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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.

What To Do After Being in a Car Accident When Traveling for Work

Published on Apr 14, 2023 at 9:10 pm in Car Accidents.

What To Do After Being in a Car Accident When Traveling for Work

If your job requires you to travel away from your home office for any period of time, no matter how little, you may be all too familiar with the experience of navigating a new, unfamiliar city from behind the wheel of a vehicle. Whether in your own car after a road trip or while using a rental vehicle following a plane ride, the possibility of being injured in a car accident while away from home is a scary reality that many people deal with on a regular basis.

If you travel as part of your employment, it’s important that you know what to do after being in a car accident when traveling for work. While most work-related injuries (even those that occur when traveling) are covered under Illinois workers’ compensation, third-party liability may create an avenue for you to recover additional compensation for losses related to mental anguish, pain and suffering, and other damages typically not covered by workers’ comp.

Texting and Driving Laws in Illinois

Published on Mar 31, 2023 at 9:09 pm in Car Accidents.

Texting and Driving Laws in Illinois

Over 3,000 lives were lost in 2020 due to distracted driving. Every distracted driving death or injury is a needless tragedy—100% of these car accidents are preventable.

As in most states, the texting and driving laws in Illinois seek to address one of the biggest distractions drivers face in today’s world: cell phones.

Where Do I File a Complaint Against a Nursing Home?

Published on Mar 10, 2023 at 10:08 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Where Do I File a Complaint Against a Nursing Home?

We finally break down and put our loved ones in an Illinois nursing home; we often do so because we expect them to receive the around-the-clock support and skilled care we can’t provide them. Like any other business, a Marion nursing home may not live up to expectations. A single staff member may be negligent or abusive of your nursing home resident loved one, causing harm they shouldn’t have had to endure.

Learning that your loved one has been subjected to mistreatment they shouldn’t have can be hard to come to terms with. You likely want to ensure that your relative nor anyone else has to face the same mistreatment again. One way to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself is to report what happened to the appropriate authorities to do something about it. Below, we’ll answer the question, “Where do I file a complaint against a nursing home in Illinois?”

What Evidence Is Helpful After a Fatal Car Accident?

Published on Feb 24, 2023 at 8:50 pm in Wrongful Death.

What Evidence Is Helpful After a Fatal Car Accident?

If you’ve lost a loved one in a car accident, you may be entitled to take legal action on their behalf. A wrongful death lawsuit holds the at-fault driver accountable for their actions, even if they are not facing criminal consequences for the fatal accident.

The evidence that is helpful after a fatal car accident will vary depending on the unique factors relevant to your case. However, many wrongful death claims are built on a foundation using some of the following evidence.

What Causes Most Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Published on Feb 10, 2023 at 9:45 pm in Personal Injury.

What Causes Most Traumatic Brain Injuries?

There are over 1.5 million people who suffer TBIs every year in the U.S.—and over 64,000 people lost their lives to traumatic head injuries in 2020 alone.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused when a forceful bump or blow strikes the head or when an object penetrates the skull and pierces the brain. A traumatic brain injury can be categorized as a mild TBI, a moderate TBI, or a severe TBI. There are multiple causes of TBIs, and many of them are completely preventable.

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