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4 Things You May Not Know About Illinois Work Zone Accidents

Whether you live in Illinois or are just passing through, there's one thing that stands out during your time on Illinois' roadways: road construction. From the heart of Chicago to rural roads throughout the state, work zones spring up as soon as the weather gets warm and stick around for as long as they can. 

Batavia Crash Kills One, Injures Another

On October 11, 2015, at approximately 7:20 p.m., two cars crashed into each other at Fabyan Parkway and Route 31/Batavia Avenue in Batavia, Illinois. Police say that one vehicle, a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine, was eastbound on Fabyan Parkway turning left onto Route 31/Batavia Avenue when a westbound Jeep struck the Alpine.

Bloomingdale Crash Kills 1, Critically Injures Another

On September 8, 2015, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a semi-truck ran a red light on Lake Street at Glen Ellyn Road and crashed into an SUV in Bloomingdale, Illinois. The truck driver was eastbound on Lake Street when he crashed into the SUV crossing Lake Street on Glen Ellyn Road.

Couple in fatal Lake Shore Drive Crash were going to Ravinia

An Indiana couple was traveling to Ravinia last night when their car was reported to have been traveling around a curve at a high rate of speed when it skid off the road. The vehicle knocked over a light pole and came to rest on its roof near the lakefront path and Kathy Osterman Beach. The woman who was killed was a front seat passenger. Witnesses reported seeing her possibly ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the car suffered head injuries and was listed in critical condition.

Labor Day Weekend Proves to Be One of the Year's Most Dangerous on the Road

Across the country, Labor Day weekend signifies the unofficial end of summer as vacationers look to have one more party before the fall season. Unfortunately, this increase in drivers on the road causes an increase in car accidents. If you decide to drive this weekend, there are some statistics you should be aware of.

Parents killed, children injured in Robbins crash

Two men were charged with illegal drag racing which resulted in the death of parents and injuries to their children. Last Thursday, at approximately 7:45 p.m., a minivan carrying the family was struck near 137th street and Central Park Avenue in suburban Robbins.

3 Facts About Labor Day Auto Accidents (An Infographic)

With so many people on roadways in Illinois during Labor Day weekend, there is a significant rise in the number of car accidents and auto accident-related injuries. But how significant is that rise? Is there more than just an increase in the number of cars on the road to blame for these accidents?

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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