Trailer disconnect accidents can be deadly, but they are incredibly rare. In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported only 2 fatal semitruck accidents that were caused by a malfunctioning trailer hitch. Though it’s a small number for a year and they don’t happen often, they can be devastating accidents.
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.
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.
Vaping has caused serious injuries and deaths over the course of several months. As doctors try to figure out how vaping is harming so many people, others are asking questions about how vaping became so popular with younger generations. Some of the answers may be in the product’s marketing. JUUL, one of the most popular vaping companies, combined styling their device in a different way and campaigning on social media, which may have portrayed vaping in a way that would persuade younger audiences to start vaping.
As more young people were harmed, it seems that there’s more to vaping than what most people thought. Some may be exploring their legal options through litigation. Prince Law Firm in Marion, IL may be able to help you get the justice you deserve.
Understanding how the vaping injuries or illnesses happened may benefit your case. Let’s take a look at how JUUL separates itself from other vaping companies.
After you get hurt in an accident, whether it be at work, at home, or a car wreck, you will want to reach out for legal help to make sure that the person who caused the accident is held responsible. While bringing all of the documentation from your accident might seem like it’s invading your privacy, you’ll want all the proof you have. The more proof you present, the stronger your case will be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.