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Important safety rules to know before riding your bike this summer

As the weather continues to get warmer, people are taking to the roads, sidewalks and bike paths to ride their bicycles. More Americans are cycling as a leisure activity, a mode of transportation or enjoyment of the outdoors. According to the NHTSA, from 2000 to 2012, the number of Americans traveling to work by bicycle increased from 488,000 to 786,000.

Des Plaines Pedestrian Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run

A deadly pedestrian-car crash in Des Plaines, Illinois claimed the life of a 31 year-old woman who was walking east on Central Road, near River Road. The crash occurred in the morning of May 13, 2015.

Joliet Pedestrian Killed In DUI Crash

On March 20, 2015, Joliet resident Mark Cipolla was struck and killed while standing on the northwest corner of the intersection of Hickory Street and Western Avenue in Joliet by two drivers who were both driving under the influence.

Who will compensate me if I was a pedestrian hit by a car?

If you are an injured pedestrian who was hit by a car, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Your attorney will help you make sure your medical bills get paid and that you get compensated fairly for your injuries.

Tragedy continues: Illinois boy hurt in pedestrian-train accident

Public safety officials recently responded to an unfortunate, but increasingly familiar, scene: a pedestrian being struck by a Chicago-area commuter train. This time, the pedestrian accident victim was an 11-year-old boy in Barrington. The boy survived the accident, but was in rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Downers Grove family seeks answers after fatal bike accident

Nearly one year ago, life changed suddenly and dramatically for one DuPage County family when they lost a loved one in a car-bicycle collision. The 14-year-old boy was biking across a crosswalk when a motorist struck him, causing critical injuries. Unfortunately, the boy succumbed to his injuries and passed away before he could even start high school.

Pedestrian accidents require stronger penalties

We read about the tragedies surrounding motor vehicle accidents regularly. When those accidents involve pedestrians, the end result is often severe injuries and in some cases even death. For one Downers Grove teen, the injuries he received after being struck by a car while he was crossing the street have left him severely disabled.

Unlicensed teen gets license days after pedestrian crash

A 15-year-old metropolitan Chicago driver with a learner's permit was alone when the truck he was driving caused a pedestrian accident. Last fall, a 13-year-old girl was struck in the car crash as she walked single-file across a narrow bridge with two friends in Grundy County.

Illinois city hopes to upgrade pedestrian traffic rules

Waukegan city lawmakers are considering a change in local traffic laws affecting drivers and pedestrians. The alterations, aligning with the current Illinois Vehicle Code, would further protect people from becoming injured in a crosswalk and punish impaired pedestrians who wander into traffic.

Illinois family wants penalty equality in pedestrian accidents

A bicycle accident in Darien has set in motion a petition to change state law. The victim's family and members of an Illinois Valley community want harsher criminal penalties for drivers who cause pedestrian accidents.

  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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