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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.

What to Do Following a Personal Injury Car Accident

In the United States, car accidents kill over 3,700 people a day. Thousands of others are seriously injured every day. Most of these injuries, such as head injuries, are permanent. Head injuries also disorient victims, which means they are not thinking clearly in the wake of a wreck. Therefore, they often unintentionally do or don’t do, some thin... Read more ...

Are Car Accidents More Common in the Summer?

In the early summer of 2022, bad economic news, like inflation and high-interest rates, dominated the news headlines. Nevertheless, over 80% of American adults plan to take a summer road trip. About half of these people plan to take more than one such trip. The increased summer travel also means an increased risk of summer car accidents. As outline... Read more ...

Five Things You Can Do to Help Your Workers’ Comp Case

Less than two years after the unemployment rate was nearly at a historic high, the rate has dropped to a near-historic low. At the same time, workers’ compensation benefits have declined significantly since 2015. So, there are more injured workers who need a fair-sized piece of a shrinking financial pie. Unfortunately, many job injury victims mak... Read more ...

Is Nursing Home Abuse on the Rise?

According to one study, during and immediately after COVID-19 lockdowns, nursing home abuse in the United States increased a staggering 83%. Researchers cited the frail physical and mental condition of many nursing home residents along with “increased interpersonal stressors” among nursing home workers. Usually, elder abuse isn’t malicious. M... Read more ...

How Long Does it Take to Settle a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Most medical malpractice claims settle out of court. Since doctors have a fiduciary duty, the highest level of responsibility in Illinois law, there’s usually no such thing as a medical “accident.” Instead, there’s usually only medical negligence or a lack of care. However, most of these claims don’t settle quickly. The issues in these ca... Read more ...

How is Personal Injury Compensation Calculated in Illinois?

Financial compensation for a severe injury claim usually begins with medical expenses. The average injury-related hospital bill in Illinois is over $55,000. Medical bills are not only the largest category of economic losses, at least in most cases. Generally, these bills also show the amount of pain and suffering the victim endured. Pain and suffer... Read more ...

Have Car Accidents Increased Since COVID Restrictions Were Lifted?

Fewer car accidents, along with more free time, were supposed to be a “silver lining” of the pandemic lockdown cloud. Vehicle miles traveled indeed dropped. But since drivers developed some bad habits, like drinking and driving and speeding excessively, the number of fatal accidents increased. Two years after COVID restrictions began easing, th... Read more ...