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        Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

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        Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

        On October 26, 2017, nearly 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the 8th Annual Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Media. The by-invitation-only event at the Peninsula Chicago recognized the outstanding achievements of 30 professions from sides of the trial bar in civil litigation. Only three defense attorneys and two plaintiff’s attorneys in the entire state of Illinois were recognized for their individual body of work, among those individuals honored was Clifford W. Horwitz. In addition, superior outcomes and record verdicts achieved by individuals and teams of trial lawyers from both the plaintiff and defense bars were recognized.

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        Determining Value in Personal Injury Cases

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        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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        What’s the first thing I should do when I get hurt?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        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’s the first thing I should do when I get hurt?

        The first thing you should do is go to a doctor or the hospital. Immediately. Report it immediately AND be accurate in your reporting.

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

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        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 an individual or a corporation, but the case is really about his insurance policy and the insurance company… and the droves of attorneys for the insurance company who will fight not to compensate fairly and pay what’s due.

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        Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Illinois

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        Losing a loved one is a tragedy that no one should have to endure. When that loss is caused by the negligence of another, the aftermath can be even more traumatic. Although no amount of compensation can undo the emotional hardship, a Chicago wrongful death attorney may be able to help.

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        Why You Should Act Immediately to Stop Nursing Home Negligence

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        Families across the United States invest their trust in nursing homes. We expect that these facilities will provide a safe and healthy environment for our loved ones. Sadly, this is not always the case.

        Many nursing homes are understaffed; others employ caregivers who are not qualified. Both of these can lead to neglect or even physical abuse.

        At the first sign of negligence or abuse, you should make every effort to draw attention to the problem. There are no justifiable reasons for lack of care at a nursing home, and taking action can prevent others from suffering the same mistreatment.

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        Proving Liability in Illinois Personal Injury Cases

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        Each year, a significant number of people in the United States sustain serious injuries due to the negligence of others. There is no negligence without a “duty.” People or companies must owe you a duty in order for them to negligent and therefore liable. The law in Illinois determines who owes a duty to another, and in general – the duty owed is a duty of reasonable or ordinary care. In other words, the duty owed is not to be careless.

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        Depression After a Serious Injury

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        Depression often invades the life of someone who has been seriously injured, especially for those who face months or years of care to recover. Control over physical pain and function, their finances, their daily life and their future often seems to have disappeared.

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        How Do I Remove a Loved One from a Negligent or Abusive Nursing Home?

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        If your loved one is competent he/she may simply notify the Social Worker or Administrator that they would like assistance with finding another nursing home; or you may find one for them on their behalf. If you have Power of Attorney or are your loved ones legal guardian you may exercise their right on their behalf. If you feel your loved one has been abused or neglected feel free to contact one of our attorneys at (800)-985-1819.

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        Should Older Patients Without Cardiovascular Disease Take Statins?

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        Statins are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels. Increased cholesterol levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease and statins have been found to prevent cardiovascular disease in those who are at high risk. The use of statins in seniors has come under controversy recently. The question is whether or not older adults should take statins if they have elevated cholesterol but no evidence of heart disease.

        For further information on this topic and access to the full article and highlights from the AMDA study click here.