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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 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.
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 ...
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.
Staver Law Group represented a woman who was driving with the right of way when another driver failed to yield when making a left turn and ultimately caused a collision. She sustained multiple injuries, including numerous disc protrusions and herniations, which resulted in severe nerve root compression.
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 ...
If you lose a family member because of the negligent actions of another person or entity, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your loved one. In order to know exactly how wrongful death settlement amounts are determined, it’s important to learn what you may be entitled to receive after your tragic loss.
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.
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.
Results from 2017’s Operation Safe Driver Week shows an alarming increase in the number of violations committed by commercial vehicle drivers. Officers issued 38,878 warnings and citations for truck drivers, as compared to 2016’s total of 20,648. That’s nearly double the amount of citations in just one year.
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.
When onboarding a new employee, one of the most important items you should tackle is health and safety training. By giving employees a proper training program, you can better avoid dangerous workplace accidents. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, our Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys can help you.
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.
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 ...
Thousands of gym injuries occur in the United States every month. Some of these injuries can require long recovery times and may result in reduced mobility for the rest of the injured person’s life. If you have been hurt while at a gym, you may be wondering how you can seek compensation from the liable party.
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.
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 ...
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.
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