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        Wrongful Death

        Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Each state has specific policies and procedures related to wrongful death claims, and it is important to understand how your state defines wrongful death, as well as how to go about filing a claim if you believe a family member or loved one’s death was due to the wrongful conduct or actions of another person or entity. All deaths are tragic, but a sudden death caused by someone else’s negligence can leave strong feelings. While no amount of money will ever bring back your loved one, a successful claim may help you cover medical expenses leading up to the death, as well as funeral costs and even pain and suffering.

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        Proving Liability in Illinois Personal Injury Cases

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Each year, a significant number of people in the United States sustain serious injuries due to the negligence of others. There is no negligence without a “duty.” People or companies must owe you a duty in order for them to negligent and therefore liable. The law in Illinois determines who owes a duty to another, and in general – the duty owed is a duty of reasonable or ordinary care. In other words, the duty owed is not to be careless.

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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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        3 Important Questions Regarding Construction Accidents

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        Important Questions Regarding Construction Accidents

        Construction workers play a vital role in social development by erecting houses, offices and bridges, as well as maintaining and repairing infrastructure. Their work is difficult and dangerous, and they operate in some of the most hazardous and taxing situations. Despite strict safety regulations, construction site accidents still occur, and when they do, you should know how to react.

        If you are injured on a work-site, a Chicago personal injury lawyer may be able to help you evaluate and file your claim. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages, and a construction accident lawyer can help determine if you have a valid case.

        At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we have been representing the injured since 1924, and our track record speaks for itself – we have obtained what was the largest verdict in Illinois history after an Iron Worker fell and was left paralyzed from a job-site accident. Call us today at (800)-985-1819 to schedule an appointment, and read on for three common queries about Chicago construction work accidents.

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        How Much is My Case Worth?

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        How Much Is My Case Worth?

        During an initial consultation, we’re often asked, “How much is my case worth?”

        Each and every case is considered on its merit, first and foremost.

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        4 Construction Workers Injured in Chicago Building Site Accident

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Working on a construction site is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, and it is not uncommon for Chicago construction workers to sustain serious injuries or even die on the job. Construction work is critical to the development of any city, and if you are a construction worker, it is important that you know your rights as they relate to workplace accidents.

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        Five-Car Crash in Illinois Critically Injures Man

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Illinois sees its fair share of annual car crashes. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there are more than 1,000 fatal vehicle collisions across the state each year, and these cause more than 1,400 deaths.

        These car crashes can impact victims and their families for a lifetime. Besides the immediate emotional and physical damage, auto accidents can lead to financial ruin due to expensive medical bills and lost income.

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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 Construction Site Accidents Lead to Tragedy in Chicago

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Each year, thousands of workers die on the job across the United States. A significant portion of these deaths takes place on construction sites, where heavy machinery and a variety of dangerous equipment are common.

        It is clear that a construction site is a dangerous place to work. A quick look at the incident rates shows just how many people fall victim to these accidents, often through no fault of their own.

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        2 Halloween Accidents Spotlight the Dangers

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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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