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Mark Prince Reappointed to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board

Published on May 18, 2023 at 4:22 pm in Firm News.

We are excited to announce that Governor Pritzker has reappointed our founding partner, Mark Prince, to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board. This will be Mark’s third term serving on this important board, with one term under Governor Quinn and two under Governor Pritzker. In each term, Mark has served as a voice for labor and injured workers.

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board (WCAB) assists the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) in formulating policies, solving problems, setting expenditure priorities, and establishing administrative goals. Prior to making appointments to the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Governor requests the WCAB to make recommendations about which candidates that should be appointed to serve as an arbitrator. The arbitrator is the administrative law judge that decides the level of compensation that a worker hurt on the job receives.

Prince Law Firm Secures Settlement for Nursing Home Neglect Client

Published on Nov 17, 2022 at 11:07 pm in Firm News.

Prince Law Firm Secures Settlement for Nursing Home Neglect Client
Entrusting the care of our loved ones to nursing home facilities is never an easy choice. However, we know that Illinois families do their best to place their aging parents and grandparents in facilities where they will be loved and cared for. Unfortunately, we also know that many nursing homes and assisted living facilities like to put on a good show, only to allow abusive and neglectful practices to continue behind closed doors.

Prince Law Firm fights for those who have been wrongfully harmed by acts of nursing home neglect. Representing victims of nursing home neglect and abuse is a solemn responsibility we take seriously, treating every client with the dignity and compassion they deserve. In keeping with this mission, we strive to provide unrivalled legal guidance to nursing home neglect victims in Marion, IL.

Can I Lose My VA Benefits if I File a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit?

Published on Aug 29, 2022 at 8:41 pm in Water Contamination.

Will I Lose My VA Disability Benefits if I File a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is located on the Atlantic coast of North Carolina. For a period of more than 30 years, the drinking water at the base was contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) known to cause cancer, birth defects, and other serious health conditions.

The recent passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act created a legal avenue to file a lawsuit against the U.S. government for anyone who was affected by exposure to the base’s contaminated water. At Prince Law Firm, we understand that many of the veterans we meet with are concerned about what this type of lawsuit might mean for their future.

Mark Prince Selected as Top 10 Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Lawyer for Downstate Illinois

Published on May 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm in Firm News.

Prince Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Mark D. Prince was recently named as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Lawyers for downstate Illinois. Leading Lawyers recognizes attorneys whose excellence and expertise in their fields have made them stand out among their peers. Mark was ranked sixth among all personal injury plaintiff lawyers in his region.

Leading Lawyers has a unique and rigorous selection process. To become a Leading Lawyer, one must be recommended by their fellow lawyers in their respective field of law. Lawyers are asked to whom they would recommend a friend or family member if they themselves could not be of help with a legal issue. Leading Lawyers does not allow participants to recommend anyone at their law firm. This ensures that the selection process focuses not only on case outcomes, but on the experience, reputation, and quality of service that a lawyer demonstrates. During the selection process, lawyers often end up recommending their direct competitors.

What Causes a Truck Tire Blowout?

Published on Apr 19, 2022 at 5:59 pm in Truck Accidents.

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A truck tire blowout is a dangerous event with the possibility for severe injuries or even loss of life. Any sudden loss of pressure combined with an outward rupture or explosion of a tractor-trailer’s tire is likely to cause an accident when other vehicles are around.

Understanding the causes of a truck tire blowout is key to preventing related truck accidents. Both trucking company employers and truck drivers themselves should be familiar with the risk factors for truck tire blowouts, as well as what actions to take to correct any dangers and protect others from harm. Unfortunately, at Prince Law Firm we have dealt with far too many truck accidents caused by tire blowouts. Here are some of the most common causes of truck tire blowout our Marion truck accident attorneys see.

What Are the Busiest Interstates for Trucks?

Published on Apr 13, 2022 at 6:08 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Illinois is considered a major transportation hub due in no small part to its centralized location and access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Mississippi River that defines part of Illinois’ border with other states also provides access to the Gulf of Mexico. Whether dealing with imported or exported goods, there is a fair chance that a product will travel through Illinois at some point.

How to Winterize Your Car to Increase Safety

Published on Mar 25, 2022 at 11:00 pm in Car Accidents.

How to Winterize Your Car to Increase Safety
If you take time to research different approaches for minimizing your chances of causing or becoming involved in a crash, you’ll quickly find that winterizing your vehicle is at the top of the list. This information might catch you a bit off-guard if you’ve only ever heard the term “winterize” used in conjunction with storing a boat or camper or prepping a home for the winter.

You can take steps to optimize your vehicle’s functionality and safety during the winter months, so read on to learn what those are. These strategies will hopefully keep you on the road and accident-free during some of the most bitterly cold days of the year.

What to Do If You Have Injuries from Slipping on Ice

Published on Mar 19, 2022 at 1:50 am in Premises Liability.

What to Do If You Have Injuries from Slipping on Ice
We see a lot of snow and ice in the winter here in Marion, IL. This familiarity often makes some of us more confident in our abilities to navigate certain terrain than others who aren’t as used to it. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

The accumulation of snow and ice can result in slips and falls if someone loses their footing on such surfaces. Such an incident can result in someone suffering serious injuries.

What Information Does a Truck Black Box Provide?

Published on Feb 28, 2022 at 4:23 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Large trucks can be dangerous, but they are also a necessary part of everyday life in Illinois. Everything from grocery stores and restaurants to retail establishments rely on these large trucks to safely transport products in a timely manner. Protecting passenger vehicle occupants while also balancing consumer needs is essential.

How Dangerous Is Driving Through Slush?

Published on Feb 11, 2022 at 10:50 pm in Car Accidents.

How Dangerous Is Driving through Slush
There’s no question that driving through slush can be dangerous. Slick, slippery, icy, wet, slushy roads present significant hazards to motorists attempting to navigate safely through these tricky winter pitfalls. Our state is no stranger to the perils winter brings to drivers in the northern parts of our nation. As Illinois drivers, we are well familiar with the risks associated with snow and ice. But how dangerous is driving through slush?

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