Elements of a Motorcycle Accident and Injury Claim

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 4,502 motorcyclists died in 2010 alone. Motorcycles offer their riders almost no protection from reckless drivers. As a result, these tragic accidents often involve serious injuries and fatalities. Many of these crashes happen as a result of another driver’s negligence. This may be the case if…

If I’m Injured on the Job with No WC Insurance, do I have Rights?

Question: As a laborer, if I’m injured on the job and my employer doesn’t have worker’s compensation insurance, do I have any rights? Attorney, Marc Perper (As published in The Herald News, Ask an Attorney): Absolutely. Last July, legislators passed long-overdue, important changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.  For the first time, injured employees…

Illinois Bicycle Accidents: Who Is Responsible?

Who Is Responsible? Bicycles are a health-conscious way to travel – not to mention less expensive and more eco-friendly than motor vehicles. Still, cycling comes with certain risks, such as a potential accident with a motor vehicle. As the total number of cyclists has increased, unfortunately, so has the number of accidents and fatalities involving…

Cliff Horwitz Talks Patrick Kane on the Kap and Haugh Show

On Friday, August 7, 2015, Clifford Horwitz spoke on the Kap and Haugh Show (Comcast SportsNet), hosted by Chicago’s very own – Dave Kaplan and Dave Haugh. The talk was focused towards understanding the recent allegations of Chicago Blackhawk star, Patrick Kane, from a legal (civil law) perspective. Your browser does not support iframes. This…

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid After Automobile Accidents

As if the trauma of an accident is not enough, many accident victims have to deal with the complex legalities that often come after an automobile accident. Even when negligence seems clear, your actions during the days preceding an accident can have drastic effects. This is why it is important to consult with an Illinois…