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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.
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.
Receiving compensation for a car accident that wasn’t your fault can be difficult and complex. Drivers who get into accidents generally let their insurance companies decide settlement amounts, but sometimes, in order to fully recover, you need more than the insurer is willing to give you. If you cannot reach an agreement, you may have to go to court.
In a 23-year study on the causes of eye injuries, non-powder air guns were found to be the third most common cause of serious eye injuries in children. The study ranged from 1990 to 2012 and concluded that in this period of time, eye injuries related to non-powder air guns rose by 168.8 percent. If you or your child has suffered a serious eye injury as a result of an air gun, ...
Driving with headphones is illegal in the state of Illinois and can result in a serious fine. Not only is it a distraction, it also blocks out sounds such as sirens while driving. While driving with headphones or earbuds is illegal, this law does allow for Bluetooth earpieces, hearing aids, intercom helmets, and any headsets used by emergency and construction personnel.
Being bitten by a dog can be a traumatic experience and can leave you with serious injuries. If you’ve suffered a dog bite, you may not know how to proceed. Read and follow the steps below to learn what to do after being bitten by a dog. At Staver Law Group, our Chicago dog bite attorneys have years of experience helping those who have been attacked by dogs.
Since 2012, eight known individuals have died and numerous people have been poisoned due to laundry pods. Six of these deaths involved adults suffering from dementia and the other two cases involved children under the age of six. Moreover, since 2013, poison-control centers have gotten over 50,000 calls involving poisoning from laundry pods.
Due to an increase in drowsy rideshare drivers, the City of Chicago has created an ordinance that places a limit on the number of hours that rideshare drivers can be online. Now, drivers are only allowed to have their app online and accept rides for a total of 10 hours in a 24-hour period. If you have suffered an injury in a rideshare accident, you should reach out to a Chicag ...
Between 2014 and 2016, those killed due to distracted driving increased by 14 percent. The company Cellebrite has developed a new device called the “Textalyzer” that can be plugged into a cell phone to determine if the driver was texting at the time of the car accident. Chicago is considering equipping law officers with these devices.
In December 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a rule that requires the electronic reporting of work injuries. Reporting work injuries isn’t totally new since businesses under the rule already report this information to OSHA via a log. However, in an effort to organize records and improve research, the administration has decided to requir ...
When you’re hurt in a car accident, it’s crucial that you receive medical care immediately. Your main focus is getting better, so you shouldn’t waste any time getting help from your medical professionals. The problem with medical treatment, however, is that healthcare professionals will want to get paid right away for their services.
With the heavy Chicago traffic, car accidents are unfortunately common. To stay up to date with the most common Chicago car accidents in the month of February, read the list below. In the event that you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a car accident that was the fault of someone else, you should contact a Chicago car accident lawyer at Staver Law Group right away.
In December 2017, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of nearly 23,000 crib and toddler bed mattresses that were sold in 2016. The mattresses, which were manufactured by a company called Dream On Me, were found to be outside of the federal mattress flammability regulations.
When you are in a car accident that was caused by another driver, it seems obvious that you would file a claim against that person to have their insurance take care of any damages or injuries you suffered. But, what if the other driver is your friend, or worse, your family member? Filing a car accident claim against friends or family can seem difficult, or even impossible to do.
When we are sick, we trust that a trained medical professional will be able to examine us and determine what is wrong. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Doctors occasionally misdiagnose a patient’s illness, which leads to incorrect treatments that fail to provide any real relief. In some cases, misdiagnosed illnesses can even have fatal results.
Recently, a fatigued driver caused a motor coach crash in California. This prompted the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to once again call out the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for not doing enough to keep unsafe truck drivers off the road. If a negligent truck driver caused an accident that left you or a loved one injured, you should not have ...
In the winter, ice and snow will pile on your car and could block your car’s advanced safety sensors. For instance, when your forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking systems (AEB) become unable to determine what is in front of them due to ice and snow, they can stop working and put you and other motorists in danger.
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