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Illinois Minimum Car Insurance Raised to $25,000 and Why You Should Have $250,000

As of January 1, 2015, the new mandatory minimum limits of vehicle liability insurance is increased to a $25,000 bodily injury liability limit per person; a $50,000 bodily injury liability limit per accident; and a $20,000 property damage limit.   The old requirements were $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident.  If you still only have $20,000 in coverage, you need to increase it to $25,000 to drive legally.

Is there a formula used to determine a car accident settlement?

If you were injured in a car accident and are looking for an attorney, you've probably wondered how much your case is worth. In just about every free consultation I give, I'm asked about the "case value" and how I determine an acceptable settlement range. Here's the truth: there is no magic formula because each case is unique.

Wrongful death suit filed against employer of man killed by swan

We often think of workplace accidents with regards to machinery incidents, transportation crashes or even construction-related falls. The fatal accidents that involve biological causes are often overlooked, however. Workers may be injured or killed when they encounter wildlife on the job. That is exactly what happened to one Illinois man who drowned after he was attacked by a swan at a pond he was tending. That incident occurred two years ago; now, the man's wife is seeking financial damages in connection with his wrongful death.

Drivers who flee are negligent in Illinois accident cases

Running or driving away from the scene of an accident doesn't avoid problems. It creates more for the defendant, police investigators and auto accident victims. Fleeing an accident scene is against the law. So why do Illinois drivers do it?

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  • "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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