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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.

Legal Options in Hit and Run Accident Claims

Illinois has one of the highest percentages of uninsured motorists in the country as well as one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the nation. As a result, many drivers are dangerously uninsured. Uninsured motorists are among the most likely drivers to flee the scene of a collision. They calculate that the risk of getting caught ... Read more ...

Top Three Nursing Home Neglect Injuries

There is a difference between nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. Abuse is an intentional injury and neglect is an unintentional injury. Arguably, understaffing is the root of both problems. As many as 90 percent of nursing homes are dangerously understaffed. Workers are often stressed out, and like all of us, sometimes vent their frustrat... Read more ...

Construction Workplace Accidents and The Fatal Four

The construction industry accounts for about one-fifth (1/5) of all workplace fatalities in the United States. Some common causes are outlined below. They all have one common denominator: money. The construction industry is so competitive, a few dollars here or there could be the difference between landing a contract or not working. Frequently, con... Read more ...

A Distracted Driver Hit Me, What Can I Do?

Since 2005, the number of device-distracted drivers has increased 1,500 percent. As hand-held devices become increasingly sophisticated and available, this statistic will probably continue to increase. At the same time, non-device distraction continues to be a significant problem. Many people effectively multi-task their way through their days. The... Read more ...

A Closer Look at Alcohol-Involved Vehicle Collisions

Alcohol impairment or intoxication is a factor in about a third of the fatal car wrecks in Illinois. Many people think impairment and intoxication are the same thing, but as outlined below, they are not. This substance adversely affects motor skills and judgement abilities. Alcohol is a depressant. All the body’s muscles move more slowly. That de... Read more ...

How Does Umbrella Insurance Affect Personal Injury Claims?

Following a serious car crash or other catastrophic accident, the medical bills alone often exceed $1 million. Illinois has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country, therefore, most insurance policies only cover a fraction of spine injury and other such medical bills. Homeowners and business insurance policies, which cov... Read more ...

Legal Options Following Work Break Injuries

Generally, workers’ compensation insurance does not cover injuries which occur before work, during lunch, during breaks, or after work, even if the injury occurred at the worksite. This exclusion is often good news for victims. Negligence claims are more difficult to prove in court, but if they are successful, victims are entitled to additional c... Read more ...

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