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Wrongful death claims in Illinois

A fatal car accident can alter the lives of a family in a heartbeat. Not only that, but it will affect the friends of the person who died, and the community as a whole. Unfortunately, no one is immune from the shock waves left in the wake of a fatal automobile crash.

In a lot of situations, a fatal car crash is nothing more than an accident, and no one can be blamed for the loss of life. However, in other circumstances, an accident like this happens because another Illinois resident engaged in negligent, reckless or unlawful behavior. Indeed, so many lives have been lost as a result of irresponsible people deciding to drive while intoxicated, and so many lives have been lost due to individuals irresponsibly taking their eyes off the road in order to text a friend or update their Facebook statuses. In the end, these circumstances boil down to one important word: negligence.

When a fatal car accident is caused by another person's negligence, family members of the deceased will have the right to seek justice and restitution in court. For example, they might be able to hold the person who caused their loved one's death financially responsible for damages relating to lost family income, pain and suffering, lost family relationship, lost future inheritance and more.

Although the pursuit of a wrongful death claim will not reverse the awful wrong that has occurred in such cases, it can be an important part of the grieving process for affected family members. At Mathys & Schneid, we help families who have lost their loved ones in fatal car accidents pursue wrongful death claims. If you lost your loved one in an accident, you can learn more by reading our wrongful death webpages.

  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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