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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Semi-Truck Causes Chain Reaction Accident on Interstate

By Harvey L. Walner |

Five people were critically injured over the weekend after a tractor trailer crashed into vehicles stopped on the roadway, causing a chain reaction accident on Interstate 94. The accident occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Easter Sunday in the eastbound lanes of the interstate near Northbrook. Four cars including a black KIA Sportage, gray Honda… Read More »

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Cyclist’s Family Award Millions in Fatal Bikeshare Accident

By Harvey L. Walner |

A lawsuit in the death of a 25-year-old cyclist has finally ended with millions in damages being awarded to the victim’s family. Virginia “Ginny” Murray, 25, of Wicker Park was struck and killed by a flatbed truck in July 2016 while riding a Divvy bicycle in the Avondale neighborhood. She was taken to the… Read More »

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Passenger Killed in Uber Accident

By Harvey L. Walner |

A passenger was killed in an accident in an Uber vehicle while coming home from her birthday celebration this weekend. The crash occurred around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday on Interstate 55 near the Damen exit. An Uber vehicle was traveling southbound on the interstate with three passengers when a speeding car plowed into the… Read More »

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The Basics of Illinois Workers’ Compensation

By Harvey L. Walner |

Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides medical and wage benefits to employees injured on the job in the scope of their employment in exchange for relinquishing the right to sue their employer for damages. The vast majority of employees in the state of Illinois are covered by workers’ compensation coverage, so it is critical… Read More »

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Electric Scooters Coming to Chicago – What You Need to Know About Accident Liability

By Harvey L. Walner |

With three weeks left in his term, the mayor of Chicago has announced a pilot program for dockless, motorized scooters on the west side of the city. The purpose of the program is to test the viability of the motorized scooter as a means of transportation around Chicago, with companies like Uber, Lyft, Lime,… Read More »

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Court Rules Doctor’s Credentialing File Protected in Medical Malpractice Case

By Harvey L. Walner |

The Illinois appellate court ruled in a recent case that a Chicago hospital is not required to produce a doctor’s credentialing file as part of an ongoing medical malpractice case, finding that the documents are considered privileged under state law. This ruling overturned the trial court’s order for the hospital to turn over the… Read More »

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Illinois State Trooper Killed in Wrong Way Crash

By Harvey L. Walner |

Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis was killed early Saturday morning on March 30 by a wrong way driver on the interstate. The crash occurred on the westbound lanes of I-94, just east of the IL-176 exit in Green Oaks. The driver of the vehicle traveling eastbound on the westbound lanes was identified as Dan… Read More »

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Learned Intermediary Doctrine Protects Pharmacy from Medical Malpractice

By Harvey L. Walner |

The First Appellate District Court held last month in a medical malpractice case that the learned intermediary doctrine protects a pharmacy from liability and that the pharmacy has no duty to warn customers of prescription drug side effects that may occur in anyone who takes the drug. According to the facts of the case,… Read More »

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