On July 23, 2019, an Aurora woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding her bicycle near the intersection of Edgelawn Road and Prairie Street in Aurora. Police say the woman was riding her bicycle home when she was struck and killed in a hit-and-run.
On May 12, 2019, 7 year-old Lexi Hanson was struck by a pickup truck while riding her bicycle near Geneva Avenue and Courier Avenue in St. Charles. The alleged driver, 42 year-old Brian Quartuccio, fled the scene on foot before turning himself in the following day. Authorities charged Quartuccio with failing to report an accident with injury and driving with a revoked license, in addition to operating an uninsured vehicle and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
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.
Illinois residents rely on the products we buy to be safe for use. Unfortunately, that isn't always the face. The Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid can help if you have been injured by a defective product.
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.
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.
On August 14, 2018, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a new law that changed texting-while-driving citations to moving violations, even if the driver is a first-time offender. This change will go into effect on July 1, 2019. Currently, first-time offenders would only receive a non-moving violation.
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.
On July 29, 2018, around 2:00 p.m., a semi-truck crashed with a passenger car, driven by a teenage woman, at the Randall and Hopps roads intersection in Elgin, Illinois. Elgin police report that the woman made her left turn from southbound Randall Road towards eastbound Hopps Road. The semi-truck, driven by a 57 year-old Wheeling man, did manage to sound its horn but could not avoid impact. Authorities pronounced the woman dead at the scene, but they have not released the identities of the drivers or if traffic tickets were issued.
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.