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        Is There Anything I Should Do to Help My Injury Case?

        150 150 Michael Wierzbicki
        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        Michael T. Wierzbicki, a partner and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        Is there anything I should do to help my case?

        There’s a couple things you should to help your case right at the start.

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        Determining Liability in Car Crashes

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        A serious car accident can leave you with debilitating injuries, and if you intend to file a claim for damages from the negligent driver or from an insurance company, you may encounter the complicated process of proving fault or liability. In most cases, you will need to establish negligence in order to file a successful claim.

        This article will explain a few factors that the courts may consider when determining who is at fault:

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        Chicago Injury Lawyer News: Speeding Sports Car Causes Major Accident

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Speeding Causes Accidents

        Speeding is a very dangerous form of reckless behavior, but it is often overshadowed by drunk and distracted driving. It’s important to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding to try to decrease the number of preventable car wrecks that occur each year on U.S. roadways.

        According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 9,900 people died in 2011 in speeding-related auto wrecks. That represents 31 percent of all car accident deaths that year.

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        Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe in the Winter

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Tip 1

        Dress Your Kids in Layers

        For the kiddos, our first tip is to dress them in layers. It’s easy to remove layers, but it’s not easy to add them (especially if you forgot them at home). For smaller children and babies, a rule of thumb is to add an extra layer of clothing than a regular adult would wear to keep warm. The base layer should be a material that can wick away moisture such as sweat. A good base layer material could be synthetic materials, wool, silk, or cotton. Synthetic materials like polyester and microfiber-based fabrics do not absorb moisture; rather they transfer it to the outer layers. Wool is great at wicking away moisture, but it can be uncomfortable depending on how it’s made. Silk is probably the most comfortable, but it is the weakest and hardest to take care of. Finally, cotton is the cheapest and quite comfortable; but, it absorbs moisture easily making it slow to dry in colder conditions. The middle layers provide additional insulation. Multiple thin middle layers will allow for an easy adjustment of temperature. Wool, Fleece, Down, and Cotton are acceptable choices for the middle layers. The outermost layer, known as the shell layer, should let moisture through from the inside to the outside but not the other way around. Raincoats, hard shells like waterproof breathable materials, and soft shells like water resistant materials are all acceptable shell layers. Which one you choose, is dependent on the type of weather expected.

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        Ensuring Equal Employment Opportunities in Federal Contracting

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        On this day, September 24th 1965 the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) was established by Executive Order 11246, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. OFCCP holds federal contractors to a higher obligation for affirmative action. E.O. 11246 prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors and federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors from employment decisions that discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion or national origin.

        Official Website of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

        Stand Your Ground: Legal Controversy Has Everyone Talking

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Will there be an arrest after Florida boy, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed while walking home by an allegedly paranoid neighborhood watch volunteer?

        Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law allows for someone to shoot and kill if they feel threatened. In light of the shift in the law, it’s not surprising that since the law went into effect, reports of justifiable homicides have tripled, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Is Florida to blame for this boy’s untimely death? It’s unfortunate that the police only get to hear one side of the story.

        We want to know your thoughts on this case.