Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer - Posts from January 2018

  • Motorcycles Cause 5 Times More Fatalities than Car Accidents

    According to a recent post in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, motorcycle accidents now account for five times as many fatalities as car crashes do. Survivors of these accidents require medical care that is six times higher than the medical costs of those who survive car wrecks. These facts highlight how dangerous it can be to drive a motorcycle, calling to attention t ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • $50,000 Settlement for Injuries after a Hit & Run

    A Chicago area woman was driving with several passengers when another vehicle, exiting a gas station improperly crossed four lanes of traffic and t-boned her car and then fled the scene. After this hit and run accident, EMS took the injured woman to Franciscan Alliance Hospital where she sustained severe injuries to her neck, back, shoulder and knee.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Can I Sue a Property Owner for Black Mold?

    Mold can be found everywhere, such as in buildings, medications, and even the air. Most molds are fairly harmless and can be easily removed with basic household cleaners. But, there is a certain strand of black mold that produces toxins and makes people severely sick. If you are living in an apartment that has a black mold issue and your landlord has not been responsive to your ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • Common Amputation Complications After an Accident

    If you are in a serious automobile accident, you could suffer from severe injuries like head trauma, broken bones, or damaged organs. You could even have a limb that must be amputated right away. While amputation can avoid further health problems, it’s important to keep in mind that they can come with its own set of difficulties. Read below to learn about the most common amputation complications.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Can I Sue an Uber or Lyft Driver After a Car Accident?

    Today, Uber and Lyft have become ideal alternatives for those in need of a ride. But, while these rideshare companies are a convenient alternative, they are not without their issues. Even the safest driver can get into a car accident. If you are injured in an accident while using a rideshare service, the question you’re probably asking is, “Can I sue an Uber or Lyft driver for ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Only a Fraction of Takata Airbags Have Been Repaired

    The last several years have seen many automotive product recalls. But, unfortunately, many of the dangerous parts are still out there in the cars of unsuspecting people. Takata airbags have exploded on vehicle occupants causing devastating injuries and death in many cases, and it is believed that over 30 million cars have had these dangerous airbags installed.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • Is an Autopsy Required in a Wrongful Death Claim?

    Many of us find it necessary to seek answers about our loved one’s passing after their death. An autopsy in a wrongful death claim may help determine what exactly happened. Since it can be difficult to determine when one is necessary and how it will exactly affect your family’s legal situation, you need an experienced attorney to help you with your case.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 15 readers -
  • Staying Safe and Avoiding Damaged and Icy Sidewalks

    In Chicago, people are constantly falling on dangerous sidewalks. With our area’s extreme high and low temperatures during the course of a year, sidewalks can expand and contract causing them to split or crumble on their edges. Sidewalks, whether they are damaged or not, can become dangerous when they are covered in snow and ice.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • New Bike Passing Law Coming to Chicago

    A new law seeks to improve cyclist’s safety when they are being passed by cars on the roadways. House Bill 1784 was made law in August 2017, and its objective is to build on the concept that bicycles are road vehicles that have rights on the roadway. Chicago has unfortunately seen many accidents between motor vehicles and bikes, and these often result in serious injuries or de ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Opioid-Related Medical Malpractice Claims

    Medical professionals can have a huge impact on our lives, and we trust in their decisions to improve our health and to keep us safe during treatment. Many times, a doctor treating you or your loved ones will decide to administer powerful opioid drugs. However, these drugs can be dangerous, and improper use of these drugs can devastate you and your family.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Drug Company Moves to Settle Opioid Claims

    Purdue Pharma LP, a Connecticut-based pharmaceutical manufacturer that produces drugs like OxyContin, is proposing a settlement for the various state lawsuits it has incurred over the national opioid crisis. The company hopes that if they settle opioid claims, they can put an end to state investigations and claims that drug manufacturers and distributors are at the helm of these drug problems.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • Who Designed This Site? Who Does Your SEO?

    I often receive emails and calls asking me questions like this, so I wanted to take a minute to tell you about the design and execution of what is now ChicagoLawyer.com. At the end of 2013, after practicing law for 10 years, my former law partner and I decided it was time to go separate ways. We had been using a local web design firm for years, but I was looking for something more.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Tech to Reduce Distracted Driving

    Deadly car accidents can happen due to any number of reasons. But, distracted driving is one of the most significant reasons for serious car accidents in the United States. Distracted driving can be completely avoidable, but unfortunately, drivers often take their safety for granted and ignore the basic safety precautions that can prevent a devastating accident.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Steps to Take If You’re Injured in a Retail Store

    Because retail stores typically expect a high number of visitors after the holidays, it’s their duty to make sure their buildings are safe and secure. Nonetheless, accidents do happen. If you are injured in a retail store, follow the important steps below to ensure you are fairly compensated for your pain and suffering for your injury.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 9 readers -