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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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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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Injured while Driving a Truck?

The massive, obtrusive character of any truck as well as the high speeds in which they travel frequently leads to serious dangers for other people while traveling.  Even at low speeds, sufferers of tractor-trailer crash accidents and truck wrecks can suffer really serious, even fatal injuries when linked to a trucking accident.  The Horwitz Law Group, our Chicago truck accident lawyers, offer aggressive, personalized service to make sure that our clients recover the compensation they deserve after any sort of accident. Why Do Trucking Accidents Occur? Truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons - or no particular reason whatsoever. When...

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Spinal Injuries as a result of automobile accidents

The back is a complex structure of muscles, nerves, bones, and tissue.  Back injuries are among the most common injuries resulting from automobile accidents and can have long term and severe consequences in day to day life.  One common injury is a herniated or slipped disk.  Discs protect the vertebrae from coming together and provide flexibility.  The impact caused from automobile accidents can cause these discs to break which decreases its ability to cushion the spine.  A misplaced disc can also put pressure on nerves which can lead to numbness and pain. The spinal cord links the brain and the rest...

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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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Hit and Run Accident Attorneys – The Horwitz Law Group

As a major city, Chicago has many sidewalks and walking paths that allows for many to walk on regular basis. When drivers fail to pay attention, collisions may occur. Roughly 4 people die every day because of a hit and run accident. There are specific procedures that must be followed depending on the type of accident that occurred such as causing damaging only property or injuring or killing another person. The law requires the drivers involved in an accident stop in order to exchange contact information. There are many reasons drivers leave the scene after an accident. It could be the...

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How Can I prove that I was not at Fault In An Auto Accident Personal Injury Case?

If you have been injured in an auto accident, you might be required to prove you were not at fault in order to receive compensation for your injuries.  There are a few different scenarios where the other driver is automatically seen as "at fault" based upon the type of accident.  For Example, rear-end collisions and accidents involving a left turn are almost always a consideration. It is crucial that you call the police from the scene of the accident, and later obtain a copy of the official police report. You can also consult your state laws for supporting evidence of another driver’s negligence. Pay particular...

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