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        Work Injuries and Third Party Claims

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

        When can there be a third party claim in a construction case?

        Well, in a construction injury case under Illinois law, if you’re say working for subcontractor A you are not allowed to sue you’re employer if you get injured on the job.

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        Determining Value in Personal Injury Cases

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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:

        Does using an attorney bring any value to my case?

        From Clifford Horwitz:

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

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        My Employer Has Offered Me Light Duty, What Should I Do?

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        Mitchell W. Horwitz, a principal partner and head the workers compensation department at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, and Marc A. Perper, a partner and Chicago work comp lawyer answer a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        My employer has offered me light duty, what should I do?

        From Mitchell Horwitz:

        If you are unable to work they owe you two-thirds of your pay (disability pay) and then the employer – in order to stop the payment of disability pay – offers you light duty. It’s our recommendation, as a general rule, you attempt light duty and accept light duty.

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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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        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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        Tips for Driving in Heavy Traffic from a Chicago Accident Attorney

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        5 Tips for Driving in Heavy Traffic from a Chicago Accident Attorney

        Traffic is not only a frustration for people with busy schedules, but it is also a dangerous hazard for all road users. When traffic slows unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of rear-end accidents, and frayed tempers can lead to poor decisions.

        If you regularly find yourself in traffic as many of us do in Chicago, there are several tips that you can use to reduce the risk of a collision.

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        I was Injured on a City Road Two Years Ago

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        Question:

        About 2 years ago I was driving in E. St. Louis IL and I came to a four-way stop. I made the stop, then proceeded to make a left turn. During my turn, the road caved in an my whole vehicle fell through the road. The cause was a watermain break.

        At the time I was totally confused about what had happened and was a little sore but not injured and didn’t seek any care. Since this incident I have been having a lot of back trouble, just wondering if there was anything I could do for my back troubles with the city since it has been a couple years.

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        What is the Time Limit to File for an Injury in Illinois?

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        Question:

        How long does someone have in Illinois to file a personal injury suit after the incident occurs?

        I was injured due to an unsafe parking lot owned by a condo association. I reported the injury to the condo board president by phone and in writing and I also spoke to the association’s insurance agent. The board president and the insurance agent informed me that the board was not liable for anything. Is this true considering that the parking lot is common property and owned by the association?

        I sought medical treatment for my injury and have a detailed file of x-rays and treatments. I have ended my treatments for this injury because there is nothing further the doctor can do.

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        Play Yard may be Choking Hazard to Small Children

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        Question:

        Our son, Connor, likely ingested several long pieces of plastic from a play yard several months ago. He was given treatment at Children’s Memorial, and although the doctor found nothing in his airway/trachea, she averred the product represented a choking hazard.

        We have made a demand letter to the retailer, and several followup letters, to no avail. I gave them until 9/15 to respond – all I was demanding was out of pocket.

        I realize this may not be of much interest to you – our actual damages are less than $1000 – but I contact you for two reasons: are you interested in possible class action? And, in the event we go pro-se with this, do you have the name of the Illinois Registered Agent?

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        Year of Elder Abuse Prevention (YEAP)

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        Elder Abuse

        Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. Combating this requires efforts on state, local, and national levels. Abuse affects all seniors and spans every socio-economic class, culture, and ethnic background.