Does insurance cover a deer hitting my car?

In some cases, insurance does cover deer-related accidents. Your carrier will likely process the claim in the same way as a collision with another car.  However, it’s important to understand that this coverage is limited to very specific situations. If a deer hit your car, contact a Chicago car accident lawyer at Horwitz, Horwitz &…

What’s considered a catastrophic brain injury?

Catastrophic brain injuries are considered the most severe and devastating injuries you can sustain in an accident. It is important to understand what qualifies as a catastrophic brain injury because it has such a serious impact on everyday life. Due to the seriousness of this injury, if you or your loved one received an injury…

What damages are recoverable in construction accident lawsuits?

Suffering an injury that leaves you unable to work in the capacity as before can be devastating. It could leave you with bills that you don’t know how to pay.  Thankfully, our Chicago construction accident lawyers are experts at recovering maximum compensation for clients. Keep reading to learn the types of damages that you may…

What rights does a subcontractor have against the owner and general contractor?

On most construction projects, a business owner or property manager will hire a general contractor who then enlists the services of various subcontractors in different trades. In these cases, if a subcontractor fails to receive payment, they have the right to recover those funds from the general contractor.  Knowing your rights, and having those rights…

What do I do if my employer refuses to pay my bill?

Illinois law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance for employees. Workers’ comp provides for the medical and rehabilitative expenses for workers who are injured on the job. If you were injured at work and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) awards you benefits, your employer is required to pay them. Unfortunately, not all employers…

What damages are available in a wrongful death lawsuit?

Losing a loved one is incredibly challenging, particularly if an individual loses their life as a result of the actions of someone else.  Family members may be able to recover compensation for their losses, but these claims have to be filed by the personal representative of the deceased’s estate. It’s important to understand that Illinois…

Why do I have back pain 2 years after my car accident?

Back pain is one of the most common symptoms of latent injuries resulting from car accidents. A “latent injury” is one that doesn’t immediately present itself but can appear weeks, months, or even years after the accident. If you are experiencing back pain years after being hurt in a car accident, speak to a Chicago…

How can I deal with a life-changing injury?

From the increased medical bills to changing the type of work you can do, a life-changing injury has far-reaching impacts. It affects you, your family, and even your co-workers.  Thankfully, there are things you can do to improve your quality of life after such an injury. Keep reading for tips and advice on dealing with…

What are the most common OSHA violations?

OSHA is set up to protect employees, but in an effort to be more efficient, many people ignore the rules. These common OSHA violations could put people at safety and health risks.  If a company fails to train or enforce OSHA safety standards, it could be held liable for any accidents that occur on the…

What damages can I sue for in a car accident?

Car accidents are traumatic experiences and unfortunately, dealing with insurance companies can add more stress. It’s a good idea to know your rights ahead of time and understand what you are entitled to.  There are certain car accident damages that you might be entitled to receive. Keep reading to learn more, then call the Chicago…