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Does Ice Increase the Chances of a Jackknife Accident?

Published on Apr 13, 2022 at 3:03 pm in Truck Accidents.

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When news stations show winter weather accidents, you’ll often see your fair share of crashes involving trucks. Many times you’ll see trucks that flipped over as they attempted to pass another motorist or round a circle turn when transitioning from one interstate to another. On some occasions, you’ll catch a glimpse of a rare phenomenon that is a jackknife incident.

What If a Third Party Is Involved in a Car Accident?

Published on Apr 5, 2022 at 12:29 pm in Car Accidents.

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There is a general tendency to think of a car accident as a situation involving two drivers—and for one to assume that liability (who’s at fault) belongs to one of those two directly-involved motorists. It’s commonly believed that one driver is at fault, and the other is a victim.

Some situations arise where another party is partially or fully responsible for the collision. It’s even possible that the at-fault party wasn’t even at the scene of the accident. This outside party, a person or group not directly involved in the crash, is known as a third party. When can a third party be held liable for damages from a car accident?

How Much Slower Should Trucks Travel in Wintery Conditions?

Published on Apr 5, 2022 at 11:55 am in Truck Accidents.

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As Illinois drivers, we are all too familiar with the winter weather and how it can make driving more dangerous than during the warmer summer months. It is not just up to passenger vehicle drivers to exercise caution in unsafe driving conditions, though. Big rig and, semi-tractor trailer and other truck drivers also need to do their part to keep everyone on the roads safe during wintertime.

There are many actions that truck drivers can take to be safer, but perhaps one of the most important is to simply slow down. But exactly how much slower should trucks travel in wintery conditions? That depends on what type of weather and road conditions a driver is presented with. However, one important piece of advice sticks out—slower is almost always better.

Michael Krzak Co-Authors Chapter in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (Fifth Edition)

Published on Mar 18, 2022 at 10:03 am in News.

Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP law firm’s own Michael S. Krzak recently co-authored Chapter 129 in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (Fifth Edition). This influential law text provides guidance on all phases of litigation in an 18-volume set. Chapter 129 focuses specifically on aviation law. More information about how to purchase a hardbound or e-book version of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (Fifth Edition) can be found here.

SGKR Voted Best Personal Injury Law Firm in ‘Best of North Central Illinois’

Published on Mar 16, 2022 at 10:55 am in News.

Our entire staff here at Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP wants to thank all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to nominate and then vote for us as part of the “Best of North Central Illinois” contest that just wrapped up on March 11.

We were selected as the Best Personal Injury Law Firm in North Central Illinois for 2022. This year’s win marks three years in a row that our Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP law firm has won this highly coveted “Best Of” title.

How Do Seat Belts Reduce and Prevent Serious Injuries?

Published on Feb 28, 2022 at 3:55 pm in Car Accidents.

seat belt over driver

Putting on a seat belt should be second nature when getting in a car. Despite this, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that around 27 million Americans still drive or ride without their seatbelts.

Research clearly shows that seat belts reduce and prevent serious injuries. In the event of a car accident, you will never regret having an added layer of safety and protection.

SGKR Nominated for ‘Best of North Central Illinois’ Personal Injury Attorney

Published on Feb 15, 2022 at 3:07 pm in News.

Vote for Us Best of 2022 North Central Illinois

For the third year in a row, Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP is honored to be nominated for the 2022 Best of North Central Illinois award in the Service: Personal Injury Attorney category. Our firm is proud to have won this award both in 2020 and 2021, and is grateful to the citizens of North Central Illinois who used their votes to support the work we do here at Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP.

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