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Why older people are more susceptible to falls

While some environmental factors, such as icy sidewalks and cluttered staircases, can make anyone fall, you are even more likely to find yourself a victim of such circumstances as you age. Why? As you grow older, many parts of your body begin to deteriorate, and there are also other factors at work that make you more likely to fall and suffer an injury as a senior.

DE MINIMIS IS NO LONGER A GAME OF INCHES

The Illinois Appellate Court for the First District recently determined that surrounding circumstances are relevant when determining whether a defect can be de minimis as a matter of law. A pothole of a depth between half an inch and 2 inches was a defect not so minor to be considered de minimis as a manner of law.

Do you need a personal injury attorney?

If you were injured in a car accident, work accident, or slip-and-fall accident, you should absolutely speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Hiring an attorney is the only way to ensure that your rights are really being protected and that any valuable evidence is preserved. Remember, insurance companies only look out for themselves.

How Social Media Will Decrease the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

It's safe to say that everyone uses some form of social media at least once a day. Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you can share something easily with multiple people in a very short amount of time. However, when you become a personal injury victim, it is crucial that you stop posting information about yourself on social media.

$500,000 Recovery for Trip and Fall Victim in Kane County

Mark W. Mathys from Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid obtained a $500,000 recovery for our client who tripped and fell due to a dangerous condition in a parking lot, commonly referred to as a premises liability case. On May 6, 2009, our 64 year-old client exited the passenger front seat of her daughter's car after they parked in a marked parking space at the Jalapeno Grille restaurant in St. Charles, Illinois.  Unknown to our client, the striped border of that marked parking space was only 17 inches from the edge of the parking lot surface and that the parking lot surface was actually a foot higher than the sidewalk directly below the parking lot edge.  There were no railings or warnings to alert or protect customers from this dangerous drop.  Not only was there a signficant drop-off, but the edge of the raised parking lot surface was deteriorated and crumbling making this condition even more dangerous.  As our client stepped out of the car, her heel slid off the crumbling edge of the parking lot, causing her to lose her balance and fall down onto the sidewalk below.  As a result, our client sustained serious leg injuries that required surgery and a long recovery.

Illinois retailer faces suit for plumbing-related accident

Just over a year ago, a seemingly average shopping trip at a Marshalls department store took an unexpected and painful turn for one Illinois man. While trying to exit a stall in the bathroom, the man slipped and fell as the result of an unmarked puddle of water. As a result of the injuries sustained in the accident, the man has filed a premises liability claim against the retail chain.

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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    How do safety-related defects affect your car?

    As a resident of Illinois who frequently uses a car, you are putting yourself at risk any time you deal with a manufacturing defect. If these defects affect crucial parts of the vehicle, it is considered a safety-related defect, which...

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  • Aug 24

    When patients get the wrong blood

    When Illinois residents need a blood transfusion, they usually trust that doctors will give them the right type of blood. However, physicians may make a mistake and accidentally give a patient the wrong blood. If this happens, the patient may...

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  • Aug 09

    Brake failure a frequent cause of commercial truck crashes

    In terms of size and weight, commercial trucks tend to trump passenger vehicles. As a result, the drivers and passengers in the smaller vehicles typically suffer the most when the two collide. Because it takes so much to stop a...

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