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Pedestrian Killed by Metra UP-NW Train

By Harvey L. Walner |

A Metra Union Pacific Northwest train struck and killed a pedestrian recently on the Northwest Side. Kassie Heffernan, 35, was hit by outbound train No. 618 around 7:30 a.m. near the Edison Park station at 6730 N. Olmsted Ave. according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office and Metra Office. The Chicago Fire Department… Read More »

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Fatal Car Accidents Reported Due to Slick Roads

By Harvey L. Walner |

Freak weather in mid-April dropped over five inches of snow in downtown Chicago last weekend and caused a number of traffic accidents on the roads around the city. Major delays, serious injuries, and even fatalities occurred as a result of the slick roadways in Illinois and Indiana. According to reports, multiple crashes were reported… Read More »

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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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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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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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Man Charged with DUI in Fatal Accident

By Harvey L. Walner |

A Chicago man was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and reckless homicide after causing a car accident that killed a woman earlier this month in Oak Park. Kendall Harrison, 25, from Humboldt Park, was driving an SUV on March 10 around 10:30 p.m. when he ran the red light at the intersection… Read More »

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Several People Injured in Multi-vehicle Accident

By Harvey L. Walner |

Several people were injured and a man was arrested after a multi-vehicle car accident in the West Englewood neighborhood late last month. On January 20th, a 28 year old man crashed his vehicle into several cars at the intersection of 63rd and Ashland around 7:00 p.m. The police reported that at least two people… Read More »

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Four People Injured in Rollover Accident

By Harvey L. Walner |

Four people were injured in a car accident early Saturday morning when a vehicle crashed into and rolled during the accident. The accident occurred in the South Side Englewood neighborhood around 2:10 a.m. at the intersection of 69th Street and the 6900 block of South Halsted. A car was being chased down South Halsted… Read More »

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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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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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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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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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