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How Long Does a Semi-Truck Take To Come To a Full Stop?

Published on Dec 23, 2022 at 7:49 pm in Truck Accidents.

How Long Does a Semi-Truck Take To Come To a Full Stop
How many times have you been riding down the interstate and had a fellow driver cut in tight on you? Most of us have had this happen. These errant drivers count on us to be able to quickly apply our brakes to avoid striking them.  Fortunately, when some drivers choose cut in front of others, most passenger cars operators are able to avoid a collision when this happens.

For commercial truck drivers, however, it’s a much different story. Semi-trucks simply can’t come to a full stop as quickly as passenger cars. Let’s look at the details as to why this is true:

What Should You Do if Someone Tailgates You?

Published on Dec 9, 2022 at 11:07 pm in Car Accidents.

What Should You Do if Someone Tailgates You
There are few experiences more uncomfortable than looking in your rearview mirror to see a car following you much too closely. There is a reason you feel so viscerally uncomfortable when another car is riding close to your rear bumper—it puts you at a much higher risk for being involved in an accident.

Tailgating is one of the most common causes of rear-end collisions. Here is some advice on what you should do if you’re being tailgated:

Is Social Media a Contributing Factor in Car Accidents?

Published on Dec 9, 2022 at 11:00 pm in Car Accidents.

Is Social Media a Contributing Factor in Car Accidents
About 70% of the U.S. public uses some form of social media. In 2020, the average adult spent more than three hours a day on social media. Over 77% of employees admit to scrolling through social media during work hours. These numbers are thought to be even higher among people under 30.

Social media is an undeniable part of our modern lives. That raises the question of whether social media is a contributing factor in car accidents?  There is no doubt that distracted driving is a major concern in the United States.  It is becoming more and more obvious that the smartphones in our hands have a lot to do with rising distracted driving accident rates.

Krzak Rundio Gorman, Injury Attorneys Featured in Jury Verdict Reporter’s 2022 Settlements Report

Published on Nov 11, 2022 at 9:04 pm in News.

Jury Verdict Reporter has been trusted for over 60 years as a leading source of information about notable verdicts and settlements in the state of Illinois. The annual Settlements Report provides judges and litigators with essential industry knowledge and highlights case settlements of $500,000 or more.

A summary of this year’s Settlements Report was published in the October/November 2022 edition of Chicago Lawyer. In only its fourth year of being in business, Krzak Rundio Gorman, Injury Attorneys was ranked number 14 of all of the firms in Illinois.

Matthew Rundio Speaking at Illinois Trial Lawyers Update & Review Seminar

Published on Sep 16, 2022 at 7:42 pm in News.

Matthew M. RundioFounding partner of the Chicago area personal injury law firm Krzak Rundio Gorman, Injury Attorneys, Matthew Rundio, will be speaking at an Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) event in a few weeks on Oct. 10, 2022. His presentation will center around the adjudication of liens, a common issue personal injury lawyers help their clients with at the conclusion of their cases.

Mr. Rundio’s upcoming presentation is one of many that form part of the ITLA Update & Review Seminar series, which will take place at the Westin Chicago River North and last from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day. The Supreme Court of Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board is allowing attorney attendees to receive four general credits for attending this and other presentations occurring that day.

Can You Seek Compensation for Disfigurement?

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 9:12 pm in Personal Injury.

Can You Seek Compensation for Disfigurement
Many discussions around the personal injuries that follow car accidents, slip-and-falls, instances of medical malpractice, and other serious accidents focus on recovery. Recovery looks different for every injury victim, so aspects of these discussions might not apply to everyone.

For some injury victims, a full recovery is not possible. Instead, these individuals will reach their maximum medical improvement (the point at which their condition is not expected to improve any further) without getting close to where their physical health was prior to their accident.

What To Expect When You Meet with an Insurance Adjuster

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 9:03 pm in Car Accidents.

What To Expect When You Meet with an Insurance Adjuster
You’ll likely need to contact a few different people following a car accident, one of which will be your insurance adjuster, so that you can report your collision to them. Soon thereafter, you may start receiving calls from the other motorist’s insurance adjuster, especially if it appears that their insured is responsible for your crash.

The sudden influx of calls that you begin receiving after a crash can be overwhelming. At some point, it can become challenging to know which insurer different callers represent. It’s even more difficult to keep track of when you and the other motorist are insured with the same company. If you add multiple people being on board handling a single claim into the mix, things verge on being chaotic.

What Are the Most Dangerous Pieces of Playground Equipment?

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 8:53 pm in Health & Safety.

What Are the Most Dangerous Pieces of Playground Equipment
If you think that a playground is always a harmless place for a child to play, consider the following statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Safety Council (NSC):

  • Every year in the U.S., more than 200,000 children aged 14 and younger are treated for playground injuries in an Emergency Room (ER).
  • Severe fractures, internal injuries, concussions, dislocations, and amputations comprise about 45% of all playground injuries.
  • Nearly 80% of all playground injuries are caused by falls.
  • Strangulation is one of the top causes of playground death. In a study conducted over ten years, 56% of all playground deaths in children 14 and under were caused by strangulation.
  • Children 5 to 9 have the highest rate of ER visits for playground injuries of any age group.
  • Playgrounds in low-income areas have the highest rates of injury and fatality and are more likely to have issues like rusted metal, broken equipment, and dangerous fall surfaces.

What Types of Injuries Result in Car vs. Truck Crashes?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 7:15 pm in Truck Accidents.

What Types of Injuries Result in Car vs. Truck Crashes?
When a 40-ton commercial tractor-trailer collides with a one-ton passenger car, the results are often catastrophic. The injuries that result from car vs. truck crashes can cause death or lifelong impairment. In many cases, a person’s life is cut tragically short by this type of vehicle accident.

When both a large truck and a small car are involved, it is almost always the occupants of the smaller vehicle who suffer the worst outcomes. For all two-vehicle collisions involving a semi-truck and a smaller car, 97% of those killed are occupants of the small car, not the large commercial truck.

What Documents Should You Bring to Your Personal Injury Consultation?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 6:58 pm in Personal Injury.

What Documents Should You Bring to Your Personal Injury Consultation
The personal injury field is an area of the law that allows individuals who were hurt due to someone else’s negligence (the plaintiff) to hold the party who caused the injuries (the defendant) liable for their actions. Examples of personal injury incidents include plane crash, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle crash, pharmaceutical injuries, slip and falls, dog bite, product liability, medical malpractice, and any other injury that may leave you hurt.

Unless you’re incredibly unlucky, it’s unlikely that these different incidents affect you regularly. The irregularity of these events is a good thing. However, their infrequency makes it challenging to know what to do when they occur.

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