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Being Involved In An Auto Accident Can Be Stressful


You or someone you know was in a car accident. You were not at fault. You suffered serious injuries. Now what?

You may have a lot on your mind if you or someone you love has been involved in an auto accident, and the thought of filing a personal injury claim may seem like it would only add more stress to an already stressful situation. However, if you have a valid case, taking legal action can help prevent further challenges in the long run brought on by medical expenses, lost wages, or the loss of a loved one.

You know who caused your traffic accident, but in order to have a legitimate claim to financial reimbursement, it will be necessary to prove that the other party was careless or negligent.

A number of factors that indicate another driver or party failed to uphold his or her duty to be careful include:

  • Disobeying traffic laws
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Fatigued driving
  • Using a mobile device while operating a vehicle (manually or hands-free)
  • Defective auto products

It is crucial to gather as much evidence as possible to help support your claim; however, photographs or witness testimony may not be enough, in some cases. A tenacious attorney will be a valuable asset during this process. The Chicago auto accident lawyers at the Horwitz Law Group have the experience and resources to handle a thorough accident investigation. We work closely with forensic investigators, accident recreationists, and other experts in the field in order to build a strong case against the negligent party on behalf of our clients.

Ultimately, the goal of a personal injury claim is to provide the injured victim with sufficient financial support to cover the resulting damages of an accident. Unfortunately, many traffic collisions have tragic and long-lasting consequences. For example, a serious crash can leave surviving victims with catastrophic injuries, such as brain damage, spinal cord injuries, or paralysis that will have a dramatic effect on his or her quality of life. If another party is responsible for such damages, it is only fair that he or she is held accountable and provides financial assistance.

Types of compensatory damages include:

Medical Expenses– Past, current, and/or future medical treatment, surgery, assistive devices, or therapy.
Income– Lost current and/or future wages, loss of earning ability.
Pain and Suffering– Physical pain and discomfort, emotional or psychological anguish.
Loss of Consortium– Loss of the companionship provided by the accident victim.

Contact an Accident Attorney

Whether you were injured in an auto accident, hit by an uninsured motorist, harmed in a mass transit accident, or injured on the job, we will fight to help you obtain fair compensation for the full extent of your losses.

To arrange a free consultation about your case, please contact

The Horwitz Law Group by e-mail or call 312-641-9200.



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