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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.

Tips for Walking Safely Around Busy Chicago Streets

Published on Sep 28, 2018 at 6:48 pm in Car Accidents.

Chicago has a large pedestrian population.  Many people choose to walk around the city rather than drive in the heavy traffic.  Unfortunately, negligent actions of drivers can cause serious pedestrian collisions that result in serious injuries. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a vehicle as a pedestrian in Chicago, a Chicago car accident lawyer from the Krzak Rundio Law Group may be able to help.

Who Has the Right-of-Way on Chicago Streets?

Pedestrians are supposed to have the right-of-way when they’re crossing the road.  Additionally, motor vehicle drivers are expected to give pedestrians plenty of room to walk. They’re not supposed to inch closer or try to intimidate pedestrians into moving more quickly.  They must also be alert when exiting their cars—in a tight, busy area, a driver can hit a pedestrian or bicyclist with their door when exiting their vehicle. This phenomenon is called “dooring.”

Navigating Congested Chicago Roadways Safely

Published on Aug 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm in Car Accidents.

Chicago, Illinois is home to many people. Like many metropolitan areas, there are a few main modes of transportation that people use: cars, bicycles, mass transit and walking. Unfortunately, all it takes is for one person to not pay attention for an accident to happen. These accidents can cause devastating injuries that prevent someone from working and enjoying their everyday life. Many of these accidents happen during heavy traffic times.  If you’ve been injured in an accident, a Chicago car accident lawyer from Krzak Rundio Law Group can assist you in pursuing your claim.

What Kinds of Traffic Accidents Happen Regularly in Chicago?

In 2013, motor vehicle crashes increased in Illinois by 4 percent.  At the same time, 130 Chicago citizens died in traffic accidents. This included 34 pedestrians and three bicyclists. Motor vehicle accidents can involve another motor vehicle, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Individuals injured outside of motor vehicles tend to have severe injuries because they lack protection from the impact.

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.

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