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Is there a formula used to determine a car accident settlement?

If you were injured in a car accident and are looking for an attorney, you've probably wondered how much your case is worth. In just about every free consultation I give, I'm asked about the "case value" and how I determine an acceptable settlement range. Here's the truth: there is no magic formula because each case is unique.

What happens if I am unable to return to work after a work-related injury?

Suffering from a catastrophic injury leaving you unable to work is a life-changing event that has significant effects on you and your family. Illinois workers who suffer from a work-related injury leaving them permanently and totally disabled may be eligible to receive benefits for life. Filing a successful claim for Permanent Total Disability (PTD) entitles an injured worker to receive 2/3 of their average weekly wages for their average life expectancy, according to the Life Tables. Payments are subject to maximums and minimums depending on the date of the accident.

How does a pre-existing injury affect my personal injury case?

You probably already know that it's possible to recover for any injuries you receive from a car accident, but what if the car accident makes an existing injury worse? Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.

  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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