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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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The semi-truck hit the apartment building on Torrence Avenue just south of 184th Street shortly after 5 a.m.

By Harvey L. Walner |

Two people were transported to hospitals after a semi-truck crashed into a residential building in south suburban Lansing Tuesday morning. The semi-truck hit the apartment building on Torrence Avenue just south of 184th Street shortly after 5 a.m. At about 7:58 a.m., crews were able to extricate the driver from the cab of the… Read More »

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How Murder Can Lead to a Wrongful Death Claim by Walner Law

By Harvey L. Walner |

Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Illinois, will be sentenced on August 15 after being convicted in the 2014 death of a student attending Southern Illinois University. The two men, ages 19 and 24, were intoxicated and fighting while out looking for cocaine. Bethune hit the student so many times it resulted in a head injury… Read More »

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Airplanes Collide on the Ground at O’Hare Airport

By Harvey L. Walner |

Two planes recently collided on the ground at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, and the incident is being investigated by the FAA. Reports from the FAA say that while backing out of Gate C30 the United Flight 645 clipped the wing of the United Airlines Flight 2746 that was parked at Gate C28. There was damage… Read More »

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Man Killed in Hit-And-Run In West Humboldt Park

By Harvey L. Walner |

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 42-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run early Thursday, apparently while riding a bike in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. Police said the victim was found lying unresponsive in the middle of the street around 3:15 a.m. near Division and Kostner. Investigators determined the man was the victim of a… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Claim Filed Against Illinois Veterans Home

By Harvey L. Walner |

A lawsuit has been filed against a Quincy, Illinois, Veterans Home after a male resident died following a bout of Legionnaires’ Disease that struck the facility. The family of the veteran is seeking $100,000 in the wrongful death of the man. The lawsuit claims the facility was negligent in maintaining its water systems and… Read More »

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Signs You May Need a Personal Injury Attorney

By Harvey L. Walner |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics that show there are 42 million visits to emergency rooms each year. With that data, it’s easy to see why some of those people that are injured could use the assistance of a personal injury attorney.If you have been injured due to the negligence of… Read More »

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Chicago-Area McDonalds Linked to Foodborne Illness Outbreak

By Harvey L. Walner |

Officials with the Illinois Department of Public Health are investigating several food poisoning cases that may be linked to McDonald’s salads. About 90 cases of an intestinal illness called cyclosporiasis caused by the cyclospora parasite have been investigated since people started becoming ill in May. Many of the people had eaten salad at a… Read More »

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