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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 You Prove Fault in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Essentially, medical malpractice is a lack of care. It’s more than a mistake or a bad result. So, the medical standard of care is very important in these claims. For example, if Steve breaks his arms, according to the standard of care, Steve’s doctor must visually assess his injury. Then, Steve’s doctor must perform some diagnostic tests an... Read more ...

What Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

In a bygone era, the Illinois workers’ compensation system was flush with cash, so there was plenty of money to divide among injured victims. But workers’ compensation premiums have declined significantly in recent years. As a result, there is less money available, and Claims Examiners are stingier than ever. The premium decline is partially a ... Read more ...

Things You Should Do After A Slip And Fall Accident

Hazardous floors or dangerous flooring materials cause more than two million serious falls every year in the United States. And that’s just one cause of these injuries. Others include loose handrails, cluttered walkways, and loose carpets. These injuries usually lead to tens of thousands of dollars of hospital bills, not to mention pain and suffe... Read more ...

Why You Need A Lawyer To File A Personal Injury Insurance Claim

The best reason to get a lawyer when you want to file a personal injury claim is that in these cases the insurance company already has legal representation. And, since these companies earn almost $1.3 trillion a year, they can literally afford the best lawyers money can buy. Despite what TV commercials imply, when injured victims file injury claims... Read more ...

What is the Difference Between Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse? 

In many ways, nursing home neglect and abuse in Illinois are two different names for acts that may result in the same injuries. For example, both neglect and abuse may cause serious injury. These injuries may be both physical and emotional. The state of mind of the care provider is the big difference between nursing home abuse and nursing home negl... Read more ...

How Common Are Car Accidents in Ogle County Illinois?  

Vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure thousands of people in Ogle County every year. Human error, mostly driver error is behind over 90 percent of car accidents. Typically, this error involves negligence or a lack of care. Most noncommercial drivers have a duty of reasonable care. They must ensure that both they and their vehicles are fit to ... Read more ...

What are Some of the Most Common Personal Injuries in Illinois?

Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for Americans under 44. Statisticians often call these events “accidental” deaths. But there is usually nothing “accidental” about them. People accidentally leave lights on – they do not accidentally drive drunk and cause vehicle collisions. Instead, negligence, or a lack of care, cau... Read more ...

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