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        Injuries to Children and Minors

        The Insurance Company is Denying What is on a Police Report

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My son and daughter were in a car accident. They were driving straight down a road when a truck taking a left turned out in front of them and my son swerved to avoid hitting the truck head on.

        The other driver was given a ticket for failure to yield to oncoming traffic and the police officer indicated by checking a box that the other driver was inattentive, and now the other driver’s insurance company is denying our claim.

        When a failure to yield right of way ticket is given, isn’t this a strong indication that the person who failed to yield caused the accident?

        I can’t believe that the other guy’s insurance adjuster agreed with me that if her insured hadn’t turned out in front of my son there wouldn’t of been an accident, so how can she deny our claim?

        I am thinking about suing the man who hit my son.

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        My 10-Yr Old Son was Hit by a Car and They Say it was His Fault

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My son was hit by a car, and the man’s insurance company that hit my son told me that my son would not be compensated for his injury and they would not pay for medical bills from this accident, because my son being 10 years old knew better than to be running out in the streets.

        My son never said that he was running, he was crossing the street.

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        My 5-Year Old was Hit by a Car. Can I Sue for Medical Bills?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My 3-year-old had just crossed the street as I had told them to do, to come home from a friend’s house, and my 5-year-old was coming across the street as I was watching her. No one saw the car coming from the other end of the street. This is a dead end street, and there are kids all over the place.

        The car struck my daughter, and she landed onto the side of the car, and her bike flew under the car. She landed on her face, and then started to crawl to me. I stopped her and made her lay still until the ambulance could come.

        She went to the hospital, where she had many bruises and bumps, and had cut the inside of her lip very bad and it was swollen. She has to wear a soft cast on her neck, because she has fractured her neck. She was prescribed medicine for her pain. She will be out of school and daycare for at least 10 days, and i will not be able to go to work.

        I have no idea how to handle this. The lady that hit her lives just a couple of houses down, and knows that there are kids playing in this area all the time. She even stated that her boyfriend or some man had told her just as she was leaving that there were kids playing in the road. They were not my kids, but someone else’s, but still, she should have been a little more attentive.

        She never even showed a little bit of sorrow or empathy, to even ask if she could pay the doctor’s bills, or if the baby was okay.

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        The Cab Driver Who Hit My Husband had 11 Previous Moving Violations

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My husband was hit by a cab driver in a crosswalk at a shopping center after the cab ran a stop sign. He was cited with a moving violation and having unrestrained children in the car. The driver has 11 moving violations and is employeed by a private taxi company in the western suburbs. Due to the accident, my husband had surgery and will always have pain in his shoulder. What type of claim do we have?

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        Taking the Necessary Precautions Following an Injury

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        A Brief Insight into Handling Personal Injury Claims

        If you have been injured due to the negligent or ‘careless’ behavior of another person, then you may be able to recover compensation in a civil lawsuit. The at-fault party may be liable for lost wages, medical expenses and/or pain and suffering.

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        7 Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Nobody wants to accept liability when people slip, fall and injure themselves, but if the accident was the result of another person’s negligence, then victims may be entitled to compensation. Falls are the main cause of injury-related hospitalizations, and many people – especially the elderly – suffer significant injuries including death because of these accidents.

        According to Brain and Spinal Cord, slip and fall accidents account for 21 percent of all spinal injuries. They are also the second leading cause of paralysis.

        Read on to learn about 7 types of slip and fall accidents:

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        How Long is My Case Going to Take?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        When someone has suffered a serious personal injury, their lives and that of their entire family are affected. In addition to the difficulties often associated with recovery from the injury itself, normal work and family routines are often interrupted adding to the burden.

        You want and need answers as medical bills and lost wages mount.

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        Depression After a Serious Injury

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Depression often invades the life of someone who has been seriously injured, especially for those who face months or years of care to recover. Control over physical pain and function, their finances, their daily life and their future often seems to have disappeared.

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        Injury Lawyer News: Reckless Lane Change and Truck Accident Cause Separate Fatal Crashes

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        Chicago Car Accidents

        Reckless lane changes are far too common on highways in the United States. We’ve all seen it happen: A driver realizes he or she is about to miss an exit and swerves across multiple lanes to reach it in time. There are many stretches of highway where a missed exit means a 10- to 20-minute detour, but that doesn’t justify reckless driving.

        According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 4 percent of all car accidents involve an unsafe lane change or merge. That may not seem like much, but that means there were approximately 224,600 reckless lane-change accidents in 2013. These types of crashes are more likely to involve a motorcycle because the negligent driver often fails to check their blind spots.

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        Personal Injury Lawyer News in Chicago: Widower Files Lawsuit After Accident and More

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        Illinois Wrongful Death Accidents

        Fatal Bicycle Accident

        Last month, Su Ai Xie was riding her bike when a commercial van swerved and struck her. She fell to the ground and suffered fatal injuries, dying only a few minutes after the collision. Onlookers managed to record the van’s license plate number as the driver sped away.

        Police spent two hours tracking down the van and discovered it was registered to Brookwood Builders Inc. An employee named Gabriel Herrera was on a work errand and driving to a building-supply store when accident occurred, fatally strucking Xie while she was on her bicycle.

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