How to know if you have a strong personal injury claim

If you were injured due to someone else’s reckless actions, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. But you’ll only be successful if your claim contains the following elements: liability, damages, and collectibility. We’ll discuss each of these elements and why they’re necessary to make a strong personal injury case….

Paraplegia vs. quadriplegia: injury claims and compensation

Spinal cord injuries occur in a matter of seconds, but the damage they inflict can last a lifetime. Paralysis is one of the most serious complications of spinal cord injury, and whether it’s limited to the legs (paraplegia) or arms and legs (quadriplegia), these injuries are extremely costly to treat. The good news is, you…

Look out for these unsafe working conditions (and what to do if you see one at work)

Being injured while trying to support your family is the last thing that you expect to happen in the workplace. If you were injured due to a health or safety hazard on the job, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, their associated costs, and the impact on your earning ability.  Keep reading…

5 Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you were injured on the job, our attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates are available to review your case. In the following article, we’ll explore five different types of workers’ compensation benefits you could be entitled to following your injury and how a local Chicago workers’ compensation attorney can help. If you have more…

Tips to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse In a Nursing Home

Elder financial abuse happens when the resources of an elder or disabled person are compromised.  As we’ll explore, this often happens in nursing homes or assisted care facilities, but it can also happen as a result of in-home care or even outright theft. If you or a loved one has been a victim of elder…

Here’s What Happens if You Crash a Financed Car

Even when car accidents don’t result in injuries, they can still turn out to be extremely expensive. But what about when you still owed money on your car before the accident?  If you financed your car, that essentially means that you don’t fully own your car. There are a few scenarios that warrant different outcomes….

Surveillance in Personal Injury Cases: What Insurance Companies Can and Cannot Use

To help reduce the amount paid out to you, insurance companies are known to hire private investigators and other surveillance experts to watch you after the accident. Their goal is to find you doing activities that diminish the severity of your injury. An attorney helps to even the playing field against the insurance company. However,…

Importance of Witnesses in a Car Accident Claim

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury in a vehicle accident caused by another driver in Illinois, you should be able to recover compensation for your injuries and property damage expenses. However, securing compensation depends on establishing liability. Often, these claims hinge on testimony provided by eyewitnesses to the crash. Here, we…

What to do if You Are Hit by an Unlicensed Driver?

Everyone knows that you have to have a driver’s license to operate a vehicle legally on the roadways in Chicago and throughout Illinois. However, what happens if you are injured or sustain property damage in a vehicle accident caused by an unlicensed driver? Here, we will examine the insurance claims process involved in accidents caused…

Chicago’s Most Dangerous Intersections

Accidents are not uncommon throughout the Chicago area, particularly at intersections. However, do you know which intersections in the Windy City are the most dangerous for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians? Here, we want to review some of Chicago’s most dangerous intersections so you can take steps to remain safe when you are around these areas….