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.

What to Do If You Have Injuries from Slipping on Ice

Published on Mar 19, 2022 at 1:50 am in Premises Liability.

What to Do If You Have Injuries from Slipping on Ice
We see a lot of snow and ice in the winter here in Marion, IL. This familiarity often makes some of us more confident in our abilities to navigate certain terrain than others who aren’t as used to it. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

The accumulation of snow and ice can result in slips and falls if someone loses their footing on such surfaces. Such an incident can result in someone suffering serious injuries.

What Information Does a Truck Black Box Provide?

Published on Feb 28, 2022 at 4:23 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Large trucks can be dangerous, but they are also a necessary part of everyday life in Illinois. Everything from grocery stores and restaurants to retail establishments rely on these large trucks to safely transport products in a timely manner. Protecting passenger vehicle occupants while also balancing consumer needs is essential.

How Dangerous Is Driving Through Slush?

Published on Feb 11, 2022 at 10:50 pm in Car Accidents.

How Dangerous Is Driving through Slush
There’s no question that driving through slush can be dangerous. Slick, slippery, icy, wet, slushy roads present significant hazards to motorists attempting to navigate safely through these tricky winter pitfalls. Our state is no stranger to the perils winter brings to drivers in the northern parts of our nation. As Illinois drivers, we are well familiar with the risks associated with snow and ice. But how dangerous is driving through slush?

Mark Prince Selected as a 2022 Illinois Super Lawyer

Published on Feb 2, 2022 at 3:02 pm in Firm News.

Prince Law Firm is proud to announce that Founding Attorney Mark D. Prince was selected as a 2022 Illinois Super Lawyer in Personal Injury-Plaintiff. Super Lawyers creates a list of attorneys in each state who practice quality and excellence in their work. This list recognizes no more than 5% of lawyers in each state. Being selected for an annual publication of the Super Lawyers list does not guarantee that an attorney will be selected again the following year. Mark Prince is honored to have been recognized by Super Lawyers once again, after having been selected as a 2019 Illinois Super Lawyer.

What Is the Most Common Type of Lift Truck Accident?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 8:20 pm in Workers' Compensation.


Accidents involving lift trucks like forklifts, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks can cause severe and even permanent damage to workers. If you’ve been injured on the job and need help obtaining the benefits you need to recover, reach out to a workers’ compensation attorney from Prince Law Firm for expert legal assistance on your claim.

How Common Is Abuse in Residential Care Homes?

Published on Jan 14, 2022 at 8:56 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When you can no longer take care of your elderly loved one in your home, or they can no longer take care of themselves in their own home, you might make the decision for them to live in a residential care home. A residential care home is slightly different than a nursing home or a long-term care facility.

Illinois Law Changes in 2022

Published on Dec 22, 2021 at 6:56 pm in Legal Information.


Illinois will see the effects of several significant legislative changes over the next year. In this article we have complied information about a few of the new laws that will be put into effect in the coming months. These include new laws and amendments in education, employment law, and minimum wage requirements. We hope that this information will be relevant to many of the clients we serve in Marion, IL and the surrounding areas. Please contact Prince Law Firm with any further questions about the content of this article. We always welcome conversations about the legal matters that are important to you and your family.



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