How Do Punitive Damages in Illinois Work?

If you or a loved one sustains an injury caused by the actions of another individual, company, or entity in Illinois, there are likely various types of compensation you may be awarded for your losses. When most people think of compensation in these cases, they think of economic damages such as payment for medical bills,…

Does Illinois Have Damage Caps on Personal Injury Cases?

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, company, or business in Illinois, you should be entitled to various types of compensation for your losses. There is no way to properly estimate the value of your personal injury claim without fully evaluating your situation,…

Do Insurance Companies Pay For Pain And Suffering?

If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, you should be entitled to various types of compensation. When most people think of compensation after a personal injury case, they think of coverage for their medical bills, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses….

Analysis: The Deadliest Vehicles in the United States

Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death in the United States. From 2016 – 2019 there was an average of over 100 fatalities every day according to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) data. We wanted to find out which vehicles are most often involved in fatal crashes, so with the help of…

What is Permanent Total Disability Benefits in Workers’ Comp?

No one should ever have to worry about sustaining a severe injury when they are on the job. However, work injuries are not uncommon in Illinois. When a worker sustains a significant injury, they should be entitled to receive some form of disability benefits through the Illinois workers’ compensation system. In some cases, this means…

What is Illinois Premises Liability Act?

Premises liability law revolves around holding property owners and operators accountable if their careless or negligent actions cause harm to those who have a right to be on the premises. As with any personal injury case in Illinois, a premises liability claim can become complicated. Any person injured due to the careless actions of a…

What Injuries are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation in Illinois?

Sustaining a workplace injury can be detrimental to a victim. Not only does a work injury victim have to deal with incoming medical expenses, but they may not be able to work and earn an income to support themselves or their family. There are various types of traumatic injuries and illnesses covered under the Illinois…

Can You Sue Your Doctor for a Misdiagnosis? Who Is Liable for a Wrong Diagnosis?

We rely on medical professionals to ensure we are healthy. Whether we need to seek emergency medical treatment or undergo routine medical care, the last thing that anyone expects is that they will be harmed due to a misdiagnosis. However, at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, our Chicago injury attorneys understand that a misdiagnosis can significantly…

Can Nursing Homes Overmedicate Residents?

We depend on nursing homes and nursing home staff to adequately care for our loved ones when we are no longer able to do so. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is not uncommon in Illinois. One form of nursing home abuse is the overmedication of residents. There are a variety of reasons that a nursing home…

How is Fault Determined in Parking Lot Accidents?

When most people think of car accidents, they think of incidents that occur on the roadways. However, it is important to remember that collisions can occur in parking lots as well. Parking lots are incredibly busy areas, and these areas can present significant dangers to those inside their vehicles as well as to pedestrians walking…