How to Tell Who’s at Fault for a T-Bone Accident

Published on Jan 14, 2021 at 8:28 pm in Car Accidents.

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T-bone accidents are one of the deadliest types of car accidents for passengers of vehicles because they are a combination of the two deadliest accidents—frontal and side impact collisions but is known solely as a side impact collision. One car hits from head-on into the side of the other car at a perpendicular angle, which puts all passengers involved at risk for serious injury and death from the collision, especially the passenger on the side of the collision.

What Counts as Emotional Distress After an Accident?

Published on Dec 22, 2020 at 7:44 pm in Car Accidents.

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After a car accident, you’re likely worried about physical injuries, property damage, how much it’s going to cost, and how long your recovery will take. However, there are other injuries you can sustain after a car wreck. These traumatic events can cause psychological trauma as well. When filing a claim, you can seek compensation for your physical and psychological injuries. Let’s go over what counts as emotional distress after an accident.

What Laws Can Residents of Illinois Expect in the New Year?

Published on Dec 11, 2020 at 3:37 pm in Legal Information.

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Illinois residents will see new laws as the year changes to 2021. It’s important to know what will change and what will be introduced in the new year so you can be well-informed about your state’s laws.

The laws that Illinois residents can expect to see are about employers and discrimination claims, minimum wage rates, and updates on potential tax increases. Let’s take a look at the 2021 new laws and law changes.

Unique Traffic Laws in Illinois

Published on Nov 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm in Car Accidents.

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Illinois has some unique laws in the Vehicle Code that you might not realize before entering our state. Whether you’re traveling and driving in Illinois for the first time, just getting your license, or have been driving in our state your whole life and need a refresher, it’s important to know Illinois traffic laws so that you don’t break the rules of the road and cause an accident.

Not knowing traffic laws can have serious consequences, like getting charged with a traffic violation when you break the law or getting into a collision. When another driver neglects a traffic law and causes an accident with you, you can recover damages from the at-fault driver. A lawyer from Prince Law Firm in Marion can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Let’s take a look at some of the unique traffic laws in Illinois, as outlined in the Illinois Rules of the Road.

When is a Workers’ Compensation Case More than a Workers’ Compensation Case?

Published on Nov 19, 2020 at 6:17 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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When a person is hurt on the job and needs help obtaining compensation for their injuries, the first thought is to file a workers’ compensation claim. That is certainly an appropriate starting place, but at Prince Law Firm we do not stop there if you decide to reach out to us. Instead, our team carefully studies your case to determine whether there are other potential avenues of recovery. Our goal at Prince Law Firm is to help our client put their life back together after a serious injury. One way that we help accomplish this is to look beyond the obvious to maximize the injured worker’s monetary compensation.

In some cases, the injured worker’s injuries may have been caused by someone other than just the employer. If an injured worker is hurt on the job, and the injury was caused in some part by the wrongful actions of another person or company, then you might have what is called a “third-party” case. In addition to pursuing a workers’ compensation claim, you might also be able to pursue monetary compensation from the “third-party.” For instance, if a worker is driving a vehicle while performing their employment duties and they get rear-ended by another driver, then they can pursue both a workers’ compensation claim and a separate claim against the driver who caused the car crash.

Heating Coils May Be Causing Lung Damage in E-Cigarettes

Published on Nov 5, 2020 at 8:55 pm in Product Liability.

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E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to regular cigarettes and other more traditional ways to consume nicotine. Other than the harm that nicotine, inhaling smoke, and the other assumed risks that regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes pose for consumers, studies are showing that parts of e-cigarettes may be causing lung damage for users.

When you’ve been injured by using an e-cigarette, then you could be eligible to recover financial compensation from the damages you suffered. An e-cigarette lawyer from Prince Law Firm in Illinois can help you investigate what caused your injuries and hold the at-fault party, whether that’s a company or manufacturer, responsible for their actions.

Heavy Truck Fatalities Continue to Rise Despite Decline in Total Road Fatalities

Published on Oct 29, 2020 at 6:15 pm in Truck Accidents.

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When large trucks collide with regular sized vehicles, the accident often produces serious injuries, and is more likely to be fatal than regular collisions. While there are many different reasons that truck accidents happen, they are usually from driver error, a company mistake, or a manufacturer defect.

Even though acts of negligence can be prevented through caution and awareness, accidents still happen. In fact, deadly collisions involving large trucks are continuing to rise even though total road fatalities are on the decline.

What Can Happen When a Stroke Is Misdiagnosed?

Published on Oct 23, 2020 at 12:51 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Strokes are serious events that happen in the arteries of the brain and are caused by a blockage of blood flow or rupture of a vessel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 87 percent of strokes are ischemic strokes, or caused by a blood clot.

When the blood flow to or within the brain is restricted, brain cells die. When brain cells die, you can lose your memory, certain motor functions, or worse. This is why it’s imperative for strokes to be recognized and diagnosed as soon as possible—because taking too long and misdiagnosing could be the difference between life and death.

When you’ve been misdiagnosed by a medical professional and it ends up causing you further damage, you could be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim. At Prince Law Firm, our lawyers understand how hard it can be to deal with the effects of a misdiagnosis. That’s why we’re here to help you with your claim and ensure that you get justice for your doctor’s negligence.

How to Prepare for a Court Deposition

Published on Oct 16, 2020 at 12:15 pm in Legal Information.

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If you’ve been injured in an accident and are looking to seek compensation for your losses, you could find yourself in the midst of a lawsuit. Preparing for a personal injury trial can seem daunting, especially when thinking about parts of the process—like the deposition.

The deposition is part of the discovery process. Testimony collected is used to prepare for trial and avoid any surprises. Depositions are also useful if a witness cannot be present at trial. While many of the questions will not be admissible during the trial, the answers will help the attorneys move forward. If you’re dealing with a lawsuit and are heading in the discovery process, it’s important to know how to prepare for a court deposition. To start, let’s take a look at the definition and purpose of a deposition.

What Should I Do If I’m in a Car Accident I Didn’t Cause?

Published on Oct 15, 2020 at 7:54 pm in Car Accidents.

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The seconds before and after a car accident are often jarring and overwhelming. The moment you realize there’s nothing you can do to avoid another vehicle striking yours is the moment your body braces for impact. The actions you take after the crash, however, have more impact on your recovery than anything else.

If you’ve been involved in a crash that you didn’t cause, it’s important to know what to do—including at the scene of the collision and in the days and weeks after. Let’s take a look at how you can protect yourself and your future after an accident.



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