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Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys > Car Accident Attorney

Roseland Car Accident Kills a 2-Year-Old Girl

A 2-year-old girl was killed after being ejected from a car that was escaping Chicago police Sunday night in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 21-year-old male driver was taken into custody following the crash at 8:45 p.m. in the 10700 block of South Calumet Avenue. His 1999 black Chrysler was hurtling north on Calumet Avenue when it collided with a 2002 white Acura going west on 107th Street, according to Chicago police. The Chrysler rammed into a tree and 2-year-old Danyla Owens flew out the vehicle, according to police and Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was not...

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Student Killed in a Car Accident in Oak Lawn

A 15-year-old girl died after she was struck by a drunk driver in Chicago Ridge Monday morning, police said. Hours before the incident, the driver was arrested and accused on stealing alcohol from a Merrionette Park Lounge, according to Chicago Ridge police. The offender left police custody and got back in his car. The girl, a student at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, was walking in the 10700 block of South Central Avenue around 7:45 a.m. when she was struck by a 2007 Volkswagen that was being sought by police for being involved in several hit-and-run crashes in Oak Lawn. In a...

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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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What your auto insurance company doesn’t want you to know

The US insurance industry capitalizes on over $30 billion a year.  The Automotive Insurance Industry  pays their CEOs more money than any other industry in America. Question: Do insurance companies, even with all of this money, still strategize to hurt their policyholders’ legitimate claims, for the sake of increasing their profits year in and year out? Answer: Most of The Time...

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Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Actually help you in a Car Accident Case?

The answer is YES!   Most of the time, car accidents involving serious or even long-term injuries require an attorney to get the most desirable outcome. A car or automobile accident ends up questioning a number of concerns. Who may be to blame? Who pays for damage to my car? Am I eligible to lease a car? Who will pay for my health-related monthly bills? Should I request the insurance company to reimburse me for lost wages? A highly skilled Chicago injury attorney can be quite useful when you are discussing the often chaotic and complicated realm of insurance promises and settlements....

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Holiday Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving Victims The holidays always involve parties and drinking! Take special care driving during the holidays. Drunk driving is one of the leading cause of accidents across the nation.  Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is negligent behavior and can lead to devastating injuries. Often times along with injuries the victim will end up with tremendous pain and suffering. Let us at The Horwitz Law Group help you or a loved one recover damages for injuries suffered at the hands of a drunk driver.  If you have been the victim of a drunk driver you may entitled to compensation in...

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Seat Belt Injuries as a result of auto accidents

Seat belts are designed to protect the driver and other passengers in accidents and statistically they do just that.  In some occasions, however, seat belts can cause injury.  The injuries suffered are generally minor but some serious injuries may occur in collisions due to seat belts.  A seat belt is meant to restrain a driver or passenger when a vehicle comes to a sudden stop.  The likelihood of injury depends on the severity of the accident, a seat belt malfunction, manufacturer defect, or wearing the seat belt improperly.  Chest and abdominal abrasions can occur where the seat belt comes in...

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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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Motorcycles vs. Cars

There is a debate about which automobile is safer to drive, a car or a motorcycle.  Cars have seat belts, a crumple zone, and air bags.  A car, however, can provide a sense of complacency which can cause drivers to be distracted by using cell phones or eating.  Whether a vehicle is safe mostly depends on the driver.  Accidents do not have one single factor but is a result of many factors.  When on a motorcycle there is more road awareness because the driver must be focused on where he or she is going.  Driving a motorcycle also gives the...

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T-Bone Accident Injury Attorney

T-bone accidents may look like a steak, but they certainly don’t taste as good! T-Bone Accidents are a type of side impact crash that is often the result of aggressive driving.  The accident could be the result of a driver changing lanes abruptly, trying to beat a red light, or pulling into an intersection too soon.  T-bone collisions are one of the most serious type of accident and cause a lot of fatalities. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety found that about 51 percent of deaths occur between cars.  The estimated percent of deaths when factoring in SUV’s and...

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