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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.

Tired Truckers Pose a Serious Threat to Those Who Share the Road

While sleep needs vary by person, most adults need a minimum of seven hours of sleep in order to function effectively the next day. Unfortunately, many truck drivers operate 18-wheelers and other large trucks with a sleep deficit. And while that may not sound very serious, consider that the National Sleep Foundation states that driving a vehicle on... Read more ...

Drowsy Driving Is Impaired Driving. Are You at Risk?

As a third-shift worker at the Belvidere Assembly Plant, you often burn the candle at both ends—sleeping too little and then heading off to work. By the end of your shift, you are exhausted and can’t wait to get home to Machesney Park. But did you know that when you are drowsy, your judgment and reaction time are both impaired? It Can Be Ju... Read more ...

Are the Air Brakes in Good Working Order? The Truck Driver Cannot Tell Without a Visual Inspection

Truck drivers are required to perform a pre-trip inspection before taking a truck out on the road. This inspection includes an examination of the important systems and safety features including brakes, steering, tires, lights, suspension, and other safety equipment. If any part or system is defective, the driver is required to note the issue on the... Read more ...

Is a Wrong-Way Driver Heading Your Way? Take Action to Prevent a Fatal Accident

It is frightening to be driving on I-39 south, near Harrison Avenue in Rockford, and see a vehicle speeding towards you—traveling northbound in your southbound lane.  This is a dangerous situation, often resulting in a fatal head-on collision. Many wrong-way drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Others are elderly drivers or m... Read more ...

What Bikers Can Learn From Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

We had a very harsh winter in Rockford—with extreme cold and lots of snow. To many people, it seemed like winter would never end. Now that it is spring, many motorcyclists are taking to the roads to enjoy some warm sunshine and beautiful scenery—heading out on Illinois Route 70 towards the Pecatonica Bottoms Nature Preserve or out Perryville Ro... Read more ...

Three Signs a Tired Driver Is About to Cause a Rockford Truck Accident

When you’re riding down I-90, the last thing you want to think about is that the tractor trailers surrounding you are being driven by tired drivers. Truck drivers work long and exhausting hours, and despite all of the new regulations that are being enforced, many still drive while extremely fatigued. Some drivers will display certain signs wh... Read more ...

Do You Signal When You Should? Turn-Signal Neglect May Earn You a Ticket or Cost You a Crash

Car accidents occur with surprising regularity in the greater Rockford area, injuring and killing pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other motorists. While experts point to distracted driving—talking on the phone, texting, adjusting the radio, or eating—as a contributing factor in many accidents, another serious problem may account for... Read more ...