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        Chicago Accident Lawyer Discusses Ways to Avoid Motorcycle Crashes and Injuries

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        Motorcycle riders are always at risk of serious injury from a motorcycle accident. Even experienced bikers face the risk of serious injury from the negligence of other motorists. If you were injured in a motorcycle collision that you did not cause, then a personal injury attorney may be able to help you pursue compensation from the liable party.

        If the incident happened in Illinois, then a Chicago accident lawyer from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can evaluate your claim. You may be entitled to health-care expenses, lost wages and other damages. Call us today at (800)-985-1819 to schedule a consultation.

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        Chicago Accident Attorney Discusses 4 Innovative Motorcycle Safety Features

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        Few experiences can match the adrenaline rush of riding a motorcycle, but this comes with a life-threatening risk. Thousands of bikers each year are involved in serious collisions resulting in serious injuries. Victims of such injuries can often turn to an accident lawyer to help them with their difficult situation.

        Safety is now at the forefront of motorcycle development. Manufacturers are introducing new technologies to prevent crashes and protect riders who fall victim to other drivers’ negligence. First, it is important to understand some common causes of motorcycle accidents – described by an Illinois motorcycle accident attorney. Then, let’s look at some innovative and exciting developments in motorcycle safety.

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        Safety Tips to Prevent Bicycle Accidents from a Chicago Injury Lawyer

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        3 Safety Tips to Help Prevent Bicycle Accidents

        Chicago is a sprawling metropolis that is bustling with activity at every turn. Traffic can be a nightmare, and this congestion can be dangerous for bikers.

        Bikes are difficult to see compared to cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles. Unfortunately, even with adequate protection, cyclists are susceptible to catastrophic injuries resulting from bicycle accidents.

        Cyclists often suffer traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, along with many others. each of which can affect their quality of life.

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        Tips for Driving in Heavy Traffic from a Chicago Accident Attorney

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        5 Tips for Driving in Heavy Traffic from a Chicago Accident Attorney

        Traffic is not only a frustration for people with busy schedules, but it is also a dangerous hazard for all road users. When traffic slows unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of rear-end accidents, and frayed tempers can lead to poor decisions.

        If you regularly find yourself in traffic as many of us do in Chicago, there are several tips that you can use to reduce the risk of a collision.

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        Common Construction Site Accidents

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        Construction sites are rife with potentially fatal hazards. This is one reason why OSHA and other governing bodies are so strict when it comes to enforcing jobsite safety regulations – reducing construction site accidents is of great importance.

        Unfortunately, many construction zone managers and third-party companies who work onsite overlook workplace safety laws. This often leads to serious and potentially deadly injuries to workers and innocent bystanders.

        The construction industry is responsible for 20 percent of all on-the-job fatalities in the United States. In other cases, injuries lead to permanent disabilities and prevent victims from returning to work.

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        Tips for Responding to an Automobile Accident

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        Auto accidents can happen suddenly – sometimes without even the slightest warning. People with good driving records may feel safe, but nobody can control the actions of negligent motorists. In addition to physical pain, victims often face legal hurdles when trying to recover compensation for health-care bills, lost wages and other damages.

        Practicing safe driving etiquette is a good way to reduce your chances of getting into an accident. For example, it is best to limit driving during rush hour, weekend nights and holidays due to heavy traffic and the higher potential for drunk-driving collisions. If you are involved in an accident, then it is critical that you know how to respond in a way that protects your interests.

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        How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

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        Question:

        How much is my personal injury case worth?

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        My Brother Died When Served More Alcohol

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        Question:

        My brother was drinking and got drunk at his motel. Left there drunk and went to a bar where they served him for a few more hours, knowing he was already drunk. My brother left there, wrecked his car and was killed. I’m mad at the bar owners that would keep serving him, knowing the shape he was already in. I want to file suit. I loved my brother dearly and somebody is going to pay.

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        Pedestrian v. Railroad Police Vehicle. Where do I go from here?

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        Question:

        I was struck by a railroad police vehicle on their property while unloading suitcases from sidewalk to curb on 5/16/02. I filed a police report and do have a incident number. I have back pains but have not contacted a doctor or chiropractor as I just returned from Texas although i have been taking pain medications. What should I do further and is this a valid case?

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        Is there a Rule About How Much can be Paid by Underinsured Motorists?

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        Question:

        I was involved in an auto accident in June 2002 in the state of Indiana. Accident was the other drivers fault – failure to yield per police report. I had bulging disks in fall of 2001, went through physical therapy, was fine, had the accident where I was hit from the side and then pushed into a light pole on the other side and hit it. Started having problems in lower back right away. Condition was aggravated.

        Went through physcial therapy, then started having trouble with shoulder in Sept. 2002. Was finally diagnosed with pinched nerve, one of the disks that had been bulging had ruptured. Had surgery to clean up rupture. Surgeon stated was caused by auto accident.

        Insured person was insured through her fiance, USAA is insurance company. He got the plan in Oklahoma where minimum coverage is only $10,000. Company is checking to see if clause that would make the coverage $25,000 – the minimum in Indiana. Medical bills are around $17,000.

        Was told I will have to go to my insurance for underinsured motorist coverage which I have. Is the normal still 3 times the medical bills? Who gets paid first? The insurance companies for medical or the person for the pain and suffering?

        I was also off work for 2 months, I have short-term disability through my employer and was paid for the time off through that. BCBS is my health insurance provider that paid the bills for the surgery.

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