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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?

Why you don't hear more about Illinois bedrail injuries

Poorly designed or manufactured products that harm children make Illinois headlines quickly. Many elderly adults are just as vulnerable to defective product injuries as children, although society tends to concentrate more heavily on victims with potentially long futures.

Heinz additive sold in Illinois stores blamed for baby deaths

Like watchful parents anywhere in the U.S., Aurora, Joliet and Naperville parents vigilantly safeguard their children. Some child hazards are less obvious than others. Most Illinois parents, accustomed to quality U.S. food processing standards, would never question the safety of food made for babies.

Springfield defendants settle Illinois claim for DUI fatality

Some DuPage and Will County residents may feel damages awarded by juries are excessive. That belief usually persists until people learn why compensation for negligence is necessary.

Illinois plaintiffs could benefit from hip implant settlement

Time can be a tool for offense or defense in an Illinois liability lawsuit. A plaintiff in pursuit of a defective products' verdict not only runs up a defendant's legal costs but also keeps the case alive in the public eye. Media attention is the last thing a negligent manufacturer wants to affect a company's bottom line. Settlements help defendants avoid prolonged brand damage.

Illinois suit filed by patient who swallowed dental instrument

The "duty of care" individuals owe to one another is different from the "standard of care" physicians are required to provide for Illinois patients. Negligence is rooted in careless personal behavior that may or may not be intentional. Medical malpractice, like surgical errors or failure to diagnose correctly, is negligence at a professional level.

"Big accident" prediction predated death of Illinois trooper

The resolution of a liability claim against an out-of-state truck driver and his employer may not come any time soon. The trucker faces criminal and civil charges for the death of an Illinois state trooper in November. A bid to move the wrongful death case out of Madison County recently was denied.

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    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.

Related Blog Posts

  • Sep 20

    How deadly is truck driver fatigue?

    Illinois residents like you share the road with many vehicles of all shapes and sizes. However, some of the most dangerous ones are trucks. We at the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid are here to help explain why truck...

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  • Sep 18

    In case you were unaware, our texting law just got tougher

    You probably had a busy summer and may not have kept up with all the news of the day. However, if you drive a vehicle and use a cellphone, you should know that over the summer, the Illinois texting law grew...

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  • Sep 06

    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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