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Rockford, Illinois, Traffic Injury Lawyers Offer Legal Insights for Victims

When you are involved in a serious Illinois motor vehicle accident, you may wonder what a lawyer would say. Find out by visiting The Fisk & Monteleone Law Firm site. Our blog posts deal with the most common questions and topics in Illinois personal injury law. Make the right decisions in your case with help from our top Rockford personal injury blog posts.

Returning to Work After an Injury

This issue is a very common: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has only one inspector for every 59,000 Illinois workers. So, OSHA agents usually cannot prevent job injuries, they can only help workers after the fact. A job injury could be a trauma injury, like a fall or a motor vehicle crash. Occupational diseases, such as joint pai... Read more ...

Safety Responsibility During an Obstacle/Mud Race

Many people in the Rockford area, including many people who work in our office, participate in family events like the Muck Fest and the Muddy Princess. These mud and obstacle races are both fun and challenging. These activities are also risky and injuries are extremely common. Often, these injuries are no more than sore muscles, mild dehydration or... Read more ...

The Three Types of Negligence in a Rockford Auto Accident

Each year, car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. Most of these incidents are not accidents. Negligence, or a lack of care, usually causes car crashes in Rockford. That negligence could be a lack of ordinary care. Illinois law imposes a duty of reasonable care on most drivers. These individuals must drive defensively. If they f... Read more ...

Electronic Evidence in a Rockford Car Crash Case

In Illinois vehicle collision claims, victim/plaintiffs must establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). That’s the lowest standard of evidence in the Prairie State. Even still, traditional evidence sources may be insufficient. For example, the victim’s own testimony may be enough to establish liability. But ... Read more ...

Understanding Amusement Park Accidents

Every year, dangerous amusement park rides injure thousands of people. Often, weekend carnivals spring up overnight. In the rush to open, important safety protocols and double-checks often fall by the wayside. Meanwhile, in the many Six Flags-style amusement parks in Illinois, there is always pressure to make this year’s roller-coaster more edgy ... Read more ...

Examining the Resident-on-Resident Abuse Problem in Rockford Nursing Homes

Although it gets little media attention, resident-on-resident abuse is one of the fastest-growing problems in long-term Winnebago County care centers. Many nursing home residents are vulnerable in this area. Many residents have dementia or other conditions, which make it difficult for them to express appropriate emotions, making them more likely to... Read more ...

Five Car Crash Dos and Don’ts

Auto accidents happen a lot and most of them are not minor “fender bender” wrecks that snarl rush hour traffic. In fact, car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of Americans every year. Despite the statistics, many people never think they will be involved in a collision. Such injuries cause significant economic losses, like medical bills,... Read more ...

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