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  • California Develops Rules for Self-Driving Cars

    Last month, we reported that self-driving cars will be on national highways within five years, and are already on roads in San Francisco. Our auto accident attorneys recently learned that the California Department of Motor Vehicles may issue regulations on this new technology next year. Home of Silicon Valley, its no surprise that California is spearheading the movement to bring self-driving cars ...
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  • Greyhound Bus Crash Victim Wins $27 Million

    Our bus accident attorneys reported on a deadly Greyhound bus accident in Pennsylvania in October 2013. Last week, a jury awarded one of the victims $27 million in damages. Learn more about this verdict and other cases against Greyhound below. The Greyhound bus was carrying passengers from New York to Ohio the night of the accident, which occurred on I-80 in Pennsylvania. According to court ...
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  • What the New Infrastructure Bill Means for You

    Earlier this month, Congress approved a $305 billion act to fund the country’s roads, bridges, and rail lines. It is the largest transportation bill in more than a decade and will last five years. The auto and train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this bill and how it will affect public safety. The Fixing America'€™s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will reauthorize federal ...
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  • Staying Safe During Holiday Travel

    With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and every event in between, millions of Americans are traveling this weekend. No matter your destination, the team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm hopes you have a festive, happy and safe holiday weekend. Car Safety If you haven’t already, now is the time to prep your car for winter travel. Here are a few tips to help ensure you are traveling safely: Prepare a road ...
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  • Tire Safety and Victims of Tire Defects

    The auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm represent victims of vehicle crashes of all types. Amid the recent news involving massive vehicle recalls, not enough attention is paid to tire safety. Tires are among the most important aspects of a vehicle’s safety; if any type of defect or failure occurs, it could result in disastrous consequences for everyone on the road. Most new ...
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  • What to do When You’re Injured on the CTA

    One woman was killed and eight others were injured in a recent CTA crash on Michigan Avenue. Preliminary reports cite the bus driver for failing to stop at a red light during evening rush hour. Bus accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail our recent cases involving the CTA, and how these differ from regular auto accident claims. The No. 148 Clarendon/Michigan Express bus was stopped at ...
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  • Megabus Crash from Chicago Injures Many

    Nearly 20 people were injured when a Megabus going from Chicago to Atlanta crashed in the early morning hours. The bus, one semi-truck and two cars were involved in the crash on I-65 south of Indianapolis. Megabus lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on this crash and urge all victims to contact an injury attorney. The Megabus crashed around 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 65, near Endingurgh, ...
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  • Legal Options After Megabus Accidents

    The latest crash involving the popular multi-state bus service Megabus hit a little too close to home. Although no one was injured in the crash, several passengers were hospitalized with serious injuries. Bus crash lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail the legal action injured passengers can take after a crash. This most recent Megabus accident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 in ...
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  • Winter Biking Tips – How to Stay Safe in Snow and Ice

    Now that the polar vortex has, thankfully, left the Midwest, bicyclists feel a bit more comfortable commuting around the city. Though we admire their courage, the bike injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm would like to outline a few recommendations to help you ride safely through the snow. It’s All About Layers As temperatures remain in the teens and single digits, it is critically ...
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  • Staying Safe in Freezing Temperatures – How to Avoid Winter Accidents

    Residents of the Midwest and Northeast are no strangers to snow, ice and cold. Today’s below-zero temperatures, however, are certainly giving us a run for our money. The injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm would like to highlight some of the best ways to stay warm and avoid accidents today as temperatures hit record lows. In extreme weather such as this, there are many choices we have to ...
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  • During Thanksgiving Travel, Drivers will see Biggest Problems

    The days before Thanksgiving are widely known as the busiest travels days of the year, as Americans take to airports, roadways and train stations to get home to their families. In a stroke of bad luck, winter storms are threatening to hit Northeastern states and delay travel plans throughout the country. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn that drivers, particularly in the ...
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  • Dozens Injured in Chicagoland Bus Crashes

    Bus accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that about 16 people have been injured in two separate CTA bus crashes yesterday, Wednesday October 9, 2013. The first crash occurred during morning rush in the Loop, the second around noon on Chicago’s West Side. The crash in the Loop sent eight passengers to the hospital after another vehicle, possibly a taxi , cut the CTA bus off at the ...
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  • Pennsylvania Bus Crash leaves One Killed, Dozens Injured

    Bus accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on a recent bus crash on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania involving a Greyhound bus and large truck. At least one person is confirmed dead, and over 40 are reported injured. The crash occurred around 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, October 9, 2013 near Williamsport in the center of the state. In viewing CNN video , the Greyhound appeared to slam ...
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  • Eight Senior Citizens Killed in Tennessee Bus Crash

    Bus accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm affirm that eight people have been reported dead after a bus crashed into a tractor-trailer and SUV in Tennessee. The crash occurred on Interstate 40 in the eastern region of the state, and six of the fatalities were elderly passengers on the bus. The bus was being rented by a North Carolina church, the Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville. ...
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  • Six Dead, Dozens Injured in Ottawa Bus-Train Collision

    Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that six people have died after a double-decker bus collided with a passenger train near Ottawa, Canada. About 34 people are injured and ten of them remain in critical condition. The crash occurred about six miles south of downtown Ottawa, just after 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2013. Preliminary reports suggest that the bus ...
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  • Tour Bus Company to Pay $6.75 Million for Death of Chicago Woman

    Bus accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm affirm that a local tour bus company recently settled with the family of a young woman who was killed when a driver struck her in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. The tour bus driver allegedly had cocaine in his system at the time of the crash. The 26-year-old woman, Justyna Palka, was crossing at the intersection of Illinois and Colomus when ...
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  • Police Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers through Labor Day Weekend

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm affirm that police departments throughout the country will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend in the final push of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Coinciding with the holiday, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released data reflecting a positive trend toward late-night drunk driving fatality reductions in ...
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  • Six Injured in Chicago Bus Crash

    Bus accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that at least six people were recently brought to hospitals after a bus struck a vehicle on Chicago’s South Side. The bus was carrying special needs adults. Fortunately, according the Chicago Fire Department, none of the injuries are life-threatening. The accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on the 6600 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. ...
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  • CTA Bus Driver Critically injured in Crash, Three Others Injured

    Bus accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of a recent crash in Chicago, on the Far South Side, involving a CTA bus, a dump truck, and two other vehicles. The crash occurred just before 10 p.m., critically injuring the bus driver and seriously injuring three others. The Number 6 Jackson Park Express bus was turning into the 103rd Street Garage when the dump truck traveling westbound ...
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  • Crashes in Chicago Injure 18, Including 13 Children

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of two major crashes in Chicago recently that injured nearly 20 people, including 13 kids. Both crashes occurred on the city’s South Side. The first crash occurred on June 22, 2013 around 6 p.m. on South Lake Shore Drive. The wreck included four cars, causing four adults and three children to be hospitalized. Two of those injured were in ...
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  • Survivors Remember the Nation’s Deadliest Drunken Driving Crash

    Bus accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm point to a recent article by USA TODAY, returning back to the country’s most fatal drunken driving crash. It occurred in 1988 in Kentucky, when a Kentucky motorist got on the wrong side of a high way and crashed, head-on, into a school bus filled with children. The school bus was carrying nearly 70 people, 25 of whom lost their lives after the ...
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  • Despite Federal Crackdown, Bus Crashes Continue to Take Lives

    Bus accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of the nationwide crackdown on motor coach operators with histories of unsafe practices. Amid these increased investigations, however, passengers continue to be involved in major bus crashes throughout the country. A party bus company based in Washington DC, for example, was recently shut down by the U.S. Transportation Department. The ...
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  • Chicago Metro Crashes Claim Lives, Cause Lawsuits

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of a recent lawsuit that was filed by a passenger injured in a Megabus accident. The woman was injured when the Megabus slammed into a concrete pillar on its way from Chicago to St. Louis. Yanxin “Amy” Zhou filed the lawsuit against Megabus, Coach USA, which owns and operates the company, tire manufacturer Bridgestone Americas Tire ...
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  • Family of Teen Killed in Car Crash Awarded $90 Million

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of a significant verdict recently decided for the family of a 13-year-old girl who was killed by a car while crossing the street to get to her school bus stop. The jury ordered Prince George Public Schools to pay $90 million for its negligence. More than four years ago, on the morning of September 1, 2009, the teen was crossing a street ...
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  • Illinois Flooding Creates Dangerous Driving Conditions

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullis remind Illinois drivers that the recent rainstorms are creating many hazardous conditions on the state’s roadways, including widespread flooding and road closures. Our attorneys, along with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is encouraging all motorists to use extra caution today as flood warnings and watches are in place throughout the ...
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