Mark W. Mathys of Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid recently obtained a $1,360,000 settlement for a woman who was seriously injured in a head-on motor vehicle accident in Kane County.
On January 3, 2014, our client, a 59-year-old woman, was driving southbound on Illinois Route 47, north of Bahr Road near the railroad tracks in Rutland Township. The defendant driver was travelling northbound on Route 47 when he lost control of his pickup truck while going over the railroad tracks, crossed over the center line, and caused a vicious head-on impact to our client’s car. The defendant driver was working for his employer at the time of the crash, so his employer was also responsible for the crash.
Our client sustained many serious personal injuries, including hip dislocation and fractures, arm fracture, and nose fracture. She endured a long recovery but is now trying to move on with her life.
The defense attorneys tried to blame the condition of the railroad tracks on Route 47 for causing the defendant to lose control of his vehicle, and they even sued the railroad in our case. When that didn’t work, the defendant ordered secret surveillance video of our client in an attempt to prove that she was not seriously injured.
Despite all of these defenses, Mathys & Schneid aggressively prosecuted the case and obtain the justice during a mediation hearing prior to trial.
Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid continues to handle all types of serious personal injury cases involving car accidents, truck and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice and defective products in Kane, Cook, DuPage, Will and Kendall Counties, and all throughout the United States.