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Attorney Terence Naughton Joins Krzak Rundio Law Group

Published on Aug 9, 2019 at 3:14 pm in News.

Krzak Rundio Law Group, LLC proudly welcomes Attorney Terence Naughton, who goes by “Terry”, to our team. A Chicago native, raised in the South Side, Terry has always called our city home, and now he protects its injured citizens as a personal injury trial attorney.

Terry’s past work as a defense attorney is an asset to our clients in injury cases. He has spent time working on the opponent’s side, so he understands how the defense operates and any potential tactics they might utilize. With him on our side and in our client’s corner, our firm is further strengthened in the fight for the rights of those who have been wrongfully injured.

As part of our law group, he represents victims of serious injuries in wrongful death, product liability, construction negligence, workplace accidents, and transportation negligence cases. Not only does it help us that he was a defense attorney prior to working with us, but it also helps that he specifically worked with construction companies and other similar businesses. His in-depth knowledge of both sides of these cases will help us better serve victims of these types of accidents.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Chicago 2019 Edition

Published on Jun 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm in Fun Stuff.

Excitement is in the air as temperatures rise and kids get out of school. No matter how long you’ve lived in the Chicago area, there’s always something new to checkout during summer.  That’s why we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to summer fun in the city. Whether you’ve looking to check out a festival, dine on a rooftop, learn something new on walking tour, or want to hang out on Chicago’s Riverwalk, you can use this guide to make plans with friends and family.

Electric Rental Scooters Coming to Chicago in June

Published on Jun 10, 2019 at 7:37 pm in Rideshare Accidents.

Chicago is aiming to make transportation within the city easier. This summer, they will be introducing electric scooters, to see if they’re a viable transportation option for the citizens of Chicago. It will start on June 15 and continue until October 15. While the e-scooters are coming to some areas like Avondale, Austin, Pilsen, and South Lawndale, the scooters will not be available in the Loop or Lakefront communities.

This is because they’re testing a small, concentrated area to see how the electric rental scooters affect it. It’s part of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s mobility task force. Halsted Street, Irving Park Road, and Harlem Avenue will outline the area that will get the scooters. The electric scooters will operate similarly to Chicago’s bike sharing programs. You use an app to find and pay for a scooter and then take it to your destination.

Is Driving Too Slow Just as Dangerous as Speeding?

Published on May 31, 2019 at 6:44 pm in Car Accidents.

It’s common to hear about the importance of obeying the speed limit when driving. The warning often relates to speeding because traveling at higher speeds reduces your ability to slow down and stop and is overall a reckless driving decision. However, there’s another side of disobeying the speed limit – driving too slowly. Slow drivers can also pose a significant danger and risk to that driver and others on the road.

The Dangers of Driving Slow

When someone is driving too slowly, they force others around them to have to adapt to their speed. If a slow driver is in the left lane on a multilane route, then people may choose to pass them in the right lane. This is a dangerous move and can lead to accidents. If a slow driver is in the center lane on a multilane roadway, it impacts traffic in all lanes. Slow drivers can also make other drivers around them constantly brake and speed up. This repetitive stop-and-start motion could potentially lead to a major accident. If there’s a long line of traffic, it could create a multi-vehicle pileup.

When Do Most Airline Accidents Occur?

Published on May 23, 2019 at 3:41 pm in Airplane Accidents.

Flying is generally the fastest and most efficient form of travel. Statistics also show that it is the safest mode of transportation. Unfortunately, like any other modes of transportation, accidents are possible.

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 there were 32,166 fatal motor vehicle accidents that led to just over 35,000 deaths. Calculated out, that is about 1.13 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled by vehicle. Put another way, 11 people for every 100,000 United States Residents.

How Many Car Accidents Are Caused by Potholes?

Published on May 17, 2019 at 2:37 pm in Car Accidents.

You’re driving down the road and out of nowhere, you see it. There’s a hole in the road and you’re heading right for it and—you hit it.  Potholes are a common issue in roads all over the country, and Chicago is no exception.  While many may think of potholes as a nuisance, they can be much more than that. Potholes also a cause car accidents, which can lead to severe injuries and damages.

How Do Potholes Cause Car Wrecks?

When the temperature drastically changes between seasons and there’s constant pressure from thousands of vehicles every day on a road, asphalt naturally develops weak spots. Parts of it will crack and chip away, eventually forming a pothole. Areas that consistently have high amounts of traffic and have poor drainage are more susceptible to developing potholes. These can range from small issues that you may not even notice if you drive over them to wide and deep potholes that can cause damage to your vehicle.

Michael Krzak and Matthew Rundio Recognized as Leading Lawyers for 2019

Published on Mar 22, 2019 at 6:37 pm in News.

Krzak Rundio Law Group is proud to announce that Michael Krzak and Matthew Rundio have made the exclusive list of talented attorneys in the magazine Leading and Emerging Lawyers. Michael has been recognized for his work in the areas of Aviation and Personal Injury and has been named a Leading Lawyer every year since 2011. Matthew’s recognition is for his work in General Personal Injury and Nursing Home. The magazine will be published in April.

Leading Lawyers is a unique legal award organization that helps people find potential legal representation. The organization also aims to provide accurate information about trustworthy and skilled attorneys so those who are seeking legal aid know the people they’re researching are well-qualified.

Michael Krzak Analyzes Dismissal of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Litigation

Published on Mar 11, 2019 at 5:39 pm in Airplane Accidents.

On March 4, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean. The flight, which was coming from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was heading to Beijing, China. Following the Boeing 777’s disappearance, a search and rescue and search and recovery occurred. While wreckage has washed up on shores over the years, no bodies were ever found. This international tragedy sparked debate about determining jurisdiction for litigation.

There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on the plane. While the crew members were all from Malaysia, the passengers came from 14 different countries. On January 28, 2015, all individuals on the flight were presumed dead. As a result in the United States, legal action was taken in California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, New York, South Carolina, and Washington. The proceedings were centralized to Washington, D.C.

Uber and Lyft Under Fire: To Rideshare or Not to Rideshare

Published on Feb 14, 2019 at 3:34 pm in Rideshare Accidents.

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have created an incredibly convenient way for people to get around in the “for-hire” transportation world.  The rideshare application (“app”) almost instantly connects individuals to drivers.  The app is simple to use, and has become a regular mode of transportation from millennials to baby-boomers.

To become a rideshare driver is simple.  Typically, the drivers don’t have to meet the same licensing and inspection requirements that apply to the more traditional taxi and limousine services.  Rideshare companies allow individuals from all walks of life to earn extra money utilizing their own vehicle through a very simple application process which typically does not include much, if any, background check.  In cities where these options are available, taxi/limousine ridership has declined.

While these companies provide great, convenient services, the risk management, insurance and compliance issues that exist are in many instances unchartered territories.  This is especially true when it comes to safety and insurance coverage (ie.) whether riders are “covered” and, if covered, to what extent coverage applies when they swipe their phone to get a ride. 

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