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Illinois Helmet Laws

Published on Nov 18, 2022 at 7:59 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Our state of Illinois holds the distinction of being one of only three states with no helmet laws for motorcycle riders. Nineteen states (including the District of Columbia) currently have universal helmet laws requiring riders and passengers of all ages to wear a helmet. The remaining states hold laws mandating that motorists under a certain age wear a helmet while operating the vehicle. Only Iowa and New Hampshire stand alone with Illinois in an absence of any state-wide motorcycle helmet laws.

Unfortunately, this is not a distinction we can be proud of. Although there are legitimate arguments that the choice to wear a helmet lies with the rider, safety experts strongly advise that all motorcycle riders wear a helmet, regardless of age or experience. Even the most experienced biker can be struck by a negligent motorist. In the majority of cases, a helmet serves not to protect the rider from their own errors, but from the error of others.

How Common Is Shoulder Pain After a Car Crash?

Published on Oct 28, 2022 at 8:02 pm in Car Accidents.

How Common Is Shoulder Pain After a Car Crash?

If you’ve been injured in a car crash here in Marion, IL, you may be suffering from shoulder pain. Individuals who suffer shoulder pain tend to initially experience dull pain; however, it may get gradually worse and become particularly debilitating as time wears on.

Below, we’ll discuss how common it is for motorists to suffer shoulder pain after a car crash. We’ll also address the causes of this shoulder pain, what its long-term impacts are, and the importance of seeking medical treatment for an injury such as this. Finally, we’ll let you know what legal remedies you may be eligible to receive if an automobile accident left you with a lingering shoulder injury.

What Not To Say to an Insurance Adjuster After an Accident

Published on Oct 7, 2022 at 9:09 pm in Car Accidents.

What Not To Say to an Insurance Adjuster After an Accident

An insurance adjuster is an individual who investigates claims and determines whether someone is owed compensation and, if so, how much. You will speak to at least two insurance adjusters—one from the other driver’s auto insurer and one from your own—after the accident.

The insurance company is not your friend. They will seek to limit their own liability at every turn, starting with whatever information they can draw out of you. If you’ve been injured in a car crash through no fault of your own, you’ll need to know what not to say to an insurance adjuster after an accident.

How To Reduce Semi Truck Accidents

Published on Sep 30, 2022 at 7:24 pm in Truck Accidents.

How To Reduce Semi Truck Accidents

If there’s one detail about driving that all motorists should keep in mind, it’s an activity requiring all drivers to do their part to keep our roadways safe here in Marion, IL. All motor vehicle operators, including passenger car drivers, motorcyclists, and truckers, must understand how their vehicles function and each other’s driving behaviors to accommodate each other better. Here at Prince Law Firm, we often see the aftermath of this lack of knowledge.

So many semi truck accidents happen because truckers don’t apply what they’ve learned about how their tractor-trailers function in the classroom when out on the road. Likewise, these truck accidents happen because motorists don’t take time to learn about how 18-wheelers function, which is information that could save their lives. This article will explore what all motorists should know to reduce semi truck accidents.

How Are Multi-Vehicle Accident Claims Handled?

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 7:57 pm in Car Accidents.

If you were involved in a multi-car collision, you understand the devastating consequences this type of accident can have. You may be facing severe financial damages stemming from costly medical bills, vehicle repairs, and lost wages. But before you can seek compensation for your losses, you need to know: How are multi-vehicle accident claims handled?

Is Birth Injury Preventable?

Published on Aug 26, 2022 at 8:12 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Is Birth Injury Preventable?

As a parent, there are few things more important in life than preparing to welcome the birth of a child. When a doctor’s negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions cause your child to suffer, you may be left wondering: Is birth injury preventable?

At Prince Law Firm, we understand how difficult it can be to watch your child suffer what was most likely a preventable injury. You may be racked with guilt, wondering if it was your fault or if there was anything you could have done. The reality is that you are not the medical professional; your obstetrician is. You trusted their expertise only to be let down.

What Are the Signs That a Dog May Be About To Attack?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 8:31 pm in Dog Bites.

What Are the Signs That a Dog May Be About To Attack?

Turn on the news, especially at a time of the year like the spring and summer when temperatures are often suitable for dog owners to leave their pets outside. You’ll hear many stories about furry friends attacking people unexpectedly. You might realize that one sign of a rabid dog is that they indiscriminately walk up to humans and attack them. However, you might also think that there’s no way in which all the dogs mentioned in the stories you hear have rabies.

As you may suspect, dogs don’t have to be suffering from the behavior-altering and deadly neurological condition rabies to lead them to approach and potentially attack us humans. Dogs may become aggressive and lash out for various other reasons. They generally send warning signs before lashing out and attacking. Knowing the signs to look for may save you from suffering potentially life-threatening injuries.

What Are Some of the Most Common Swimming Pool Injuries?

Published on Jul 8, 2022 at 3:55 pm in Premises Liability.

swimming pool dangers

There are few better ways to escape the summer heat in Illinois than by going for a swim. Whether you choose to spend your day at a public pool or a friend’s backyard pool, your attempt to cool off could ultimately prove to be dangerous.

You are at risk for much more than just a sunburn when you go swimming. Some of the most common swimming pool injuries can send you or your child to the emergency room. Every year, our slip and fall lawyers see an increase in swimming injuries during the hot summer months. At Prince Law Firm, we want everyone to be safe, so we’ve compiled information on the most common swimming pool injuries and what you can do to limit your risk of being hurt while swimming.

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