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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.

Special Issues in Rockford Large Vehicle Wrecks

At one time or another, most goods travel on a big rig truck. These vehicles are usually the most cost-efficient way to move freight from one place to another. These trucks also weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds when they are fully loaded. It is very difficult for even experienced drivers to control these machines, even if conditions are ideal. Interc... Read more ...

Illinois Dance Recital Injuries

They appear effortless on stage, but dancers face more serious injury risk than almost any other type of performer. Some common injuries include hip impingement, knee injuries, and spinal fractures. Over time, dancers are also at risk for arthritic joints. These injuries may not be life-threatening, but they are certainly life-altering. That’s es... Read more ...

Turkey Fryer Product Liability Injuries in Rockford

Over the past several years, fried turkey has become one of the most popular Thanksgiving Day dishes. To keep up with demand, product makers have churned out more and more turkey fryers. As production increases, the chances of buying a defective product increase substantially. Turkey fryer injuries are a serious problem. Since 2002, defective turke... Read more ...

Breaking Down the Contributory Negligence Defense

In some ways, a negligence case is a lot like a college football game. The offense may have the most innovative play since “Cactus” Jack Neumeier developed the spread offense in 1970. But if the defense is in the right place at the right time, it is all for naught. Similarly, a personal injury attorney may work for months or even longer buildin... Read more ...

From Gumshoe To GPS: Collecting Evidence in Car Crash Cases

In Illinois civil court, victim/plaintiffs must establish liability by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Assume that two stacks of paper are side by side. If someone adds just one sheet of paper to the stack on the left, it is higher than the stack on the right. That’s a picture of a preponderance of the evidence. Of course,... Read more ...

Maximum Payouts in Rockford Accident Cases

Illinois has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum coverage requirements in the country. Many drivers only carry between $25,000 and $50,000 of personal injury insurance. In many situations, the hospital bill alone could be more than $100,000 from a serious injury collision. This insurance gap is especially critical in catastrophic injury situat... Read more ...

Do I Have A Premises Liability Claim?

Each year, over eight million people visit the emergency room after a serious fall. That’s more people than drug overdoses, motor vehicle crashes, and other types of injuries combined. These injuries usually involve substantial medical bills. In many cases, hospitalization alone may exceed $100,000. Serious, long-term injuries cause substantial n... Read more ...