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        Chicago Accident Lawyer Discusses Ways to Avoid Motorcycle Crashes and Injuries

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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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        Accident Attorney Insights: Birth Injury, Trauma and Defect

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

         

        Birth Injury v. Birth Trauma v. Birth Defect

        The Center for Disease Control and Prevention report, Expanded Data from the New Birth Certificate, lists 1,188 significant birth injuries among 2,073,368 births. A significant birth injury was defined as skeletal fracture(s), peripheral nerve injury, and/or soft tissue/solid organ hemorrhage which requires intervention.

        Other studies, such as the Potentially Avoidable Injuries to Mothers and Newborns During Childbirth, 2006 by H-CUP list problems during the birthing process (labor or delivery) to newborns as 1 in every 1000. These problems could be fractures, infections, or head injuries among others.

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        Common Construction Site Accidents

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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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        Why You Should Act Immediately to Stop Nursing Home Negligence

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Families across the United States invest their trust in nursing homes. We expect that these facilities will provide a safe and healthy environment for our loved ones. Sadly, this is not always the case.

        Many nursing homes are understaffed; others employ caregivers who are not qualified. Both of these can lead to neglect or even physical abuse.

        At the first sign of negligence or abuse, you should make every effort to draw attention to the problem. There are no justifiable reasons for lack of care at a nursing home, and taking action can prevent others from suffering the same mistreatment.

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        How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        How much is my personal injury case worth?

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        My Brother Died When Served More Alcohol

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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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        Can a Youth Group Home be Held Liable for My Brother’s Death?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My 14-year-old brother was killed on 2-27-03 while being a resident at a Youth group home. It was a day when it was snowing and the neighbor of the group home had his truck trying to remove snow from his driveway and the Group home’s driveway.

        My brother and several other boys were trying to help the man get his truck unstuck and my brother was on back of the truck and slipped off and was backed over entirely and was trapped under truck.

        The people there were scared that if they removed the truck or lifted it up that it would hurt him more. They left him under the truck and he suffocated in the snow.

        My question is would not only the man driving the truck be responsible but wouldn’t the group home be since they were responible for him while he was there? There should have been supervision outside where these kids were, etc.

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        Elements of a Motorcycle Accident and Injury Claim

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 4,502 motorcyclists died in 2010 alone. Motorcycles offer their riders almost no protection from reckless drivers. As a result, these tragic accidents often involve serious injuries and fatalities.

        Many of these crashes happen as a result of another driver’s negligence. This may be the case if a driver causes an accident while using a cellphone, speeding, eating or not paying attention to the road and road signs.

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        My Brother was Killed While Working in a Coal Mine

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My brother was killed in a coal mine. The machine he was running proved to be faulty.

        The company that makes the machine and the company that was allowing the employees to use the machine both knew about this danger.

        My brother’s wife has filed a suit against these companies. My siblings and I have also retained lawyers (our parents are dead). What I want to know is will we be entitled to any of the money awarded? And how will that be determined? read more