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Children are far more likely to sustain a serious injury when they are involved in a car accident. Their bones are weaker, their brains are in a fragile state, and their bodies cannot withstand the force that can be endured by adults. For this reason, the state of Illinois has created a number of laws that dictate how children should be protected when riding in cars and other vehicles.
For many, Memorial Day is seen as a chance to escape. People from all over the country take advantage of the three-day weekend by going to barbecues, taking vacations, and celebrating with friends and family. Unfortunately, this holiday is also known for irresponsible and reckless behavior. Memorial Day is also associated with countless deaths and injuries caused by car accidents.
Car accidents can leave behind both obvious and invisible wounds. While the initial injuries like lacerations and broken bones heal, they often leave behind scars, marks, discolorations, and other disfigurements. These are constant reminders to victims of car accidents of the pain and suffering they went through. They are also visible flaws to others.
Have you been injured by someone else’s negligence in the state of Illinois? If so, you may be wondering how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. The time limit on filing personal injury claims is based on a number of statutes of limitations and depends on the particular circumstances of your case.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 11 teens die every day as a result of texting and driving. Beyond fatalities, accidents caused by this form of distraction are all too common. The National Safety Council claims that over 1,600,000 accidents are caused by texting and driving each year.
Car accidents can be very traumatic events for the people involved. Drivers and passengers may suffer severe physical injuries and require extensive medical treatment – even long-term rehabilitation. However, the psychological injuries a car accident victim may experience could be equally debilitating.
The Staver Law Group PC is happy to announce Juliana Ruggieri on being selected as the 2016 Staver Law Group National Scholarship award recipient. Juliana currently works as an environmental health and safety specialist and is a member of the recently formed National Safety Council Women’s Caucus. She plans to further her career in safety management by earning a Master of Scien ...
When you have been bitten by a dog, you’ll not only want to physically and financially recover from your injuries, you’ll also want to make sure that a dangerous animal never attacks someone else. Despite being a man’s best friend, there are dogs that have been trained to be vicious or who are too naturally aggressive to safely be around strangers.
Not long ago, a female doctoral student was driving northbound on Cicero, when another driver attempted to turn onto the same road. This resulted in a serious side-impact crash that caused the woman’s car to violently spin out and hit a curb before finally coming to a stop facing south. The victim was transported by Chicago Ambulance to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she received extensive imaging.
The weather is heating up, which means that lakes and rivers are seeing more jet skis. jet skis provide fun family entertainment, but they can also be dangerous. Before hitting the water, it’s important to be aware of common jet ski injuries so you can stay safe. Operator error is the main cause of jet ski injuries.
Long gone are the days when you only used your golf cart on the local 18-hole course. Due to their accessibility and efficiency, golf carts quickly expanded beyond the greens and into local retirement communities. In areas that focused on reducing heavy traffic or banned vehicles altogether, golf carts were the perfect middle ground.
When you have been hurt in an accident, one of the biggest obstacles you may come upon against in your effort to recover damages is an insurance policy limit. Many drivers only purchase the minimum amount of auto insurance required by Illinois law, which includes $20,000 for property damage and $25,000 for one person’s personal injuries or death.
Nursing home abuse often occurs under the radar, regardless of whether the abuse is perpetrated by staff or other residents. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. nursing homes have violated federal standards that may harm residents, and nearly 1 in 10 homes had violations that caused residents serious injury or placed them in danger of death.
Are self-driving cars the way of the future? As cool as the concept seems, it may not catch on as expected if the first iteration of the technology does not improve its safety record. Tesla is one of the vehicle manufacturers pioneering self-driving car technology. However, a fatality and multiple accidents that have occurred during Tesla’s Autopilot mode are leading people to ...
After being in a car accident, you may think you can handle everything yourself. You may feel prepared to deal with the insurance companies and follow their claims process. You may even feel ready to go up against the other driver’s or insurer’s lawyers. However, insurance companies often have a team of lawyers who will work hard to pay you nothing or as little as possible.
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