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Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys > Posts tagged "car accidents"

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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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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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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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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Injured in a Chicago Construction Zone?

Coping with the inconvenience of year-round road construction has developed into a way of life in the Chicagoland area. This doesn't mean that you in addition to the annoyance of the construction.. that you should have to cope with hazardous road conditions in & around the area of the construction zone. There are particular requirements set up regarding how a building site should be set up. Motorcycle riders who have been wounded in road construction zones should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group can take the time...

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Slip and Fall Accidents

The time of year is now when most slip and fall injuries occur. Despite what most people think, thousands of people are severely injured or killed each year in slip and fall situations. Most people don’t even think to contact a lawyer when the accident happens, because some injuries don’t even present themselves until hours after the fall. Types of Slip and Fall Accidents There are many different types of incidents in which slip and fall accident occur. Some situations have a tendency to happen more often than others. Here are a few examples to watch out for: In Icy conditions Crowed public places At...

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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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Spring is on it’s way, is your family ready for the outdoors?

We know it doesn't feel like it, but Spring is just around the corner.  Many people love the outdoors, and choose bicycle riding as their number one form of transportation. In fact, the number of people who ride their bike to work has increase more than 150 percent since 2000.  One third of biking accidents happen when a car collides with a bike.  Head injuries make up about 15 percent of injuries in accidents.  Although laws have been enacted and bike lanes are now in streets, drivers’ negligence and inattentiveness collisions still occur.  The a few of the most common collisions...

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Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents are happening far too often today. Driver error is the most common cause of trucking accidents. The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that 87% of the most critical reasons for accidents with trucks were due to the driver. Truck Related Accidents Trucking accidenst are normally more dangerous than a typical automobile accident due to the vehicle weight and it’s cargo. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s 2011 Crash Data report, there were over 10,000 truck-tractors with semi-trailer accidents alone. There are many different consumer friendly laws apply that apply to truck accidents. The trucking company...

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