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Six People Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash in South Loop

By Harvey L. Walner |

Six people were injured in a five vehicle car accident in the South Loop on Sunday evening. According to the police, around 4:40 p.m. the driver of a car traveling north on the 500 block of South State Street was unable to brake his car due to mechanical problems. That car struck another car… Read More »

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Illinois Bill Introduced to Amend Workers’ Compensation for Firefighters

By Harvey L. Walner |

A new bill introduced to the Illinois Senate earlier this month would amend the current Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act to begin compensation almost immediately for firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics seriously injured while on the job. S.B. 1219 was introduced by Sen. Neil Anderson of Moline. Under the proposed bill, the current Workers’… Read More »

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Doctors and Experts Warn of the Dangers of Trampoline Parks

By Harvey L. Walner |

Trampoline parks are becoming one of the most popular destinations for children, but these places come at a serious risk of injury for kids. Journalists are reporting serious injuries occurring inside local trampoline parks after reviewing hundreds of 911 calls around the Chicago area. The data collected shows an increase in the number of… Read More »

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Bad Weather Leads to Spinouts and Crashes Across Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

Blowing and drifting snow caused a number of vehicle spinouts and car accidents across the city during the Valentine’s Day holiday weekend. In the southern suburbs, blizzard conditions caused a three vehicle crash in Steger, and state police were forced to close northbound I-57 in Manteno due to blowing snow. North of the city,… Read More »

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Family Sues Chicago Hospital for Medical Malpractice

By Harvey L. Walner |

A widowed husband and father is filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice against Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, claiming that their negligence in care led to the death of his pregnant wife. On March 29, 2016 the victim, 32 years old and 21 weeks pregnant, was admitted to Lutheran General with a fever, chills, coughing… Read More »

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Semi-Truck Crashes into Charter Bus on I-294

By Harvey L. Walner |

A semi-truck crashed into an unoccupied charter bus during rush hour on Monday night, engulfing the bus in flames on I-294. The accident took place around 6:50 p.m. on the interstate near Berkeley, when the truck struck the rear of the bus and it burst into flames that could be seen streets away from… Read More »

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Pedestrian Hit By Car When Crossing Street in Medical District

By Harvey L. Walner |

A woman was hit by a car while crossing the street in the Medical District near Rush Hospital earlier today. Around 9:40 a.m. a pedestrian was hit by a car while crossing the street at Harrison Street and Ashland Avenue near Rush University Medical Center in the Illinois Medical District. The victim, 20 years… Read More »

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The Dos and Don’ts of Illinois Car Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful and scary experience. It can be difficult to know what to do and what not to do in the aftermath of an accident. What you do immediately after a car accident in Illinois can mean the difference between collecting compensation for your claim or receiving… Read More »

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Man Dies after Crashing Into Salt Truck

By Harvey L. Walner |

A man was killed on the far South Side in the Hegewisch neighborhood when the vehicle he was driving struck a salt truck. Victor D. Crosby, 37, was driving his 2004 Ford SUV around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday northbound on Avenue O when he struck the rear driver’s side of a salt truck that… Read More »

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Appeals Court Denies Woman for Slip and Fall Claims

By Harvey L. Walner |

A state appeals court has ruled that a woman is not allowed to sue a Chicago Food 4 Less store or the company hired to clear the snow from the parking lot after she slipped and fell on ice and broke her ankle. Sharon Jordan was injured on November 12, 2013 when she slipped… Read More »

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Pedestrian Hurt in Hit and Run Accident on South Side

By Harvey L. Walner |

The police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in the Chatham neighborhood at the end of December. At around 9:15 p.m. on December 30, a gray two-door 2018 Dodge Challenger struck a male pedestrian at East 76th and South Martin Luther King Dr. The driver drove off after… Read More »

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Woman Sues for Slip and Fall at Chicago Shopping Center

By Harvey L. Walner |

A Chicago woman is suing a city shopping center for a slip and fall accident she claims happened because of snow and ice in the parking lot. Pauline Owens filed a lawsuit against Semmer Landscape LLC and others, alleging negligence and other counts that attributed to her injuries. According to her claims, she fell… Read More »

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2 injured after semitrailer, 2 vehicles collide on southbound Dan Ryan

By Harvey L. Walner |

2 injured after semitrailer, 2 vehicles collide on southbound Dan RyanSun-Times Media WireSunday, December 16, 2018 06:42PMCHICAGO — A three-vehicle crash on Sunday morning involving a semitrailer on the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway left two women injured. The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. near 59th Street, according to Illinois State Police and Chicago Fire… Read More »

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Attorney, family of Kenneka Jenkins on suing hotel over freezer death

By Harvey L. Walner |

CHICAGO — Kenneka Jenkins was missing for 20 hours, but no one realized she was trapped in a hotel freezer. The 19-year-old was found dead on September 9, 2017. Her body was in a freezer that was in an unused kitchen. Her family is now suing the hotel, the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel… Read More »

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Researchers blame Lyft, Uber for spike in traffic collisions

By Harvey L. Walner |

Researchers blame Lyft, Uber for spike in traffic collisions Preliminary draft suggests increase in vehicular accidents Earlier this week, researchers at the University of Chicago released a preliminary draft of an upcoming report suggesting that ride-hailing apps like San Francisco-based Lyft and Uber may lead to more accidents on American roads. The paper, titled… Read More »

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2 killed in Park Manor hit-and-run crash identified

By Harvey L. Walner |

2 killed in Park Manor hit-and-run crash identified Thursday, November 15, 2018CHICAGO (WLS) — Two people were killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Park Manor neighborhood Thursday morning, Chicago police said. The crash occurred at about 1:04 a.m. in the 7100-block of South State Street. A car was speeding northbound and exiting the… Read More »

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Sterigenics parent company Sotera Health – Angry Willowbrook residents pack meeting on carcinogenic gas

By Harvey L. Walner |

Call Walner Law Firm at 312-800-0000 for a Sterigenics Injury Lawyer. WILLOWBROOK, Ill. (WLS) — Residents were angry and demanded answers Wednesday night after the release of a federal report showed a company may be releasing cancer-causing chemicals into the air. “We want you out! Goodbye!” one resident yelled. Hundreds of residents are upset… Read More »

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CPD: Car Accident Leaves One Child Dead, Seven Injured

By Harvey L. Walner |

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police said a five-year-old died and seven others were injured in a car accident near the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sunday. It happened at Western and 43rd just before 10:30 a.m. According to police, a Ford Focus entered the intersection after the light turned red, colliding with a Ford… Read More »

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72-year-old pedestrian struck and killed in Chicago Lawn

By Harvey L. Walner |

A 72-year-old man died two weeks after being struck by a vehicle in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Jesus Lopez was crossing the street about 10 a.m. Oct. 6 in the 6100 block of South California when he was struck by a vehicle, according to Chicago police the Cook County medical… Read More »

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Taxi accident near Navy Pier

By Harvey L. Walner |

CHICAGO (CBS) — A frightening scene near Navy Pier after a taxi hit eight pedestrians.It happened around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.Divvy bikes were strewn across the sidewalk as onlookers appeared in shock. Police said a taxi and another vehicle collided, causing the taxi to go up on the sidewalk on Illinois under Lake Shore Drive. “He… Read More »

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