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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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        Practice Tips: Cross Examination of a Safety Expert

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        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates’ trial attorney and Partner, Jay Luchsinger, submitted a cross examination for an article in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Journal.

        The cross examination Jay submitted was from a case involving a structural ironworker who fell while setting structural steel on a warehouse in Illinois. The plaintiff fell head first, approximately twelve feet after tripping on a shop-installed shear stud that protruded above the top flange of a steel beam on which he was working. Landing on a concrete wall on his neck, plaintiff suffered severe permanent injuries that made him a quadriplegic.

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        Determining Value in Personal Injury Cases

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        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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        The Famous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

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        Insurance companies attempting to deprive millions of justice in court rooms

        The McDonald’s coffee case is flaunted as the poster child for “frivolous lawsuits”. Insurance companies and corporations pushing tort reform commonly rally behind and argue the legal system is “out of control”. The insurance companies spend millions promoting misconceptions about tort cases to promote their agenda and continue increasing profits for their shareholders.

        The insurance argument: “How is this McDonald’s fault? She spilled it. Everyone knows coffee is hot.”

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        What Determines the Value of My Personal Injury Case?

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        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 determines the value of my personal injury case?

        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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        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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        Chinese Drywall Settlement Leaves Homeowners Woefully Unsettled

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        Chinese Drywall Class Action Lawsuit

        Sometimes, even if you win a class action lawsuit it can still feel like a loss.

        Around 80% of a $12M award has now been issued to 262 Virginian homeowners as a result of a class action lawsuit involving Chinese drywall that left many homeless, sick and broke. Other cases are still pending around the county.

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