Two Chicago Police Officers Injured in Serious Car Crash

In 2013, there were 895 fatal car crashes across the state of Illinois, according to research by the Illinois Department of Transportation. These wrecks caused 954 fatalities, which is an increase from previous years. Police suggest that the proliferation of smartphones and other modern distractions have contributed to the increase in fatal accidents. While these figures…

Five-Car Crash in Illinois Critically Injures Man

Illinois sees its fair share of annual car crashes. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there are more than 1,000 fatal vehicle collisions across the state each year, and these cause more than 1,400 deaths. These car crashes can impact victims and their families for a lifetime. Besides the immediate emotional and physical damage,…

Police Officer Injured in Chicago Car Crash

There were 109 fatal accidents involving 161 vehicles in Chicago during the course of 2011, according to City Data. In total, 119 people died in these crashes, and many more were seriously injured. At the same time, there were fatal accidents that involved at least 50 pedestrians. It is clear, then, that road safety is…

Chinese Drywall Settlement Leaves Homeowners Woefully Unsettled

Chinese Drywall Class Action Lawsuit Sometimes, even if you win a class action lawsuit it can still feel like a loss. Around 80% of a $12M award has now been issued to 262 Virginian homeowners as a result of a class action lawsuit involving Chinese drywall that left many homeless, sick and broke. Other cases…

Worker Sues Sugar Company for $2.5 Million for Serious Burns

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that there were more than 4,000 construction site accidents in the United States during the last calendar year. This represents a slight drop compared to previous years, and authorities believe that tighter controls and safety measures are the main reasons behind the decline. Even so, construction site accidents…

2 Recent Illinois Car Crashes End in Tragedy

All car crashes are tragic, but those that take the lives of young teenagers are particularly devastating. The Department of Transport in Illinois reports an average of approximately 1,300 car crashes on state roads each year and more than 1,400 fatalities as a result. The vast majority of these fatalities are the drivers of the…

Crash Stats for Large Truck and Trailer Rigs on the Rise

Very few accidents involving large trucks and/or tractor-trailer rigs are described as ‘fender-benders’.  With an average 10,000 – 80,000 pounds of flexing roadway muscle in motion, serious injury is almost always a given, and sadly, fatalities are all-too-often the result. For three generations, the Chicago Injury Lawyers at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates have successfully represented…