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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.

Are Speed Governors Effective at Reducing Truck Accidents?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 6:44 pm in Truck Accidents.

Are Speed Governors Effective at Reducing Truck Accidents
If you’ve spent any time at all behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, you’ve probably encountered your fair share of tractor-trailers that are traveling much too fast on the interstate. There are many reasons that truck drivers choose to speed, including pressure from employers, tight deadlines, and even a sense of boredom or fatigue and wanting to push themselves to the next stop.

Speeding is never safe, though. Truck drivers, in particular, must be especially aware of their speed, as large trucks take much longer to come to a full and complete stop after a driver first applies the brakes. Large commercial trucks are much more susceptible to speed-related crashes than smaller passenger vehicles.

Michael Krzak Appointed Chair of Chicago Bar Association Aviation Law Committee

Published on Aug 22, 2022 at 6:41 pm in News.

K&R - Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Aviation Law Committee
One of Krzak Rundio Gorman, Injury Attorneys’s founding attorney partners, Michael Krzak, was recently appointed as Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Aviation Law Committee. This is Attorney Krzak’s third appointment to this leadership role. It also marks perhaps the first time in the organization’s history that a lawyer has been appointed this many times during their legal career.

The Aviation Law Committee is one of 130 different legal-specific committees run by the Chicago Bar Association. These committees provide law student and attorney participants with networking opportunities, insight into continuing education opportunities, and an environment to discuss nuances within their specialized area of interest within the law.

KRLG Retained by Family Injured in Missouri Amtrak Train Derailment

Published on Jul 1, 2022 at 2:49 pm in Train Accidents.

An Illinois family that was on board the Amtrak train that derailed in Missouri on June 27, 2022 is among those who will be filing lawsuits against the train operator, the railroad company, and the company operating the dump truck that was blocking the tracks as well as other potentially responsible parties.

The family of four, who was transported to a hospital for their injuries, contacted Krzak Rundio Gorman, Injury Attorneys to get answers regarding the multiple failures that led to the derailment. The derailment caused them to sustain serious injuries that have changed their lives both physically and emotionally while on their trip home from a family wedding in Oklahoma.

What Are the Dangers of Drowsy Driving?

Published on Jun 15, 2022 at 8:24 pm in Truck Accidents.

What Are the Dangers of Drowsy Driving
Many of us have gotten behind the wheel of a car when we were probably too tired to do so. It often happens because someone picks up an extra shift at work, stays up late studying for a test or working on a project, or when an emergency arises.

If you’ve ever driven while tired, you might have initially felt a sense of adrenaline when you first got behind the wheel. You may have assumed that you could keep up the momentum.

Not seeing any other cars on a poorly lit stretch of a 2-lane highway or sparsely trafficked interstate may quickly zap any remaining energy out of you, making it nearly impossible to hold even one eye open.

Tips for Driving in Chicago Traffic

Published on Jun 15, 2022 at 8:09 pm in Car Accidents.

Tips for Driving in Chicago Traffic

In an earlier article here on our blog, we addressed tips first-timers should follow in navigating Chicago’s roadways. In that article, we highlighted details about:

  • Chicago’s grid system
  • Illinois’ prohibition on the use of hand-held devices, such as navigation systems and cell phones
  • The abundance of one-way streets in Chicago
  • How important it is that you stay vigilant for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Why you must account for rush hour, construction zones, concerts, festivals, and sporting events when planning your commute

Michael Krzak Presenting at National Institute on Aviation Litigation 2022

Published on Jun 1, 2022 at 8:24 pm in News.

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Institute on Aviation Litigation 2022, which was previously scheduled to be an in-person-only continuing education opportunity here in Chicago on June 9, will be held virtually. Our firm is pleased to announce that this ABA litigation section’s Co-Chair, Michael Krzak, will be presenting at this year’s one-day institute.

The institute was created to provide personal injury and other attorneys with an opportunity to:

  • Expand their knowledge of this unique practice area through training from seasoned industry experts
  • Network with fellow aviation litigators from across the nation regarding regulatory nuances in this space

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