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$650,000 Drunk Driving Accident Settlement in DuPage County

Mark W. Mathys of Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid recently obtained a $650,000 settlement for a family of a man who was killed in a drunk driving accident in DuPage County.

On November 13, 2012, our deceased client, a 29 year-old man, was a passenger in a car driven by an intoxicated driver westbound on Interstate 88 in Oak Brook.  At that time, the drunk driver drove the car off the road and into the guardrail where he lost control of the vehicle, drove into a ditch and flipped the car several times before it came to a rest on its side. Our client was ejected during the collision landing 200 feet away in the middle of westbound I-88.  He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital due to his injuries. Blood tests later revealed that the driver had a blood alcohol level of .291, almost 4 times the legal limit.

At first, the driver attempted to escape responsibility for this collision by claiming that our client was driving the car, not him.  To disprove this, Mathys & Schneid obtained blood DNA evidence results from the driver's airbag and driver's compartment proving that the defendant was, in fact, the driver in this collision that caused our client's wrongful death.  The driver's insurance company then attempted to blame our client claiming that he assumed the risk of injury and death by getting in a car with an intoxicated driver. 

None of these tactics worked.  Mathys & Schneid aggresssively prosecuted the case, finally obtaining justice and closure for this family devastated by this tragedy when the case settled shortly before a trial was to be set in DuPage County.

Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid continues to handle all types of wrongful death and personal injury cases involving car accidents, truck and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice and defective products  in DuPage, Cook, Kane, Will and Kendall Counties.

  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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