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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.

Do You Signal When You Should? Turn-Signal Neglect May Earn You a Ticket or Cost You a Crash

Car accidents occur with surprising regularity in the greater Rockford area, injuring and killing pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other motorists. While experts point to distracted driving—talking on the phone, texting, adjusting the radio, or eating—as a contributing factor in many accidents, another serious problem may account for... Read more ...

Lengthy Stopping Distance Contributes to Work Zone Truck Accidents

It is getting to be that time of year again—the time when we see orange road-construction barrels going up across the country. Construction is underway near Rockford on I-90, as well as on I-39, U.S. 51, U.S. 20, Illinois Route 173, and Illinois Route 2. Road construction can be inconvenient and frustrating—greatly increasing the amount of time... Read more ...

Study Shows a Significant Link Between Drivers Who Use Marijuana and Fatal Car Accidents

In an effort to understand the link between marijuana use and fatal accidents, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health recently conducted an analysis of nine epidemiologic studies. The team looked at accident statistics from six states that perform toxicology tests on any driver involved in a fatal crash... Read more ...

Ride With Visibility in Mind to Prevent a Motorcycle Crash

When a serious multi-vehicle motorcycle accident occurs, the driver of the car or truck often complains that he never saw the motorcycle. While it is every driver’s job to watch for other vehicles, that knowledge does not do a motorcyclist much good when a car slams into his bike and sends him flying through the air. Tips to Help You Remain V... Read more ...

Distracted Drivers Can Spell Disaster for Motorcyclists

Motorcyclists have a great deal at stake when it comes to distracted driving. They are extremely vulnerable in a crash, with only their helmet and riding gear to protect them from impact with another vehicle, nearby objects, or the pavement. Even a minor motorcycle crash on Harrison Avenue in Rockford or on East Riverside Boulevard in Machesney Par... Read more ...

Distracted Driving Behavior Goes Beyond Talking and Texting

When we think of distracted driving, we often think of talking or texting while driving. These activities are very dangerous because they take the driver’s focus and attention from the road. As a result, drivers may miss visual or audio cues that could alert them to a potential driving hazard. In addition, it may take them longer to react to ... Read more ...

Cognitive Distraction Increases a Trucker’s Reaction Time

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, an event sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. Although we typically think about it as a time to educate those who drive light passenger vehicles—cars, pickups, and SUVs—it is also a good time to... Read more ...