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.

Top 5 Traffic Laws Broken by Illinois Drivers

Published on Sep 26, 2019 at 1:35 pm in Car Accidents.

Close up of cars in traffic

Plenty of drivers in Illinois follow the rules and do their best to not break traffic laws. But of course, nobody is perfect. Drivers break the law every day, and some don’t even know that they’re doing something illegal. Or worse—they don’t care.

If you’re a driver and you don’t know every state traffic law, you should read the Illinois Vehicle Code and Illinois traffic offense list to know more about rules you need to follow every time you’re behind the wheel. While there are numerous laws broken by drivers that we could cover, below are the top five traffic laws broken by Illinois drivers.

Deaths Caused by Drivers Running Red Lights at 10-Year High

Published on Sep 19, 2019 at 1:42 pm in Car Accidents.

Red light lit on traffic light

AAA recently published a study that claims deaths caused by drivers running red lights are at a 10-year high across the country. In 2017 alone, there were 939 deaths from running red lights, which is a 28% increase since 2012, as reported by AAA. Of those deaths, about half were passengers or people in other vehicles, not the driver running the red light.

What Are the Top 5 Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims?

Published on Aug 15, 2019 at 2:18 pm in Workers' Compensation.

Construction worker using hammer

When you sustain an injury at work, it’s typical for you to follow up with a workers’ compensation claim. After documenting what happened, you go to a doctor for a medical evaluation, and then you start working on getting your compensation so you can cover the costs of treatment and care.

Protecting your rights should be your number one priority. When you’re going to file a workers’ compensation claim, having a legal representative at your side will allow you to make sure you’re getting fair compensation and you’re not jeopardizing your future. A  workers’ compensation lawyer from Prince Law Firm can help you with your claim or fight a claim denial.

Why Does Elder Abuse Happen?

Published on Aug 8, 2019 at 1:04 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

An elderly couple facing away toward a mountain

There are many reasons as to why elder abuse occurs. In some cases, the incident is a spontaneous act perpetrated by someone who is taking advantage of a senior’s situation. In other cases, premeditation is involved. Most elder abuse cases involve an element of power and control exercised by the abuser. In order to protect your loved one from elder abuse, it’s important to understand why it happens in long-term care facilities and in the home.

How Are Speed Limits Enforced for Truckers?

Published on Jul 25, 2019 at 2:04 pm in Truck Accidents.

truck driving on highway

Truck drivers are often on the road for a long stretch of time. They’re on a schedule to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible and then go on to the next job. However, this doesn’t make them exempt from the rules of the road. A speeding truck can cause a significant accident that could result in serious injuries or death. But what are the penalties for speeding truckers? We’ll take a look at what can happen when a truck driver is given a speeding ticket.

Announcing the Winner of the Prince Law Firm Fall 2019 Scholarship

Published on Jul 23, 2019 at 3:23 pm in Firm News.

At Prince Law Firm, we’re proud to host an annual scholarship aimed to help students achieve their dreams and obtain a higher education. The Fall 2019 submission period just came to a close, and we were truly humbled by the quality applications we received. Thank you to everyone who applied! You made our first year of running our scholarship truly a pleasure.

We’re pleased to announce we’ve chosen a winner.

Congratulations to Caitlin Crow of Hawley, Texas!

Caitlin will be attending Cisco College and is planning on becoming an occupational therapist.

This was the essay topic:

“What creative outlet do you use to express yourself?”

The Importance of Expert Testimony During an Injury Trial

Published on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:53 pm in Personal Injury.

Looking down on courthouse steps

The outcome of an injury trial can be linked to how well the facts and evidence were presented in a way that the case could be understood by the judge or jury. In order to successfully present a case, personal injury lawyers will often call upon expert witnesses. Expert testimony is incredibly valuable and can contribute to a successful outcome for a plaintiff.

Your attorney may call on an expert witness before or during your trial. Prior to a trial, expert testimony has the potential to persuade the opposing party to agree to a settlement. If the case does proceed to trial, the expert witness can offer insight, facts, and opinions to inform the judge and jury about issues that might not be common knowledge.

Mark D. Prince Offers Thoughts on His Term as ITLA President

Published on Jun 20, 2019 at 6:14 pm in Firm News.

As I write this, my last President’s Page column, I only have three weeks left in my term. I approach the end of my term as your President with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I am very happy that I am about to get the prized Past President designation; on the other hand, I will miss the job. I have enjoyed serving our membership and clients. This has been one of the most treasured experiences of my professional career.

We have had a busy and eventful year. We worked hard on elections and had successful results. Most importantly, Governor Rauner was shown the door after a tumultuous four years in offi ce. We have updated our venerable Complaint Book, which I encourage you to check out. Legislatively, we have had a successful year. We introduced several bills designed to fi x particular problems and to improve our ability to represent our clients. Here are the highlights:



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