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,…

Analysis: The Deadliest Cars in the United States

Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death in the United States. From 2016 – 2019 there was an average of over 100 fatalities every day according to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) data. We wanted to find out which vehicles are most often involved in fatal crashes, so with the help of…

What is Illinois Premises Liability Act?

Premises liability law revolves around holding property owners and operators accountable if their careless or negligent actions cause harm to those who have a right to be on the premises. As with any personal injury case in Illinois, a premises liability claim can become complicated. Any person injured due to the careless actions of a…

[Study] Labor Day Traffic Accidents in Chicago

Chicago is a vibrant city offering many options for entertainment during the Labor Day weekend. For many, Labor Day marks the final days of sunshine and warm weather. As with many national holidays, Labor Day weekend leads to a surge in travel, leading to a spike in traffic accidents. It also ranks among the heaviest…

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles can be incredibly exhilarating vehicles to own and operate. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to sustaining severe injuries in the event an accident occurs. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 2,266 motorcyclists were injured, and 119 motorcyclists were killed in accidents during the latest reporting year across the state. A significant percentage…

Bike Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents in Chicago

If you or somebody you love enjoys riding a bicycle, whether for recreational purposes or as a method of transportation to get from place to place, then you know safety is paramount. Bicyclists are incredibly vulnerable to severe injuries in the event an accident occurs. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were more…

Illinois Dog Bite Laws

Dog bite incidents can result in severe injuries for victims. Most people never think about the possibility of sustaining a dog bite injury until an incident actually occurs. Unfortunately, dog bites are more common than most people realize. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we are here to help when you need a dog bite attorney…