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Announcing the Winner of the Prince Law Firm 2020 Scholarship

Published on Sep 23, 2020 at 3:36 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 2020 submission period just came to a close, and we were truly humbled by the quality applications we received. Thank you to everyone who applied! Your applications were a pleasure to read.

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

Congratulations to Samantha Lopez of California!

Samantha will be attending the University of California-Los Angeles.

Here is the essay prompt:

What’s a mystery you’d like to solve, and how would you go about doing so?

Can Continuous Flow Intersections Prevent Collisions?

Published on Aug 14, 2020 at 7:07 pm in Car Accidents.

Empty road on a hazy day

Our intersections in the United States mostly follow a traditional model. This means that all the roads meet and face a signal with four phases—two for left turns and two for going straight through the intersection. These signals can cause traffic to back up, and also create accidents when drivers run red lights for both turns and through movements alike. Is there a way to reduce traffic and prevent collisions? Continuous Flow Intersections, or CFIs, could be a solution.

Steps to Take If You Witness a Car Accident

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 6:05 pm in Car Accidents.

Backseat view of person driving

Being in a car accident is scary. Witnessing a car accident can be nerve-wracking as well because you might want to help those involved but don’t know how and end up doing more harm than good. Since the people involved in the accident could be injured and unable to contact emergency services, your help could be crucial in saving them from their situation. It’s important to know the steps to take if you witness a car accident so you can help anyone involved while keeping yourself out of harm’s way.

Over 300,000 motor vehicle crashes occurred in Illinois in 2017, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, so you should know what to do just in case you witness one of those crashes. Here’s what you should do to help if you witness a car accident:

What Are the Odds of Winning a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Published on Jul 29, 2020 at 7:18 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When a doctor or other medical professional fails to abide by the standard of care and injures a patient, the injured party can file a medical malpractice claim to seek compensation for their losses. When negotiations fail and a claim proceeds to trial as a lawsuit, it’s important for the plaintiff to understand the rights, options, and the likelihood of them receiving a monetary award for their expenses and suffering.

While every situation is different, there are factors we can look at to determine what the odds are of winning a medical malpractice lawsuit. Let’s start by taking a look at statistics from past cases.

Who’s Responsible for an Accident Caused by a Traffic Obstruction?

Published on Jun 25, 2020 at 6:28 pm in Car Accidents.

Traffic cone in road

Roadways are intended to be used for vehicles in constant motion. When one driver stops, goes below the speed limit, or has an accident that blocks the roadway, this obstructs traffic and can create more accidents. That’s not the only way that traffic can be obstructed, though. Sometimes construction can cause traffic obstructions, or debris can fly onto the roadway and block traffic. No matter what’s blocking the roadway, anything in the road when it’s supposed to be clear can cause a serious accident.

When you’ve been in a car accident caused by a traffic obstruction, you might be wondering who was at fault. Car accident cases alone can be complex. Hiring a Marion, IL car accident lawyer from Prince Law Firm will help you through the claims process and ensure that your wreck is fully investigated so you can get justice for an accident you didn’t cause.

When Is a Homeowner Liable for a Swimming Pool Accident?

Published on Jun 11, 2020 at 7:09 pm in Slip and Fall Accidents.

swimming pool in backyard

A swimming pool is a fun addition to your home that gives your family somewhere to play and cool off on a hot day. Even though pools are often seen as a place for frivolity, they are also places where you need to be cautious since they can become deadly very easily. In 2017, at least 163 children drowned in swimming pools or spas, and nearly 70% were under the age of five.

In a worst-case scenario, a swimming pool accident can be devastating to you and your family. When the accident was caused by the negligence of the homeowner, you could use the help of a Marion personal injury lawyer to defend your rights. But first, let’s look at when the homeowner is liable for a swimming pool accident.

What You Need to Know About Highway Work Zones in Illinois

Published on May 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm in Car Accidents.

Road work ahead sign in road

Highways get a lot of use, so it makes sense that they start to break down or need updates to better fit the traffic in the area. When that happens, work zones are set up so workers can fix the road. Some drivers get frustrated while going through work zones and end up speeding or driving recklessly, but that’s dangerous for everybody on the road.

Drivers who get overwhelmed by highway work zones can cause car accidents by driving recklessly, negligently, or by rubbernecking. In 2017, there were over 700 fatal work zone crashes in the United States, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Over 90% of those crashes killed drivers and passengers in motor vehicles, but they also killed pedestrians, cyclists, and workers.

A car accident in a work zone can be catastrophic to everyone involved, especially highway workers who do not have the added safety of being inside a car. When you’re not sure who to turn to after your auto wreck, you can count on Prince Law Firm to stand by your side. We can help you recover after an accident that wasn’t your fault.

How Does Substance Abuse Affect Nursing Home Patients?

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

Elderly person holding another elderly person's arm

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.

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