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Important Announcement Regarding COVID-19

Published on Mar 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm in News.

Our clients are very important to us. Therefore, we are taking the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing suggested by the CDC seriously. While our office remains open, we are encouraging our clients to communicate with us via telephone, email, fax or text rather than coming to the office. In order to assure that our office continues to function appropriately to give our clients continued service, each of our lawyers and staff have the capability to work remotely and will make arrangements for paperwork to be exchanged as efficiently as possible.

We encourage everyone to protect themselves, their loved ones and those who are most vulnerable. The best way to prevent the spread of this illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus by avoiding contact with individuals who are sick or who may have been exposed to the virus. You can also protect yourself by washing your hands and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. For more information from the CDC on how to protect yourself, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

What Are the Consequences of Driving an E-Scooter While Intoxicated?

Published on Mar 11, 2020 at 7:47 pm in Rideshare Accidents.

After a night out in the city, you might think that renting an e-scooter is a safer and more cost-effective way for you to get home. If you’ve been enjoying a few drinks, however, this line of thinking could be dangerous. Driving a rental scooter while drunk is just as dangerous as getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

It’s also just as illegal. Here’s what you need to know about the DUI laws and consequences in Illinois:

Michael Krzak and Matthew Rundio Recognized as Leading Lawyers for 2020

Published on Mar 5, 2020 at 2:56 pm in News.

Awards

Michael Krzak and Matthew Rundio have been recognized as Leading Lawyers for 2020. Krzak Rundio Law Group is honored to have received this recognition, as our lawyers strive to provide the best representation possible for our clients.

Leading Lawyers are recommended by their peers to be among the top lawyers in different areas of practice. According to Leading Lawyers, less than five percent of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction. Krzak and Rundio also received this award in 2019.

Michael Krzak was recommended by his peers in aviation law and general personal injury law. As a hard-working attorney, he approaches each case with dedication and perseverance. Mr. Krzak has successfully tried a number of cases, resulting in positive verdicts for his clients. One case, involving a woman who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after a car accident, achieved a $2.583 million verdict—which set a new legal record in Illinois. He also tackles highly complex aviation crash cases, including commercial aviation cases and crashes with small aircraft and helicopters.

How Many Car Accidents in Illinois Occur Due to Winter Weather Conditions?

Published on Feb 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm in Car Accidents.

There were over 300,000 car accidents in Illinois last year and less than 1,000 were fatal, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). But how many of those crashes were caused by winter weather? IDOT reported that nearly 80% of fatal crashes occur on dry roadways, meaning that winter weather only accounts for less than 20% of fatal car accidents.

This winter, at least one person has already been killed in a car accident caused by snow.

In mid-November, a driver lost control and crossed into the oncoming lane because it was snowing, and the road was covered with snow. Unfortunately, the driver hit and killed the driver of another car, as a local CBS station reported. This terrible incident shows that you need to practice extreme caution when driving in inclement weather because accidents can easily become deadly.

Krzak Rundio Law Group Sponsors Blank Theatre Company

Published on Feb 25, 2020 at 8:34 pm in News.

Supporting the arts gives artists opportunities to share their craft with the community. Chicago has a variety of talented artists that deserve a platform where they can be heard. The lawyers at Krzak Rundio Law Group, a personal injury firm in Chicago, believe in supporting the artistic community in the city. This is why we’ve become a sponsor of the Blank Theatre Company.

Supporting this company allows the theatre to make their shows more accessible for both their artists and audience members. Promoting inclusivity in theater means more people will be able to enjoy it—whether it’s through participating or spectating.

Tips for Driving in Chicago for the First Time

Published on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:58 pm in Car Accidents.

Driving in Chicago can be intimidating. Like any city, there are many factors to take into account at all times—street signs, signals, pedestrians, cyclists, and heavy traffic. While streets are well-marked and GPS directions are pretty reliable in our city, there are still some things you’ll need to know before getting behind the wheel in Chicago.

While you should always pay attention while driving,  in cities you should be even more aware of your surroundings. There are so many moving parts and things going on that you need to be more alert. Don’t let that stress you out, though! Try to stay as calm as possible so that you make good decisions and do not make a mistake or succumb to road rage.

What Intersections Are the Most Dangerous for Pedestrians in Chicago?

Published on Jan 30, 2020 at 8:26 pm in Pedestrian Accidents.

We’ve all been told to look both ways before crossing the street, but that doesn’t always guarantee that we will make it across safely. Just last year, the Illinois Department of Transportation reported nearly 3,000 crashes involving pedestrians in Chicago alone, and 43 of those were fatal.

You might think those accidents were a result of bad weather or poor lighting, but the majority of accidents occurred on dry roads and in broad daylight. On top of that, over 70% of drivers were reported to be in normal condition, which means they were not impaired or fatigued.

We can’t control the world around us, but we can practice extra caution in an attempt to avoid serious injury. In order to stay as aware of your surroundings as possible, you should know which intersections in Chicago are the most dangerous for pedestrians.

What Are the Risks of Flying During Winter Weather?

Published on Jan 23, 2020 at 11:33 pm in Airplane Accidents.

Flying in the wintertime can seem like a hassle. Trudging to the airport in the snow and slush in a heavy coat and winter gear while toting luggage is difficult enough. The situation can seem even worse if you arrive at the airport to learn your flight has been canceled.

While canceled flights cause stress, more often than not the right decision is being made. There’s no reason to take a risk in the air in the event of inclement weather. When a commercial airline fails to necessarily cancel a flight or a pilot is unaware of how to properly operate the aircraft in poor weather conditions, the consequences can be devastating and result in serious injuries or death to passengers on the plane. It’s important for pilots, flight crews, airlines, and passengers to be aware of the risk of flying during winter weather, so airplane accidents can be prevented.

2020 Illinois Law Changes

Published on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:13 pm in Legal Information.

There are a number of new laws going into effect in 2020 in Illinois. The list below contains some of the biggest changes our state will see, which includes a number of new employment laws. At Krzak Rundio Law Group, we pride ourselves on ensuring our clients understand the laws that apply to their personal injury cases. That’s why we educated ourselves on any and all new laws and amendments.

Safety Considerations Drivers Should Consider During Inclement Weather

Published on Dec 2, 2019 at 10:16 pm in Car Accidents.

Winter and all the chills that come with it are quickly approaching. In Chicago winter brings plenty of snow that may or may not be cleared from the roads. When a serious storm arrives and you have somewhere you need to be, sometimes your only option is to drive through the snow.

Of course, snow isn’t the only bad weather that can affect the roads. Heavy rain, hailstorms, and strong winds can also make driving more difficult and dangerous. But the good news is that you don’t have to be unprepared to drive in those conditions. We’ve put together a list of safety considerations for you to keep in mind while driving in inclement weather:

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