Is a Lawyer Needed to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Published on Jan 16, 2020 at 6:41 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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If you’ve been injured at work and are planning on filing for workers’ compensation benefits, you may be wondering if you need to hire a lawyer. While there are certain situations where you can probably represent yourself, it’s often in your best interests to at least seek legal guidance from a skilled attorney.

Situations where you may be able to get the benefits you need without a lawyer include minor workplace injuries, injuries that require you miss no work, or accidents where your employer has admitted the injury happened at work. Even if you fall into a situation like that, there are still benefits to having a lawyer help you with your claim. Let’s take a look at the possibility of complications arising during the claims process.

2020 Illinois Law Changes

Published on Jan 6, 2020 at 4:03 pm in Legal Information.

2020 is bringing a number of new laws to Illinois. As the year progresses, you’ll see changes in education, consumer protection, rights and resources for inmates, labor and workers’ rights, protections for animals, safety on the road, law enforcement, insurance and medical care, and more.

At Prince Law Firm, we make sure to stay as up-to-date as possible on all the newest laws and amendments. Let’s start the year off by taking a look at just a few of the changes you can expect to see this year.

A Brief History of Medical Malpractice in Illinois

Published on Dec 20, 2019 at 3:29 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Every day, millions of patients are seen in hospitals and medical facilities across the country. Whether you’re heading in for a routine exam or a complex procedure, you expect to receive care that benefits your health. When a physician or other medical professional acts negligently and you’re injured, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim. Doing so will put you on the path to receiving the compensation you need to get your life back in order.

Can an Uninsured Driver Receive Compensation for a Car Accident Injury?

Published on Nov 27, 2019 at 1:39 pm in Car Accidents.

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Uninsured drivers may drive without coverage for many reasons. They may have a lapse in car insurance because of missing a payment or their policy ran out. Some may forget to renew their policy. However, in the state of Illinois, it is illegal to drive without car insurance. If someone without car insurance is in an accident, they may not know what to do next, especially if they weren’t at fault. When these matters become complex, having the expertise of a Prince Law Firm lawyer can help.

While being an uninsured motorist who wasn’t at fault for an accident can be a nerve-wracking situation, it may benefit you to learn more about auto insurance laws in Illinois.

How Often Do Serious Injuries Result After Animal Crossing Accidents?

Published on Nov 14, 2019 at 8:01 pm in Car Accidents.

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Even though we like to think vehicles are the only things allowed on roadways in North America, there’s usually nothing stopping wildlife from crossing roads, highways, and interstates. In Illinois, you might encounter smaller animals like foxes, raccoons, and skunks that don’t do a lot of damage if you accidentally hit them with your car. But bigger animals like bobcats and deer can be deadly if you collide with them.

Just over a million car crashes a year are caused by animal crossings, as reported by the Insurance Information Institute (III). The Federal Highway Administration further elaborates that up to 10% of collisions with wildlife result in injuries to drivers and passengers, which equals out to about 100,000 injuries per year. Most times these injuries are minimal, but sometimes they are serious or deadly.

Do the Designs of JUUL E-Cigs Encourage Teens to Vape?

Published on Oct 24, 2019 at 1:12 pm in Product Liability.

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Vaping has caused serious injuries and deaths over the course of several months. As doctors try to figure out how vaping is harming so many people, others are asking questions about how vaping became so popular with younger generations. Some of the answers may be in the product’s marketing. JUUL, one of the most popular vaping companies, combined styling their device in a different way and campaigning on social media, which may have portrayed vaping in a way that would persuade younger audiences to start vaping.

As more young people were harmed, it seems that there’s more to vaping than what most people thought. Some may be exploring their legal options through litigation. Prince Law Firm in Marion, IL may be able to help you get the justice you deserve.

Understanding how the vaping injuries or illnesses happened may benefit your case. Let’s take a look at how JUUL separates itself from other vaping companies.

What to Bring When You Meet Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Published on Oct 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm in Client Relations.

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After you get hurt in an accident, whether it be at work, at home, or a car wreck, you will want to reach out for legal help to make sure that the person who caused the accident is held responsible. While bringing all of the documentation from your accident might seem like it’s invading your privacy, you’ll want all the proof you have. The more proof you present, the stronger your case will be.

Mark Prince to Serve on Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board

Published on Oct 10, 2019 at 4:08 pm in Firm News.

On October 4, Governor Pritzker announced he’s appointed Mark Prince of Prince Law Firm to serve on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board. Prince’s experience as a self-employed attorney for 31 years has resulted in helping countless southern Illinoisans who were injured while they were on the job or because of someone’s negligent actions.

Mark Prince Speaks at St. Louis ITLA Seminar About Preparing for Trial

Published on Oct 10, 2019 at 3:57 pm in Firm News.

The Illinois Trial Lawyer Association is an organization dedicated to providing help to citizens with their legal matters. The ITLA has more than 2,000 members who are passionate about giving a voice to those who were wrongfully harmed. Mark Prince, the immediate past president for ITLA, was invited to St. Louis on September 27, 2019 for a seminar called “Telling the Story from Beginning to End.” His topic was “Making Your Plaintiff a Stellar Witness—Great Deposition and Trial Testimony Preparation,” and he spoke to other plaintiff’s lawyers about preparing the client for trial.



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