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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.

Announcing the Winner of the Prince Law Firm 2020 Scholarship

Published on Sep 23, 2020 at 3:36 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 2020 submission period just came to a close, and we were truly humbled by the quality applications we received. Thank you to everyone who applied! Your applications were a pleasure to read.

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

Congratulations to Samantha Lopez of California!

Samantha will be attending the University of California-Los Angeles.

Here is the essay prompt:

What’s a mystery you’d like to solve, and how would you go about doing so?

Can Continuous Flow Intersections Prevent Collisions?

Published on Aug 14, 2020 at 7:07 pm in Car Accidents.

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Our intersections in the United States mostly follow a traditional model. This means that all the roads meet and face a signal with four phases—two for left turns and two for going straight through the intersection. These signals can cause traffic to back up, and also create accidents when drivers run red lights for both turns and through movements alike. Is there a way to reduce traffic and prevent collisions? Continuous Flow Intersections, or CFIs, could be a solution.

Steps to Take If You Witness a Car Accident

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 6:05 pm in Car Accidents.

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Being in a car accident is scary. Witnessing a car accident can be nerve-wracking as well because you might want to help those involved but don’t know how and end up doing more harm than good. Since the people involved in the accident could be injured and unable to contact emergency services, your help could be crucial in saving them from their situation. It’s important to know the steps to take if you witness a car accident so you can help anyone involved while keeping yourself out of harm’s way.

Over 300,000 motor vehicle crashes occurred in Illinois in 2017, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, so you should know what to do just in case you witness one of those crashes. Here’s what you should do to help if you witness a car accident:

What Are the Odds of Winning a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Published on Jul 29, 2020 at 7:18 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When a doctor or other medical professional fails to abide by the standard of care and injures a patient, the injured party can file a medical malpractice claim to seek compensation for their losses. When negotiations fail and a claim proceeds to trial as a lawsuit, it’s important for the plaintiff to understand the rights, options, and the likelihood of them receiving a monetary award for their expenses and suffering.

While every situation is different, there are factors we can look at to determine what the odds are of winning a medical malpractice lawsuit. Let’s start by taking a look at statistics from past cases.

Who’s Responsible for an Accident Caused by a Traffic Obstruction?

Published on Jun 25, 2020 at 6:28 pm in Car Accidents.

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Roadways are intended to be used for vehicles in constant motion. When one driver stops, goes below the speed limit, or has an accident that blocks the roadway, this obstructs traffic and can create more accidents. That’s not the only way that traffic can be obstructed, though. Sometimes construction can cause traffic obstructions, or debris can fly onto the roadway and block traffic. No matter what’s blocking the roadway, anything in the road when it’s supposed to be clear can cause a serious accident.

When you’ve been in a car accident caused by a traffic obstruction, you might be wondering who was at fault. Car accident cases alone can be complex. Hiring a Marion, IL car accident lawyer from Prince Law Firm will help you through the claims process and ensure that your wreck is fully investigated so you can get justice for an accident you didn’t cause.

When Is a Homeowner Liable for a Swimming Pool Accident?

Published on Jun 11, 2020 at 7:09 pm in Slip and Fall Accidents.

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A swimming pool is a fun addition to your home that gives your family somewhere to play and cool off on a hot day. Even though pools are often seen as a place for frivolity, they are also places where you need to be cautious since they can become deadly very easily. In 2017, at least 163 children drowned in swimming pools or spas, and nearly 70% were under the age of five.

In a worst-case scenario, a swimming pool accident can be devastating to you and your family. When the accident was caused by the negligence of the homeowner, you could use the help of a Marion personal injury lawyer to defend your rights. But first, let’s look at when the homeowner is liable for a swimming pool accident.

What You Need to Know About Highway Work Zones in Illinois

Published on May 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm in Car Accidents.

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Highways get a lot of use, so it makes sense that they start to break down or need updates to better fit the traffic in the area. When that happens, work zones are set up so workers can fix the road. Some drivers get frustrated while going through work zones and end up speeding or driving recklessly, but that’s dangerous for everybody on the road.

Drivers who get overwhelmed by highway work zones can cause car accidents by driving recklessly, negligently, or by rubbernecking. In 2017, there were over 700 fatal work zone crashes in the United States, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Over 90% of those crashes killed drivers and passengers in motor vehicles, but they also killed pedestrians, cyclists, and workers.

A car accident in a work zone can be catastrophic to everyone involved, especially highway workers who do not have the added safety of being inside a car. When you’re not sure who to turn to after your auto wreck, you can count on Prince Law Firm to stand by your side. We can help you recover after an accident that wasn’t your fault.

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