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What Happens If I Get Into an Accident in Someone Else’s Car?

Published on Nov 30, 2021 at 12:27 pm in Car Accidents.

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In some scenarios, you might not have your own car to drive, and your friend lets you borrow theirs. Whether yours is in the shop, you’re in between owning vehicles, or you just don’t have one in general, it’s extremely generous of a friend or family member to allow you to borrow their car. You’re already feeling thankful that they trust you with their vehicle, so what happens if you get into an accident while driving their car?

How Many Accidents Are Caused by Semi Trucks?

Published on Nov 30, 2021 at 11:46 am in Truck Accidents.

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Collisions of any kind can be serious and cause injuries and other damages. When it comes to accidents caused by semi trucks, those injuries could be even more dangerous, and could be deadly for those in a passenger vehicle if they’re involved in the collision as well.

I-80 Crash Results in Two Fatalities

Published on Nov 24, 2021 at 2:22 pm in News.

A fatal crash between two vehicles occurred on Tuesday, November 23rd at 8 p.m. This collision resulted in the deaths of two children: a girl, age 12, and a boy, age 8. There were numerous injuries for others involved in the crash as well. The crash occurred near mile marker 81 by Utica.

Why Are Truck Accidents So Common in Illinois?

Published on May 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm in Truck Accidents.

Why Are Truck Accidents So Common in Illinois

Large trucks are essential to the economy because they transport goods throughout the state as well as the country. When trucks and other vehicles fail to share the road safely, it can lead to collisions between the two. Unfortunately, these commercial truck accidents can be especially dangerous because the size and weight of the trucks are much larger and heavier than regular sized motor vehicles.

When it comes to Illinois, these types of collisions are fairly common. There are a few explanations why they happen so regularly here, but one of the biggest reasons is because Illinois is one of the states with the highest amounts of freight being hauled. This means that there is a higher volume of large trucks on the road because there is so much freight to pick-up, deliver and transport.

SGKR Nominated as ‘Best of North Central Illinois’ Business for 2021

Published on Feb 12, 2021 at 3:32 pm in Firm News.

North Central Illinois best business poster

Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP is pleased to announce that we have been nominated as a Best of North Central Illinois Business again in 2021. The nomination alone is prestigious since the Best of North Central Illinois Business compiles all of the businesses and organizations in our area and recognizes the best of the best for different categories.

Michael Krzak, Matthew Rundio, and Adriane Lashure Make Super Lawyers Lists in 2021

Published on Feb 12, 2021 at 3:11 pm in Firm News.

At Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with expert legal representation. Since 2014, three of our lawyers have continually been recognized for these efforts and have been named to Super Lawyers’ Top Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Michael Krzak and Matthew Rundio have been selected to the Top Lawyers list yet again in 2021, and Adriane Lashure has been selected to the Rising Star list this year as well.

What Are My Legal Rights After a Rideshare Accident?

Published on Jan 14, 2021 at 3:38 pm in Car Accidents.

Point of view of driver from backseat passenger

Rideshare services are often a quick and convenient way to get from one place to another. Apps like Uber and Lyft allow drivers to use their own cars to give rides to app users in both urban and rural areas. Like all other drivers, however, even rideshare drivers can get into accidents.

How Many Motorcyclists Are Really on Illinois Roads?

Published on Jan 8, 2021 at 1:32 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Motorcyclists on road

Whether they’re driving a commercial truck, regular-sized vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or walking through a crosswalk, Illinois roads have all kinds of drivers and people using them. Of the population using our roads, one of the most vulnerable is the motorcyclist population.

Motorcycles are a fun and freeing way to get around in our state. Plenty of people choose to ride a motorcycle as their form of transportation. In fact, as of 2020, there are over 300,000 licensed motorcyclists on Illinois’ roads, and that number is constantly growing.

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