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Intersection Accidents and Injuries

Published on Apr 23, 2024 at 8:01 pm in Car Accidents.

Intersections are where two or more roads intersect. At these locations, vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists cross paths. Unfortunately, intersections are also one of the most common locations for accidents and collisions to occur.

Sometimes, these crashes can lead to severe injuries and even fatalities. Whether you’re a driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian, you must be aware of these areas’ potential dangers.

How To Avoid Drunk Drivers

Published on Oct 6, 2023 at 11:03 pm in Car Accidents.

How To Avoid Drunk Drivers
Each year, a statistically significant number of motorists get behind the wheels of their vehicles while intoxicated from alcohol, putting both their lives and those of others on the line. Knowing what the tell-tale signs are that you’re sharing the road with an inebriated motorist and knowing how to avoid drunk drivers could save your life.

Below, our car accident attorney outlines how common drunk driving is in Illinois and goes over signs to look for that are indicative of a drunk driver. Also included are steps you can take to keep yourself (and others) from becoming entangled in a crash with them.

How To Handle Drivers With Road Rage

Published on Sep 1, 2023 at 10:24 pm in Car Accidents.

How To Handle Drivers With Road Rage
If most motorists unfamiliar with Marion were asked if they thought that there was road rage in our area, they’d likely say no. However, it’s not an issue just in the big cities but in smaller cities like ours in southern Illinois as well. Why do drivers engage in this aggressive driving behavior and want to know how to handle drivers with road rage? We’ll discuss this (and more) below.

What Exactly Is Road Rage?

Road rage is the aggressive operation of any vehicle in a way that could damage property or harm the safety of individuals, whether one is speaking about other drivers, bike riders, motorcyclists, or pedestrians. This practice is illegal per the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS), and more specifically, 625 ILCS 5/11-503.5 new.

Can I Sue a Bar for a Drunk Driver’s Negligence?

Published on May 12, 2023 at 8:50 pm in Car Accidents.

Can I Sue a Bar for a Drunk Driver's Negligence?

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, your first course of legal action is usually to file a lawsuit directly against the driver. For several reasons we will discuss below, it may also be appropriate and valuable to file an injury claim against the party that supplied the alcohol that intoxicated the drunk driver.

This type of third-party liability falls under the category of dram shop claims. These are complicated legal cases that should only be handled with the help of an attorney experienced in this area. We encourage you to schedule a free case evaluation at Prince Law Firm to learn more about filing a dram shop claim in Illinois. We can help answer questions like “Can I sue a bar for a drunk driver’s negligence?” and “Is a bar liable for overserving a customer?”

What To Do After Being in a Car Accident When Traveling for Work

Published on Apr 14, 2023 at 9:10 pm in Car Accidents.

What To Do After Being in a Car Accident When Traveling for Work

If your job requires you to travel away from your home office for any period of time, no matter how little, you may be all too familiar with the experience of navigating a new, unfamiliar city from behind the wheel of a vehicle. Whether in your own car after a road trip or while using a rental vehicle following a plane ride, the possibility of being injured in a car accident while away from home is a scary reality that many people deal with on a regular basis.

If you travel as part of your employment, it’s important that you know what to do after being in a car accident when traveling for work. While most work-related injuries (even those that occur when traveling) are covered under Illinois workers’ compensation, third-party liability may create an avenue for you to recover additional compensation for losses related to mental anguish, pain and suffering, and other damages typically not covered by workers’ comp.

Texting and Driving Laws in Illinois

Published on Mar 31, 2023 at 9:09 pm in Car Accidents.

Texting and Driving Laws in Illinois

Over 3,000 lives were lost in 2020 due to distracted driving. Every distracted driving death or injury is a needless tragedy—100% of these car accidents are preventable.

As in most states, the texting and driving laws in Illinois seek to address one of the biggest distractions drivers face in today’s world: cell phones.

What To Do When Experiencing Neck Pain After a Car Accident

Published on Feb 3, 2023 at 9:48 pm in Car Accidents.

What To Do When Experiencing Neck Pain After a Car Accident

There are many different types of injuries that can stem from an Illinois car accident, although one of the most common ones is neck pain. There are different types of neck pain that someone can suffer, which we’ll detail below. Some of those neck injuries may only result in a victim suffering temporary setbacks, but others may leave a more lasting impact on a person’s future health and lifestyle.

The steps someone who has suffered a suspected or known neck injury takes immediately following a car crash can significantly impact the extent of the pain they experience. It can also affect whether they experience any long-term functional impairments. Continue reading for step-by-step instructions on what to do when experiencing neck pain after an accident.

Can a Car Accident Be No One’s Fault?

Published on Dec 22, 2022 at 5:20 pm in Car Accidents.

Can a car accident be no ones fault?

One of the first steps many people take after a serious car accident is to determine fault. When you determine who was at fault, you can begin legal proceedings to recover compensation for any crash-related injuries, including medical bills, auto repairs, lost wages, and more. But what happens if no one appears to be at fault? Is it possible for a car accident to be no one’s fault?

What Is a No-Fault Car Accident?

A no-fault car accident is one in which there is no discernable at-fault party. Uncontrollable events, including a sudden traffic obstruction or a medical emergency, could be the cause of a so-called no-fault accident.

Teen Driving Safety Guide

Published on Dec 16, 2022 at 9:37 pm in Car Accidents.

Teen Driving Safety Guide

It’s finally happened: your teen is old enough to start driving. You may be excited for them that they’re finally of age to secure an Illinois driver’s license, but you’re also a little apprehensive. If you’re a parent, you know they’re eager to get behind the wheel and start driving here in Marion; it can be nerve-racking.

It’s natural for you to want your teen to be safe on the road, but you also don’t want them to become overwhelmed with anxiety every time they get in the car. That’s why our legal team at Prince Law Firm has put together this teen driving safety guide.

How Common Is Shoulder Pain After a Car Crash?

Published on Oct 28, 2022 at 8:02 pm in Car Accidents.

How Common Is Shoulder Pain After a Car Crash?

If you’ve been injured in a car crash here in Marion, IL, you may be suffering from shoulder pain. Individuals who suffer shoulder pain tend to initially experience dull pain; however, it may get gradually worse and become particularly debilitating as time wears on.

Below, we’ll discuss how common it is for motorists to suffer shoulder pain after a car crash. We’ll also address the causes of this shoulder pain, what its long-term impacts are, and the importance of seeking medical treatment for an injury such as this. Finally, we’ll let you know what legal remedies you may be eligible to receive if an automobile accident left you with a lingering shoulder injury.

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