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Costa Ivone, LLC is a law firm specializing in personal injury and workers’ compensation law, among several other fields, in the Dolton area. Do you need legal advice following an injury? Are medical bills piling up when you didn’t even cause the accident? A work injury or auto accident can bring trauma to both your physical and mental state and wreak havoc on your financial well-being. You have probably lost time at work and are likely dealing with a stressful situation that you didn’t cause.

Our personal injury and work accident attorneys are ready to offer you legal advice when you need it most. Our clients come first. When you need a fair settlement, our highly qualified attorneys will draw upon their many years of experience to build a case for you.

Our attorneys will research all the details of your incident and do so in an ethical manor. Our legal team specializes in a variety of fields. They are ready and eager to work for you, and help you in this stressful time.

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You need our attorneys who:

  • Seek out leadership opportunities within the firm.
  • Are committed to our clients and their needs.
  • Are successful.
  • Use teamwork to utilize the knowledge of others while building your case.
  • Believe in our clients and our mission.

The attorneys at Costa Ivone, LLC will take the time to learn exactly what you need and your expectations as our client. We care about you and what you have been through, so we will do our absolute best to form a course of action that will be successful for you.


Our attorneys are each very knowledgeable in their chosen legal field. Laws are often confusing and subject to change without notice. Depending on certain legislation or judicial precedent, the information you might receive from others could be outdated. Our attorneys are constantly learning, researching, and becoming proficient in their field. We won’t let lack of knowledge cause any downfall for the client. We are extremely successful due to this commitment.

Areas of Practice:

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

Among others at Costa Ivone, LLC, our legal services and skill cover three fields: Personal Injury, Negligence, and Workers’ Compensation. All of these services are available in Dolton, IL.


If you are suffering due to a personal injury, you have the right to file a claim in order to sue the offender for compensation. Personal injury is when one suffers from an injury due to the thoughtless and reckless behavior of someone else.

At Costa Ivone, LLC we provide experienced and aggressive representation on behalf of personal injury victims. If you have been injured owing to the negligence or wrongdoing of a person or business, we encourage you to contact our office in Dolton, Illinois.


If you are suffering due to a personal injury, you have the right to file a claim in order to sue the offender for compensation. Personal injury is when one suffers from an injury due to the thoughtless and reckless behavior of someone else.

At Costa Ivone, LLC we provide experienced and aggressive representation on behalf of personal injury victims. If you have been injured owing to the negligence or wrongdoing of a person or business, we encourage you to contact our office in Dolton, Illinois.

Numerous cases of personal injury are filed each year. The process can be exhausting and confusing for those injured. Let us file your paperwork, communicate with hospitals, doctors, insurance, and other involved parties, and possibly go to court. We know the law and the legal and technical terms that will be thrown at you. We are ready to be the professionals that will be by your side throughout the whole process, fighting for just compensation, while you recover.

When you or a member of your family has been seriously injured or killed, you instantly take on the stress, fear and pain associated with that tragic and unforeseen event. During this difficult time, you and your family need the insight and assistance of experienced personal injury attorneys to help protect and exercise your legal rights.

Costa Ivone, LLC is one of the country’s preeminent personal injury law firms.  We represent seriously injured clients and their families in Dolton, Illinois. With the right legal help, we strongly believe we can lessen your pain and loss.


Why Should I Get an Estimate?

  • Receive more money – Getting an estimate will help you know the true value of your claim.
  • Insurance companies will try to pay you less than your claim is worth – don’t let them!
  • You’ll have the option to speak with a real auto accident attorney in your area – for free!
  • You have nothing to lose! The evaluation is completely free.

Why Should I Speak with an Attorney?

  • More money – using an attorney generally results in a higher payout for you.
  • There are no out-of-pocket costs when you hire us – the consultation is free, and their payment comes as a percentage of your case winnings.
  • Dealing with insurance companies is tedious and confusing – an attorney will handle the insurance company for you.
  • Get medical care, even if you don’t have insurance – attorneys can connect you to doctors who will treat you without upfront payment.


 Have you suffered a work-related injury or illness? If the answer is yes, you might be wondering if you need to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer. You may be thinking, workers’ compensation is an administrative process, so it’s not like going to court. While partly true, the system still follows a set of complex rules and procedures. Unless your injury is minor, requiring very little time off of work, you should consider hiring a workers’ compensation attorney.

What if your claim is denied? What if they dispute how serious or severe your permanent disability is? What if this injury leaves you unable to work? In most states, workers’ compensation benefits are paid by insurance companies or self-insured employers who are looking for any reason to deny or limit your benefits.

Hiring a lawyer is often the only way to get the maximum benefits to which you’re entitled under workers’ compensation laws. Our lawyers will help you:

  • challenge a denial
  • gather medical evidence
  • negotiate a fair settlement
  • ensure you’re not leaving any money unrecovered

 At Costa Ivone, LLC, you’ll find attorneys who will provide personal attention while handling your case. You’ll find trustworthy and competent professionals who are ready to take on this journey with you. When trying to find an attorney who is well-matched to your needs, here are some questions you should ask:

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • What percentage of your practice is dedicated to workers’ compensation?
  • Who else, if anyone, will work on my case?
  • How often will I receive updates on my case?
  • How long will this take?
  • Do I need to pay any money upfront?
  • What are your initial impressions of my case and my options?

We can offer a stress-free experience for you by handling the entire process. We know you’re suffering through pain as a result of the injuries you sustained from work. This is why we want to ensure that you don’t have to go through the stress of filing a workers’ compensation claim on your own.

Our highly experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Costa Ivone, LLC, can lift the burden of going to trial for your compensation. We know how to handle an out of court settlement for workers’ compensation cases and we’ll ensure that you obtain a just settlement. If you go to trial, our lawyers will use their years of experience and thorough knowledge to ensure that the case is resolved in your favor.

Our attorneys understand how to make use of their litigation and negotiation skills to guarantee a just process. This will help you obtain a fair compensation from the other party. So don’t go at it alone. Get a free claim evaluation from a real local attorney in Dolton, find out what your case may be worth, and get clarity on how to proceed.


Accidents happen. Auto accidents are the most common cause of personal injury litigation. Insurance companies have experienced civil defense attorneys that protect their financial interests. If you have been hurt in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, you need a personal injury attorney who is experienced and dedicated to seeking full and fair compensation on your behalf.

Let’s give an example. Ruth is helping a friend move. She is pulling a trailer full of items which have not been secured. James is behind her, wants her to move faster, and is following too closely. Perhaps a squirrel crosses her path, and she must slam on her brakes, causing a dresser to fall in the road. Due to his tailgating, James cannot stop in time, swerves to miss the dresser, and hits a lamp post.

As 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 Dolton, IL area. We can assist you in achieving the best result in your negligence case.



The purpose of the legal system is to ensure fairness and justice in both civil disputes and criminal acts. While in a criminal matter, proving an accused person actually committed the crime for which he is charged is sometimes sufficient in itself, this is not the case in civil lawsuits. The point here is to hold the individual who committed a wrongful act responsible, forcing him to pay for the damages or harm his actions caused.

By the same token, simply proving that the accuser, the plaintiff, was harmed is insufficient, as he must show the court that a wrongful act committed by the defendant actually caused that harm.

A plaintiff must prove that he suffered some type of harm or damages, that the defendant committed a wrongful act, and then make the connection between the defendant’s act and the plaintiff’s damages. This is causation, a necessary element in both criminal and civil matters. Once all of the evidence, including causation, have been shown at trial, the judge or jury must then make a determination about guilt (criminal), or liability (civil).

In doing so, three questions must be answered:

  1. Did the accused have a legal duty to act in a particular way?
  2. Did the harm or damages result from the acts of the accused?
  3. Were the acts of the accused unlawful, unreasonable, or otherwise against public policy?

Accidents and unexpected things happen in life. This element deals with whether the accused party actually did something wrong, or wrong enough to be held liable for some type of damages. For example, Ariel and her friends are at the public pool for the afternoon. When Mel cannonballs into the water near Ariel, drenching her and her phone, which was sitting on the lounge chair next to her, she becomes angry, and demands that Mel pay for a replacement phone.

In this example of causation, Mel’s act did result in the water damage to Ariel’s phone. However, was there anything wrong with Mel’s actions? Certainly he might have been more considerate. But, they were all at the public pool where there is water, splashing, and other activities that could reasonably be expected. By this measurement, Mel did nothing wrong, and it is Ariel who should have been more careful.

Highly skilled negligence lawyers can help you differentiate between the actual and legal causation in your case. They can help prove the particular damage caused by the defendant. We have highly experienced Dolton, IL based attorneys at Costa Ivone, LLC, who can assist you with your case. We offer legal assistance to help you build your negligence case and get you the appropriate compensation you deserve.

Everything will be handled by the lawyer in charge of your negligence case. This attorney will take care of the gathering of valuable evidence that can strengthen your case as well as the analyzing of this information to build a strong negligence case. As soon as a lawyer is able to prove negligence, negotiations will proceed, particularly if there is need for additional damages and the negligent party is in a hurry to conclude the procedure.