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Uninsured Drivers

Despite being required by law in most states, some drivers do not carry insurance on their vehicles.  Uninsured motorists cause hardships for not only themselves but also for anyone involved in the accident with them.  Contact The Horwitz Law Group for a free consultation Liability for the Driver Each state has its own laws pertaining to uninsured drivers.  Some states have now put limit to damages that an uninsured driver can recover following a car accident, even when they are not at fault.  They could be barred from making a claim for pain and suffering, and may also face increased potential liability in some...

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Have You Been Injured On the Job?

Sadly serious workplace injuries happen far too often. In 2010, over 4,500 American workers were killed on the job. Millions more suffer serious non-fatal injuries. Every day in America, 12 people go to work and never come home.  Every year in America, 3.3 million people suffer a workplace injury from which they never recover.  These injuries that disable our workers, devastate families and damage our economy.  Out of the most common workplace injuries, most could happen to anyone at any time.  It is not only the employer’s responsibility to ensure a safe work environment, the employee needs to themselves to...

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Pedestrian Safety

No matter if your kids are walking to school, a friends house or to the park safety is always a concern.  Of course teaching your children from an early age about road safety is vital it’s also important to continue teaching safety all throughout their lives.  Making it a daily habit for you teaches them by example.  Here are a few simple tips to make sure they always get there safely.   Hard Facts Pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19.  Teenagers are at greatest risk with a death rate...

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Texting and Driving

Texting and driving is illegal in 43 states (seriously only 43 states?) yet the number of accidents related to texting and driving has not declined.  Most people need more than just a law to keep them from texting and driving. It is proven that any habit takes 21 days to break or start.  Smoking, dieting, exercising anything new takes 21 days to change and become routine.  This includes texting if you are one who is use to texting and driving.  If you can make it 21 days in a row, you’ve formed a new habit to better your life!  When it...

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Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers – DUI

Truckers who choose to drink or smoke marijuana while driving have a huge impact on everyone else's highway road safety, not just their own. The Chicago DUI truck accident attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group pursue financial compensation for people who were seriously injured by alchohol or drug impaired drivers of trucks. Just as well, The Horwitz Law Group represents the entire family of people who passed away in fatal truck accidents involving DUI's, either alchol or drug related. Holding Truck Drivers & Others Associated Accountable Regardless of the image that society creates, truck drivers should remain professional at all times, especially...

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Motorcyclists Are Back On The Road!

It’s coming into the time of year where we must share the road with motorcyclists.  Motorists often fail to give motorcyclists a fair shake on the road.  It is a longstanding problem that still cries for improvement.  The consequences of motorcycle accident are usually severe and often fatal. Recently there has been a spike in fatal crashes involving motorcyclists.    Sometimes the motorists who causes these accidents are impaired by drugs or alcohol.  Other times, motorists are distracted by cell phones, radios or passengers in the car.  Many bikers feel the motorists don’t respect motorcycle riders and sharing the road with...

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Food Poisoning and your Health

Food Poisoning Every year millions of people get sick from food poisoning.  In some cases of food poisoning the person may have a legal claim.  Knowing more about food poisoning will help determine if there is such a claim or not. First you need to know how food can become contaminated.   What Is Food Poisoning? Food poisoning is an umbrella term for any kid of illness caused by food that was contaminated.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are over 76 million cases of food poisoning in the U.S. each year, most of which goes unreported.  There...

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Chicago Truck Accident Attorney

Large trucks take part in a high % of automobile accidents & deaths. According to the IIHS, in 2010 over half a million large trucks as well as commercial vehicles were involved in accidents. Those accidents led to over 10,000 severe injuries and over 5,000 deaths. Unfortunately, the trend lines indicate a growing problem. The same data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety from 2009 data indicated only 3,200 deaths, representing a startling forty five percent increase in just one year. The issue is likely to continue to rise as industry insiders confirm that over twenty percent more trucks...

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Motorcycle Riders are at risk & may become a victim of someone else’s negligence

Here at the Horwitz Law Group, both Jared Duggan and Mark Horwitz are motorcycle riders themselves. They understand the mechanics of riding and understand that you have to share the road with vehicles that are much larger, heavier, and don't pay attention to motorcycle vehicles. Often times you are obeying the law, driving safely, within the speed limits and you are the victim of someone else's negligence. You need to make that known to all those around, especially the police. Put down that misconception that motorcycle drivers are the cause of many vehicle accidents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhOXzRMtoVU Contact a Chicago Motorcyle Accident Attorney Today! Whether...

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Fire Injuries In the Workplace

Accidents are happening in the workplace more then ever before. Many are fire related accidents that could have been easily avoided. If an employer were to implement standard fire safety procedures, injuries from such accidents related to fire would be reduced substantially. Most employers that take pride in a comprehensive fire safety program will see improved productivity and employee performance over the long term. Below is information to help you stay safe from any personal injury accidents caused by fire in the workplace. Employee Fire Drills on Escape Routes One of the most effective ways of ensuring safety in the workplace is...

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