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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 Long Does a Car Crash Claim Take?

Most civil matters settle out of court. More than 95 percent of vehicle collision claims settle in this way. However, prompt settlements are rare. In fact, an extremely fast settlement is usually a red flag. Typically, the full extent of the victim’s economic and noneconomic losses is unknown at that point. However, once cases settle, it’s almo... Read more ...

What to Expect in a Winnebago County Car Wreck Claim

Every year, car wrecks kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. Frequently, the victims who survived these crashes face tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, not to mention years of pain and suffering. In the wake of a car crash, insurance adjusters often call constantly, offering financial settlement terms. Many victims are tempted... Read more ...

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for a Repetitive Trauma Injury?

Sudden trauma injuries, mostly falls, account for many of the workers’ compensation claims in Illinois. Repetitive trauma injuries (RTI) account for many claims as well. Much like occupational diseases, such as breathing problems and toxic exposure, RTIs occur slowly over time. Many people think only modern, blue-collar workers are susceptible to... Read more ...

What You Should Know About Public Transportation Accidents

Buses, vans, trains, and other public transportation vehicles are involved in more than 7,000 crashes a year. Most of these wrecks cause numerous serious injuries. These cases are quite complex, as outlined below. Since the injuries are usually serious and the cases are usually complex, only the best Rockford personal injury attorneys should handle... Read more ...

Electronic Evidence in Car Wreck Claims

To obtain compensation for their injuries, accident victims must prove negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). That’s the lowest standard of proof in Illinois law. So, traditional evidence sources, like the police accident report, are often sufficient to establish negligence in court. But that’s not always the case... Read more ...

A Distracted Driver Hit Me. What Are My Legal Options?

Every day, distracted drivers kill or seriously injure about 1,000 people in the United States. This figure includes drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and everyone else who shares the road. Most people agree that distracted driving is dangerous. However, most people also admit they regularly or occasionally engage in such behaviors. The issue is fu... Read more ...

A Closer Look at Summer Camp Injuries

From day camps in local parks to week long wilderness excursions, summer camps are an annual rite for about six million American children. These environments are great places for children to forge relationships and develop life skills. Unfortunately, the student-staff ratio is usually rather high. Additionally, staff members, who are often voluntee... Read more ...

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