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        Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

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        Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

        On October 26, 2017, nearly 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the 8th Annual Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Media. The by-invitation-only event at the Peninsula Chicago recognized the outstanding achievements of 30 professions from sides of the trial bar in civil litigation. Only three defense attorneys and two plaintiff’s attorneys in the entire state of Illinois were recognized for their individual body of work, among those individuals honored was Clifford W. Horwitz. In addition, superior outcomes and record verdicts achieved by individuals and teams of trial lawyers from both the plaintiff and defense bars were recognized.

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        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

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        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

        Chicago, IL, United States, November 1, 2017 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in 2 practice areas.

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        Practice Tips: Cross Examination of a Safety Expert

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        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates’ trial attorney and Partner, Jay Luchsinger, submitted a cross examination for an article in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Journal.

        The cross examination Jay submitted was from a case involving a structural ironworker who fell while setting structural steel on a warehouse in Illinois. The plaintiff fell head first, approximately twelve feet after tripping on a shop-installed shear stud that protruded above the top flange of a steel beam on which he was working. Landing on a concrete wall on his neck, plaintiff suffered severe permanent injuries that made him a quadriplegic.

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        National Association of Distinguished Council Selects Two Attorneys at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates

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        We are proud to congratulate both Clifford Horwitz and Michael Wierzbicki on their selection to the Nation’s Top One Percent, a list comprised by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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        Do I need to report my work injury?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        Mitchell W. Horwitz, a principal partner and head of the workers’ compensation department at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        Should I report my injury at work to my employer?

        Yes, you should report it.

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        The Famous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

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        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 their agenda and continue increasing profits for their shareholders.

        The insurance argument: “How is this McDonald’s fault? She spilled it. Everyone knows coffee is hot.”

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        I was Bitten by a Dog, Do I Have a Claim?

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        Michael A. Silverman, a partner and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        I was bitten by a dog, do I have a claim?

        You can have a claim if you are bitten by a dog.

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        What Should I Expect from My Attorney?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        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.

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        How Do I Know if the Insurance Company’s Offer is Fair?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        Wayne L. Newman, a partner and workers’ compensation attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        The insurance company is offering to settle my case, but I’m not sure if their offer is fair? How do I know?

        You don’t know, and that’s the problem.

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        Should I sign the papers my insurance company asks me to sign after I am injured?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        Mitchell Horwitz, a principal partner and head of the workers’ compensation department at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        Should I sign the papers the insurance company asks me to sign after I am injured?

        It is our recommendation that you should not sign any papers that an insurance gives you without consulting an attorney.

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