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COMMON SUMMER VACATION INJURIES THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID

As the weather warms up and people seek to leave town for a few days, a great vacation can sometimes be ruined by the reckless and negligent actions of other individuals that can cause serious or even permanent injury. Here are some of the common causes of injuries during summer vacations:

Should my landlord worry about carbon monoxide?

Landlords in Illinois are responsible for providing a safe, healthy environment for their tenants to live in. This means taking reasonable measures to prevent a dangerous living situation, to maintain the premises and to repair known hazards. One of the common home dangers you and other residents may not think about is carbon monoxide poisoning.

Is Sterigenics International increasing your risk of cancer?

Residents like you who call Illinois your home want to grow up and spend your life in a place that's conducive to good health. Unfortunately, certain factors can diminish your overall quality of life or even introduce elements that can harm you and your loved ones.

Understand your risks during fall awareness week

At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, we are all too aware that people in Illinois and elsewhere get hurt all the time in falls. Whether you slip on wet tile at the grocery store or fall off a ladder at work, this is one way you can get seriously injured – or worse – when you least expect it.

Handling the side affects of a drug

When Illinois residents begin taking medication, they expect the medicine will help their health improve. Sometimes, though, people may experience side effects that are dangerous for their health. When people find themselves in this situation, it is important for them to know what they should do.

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy remains a mysterious disease

Head trauma can be one of the most devastating injuries to happen to Illinois residents. Whether one suffered a severe concussion or a minor head injury, the effects of brain trauma can be ongoing and life-changing. People who have experienced numerous head injuries may be at risk of an even more serious condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Falls: When an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Falls are one of the most common causes of serious injury and death across the United States. Whether the fall occurred at home or at work, this accident can result in life-changing injuries, especially for older Illinois residents.

Incident with Chicago woman shows suddenness of some dog attacks

Most people who go on walks or hikes rarely consider the possibility of a dog attack occurring out of nowhere. Unfortunately for many in Illinois and across the country, this type of scenario is a possibility. People and other pets can be bitten by dogs that are under the control of their owners, but sometimes dangerous dogs are loose on the streets with no owner in sight. When this happens, the results can be devastating.

Is your television a danger to your children?

You may have heard of the negative effects of letting your children watch too much TV. However, the programming is not the only thing you need to look out for. Heavy objects found in most houses, including your big-screen television set, might present a potentially life-threatening danger to young children in Illinois.

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "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.

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "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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