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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.

Wrongful Death Claims and Workers’ Compensation: What Is the Difference?

When a worker is injured while working in Illinois, that worker has the right to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. And when a worker is killed on-the-job in the state—as were 163 workers in Illinois in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—workers’ compensation insurance pays death benefits to the deceased worker... Read more ...

Overhaul of Workers’ Compensation Affects Medical Payouts

In 2011, a law was passed in the state of Illinois that made some changes to the workers’ compensation system. Most notably, the law reduced medical fees by 30 percent. Since that time, the aftermath of those changes are beginning to show; in a recent report, Illinois’ workers’ compensation costs fell below those of neighboring states. If you... Read more ...

Property Owner Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents in Illinois

A slip and fall accident is one of the most common personal injury types, affecting one in three older adults each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But while the elderly may be the most at risk for a slip and fall accident, when a property is not maintained in a safe condition, anyone may become a slip and fal... Read more ...

Who Is Responsible for Paying for My Injuries After a Car Accident in Illinois?

Often even more terrifying than a car accident itself is worrying about who will pay for your injuries and losses after a crash does occur. The following considers Illinois’ fault-based car insurance laws, and how recovering compensation will work after a car accident.   The At-Fault Driver Is Responsible for Paying for Injuries that He or S... Read more ...

Property Owners’ Duties to Remove Snow and Ice in Illinois

Winter is quickly approaching, and with it snow and ice. Every year, snow and ice contribute to multiple slip and fall accidents, some of which result in serious injuries. However, many of these injuries are preventable, as property owners have a legal duty to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe and hazard-free condition. The following c... Read more ...

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois

Wrongful death claims are those civil actions that are filed to recover damages after the death of a loved one is caused by negligence or wrongful act. Much like personal injury claims, wrongful death claims require that the plaintiff establish duty, breach of duty, and causation, and can yield damages for economic and noneconomic losses. If you ha... Read more ...

Understanding Comparative Negligence in a Car Accident

When a driver is involved in an accident in the state of Illinois, he or she can recover compensation to pay for damages in one of three ways: by filing a claim with his/her own insurance company, by filing a claim with the other driver’s insurance company, or by filing a lawsuit directly against the at-fault party.   While a driver who ... Read more ...