Illinois Swimming 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…

Common Parking Lot Injuries

Whenever you go somewhere, the first and last place you usually see at that location is the parking lot. Parking lots are one of the most commonly visited places for everyone, even though we rarely think about them. For every one visit you make to a store or other property, that is two visits to…

Determining Value in Personal Injury Cases

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.

What Should I Expect from My Attorney?

Jay R. Luchsinger, a partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: What should I expect from my attorney? Well, you should expect someone who works for you.

What Juries Do Not Know – The Truth About Insurance and Trial Lawyers

  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…

The Season of Slip and Fall Injuries

A winter wonderland can quickly produce conditions that result in slip and fall accidents. Injuries, from falling on wet floors from snow tracked in by customers of retail stores skyrocket. But you’ll be surprised to learn how limited the liability is for store owners when falls on ice and water occur on their property. While…

How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Question: How much is my personal injury case worth?

I was Shopping at a Chicago Store when a Very Large, Heavy Book End/Door Stop Fell on My Baby Toe

  Question: On June 3, I was shopping at a Chicago store when a very large, heavy book end/door stop fell on my baby toe. The display shelf was loaded with them items, and the ones at the front of the shelf were protruding over the edge. I was not carrying any bags, just a…

My Daughter Was Bitten by a Dog. What Should I Expect in a Settlement?

  Question: My daughter was bitten by a dog. We are waiting for a settlement. So far the medical expenses have been $1300.00. A future plastic surgery will cost $5000.00. This will require two surgeries. What should I expect in a settlement? They say it will be in one lump sum. Isn’t the norm to…

Is it too Late to File Suit for a Dog Bite Injury 16 Years Old?

  Question: My daughter was bitten in the face by a dog when she was 5. The owners of the dog were renting their home at the time and didn’t have insurance. Our attorney at the time said we should wait until our daughter was old enough to file her own lawsuit. She will turn…