Who is at fault if someone cuts you off?

Drivers who hit a car in front of them are often the at-fault parties in rear-end accidents. However, who is at fault if someone cuts you off? The identity of the at-fault party typically changes in these scenarios. An experienced Chicago car accident lawyer from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can help if you have been…

Can insurance companies check your phone records?

You’ve been in a car accident, perhaps a single-car event, or maybe with another driver. Insurance representatives are asking for information, including access to your phone records. You stop and think–can insurance companies check your phone records? Don’t guess at the answer and potentially give these companies an excuse to deny coverage or put unfair…

What are my rights as a passenger in a car accident?

As a passenger in a car, you put your trust in the driver and all others on the road. Those parties have a legal obligation called a duty of care to preserve your safety and the safety of everyone else on the road. Drivers owe it to their passengers and occupants in other vehicles to…

Can you reopen a closed insurance claim?

After a car crash, you’re under much pressure to close the claim quickly. Maybe you can’t get your vehicle repaired until you get a settlement, or perhaps you’re behind on bills because you had to miss work. Unfortunately, you later realize that the settlement offer from the insurance company wasn’t enough to cover all your…

Should I hire a lawyer for a minor car accident?

If you were recently injured in a car crash, you may be unsure whether you have the right to take action against the driver who hit you. The Chicago car accident lawyers with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can review the details of your case and determine which legal options may be available to you. It’s…

What shouldn’t I say to an insurance adjuster after a crash?

You are in a car accident and know you need to tell the insurance company what your losses are. You are justified in being worried about what to do in this situation simply because there is a lot of risk to your case if you say the wrong thing. Insurance adjusters have the single goal…

What is a super speeder?

No one is exempt from the rules of the road. If a motorist travels well beyond the posted speed limit, they may be classified as a super speeder. For those who want to know more about what is a super speeder in Illinois, a Chicago car accident lawyer can help you out. At Horwitz, Horwitz…

Who’s liable for a broken walk signal?

Compensation for injured pedestrians The chances of someone getting hit by a car are higher when there’s a broken walk signal. Pedestrians may have to guess when to cross, or drivers may not realize they should stop and yield the right-of-way to those on foot. Suppose you’ve been struck by a car while trying to…

Can cold weather affect car sensors?

Chicago winters are miserable during morning commutes. Ice and snow are a chore, but they’re more than inconvenient. If your vehicle is equipped with automatic emergency braking systems (AEB) or forward-collision warning (FCW), bad weather can cause them to stop working. Problems with a car’s sensors can make it harder for you or other drivers…

Do insurance claims differ for accidents caused by faulty traffic lights?

One common assertion a driver may make after a collision is that the traffic signal wasn’t working correctly, causing the accident. It’s frustrating to navigate an intersection with a broken or malfunctioning traffic signal and dangerous for drivers who don’t remember Illinois rules for right-of-way in these situations. An inaccurately programmed traffic control device could…