Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer - Posts from October 2017

  • 10 Trick or Treat Safety Tips

    If your children go trick or treating this Halloween season, it is important to follow the proper safety precautions in order to ensure your child’s safety. Follow the trick or treat safety tips below in order to have your safest and most fun Halloween yet. If you do suffer an injury this Halloween while trick or treating due to the negligence of someone else, our Chicago pers ...

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  • What If I Fail a Drug Test After a Work-Related Accident?

    Employees in the state of Illinois who suffer an injury in a work-related accident may be required to take a drug test when determining eligibility for workers’ compensation. If drugs or alcohol are detected after the work accident, it may impact your eligibility for benefits. However, in this type of “failed drug test after work accident” scenario, you may still receive benefi ...

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  • Side and Rear Guards Could Prevent Underride Accidents

    Steel bars that hang from the backs of tractor trailers to prevent the front of a passenger vehicle from moving underneath them during an accident are known as underride guards. If tractor-trailers do not contain underride guards or they are defective, an underride accident may occur. An underride accident occurs when a passenger vehicle hits the rear or side of a tractor-trai ...

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  • How to Stay Safe on a Motorcycle in Autumn

    Riding a motorcycle is the ideal way to enjoy the autumn season. If you’re planning on riding your motorcycle this fall, you should make sure to follow the below motorcycle safety tips in order to ensure your and others safety on the road. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident because of someone else, call our Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys at today to schedule a free consultation.

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  • Will My Car Insurance Rate Go Up If Someone Hits Me?

    While required to have car insurance if you’re on the road, many people are still uncertain about the details of their coverage. We understand that our insurance must be there for us if we are at fault in an accident, but many of us are left wondering: will my car insurance rate go up if someone hits me? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is usually unclear.

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  • Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

    The state of Illinois contributes more pumpkins to the United States yearly harvest of over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins than any other state. With National Pumpkin Day coming up, it is important to remember the important pumpkin carving safety tips below in order to ensure your safety when you and your loved ones are carving a pumpkin.

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  • Will a Jury Hear My Personal Injury Case?

    There are a number of different phases that comprise a personal injury claim. They can generally be divided into three major stages: pre-lawsuit, post-lawsuit, and the trial itself. Many personal injury cases are settled long before they reach trial. However, if you have a pending or current personal injury case, you and your attorney will need to decide whether it’s more advan ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 15 readers -
  • Social Media Evidence in Workers’ Compensation Cases

    Although used by billions of people around the world, social media is a relatively recent development. Its consequences of how it affects the everyday lives of individuals are appearing in society on a continual basis. One example involves social media evidence in workers’ compensation cases. Such evidence is often easily attainable and has the potential to threaten your claim for compensation.

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  • Safety at the Chicago Marathon

    Whether you’re running or spectating, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is an exciting event. The Chicago Marathon, held this year on October 8, is known for its flat and fast course that starts and finishes in Grant Park and will give runners the opportunity to run through 29 Chicago neighborhoods.

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  • Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy

    National Child Health Day is observed on the first Monday of every October. It was created by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928 to remind parents of how their children can remain healthy and reduce their risk of injuries and health problems. In honor of National Child Health Day, our attorneys at Staver Law Group have compiled this list of tips that will help keep your child healthy.

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  • Choosing the Perfect (and Safest) Costume

    Choosing the perfect costume during Halloween can be challenging when there are a variety of options. When picking out a costume, there are several important factors to keep in mind. By following the below tips, you can ensure your and your child’s safety during this year’s Halloween. If you or a loved one has been hurt because of someone else on Halloween, you should call Sta ...

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  • Commercial Vehicle DOT Inspections

    In an effort to keep roads and highways as safe as possible, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all commercial motor vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds undergo a vehicle inspection on a yearly basis. The commercial DOT inspection will determine whether all of the parts and accessories on a commercial motor vehicle are working properly and will also evaluate the driver.

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  • Common IVF Errors and Risks to Consider

    Medical advances in reproductive health have allowed many people to consider a variety of options when growing their family. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common fertility option. A competent medical team should understand the IVF errors and risks to consider in order to properly handle your case.

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  • Workers’ Compensation on Food Trucks

    One of the responsibilities food truck owners have is to provide workers’ compensation insurance. Employees working in food trucks are at a high risk for injury due to the nature of their job and the environment in which they work. They can potentially suffer burns and cuts, slips on a wet floor, or become involved in a vehicle accident while traveling in the truck.

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  • Most Dangerous Jobs in Illinois

    When you think of dangerous jobs, police officers and firefighters likely come to mind. While these occupations are some of the most dangerous jobs in Illinois, there are many other risky professions that are often overlooked. Read more about the industries that create the riskiest jobs in the state of Illinois below.

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  • What You Need to Know About Defective EpiPens

    Countless people use EpiPens when having an allergic reaction. If you have serious allergies, you are probably always near your EpiPen and expect it to work in the case of an emergency. Recently, there have been many cases where EpiPens have proven to be defective, and some of these cases have resulted in the death of those relying on the device.

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  • Medication Errors on the Rise

    Prescription drugs have powerful effects on our bodies, and we trust our doctors and pharmacists to use care when employing them for our health. Mistakes with prescription drugs can result in serious injury or death, and unfortunately, medical professionals and legal experts have determined that medication errors have been increasing in the United States.

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  • Is a HIPAA Violation a Form of Medical Malpractice?

    When we visit the doctor, we expect for our doctor’s entire medical staff to professionally handle our sensitive and private information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) establishes specifics on how medical staff and insurance providers must do this. While HIPAA violations are not necessarily issues of medical malpractice, they have been found to ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 15 readers -
  • Halloween Party Safety

    With the many Halloween parties and events in Chicago every year, it is important to remember how to stay safe while still having fun. Whether you attend the Freaky Deeky Halloween concert, the Halloween party at the Hard Rock Hotel, or anything else in between, make sure to follow the Halloween party safety tips below.

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  • Haunted House Safety

    Now that it’s October, many people are getting into the Halloween spirit by costume shopping, decorating their homes, and visiting haunted houses. Although haunted houses are spooky and fun, they can also be dangerous when haunted house safety precautions are disregarded. If you’re planning on visiting haunted houses this month, be sure to follow Staver Law Group’s tips on haun ...

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  • Are Haunted Houses Safe?

    Each year, many injuries happen due to haunted houses. Both employees and visitors can sustain severe injuries due to many causes including slips and falls, trampling, and more. When visiting a haunted house this year, be sure to always be aware of your surroundings and take proper safety precautions in order to ensure your and your loved one’s safety.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • Surgery Performing Robots Could Help During Knee Surgeries

    Medical malpractice is unfortunately common especially during surgical procedures. With the recent development of surgery performing robots, surgical risks can be reduced and efficiency increased. The robots that have been developed so far focus primarily on performing knee surgeries. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a surgeon’s medical malpractice, contact our medica ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Staying Safe While Walking to School

    Children who walk to school are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities since they are often distracted and unsure of how to avoid dangerous situations. In honor of National Walk to School Day, observed the first Wednesday of every October, Staver Law Group has compiled a list of tips to help keep your child safe while they are walking to school.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Am I Liable for an Injured Trick or Treater?

    Soon, kids of various ages will be sporting costumes and knocking on your door, ready to shout “trick or treat!” For the many years that you have had trick or treaters, everything has gone smoothly. However, an injured trick or treater on your property is still a possibility and if this occurs, it is important to know what to do.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 8 readers -