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What Information Is Obtainable from a License Plate Number After a Crash?

Published on Mar 12, 2020 at 5:33 pm in Car Accidents.

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After a car accident, like a hit-and-run, sometimes all you have from the driver at fault is their license plate number. You might want their name, address, and phone number so that you can hold them responsible for their actions. But can you get the driver’s personal information based on their plate?

As an average person, in short, the answer is no. You most likely don’t have direct access to the databases that hold information about drivers. Even though you can’t get anything directly, there are legal ways to find out who is responsible for a car crash based on their plate number.

What Types of Collisions Occur on Interstate 57 in Illinois?

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 8:04 pm in Car Accidents.

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Most drivers in Marion use I-57 on a regular basis. While it may allow some drivers to avoid city traffic and get on a road that’s a straight shot to their destination, there are also additional dangers with taking the interstate. Not only will there be city traffic, other drivers passing through Illinois may take this road, including large vehicles like trucks. When drivers don’t pay attention to the road, they can cause accidents. Since interstates typically have more vehicles traveling at high speeds, innocent drivers can sustain serious injuries. Let’s take a look at some of the accidents that have occurred on I-57.

Tips for Feeling Confident in the Courtroom

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 4:38 pm in Personal Injury.

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Many personal injury cases are often settled outside the courtroom. However, sometimes a case takes that extra step. While it can be nerve-wracking to go to court, there are some ways for you to feel more confidence when you’re there. Your personal injury lawyer will be with you every step of the way. The lawyers at Prince Law Firm understand how much stress this situation can cause, but we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you deal with the nerves and feel like you’re ready to face the courtroom.

Did the Drug Enforcement Administration Play a Role in the Opioid Crisis?

Published on Jan 23, 2020 at 8:28 pm in Opioid Abuse.

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Think about where you live. Whether it’s a small town or a big city, how many pharmacies are in the immediate surrounding area? In Marion alone there are over ten pharmacies in a six mile stretch that serve a population of 17,762 people.

Though each pharmacy theoretically serves nearly 2,000 community members, is it necessary to have that many in one small area? Although the intent of pharmacies was originally to distribute necessary medicine to help people stay or get healthy, they’ve turned into distributors for seriously addictive painkillers.

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.

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