Grazian & Volpe Legal Blog


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…

Jet Ski Accidents are Increasing and More Dangerous

The lawyers at Grazian and Volpe have noticed a marked increase in the representation of clients injured in boat crashes with or on Jet Skis during this short Chicago summer season. The injuries have been serious including broken bones, head injuries and in one case, a wrongful death. We decided to do some investigation into […]Read More…

Bicycle Recall: Trek 2013 Madone

The lawyers at Grazian and Volpe are ever vigilant for any information that can help cyclers stay safe and avoid injury. We came across a new brief stating that approximately 6,800 Trek model Madone bikes manufactured as 2013 models have been recalled by Trek Bicycles of Waterloo, Wisconsin. The reason is that the front brake […]Read More…