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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.

Custom Motorcycles and Car Accidents: How to Ensure You Get the Money You Need After an Accident

You got into an accident on your baby, your custom bike, fresh from the shop. While most people would be worried about the hamburger flesh on their arms and legs, you are more concerned about the cost of getting your motorcycle fixed or replaced. And with good reason! Yours is Not an Average Motorcycle You didn’t go for the stock model o... Read more ...

You May Not Be at Fault if Faulty Tires Caused Your Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle accidents occur every day around this nation as a result of distracted drivers, drivers who are texting at the wheel, and drivers who fail to yield to motorcycles. While drivers of cars and trucks cause the majority of motorcycle accidents, bikers themselves also contribute to motorcycle crashes due to speeding, driving aggressively, and... Read more ...

Things You Should NEVER Say or Do Following an Auto Accident

The immediate aftermath of an auto accident can be overwhelming, to say the least. You might be getting out of harm’s way, contacting police, dealing with your injuries, and trying to exchange information with the other driver. Because accident scenes can be chaotic, it is wise—long before an accident occurs—to learn about the things you ... Read more ...

Tired Truckers Pose a Serious Threat to Those Who Share the Road

While sleep needs vary by person, most adults need a minimum of seven hours of sleep in order to function effectively the next day. Unfortunately, many truck drivers operate 18-wheelers and other large trucks with a sleep deficit. And while that may not sound very serious, consider that the National Sleep Foundation states that driving a vehicle on... Read more ...

Drowsy Driving Is Impaired Driving. Are You at Risk?

As a third-shift worker at the Belvidere Assembly Plant, you often burn the candle at both ends—sleeping too little and then heading off to work. By the end of your shift, you are exhausted and can’t wait to get home to Machesney Park. But did you know that when you are drowsy, your judgment and reaction time are both impaired? It Can Be Ju... Read more ...

Are the Air Brakes in Good Working Order? The Truck Driver Cannot Tell Without a Visual Inspection

Truck drivers are required to perform a pre-trip inspection before taking a truck out on the road. This inspection includes an examination of the important systems and safety features including brakes, steering, tires, lights, suspension, and other safety equipment. If any part or system is defective, the driver is required to note the issue on the... Read more ...

Is a Wrong-Way Driver Heading Your Way? Take Action to Prevent a Fatal Accident

It is frightening to be driving on I-39 south, near Harrison Avenue in Rockford, and see a vehicle speeding towards you—traveling northbound in your southbound lane.  This is a dangerous situation, often resulting in a fatal head-on collision. Many wrong-way drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Others are elderly drivers or m... Read more ...