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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.

Hit and Run Accidents: What You Should Know

The number of hit-and-run fatalities recently marked an all-time high. Some hit-and-run drivers have no insurance. Others have insurance but are afraid an at-fault accident will cause their rates to skyrocket, while some hit-and-run drivers have other issues, such as outstanding warrants – which they do not want to deal with. In short, hit-an... Read more ...

Third Party Liability in Car Crash Claims

Every year, car crashes seriously injure millions of Americans. Frequently, these wrecks cause catastrophic injuries, such as head injuries, serious burns and spine injuries. That’s especially true of eighteen-wheeler collisions. Many times, individual tortfeasors (negligent drivers) do not have enough insurance coverage to provide fair compensat... Read more ...

Common Insurance Company Defenses in Slip and Fall Cases

Serious fall injuries, such as spine injuries, can translate to over $4 million in medical expenses. Compensation is available for these medical expenses. This compensation also usually includes money for other economic losses, such as lost wages and all noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. A Rockford personal injury attorney works dilig... Read more ...

I Was Hurt on the Job. Who Pays My Medical Bills?

Illinois has a workers’ compensation law. Employers must provide no-fault insurance benefits to workers who are injured on the job. If the company does not have worker’s compensation insurance, the law often prohibits employers from introducing some legal defenses, such as contributory negligence. Workers’ compensation benefits usually includ... Read more ...

From Gumshoe to GPS: Evidence in Car Crash Claims

The victim/plaintiff must establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence, a legal term which means “more likely than not.” Additionally, there is often a relationship between the amount of evidence the plaintiff presents and the amount of damages a Winnebago County jury awards. So, evidence is usually critical in negligence cases. To c... Read more ...

Getting Around the Graves Amendment

A fully loaded U-Haul and other rented moving trucks often weigh thousands of pounds. Normally, drivers need commercial licenses to operate these vehicles. Additionally, many of these drivers have one eye on the road and one eye on a GPS navigation device. It’s impossible to drive safely and multitask in this way. Generally, under the negligent e... Read more ...

What’s the Difference Between a Traumatic Brain Injury and an Acquired Brain Injury?

Both TBIs and ABIs often trigger extremely high medical bills. It’s not unusual for these expenses to exceed $100,000. If the victim’s health insurance company refuses to pay these costs, as is occasionally the case, an attorney may be able to arrange for medical treatment at no upfront cost. Even better, this medical treatment comes from profe... Read more ...