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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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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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Car accident Lawyer in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, a lawyer from Walner Law firm can help you get a fair settlement. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, don’t try to handle things with the insurance companies by yourself. Their job is to make sure you get as little as possible for your… Read More »

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Auto Accident Lawyer Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

At Walner Law , our goal is to help victims of car accidents in Illinois get justice. If you’ve been injured in Chicago or suburbs, as result of a car accident, or other auto-vehicle injury – car accident lawyers can help. If you were injured due to the negligence of someone else, we can… Read More »

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Does Your Car Accident Attorney Comply With This Checklist?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Hiring a car accident attorney is an important factor that must not be neglected when you have met with a personal injury. There are maximum chances that all the insurance companies try hard to give as less claim, as possible, by convincing you so smartly that you almost agree with them. Herein, you need… Read More »

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Navigating an Auto Accident with an Uninsured Driver

By Harvey L. Walner |

Getting in an auto accident can be frightening and frustrating. Then you have to deal with the aftermath, too. There may be injuries, and there may be a seriously damaged car that you’ll need to have repaired or replaced. Time lost from work, anxiety, pain, and a number of other issues can also show… Read More »

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When is a Pedestrian at Fault in a Car Accident?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Most people think that because pedestrians have “the right of way,” it follows that pedestrians can never be at fault for an auto vs. pedestrian accident. But contrary to what you might think, the driver is not always automatically responsible. From a legal standpoint, both drivers and pedestrians have a duty to exercise reasonable… Read More »

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How Should I Document My Auto Accident?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Auto accidents can be complicated incidents to investigate. Determining who’s at fault requires a skilled, professional investigation. Our Chicago auto accident lawyers have years of experience conducting these investigations, but you can help us immeasurably by thoroughly documenting your accident. The law is all about evidence. Courts generally don’t give much weight to claims… Read More »

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What Should I Do After an Accident?

By Harvey L. Walner |

The immediate aftermath of a significant wreck is quite important. Chicago auto accident lawyer Jon Walner has seen innocent victims lose their best chance at justice and compensation as a result of understandable mistakes made immediately after an accident. It’s important to start thinking about your legal rights as soon as you can after… Read More »

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Car Accidents Caused by Drowsy Driving

By Harvey L. Walner |

The FDA has recently increased its efforts to warn consumers of the effects some over-the-counter medications have on a person’s ability to drive. During a briefing earlier this month on the dangers of driving while drowsy, FDA medical officer Dr. Ali Mohamadi suggested certain medications, including antidiarrheals and antihistamines, may give the false impression… Read More »

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If I was Injured in an Illinois Car Accident, but Live Out of State, can I Still Sue in Illinois

By Harvey L. Walner |

Yes, if your car accident took place in Illinois, you can sue in Illinois and that may be your only choice. You must file your lawsuit in the court which has jurisdiction over your case. So, you always have the option of suing in the state where the accident occurred, and under certain circumstances… Read More »

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How will I pay for my Chicago car accident attorney’s time and expenses?

By Harvey L. Walner |

You only pay if we win money for you. If you do not receive compensation, neither do we. This is called a contingency fee agreement. Personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency fee basis because if injury victims had to pay up-front and out-of-pocket, they would not be able to afford legal… Read More »

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How long will it take to settle my Chicago car accident case?

By Harvey L. Walner |

If you have been injured in a car accident in Chicago, one of the first things you want to know is how long it will take to get paid for your accident. In general, it can take anywhere from six months to two years.  In some Illionis car accident cases involving serious injuries or complex… Read More »

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What to do After a Car Accident in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

A number of factors are taken into account when seeking compensation following Chicago car accidents. To ensure you are treated fairly and awarded proper compensation, certain steps will be necessary following your accident. Our Chicago car accident attorneys would be happy to meet with you free of charge to discuss your accident, explain your… Read More »

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Chicago Rollover Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

Rollover accidents are more likely to result in serious or fatal injury than many other types of car accidents. While recent changes in design and electronic stability control have significantly reduced the number of rollover accidents in the Chicago area, hundreds of people are still injured or killed in these accidents in Illinois every… Read More »

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Questions to Ask Your Chicago Auto Accident Attorney

By Harvey L. Walner |

When you are choosing a Chicago auto accident attorney, it is important that you ask as many questions as necessary to feel confident in your selection. There are a number of attorneys in the Chicago area who can handle auto accidents, but not all of them are equally suited to the task of getting… Read More »

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Most Common Car Accident Injuries

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There are literally hundreds of thousands of injuries sustained in car accidents every year. Some of these injuries are minor, requiring little more than one quick visit to the doctor. Others are catastrophic and will result in expensive medical treatments, an inability to work, and a permanently impacted quality of life. It is the… Read More »

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Common Causes of Car Accidents

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Whether you’re a good or bad driver, automobile accidents happen. And when they do, it’s easy as a motorist to be left feeling floundering and flustered. Fortunately, Harvey Walner Law & Associates is here to help you from the beginning. Because in order to take correct action in moving forward, it’s important to know the… Read More »

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Why do I need an Attorney for my Auto Accident?

By Harvey L. Walner |

After you are injured in an auto accident, an attorney can look out for your best interest while pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries. Although you can file a claim on your own, insurance companies tend to offer unfair and inadequate settlements when an attorney is not involved. Even if the accident was not… Read More »

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What to do after an Auto Accident

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Knowing what to do after an auto accident is critical to your safety. If you are seriously injured, taking the proper steps better ensures you will be compensated for your injury. After an accident, you should seek medical attention. Even if you feel okay, you may have suffered an injury that is not immediately… Read More »

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