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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.

Countermeasures to Address Bicyclist Injuries and Death

Published on Jan 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm in Bicycle Accidents.

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Bicycles are a fun and efficient way to get from one place to another, but they can be dangerous when sharing the road with regular-sized motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicyclists are more likely to be injured in a bicycle accident than the occupants of a vehicle. Since bicycle accident injuries can be serious and lead to permanent disability or death, it’s important to look at ways to address and prevent those injuries.

The Illinois Law That Requires Drivers to Render Aid to Injured Cyclists

Published on Dec 23, 2020 at 3:02 pm in Bicycle Accidents.

Illinois law requires drivers to render aid to cyclists

Throughout Illinois, in cities and rural areas, individuals have taken to riding bicycles to get around in a more healthy, cost-effective, and ecofriendly way.  While many drivers have grown accustomed to sharing the roads with bicyclists, accidents between motor vehicles and bicycles still happen. These bicycle accidents are especially dangerous for cyclists because they are more exposed on a bike, and their bodies usually take the force of the blow from the vehicle.

The National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2017, 26 pedalcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in Illinois. Under Illinois law, drivers in the state are responsible for rendering aid to injured cyclists after an accident occurs. This is due to the fact that motor vehicles and bicycles can cause such serious injuries to any cyclists.

SGKR Donates Thousands to Two Illinois Food Pantries

Published on Nov 20, 2020 at 11:33 am in Firm News.

People accepting big check in food pantry

Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP recently donated to two food pantries in Illinois. With winter on the way and the holidays rapidly approaching, the food pantries that provide food assistance to local families can use these donations to help them serve those in need.

Illinois Court Decision Impacts Work Injury Cases Involving Everyday Activities

Published on Oct 6, 2020 at 2:33 pm in Workers' Compensation.

In a recent ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that an employee’s injuries from everyday activities, like bending, kneeling, and reaching, are compensable under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. This, however, will only be the case if the employee is reasonably expected to perform those actions incidental to their assigned duties.

The decision came after Kevin McAllister, the claimant, injured his right knee while he was working as a sous-chef at a restaurant in Illinois. His job duties included checking in orders, arranging the walk-in cooler, and preparing and cooking food.

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