How to Prove Fault for a Wrongful Death Claim

Anytime a person loses their life due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity in Illinois, the family members and estate of the deceased should be able to recover compensation. However, these cases can become challenging, particularly when it comes to proving liability. Here, we want to discuss how to…

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Illinois

Family members who have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of somebody else should be able to secure compensation for their loss. The Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates are dedicated to helping family members get through this difficult period. Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Illinois Understanding wrongful…

Union Membership and Fatal Work Injury

Union membership has historically had a positive impact on wages, benefits, and general job security, regardless of industry. But how does it impact workplace safety? By using data gathered from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, we were able to shed some light on the relationship between unionization, right to work laws, and fatal…

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Illinois

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.

My Brother Died When Served More Alcohol

  Question: My brother was drinking and got drunk at his motel. Left there drunk and went to a bar where they served him for a few more hours, knowing he was already drunk. My brother left there, wrecked his car and was killed. I’m mad at the bar owners that would keep serving him,…

Can a Youth Group Home be Held Liable for My Brother’s Death?

  Question: My 14-year-old brother was killed on 2-27-03 while being a resident at a Youth group home. It was a day when it was snowing and the neighbor of the group home had his truck trying to remove snow from his driveway and the Group home’s driveway. My brother and several other boys were…

The Insurance Company Wants to Settle My Husband’s Death on the Job

  Question: My husband was murdered on the job a few years ago, and our 4 children and myself have been receiving Workers Comp benefits since that time. The insurance company sent a letter asking if we would like to settle, and it is something that I have been considering. I have never been given…

My Father was a Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

  Question: My father was a police officer. He lost his left arm in an auto accident before he became a police officer. He was killed on duty while taking taking a drunk man to jail after a domestic dispute. There was no divider between the front and back seat of his patrol car. The…

My Brother was Killed While Working in a Coal Mine

  Question: My brother was killed in a coal mine. The machine he was running proved to be faulty. The company that makes the machine and the company that was allowing the employees to use the machine both knew about this danger. My brother’s wife has filed a suit against these companies. My siblings and…

Crash Stats for Large Truck and Trailer Rigs on the Rise

Very few accidents involving large trucks and/or tractor-trailer rigs are described as ‘fender-benders’.  With an average of 10,000 – 80,000 pounds of flexing roadway muscle in motion, serious injury is almost always a given, and sadly, fatalities are all-too-often the result.