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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.

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 ...

Safety Concerns About Integrating Hands-Free Technology in Cars

In Rockford and throughout the state of Illinois, drivers are prohibited from using a hand-held device to talk, text, or access the internet while they drive. However, hands-free devices are still legal, in spite of two recent studies that show they pose significant risk of causing an accident. One study, released in June 2013 by the AAA Foun... Read more ...

Avoid Dangerous Tailgating Behavior by Following the Three-Second Rule

Tailgating, or following the car in front of you too closely, is a risky driving practice that often results in a rear-end collision. When driving in the greater-Rockford area, on I-39, Illinois Route 251, or Illinois Route 2, you are responsible for following the vehicle in front of you at a safe distance, so that you can slow down or stop when it... Read more ...

Factors That Contribute to Serious Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can happen anywhere in the Rockford area—a side-impact crash at the intersection of Alpine Road and East State Street, a rear-end collision on 11th Street,  a head-on crash on Illinois Route 251, or a side-swipe accident on I-90. No matter where these truck accidents occur, the likely result is serious injuries and signi... Read more ...