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Now that it’s fall, you are likely looking forward to pumpkin spice lattes, football games, Halloween, and colorful leaves. In order to reduce your risk of injuring yourself and ensure that you stay safe all season long, Staver Law Group has compiled this list of 10 tips for staying safe this fall.
One of the most exciting activities in the fall is sitting around a campfire with family and friends. While toasting marshmallows over a fire and enjoying the great outdoors is wonderful, it can also be dangerous when certain safety precautions are disregarded. Staver Law Group put together this list of 10 campfire safety tips to reduce your risk of injury and minimize hazards during a campfire.
Even though the hot summer days are coming to an end and the cooler weather is fast approaching, you are still being exposed to the sun and should continue to practice sun safety. To reduce your risk of a sun-related injury during the end of the summer and beginning of fall, Staver Law Group has gathered this handy list of 10 sun safety tips.
Recent statistics show that nearly 3,500 people were killed by distracted drivers in one year alone. Cell phone usage has become the deadliest form of distracted driving in recent years. While many states have made texting while driving illegal, drivers continue to reach for their phones and divert their attention from the road.
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, have been on the market for approximately a decade. These devices were introduced as a safe smoking alternative to cigarettes since they contain fewer chemicals than traditional cigarettes. However, over the years, it has become known that e-cigarettes may actually be as harmful as regular tobacco products.
Now that the summer has come to an end and school is back in session, drivers should be careful when driving in school zones. By being mindful of school zones and practicing extra caution, you can reduce your risk of receiving an expensive ticket or causing a serious accident. In order to do your part in keeping yourself, children, and your community safe, Staver Law Group reco ...
Now that the summer has come to an end and fall has made its debut, football season is in full swing. One of the most exciting parts of football season is tailgating before going into the stadium for a game. In order to keep yourself safe and free of injuries during this fun pre-game tradition, be sure to follow these 7 safety tips from Staver Law Group.
Takata Corporation is a Japanese airbag maker that many auto manufacturers use. Takata’s airbags have been know to rupture and spray pieces of metal onto drivers and passengers in the front seat to cause bruises, vision loss, severe lacerations, and even death. Although the first issues with these airbags began in 2004, Takata waited until 2008 to announce a recall.
Motorcycles often make drivers nervous because they are smaller than other vehicles and tougher to spot. In addition, they don’t have airbags, seat belts, and other safety devices that are typically found in cars and trucks. To learn more about how to drive safely around motorcycles, read our list of tips below.
Self-driving vehicles can lead to safer roadways and less accidents because unlike humans, they do not drink, use drugs, feel tired, or succumb to road rage. Self-driving vehicles have far better vision and faster response times than humans. However, automated safety features in cars are not a replacement for driver caution.
Safe driving is especially important if you have a baby in the car. To assist you in becoming the safest parent you can be while behind the wheel, Staver Law Group has compiled this handy list of tips. By following these tips, you can make driving safely with a baby a reality. In the event that you get into an accident with a baby in the car, contact Staver Law Group at to spe ...
Many bicyclists fail to realize how dangerous riding their bike on the sidewalks can be. They can believe that riding on the sidewalk is safer because the sidewalk is separated from motorized traffic. But, motorists often have their eyes on the road and are extremely likely to miss bicyclists, especially at intersections and driveways.
Wallet Hub recently conducted a study analyzing the teen-driving environment in all 50 states. They used three key dimensions that include safety, economic environment, and driving laws. Fortunately, Illinois was ranked as one of the safest states for teen drivers ranking third overall behind New York and Oregon.
A new study by the National Transportation Safety Board states that speeding has significantly contributed to the increase of traffic-related deaths in the United States. The study, which examined United States passenger vehicle accidents from 2005 through 2014, discovered that speeding was a factor in 112,580 deaths or approximately 31 percent of all traffic fatalities.
Hospitals are often full of germs and diseases. While they attempt to keep their surroundings clean and sanitized, hospitals can still spread disease and infection to patients. One particularly serious infection is MRSA. This disease is prevalent in many hospitals and nursing homes because it can be easily spread through contact with infected persons or wounds.
The road is full of reckless, unpredictable drivers. Fortunately, defensive driving can decrease your risk of getting into an accident with a reckless driver and potentially save your life. The tips listed below can help make sure that you and your loved ones stay safe while on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of someone ...
When you’ve been in an accident, you may think it’s best to call your insurance company and have them take care of everything for you. But a settlement offer from an insurance company is meant to save the company as much money as possible, rather than fully cover your injuries, property damage, and mental anguish.
One of the most effective ways to keep a workplace safe is to design a workplace safety checklist. Workplace safety checklists can be used on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis so employers can identify hazards and ensure that those hazards do not cause accidents that lead to serious injuries. A workplace safety checklist can also be used to educate employees on how to minimize ...
The Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of the Illinois Department of Labor and was designed to protect employees through the inspection, investigation, and evaluation of public facilities and working conditions. Illinois OSHA sets forth various workplace health and safety codes to ensure working conditions for employees in the state are safe.
Some light has recently been shed on the unsavory business tactics being used by many port trucking companies on the west coast. These dangerous trucking company practices, such as forcing employees to work up to 20-hour days and demanding that they falsify their hours of service log books can lead to deadly consequences both for the truck drivers and the motorists with whom they share the road.
Drivers who are educated and defensive can help reduce the amount of accidents, injuries, and deaths that occur each year. Fortunately, Illinois offers driving safety courses to help drivers in the state enhance their driving skills and protect themselves as well as others on the road. If you’d like more information on Illinois driving safety courses and their benefits, keep reading.
Everyone looks forward to Labor Day weekend so that they can enjoy an excursion at the lake, beach party, picnic in the park, backyard barbecue, or even a getaway. Although this long holiday weekend often leads to happy memories, it can be hazardous if certain safety precautions are disregarded. To help you and your family enjoy a safe, injury-free Labor Day weekend, Staver Law ...
Devices that use or generate electricity to transform it into motion, heat, light, or another form of energy are known as electrical devices. Some examples of popular electrical devices include vacuums, toasters, lightbulbs, space heaters, and heating blankets. While electrical devices are meant to make your life easier, some of these devices can make your life more difficult ...
Sometimes, student drivers cause an accident when they are on the road and learning how to drive alongside an instructor. If you’ve been hit by a student driver, you may be wondering whether the driver, instructor, or driving school should be held liable for the accident and any injuries you may have sustained.
Now that the summer has come to an end and the school year has begun, Chicagoland students are getting excited for homecoming season. While homecoming in a fun social event that involves football games, school spirit, and dressing up, it can also be dangerous and lead to serious accidents and injuries.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the United States. While it’s an exciting sport to watch, it can be dangerous to play because of its violent nature. If your child plays football, you should educate them on how to play it safe so that they can reduce their risk of injuries such as concussions, ankle sprains, shoulder injuries, and knee injuries.
Workplace safety training is one of the most important aspects of a job, and yet it is often rushed or overlooked completely. To avoid serious or potentially fatal injuries, employers should ensure that all employees receive extensive training for their jobs and follow up with refresher courses annually.
Although motorcyclists cannot control the actions of car and truck drivers, they can practice certain safety precautions to avoid potentially dangerous situations. If you are a motorcyclist, the motorcycle safety tips below can help reduce the risk of accidents to keep yourself as well as other motorists safe on the road.
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