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How Much Does it Cost To Talk to a Lawyer?

Published on Jul 16, 2024 at 7:27 pm in Personal Injury.

How much does it cost to talk to a lawyer?

The first lawyers were referred to as orators. They were the “friends” of people who found themselves in trouble with the law and would speak up on their behalf. These orators were forbidden to take any money for their support. That all changed when Emperor Claudius made advocacy legal and allowed those advocates to get paid.

Since then, lawyers have been charging their clients fees that are based on that lawyer’s skills and experience. How much does it cost to talk to a lawyer? It depends on the lawyer you’re talking to and the type of case.

Mark Prince Appointed to Serve on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board

Published on Jun 25, 2024 at 6:30 pm in Firm News.

Mark Prince Appointed to Serve on the Illinois Workers' Compensation Advisory Board

Prince Law Firm is proud to announce that its founding partner, Mark D. Prince, will serve on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board (WCAB). This prestigious honor marks a substantial milestone in his career. Recently, Governor JB Pritzker bestowed the designation, which showcases Mark D. Prince’s commitment and experience in personal injury law.

What Is an Attractive Nuisance?

Published on Jun 4, 2024 at 9:26 pm in Premises Liability.

What is an attractive nuisance

Swimming pools, playground equipment, and construction projects can attract children. They may see these spaces as places for fun. However, many of them don’t recognize the apparent risk of these spots.

For that reason, property owners are required to secure these “attractive nuisances” to prevent injuries to children.

Premises liability is a serious issue. And even if a child trespasses on a person’s property, the owner could be liable for any injuries and damages.

When To Go to the Hospital After a Fall

Published on May 28, 2024 at 6:52 pm in Slip and Fall Accidents.

After a fall, you might feel a little embarrassed by the incident. Most of the time, these accidents occur in public places. Even without any injuries, should you rush to the hospital after a fall?

At the Prince Law Firm, we always recommend getting checked out after any accident, especially a slip and fall, is always recommended. You might not feel pain right away, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a serious injury.

If you’re still not convinced, here are a few telltale signs of when to go to a hospital after a fall.

What’s the Difference Between a Misdiagnosis and a Missed Diagnosis?

Published on May 21, 2024 at 8:05 pm in Medical Malpractice.

When you go to the doctor for a health concern, you expect them to look at your health history and perform a thorough examination to determine what is ailing you. But, when your doctor tells you nothing is wrong or prescribes medication for an illness you don’t think is the cause of your symptoms, you might feel discouraged or even scared.

You might then seek a second opinion from another doctor, hoping that they will find the true cause of your illness. And when a doctor misdiagnoses you as well, what options do you have?

In this post, we’ll discuss what the differences are between a misdiagnosis and a missed diagnosis and how serious both types of medical negligence can be to a patient’s health.

Mark Prince Speaks About Uncovered Meter Holes and Legal Options for Suing

Published on May 14, 2024 at 6:24 pm in Premises Liability.

Mark Prince speaks about uncovered meter holes and legal options for suing

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is slated to hold its inaugural Premises Liability Seminar in Miami, FL, from May 23 to 2024. One of the speakers who will deliver a presentation entitled “Uncovered Meter Hole – how to prove notice of dangerous conditions” is our Prince Law Firm founder, Mark Prince.

Concerns surrounding the steel plates that are generally placed atop these “manholes,” as they’re sometimes called, might have never crossed your mind until you read where Mark Prince speaks about uncovered meter holes and legal options for suing. However, this type of negligence leads to countless preventable injuries here in Marion, IL and elsewhere in our state and country every year.

Fall Prevention Methods for Nursing Homes

Published on May 7, 2024 at 6:45 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Fall prevention methods for nursing homes

With an aging population living in assisted care facilities, falls are a major concern for these facilities. These accidents can have an impact on residents’ health and well-being.

Falls can lead to injuries, fractures, reduced mobility, and even psychological distress. Safety should always be the number one concern in these environments, making implementing effective fall prevention methods for nursing homes essential.

What Are the Punitive Damages for Negligence in Illinois?

Published on Apr 30, 2024 at 6:42 pm in Personal Injury.

When you’re involved in an accident, the person who caused it should be held responsible for the injuries and damage they’ve caused. In a personal injury case such as a car accident where a driver’s negligent actions caused your vehicle collision and resulting injuries, you could pursue legal action against the at-fault party.

Aside from the standard compensation seen in most civil cases, there may be an opportunity or valid reason to also pursue punitive damages from the individual who caused you harm.

Intersection Accidents and Injuries

Published on Apr 23, 2024 at 8:01 pm in Car Accidents.

Intersections are where two or more roads intersect. At these locations, vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists cross paths. Unfortunately, intersections are also one of the most common locations for accidents and collisions to occur.

Sometimes, these crashes can lead to severe injuries and even fatalities. Whether you’re a driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian, you must be aware of these areas’ potential dangers.

Can You Sue for an Allergic Reaction?

Published on Apr 23, 2024 at 7:57 pm in Medical Malpractice.

According to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), there are “tens of thousands” of individuals in the U.S. who suffer anaphylactic reactions, another way of referring to someone who experiences a severe sensitivity to an allergen every year.

This one factor results in 1 per every 3,000 inpatient hospitalizations. That same report outlines how anaphylaxis leads to anywhere from 500 to 1,000 annual fatalities in our country.

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