Common Brain Injuries from Automobile Accidents

Many people underestimate the force of a car accident until they experience one firsthand. In addition to the property damage, an unexpected jolt to the neck or blow to the head can cause lifelong disabilities or worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car crashes are responsible for more than 14 percent…

Strict Limits on Attorney Fees, Now Overturned, Stand Out Among States

Marc A. Perper, a partner and Chicago workers’ compensation attorney at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, was asked to explain the difference between the statutory fee structure in Illinois and the statutory fee structure in Florida following a Florida Supreme Court decision. The Florida Supreme Court recently declared that the statutory caps on claimants’ attorney fees in…

North American Brain Injury Society Presentation

On May 24, 2016, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “In the News” section featured Michael D. Carter, Jr. and David J. Starshak, two attorneys from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates for their presentation – Trial Psychology: The Importance of Understanding Embedded Suggestions. Michael and David presented before the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) at it’s…

Chicago Injury Attorney, Thomas A. Kelliher, Argues Before the Illinois Supreme Court

On May 11, 2016, Thomas A. Kelliher, an injury attorney from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates argued on behalf of plaintiff appellant, Ronald Bayer, before the Illinois Supreme Court. The case, Ronald Bayer v. Panduit Corporation brought an issue before the Illinois Supreme Court: whether the 3rd party defendant in the matter, Area Erectors, owes an…

Mitchell W. Horwitz Presents at the Illinois State Apprenticeship Conference

The Illinois State Apprenticeship Conference wrapped up last week. In attendance were numerous union locals and their members. Mitchell W. Horwitz was asked to speak at the conference on the topic of workplace injuries due to his extensive knowledge on injured workers’ rights and Illinois workers’ compensation laws. Unfortunately, the trades account for a large percentage of work-related injuries…

105 Years of Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

105 Years of Workers’ Compensation By Marc A. Perper The year 2016 marks the 105th anniversary of the enactment of the first Workers’ Compensation law in the United States. Wisconsin passed the first work comp legislation, followed by Illinois the same year. A centennial commission was established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of work comp in…

The Horwitz Brothers – They’re Far Smarter Than the Average Bear – and Lawyer

LeadingLawyers Magazine recently published their Consumer Edition for 2016, featuring an article on Clifford and Mitchell Horwitz! The article titled, “The Horwitz Brothers – They’re Far Smarter Than the Average Bear – and Lawyer” takes a look into the development of not only the brothers’ unique focuses in injury and workers’ compensation law, but also…

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 an individual…

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. According to Academia.edu, car…

Slip and Fall Accidents – Collecting Evidence

Slips and falls can cause broken bones, head injuries and even paralysis. Victims often cannot return to work, and the medical bills alone are enough to fall into debt. If you trip on another person’s property because of a hazard and hurt yourself – especially if the owner knew about the hazard – then you…