Motorcyclists have a much higher risk of suffering an injury in an accident than someone in a regular car. There is also a higher likelihood of a fatality taking place, such as one occurrence that recently took place in Illinois where a motorcyclist in...
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As the weather heats up, more riders will jump on their motorcycles and hit the road. With the increase of motorcycle riders on the roads, there is also an increase in the amount of crashes that occur involving motorcycles. The summer months of June, July and August...
Riding a motorcycle can be risky. If a passenger car or commercial vehicle hits you, you could suffer a severe injury or even face death. Because you have less protection on a motorcycle, it is important for you to remain constantly alert for the vehicles around...
Previous posts on this blog have discussed uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage in Illinois. In this post we will talk about how an attorney can be helpful to someone who needs to make an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim in order to get full...
Motorcycle riding is a fun, exhilarating and convenient form of transportation. Despite the benefits, even the most skilled drivers face the risk of serious accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclist deaths were 27 times...
Mark T. Schneid and Daniel R. Chaidez obtained a $300,000 recovery for our client who was injured in a motorcycle crash. On August 20, 2015, our client was riding his 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when a driver of an oncoming van made a left turn directly into our...
Different states have different laws that apply to motorcycle riders and the need to wear a helmet. In the state of Illinois, motorcyclists must utilize a Department of Transportation approved helmet or risk getting a citation for violating state helmet laws. That...
Motorcycle defects are deadly. The problem is that a lot of times a motorcyclist is seriously injured or killed because of a defect, but he or she never discovers the real cause of the crash.When severe injuries happen, memories of a crash can be fuzzy at best or just...
Motorcyclists tend to be some of the safest drivers on Illinois roadways, and that is because their very lives depend on it. Indeed, the thing that makes riding a motorcycle so much fun -- feeling the wind against your skin and feeling like you are one with the road...
A hit and run accident claimed the life of a New Lenox man one day after he was injured while riding his motorcycle in Lockport on September 15, 2015.Robert Haag, 35, was pronounced dead Tuesday at 6:57 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital. Haag was the driver of a...
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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.
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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
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
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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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