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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 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 ...
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.
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.
Staver Law Group PC is happy to announce Tyler Nance on being selected as the 2017 Staver Law Group National Scholarship award-recipient. Tyler is currently a student at the University of Alabama and is pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering with minors in mechanical engineering, physics and mathematics.
You and your loved ones rely on your landlord to provide a safe place to live, and landlords must understand that they have to consistently maintain and repair their properties. If you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident, you may have serious injuries that require a long recovery time and accumulating medical bills.
When our parents or grandparents need an assisted living arrangement, we trust that the nursing home staff and management will care for our loved ones with the compassion and professionalism that our family deserves. Nursing homes care for over 1,400,000 elderly and disabled people in the United States.
Purdue Pharma LP, a Connecticut-based pharmaceutical manufacturer that produces drugs like OxyContin, is proposing a settlement for the various state lawsuits it has incurred over the national opioid crisis. The company hopes that if they settle opioid claims, they can put an end to state investigations and claims that drug manufacturers and distributors are at the helm of these drug problems.
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