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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

Safety Tips for Boating on Lake Michigan

Published on May 5, 2022 at 10:32 pm in Boating Accidents.

Safety Tips for Boating on Lake Michigan
When the weather warms up, Lake Michigan becomes a big hot spot for recreational boaters. Many people love this iconic waterway’s soothing waves and great fishing opportunities. However, danger lurks in the water. If boaters don’t use good judgment, someone can go from having a fun day to becoming a statistic. Here are a few of the most important safety tips for boating on Lake Michigan.

Michael Krzak Represents Client in Chicago Amazon Delivery Driver Case

Published on Apr 19, 2022 at 6:42 pm in News.

Whether you’re replacing furniture or stocking up your pantry, you can have virtually anything delivered directly to your doorstep. Amazon is by far the most popular online retailer, and most people can easily identify the signature bluish-gray color of an Amazon delivery vehicle. In addition to Amazon, the pandemic has resulted in an explosion of other delivery services.  It can be extremely convenient (and even exciting) to click the “order” button and await the arrival of that familiar delivery vehicle. Unfortunately, in certain situations, it can also be dangerous.

What Are the Most Common Trucking Violations?

Published on Apr 5, 2022 at 1:53 pm in Truck Accidents.

truck wheels

Trucking routes that weave back and forth across our nation make up the very fabric of American culture. The service truck drivers and companies provide is indispensable to the way we live our lives every day. But the roads truckers use to do their job are the same ones the rest of society uses to go to work, drop their kids off at school, run errands, and visit friends and family. This means that 40-ton tractor-trailers regularly travel alongside, in between, and around vehicles up to 30 times smaller in weight—not to mention motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

What Happens When a Driver Doesn’t Clear Snow Off Their Car?

Published on Apr 5, 2022 at 1:17 pm in Car Accidents.

Snow covered car

What happens when a driver doesn’t clear snow off their car in Illinois? State laws tell us that a motorist may be fined if they fail to uphold their duty to keep their vehicle windows, mirrors, and lights clear. And when it comes to filing car accident claims, a driver whose negligence in winter vehicle maintenance leads to another person’s injuries may be liable for damages.

Let’s take a look at the state laws regulating vehicle snow removal and why these laws are so important for safe road travel in Illinois.

What Should I Do After an Accident Occurring on Black Ice?

Published on Apr 5, 2022 at 12:35 pm in Car Accidents.

winter road

Winter weather might look magical in movies, but it can be lot more dangerous in real life. Any time you have to drive in snowy or icy conditions you are at risk for being involved in a serious car accident.

The steps you take after an accident occurring on black ice are important and may even have an impact on whether you are able to successfully pursue compensation for any injuries. If you have any questions or concerns about the following information, you may want to speak with a car accident attorney at Krzak Rundio Gorman, Injury Attorneys.

Michael Krzak Co-Author of Aviation Chapter in Federal Court Treatise

Published on Mar 15, 2022 at 7:51 pm in News.

Founding partner of Krzak Rundio Gorman, Injury Attorneys Michael Krzak co-authored Chapter 129 in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (Fifth Edition). You can purchase the entire hardbound set, individual hardbound volumes, or an eBook version here. If you are in search of further guidance on the various aspects of litigation, this 18-volume set covers:

  • Investigations
  • Pleadings
  • Motions
  • Discovery
  • Trials
  • Appeals
  • Settlements
  • Judgment enforcements

This federal court treatise also includes both practice and procedural checklists, which are essential tools when managing a variety of different cases. You will also find checklists that cover various allegations and sources of proof. When evaluating a case and planning discovery, the included checklists for sources of proof will be an important asset to the process. No matter your caseload, Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (Fifth Edition) will serve as an integral component of your preparation.

Chapter 129 covers aviation law. As a Leading Lawyer in aviation law in Illinois from 2011 to 2022, Super Lawyer in aviation law from 2014-2022, and is named in Best Lawyers in America from 2017-2022, Michael Krzak’s abundant knowledge and experience in highly complex aviation cases made him the ideal co-author. His insight and experience will surely serve as invaluable guidance to others in the field of aviation law.

At Krzak Rundio Gorman, Injury Attorneys, we pride ourselves on the compassionate guidance we provide to victims of airplane accidents and their families. We often meet with our clients when they are going through the most devastating times of their lives. When you contact us for a free case evaluation, you can be assured that you’ll talk with someone who has the expertise to guide you through the legal claims process.

What Are the Requirements When a Truck Breaks Down?

Published on Feb 25, 2022 at 8:37 pm in Truck Accidents.

trucks parked on the side of the road

Truck drivers need to be prepared for all kinds of situations. Since they are highly trained and have to follow specific requirements while on the road, there’s a lot of information that they need to stay up to date on to ensure they are always following the rules. Extremely important rules truck drivers need to follow include the requirements for what to do when their truck breaks down. These rules are intended to keep the truck driver, other motorists, and everyone around as safe as possible in the event of a breakdown.

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