Eliminating Car and Ped Traffic Accidents

What do you call an accident where a car strikes a pedestrian? Is it a car accident or a pedestrian accident. When urban planners and mayors set out to eliminate traffic deaths, who do they target? First they examined the statistics and found that the number of traffic fatalities caused by car accidents attributable to […]Read More…

Women Face More Injury in Car Accidents

When litigating car accident lawsuits, we have always found that women seem to consistently sustain more serious injuries than males. Predominantly, back and brain injuries. We began to wonder if this was just the experience of Grazian and Volpe or if it was a statistical fact. We began to do some research and came upon […]Read More…

Bicycle Safer By Avoiding the Right Cross

The most common and unfortunate way a cyclist and vehicle meet is referred to as the “right cross”. When referring to car on car accidents, personal injury lawyers may call this the “t-bone”. A right cross occurs when a driver pulls out from the right of a cyclist, say from a side street, parking lot […]Read More…

Older Pedestrians Need Our Care

41 million Americans are 65 or older. They are enjoying active and healthier lifestyles achieved often through the simple act of walking. Walking increases bone and muscle strength, mobility, agility and independence. It helps to prevent, delay and control chronic illness and fosters social interactions and better quality of life. However, walking, for all its […]Read More…

How to Win a Slip and Fall Settlement

The snow and ice are once again upon Chicago. During this season, Grazian and Volpe receives at least three calls a day from potential clients who have fallen and sustained serious injuries. We conduct a detailed interview with the client immediately. However, it is what client before they call us that may spell the difference […]Read More…

Indoor vs Outdoor Slip and Fall Claims

Slip and Fall claims are based on negligence and premise liability theories. An owner of a premises has a duty to maintain the premises in a manner that is safe for visitors. If the owner fails to maintain the premises in a safe condition, he or she may be liable for injuries that are the […]Read More…

Cyclists: One Way Not to Get Hit

Grazian and Volpe have litigated thousands of car and bike accidents over the last 30 years. Some are unavoidable but we are constantly reminded how many accidents are totally preventable. A growing area of our practice involves cyclists. Chicago strives to be a bicycle friendly city and we applaud the efforts. Cycling is healthy and […]Read More…

Winter Cruisers Read the Fine Print!

Kudos to the clients of Grazian and Volpe who are able to escape ChiBeria, Chillinois whether by train, plane, auto or cruise ship. January is a good month to review some preventive measures to assure a safe and fun cruise. Included are steps to take should injury occur to protect your rights. Mishaps on cruise […]Read More…

Can Technology Prevent Distracted Teen Driving?

Every human being is is not living under a rock is now aware of the dangers of distracted driving. IN 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver-many more than those killed by drunk drivers. In 2014 we are setting the course for close to the half million mark for injuries caused […]Read More…

Distracted Teen Driving May Be Parent’s Fault

It is now common knowledge that driving while texting or driving is the number one cause of motor vehicle accidents. There is not a parent of driving age teens who has not warned their teen to avoid texting or talking on cell phones while driving. Unfortunately, there seems to be many parents not following their […]Read More…