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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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago is a precise, yet often confusing, network of interstates. From the Eisenhower Expressway on I-290 to the Stevenson and I-90, which goes by four different names depending on location, commuters learn a maze of 10 different interstates that take them from the city to the suburbs and vice versa.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
A slip and fall injury can have a significant impact on your life. Slip and fall injuries can occur anywhere to anyone, and they can be very frightening because they are so unexpected. Slip and fall injuries can lead to a great deal of pain and life-altering consequences, such as high medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.
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 .
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