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Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys > Posts tagged "Mark Horwitz"

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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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 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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Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit after a Chicago Train Accident

Every year, more than 2,500 train accidents are reported, according to the statistics of the Department of Transportation & the Federal Railroad Administration. The accidents have devastating consequences and in many cases, even lead to death. Trains are big machines with a large mass. Whether it is a commuter train, passenger or freight train, light or heavy rail or rapid transit systems, stopping a train at a moment’s notice is almost impossible. This leads to the inevitable situation that train collisions often lead to catastrophic results without injury and death. Train Accident Claims When dangerous cargo is spilled, train accidents can also harm...

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Slip and Fall Snow and Ice Accident Attorney Chicago

What happens when gutters start leaking onto sidewalks, and snow gets piled across walkways? Answer: Somebody is going to slip and fall. Who is Liable in a Slip and Fall Case Caused by Snow and Ice? Property owners have a duty to clear snow when it falls and keep their property reasonably for the public or for renters. The question of what is reasonably safe is a question that will ultimately be decided by a jury if someone is injured. If you are a landowner, you should exercise reasonable care in the removal of snow and ice as it falls and clear...

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Injured in a Car Accident?

Car accidents happen at the most unexpected times and when they do, emotions are very high and injuries can be very severe. There are some important things that must be done at the scene of the accident or as soon as possible afterwards. If you haven’t ever been in an accident, print this up and keep it in your car. If you have just been in an accident, read this before you contact your Insurance Company. Do Not Leave the Scene of an Accident – Ever! Leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense. You could be charged with hit-and-run. Be...

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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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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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Chicago Personal Injury Lawsuit : A Case Study

TYPE OF LAWSUIT:  This case involved a semi trailer truck striking a pedestrian in a parking lot.   A lawsuit was filed against the trucking company for personal injury, past present and future loss of normal life, past present and future pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of wages as well as past, present, and future medical.  The plaintiff came to The Horwitz Law Group to file a lawsuit against the trucking company whose driver ran her over in a parking lot as she was standing in front of her semi trailer truck waiting for her co-driver to exit the cab of the semi. ...

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Chicago Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

Distracted driving is defined as doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving.  More than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that involve distracted drivers.  The main types of distraction are cognitive, manual, and visual.  A cognitive distraction is one that takes your mind off driving.  Manual distractions are ones where you take your hands off the wheel such as adjusting a radio, eating, and visual is when you take your eyes off the road. The most common types of distracted driving activities are using a cell phone or eating.  Using the navigation system in the vehicle can...

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