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Car Accidents Archives

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.

How does a pre-existing injury affect my personal injury case?

You probably already know that it's possible to recover for any injuries you receive from a car accident, but what if the car accident makes an existing injury worse? Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Thanksgiving weekend one of year's deadliest on the road

Across the country, millions of Americans will hit the road for the Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately, the increase in drivers also means an increase in car accidents. If you are injured by another driver in a car accident, contact a car accident personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your claim.

Drunk Driver Injures Self, At Least Two Others In Wrong-Way Crash

A drunk driver caused a head-on collision while traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near North Avenue on November 16, 2014. Authorities say that the crash happened at 3:50 am Sunday morning. The wrong-way driver was reported to be a male operating a Toyota Camry, and was charged with driving under the influence.

Critical Information to Keep After Being Injured in a Car Accident- Top Ten

After you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to get and keep certain documentation and information in the event there is an insurance claim. If possible, have someone help you get and keep the following things. This will protect you and allow me to quickly evaluate your case and maximize your recovery:

Troy, Illinois, is the site of a 3-car crash

On a Sunday night in early November, there was a three-car wreck in Troy, Illinois. At least one women who was involved suffered from serious injuries as a result. The police have been investigating the crash, but the official report has not yet been provided. The crash happened on Highway 40, close to Triad Road.

I was in a car accident. Should I sign forms from the insurance company?

If you were injured in a car accident, do NOT sign anything sent to you from the at-fault driver's insurance company. Instead, you should consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case and all of your available options.

How to Get Medical Treatment After an Accident if you Don't Have Health Insurance or Money

If you've been injured in a car accident and have no money or health insurance, you might wonder who is going to pay for all your medical bills.  You may wonder why the person who caused the accident (or their insurance company) won't pay for treatment right away.

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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