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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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Finding the Right Personal Injury Attorney for your Case…

If you've been injured and someone else may be at fault, you shouldn't hesitate to talk with a personal injury lawyer. In fact, you should talk with several personal injury lawyers. You'll get several opinions about your case, as well as a feel for the lawyer you'll be comfortable with. And the best part may be it costs nothing to look. Here are some tips to go by as you interview, select and work with a personal injury lawyer. What about Money? You can afford the luxury of interviewing several personal injury lawyers. You'll not be charged a fee for the consultations....

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The Hazards of Using Space Heaters and How to Avoid Them

As it starts to warm up many people start using space heaters instead of turning on the heat to save energy. It is well known that space heaters are responsible for many of the home fires that happen every year across the country causing injuries to adults and children. With that said, please use some of these vital safety tips to make certain that a space heater does not cause a fire that results in damage or injury in your home. Be Sure to Have Fire Extinguishers Available at All Times Always have a fire extinguisher ready and available in each room...

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Pedestrian Accidents Should be Taken very seriousely..

Pedestrians aka People who walk on foot vs driving are often the most susceptible to negligent drivers, particularly in large cities, like Chicago or New York that have a higher volume of vehicular as well as foot traffic. Under Illinois law, pedestrians don’t have the right of way unless they happen to be in a crosswalk. In the event that you or someone you know has suffered a serious pedestrian accident, you will need to know your rights & discuss with a law firm you can trust. At The Horwitz Law Group, our Chicago pedestrian vehicle accident attorneys provide exceptional...

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What are the Best Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?

What is your contingency fee? Most personal injury fee agreements are based upon the contingency fee agreement. This means that there is no legal fee unless there is a monetary recovery. If there is merit to your personal injury case, rest assured you will find an attorney to take your case on a contingency fee Agreement. Contingency fee agreements are negotiable and typically range between 25 and 40%. The stronger the case and more severe the damages, the more negotiable the fee agreement will be. Will I be responsible for any advanced case costs at all if we lose? In addition to the...

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If you just bought a new motorcycle, beware!

Did you know that most accidents happen within the first 5 months of owning a new bike, irrespective of how long someone’s been riding? Inexperience is a factor too, but not always in the case of a new motorcycle. It takes some getting used to a new bike. Typically, as the rider is getting to know the new bike the driver is distracted by differences in equipment or ride. Since the attention is misdirected it is easy to be lax about watching out for other drivers on the road. Riding in heavy traffic is never a good time to be distracted. Typically,...

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Automotive Airbag Injuries

The airbag is passive restraint created to protect drivers and passengers during a collision.  Airbags has saved many lives since its invention but there have been some who have been injured or killed as a result of them.  Let’s take a moment to understand how the airbag works. The vehicle is equipped with airbags with a control unit that consists of a computer and sensors which help determine if the threshold has been met to deploy the airbag.  These sensors can measure the change in the vehicle’s velocity, the pressure encountered by body panels, the speed of the wheels, and...

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Hazardous Road Conditions and Auto Accidents

Auto accidents occur every day for many reasons. Many accidents in Chicago are the result of hazardous roadways, especially during the harsh winter months.  Hazardous roadways cause about 20 percent of all auto accidents. Hazardous roadways can be caused by many factors.  For example, there could be design defects such as inadequate guardrails or lighting.  It can also be a result of traffic signals that are not in plain view, potholes, and road construction.  Bad weather can pose a safety risk as well, making already poorly designed roads more dangerous because the surface may be slick.  America has over 100 million...

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Chicago Drunk Driving Attorney – The Horwitz Law Group

Deaths involving drunk driving account for about 30 percent of Illinois’ total fatal auto accidents.  Males are more likely than females to drive drunk and 23.4 percent are between the ages of 21 and 25.  On average, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 53 minutes. Laws are in place to prevent drunk drivers from injuring others...

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Chicago Motorcycle Accident Attorney – The Horwitz Law Group

According to the Highway Traffic Safety Administration motorcycle drivers are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road. Fatalities are reduced by 37 percent when drivers wear helmets. Some causes of accidents are bad weather conditions, driving between two lanes, and not being seen due to view obstructions. The best way to remain safe while on the road is to drive defensively and wear protective gear.  When a crash is a result of another driver’s negligence, the motorcyclist may be able to obtain compensation. There is a better chance of winning the maximum financial compensation with an...

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