How to reject a settlement offer

When involved in a personal injury case, the goal is to receive fair and reasonable compensation for your losses. Part of this process involves coming to a settlement agreement with the liable party or their insurance company. A settlement is a negotiated amount of money that both parties agree to in lieu of taking the…

What you need to know about “bump-and-run” car thefts

Car thieves are creative, unfortunately. One particular tactic, the “bump and run” car theft, is both effective for the car thief and terrifying for the victims. As a driver, it is important for you to know how this newer trend in car theft works and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim. What is…

How do workers unionize, and how do these organizations help workers?

Many of the most important worker protections in this country are due to labor unions, groups of two or more employees who work to advance common interests. Safer workplaces, child protections, and 8-hour days are all the result of hard-working unions. If your workplace does not currently have a union but is considering one, you…

How to use crash scene photos to strengthen your case

You may have grounds for a personal injury claim when you are injured in a car accident. If you were hurt in a car crash, the at-fault driver will likely be held liable for compensating you. However, the only way you can receive compensation is by proving your injuries and expenses with evidence. When filing…

Illinois attorney-client privilege: safeguarding confidentiality and legal protection

When you work with an attorney, your conversations will usually be protected under attorney-client privilege. This means you can tell your lawyer the complete and unfiltered truth about your situation without fear of betrayal or retribution. However, when you’re speaking with your attorney, others may attempt to listen in and violate that privilege. Let’s examine…

Your rights in a building collapse: Compensation, liability, and more

If you were injured in a building collapse, you may have grounds for legal action, but do you know your full rights? If you have any questions about your case, from compensation questions to liability, get the help you need to protect your rights and recover from your suffering. Common causes of building collapse When…

How might my loved one’s advanced age affect their eligibility for loss of earning capacity benefits?

When a loved one dies because someone else is careless with their safety, you face more than a difficult financial situation. You face damages, especially financial ones, that make your life more difficult. Worse, you may struggle to get the funds you are due if your loved one is at an advanced age. While older…

Can you work a second job while on workers’ comp?

When hard-working employees are injured on the job, they have the right to seek and collect workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits provide medical coverage and needed income for the injured worker and their households during the recovery period. Many of today’s workers hold second jobs and wonder if they still can still work at one…

How accident reconstruction can affect your car accident claim

Determining the cause of an accident is critical to identifying the at-fault party and holding them responsible for the damage they caused. Sometimes, the cause of an accident may not be immediately apparent, and other times the apparent cause turns out to be misleading. A Chicago car accident lawyer from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates has…

Alert: FDA issues eye drop recall due to bacterial contamination

Are you experiencing symptoms such as blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or redness or swelling of the eye? You may have been infected with Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), a bacteria recently found in bottles of artificial tears and lubricant eye drops. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of several eye products: EzriCare…