Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer - Posts from February 2018

  • 7 Steps to Take After You’re Bitten By a Dog

    Being bitten by a dog can be a traumatic experience and can leave you with serious injuries. If you’ve suffered a dog bite, you may not know how to proceed. Read and follow the steps below to learn what to do after being bitten by a dog. At Staver Law Group, our Chicago dog bite attorneys have years of experience helping those who have been attacked by dogs.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Should I File a Car Accident Claim Against Friends or Family?

    When you are in a car accident that was caused by another driver, it seems obvious that you would file a claim against that person to have their insurance take care of any damages or injuries you suffered. But, what if the other driver is your friend, or worse, your family member? Filing a car accident claim against friends or family can seem difficult, or even impossible to do.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Common Insurance Forms After an Accident

    Getting into a car accident can be frightening, and in the aftermath of the crash, you could be in shock. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you should immediately gather evidence related to the wreck and fill out common insurance forms and paperwork. By doing this right away, you can avoid many common insurance issues.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 2 readers -
  • February Car Accidents

    With the heavy Chicago traffic, car accidents are unfortunately common. To stay up to date with the most common Chicago car accidents in the month of February, read the list below. In the event that you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a car accident that was the fault of someone else, you should contact a Chicago car accident lawyer at Staver Law Group right away.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 17 readers -
  • Eye Injuries on the Rise with the Growing Popularity of Air Guns

    In a 23-year study on the causes of eye injuries, non-powder air guns were found to be the third most common cause of serious eye injuries in children. The study ranged from 1990 to 2012 and concluded that in this period of time, eye injuries related to non-powder air guns rose by 168.8 percent. If you or your child has suffered a serious eye injury as a result of an air gun, ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • How to Manage Medical Bills After an Injury

    When you’re hurt in a car accident, it’s crucial that you receive medical care immediately. Your main focus is getting better, so you shouldn’t waste any time getting help from your medical professionals. The problem with medical treatment, however, is that healthcare professionals will want to get paid right away for their services.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Tide Pod Challenge May Lead to More Package Warnings

    Since 2012, eight known individuals have died and numerous people have been poisoned due to laundry pods. Six of these deaths involved adults suffering from dementia and the other two cases involved children under the age of six. Moreover, since 2013, poison-control centers have gotten over 50,000 calls involving poisoning from laundry pods.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • Most Common Misdiagnosed Illnesses

    When we are sick, we trust that a trained medical professional will be able to examine us and determine what is wrong. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Doctors occasionally misdiagnose a patient’s illness, which leads to incorrect treatments that fail to provide any real relief. In some cases, misdiagnosed illnesses can even have fatal results.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • How to Prove Negligence in Court

    Receiving compensation for a car accident that wasn’t your fault can be difficult and complex. Drivers who get into accidents generally let their insurance companies decide settlement amounts, but sometimes, in order to fully recover, you need more than the insurer is willing to give you. If you cannot reach an agreement, you may have to go to court.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 8 readers -
  • Dream On Me Crib and Toddler Mattress Recall

    In December 2017, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of nearly 23,000 crib and toddler bed mattresses that were sold in 2016. The mattresses, which were manufactured by a company called Dream On Me, were found to be outside of the federal mattress flammability regulations.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 16 readers -
  • Dangers of Driving with Headphones

    Driving with headphones is illegal in the state of Illinois and can result in a serious fine. Not only is it a distraction, it also blocks out sounds such as sirens while driving. While driving with headphones or earbuds is illegal, this law does allow for Bluetooth earpieces, hearing aids, intercom helmets, and any headsets used by emergency and construction personnel.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • Electronic Reporting of Work Injuries Required by OSHA

    In December 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a rule that requires the electronic reporting of work injuries. Reporting work injuries isn’t totally new since businesses under the rule already report this information to OSHA via a log. However, in an effort to organize records and improve research, the administration has decided to requir ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 6 readers -
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