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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.
A recent inspection of certain commercial trucks has identified thousands of brake issues. The inspections are part of Operation Airbrake, a program designed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators. To learn more about brake issues discovered from Operation Airbrake, continue reading below.
Recently, a federal law was implemented regarding how semi-truck drivers log their driving hours. The law requires the installation of electronic time logs in trucks, and federal officials are hoping this will reduce the number of truck-related accidents on the road. To learn more about the new trucking industry mandate, continue reading below.
When you are injured at work, your immediate focus will be on your recovery. Workers’ compensation insurance exists to help you recover by providing financial compensation for both medical costs and regular household expenses. However, returning to work after an injury may take some time or may not be possible.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has implemented regulations stating when truckers can be driving and how often they need to take breaks in between working days. Nonetheless, little has been said about putting an end to excessive commuting by truck drivers until recently. The FMCSA has proposed sending out a survey that could capture the long commutes of truck drivers.
Zonar, a company known for its fleet management technology, studied data provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and developed an infographic depicting the 10 most dangerous roads for truckers in the United States. The highways, which are located in ten different states, see the most accidents involving semi-trucks during the year.
Getting into a car accident can be frightening, and in the aftermath of the crash, you could be in shock. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you should immediately gather evidence related to the wreck and fill out common insurance forms and paperwork. By doing this right away, you can avoid many common insurance issues.
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.
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