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2018 Illinois Law Changes

Published on Aug 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm in Personal Injury.

States are always trying to improve their laws to protect its citizens. It’s important to stay informed about law changes happening in your state so you know your rights. Illinois is having a few major changes in 2018 that will affect different areas of the law.

What’s Changing for Drivers in Illinois?

There are a few changes to the law that Illinois drivers should know about.

First, in regard to driver safety, a law has been passed about dealership stickers/paperwork on cars during test-drives.  Often at car dealerships, the windows have stickers or paperwork that could obstruct the driver’s view and create a major hazard. Now, car dealers can’t let motorists drive from their property if the vehicle’s windows have anything that would hinder the driver’s sight of the road.

Why Is Road Rage So Dangerous?

Published on Aug 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm in Car Accidents.

Something about driving can bring out the worst in people. They may think the person in front of them is going too slow, they may be frustrated at the bumper-to-bumper traffic, or they may be late for something so they react irrationally if anyone gets in their way on the road. They could be in a generally bad mood, exhausted, or angry at another driver for cutting them off or failing to yield. This can lead to drivers becoming aggressive and cause serious safety issues on the road. It’s commonly known as road rage.

If you’ve been in a car accident caused by someone who was driving aggressively, you don’t deserve to cover all the costs on your own because you didn’t do anything wrong. It’s important to remember that you have legal options. A Chicago car accident lawyer from Krzak Rundio Law Group can help you with your claim. You could recover compensation for pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and property damage.

6 Tips for Staying Safe While Boating

Published on Jun 28, 2018 at 3:51 pm in Boating Accidents.

Summertime brings a lot of opportunities for outside activities for those in Chicago. Many will take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy an outing on Lake Michigan. Boating is a fantastic way to spend a sunny Saturday basking in the sun or a weekday evening viewing the amazing Chicago skyline or the fabulous fireworks displays at Navy Pier on a Wednesday or Saturday night.  However, those who are going should know the risks and take certain precautions to stay safe.

Boating accidents can cause devastating injuries or death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, a Chicago boating accident lawyer from Krzak Rundio Law Group can help you with your claim. Your injuries can be life-changing and result in substantial medical care and may even  keep you from working. We’ll work hard to assure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How Common Are Bicycle Crashes in Chicago?

Published on Jun 12, 2018 at 4:58 pm in Bicycle Accidents.

Plenty of people choose to bike to their destinations. In a bustling city like Chicago, biking is a smart economical choice, and it’s environmentally friendly.  It’s also a great form of exercise. Cyclists can ride in the street.  Unfortunately too many, motorists may not know that or choose to not share the road with people on bikes. Motorists can either be aggressive and not give cyclists enough space or misjudge the distance between them and the cyclist and cause an accident.

When negligence leads to a bicycle accident, you can seek compensation for your injuries. An experienced Chicago bicycle accident lawyer from Krzak Rundio Law Group, LLC will stand up for your rights and expend the resources to get you a just result.  Founding partner, Michael S. Krzak is an avid cyclist and has logged tens of thousands of miles on the road and has participated organized (and not so organized) century rides and charity rides.

Why Are Bicyclist “Dooring” Accidents Common in Chicago?

Published on May 21, 2018 at 5:35 pm in Bicycle Accidents.

One of the more common types of bicycle accidents in Chicago may surprise you. These accidents, often referred to as “Doorings”, occur when a cyclist crashes into or is struck by a car/vehicle door as the door is opening. Doorings result in a range of injuries from minor/non-incapacitating to major, broken clavicle, neck or herniated disk-type injuries.  These injuries usually result in lost time from work and considerable medical bills.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 302 cyclist doorings were reported in Chicago during 2015. This is a 50% jump from data from the previous year—when only 203 cases were reported. The three years before 2014—2011, 2012, and 2013—all reported higher numbers than in 2014, however. Those numbers were 336, 334, and 270 doorings respectively.

More Than 100 People Reportedly Killed in Cuba Plane Crash

Published on May 18, 2018 at 10:46 pm in Airplane Accidents.

More than 100 people are believed to be dead after a plane crashed in Cuba earlier today. Flight DMJ 0972 had at least 104 people on board. It was headed to the eastern Cuban city of Holguin when it fell and crashed into a Santiago de las Vegas neighborhood at 12:08 p.m. Three female passengers were also in critical condition after they survived the crash. The plane ended up crashing into an area of thick vegetation close to the airport runway.

According to CNN, the Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport. The charter flight “suffered a failure” and crashed about six miles from the airport. The details of this failure are not known at this time.

Autistic Boy Abused by Chicago School Transportation Staff

Published on May 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm in Personal Injury.

On Friday, May 11th at 10 p.m., CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reported on the case of a partially verbal autistic nine-year-old boy who was repeatedly slapped and hit by a bus aide over a period of months who was given the responsibility of safely getting children to and from school.

Appalling video reveals how the bus aide, who was convicted in criminal court in DuPage County, taunted and even slapped the child who was unable to communicate for months because of his autistic condition.

Watch 10 p.m. CBS Channel 2 News Tonight – Dave Savini Reports on Krzak Rundio Law Group Case of Autistic Child Repeatedly Struck by Bus Aide and Verbally Threatened by Bus Driver

Published on May 11, 2018 at 1:24 pm in News.

CBS Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Dave Savini will report exclusively tonight on the case of a partially verbal autistic nine-year-old boy who was repeatedly slapped and hit by a bus aide over a period of months who was given the responsibility of safely getting children to and from school.

Instead of providing a safe haven on the bus, appalling video reveals how the bus aide, who was convicted in criminal court in DuPage County, taunted and even slapped the child who was unable to communicate for months because of his autistic condition. Video also reveals how the bus driver verbally threatened to throw the child off the bus and urged the bus aide to strike him. His mother requested that video be pulled off of the bus after her son’s behavior changed, and he was terrified to get on the bus. Tapes downloaded from the bus showed how the aide, along with the school bus driver from First Student, mistreated the boy. The aide stood misdemeanor charges in DuPage County where she was found guilty on the counts she was charged with. The bus driver pled guilty to a disorderly conduct charge brought by the City of Naperville. Both were fired from the company.

Savini investigates this tragic case tonight. Krzak Rundio Law Group along with Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit to get to the bottom of what occurred so it will not happen to other helpless students in the Naperville school district and elsewhere.

Be sure to turn in for all of the details tonight at 10 p.m. on Channel 2.

Philadelphia Southwest Plane Accident Turns Inward

Published on May 4, 2018 at 4:24 pm in Airplane Accidents.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, a Southwest jet made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after a metal fan blade broke off an engine that caused a passenger to die. The accident ended a string of 8 years without a major U.S. airliner having a fatal accident.

The fatality resulted when the fan blade flew off from the engine, causing engine failure. Engine debris hit the plane from the outside, breaking a passenger’s window. The woman seated near the window was pulled partially out of the plane before she was pulled back in by other passengers. Two medical professionals on board attempted to save her, but the woman did not survive.

The plane, a Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas, Texas with 149 people on board, turned toward Philadelphia and made an emergency landing after the engine failed. Several other victims suffered from minor injuries.

Do Most Hit-and-Run Drivers in Chicago Get Caught?

Published on Apr 23, 2018 at 7:10 am in Car Accidents.

Hit-and-run accidents are more common in Chicago than in many other U.S. cities. When a driver intentionally leaves the scene of a crash without providing contact information, this counts as a hit-and-run accident. This situation happens more often on our streets than most of us would like to believe.

The statistics don’t lie. Between 2005 and 2014, 41% of fatal pedestrian crashes and 22% of fatal bike accidents in Chicago involved hit-and-run drivers. In 2015 alone, there were 53 fatal bicycle and pedestrian accidents in Chicago. A whopping 28% of those fatalities involved a hit-and-run driver. New York City, another major city where you’d expect these numbers to be high, saw more pedestrian/bike fatalities in 2015—133 total—yet only 18% of those crashes involved a hit-and-run.

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