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Top 5 Traffic Laws Broken by Illinois Drivers

Published on Sep 26, 2019 at 1:35 pm in Car Accidents.

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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.

Deaths Caused by Drivers Running Red Lights at 10-Year High

Published on Sep 19, 2019 at 1:42 pm in Car Accidents.

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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.

What Are the Top 5 Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims?

Published on Aug 15, 2019 at 2:18 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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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.

Why Does Elder Abuse Happen?

Published on Aug 8, 2019 at 1:04 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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There are many reasons as to why elder abuse occurs. In some cases, the incident is a spontaneous act perpetrated by someone who is taking advantage of a senior’s situation. In other cases, premeditation is involved. Most elder abuse cases involve an element of power and control exercised by the abuser. In order to protect your loved one from elder abuse, it’s important to understand why it happens in long-term care facilities and in the home.

How Are Speed Limits Enforced for Truckers?

Published on Jul 25, 2019 at 2:04 pm in Truck Accidents.

truck driving on highway

Truck drivers are often on the road for a long stretch of time. They’re on a schedule to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible and then go on to the next job. However, this doesn’t make them exempt from the rules of the road. A speeding truck can cause a significant accident that could result in serious injuries or death. But what are the penalties for speeding truckers? We’ll take a look at what can happen when a truck driver is given a speeding ticket.

Announcing the Winner of the Prince Law Firm Fall 2019 Scholarship

Published on Jul 23, 2019 at 3:23 pm in Firm News.

At Prince Law Firm, we’re proud to host an annual scholarship aimed to help students achieve their dreams and obtain a higher education. The Fall 2019 submission period just came to a close, and we were truly humbled by the quality applications we received. Thank you to everyone who applied! You made our first year of running our scholarship truly a pleasure.

We’re pleased to announce we’ve chosen a winner.

Congratulations to Caitlin Crow of Hawley, Texas!

Caitlin will be attending Cisco College and is planning on becoming an occupational therapist.

This was the essay topic:

“What creative outlet do you use to express yourself?”

The Importance of Expert Testimony During an Injury Trial

Published on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:53 pm in Personal Injury.

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The outcome of an injury trial can be linked to how well the facts and evidence were presented in a way that the case could be understood by the judge or jury. In order to successfully present a case, personal injury lawyers will often call upon expert witnesses. Expert testimony is incredibly valuable and can contribute to a successful outcome for a plaintiff.

Your attorney may call on an expert witness before or during your trial. Prior to a trial, expert testimony has the potential to persuade the opposing party to agree to a settlement. If the case does proceed to trial, the expert witness can offer insight, facts, and opinions to inform the judge and jury about issues that might not be common knowledge.

Mark D. Prince Offers Thoughts on His Term as ITLA President

Published on Jun 20, 2019 at 6:14 pm in Firm News.

As I write this, my last President’s Page column, I only have three weeks left in my term. I approach the end of my term as your President with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I am very happy that I am about to get the prized Past President designation; on the other hand, I will miss the job. I have enjoyed serving our membership and clients. This has been one of the most treasured experiences of my professional career.

We have had a busy and eventful year. We worked hard on elections and had successful results. Most importantly, Governor Rauner was shown the door after a tumultuous four years in offi ce. We have updated our venerable Complaint Book, which I encourage you to check out. Legislatively, we have had a successful year. We introduced several bills designed to fi x particular problems and to improve our ability to represent our clients. Here are the highlights:

The Danger of Internal Injuries After a Car Wreck

Published on Jun 20, 2019 at 3:31 pm in Car Accidents.

Emergency room entrance, with large red EMERGENCY on building

After a car accident, you may not think that you’ve sustained injuries because you can’t see any bruises, lacerations, or other evidence of bodily harm. However, this doesn’t mean that you’ve avoided injury. It’s entirely possible that you have internal injuries, which can be more difficult to detect. You also may be feeling fine because you’re in shock, which will mask symptoms of injuries. Those who believe they’re uninjured may soon experience more serious symptoms later because the injuries have worsened.

When an injury progresses because it hasn’t been treated, the entire nature of the injury can change. Something that could have been treated and gone on to make a full recovery may now be something that will cause chronic problems for the rest of a person’s life. Injury recovery windows often change depending on how quickly care can be administered– especially when it comes to internal injuries. This is why it’s imperative for you to get to the doctor as soon as possible.

Let’s look into how dangerous internal injuries can be:

How to Find Out If Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Has a History of Neglect

Published on Jun 6, 2019 at 6:16 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Elder person sitting down holding ball in hand, person sitting next to them is touching their wrist.

No matter how pristine and safe a nursing home may seem, it’s not always easy to detect what goes on when visitors aren’t present. A significant number of facilities are found in violation of state and federal laws every year. Some of the violations are in regard to abuse and neglect. To protect your loved one, it’s important to know how you can find information on a nursing home’s reputation and past.

Whether you’re searching to find the perfect long-term care facility for your loved one or making sure their current facility is providing them with the care they need and deserve, there are a variety of resources you can use to find out if your loved one’s nursing home has a history of neglect.

There are state, federal, and independent resources you can access to find out about instances of neglect in a nursing home. You can learn about a nursing home’s rating, compare facilities to each other, and read about the violations different homes near you have been charged with.

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