Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”

  Horwitz Horwitz & Associates ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms” Chicago, IL, United States, November 18, 2019 – Horwitz Horwitz & Associates has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the tenth consecutive year, announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings…

Halloween Safety Tips

Summer has turned to Fall. While that means relaxation from the heat, it also means that Halloween is fast approaching. If you have children who love to trick or treat, now is the time to start thinking about safety. Halloween safety begins early in the month and continues on through the candy gathering fun. Below,…

Pedestrian Safety for Kids

Our kids are going to be in and around the roadways. Whether they are walking to school, to a friend’s house, or to the library, you want to make sure they are safe. As adults, we have learned the basics of pedestrian safety, but the roadways are filled with distractions for children. By teaching them…

Illinois Pool Laws

If you have a swimming pool in Illinois, you need to understand the laws regarding keeping it safe. You have a legal responsibility for keeping all areas of your property safe, regardless of whether you are a business owner or you own a private residence. Illinois Premises Liability Laws The main laws that regulate pools…

Back to School Safety Tips

School is back! Okay, that can be taken as either a statement of relief or panic, depending on your situation. Yes, the kids are back in school and once again out of your hair for much of the day. However, as parents, we now have a whole new round of safety concerns to deal with….

Labor Day Safety Tips

The end of the summer is either celebrated (mostly by parents) or lamented (mostly by their kids). Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer for most people and is typically marked by some sort of celebration. A typical Labor Day event maybe a backyard barbecue, picnics at the park, or having some fun on…

Illinois Crosswalk Laws

Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries and fatalities. Most jurisdictions take steps necessary to keep pedestrians safe such as installing lights and crosswalks. Unfortunately, these protections do not always work. All too often, careless or negligent drivers cause harm to pedestrians. During the latest reporting year in Illinois, there were 4,940 pedestrian crashes. Out of…

What is a Demand Letter?

A demand letter is an important part of the personal injury settlement process. The purpose of a demand letter, often sent to the insurance company or other parties involved, is to “demand” appropriate compensation for any injuries. Some of the common types of personal injury cases these letters are used for include: Motor vehicle accidents…

Illinois Motorcycle Helmet Laws

New Hampshire, Iowa, and Illinois are the only three states in the country with no motorcycle helmet requirement. Nineteen states, and the District of Columbia, have universal helmet laws which apply to all riders. The other twenty-eight states have limited helmet laws that apply only to some riders, mostly those under eighteen. In support of…

7 Reasons to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet

There are some reasons not to wear a motorcycle helmet. Helmets are cumbersome and uncomfortable. Furthermore, they eliminate the feel of the open road. Additionally, a 1986 study claimed that added helmet weight increases the chances of neck and spine injuries. But most scientists question Jonathan Goldsein’s conclusions. On the other end of the spectrum,…