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You may be finding yourself in a situation in which medical bills are piling up due to a car accident that wasn’t your fault. Who is going to pay these bills? Who is going to give you your peace of mine and comfort back following the pain and suffering you’re enduring?

Accidents bring trauma, both physical and mental. The financial burden can be completely overwhelming. In addition to the bills, you’ve missed and possibly continue to miss time at work. The stress of all of this doesn’t have to be handled alone.

At the law firm of Costa Ivone, LLC, we have seen first-hand the pain, conflict, and stress that personal injury can cause. We have lawyers in who are well-versed in worker’s compensation law. The expertise of our personal injury lawyers is what you need to maneuver through this time in your life. They have brought a fair and just settlement to many individuals and families, and they are ready to go to work for you.

Our competent attorneys in Joliet, Illinois are trusted with many cases like yours. In 2016, they recovered more than $6.5 million dollars altogether for clients just like you. If you’re ready to put our team to work for you, call (708) 400-0000. We are ready to evaluate your claim. When you call, we’ll listen and talk you through this process. There is no cost for calling and you are not obligated to use our firm.

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This whole process can be very frustrating, but you have found attorneys who are ready to listen and get down to business. Every situation is unique and we want to know the ins and outs of yours. We have found this is the most successful way to get positive results. Maybe you have an employer who owes you money that you deserve. We will file a claim and get a solution that works for you.

Arguing with an insurance company can cause frustration beyond belief. The evasive tactics they have developed can leave you feeling drained and defeated. These tactics don’t work on us. We have the law on our side and we know the laws for personal injury. The terms of your claim will be upheld to get you a fair settlement.

If you have been in an accident, we will work for you, and we’ll keep you informed along the way. Our other areas of expertise are in:

  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Semi-Truck Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bus & Train Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Workers’ Compensation for workplace injuries: including repetitive strain injuries, traumas
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Workplace Deaths
  • Medication Errors
  • Malnutrition & Dehydration
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability (Break-Ins…)
  • Animal Attacks
  • Dangerous/Defective Products
  • Dram shop

When you have a personal injury and you have had to make a claim, we can negotiate for you. We can negotiate:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Consortium to your family
  • Punitive Damages
  • Modified Comparative


If you are left dealing with a personal injury claim, we can assist you in several ways.

Negotiating for you is what we do. The areas include:

  • Medical Costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Punitive Damages
  • Modified Comparative Negligence
  • Loss of Consortium to your Family

Let’s Talk Medical Care

We know there is a legal aspect to your case, and we know we’ll negotiate for the coverage of medical care. Sometimes it may feel like there is no end to the list of things you need help with. Let us check these off your list:

  • Getting a detailed report of your injuries
  • Creating a medical plan for your treatment and recovery
  • Delivering a detailed list of your injuries to the insurance company who has been found liable for the cost
  • Obtaining any and all reports from your doctors about your condition, medications, and ongoing treatment and care

Lost Wages

Most people in America would have a very difficult time if they missed even one paycheck. It can devastate finances and cause important bills to go unpaid. We know how this impacts your future, and we’ll take care of each and every detail of your case to secure your settlement.

You have to be able to recover from this setback and we can help you do just that. Our attorneys are very sensitive to the importance of this aspect of your case. We’ll work to get all lost wages will get recovered.

Pain and Suffering

There is more to your case than just the physical injuries. As you may know, the pain can be intense and long-lasting. Many injuries are extensive and interrupt your life. Some issues might be both physically and mentally painful, such as:

  • Inability to continue activities you previously enjoyed
  • Disfigurement
  • Worsening of a pre-existing condition
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of independence or mobility

These problems can cause embarrassment, depression, pain, and heartache. The damages of these issues are difficult to measure, so our attorneys at Costa Ivone, LLC look at all the factors in order to decide upon a financial value for your pain and suffering.

These problems can cause embarrassment, depression, pain, and heartache. The damages of these issues are difficult to measure, so our attorneys at Costa Ivone, LLC look at all the factors in order to decide upon a financial value for your pain and suffering.

One way to figure the cost of pain and suffering is the multiplier method. It takes the total of your lost wages and multiplies it by a chosen number, based upon your circumstances. For example, if your lost income is $100,000 and your number is 4, the damages, or pain and suffering, that are not monetary would be valued at $400,000. The amount we will work to get you will be fair for what you have endured.

Punitive Damages

You may be the victim of an incident in which someone was deliberately negligent. When someone does something on purpose that hurts you, you are entitled to punitive damages.

Modified Comparative Negligence

In Illinois, if someone is found to be greater than 50% at fault, there is a possibility of not receiving any compensation for damages. Our aggressive and tireless attorneys are experts on the modified comparative negligence laws and will work tirelessly to ensure you are not affected, and that you, the victim, do not get penalized for this.

Many times the insurance companies will work hard to be sure you are found to be at fault, when you are not. This is their way of excusing themselves from paying or reducing the amount.

We, the attorneys and staff of Costa Ivone, LLC feel it is our duty to protect our clients from this. We don’t want anyone to suffer or reduce their quality of life from unsubstantiated evidence that the insurance agency will try to use. We will prove your case and prove that you deserve to be awarded with any and all damages.


Personal Injury Law vs. Tort Law

You may be wondering how tort law and personal injury law differ? The two often coincide in a case of personal injury due to an accident. The difference is that personal injury laws protect the parties involved, help decide who is liable for the expenses of the injuries, and decide how the injured will be compensated.

Tort law entails recovery of damages to property and people when there wasn’t criminal activity. There are all different types of damages and and/or a personal injury and there is a great deal of importance put on the amount of fault assigned to every party involved. There are three main degrees of fault:

  • Negligence
  • Intentional fault
  • Strict Liability

The Importance of Deciding Negligence

People should go about their lives in a way that isn’t harmful to anyone else. Negligence is important to personal injury cases, because of this. A person is supposed to be protected from harm, whether it’s by action or inaction. If your property is damaged, or you get hurt when someone is negligent, that party should be held accountable.

Negligence doesn’t necessarily mean that someone intended to cause harm. If there was a way that someone could have prevented the injury but failed to do so, then they are negligent. It must be decided to what degree, however, the other person was at fault.

Intentional Torts

Some examples of intentional torts are assaulting another person, causing someone emotional stress, libel, and slander. An intentional tort means that the plaintiff was attacked or harmed on purpose.

Strict Liability

In your life, you will probably make a purchase, only to find later that the product was defective or had a flaw. Our services may be needed when that defect has caused you harm. Because of rigid liability laws, the victim may not have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent. They will have to prove that the product did harm them.

This may lead to a law suit in which different parties get sued. For example, the victim may sue the store, the engineer, the manufacturer, and anyone else who distributed the product or item.


Were you involved in a car accident? You will need a lawyer to help you maneuver through the complicated process of recovering damages from their insurance company. In the Joliet area, contact Costa Ivone, LLC.

For example, maybe Molly was speeding through an intersection and accidentally ran a stop sign. Entering the intersection at the same time is Jeff, who had a foggy windshield and didn’t see her coming. Since the collision, both have accumulated numerous doctor and hospital bills. Both have miss some work due to the accident.

Comparative negligence laws will decide who pays what and how much. To recover the damages, Illinois used modified comparative negligence laws. The party who is deemed less than 50% at fault will have the advantage.

If the judge says Molly is 60% at fault and Jeff is 40% at fault, Molly’s insurance will be responsible for the damages to Jeff and his vehicle. However, he may only be awarded 60% of the medical costs and other expenses.


Injuries at Work

Injuries at work can often happen, unfortunately. Your employer should have insurance for this type of incident. If you haven’t done so, inform your employer in writing that you were hurt while performing your job. If you have done so and they are denying or ignoring your worker’s compensation claim, it is time to call the experts at Costa Ivone, LLC, in Joliet, Illinois.

Maybe your employer didn’t obtain the needed insurance, or maybe the insurance company is advising them to ignore you. Whatever the reason, we can work for you to get them to do the right thing. Our attorneys know how to use the law to protect our clients.

Emergent vs. Non-emergent Injuries

Getting hurt at work happen in a variety of ways. Slips and falls can cause sprains or broken bones. Someone in the workplace could become violent. Dangerous equipment or substances can cause burns, explosions, or fires. Sometimes the injury happens over time, like exposure to a dangerous chemical. Whether you need immediate attention or not, if you were injured in the workplace, our attorneys can help.

Laws for Comparative Negligence in Illinois

Illinois does have different laws for comparative negligence. An accident with injury can happen to anyone and sometimes property can be involved. The law tries to fairly assign how much each party is responsible for the damages incurred.

If there are two parties, one is referred to as the first party, while the person making the claim is the third party. This is where the comparative negligence laws come in. Whichever party caused the accident to the greatest extent will likely have to pay for damages. This also will contribute to the amount paid.

Resolving a Comparative Negligence Case

If you have been injured, please contact the competent and thorough personal injury and worker’s compensation attorneys at Costa Ivone, LLC. The firm will work on your behalf to represent you and get the compensation you need and deserve. Without representation, it may be difficult to get the insurance company to pay.

Be aware, theChi insurance company will offer a low amount, probably only based upon an estimated percentage of what you’ve accumulated in damages. You need experts in this area to get all the facts ready to present on your case. Even if the insurance company says they’re negotiating with you, you can’t be sure the amount is fair without legal representation. And, if no one agrees, the courts will decide.

Work-related Injuries

The most common injuries that may happen in the work place include:

  • Spinal cord and back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Fractures or multiple fractures
  • Amputations
  • Serious burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Industrial blindness

The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act

Illinois has a worker’s compensation act that entitles you to:

  • Medical expenses
  • Temporary Total Disability – which allows you to recover at home
  • Permanent Partial Disability – when you possibly lose a limb, for example
  • Permanent Total Disability – when your injury prevents you from working
  • Lost Wages – when you can no longer perform your job
  • Vocational Training – when obtaining a new job skill
  • Benefits to Dependents – when your job causes you to pass away

Worker’s compensation was established for people just like you. Your employer’s cooperation is ideal, but if that isn’t happening contact the knowledgeable attorneys in the Joliet, Illinois area at Costa Ivone, LLC. They are hardworking and are eager to get you the best settlement that you are owed.