Illinois Motorized Bicycle Laws

Once you have purchased a motorized bicycle, determining what comes next can be tricky. Do you need a helmet? Are you required to have a license? Read on for a quick guide from our Chicago bike accident lawyer about motorized bicycle laws in Illinois. What Is a Motorized Bicycle? A motorized bicycle is a bicycle…

St. Patrick’s Day Safety

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and Chicago is one of the best cities in the country to celebrate the holiday. Despite all the fun events like the dying of the Chicago River, the annual parade, and the traditional consumption of green beer, there are many opportunities to risk injury on this holiday. Are you…

Illinois Car Accident Laws

Every state has different laws that may come into play in a car accident case. Illinois drivers should know what to expect after a car accident concerning insurance claims, grounds for lawsuits against negligent drivers, and how to prove fault for an accident. Who Is at Fault? Illinois uses a fault system for handling car…

Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Proudly Announces Tyler Berberich as Partner

Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is pleased to announce the naming of Tyler Berberich as its newest Partner. Tyler has been an associate with the firm since October 2010, focusing his practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation. He has successfully argued cases before the Illinois Appellate Court and consistently receives favorable decisions for his clients at…

Is Illinois A No-Fault State?

Some states follow no-fault rules for car accidents, meaning a driver who sustains injuries and property damage in a car accident would file a claim against his or her own auto insurance policy regardless of who caused the accident. Drivers in this situation would only have the option of pursuing additional legal action beyond a…

Illinois Car Inspection Laws

Every state has unique laws pertaining to vehicle maintenance and inspections, and our Chicago car accident lawyers want all Illinois drivers to ensure they follow their counties’ inspection requirements. Failing to conduct vehicle inspections as required by law could lead to traffic tickets, fines, and possibly harsher penalties. Illinois requires emissions inspections for certain vehicles,…

Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

Chicago, IL, United States, September 12, 2018 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Horwitz Horwitz & Associates has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in 2 practice areas. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive…

Should I Allow My Employer to Speak to My Doctor If I’m Not There?

What occurs is that they will try to speak to the doctor when your not there, they will try to get the doctor to agree to things that is not in your best interest. And so, things will happen outside your presence and it could drive a wedge between you and your doctor. They really…

Should I Sign Medical Release the Work Comp Insurance Company Gave Me?

It is our recommendation that you should not sign any papers that an insurance company gives you without consulting an attorney. After you are hurt at work, the insurance company will supply you with a release so that they can speak to any doctor you’ve ever seen – from birth until now – any hospital,…

How Much Time Do I Have to Report My Work Injury?

The law in Illinois is a 45 day reporting period. You have to report within 45 days. However, many employers – if you don’t report it that day or by the next day – they often will challenge whether or not it occurred at work. In many cases, even if you report it on the…