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Truck drivers cannot text in Illinois

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, also known as FMCSA, puts out rules and regulations that drivers need to follow if they do not want to face fines and fees. Some of the newest rules on the books relate to texting, which has been traced to unsafe driving in many cases.

How can riders prevent motorcycle accidents?

After a man had two friends get involved in motorcycle accidents, he put some thought into what they could have done to avoid those accidents. While not all wrecks can be avoided due to circumstances that are out of the rider's control, he said that both of his friends were to blame in their accidents.

Car accident leads to death, serious injuries in Illinois

One person is dead and others are injured after a serious car accident in Illinois. The accident took place on Route 251. It was close to the point where Route 251 and Ben Samek Road -- which is also known as Bottom Road --come together. Reports show that the crash happened right around seven in the morning.

Mathys & Schneid Files Lawsuit Against The City of Aurora for Injured Motorist

On August 29, 2014, Mathys & Schneid filed a lawsuit in Kane County against the City of Aurora and a City employee after the employee struck our client's car while driving a City-owned vehicle. The crash occurred at Aurora Avenue and Zengele Avenue in Aurora, Illinois on August 31, 2013. The lawsuit alleges that the Aurora employee was negligent when he failed to stop for traffic, crashed into the back of our client's car and caused various injuries. The lawsuit also alleges that the City of Aurora is responsible for the actions of its employees.

Common causes for a premises liability claim in Illinois

What is someone liable for if there is an injury on his or her property? This is a question that many people often ask themselves, especially if they have been injured and they want to know if the person who owns the property was actually at fault in the case. While these cases can take on many different forms, there are some common causes that should be examined to get a better understanding of how this works.

How is medical malpractice determined in Illinois?

To fully understand how medical malpractice claims work, you must look at how it is defined and how it is determined in Illinois. A clear understanding of this is an important thing to have, both when determining if a claim makes sense and when deciding to file one -- and how to go about doing so.

What happens if my employer does not have workers' compensation insurance?

Illinois law requires employers to provide workers' compensation insurance for almost everyone who is employed within Illinois. Some employers break the law and do not obtain insurance or are behind on their premiums. An employer that knowingly and willfully fails to obtain insurance may be fined up to $500 for every day of noncompliance with a minimum fine of $10,000.

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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