Home to almost 75,000 people, Schaumburg, Illinois, has many attractions, landmarks, and locations for all of Chicago to enjoy. Many will take a trip out of the city on the Kennedy Expressway or cross the suburbs on IL-53 to visit Woodfield Mall, IKEA, the Streets of Woodfield, and many of the car dealerships on Golf Rd. Schaumburg was incorporated on March 7, 1956. The village contains the world headquarters of Motorola Solutions. Schaumburg is located to the east of Hoffman Estates and the west of Elk Grove Village. Additionally, the Schaumburg Boomers play baseball at Boomer Stadium in the summer months. The stadium is located at the southeast corner of the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway at Springinsguth Road, adjacent to Schaumburg Metra Station.
Where to Shop in Schaumburg
The eleventh largest mall in North America, Woodfield Mall is home to nearly 300 stores and is anchored by J.C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s (formerly Marshall Field’s), Nordstrom, and the country’s largest Sears store at 416,000 square feet. Additionally, Schaumburg is home to one of two IKEA stores in Illinois. However, whether people are visiting Santa Claus or picking up a new pair of pants, be careful of potential injuries. Someone may slip and fall at a store entry when they are walking from the inside of the mall. These cases fall under premises liability law and you may wish to speak to a personal injury attorney.. The Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. is experienced in handling slip and fall accident cases. Slip and fall or “trip and fall” accidents can occur practically anywhere at any time, even while shopping. Common causes of these types of accidents include:
- Inadequate lighting,
- Uneven surfaces,
- Unsafe stairways or ramps,
- Spills on the floor, or
- Obstructed paths.
Driving in Schaumburg
With many great stores, restaurants, and theaters, car accidents can occur on many of the busy roads (not including the interstates (I-90 or I-294)). When driving down either Golf Rd. or Higgins Rd. to get to Woodfield from the east or west, or driving up Meacham Rd. or Roselle Rd., drivers need to be very careful and pay extra attention. With approximately, 30% of the population under 30 and a large number of younger drivers heading to the mall, many drivers may be distracted, even if using a cell phone while driving is against Illinois law. In January 2016, a 20-year-old woman suffered what police described as “significant injuries” when her car drove off the road near Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg and struck a tree. If you have been injured in a car accident in Schaumburg, contact the personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd today.
Retiring in Schaumburg
Schaumburg is also home to several fantastic nursing homes. Tragically, many of the more than 1 million people living in nursing homes across the country receive poor care. Each year, many services are reduced or eliminated, which leads to corners also being cut as corporations take over nursing homes. Unfortunately, in many instances, nursing home patients suffer injuries during their admissions. In December 2015, a woman sued Lexington of Schaumburg, alleging it failed to provide adequate supervision and care, resulting in her mother’s death. If you or a loved on has been injured in a nursing home, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd.