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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 Expect in a Car Crash Claim

Each year, car crashes seriously injure more than three million Americans. Driver error causes about 95 percent of these incidents. Typically, that error involves a lack of ordinary care, like driving while fatigued, or a violation of a safety law – such as failure to yield the right-of-way. In situations like these, a Rockford personal injur... Read more ...

Icy Parking Lot Slip and Falls: What You Should Know

During late winter and early spring, clear ice, or black ice, is very common in Rockford. If the temperature is just above freezing, part of an ice patch melts. As a result, it is even slippier and more difficult to see. That’s especially true if the black ice patch is in the shadows. Translucent ice is especially dangerous for older individuals ... Read more ...

Electronic Evidence Issues in Truck Crash Claims

A fully-loaded large truck may weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Regulators routinely allow much larger vehicles to travel on the road. These massive vehicles often cause catastrophic injuries, such as wrongful death. As a result, some traditional evidence sources may not be available. The police accident report is a good example. If the victim was seriou... Read more ...

Building a Dangerous Drug Claim

Perhaps the most important number in a dangerous drug claim is 2.56 billion. According to one study, that’s the amount of money drug companies spend developing a new drug, obtaining Food and Drug Administration approval and marketing it for sale. Seven is another important number. In most cases, companies only have the exclusive right to sell new... Read more ...

Top Three Wrongful Death Causes in Illinois

Every year, various kinds of injuries kill about 214,000 Americans and seriously injure millions of other victims. The direct economic costs of these injury-related deaths exceeds $200 billion. The emotional losses associated with these incidents, such as loss of consortium (companionship) and future emotional guidance for children, are incalculabl... Read more ...

Top Five Traffic Tickets and How They Affect Car Crashes

Driver error causes most vehicle collisions in Winnebago County and many of these mistakes involve traffic violations. In these situations, the negligence per se rule usually applies. Tortfeasors (negligent drivers) who violate traffic laws and cause crashes may be responsible for damages as a matter of law. Generally, these damages include compens... Read more ...

How to Select a Car Crash Lawyer

The average car crash-related hospital bill often exceeds $100,000. In a catastrophic injury situation, like a spine injury or serious burns, the medical bills could be ten times as high, or even more. Since so much is at stake, it’s important to pick the best Rockford personal injury attorney. But how do injury victims narrow their choices? Many... Read more ...