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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.

How Do Rockford Personal Injury Attorneys Resolve Car Crash Claims?

Vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure millions of Americans every year. In serious injury cases, medical bills alone often exceed $100,000. Most health insurance companies refuse to pay these costs and most Illinois families do not have the funds to cover them. A Rockford personal injury attorney does more than obtain financial compensation f... Read more ...

My Child was Injured at Daycare. What Are My Legal Options?

Formal or informal daycare is a way of life for many Illinois families. In fact, roughly a third of young children attend a daycare facility on a regular basis. Organized daycares often have high quality workers, but the children are little more than numbers. Important information, like food allergies, sometimes gets lost in translation. Other chil... Read more ...

Five Kinds of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Contrary to popular myth, there is a difference between abuse and neglect. Generally, nursing home abuse is intentional. An individual might not intend to harm the victim, but the act itself was not accidental. On the other hand, neglect is a lack of ordinary care. In this context, that duty of care is usually rather high. Nursing home residents de... Read more ...

Are Sick Drivers Negligent Drivers?

Mild or moderate cold, flu, allergy and other symptoms do not keep very many people at home. Perhaps they have no sick time, or perhaps they simply do not want to miss work. Most people do not think it is dangerous to drive while sick. But the statistics suggest otherwise. According to one study, mild or moderate illness symptoms decrease driving s... Read more ...

What to Expect in a Car Wreck Claim

Each year, vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. Most of these incidents are not accidents. Instead, most vehicle collisions involve either ordinary negligence of negligence per se. Ordinary negligence is a lack of reasonable care; negligence per se is violation of a safety statute. Fundamentally, a negligence case is n... Read more ...

Top Five Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

Lack of information is probably the main reason 20 percent of all serious illnesses are misdiagnosed. Most doctors only listen to their patients for a few seconds. Furthermore, rather than ordering many diagnostic tests, many doctors elect to “go with their gut.” Legally, doctors have a fiduciary duty toward their patients, meaning they... Read more ...

Breaking Down an Alcohol-Related Car Wreck

A decade ago, DUI was essentially a serious traffic ticket. Many police officers released drunk drivers with warnings. If the cases did go to trial, the laws were rather weak. That all changed when an extended DUI crackdown began in the mid-1990s. Despite several decades of tougher laws and sophisticated gadgets, like ignition interlock devices, al... Read more ...

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