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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.

The Three Types of Distracted Driving in Rockford

All drivers multitask. They monitor the traffic in front of them, behind them and beside them while they also monitor vehicle speed and other internal performance gauges. If drivers add additional tasks, they quickly become overloaded. It’s is no wonder distracted drivers seriously injure close to half a million Americans per year in vehicle ... Read more ...

Working with the Insurance Company After a Car Crash

If liability is undisputed, Illinois law requires auto insurance companies to settle claims within 30 days. The settlement offer must be reasonable. The insurance company cannot tender a “low-ball” offer which does not amount to fair compensation. In minor property damage claims, like dents and scratches, early settlements are pretty common. Th... Read more ...

Top Five Causes of Wrongful Death in Rockford

From an emotional and financial standpoint, perhaps no other type of claim is more disruptive than wrongful death. Physical wounds generally heal given time and treatment, but wrongful death is permanent.   Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for people under 44. Generally, the incident involves one of the five areas discusse... Read more ...

Insurance Company Defenses Go to The Movies

In a personal injury case, the victim/plaintiff must establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Additionally, there is usually a direct relationship between the amount of evidence the plaintiff presents and the amount of damages the jury awards.   Typically, these damages include compensation for economic l... Read more ...

Compensation in Alcohol-Related Rockford Car Crashes

The decades-long crackdown against drunk drivers has basically failed to reduce the number of alcohol-related collisions in Illinois. Today, alcohol is a factor in almost a third of the fatal vehicle crashes in Rockford. In the 1980s, when DUI laws were weak and poorly enforced, the percentage was about the same. Utah recently took this campaign to... Read more ...

Immediate and Long-Term Help For Auto Accident Victims

Each year, car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. The casualty rate is a little higher in semi-urban areas like Rockford. The closest and best trauma center may be several miles away, and in these cases, seconds count. The injuries themselves are just the beginning. Accident victims who try to navigate the claims process on the... Read more ...

Understanding Bedsore Injuries in Rockford Nursing Homes

Pressure ulcers may be the best examples of neglect injuries in Illinois nursing homes. Staff members certainly do not intend the serious injuries that bedsores often cause. However, they are still liable for damages. Bedsores are usually easy to prevent. Generally, patients who turn in bed every two hours never develop pressure ulcers. In some cas... Read more ...