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Chicago Personal Injury Law Firm Recognizes National Safety Awareness Month with Donation to Help Keep Local Children Safe on the Road According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States and more than 618,000 children ages 0-12 have ridden in vehicles without the use of a child safety seat .
Each year, fatal motor vehicle accidents take the lives of thousands of people. In most instances, these accidents are caused by driver negligence like drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, and failure to adhere to traffic laws. The National Security Council (NSC) recently published Injury Facts 2017 which includes fatal motor vehicle statistics that demonstrate just ho ...
As a parent, seeing your child suffer injuries because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness can be one of the most painful and distressing hurdles you’ve ever experienced. If your child was injured in an accident, you need to hold the party responsible for the injury accountable. To do so, you should consult a highly skilled Chicago personal injury lawyer at Staver Law Group today.
You probably visit the doctor or hospital when you are ill or injured. You expect to receive top-notch care, but the truth is that many people end up in a worsened condition. Medical errors kill approximately 200,000 people every year. What’s even more shocking is that most of these deaths could have been prevented.
Recently, a man was riding his bike in Cook County when he was hit by a motor vehicle who claimed to have the right of way. The vehicle struck the man with such force that it caused him to be thrown in the air and land several feet away resulting in loss of consciousness. He was taken via Chicago EMS to Mt.
If you’ve been injured by someone’s negligence, you may end up with costly medical bills, time off work, property damage, and other issues. You likely won’t be able to pay for all these expenses yourself. Therefore, you may need to file a lawsuit. For the best results possible, it’s important to know how a personal injury lawyer can get you more compensation.
Many people use the terms “medical negligence” and “medical malpractice” interchangeably. While medical negligence is an element of medical malpractice, they do not mean the same thing. In fact, not all incidents of medical negligence lead to medical malpractice. If medical negligence has caused you harm, seek legal help from a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer from Staver Law Group.
Despite all of the child pedestrian safety education and initiatives that exist, child pedestrian accidents still arise frequently. Distracted driving, intoxicated driving, reckless driving, aggressive, driving, road rage, and speeding are the most common causes of child pedestrian accidents and lead to serious injuries and in some cases, death.
Have you been injured by a doctor or other medical staff? If so, you’re not alone. It is estimated that patients suffer one million injuries due to medical negligence every year. Of these, approximately 85,000 file medical malpractice lawsuits. While you may be able to handle some legal claims on your own, a medical malpractice claim is not one of them.
For many, Memorial Day is seen as a chance to escape. People from all over the country take advantage of the three-day weekend by going to barbecues, taking vacations, and celebrating with friends and family. Unfortunately, this holiday is also known for irresponsible and reckless behavior. Memorial Day is also associated with countless deaths and injuries caused by car accidents.
In order to prevent bicycle accidents that often lead to serious injuries like broken bones, abrasions, and head trauma, practicing bicycle safety is imperative. In honor of May’s Bike Safety Month, Staver Law Group has compiled this list of 10 bike safety tips that can reduce the risk of bicycle accidents and the life-altering injuries that come with them.
In addition to the severe pain they cause, burns in the workplace often require extensive medical care such as physical therapy, reconstructive surgery, and skin grafts. They also leave victims with emotional challenges. If you’ve suffered from a workplace burn, you may be entitled to compensation.
Motor vehicle crashes can result in serious injuries and even fatalities. Each year, thousands of people die in devastating wrecks on U.S. roadways. Those accidents lead to emotional anguish for families as well as often unexpected financial losses. The National Safety Council estimated that in 2015, the average cost for economic losses in a fatal motor vehicle crash was $1,542,000.
Childhood injuries are incredibly sad and happen all too often. However, they are particularly tragic when they are caused by the negligence of a babysitter, daycare provider teacher, bus driver, or another third party. Since children, especially young ones, are often unable to articulate what caused their injuries, consulting a highly skilled Chicago personal injury attorney f ...
When it comes to a dog, its bite may be worse than its bark. The physical and emotional scarring a dog bite can cause can be long-term even as it may lead to what are called zoonotic diseases. Common dog bite injuries are often extremely serious. It can be helpful to educate yourself about common dog bite injuries in the event either you or someone you care about falls prey to ...
The National Safety Council released preliminary statistics in April 2017 that estimate as many as 40,000 car crash fatalities in 2016. If these numbers prove accurate, then 2016 will mark a 14 percent surge over 2014 in deaths caused by auto accidents. This will be the biggest jump over a two-year period in more than 50 years.
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), truck drivers are involved in over 500,000 roadway accidents every year. While many are caused by negligent and irresponsible behavior, some can be blamed on inadequate training for truck drivers. The laws surrounding commercial transportation are changing constantly, meaning that if drivers want to avoid being ...
When an employee is hurt on the job in Illinois, they can have their medical costs covered by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, eligibility for this coverage is not always black and white. As an injured employee, there are many details to consider, such as choosing the right providers and adhering to the procedures that are outlined in the Workers’ Compensation Act.
It is that back-to-school time of year, and while children may be reluctant to return to class, for many of us parents, it can be an exciting time. As we prepare to get our children safely ready for the school year, it is important to review school bus safety rules with our kids. Even if your children have been riding the bus for several years, it is important to remind them ab ...
Birth is an exciting event for the expectant parents. Unfortunately, sometimes a seemingly healthy baby ends up suffering from injuries and complications due to medical errors. If you’re dealing with your baby’s birth injuries, you have legal rights. Contact the Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Staver Law Group today at .