10 Questions To Ask Personal Injury Lawyer

Finding the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case can seem like a difficult task. If you or somebody you care about has been injured, you want to be sure that your case is handled appropriately and by an attorney with experience in the field. Additionally, you need to know that the attorney you…

Personal Injury Mediation in Illinois – FAQs

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury caused by the careless or wrongful actions of another individual, business, or entity, you likely have the right to recover compensation from the at-fault party. However, personal injury lawsuits can be complicated. In some cases, both sides will participate in a process called mediation in…

Steps to Take for a Successful Truck Accident Claim

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are often devastating for victims. These trucks are much larger and weigh much more than traditional passenger vehicles, and it is not uncommon for those involved to sustain catastrophic injuries or death in the event of a negligent truck driver causes a crash. According to data available from the Illinois…

How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in Illinois?

Being involved in a car accident can be a scary and confusing experience. These incidents typically happen with no warning, and the aftermath of a crash often leaves those involved wondering what steps to take. It is crucial that you report your vehicle accident to the appropriate authorities. This is not just a recommendation; this…

Common But Deadly Types of Truck Accidents

If you’ve ever driven beside a semi-truck, you already know the severe discrepancy in weight and size between trucks and passenger vehicles. Commercial trucks are large, imposing vehicles that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Their size often leads to devastating crashes and severe injuries for those involved.  Often, post-collision investigations reveal that commercial truck…

Does Uninsured Motorist Cover Hit & Run in Illinois?

Nobody wants to be involved in a vehicle accident when they get on the roadway each day, but the reality is that these incidents are not uncommon. Data available from the Illinois Department of Transportation shows us that there were more than 319,000 total vehicle crashes during the latest reporting year across this state. While…

Common Delayed Injuries After A Car Accident

Car accidents often result in significant injuries for victims. In many cases, these injuries are immediately apparent from the moment they occur at the car accident scene. However, it is not uncommon for car accident victims to not feel any pain at all right after an accident occurs, only to later discover that they have…

Are Liability Waivers Enforceable?

Waivers of liability are used frequently by businesses and property owners in an effort to avoid facing a lawsuit in the event somebody is injured on their property or while participating in their sponsored activities. However, we are often asked whether or not waivers of liability are enforceable in Illinois. If you or somebody you…

Understanding Distracted Driving Laws in Illinois

Distracted driving is dangerous driving. There is no other way to describe distracted driving behaviors. Anytime a person takes their focus off of the roadway, the chances of a severe accident occurring increase significantly. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, our car accident lawyers know that it is important to understand Illinois’ distracted driving laws. Far…

How Do Punitive Damages Work?

If you or a loved one sustains an injury caused by the actions of another individual, company, or entity in Illinois, there are likely various types of compensation you may be awarded for your losses. When most people think of compensation in these cases, they think of economic damages such as payment for medical bills,…