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        Chinese Drywall Settlement Leaves Homeowners Woefully Unsettled

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        Chinese Drywall Class Action Lawsuit

        Sometimes, even if you win a class action lawsuit it can still feel like a loss.

        Around 80% of a $12M award has now been issued to 262 Virginian homeowners as a result of a class action lawsuit involving Chinese drywall that left many homeless, sick and broke. Other cases are still pending around the county.

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        2 Recent Illinois Car Crashes End in Tragedy

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        All car crashes are tragic, but those that take the lives of young teenagers are particularly devastating. The Department of Transport in Illinois reports an average of approximately 1,300 car crashes on state roads each year and more than 1,400 fatalities as a result. The vast majority of these fatalities are the drivers of the vehicles, with passengers and then pedestrians making up the bulk of the remainder.

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        Crash Stats for Large Truck and Trailer Rigs on the Rise

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        Very few accidents involving large trucks and/or tractor-trailer rigs are described as ‘fender-benders’.  With an average 10,000 – 80,000 pounds of flexing roadway muscle in motion, serious injury is almost always a given, and sadly, fatalities are all-too-often the result.

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        Two Chicago Car Accidents Cause 11 Serious Injuries

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        For a large city, Chicago has a relatively small number of fatal car crashes on its roads each year. Statistics released by City Data reveal that there were 109 fatal accidents in the city during 2011. These crashes involved 161 vehicles and resulted in 119 fatalities. Drunk drivers caused almost half of all the fatal accidents.

        Despite the low number of fatalities, there are many thousand more car accidents that cause serious injuries. Several of these are difficult to analyze as victims often do not come forward to link their injuries to specific accidents.

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        2 Halloween Accidents Spotlight the Dangers

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        Every year, many people across the United States suffer injuries or die in Halloween car accidents. There are a significant number of pedestrians on the streets at this time of year, which often translates into serious accidents.

        According to USA.gov, children are four times more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween than on any other night of the year. Unfortunately, this year was no different, with horrific pedestrian and car accidents spotting police reports across the country. Chicago was the site of at least two of these accidents.

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        2 Horrific Chicago Accidents Make Headlines in Illinois

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        City Data recently released statistics that indicate there are a significant number of car accidents in Chicago each year. On average, there are more than 100 fatal accidents that take place on Chicago roads, while more than 240 people are victims of fatal accidents each year. Fifty of these yearly accidents involve pedestrians. Injury statistics are dramatically higher.

        Although it is not always clear who is to blame for auto accidents, many of them result from one driver’s negligence. In these cases, a personal-injury lawyer may be able to help victims recover compensation.

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        Construction Site Accident Rates in Chicago Remain High

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        Thousands of construction workers suffer injuries on the job every year in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a large number of these are fatal. In 2013, there were a staggering 4,405 fatal work injuries recorded for U.S. workers, a large number of which took place at construction sites. While the number of those killed on construction sites has remained consistent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this sector still accounts for the highest number of fatal work injuries than any other sector.

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        Death and Injuries Result From Serious Chicago Accidents

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        Recent verified statistics for car accidents in Chicago put the accident and fatality count at an alarming level. According to City Data, there are roughly 100 fatal accidents that take place in the city each year, involving 161 vehicles. At least 240 people were involved in these fatal accidents over the same time period.

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        Red Bull Settlement

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        “Red Bull gives you wings” – Consumers Claim False

        A lot of us have heard the Red Bull company advertising slogan, “it gives you wings,” which surrounds a media campaign based in extreme sports like mountain biking, BMX, motocross, windsurfing, base-jumping, snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, skating, and Formula 1 racing among others. As it turns out, Red Bull will not give you wings. But, Red Bull will give anyone who purchased a can of Red Bull over the past 10 years either a check for $10 or a voucher for $15 worth of Red Bull products due to a recently settled Class Action law suit brought against Red Bull.

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        Chicago Car Accident Roundup for August 2014

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        Sometimes, car accidents are just that—accidents. Other times, though, they’re tragic displays of negligent or reckless behavior.

        In Chicago, people who sustain injuries in car accidents caused by negligent behavior may be eligible for compensation. If you believe you’ve been the victim of reckless driving, we can help.

        At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we have lawyers who are experienced in car accident cases. Call us today at (800)-985-1819 to speak with a qualified accident attorney in Chicago, and tell us about your situation.

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