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The Famous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

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Insurance companies attempting to deprive millions of justice in court rooms

The McDonald’s coffee case is flaunted as the poster child for “frivolous lawsuits”. Insurance companies and corporations pushing tort reform commonly rally behind and argue the legal system is “out of control”. The insurance companies spend millions promoting misconceptions about tort cases to promote their agenda and continue increasing profits for their shareholders.

The insurance argument: “How is this McDonald’s fault? She spilled it. Everyone knows coffee is hot.”

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What Determines the Value of My Personal Injury Case?

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Clifford W. Horwitz, a principal partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

What determines the value of my personal injury case?

You have to use an attorney unless it’s a small claims case.

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I was Bitten by a Dog, Do I Have a Claim?

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Michael A. Silverman, a partner and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

I was bitten by a dog, do I have a claim?

You can have a claim if you are bitten by a dog.

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I was injured on the job and my disability payments have suddenly stopped without notice, what can I do?

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Tyler D. Berberich, an Illinois workers’ compensation attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

I was injured on the job and my disability payments have suddenly stopped without notice, what can I do?

It depends on why your disability payments were stopped.

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I’m not happy with the insurance company’s offer to settle my case, what are the next steps?

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Thomas A. Kelliher, an associate and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

I’m not happy with the insurance company’s offer to settle my case, what are the next steps? Can the insurance adjuster limit the medical treatment I receive?

Those two questions are very similar because, unfortunately, before you get involved in litigation the insurance company has a lot of power.

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What type of medical benefits am I entitled to after I’m injured?

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Marc A. Perper, a principal partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

What type of medical benefits am I entitled to after I’m injured?

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law entitles you to emergency treatment, plus treatment from the first two medical providers of your choice.

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I was hit by a semi-truck, who’s responsible?

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Michael T. Wierzbicki, Jr., a partner and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

I was hit by a semi-truck, who’s responsible? Is it the employer or the employee?

So trucking across the country is governed by federal regulation and that applies to determine whether the employer, the employee , or who was responsible in a trucking accident.

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How much is my workers’ compensation case worth?

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Mark Weissburg, a partner and Chicago workers compensation lawyer at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

How much is my workers’ compensation case worth?

The value of a workers’ compensation case depends on a lot of variables.

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What Should I Expect from My Attorney?

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Jay R. Luchsinger, a partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

What should I expect from my attorney?

Well, you should expect someone who works for you.

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How Do I Know if the Insurance Company’s Offer is Fair?

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Wayne L. Newman, a partner and workers’ compensation attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

The insurance company is offering to settle my case, but I’m not sure if their offer is fair? How do I know?

You don’t know, and that’s the problem.

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