How Long Can a Lawyer Hold Your Settlement Check?

Upon reaching a settlement in a personal injury case, it is natural to want your payment as soon as possible so you can move forward with your life. But you may not know that your lawyer can hold your settlement check in escrow before you actually receive the payment.  This common practice may seem frustrating,… read more

Most Dangerous Highways in Naperville, IL

In 2021, there were 295,605 car accidents in Illinois. Of those, the Illinois Highway Safety Plan Annual Report found that 1,876 occurred in Naperville, IL. This means that less than 1% of all Illinois accidents happened in a city that contains more than 1% of the population of Illinois. This makes Naperville a proportionately safe… read more

10 Office Safety Tips

The National Safety Council reports that there were over four million workplace injuries requiring medical treatment by a doctor or hospital in 2021. While construction sites routinely see their fair share of workplace injuries and deaths each year, your work office can also hide dangers that threaten your safety and well-being. The following ten tips… read more

What Should I Wear to Court?

Going to court for a personal injury lawsuit after a situation like a car accident can be stressful. Your DuPage County personal injury lawyer will prepare you for the trial. Understanding the process can help you remain calm and focused on your role throughout the process. Ideally, all court cases should be decided based on… read more

What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Crash?

You use your car every day, from running errands to dropping off your children at school and sports to taking family vacations.  You probably do not give much thought to the chance that you or a loved one could be seriously hurt or even killed in a car crash. Yet these terrible events do happen… read more

What Are the Highest Paid Types of Lawyers?

The legal profession is a diverse and dynamic field that offers many opportunities for attorneys. Although a successful legal career can be financially rewarding, the earning potential for any attorney varies greatly depending on the type of law, the attorney’s expertise, and many other factors.  Top-Paid Legal Fields Not all law is made the same…. read more

What Does Yielding the Right of Way Mean?

If you live in the Chicago metropolitan area, you know what it’s like to share the road with other motorists. Between cars, trucks, bicycles, and pedestrians, the streets of this bustling region can get quite busy, and yielding to others is just an everyday part of driving.  Yielding isn’t just about driver etiquette, though; it’s… read more

I’ve Been Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident in DuPage County – Do I Need a Lawyer?

Motorcycle accidents are fairly common in DuPage County, Illinois. In 2021, there were 166 motorcycle accidents, and 132 resulted in an injury. Unfortunately, motorcycle crash injuries tend to be serious. Motorcycles don’t have the same protections and safety features as four-wheel vehicles.  Motorcycle accidents and injuries can be costly and completely change your life. If… read more

Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid Recovers $39M for Motorcycle Accident Victim

Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid recently recovered a nearly $39 million settlement for a victim of a motorcycle accident in Illinois. Our client, a 52-year-old man, was riding his motorcycle from Bolingbrook, IL, to Galena, IL, on June 1, 2019, when an improperly installed rear tire separated from the rim, throwing him off the… read more

Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses

Every day, we pass dozens of commercial trucks on the roads. From tractor-trailers and flatbed trucks to buses, dump trucks, and tank trucks, there are millions of these vehicles that need drivers.  But did you know that there’s more than one type of commercial driver’s license? Read on to discover the three different types of… read more