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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.
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.
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.
With the numerous accidents involving children playing with what has been described as the fad of the year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued new, updated safety tips for fidget spinners. These tips are meant to ensure fidget spinner consumer safety and prevent injury. If you or your child has fallen victim to a fidget spinner, contact the Chicago p ...
Chicago Personal Injury Law Firm Recognizes National Safety Awareness Month with Donation to Help Keep Local Children Safe on the Road According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States and more than 618,000 children ages 0-12 have ridden in vehicles without the use of a child safety seat .
You are backing out of a parking space when a car whizzes by you and sideswipes your vehicle. The damage seems minimal, so you just let it slide. A month later, you find out that the car has several thousand dollars in damage and you are now experiencing neck problems from the accident. You didn’t get the other driver’s information, so now you’re stuck.
Unfortunately, some products that are specifically designed for children are dangerous. The Graco car seat recall as well as the various other children’s product recalls prove this fact. If your child has been injured as a result of a defective product, consult the Chicago product liability lawyers at Staver Law Group at (312) 236-2900.
With almost all cancers, early detection is the key to minimally invasive and effective treatment. The sooner your physician notices the signs, tests you for cancer, and gives you a diagnosis, the sooner you can learn more about your options and make decisions regarding the care that you are most comfortable with.
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.
People can become very attached to their dogs and treat them as life companions. They live inside homes and can become trusted members of families. However, even without provocation, a dog may become aggressive and sometimes bite. Victims of dog bites are often people who are known to the dog – owners, friends, or neighbors.
The popularity of ridesharing services such as Uber has grown significantly over the past several years. Uber, as with other competitor programs, offers an alternative and convenient method of transportation to the public while at the same time providing private car owners the opportunity to earn income as an Uber driver.
Getting hit by a car is a scary situation. Hit and run pedestrian accidents are even worse because the driver – most often the liable party – leaves the scene, making it difficult for the victim to recover compensation for medical bills and other damages. A hit and run is defined as any situation in which your car hits another car or a pedestrian and you leave the scene immedi ...
Across the U.S., more than 35,000 people are killed in fatal car accidents every year according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data. If you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one, you may be overwhelmed. In addition to intense grief and a deep sense of loss, you may have to deal with funeral expenses, handling the deceased’s estate, and an eve ...
It’s summer time, and with the weather warming up, families are heading to the water to cool off. While some prefer lakes, rivers, and sandy beaches, others prefer the attractions found at water parks. Water parks tend to have activities for all ages, making them popular during the summer months. While they offer fun in the sun, they can also be dangerous, with more than 4,200 ...
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