When it comes to serious personal injury and medical negligence matters in Rockford, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help you and your family recover the financial compensation that you are entitled to under Illinois law. Our Rockford personal injury attorneys prepare every case as though it is going to trial to ensure all steps are taken to preserve your legal rights. Many of our Rockford cases involve:
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Bicycle Accidents
- Trucking Crashes
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Workers Compensation
When it comes to selecting an Illinois law firm to represent you in an injury case, you certainly have many options. Before selecting an attorney, we urge you to meet with the attorneys you are going to be working with in order to ensure that you are a good match. Feel free to pick up the phone and give our office a call or complete the online form and our lawyers will reach out to you within hours.
More About the Demographics of Rockford, Illinois
Located just at the center of the northern border of Illinois in south Winnebago County, Rockford is a combination of small town atmosphere and large city amenities. With a population just over 295,000, it is large enough to have various opportunities for employment along with cultural events and a thriving medical industry. Although Rockford rivals Peoria for the second largest city in Illinois, it still has a classic smaller town feel and retains its beauty, thus the name “City of Gardens”.
Brief History Of Rockford
Rockford was first settled in 1834, first adeptly called Midway, as it is located halfway between Chicago and Galena. However, as the settlement was on the Rock River and it was a natural ford, Rockford soon became the name that stuck. The town was originally home to many elm trees and also gained the nickname “Forest City” although the Dutch elm disease all but wiped out the population of elm trees in the mid 1900’s.
The town grew into an industrial city over the next 150 years, starting with furniture in the late 1800’s, becoming one of the largest furniture manufacturing centers in the U.S. After the world wars, furniture began to dwindle and tools, automotive and other machinery production took its place.
Today, although there is still manufacturing, Rockford is the regional hub for medical facilities and shopping. It also boasts many events at its MetroCentre and was named “Sportstown USA” for the state of Illinois. With its 7,000 acres of parks and tree-lined streets, it still retains the look of a “Forest City”.
Medical Facilities Serving Rockford
Rockford has many medical facilities, from hospitals to clinics. In fact, the medical and health facilities are one of the largest employers in Rockford. Three of the hospital facilities are:
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
5510 East State Street
Heart Hospital At Swedish American
1401 East State Street
Rockford Memorial Hospital
2400 North Rockton Avenue
Rockford City Hall
The Rockford City Hall is open for business Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There are several services and departments, including Human Services and Public Works. It is located at:
425 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Or you can also visit them online at http://www.rockfordil.gov to find out more information on city services.
Routes To Rockford
Rockford is located right off of I-90, heading northwest from Chicago towards Madison, WI. Coming from the south, I-39 will bring you north to Rockford when traveling from Peoria or Springfield. State highway 20 travels west from Rockford through Freeport and Dubuque and the Iowa border.
Get Legal Help Now For A Rockford Accident Case
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers welcomes the opportunity to represent the people Rockford who have been involved in a serious personal injury or need legal advice or representation for work injury cases.
Contact our Rockford law office for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights. As with all of our Illinois personal injury cases, we work on a contingency fee arrangement where we only receive a legal fee when there is a recovery for you. We are available 24-hours per day and if needed, our Rockford accdent lawyers will come to your home or hospital for a consultation.
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