fbpx
ILLINOIS TRIAL LAWYERS
HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OBTAINED
State of Illinois
Serving North Central
Illinois for 40+ years.
We'll evaluate your
case for free.
Experienced in the
most complex cases.
You pay nothing
unless we win.
We'll travel anywhere
to meet you.
We're available when
you need it most.

Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP Sponsoring Operation Smart TV

Published on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:40 pm in Firm News.

The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the country has been unprecedented. There have been so many changes to our everyday lives. One of the biggest changes is how we communicate. With the rise of social distancing and remaining at home when possible, many in-person interactions we used to have daily may not be happening at all.

This has especially affected those who live in care communities. While the physical separation can be difficult, there are virtual options for residents in these communities to stay in touch with their loved ones. Operation Smart TV is providing this opportunity for the residents of LaSalle Veterans’ Home.

Why Was Zantac Recalled?

Published on Jul 16, 2020 at 6:24 pm in Dangerous Drugs.

Pills coming out of prescription bottle

If you or a loved one took Zantac medication for heartburn or other issues that impact stomach acid conditions, you may have heard about the recent recall of the medication. Learning that a medication you’ve been taking has been recalled can be scary and a little bit confusing. You or a loved one may also have recently been diagnosed with cancer. While there are many reasons why cancer may develop, if you have taken Zantac for an extended amount of time, it’s possible that your diagnosis was caused by Zantac.

What Does Renters Insurance Cover in Illinois?

Published on Jun 25, 2020 at 6:59 pm in Premises Liability.

Outside of apartment building

Renters insurance secures tenants’ families, assets, property, and futures. However, it’s estimated that less than 50 percent of tenants in Illinois have renters insurance. Because of this, a number of people run into legal problems every year when their property is damaged or when someone is hurt at their house or apartment.

If you rent in Illinois and do not have insurance, it’s important to understand what renters insurance covers and why it’s important to have the coverage in the event of an accident.

Can Posting on Social Media Harm an Injury Claim?

Published on Jun 18, 2020 at 3:04 pm in Car Accidents.

Social media apps

In today’s world, posting on social media about major events in your life has become second nature to many individuals. It’s only natural that after you’ve sustained an unexpected injury, you may feel inclined to write a post, and maybe even include pictures, to alert your friends, family, and followers about your misfortune and reassure everybody that you’re okay. You might even feel tempted to talk about how the accident happened and try to assign blame—especially if the accident was caused by another person.

Making the decision to post any information about an injury that you may be considering filing a personal injury claim for is a decision that can potentially harm your claim more than help it—especially when your emotions may be running high soon after the incident occurred. There are many reasons why this is the case. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Wrongful Death Law: Who Can File and Who Can Recover Damages

Published on May 21, 2020 at 8:07 pm in Wrongful Death.

person on laptop taking notes

The loss of a loved one is tragic and one of the most challenging things a family can endure. When the death was the result of someone else’s negligent actions and could have been prevented, the situation can be even more difficult to deal with.  In addition to the grief of losing a loved one, there’s also the potential for a family to suffer financially if they depended on the deceased family member’s income. In the State of Illinois, a death that occurs because of the negligence of another can be the basis for a wrongful death claim. If you or someone you love is in a situation like this, it’s important to understand who can file a wrongful death claim and who is entitled to recover damages. While it’s understandable for a family to have reservations about the legal process, it is sometimes the only means of holding those who wrongfully caused a loved one’s death responsible and securing a comfortable future for those who have been left behind.

What You Need to Know About School Zone Safety

Published on May 14, 2020 at 7:34 pm in Car Accidents.

School Zone painted on street

When you’re driving through a school zone, you may not be aware of the different laws and rules that apply. These laws and rules exist to keep children and those in charge of them safe from accidents. During school drop-off and when class ends for the day, a school zone is a busy area full of excited children, parents and guardians picking up their kids, and buses picking up children who live further away. As a driver, you want to make sure you’re well-versed in the laws and how to drive safely through these areas.

The Benefits of Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage in Illinois

Published on May 8, 2020 at 2:29 pm in Car Accidents.

Close up of white car with another driveway in background

Even though there are mandatory automobile insurance requirements in Illinois, the limits are often insufficient to cover losses sustained by the victim of an automobile collision. Additionally, there are many negligent drivers who are completely uninsured or have an inadequate amount of insurance coverage. If a driver like that is involved in an accident, it can be challenging for the victim to receive full compensation to cover their losses. Fortunately, there are insurance coverage options that can alleviate the problem. There are benefits to carrying uninsured and underinsured coverage in Illinois on your own automobile policy.

Tips Motorists Can Use to Avoid Cyclists on Rural Roads

Published on Apr 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm in Bicycle Accidents.

Person riding bike

As a motorist, you know that you have to share the road with cyclists, but it can be difficult on rural roads. City streets often have bike lanes and more room to allow cyclists to coexist with vehicles.  Rural roads don’t always have as much space for cyclists, and sometimes they don’t even have a shoulder.

When a motorist collides with a cyclist, it can result in catastrophic injuries or cause death.  If you or someone you love has been a victim of a bicycle accident, then you already know how devastating these collisions can be. In order to avoid getting into a wreck with a cyclist, drivers should follow these tips to avoid collisions.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Announces “Emergency” Amendment

Published on Apr 17, 2020 at 4:28 pm in Workers' Compensation.

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has announced an “emergency” amendment under The Rules of Evidence — Section 9030.70(a).  Under the “emergency” amendment a rebuttable presumption has been created for “first responders” and “front-line workers” who are diagnosed with COVID-19 during a COVID-19-related state of emergency.

The rebuttable presumptions include: (a) the exposure will be presumed to have arisen out of and in the course of the COVID-19 First Responder or Front-Line worker’s employment and that (b) the exposure will be presumed to be causally connected to the hazards or exposures of COVID-19 First Responder or Front-Line Worker’s employment.

Latest Articles

News & Insights