Types of Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are often devastating. Due to the large size and weight of these vehicles, they are strictly regulated. However, we know that accidents are common. According to the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,761 fatalities and approximately 148,000 injuries as a result of heavy truck crashes during…

Illinois Trucking Laws

The trucking industry is vital to the economy here in Illinois and throughout the US. All commercial trucks operate under either state or federal laws (and sometimes both). Because of the safety risks that larger trucks pose on the roadways, both the drivers and the trucks themselves face much more stringent requirements to be roadworthy….

Illinois Trailer Laws

Whether you are an individual needing to haul some heavy materials or a business that operates trucks, it is important to understand all laws pertaining to trailer use in Illinois. Some of the worst accidents that occur on our roadways happen due to drivers not complying with trailer laws. In Illinois, a trailer is defined…

Illinois Moped, Scooter and Electric Bicycle Laws

Mopeds and scooters are very popular in dense and congested urban areas like Chicago. Their light weight makes them easy to ride. That same quality greatly reduces fuel consumption, so scooters and mopeds are inexpensive to own. Their small size makes them easy to park, and their small engines make almost no noise. Since they…

What Determines the Value of My Personal Injury Case?

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.

I was Bitten by a Dog, Do I Have a Claim?

Michael A. Silverman, a partner and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: I was bitten by a dog, do I have a claim? You can have a claim if you are bitten by a dog.

What Should I Expect from My Attorney?

Jay R. Luchsinger, a partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: What should I expect from my attorney? Well, you should expect someone who works for you.

What Juries Do Not Know – The Truth About Insurance and Trial Lawyers

  What Juries Do Not Know 99% of trials in personal injury cases are about insurance.  What juries do not know, is that the true battle is between the injured individual and the insurance carrier who represents an individual or corporation who is being sued.  The jury is led to believe that the Defendant is…

How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Question: How much is my personal injury case worth?

My Brother Died When Served More Alcohol

  Question: My brother was drinking and got drunk at his motel. Left there drunk and went to a bar where they served him for a few more hours, knowing he was already drunk. My brother left there, wrecked his car and was killed. I’m mad at the bar owners that would keep serving him,…