Yes, semis are very closely regulated. This is necessary because 18-wheelers are significantly larger than the average passenger vehicle and have the capacity to inflict so much harm on the motoring public. The primary regulations are found in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). These regulations play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of America’s roadways, including Interstate 57 here in southern Illinois.
As 2024 begins, I have been giving a lot of thought to two of my passions in life: helping my clients put their lives back together after a tragic loss and smoking and eating food! After much thought, I realized that my passions have much more in common than one might think. Let me share a few of these common characteristics.
Preparation. Representing an injured person in a lawsuit and smoking meat both require careful preparation and a plan. You can’t just jump in and wing it. You need to think about what you are doing and understand why you are doing it. In my representation of an injured person, I must thoroughly investigate the case, gather evidence, perform legal research, and get to know my client. Just like a pitmaster, I must meticulously prepare our “case ingredients” to build a foundation for success.
Published on Dec 9, 2023 at 12:10 am in Dog Bites.
Dogs might be man’s best friend, but it’s important to remember that our four-legged friends are still animals. A bite from an animal—especially a dog with a powerful jaw or strong bite power—can cause severe and lasting damage, both physically and mentally.
Knowing what to do after a traumatic event isn’t always easy, though. We hope that the following five important steps to take after a dog bite accident will serve as a helpful guide as you try to navigate this difficult period of life. And if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Marion law office for a completely free case evaluation.
After a sprain, tear, or strain to a muscle or ligament, we all hope that we’ll be back on our feet again soon. But unfortunately, without the right care, we are in danger of suffering long-lasting damage. Even a minor slip and fall or motor vehicle accident can cause tissue damage that upsets our lives for weeks, months, years, or even permanently.
Can soft tissue damage be permanent? In some situations, yes. Most healthy people can recover from soft tissue injuries. However, some people sustain life-long complications. Without the proper care, the likelihood of permanent damage increases.
Let’s start by looking at what constitutes a soft tissue injury and symptoms to watch for. Then, we’ll examine how it should be treated and what can cause soft tissue damage to become permanent. We’ll also discuss steps you can take to minimize the chances of your injury affecting you for the rest of your life.
Each year, a statistically significant number of motorists get behind the wheels of their vehicles while intoxicated from alcohol, putting both their lives and those of others on the line. Knowing what the tell-tale signs are that you’re sharing the road with an inebriated motorist and knowing how to avoid drunk drivers could save your life.
Below, our car accident attorney outlines how common drunk driving is in Illinois and goes over signs to look for that are indicative of a drunk driver. Also included are steps you can take to keep yourself (and others) from becoming entangled in a crash with them.
Every worker in the state of Illinois has the right to a reasonably safe workplace. When someone is injured or becomes sick while on the job, they are entitled to benefits that cover their medical bills and lost wages.
Few people have a full understanding of every right they have as an employee, though. And when you’re hurt, or you’ve just received a life-changing diagnosis, you don’t have the time or mental capacity to sort through pages and pages of complex legal information.
We hope that this Illinois workers’ compensation settlement guide will provide clear and simple information that will be helpful to your claim. And if you need any additional help or guidance, a compassionate workers’ compensation lawyer from our Marion office will meet with you for a completely free consultation.
If most motorists unfamiliar with Marion were asked if they thought that there was road rage in our area, they’d likely say no. However, it’s not an issue just in the big cities but in smaller cities like ours in southern Illinois as well. Why do drivers engage in this aggressive driving behavior and want to know how to handle drivers with road rage? We’ll discuss this (and more) below.
What Exactly Is Road Rage?
Road rage is the aggressive operation of any vehicle in a way that could damage property or harm the safety of individuals, whether one is speaking about other drivers, bike riders, motorcyclists, or pedestrians. This practice is illegal per the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS), and more specifically, 625 ILCS 5/11-503.5 new.
Preparing for the birth of your child is supposed to be an exciting time for every parent. You’ve spent months researching car seats, stocking up on diapers, and organizing baby clothes. But something went wrong, and now your child has been irreversibly harmed.
If a doctor’s negligence hurt your child and you’re wondering, “What should I know about filing a birth injury lawsuit in Illinois?”, know that you’re not alone. Prince Law Firm is a proud legal advocate and ally for families in Marion, Williamson County, Johnson County, and beyond.
Published on Jul 14, 2023 at 10:49 pm in Firm News.
Prince Law Firm is pleased to announce that founding partner Mark Prince has been selected for membership into the prestigious Melvin M. Belli Society.
The Melvin M. Belli Society is a small organization comprising the best and most outstanding plaintiff’s lawyers in the United States. Melvin “Mel” Belli was one of the first true pioneers in injury law. His work was instrumental in setting the standards for representing people who have been hurt by the negligence of others, particularly by big corporations. Throughout his years of legal work and advocacy, Mr. Belli earned the nickname “The King of Torts.”
“Considering who Melvin Belli was, I am humbled and honored to be invited to join this great organization,” is what Mark Prince had to say on this recent honor.