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St. Patrick’s Day is a lot of fun for the whole family, especially here in Chicago. There are parades, parties, and green decorations, foods, and drinks everywhere. Even the river goes green this Saturday at 9:30 in the morning! At the Staver Law Firm, we love St. Patty’s Day! Still, every big event comes with its risks, and we want you to have a chance to think through some s ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 1.5 million people experience a traumatic brain injury every year. While some mild concussions have no lasting impact, most injuries of this sort have lasting effects that can range from headaches and dizziness to serious long-term disability. In fact, there are over 5.
While car accidents that happen while backing up may not be the most fatal, these car collisions are much more damaging than most people realize. When we think of accidents that occur when backing up, our first thought is of fender benders when parallel parking or scrapes and dents caused by stationary obstacles.
We trust our transportation workers to get us safely from place to place, whether we’re going on a short bus ride to work or on a transatlantic flight. Despite the great responsibility that bus and taxi drivers, pilots and train conductors have to keep us safe while doing their job, a 2012 study by the National Sleep Foundation reveals that about one fourth of these professiona ...
This Sunday, March 8th at 2 a.m. signals the start of daylight savings time. While the first sign of winter’s end is a relief for all of us braving the Chicago weather, the impact of losing that extra hour of sleep is greater than most of us realize. Every year, thousands of people actually experience serious negative health consequences due to the change.
If you have private property, you probably know that you can be held liable for a person’s injuries from an accident caused by negligence. If you are a member of a homeowners association (HOA), however, this duty of care can be a bit murkier. While some HOAs are only responsible for maintaining common neighborhood facilities, many HOAs are responsible for taking care of certai ...
Being a pedestrian in Chicago this time of year is bracing, but rewarding. After all, you get much-needed exercise, do your part for the environment, and avoid the heavy traffic congestion that tends to clog our streets in winter. Unfortunately, walking along our roadways can be one of the most dangerous things you do all day. Pedestrian accidents in Chicago are all too common.
Most of us have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the past, but many of us associate the term with veterans leaving war zones and victims of violent crimes. Research has revealed, though, that PTSD may affect more people than we think. In fact, around 9 percent of people in car accidents experience serious PTSD symptoms.
We are happy to announce and share some additional information about the first annual Staver Law Group accident scholarship recipient. Each day we speak with people who have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, and many times their injuries impact their lives forever. We believe that a car accident or other type of incident should never prevent someone from achieving the ...
One of the best things about Chicago is the lakefront trail path. Few things beat heading out for a bike ride or stroll on a sunny afternoon. As the harsh winter continues to drag on, people all over Chicago go stir-crazy waiting for the first warm, sunny day to visit the lakefront path. Even in winter, however, the lakefront trail stays busy.
Here in the United States, roundabouts are still a somewhat rare phenomenon. While most intersections in Europe can be navigated by roundabouts, we still tend to favor four-way stops here. This may be changing soon, though. According to Federal Highway Administration, the government has made the construction of roundabouts a priority in the interest of intersection safety.
When you are a pet lover like we are, it is natural to want to greet all the cute dogs you have a chance to interact with. It’s important, however, to make sure that we are interacting with dogs we don’t know in a friendly and unassuming manner. Unfortunately many of us have bad habits that could intimidate or scare a strange dog, leaving it defensive and stressed.
Ever since a Whole Foods truck accident in 2005 that killed members of a high school marching band, the U.S. Department of Transportation has been studying ways to better detect and prevent drowsy driving in trucks. While many devices and systems have been developed, droopy eyelid detection technologies may prove to be among the most effective.
Getting in a car accident can be a scary and overwhelming experience, especially if the negligence of the other driver is at fault. Thankfully, we can at least be compensated for our pain and suffering and damages undergone. In the case of government drivers, though, this can get a little more complicated.
The number of fatal car crashes in the United States is dropping in part because cars are being made to better withstand crash impacts. However, some vehicles continue to have comparatively high rates of fatalities, according to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. The Institute periodically publishes a list of the passenger vehicle makes and models with the most driver ...