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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.

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 ...

How Long Does it Take to Resolve a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Your spouse died in a truck accident on his way to work at the Chrysler Belvidere Assembly and Stamping Plant, when a truck driver, under the influence of methamphetamine, sideswiped his vehicle. He was the sole breadwinner of your family of four. You are struggling to put food on the table—unable to pay for the funeral costs and medical bills th... Read more ...

How-To Tips for Avoiding a Motorcycle Crash

Spring is in the air and you are probably anxious to take your motorcycle on a scenic ride down Illinois Route 2, starting at the Chicago Rockford International Airport, and traveling through Byron and Oregon before ending up at Castle Rock State Park. But before you go, it is important to re-familiarize yourself with your bike and practice some si... Read more ...