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How Does Substance Abuse Affect Nursing Home Patients?

Published on May 14, 2020 at 7:24 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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Nursing home residents are considered to be a vulnerable population. This is because they generally need to rely on nursing home staff to provide them with food, medicine, and daily necessities. When this doesn’t happen, for whatever reason, legal action may be available on the grounds of abuse or neglect.

If you believe your loved one has wrongfully suffered, you’ll likely want to understand the circumstances that led to their harm. In some instances, substance abuse may be a factor—whether staff members abuse drugs while working with residents or a resident’s substance abuse disorder was managed improperly. Let’s take a look at how substance abuse affects nursing home patients and what can be done to limit drug and alcohol abuse in long-term care facilities.

COVID-19 Update for Prince Law Firm

Published on May 11, 2020 at 2:53 pm in Firm News.

Hopefully, we will be “fully” opened by June 1, 2020. For now, we continue to work remotely, but have started our transition into being “fully” opened by rotating some essential staff into the office.

We continue to practice social distancing and we are doing everything we can to protect the safety of our employees. While we may have more people here at the office now than over the last 6 weeks, we still are not meeting in person with clients or visitors.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Together, we will get through this pandemic safely! Please call our office number, 618-997-2111, for assistance.

– Mark Prince

What Should You Expect When Going to Trial?

Published on Apr 30, 2020 at 6:27 pm in Personal Injury.

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Going through the legal process can take month or even years. If you’ve attempted to reach a settlement with the other side, but you believe they aren’t offering a fair deal, you can take the dispute to the next step—trial. When you’re going to trial, you should be able to rely on your personal injury lawyer to be prepared and to help you prepare so your side presents your case as best as possible. Your Marion personal injury lawyer from Prince Law Firm will go over what to expect so you feel confident and ready when you have your day in court.

Most Common Road Hazards in Illinois

Published on Apr 16, 2020 at 7:21 pm in Car Accidents.

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Driving anywhere requires your full attention, and Illinois is no different. Whether you’re in the city or a more rural area, you’re bound to come across some road hazards in our state. Even though you can’t avoid road hazards, you can be more prepared for them just by being aware that they exist. If you get into an auto wreck because of a road hazard, you might want to file a claim against whoever caused that obstruction from negligence.

Depending on the type of road hazard that caused your car accident, you could have a suit against a private company or the government. Either entity can be intimidating to be up against, which is why you’ll want Prince Law Firm in your corner. Our car accident lawyer can help you fight against the negligent party who caused your collision and get you the compensation that you deserve for your damages.

Determining Fault in Accidents Involving Backing Up

Published on Apr 10, 2020 at 4:21 pm in Car Accidents.

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Backing up a car is a maneuver that takes patience, awareness, and the driver needs to adapt to the situation they’re in. While backing out of a driveway into an empty street can be a simple task, backing out of a parking space in a busy lot can be a bit more difficult. Unfortunately, if someone acts negligently and isn’t careful, they can cause a car accident. If this has happened to you, seeking legal options can help you recover the injuries and damages you’ve suffered.

Prince Law Firm has an experienced Marion car accident lawyer who will defend your rights. When we begin investigating your case, we’ll start with figuring out the series of events or actions that happened that resulted in a car accident. Let’s take a look at the situations where back-up accidents can arise.

Coronavirus Update Regarding Appointments at Prince Law Firm

Published on Mar 13, 2020 at 2:24 pm in Firm News.

In light of the spreading coronavirus pandemic, Prince Law Firm wants to do our part to contain its spread and to implement our government’s recommendations. We do this out of concern for the safety and health of our clients and hard-working staff. To protect everyone from any unnecessary risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19), all future appointments will be conducted by telephone only. We anticipate that we will continue this policy through at least April 3, 2020.

The presence of COVID-19 is scary. Some of the information out there is correct and, unfortunately, some is not. We encourage anyone with questions about this pandemic to check out the information published by the CDC or WHO. If we all take reasonable precautions, we will be fine. Together, we will get through this.

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.

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