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        Tragic Car Crashes Kill Two Young Girls in Illinois

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Car crashes are tragic events that will leave a mark on all people involved, as well as their loved ones. This is especially true when there are serious injuries or deaths, and when the victims are young and in the primes of their lives, the adversity compounds.

        Each year in the state of Illinois, there are more than 200 fatal car accidents, according to the Illinois Department of Transport. There are also more than 1,000 annual crashes across the state, many of which involve negligent drivers injuring the innocent.

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        Two Chicago Car Accidents Cause 11 Serious Injuries

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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 Horrific Chicago Accidents Make Headlines in Illinois

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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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        Distracted Driver Hits and Kills Elderly Woman

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Distracted driving is an epidemic that shockingly receives little attention in our culture. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cellphone use caused 23 percent of all car accidents in 2011, meaning distracted driving was involved in 1.3 million crashes that year.

        If that’s not shocking enough, the administration also reports approximately 27 percent of adults have sent text messages while driving. The scope of the problem isn’t limited to texting; using a cellphone for GPS or social media is just as dangerous.

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        Injury Lawyer News: Man Dies in Distracted-Driving Accident and Other News

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Distracted Driving Accidents Illinois

        For the past decade, government agencies and local law enforcement have conducted countless campaigns against distracted driving. During that time, every state except one has enacted some sort of texting-while-driving ban, and news agencies have posted shocking articles detailing the horrific aftermath of distracted-driving accidents. Despite these facts, the problem only has grown worse.

        According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 387,000 people suffered injuries in accidents with texting drivers in 2011. By 2012, that number had surged to 421,000 people. The latest victim of distracted driving was a Chicago grandfather.

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        Tortious Law and Econ – An Automobile Accident Example

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Tort comes from a French word that means injury. Tortious law from an economical point of view covers situations when the transaction cost of bargaining is too high for both parties to agree in advance.

        What do I mean by agree in advance? Two economists, Robert Cooter and Thomas Ulen state tort law is; “the attempt to make injurers internalize the externalities they cause, in situations where transaction costs are too high to do this through property or contract rights.” So, let’s think about this with an example, say an automobile accident. Under contract law, you and a person would make a contract saying that the person cannot hit you. However, it would be impossible to have an agreement or promise before an accident that states what will happen in the event of an accident that both parties agree to. Even more impossible would be to have a contract with every other possible driver.

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        Who are the Good and Bad Automobile Insurance Companies?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        Who are the good and bad automobile insurance companies?

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        Rating Insurance Carriers

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        President-elect Barack Obama inspired a nation to act as one voice; to collectively gather on the ground and in cyberspace so that the ultimate promise of a new direction became more than political rhetoric.  A new and undeniable mandate by an engaged people was born; a collective movement, which can and should be used to create change at the state level regarding the out-of-control insurance industry.

        The issues hurting Illinois consumers — who are required by law to maintain insurance coverage for personal property liability — are two fold; expensive, unregulated premiums and delay in payment tactics that await them when a claim is submitted.

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