How To Avoid Drunk Drivers

Published on Oct 6, 2023 at 11:03 pm in Car Accidents.

How To Avoid Drunk Drivers
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.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Settlement Guide

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 11:16 pm in Workers' Compensation.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Settlement Guide
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.

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Published on Sep 1, 2023 at 10:47 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes
A medication error happens when a drug is improperly administered, or a doctor’s or manufacturer’s instructions are not followed. Medication errors in nursing homes happen far too often.

Key Takeaways:

  • Medication errors in nursing homes can seriously harm or cause the death of residents.
  • A medication error can be a wide range of negligent or deliberate actions. Many errors come from miscommunication, failure to follow instructions, or simple carelessness.
  • Studies have found that most medication errors in nursing homes are preventable.
  • A person who suffers a preventable drug error has legal rights. A nursing home abuse lawyer can help you explore options.

How To Handle Drivers With Road Rage

Published on Sep 1, 2023 at 10:24 pm in Car Accidents.

How To Handle Drivers With Road Rage
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.

What Should I Know About Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Illinois?

Published on Aug 21, 2023 at 9:58 pm in Medical Malpractice.

What Should I Know About Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Illinois
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.

Mark Prince Selected for Membership Into Melvin M. Belli Society

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.

Mark Prince Speaking and Teaching at AAJ’s Voir Dire Workshop This Weekend

Published on May 19, 2023 at 3:48 pm in Firm News.

Mark Prince will be speaking at the 2023 Voir Dire Workshop on Friday, May 19, 2023. Co-sponsored by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), this two-day event will be held at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. Registration is required for this event.

Discussing the topic of “Dealing with ‘Scary’ Issues in Voir Dire,” Mark will be co-presenting with Ken Levinson. This will be an important presentation that fits into the greater picture of the workshop’s goal: educating attorneys on what does and doesn’t work in voir dire.

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.

Can I Sue a Bar for a Drunk Driver’s Negligence?

Published on May 12, 2023 at 8:50 pm in Car Accidents.

Can I Sue a Bar for a Drunk Driver's Negligence?

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, your first course of legal action is usually to file a lawsuit directly against the driver. For several reasons we will discuss below, it may also be appropriate and valuable to file an injury claim against the party that supplied the alcohol that intoxicated the drunk driver.

This type of third-party liability falls under the category of dram shop claims. These are complicated legal cases that should only be handled with the help of an attorney experienced in this area. We encourage you to schedule a free case evaluation at Prince Law Firm to learn more about filing a dram shop claim in Illinois. We can help answer questions like “Can I sue a bar for a drunk driver’s negligence?” and “Is a bar liable for overserving a customer?”

A Guide To Preventing Falls in Nursing Homes

Published on Apr 28, 2023 at 8:36 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

A Guide To Preventing Falls in Nursing Homes

At least 1.6 million Americans reside in nursing homes, according to statistics published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). That same data suggests that nearly 50% of residents fall at least once per year in those long-term residential care facilities.

Many of those nursing home residents suffer serious injuries when they fall. Broken hips and blunt force head trauma, resulting in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are some of the most commonly reported concerns that stem from these incidents. These injuries are painful, often requiring surgical intervention and extensive rehabilitation. They can also leave behind long-term impacts and even prematurely claim residents’ lives.



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