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Michael Krzak and Matthew Rundio Recognized as Leading Lawyers for 2019

Published on Mar 22, 2019 at 6:37 pm in News.

Krzak Rundio Law Group is proud to announce that Michael Krzak and Matthew Rundio have made the exclusive list of talented attorneys in the magazine Leading and Emerging Lawyers. Michael has been recognized for his work in the areas of Aviation and Personal Injury and has been named a Leading Lawyer every year since 2011. Matthew’s recognition is for his work in General Personal Injury and Nursing Home. The magazine will be published in April.

Leading Lawyers is a unique legal award organization that helps people find potential legal representation. The organization also aims to provide accurate information about trustworthy and skilled attorneys so those who are seeking legal aid know the people they’re researching are well-qualified.

Michael Krzak Analyzes Dismissal of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Litigation

Published on Mar 11, 2019 at 5:39 pm in Airplane Accidents.

On March 4, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean. The flight, which was coming from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was heading to Beijing, China. Following the Boeing 777’s disappearance, a search and rescue and search and recovery occurred. While wreckage has washed up on shores over the years, no bodies were ever found. This international tragedy sparked debate about determining jurisdiction for litigation.

There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on the plane. While the crew members were all from Malaysia, the passengers came from 14 different countries. On January 28, 2015, all individuals on the flight were presumed dead. As a result in the United States, legal action was taken in California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, New York, South Carolina, and Washington. The proceedings were centralized to Washington, D.C.

Uber and Lyft Under Fire: To Rideshare or Not to Rideshare

Published on Feb 14, 2019 at 3:34 pm in Rideshare Accidents.

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have created an incredibly convenient way for people to get around in the “for-hire” transportation world.  The rideshare application (“app”) almost instantly connects individuals to drivers.  The app is simple to use, and has become a regular mode of transportation from millennials to baby-boomers.

To become a rideshare driver is simple.  Typically, the drivers don’t have to meet the same licensing and inspection requirements that apply to the more traditional taxi and limousine services.  Rideshare companies allow individuals from all walks of life to earn extra money utilizing their own vehicle through a very simple application process which typically does not include much, if any, background check.  In cities where these options are available, taxi/limousine ridership has declined.

While these companies provide great, convenient services, the risk management, insurance and compliance issues that exist are in many instances unchartered territories.  This is especially true when it comes to safety and insurance coverage (ie.) whether riders are “covered” and, if covered, to what extent coverage applies when they swipe their phone to get a ride. 

Krzak Rundio Law Group Receives “Best Law Firm” Ranking by U.S. News

Published on Jan 31, 2019 at 4:42 pm in News.

Krzak Rundio Law Group received a tier two metro ranking for 2019’s “Best Law Firm” in the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs category in Chicago. This honor comes from U.S. News. The ranking is based on a combination of elements including client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey, the size and coverage area of the firm in a specific practice area, the Law Firm Leaders Survey, and Best Lawyers peer review.

To be eligible for a “Best Law Firm” ranking, law firms must have at least one attorney who has received high peer reviews to be listed in the current additions of Best Lawyers. The listed lawyers’ practice areas and metro regions are eligible for “Best Law Firm.”

How Common are Motorcycle Crashes in Chicago?

Published on Jan 2, 2019 at 1:26 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Motorcycles present their riders with a sense of adventure and freedom.  Many riders find it invigorating and enjoyable to get out on the road for a long ride on a weekend.  Some riders like to ride alone, while others prefer to ride in a group.  Other riders enjoy getting out on a nice day to get to and from work.  Unfortunately, the excitement and pure joy that comes with a ride on nice day can turn into a life-changing event in the event of a crash.

Regardless of how safe motorcyclists operate their bikes, the unfortunate fact is they cannot control the other drivers on the road.  A staggering number of motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers in larger vehicles.  If you’ve suffered as a result of another driver’s negligence, our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers are prepared to vigorously represent you and get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

Family Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for $7 Million

Published on Dec 20, 2018 at 10:20 am in News.

On November 19, 2018, the Estate of Cristian Flores settled a wrongful death and survival action case against the south-suburban hospital where he was born for $7 Million.  Cristian was born with a congenital urinary system blockage that caused a uroseptic infection resulting in organ failure and cardiopulmonary arrest when he was 14 days old.  Cristian suffered a brain injury and lived for five-and-a-half years until he passed away in December, 2017.

The Estate reached a $7 Million settlement with the hospital after the case was assigned to Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Clare Elizabeth McWilliams for trial and the parties argued pre-trial motions and selected a jury.

The Estate claimed that Cristian’s mother’s May 30, 2012, fetal ultrasound was improperly interpreted as normal when, in reality, the ultrasound showed several abnormal findings in Cristian’s bladder and kidneys indicative of a urinary system blockage.  If this had been detected by the radiologist, Cristian would have been monitored prenatally and he would have been seen by a pediatric urologist after birth and the condition would have been detected and successfully treated before Cristian became ill.  The Estate argued that the radiologist who negligently read the ultrasound was an apparent agent of the hospital.   

Krzak Rundio Law Group, LLC Publishes Firm Announcement and Update

Published on Nov 14, 2018 at 5:18 pm in News.

We are proud to share our official update and firm announcement with our clients, local community members, friends, family members, and colleagues which outlines our law firm’s principles, highlights some of the results we have achieved for our clients during our first 100 days of being in business, and showcases some of the representative cases we are currently working on.

Below you’ll find images of the announcement and some of the text which was included:

Why is Cell Phone Use So Dangerous While Driving?

Published on Oct 25, 2018 at 6:51 pm in Car Accidents.

It’s no secret that some individuals lead incredibly busy lives. As a result, they try to complete multiple tasks at one time. While individuals may think this is effective, it can turn deadly when behind the wheel of a car. It is incredibly dangerous to use a cell phone or other electronic device while driving. If you’ve been injured in one of the many distracted driving accidents that happen on a daily basis, you may benefit from reaching out to our Chicago car accident lawyers.

Are Train Accidents Becoming More Common?

Published on Oct 16, 2018 at 5:11 pm in Train Accidents.

Many Chicago residents rely on trains as their main way of commuting to work and other destinations. Often when there’s an accident, it’s because of human error, including the train operator’s negligence, negligent maintenance of the train or crossing gates, or negligent maintenance of the tracks. Unfortunately, train accidents result in serious injuries and fatalities which could have been prevented if the negligent party had acted responsibly.

When you’re dealing with a train accident claim, you need trusted legal professionals who will make sure your rights are protected. A Chicago train accident lawyer from the Krzak Rundio Law Group will stand up for you and vigorously represent your interests make sure your rights are protected and your goals achieved.

Most Common Causes of Train Derailments

Published on Oct 1, 2018 at 5:23 pm in Train Accidents.

Train accidents are more common than you may think. According to data from the Federal Railroad Administration, there were nearly 12,000 train accidents and incidents occurred in 2017. As a result, six individuals lost their lives and hundreds were injuries. In most cases, the unfortunate fact is that those accidents could have been prevented if the proper precautions had been taken.

Legal matters involving train companies can become incredibly complex. At Krzak & Rundio, our Chicago train accident lawyers have experience assisting clients with complicated legal cases, including derailments. We can help you, too.

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