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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.

Breaking Down Rockford Hit and Run Claims

Statistics vary significantly by jurisdictions, but typically, around half of hit-and-run drivers are caught and successfully prosecuted in criminal court. The percentage may be higher in civil court, mostly because of the lower standard of proof. In criminal court, prosecutors must establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, which means a witness m... Read more ...

Foundations of a Successful Slip & Fall Claim

Every year, fall injuries send more than eight million Americans to hospital emergency rooms. These incidents cause injuries that eventually heal, such as broken bones and some that never heal, such as brain injuries. These victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. The damages include money for economic losses, such as medical bills and ... Read more ...

Five Types of Surgical Errors in Rockford

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Surgical mistakes make up a significant portion of these incidents. It is hard to believe some of these errors happen. But many operating rooms are chaotic places, especially in a trauma or emergency room. Many doctors and nurses are working together under extreme pressur... Read more ...

What is Vicarious Liability in a Car Accident Case and Why Does It Matter?

Establishing liability, or legal responsibility for a collision, is the most important component of a car crash claim. But many times, the fight for fair compensation does not end at this point.   Most people are judgement-proof. In many cases, if the tortfeasor (negligent driver) has insufficient insurance coverage, the judgement might as we... Read more ...

Five Types of Driving Impairment in Rockford

Every year, car crashes seriously injure millions of people. Some form of negligence causes most of these crashes. That negligence could be a lack of ordinary care or a violation of a safety statute, like running a stop light. Most of these crashes also involve one of the five types of driving impairment, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Adm... Read more ...

Three Basic Kinds of Prescription Drug/Wrongful Death Claims in Rockford

In 2017, opioid overdoses, mostly prescription painkillers, killed more than 47,000 people. That figure also includes the number of heroin overdoses. This drug is usually the substance of choice for opioid addicts whose doctors cut off their medication flow. This number is also just the beginning. Opioid overdoses affect millions of families. Commo... Read more ...

Inside and Outside Workers’ Construction Accident Claims in Rockford

Ever since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution around 1900, construction has consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous occupations in America, largely due to the Fatal Four. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates falls, electrocutions, struck by object (like a falling tool) and caught between two objects (like an eleva... Read more ...