- Our Blog
Now that it’s the holiday season, you may be using a ladder to hang some holiday lights or decorate a tree. While using a ladder, it’s important to keep in mind that thousands of people are injured and killed each year while using a ladder. To keep yourself safe, you should follow the ladder safety tips listed below.
Now that it’s winter, you will likely dress your child in bulky clothing to keep them warm before putting them in their car seat. But, surprisingly, winter coats and car seats can be a dangerous combination. Before you place your child into their car seat, you should make sure follow the safety precautions below in order to safely transport your child while still keeping them warm.
Although the holiday season is a happy time, it can also be very stressful. Whether you’re stressed about getting your holiday shopping done, balancing your work schedule with your social life, or spending time with distant family members, you should be extra careful staying safe while driving. For tips on staying safe while driving this holiday season, read below.
While most toys can put a smile on a child’s face, some are dangerous and could leave them seriously injured. When shopping for childrens toys this holiday season, make sure to take caution and refrain from purchasing toys with small parts, strings, or other safety hazards. To learn more, read our list below of 2017 toys to avoid.
Although dogs are lovable and often bring joy and companionship to humans, they are strong and powerful animals that could attack at any time. When dogs do attack humans, they can cause serious injuries and in some cases, death. If you are the victim of a dog bite attack, read the 10 tips below in order to safely recover after the incident.
In 2016, deadly auto crashes increased in the U.S. for the second year in a row, reaching a nine-year high despite the most recent safety additions and partially autonomous driving vehicles. The major causes for the increase in car crash fatalities are: drunk driving, speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt, and an increase in motorcycle deaths.
It is common knowledge that speeding is dangerous. Although speeding makes an accident more likely, the speed at impact will determine the severity of the property damages and injuries. If you were in a car crash that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person, and you have suffered injuries as a result, you may have a right to recover compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident in Chicago, you should contact a Chicago car accident attorney right away. By filing a claim, you may be eligible for financial compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and loss of normal life. Staver Law Group has extensive experience handling car accident claims and negotiating wi ...
Hospice is an end-of-life care individuals can rely on for weeks or months. They rely on hospice to manage their pain and live as comfortably as possible with a terminal illness. Unfortunately, many patients who enter hospice care receive careless and reckless treatment. The physicians, nurses, and nursing assistants responsible for their care, some of whom have inappropriately ...
In November 2017, Elon Musk of Tesla unveiled an electric semi-truck. This electric truck has a sleek style and semi-autonomous features. It has a revolutionary battery that can supposedly haul 80,000 pounds for up to 500 miles before it needs to be recharged. Tesla intends to begin production on these semi-trucks in 2019, which means that automated trucks could be on the roads ...
If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident as a driver or passenger, you know that it seems to happen at lightning speed. This is even true with accidents in a 30 MPH crash. Within the very short and compressed timeframe of a collision, there are three separate stages that occur, each of which include a particular type of damage.
Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder, or baby powder, is a product that has been in many people’s linen closets, bathrooms, nurseries, and gym bags for decades. This astringent powder is used for many practical and cosmetic reasons including as a deodorizer, shampoo, and rash preventer. For decades, women have used it on their genital area after showering or playing sports to ...
If you have a young child at home, you understand the challenges of protecting your little one from potential dangers within the home. A particular danger you may have not thought of is phthalates. These are chemicals found in numerous products we use on a daily basis including shampoos, water bottles, food product wrappings, bathroom floor tiles, and raincoats.
The popularity of ridesharing services such as Uber has grown significantly over the past several years. Uber, as with other competitor programs, offers an alternative and convenient method of transportation to the public while at the same time providing private car owners the opportunity to earn income as an Uber driver.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the car crash rate per mile driven for 16 to 19 year olds is almost three times the rate for drivers ages 20 and older. If you are the parent of a teen driver, the tips listed below can help you keep them safe and reduce their risk of getting into an accident.
Many people travel the roadways or highways over the Thanksgiving holiday to visit family or friends. In fact, according to AAA, more than 45 million Americans plan to drive 50 miles or more this year during Thanksgiving. Before you begin your journey, consider the following driver safety tips to help you and your loved ones prepare for potential challenges you may face on the road.
While the majority of teen car accidents are caused by driver inexperience, there are ways teens with little experience can become safer drivers and reduce their risk of getting into a car accident. If you are the parent of a teen driver, be sure to share the below tips with them so they can reduce their risk of causing an accident in their first few years of driving.
With the holidays, traveling, and work, you may not be getting enough sleep to keep your body healthy and alert. In order to prevent drowsy driving, follow the tips below to ensure your safety and the safety of others while driving on the road. If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident because of a drowsy driver, contact our Chicago car accident attorneys at Staver Law Group right away.
When the temperature drops to freezing and you begin to see frost on your car early in the morning, it is time to winterize your car. Winterizing your car can ensure that your car runs efficiently in the cooler temperatures and will also ensure your and other motorists safety on the road. With the winter season, it is important to take certain precautions when on the road.
According to the American Red Cross, cooking is the most common cause of fires in the home. With the holidays coming up, things can get hectic preparing a meal for your entire family. To ensure the safety of you and your loved ones, read below for some Thanksgiving kitchen safety tips to keep in mind while getting ready to prepare a big Thanksgiving meal.