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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.

There Is No Excuse for Tailgating, but Drivers Have Their Reasons

We have all been there, driving down North Second Street in Rockford, with another car a few inches from the back bumper. Tailgating, or following the lead car too closely, is a dangerous practice that can lead to serious rear-end accidents that occur when the car in front brakes suddenly. Ideally, drivers should leave a three-second gap between themselves and the vehicle in front—more when weather conditions are poor. So, why do people tailgate if it is so dangerous? Rea...
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Truck Accidents at Intersections: Potentially Deadly and Largely Preventable

Truck accidents can happen anywhere, but they often happen at intersections, such as the one at State Street and Perryville Road in Rockford—an intersection that sees a large number of crashes. These accidents are often side-impact crashes, which are especially dangerous for the occupants of the vehicle struck by the truck. Even with the best safety features passenger vehicles have to offer, such as seat belts and side-impact air bags, the occupants are extremely vulnerable...
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Talk and Die Syndrome: Fine One Moment and Gone the Next

A loved one was rear-ended at the intersection of 11th Street and Sandy Hollow Road in Rockford and hit her head as a result. She seemed fine, however, and refused medical treatment at the scene of the accident. She even drove herself home. An hour later, she was complaining of a severe headache and blurred vision. She was rushed by ambulance to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, but doctors were unable to save her—she slipped into a coma and died. Talk and Die Syndrome Th...
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Are You Ready to Ride? Take Some Time to Make Sure Your Motorcycle Is Ready Too

Spring is on its way and it will soon be time to dust off your motorcycle and go out for your first ride. Perhaps you will take a scenic ride on Illinois Route 2 to Lowden State Park to see the Blackhawk Statue and then head to Oregon for lunch. Maybe you will take a ride out Illinois Route 173, ride through Rock Cut State Park, and then continue east towards Poplar Grove. Whatever you decide to do, it is important to make sure your bike is in top condition before you venture...
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Skeptical About the New Roundabout in Rockford? There May Be More Advantages Than You Think.

The roundabout at North Main and Auburn near Greenwood Cemetery in Rockford was completed in November 2013. Its purpose is to move traffic quickly and safely through the busy intersection and to build the infrastructure for business revitalization in the area. However, many are still uncomfortable navigating the new intersection. So, what are the advantages of a roundabout and why do people fear them? Advantages of a Roundabout A roundabout is a circular intersection that r...
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Changes to Hours-of-Service Rules Help Combat Chronic Fatigue and Safeguard the Public

Chronic fatigue is a concern for any driver, but especially for a truck driver who is operating an 80,000-pound semi-trailer. When truckers become fatigued from excessive work hours, they are at substantially more risk for a truck crash resulting in severe injuries or even death. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that more than 750 people die and 20,000 are injured every year as a direct result of truck driver fatigue. Because of these ...
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Dense Fog Renders Truck Drivers Virtually Blind

When a truck driver hits a patch of dense fog on I-90 near Rockford, he is virtually blind—unable to see much past the hood of his rig. This is an extremely dangerous condition, dramatically increasing the risk of a truck wreck. What Causes Fog? Fog is a cloud—made up of heavy droplets of water—that forms at ground level when air cools off and is no longer able to hold the water vapor. It forms under the following conditions: When rain cools and moistens the air ne...
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