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With the numerous accidents involving children playing with what has been described as the fad of the year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued new, updated safety tips for fidget spinners. These tips are meant to ensure fidget spinner consumer safety and prevent injury. If you or your child has fallen victim to a fidget spinner, contact the Chicago p ...
There are over 100,000 Illinois residents living in the state’s 1,200 or so long-term care facilities. And every year, the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) receives thousands of complaints from patients and their family members. Both the federal and Illinois governments regulate the operation of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes.
Here at Staver Law Group, we have many team members that have committed themselves to helping others through their work; however, there is one person that goes above and beyond when it comes to helping those in need. One of our hard-working clerks, Brianna Cione, volunteers for several non-profit organizations such as Wake the Nation, where she does incredible work in support o ...
Dog bites can result in lacerations, abrasions, scratches, puncture wounds, fractures, nerve damage, rabies, infections, and in the most serious cases, death. In honor of National Dog Day on August 28, Staver Law Group has compiled this dog bite prevention resource so you can know how to prevent dog bites and the injuries they cause.
Not long ago, a man was traveling westbound through an intersection with a green light when a police vehicle, who was responding to a call with no sirens or lights on failed to yield to the oncoming traffic and struck his car on the passenger side. The impact from the collision with the police cruiser caused the other vehicle to be pushed off the road before eventually coming to a rest.
As a parent, one of your biggest nightmares is answering a phone call to discover that something bad has happened to your child. In order to ensure your child does not suffer an injury and reduce the probability of receiving this phone call, you should make it a priority to educate your child on how to stay safe.
All states except New Hampshire require auto liability insurance for bodily and property damage in the event of a negligent driving accident. A 2014 study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that only one in eight motorists (12.6 percent) were uninsured. While a low percentage of drivers are uninsured, you might still find yourself the victim of a car crash caused by ...
Trying to resolve a case that caused you pain and suffering can cause even more distress, making you question how long a personal injury lawsuit will take before you can begin the next chapter in life. There are many variables that can affect the length of your case. In order to shorten your case and lessen your pain and suffering, it is crucial to understand each variable that ...
At first glance the news could seem good: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the number of motorcyclists injured between 2014 and 2015 decreased 3 percent (92,000 versus 88,000). However, further analysis reveals that fatalities increased significantly over this time period, jumping 8 percent (4,594 versus 4,976).
August 19-20, Shell Oil Products and the City of Chicago will be hosting the 59th annual Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach. It is considered the largest free show of its kind in the United States and will feature a variety of exciting performers including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, A-10 Thunderbolt II, C-130 Hercules, and The Aerostars.
Recently, a woman was attempting to cross the street, but a driver, who had become distracted in the stalled traffic tried to make a left turn and struck the pedestrian on her left side. This caused her to fly forward three feet and land on her right hip. The woman was taken to Rush Hospital where she was diagnosed with a labrum tear in her right hip and deep bruising.
Now that it’s warm outside, many children are playing with water balloons to keep themselves cool and entertained. Although water balloons are fun, they can also be dangerous and lead to serious injuries. Below are some common water balloon injuries that can leave your child with large medical bills, time away from school, and a great deal of pain and suffering.
Many homeowners prefer to complete projects themselves rather than paying a professional. Although DIY projects can save you money, they can also cause serious accidents and injuries. Therefore, if you often do DIY projects, you should make it a top priority to be extremely careful when working. Here are some home constructions safety tips that Staver Law Group recommends to an ...
National Watermelon Day is August 3, and if you plan to celebrate this day, you will probably be using kitchen utensils to cut up the watermelon. Since kitchen utensils can be hazardous and cutting watermelon can lead to serious injuries, it’s important that you practice caution while slicing up this delicious fruit.
Although roller coasters are fun and thrilling, they can also be very dangerous. In honor of National Roller Coaster Day on August 16, Staver Law Group has compiled this list of roller coaster safety tips. By following these tips, you can enjoy your time riding roller coasters at an amusement park while reducing your risk of injury.
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