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.

Want to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident? Take Steps to Be Sure Other Drivers Can See You and Your Bike

Many motorcycle accidents happen at intersections. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that almost one-third of multi-vehicle crashes involving a motorcycle occur when a motorist fails to yield the right-of-way and makes a left turn into the path of the motorcycle. One of the most common reasons drivers give for failing to yield is that they did not see the motorcyclist. A motorcyclist has only his helmet and riding gear to protect h...
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Motorcyclists May Pay the Ultimate Price When the Actions of Distracted Drivers Cause an Accident

It was a beautiful spring day and you were out on your motorcycle, riding northbound on North Bell School Road in Rockford. You stopped at the intersection with Rote Road and waited to be sure another driver, who was talking animatedly into her headset, was going to stop. At the last minute, she slammed on the brakes and came to a halt. You then started to make your way north through the intersection. Seconds later, that same driver came plowing into the side of your motorcyc...
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Are You Guilty of Distracted Driving Behavior? Learn How to Manage Those Distractions

We are all busy and many of us spend a great deal of time in the car—driving to work at the Chrysler Plant in Belvidere or to school at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. That time spent in the car can feel like a waste, and many people try to get other things accomplished while they drive. Although using a handheld mobile device while driving is no longer legal in Illinois, some people have not gotten the message. They continue to use their smartphone to make calls, s...
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Truckers Who Succumb to On-Board Distractions Put You at Risk

Driving a commercial vehicle requires extensive training. Many truck drivers learn to drive a big rig at Eagle Training Services, Inc., on Harrison Avenue in Rockford. The course entails 40 hours of classroom study and 120 hours of training behind the wheel. After successfully completing the course, a new truck driver has all of the skills required to operate an 18-wheeler safely. Still, lack of experience and driver distraction can contribute to a serious truck accident. ...
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Many Different Components Are Included in a Wrongful Death Claim Calculation

Your spouse, an accountant at UTC Aerospace Systems in Rockford, was killed on her way to work. She was driving down Harrison Avenue early one morning, when a drunk driver hit her car head-on. You lost your best friend and the mother of your children that day. Since that tragic day, you have been struggling to hold your family together and to keep up with the bills—medical bills, funeral bills, and your normal household expenses. You are in dire financial straits and need h...
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What Causes the Majority of Motorcycle Accidents? It Is Simpler Than You Think

Spring is nearly here and many motorcyclists are getting ready to take to the roads again in Loves Park. Whether you ride your motorcycle for transportation, recreation, or a little of both, you probably know that riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that, in 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists died in accidents and 93,000 more were hurt. What Are the Major Causes of Motorcycle Accidents? Many motorcycle acc...
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Do You Think Talking or Texting on a Hands-Free Device While You Drive Is Safe? Think Again

Distracted driving involves performing some other task—eating, texting, talking, or fiddling with the radio—that diverts the driver's attention from the main task of driving.  Distracted driving is a big problem in Rockford and throughout United States. In 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,328 people died in crashes involving a distracted driver, and 421,000 more people were hurt in distracted-driving accidents. While man...
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