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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.

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 motori... 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 ...

Lengthy Stopping Distance Contributes to Work Zone Truck Accidents

It is getting to be that time of year again—the time when we see orange road-construction barrels going up across the country. Construction is underway near Rockford on I-90, as well as on I-39, U.S. 51, U.S. 20, Illinois Route 173, and Illinois Route 2. Road construction can be inconvenient and frustrating—greatly increasing the amount of time... Read more ...

Study Shows a Significant Link Between Drivers Who Use Marijuana and Fatal Car Accidents

In an effort to understand the link between marijuana use and fatal accidents, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health recently conducted an analysis of nine epidemiologic studies. The team looked at accident statistics from six states that perform toxicology tests on any driver involved in a fatal crash... Read more ...