Ways to Protect Yourself Against Spreading Coronavirus

There is no denying that the Wuhan coronavirus has become a major global threat. The illnesses, which seems to have spread from humans to animals in Wuhan, China, is now rapidly spreading around the globe via person-to-person exposure. The death toll is steadily increasing, and it is becoming more clear just how easily this virus…

Illinois Legal Cannabis Rules & Regulations for 2020

As of January 1, 2020, recreational marijuana has been legal in Illinois. You have likely seen the news stories of millions of dollars in sales of marijuana since the new year began. Illinois became the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use. However, it is important that you understand the changes to…

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 Scooter, Moped, 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 are My Rights When Dealing with Debt Collectors?

If you fall behind on loan or mortgage payments, your creditors may assign a debt collector to contact you. This may be an uncomfortable situation, and you should know that you do have the right to be treated fairly. The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Illinois Collection Agency Act and the Illinois Consumer…