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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.

Have Car Accidents Increased Since COVID Restrictions Were Lifted?

Fewer car accidents, along with more free time, were supposed to be a “silver lining” of the pandemic lockdown cloud. Vehicle miles traveled indeed dropped. But since drivers developed some bad habits, like drinking and driving and speeding excessively, the number of fatal accidents increased. Two years after COVID restrictions began easing, th... Read more ...

David Monteleone Awarded by the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association

Attorney David Monteleone recently received an award from the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association for writing an amicus curiae brief to the Illinois Supreme Court. The question was whether health clubs have legal duty to use the automatic external defibrillator (AED) when a patron experiences a medical emergency in the club. Mr. Monteleon... Read more ...

How Has Cannabis Legalization Affected Car Accidents In Illinois?

The legalization of cannabis in the state of Illinois has seen some dramatic changes. One of the most important areas of concern was how the legalization could affect driving habits and accident rates. Now that marijuana is legal for personal consumption, many are asking how it may be affecting road safety. If you were hit and injured by a driver w... Read more ...

Precautions to Take When Driving in an Unfamiliar Area

Driving anywhere is a dangerous endeavor. Driving in an area you are unfamiliar with can be even more dangerous. These areas can be full of crime including drug dealing and prostitution. Not knowing the specific streets or areas to avoid can put you in direct danger. Consider for a moment what it might feel like to drive down a quiet, dark street a... Read more ...

How Can the Graves Amendment Affect My Illinois Truck Accident Lawsuit?

If you have been involved in a truck accident, you may have some serious legal issues to consider. If you are involved in a suit in Illinois, you may wonder how the Graves Amendment may affect your lawsuit. To understand whether this amendment may affect your legal standing, you must first have an understanding of what the Graves Amendment is. Afte... Read more ...

What Does Vicarious Liability Mean In An Illinois Car Accident?

If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of being involved in an auto accident, you have likely heard many terms and phrases that made little sense to you. Legal jargon, as it is often called, can have large repercussions for you, however, and needs to be paid attention to. The phrase “vicarious liability” is one such term that many may ... Read more ...

Why Workers’ Comp Adjusters Don’t Want You to Get Paid

Workers’ compensation began around 1900 as a grand bargain between workers and management. Injured workers agreed to surrender their right to file injury claims in court if management paid for a no-fault insurance system that guaranteed financial benefits. At first, the arrangement worked well for both sides. Over the years, insurance company int... Read more ...