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  • Contributory vs. Comparative Negligence

    If you believe that the negligence actions of someone else caused you harm, then you might be considering pursuing a lawsuit for damages. But what if you also had some responsibility in causing this harm? Can you still go forward with the lawsuit? Negligence law can either be contributory or comparative when assessing the responsibility of the injured party, and the law in your ...

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  • Crane Accidents on Construction Worksites

    Construction sites are inherently dangerous places. Nails, power tools, heavy machinery, heights –can all potentially contribute to serious injuries and even death. With all of these hazards, crane accidents are among the biggest issues plaguing construction sites across the country. There are approximately 125,000 cranes in use in the construction industry.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • Who Is Liable in a House Fire Accident?

    House Fires damage numerous homes and create chaos in the lives many every year. They start in various ways, and while most are accidental, some occur purposely. Either way, a fire accident can cause serious, sometimes tragic injuries. If you were injured in a house fire, act quickly. If you wait too long, you could lose out on your rights to pursue appropriate compensation.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 15 readers -
  • How to Make a Police Report After a Car Accident

    You are backing out of a parking space when a car whizzes by you and sideswipes your vehicle. The damage seems minimal, so you just let it slide. A month later, you find out that the car has several thousand dollars in damage and you are now experiencing neck problems from the accident. You didn’t get the other driver’s information, so now you’re stuck.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 20 readers -
  • What is Danny’s Law?

    Linda Ginzel, a professor at the University of Chicago became a consumer activist after her 16-month-old son, Danny was strangled by a recalled portable crib at his Lincoln Park daycare. Danny was the fifth infant to lose his life in the Playskool Travel-Lite. Her son’s death motivated Ginzel to spend the past 10 years fighting for more extensive testing of children’s products ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Most Common Defective Truck Parts

    Defective truck parts can put both the drivers of these large vehicles and other motorists at risk. Malfunctions may not be apparent to the eye, but even the unseen can often prove dangerous. This is why knowing what to look for when it comes to truck maintenance could be a matter of life and death.

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  • What is the Most Dangerous Mode of Transportation?

    In Injury Facts 2017, the National Safety Council or NSC compared four methods of transportation including buses, railroad passenger trains like Amtrak, scheduled airlines, and light-duty vehicles such as passenger cars, vans, light trucks, and SUVs. This comparison led the NSC to conclude that light-duty vehicles are the most dangerous mode of transportation.

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  • What Kind of Training is Required for a CDL?

    Drivers of large and heavy vehicles like freight trucks, buses, and dump trucks must maintain what is called a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to verify their skill and ability to operate them. Drivers must receive special CDL training to ensure they can maneuver these vehicles safely because failure to do so puts both them and other motorists in grave danger.

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  • How to Choose a Good Nursing Home For Your Loved One

    When you decide that a nursing home is the right choice for your loved one, you’ll want to make sure you select a facility that provides them with quality care in a clean and safe environment. By taking the time to research and visit multiple nursing homes and thoroughly getting to know each one, you’ll reduce your risk of placing your senior in a home that abuses and neglects its residents.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • Staying Safe at the Chicago Ale Fest

    Beer lovers unite! The Chicago Ale Fest is just around the corner. On June 23 and 24, Butler Field will be home to more than 200 craft beers, food trucks, and live music. While you may be preparing for a day or two of fun, staying safe should also be on your mind. Anytime alcohol is involved, accidents are likely to occur. However, accidents can also be caused by the venue and its employees.

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  • Father’s Day Grilling Safety in Chicago

    With school out, many Chicago families are celebrating the long summer days with barbecues. A popular grilling event during the summer is Father’s Day, with men all over the country celebrating by barbecuing their favorite meats. Before you light that barbecue, make sure you know how to stay safe. In the United States, grills account for 120 injuries and 15 deaths every year.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • $100,000 Total Settlement in Cook County Car Accident

    Not long ago, in Cook County, a man was stopped in traffic when another driver failed to control his speed and wound up rear-ending him. The collision had enough force to push his car over several lanes, eventually striking another vehicle. The man went to Silver Cross Hospital and suffered lateral neck issues, a rotator cuff tear, and a closed fractured clavicle.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 15 readers -
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