other motorcycle clothing can help protect a rider in the event of a motorcycle accident. However, motorcycle clothing equipped with airbags may provide a higher level of protection...

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