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What Are the Signs That a Dog May Be About To Attack?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 8:31 pm in Dog Bites.

What Are the Signs That a Dog May Be About To Attack?

Turn on the news, especially at a time of the year like the spring and summer when temperatures are often suitable for dog owners to leave their pets outside. You’ll hear many stories about furry friends attacking people unexpectedly. You might realize that one sign of a rabid dog is that they indiscriminately walk up to humans and attack them. However, you might also think that there’s no way in which all the dogs mentioned in the stories you hear have rabies.

As you may suspect, dogs don’t have to be suffering from the behavior-altering and deadly neurological condition rabies to lead them to approach and potentially attack us humans. Dogs may become aggressive and lash out for various other reasons. They generally send warning signs before lashing out and attacking. Knowing the signs to look for may save you from suffering potentially life-threatening injuries.

What Are Some of the Most Common Swimming Pool Injuries?

Published on Jul 8, 2022 at 3:55 pm in Premises Liability.

swimming pool dangers

There are few better ways to escape the summer heat in Illinois than by going for a swim. Whether you choose to spend your day at a public pool or a friend’s backyard pool, your attempt to cool off could ultimately prove to be dangerous.

You are at risk for much more than just a sunburn when you go swimming. Some of the most common swimming pool injuries can send you or your child to the emergency room. Every year, our slip and fall lawyers see an increase in swimming injuries during the hot summer months. At Prince Law Firm, we want everyone to be safe, so we’ve compiled information on the most common swimming pool injuries and what you can do to limit your risk of being hurt while swimming.

How Do Truck Accidents Happen When a Driver Makes a Wide Turn?

Published on Jun 17, 2022 at 4:45 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Driving next to large trucks on I-57 can be stressful, but sharing a city road with a tractor-trailer is an entirely different game. Lanes are much smaller when traveling through urban areas of Marion, and drivers are often expected to navigate tight turns. Those narrow lanes and tight turns can be even more complicated to traverse when you are driving alongside a large truck. 

Smaller motor vehicles are at a distinct disadvantage when sharing the road with big trucks. The attorneys at Prince Law Firm have seen time and time again how truck accidents can happen when a driver makes a wide turn.  

What Are Defective Property Conditions and Why Are They Dangerous?

Published on Jun 3, 2022 at 3:08 pm in Premises Liability.

defective property

Defective property conditions can be found in homes and commercial spaces, their adjacent outdoor spaces, and even on large, unused parcels of land. The dangers that these areas pose aren’t always obvious to the naked eye.   

We’ll define what a defect is in more generic terms below before delving a bit deeper into examples of defective property conditions and why they are dangerous. We’ll then discuss the dangers they pose and wrap this discussion up by providing you with insight into your options if dangerous premises leave you with an illness or injuries.  

Mark Prince Selected as Top 10 Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Lawyer for Downstate Illinois

Published on May 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm in Firm News.

Prince Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Mark D. Prince was recently named as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Lawyers for downstate Illinois. Leading Lawyers recognizes attorneys whose excellence and expertise in their fields have made them stand out among their peers. Mark was ranked sixth among all personal injury plaintiff lawyers in his region.

Leading Lawyers has a unique and rigorous selection process. To become a Leading Lawyer, one must be recommended by their fellow lawyers in their respective field of law. Lawyers are asked to whom they would recommend a friend or family member if they themselves could not be of help with a legal issue. Leading Lawyers does not allow participants to recommend anyone at their law firm. This ensures that the selection process focuses not only on case outcomes, but on the experience, reputation, and quality of service that a lawyer demonstrates. During the selection process, lawyers often end up recommending their direct competitors.

How To Prove a Negligent Driver Was Texting and Driving

Published on May 20, 2022 at 12:06 pm in Car Accidents.

The combination of texting and driving has become a real problem throughout the U.S. Distracted driving, the category into which hand-held cellphone use, texting, and any other form of electronic communication fall, is illegal in Illinois. However, fines of $150 or less per offense don’t deter many motorists, which explains why you’ll regularly see your fellow Marion drivers operating their vehicles looking down at or using their phones any moment they can do so.

What Causes a Truck Tire Blowout?

Published on Apr 19, 2022 at 5:59 pm in Truck Accidents.

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A truck tire blowout is a dangerous event with the possibility for severe injuries or even loss of life. Any sudden loss of pressure combined with an outward rupture or explosion of a tractor-trailer’s tire is likely to cause an accident when other vehicles are around.

Understanding the causes of a truck tire blowout is key to preventing related truck accidents. Both trucking company employers and truck drivers themselves should be familiar with the risk factors for truck tire blowouts, as well as what actions to take to correct any dangers and protect others from harm. Unfortunately, at Prince Law Firm we have dealt with far too many truck accidents caused by tire blowouts. Here are some of the most common causes of truck tire blowout our Marion truck accident attorneys see.

What Are the Busiest Interstates for Trucks?

Published on Apr 13, 2022 at 6:08 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Illinois is considered a major transportation hub due in no small part to its centralized location and access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Mississippi River that defines part of Illinois’ border with other states also provides access to the Gulf of Mexico. Whether dealing with imported or exported goods, there is a fair chance that a product will travel through Illinois at some point.

How to Winterize Your Car to Increase Safety

Published on Mar 25, 2022 at 11:00 pm in Car Accidents.

How to Winterize Your Car to Increase Safety
If you take time to research different approaches for minimizing your chances of causing or becoming involved in a crash, you’ll quickly find that winterizing your vehicle is at the top of the list. This information might catch you a bit off-guard if you’ve only ever heard the term “winterize” used in conjunction with storing a boat or camper or prepping a home for the winter.

You can take steps to optimize your vehicle’s functionality and safety during the winter months, so read on to learn what those are. These strategies will hopefully keep you on the road and accident-free during some of the most bitterly cold days of the year.

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