Understanding Illinois Distracted Driving Laws

Distracted driving is dangerous driving. There is no other way to describe distracted driving behaviors. Anytime a person takes their focus off of the roadway, the chances of a severe accident occurring increase significantly. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, our car accident lawyers know that it is important to understand Illinois’ distracted driving laws. Far…

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…

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…

[Study] Labor Day Traffic Accidents in Chicago

Chicago is a vibrant city offering many options for entertainment during the Labor Day weekend. For many, Labor Day marks the final days of sunshine and warm weather. As with many national holidays, Labor Day weekend leads to a surge in travel, leading to a spike in traffic accidents. It also ranks among the heaviest…

What Is The Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents In Illinois?

Car accidents can leave those involved in a stressful situation. In many cases, Illinois car accident victims are left dealing with injuries that require extensive medical care. Even those who are not injured in a car accident can be left with tremendous property damage expenses. Most car accident cases are resolved through settlements with insurance…

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles can be incredibly exhilarating vehicles to own and operate. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to sustaining severe injuries in the event an accident occurs. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 2,266 motorcyclists were injured, and 119 motorcyclists were killed in accidents during the latest reporting year across the state. A significant percentage…

5 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Car accidents happen unexpectedly, and they can lead to severe injuries for victims. An injury from a car accident could result in temporary or permanent disability as well as tremendous medical expenses. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another driver, there are steps you can take after…

What Are Signs Of A Brain Injury After A Serious Car Accident?

Brain injuries can be devastating for victims of car accidents. Unfortunately, they are also often hard to detect, and they have a wide range of symptoms. Brain injuries are not usually as visible as injuries like broken bones, lacerations, or bruises. There are varying levels of severity when it comes to brain injuries, and any…

What is a Staged Car Accident?

Vehicle accidents are common in Illinois. According to the latest year of data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, we know that there were 311,679 total accidents across the state. Out of those, there were: 66,889 total injury crashes 998 fatal crashes However, not all of these accidents were actual “accident.” Some car accidents in…

Illinois Window Tint Law

Every state has laws in place regarding how dark a vehicle’s window tint is allowed to be. These laws are all based on the percentage of darkness and the reflection your windows are allowed to have. Most vehicles on the roadway have some level of tint. However, for the sake of public safety, Illinois has…