No Need to Reform Workers’ Compensation When Insurers Stack the Deck (and Profits)

When the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act was amended in 2011, workers’ rights were slashed, and doctors and hospitals were told to take a pay cut.  The only people who walked away happy were the insurance companies.  Five years later, Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking to further reduce workers’ rights and benefits. The Illinois Policy Institute,…

The Famous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

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…

How much is my workers’ compensation case worth?

Mark Weissburg, a partner and Chicago workers compensation lawyer at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: How much is my workers’ compensation case worth? The value of a workers’ compensation case depends on a lot of variables. One of the main ones that I see is medical treatment because…

Dashboard Cameras and Personal Injury Claims

As the Illinois General Assembly explains, accident victims have the right to pursue compensation from the negligent drivers who caused their injuries. However, claimants must tie their injuries to the accident and demonstrate liability. This may require eyewitness testimonies, police reports, doctors’ records, photographs and other evidence, which your accident attorney can aid in gathering. If…

Five Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

Chicago, IL, United States — Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the…

Common Truck Accident Injuries in Illinois

Due to their size and weight, trucks are involved in some of the most traumatic crashes in the United States. These collisions killed more than 4,000 people in 2013, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Most of these victims were occupants in passenger vehicles. If you were injured by a negligent truck driver…

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…