Mark Prince Speaking and Teaching at AAJ’s Voir Dire Workshop This Weekend

Published on May 19, 2023 at 3:48 pm in Firm News.

Mark Prince will be speaking at the 2023 Voir Dire Workshop on Friday, May 19, 2023. Co-sponsored by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), this two-day event will be held at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. Registration is required for this event.

Discussing the topic of “Dealing with ‘Scary’ Issues in Voir Dire,” Mark will be co-presenting with Ken Levinson. This will be an important presentation that fits into the greater picture of the workshop’s goal: educating attorneys on what does and doesn’t work in voir dire.

Can I Sue a Bar for a Drunk Driver’s Negligence?

Published on May 12, 2023 at 8:50 pm in Car Accidents.

Can I Sue a Bar for a Drunk Driver's Negligence?

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, your first course of legal action is usually to file a lawsuit directly against the driver. For several reasons we will discuss below, it may also be appropriate and valuable to file an injury claim against the party that supplied the alcohol that intoxicated the drunk driver.

This type of third-party liability falls under the category of dram shop claims. These are complicated legal cases that should only be handled with the help of an attorney experienced in this area. We encourage you to schedule a free case evaluation at Prince Law Firm to learn more about filing a dram shop claim in Illinois. We can help answer questions like “Can I sue a bar for a drunk driver’s negligence?” and “Is a bar liable for overserving a customer?”

A Guide To Preventing Falls in Nursing Homes

Published on Apr 28, 2023 at 8:36 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

A Guide To Preventing Falls in Nursing Homes

At least 1.6 million Americans reside in nursing homes, according to statistics published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). That same data suggests that nearly 50% of residents fall at least once per year in those long-term residential care facilities.

Many of those nursing home residents suffer serious injuries when they fall. Broken hips and blunt force head trauma, resulting in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are some of the most commonly reported concerns that stem from these incidents. These injuries are painful, often requiring surgical intervention and extensive rehabilitation. They can also leave behind long-term impacts and even prematurely claim residents’ lives.

What To Do After Being in a Car Accident When Traveling for Work

Published on Apr 14, 2023 at 9:10 pm in Car Accidents.

What To Do After Being in a Car Accident When Traveling for Work

If your job requires you to travel away from your home office for any period of time, no matter how little, you may be all too familiar with the experience of navigating a new, unfamiliar city from behind the wheel of a vehicle. Whether in your own car after a road trip or while using a rental vehicle following a plane ride, the possibility of being injured in a car accident while away from home is a scary reality that many people deal with on a regular basis.

If you travel as part of your employment, it’s important that you know what to do after being in a car accident when traveling for work. While most work-related injuries (even those that occur when traveling) are covered under Illinois workers’ compensation, third-party liability may create an avenue for you to recover additional compensation for losses related to mental anguish, pain and suffering, and other damages typically not covered by workers’ comp.

Texting and Driving Laws in Illinois

Published on Mar 31, 2023 at 9:09 pm in Car Accidents.

Texting and Driving Laws in Illinois

Over 3,000 lives were lost in 2020 due to distracted driving. Every distracted driving death or injury is a needless tragedy—100% of these car accidents are preventable.

As in most states, the texting and driving laws in Illinois seek to address one of the biggest distractions drivers face in today’s world: cell phones.

Where Do I File a Complaint Against a Nursing Home?

Published on Mar 10, 2023 at 10:08 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Where Do I File a Complaint Against a Nursing Home?

We finally break down and put our loved ones in an Illinois nursing home; we often do so because we expect them to receive the around-the-clock support and skilled care we can’t provide them. Like any other business, a Marion nursing home may not live up to expectations. A single staff member may be negligent or abusive of your nursing home resident loved one, causing harm they shouldn’t have had to endure.

Learning that your loved one has been subjected to mistreatment they shouldn’t have can be hard to come to terms with. You likely want to ensure that your relative nor anyone else has to face the same mistreatment again. One way to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself is to report what happened to the appropriate authorities to do something about it. Below, we’ll answer the question, “Where do I file a complaint against a nursing home in Illinois?”

What Evidence Is Helpful After a Fatal Car Accident?

Published on Feb 24, 2023 at 8:50 pm in Wrongful Death.

What Evidence Is Helpful After a Fatal Car Accident?

If you’ve lost a loved one in a car accident, you may be entitled to take legal action on their behalf. A wrongful death lawsuit holds the at-fault driver accountable for their actions, even if they are not facing criminal consequences for the fatal accident.

The evidence that is helpful after a fatal car accident will vary depending on the unique factors relevant to your case. However, many wrongful death claims are built on a foundation using some of the following evidence.

What Causes Most Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Published on Feb 10, 2023 at 9:45 pm in Personal Injury.

What Causes Most Traumatic Brain Injuries?

There are over 1.5 million people who suffer TBIs every year in the U.S.—and over 64,000 people lost their lives to traumatic head injuries in 2020 alone.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused when a forceful bump or blow strikes the head or when an object penetrates the skull and pierces the brain. A traumatic brain injury can be categorized as a mild TBI, a moderate TBI, or a severe TBI. There are multiple causes of TBIs, and many of them are completely preventable.

What To Do When Experiencing Neck Pain After a Car Accident

Published on Feb 3, 2023 at 9:48 pm in Car Accidents.

What To Do When Experiencing Neck Pain After a Car Accident

There are many different types of injuries that can stem from an Illinois car accident, although one of the most common ones is neck pain. There are different types of neck pain that someone can suffer, which we’ll detail below. Some of those neck injuries may only result in a victim suffering temporary setbacks, but others may leave a more lasting impact on a person’s future health and lifestyle.

The steps someone who has suffered a suspected or known neck injury takes immediately following a car crash can significantly impact the extent of the pain they experience. It can also affect whether they experience any long-term functional impairments. Continue reading for step-by-step instructions on what to do when experiencing neck pain after an accident.

Can a Car Accident Be No One’s Fault?

Published on Dec 22, 2022 at 5:20 pm in Car Accidents.

Can a car accident be no ones fault?

One of the first steps many people take after a serious car accident is to determine fault. When you determine who was at fault, you can begin legal proceedings to recover compensation for any crash-related injuries, including medical bills, auto repairs, lost wages, and more. But what happens if no one appears to be at fault? Is it possible for a car accident to be no one’s fault?

What Is a No-Fault Car Accident?

A no-fault car accident is one in which there is no discernable at-fault party. Uncontrollable events, including a sudden traffic obstruction or a medical emergency, could be the cause of a so-called no-fault accident.



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