Providing Comprehensive Personal Injury Representation
At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid in Naperville and Chicago, our personal injury attorneys do not back down from tough, complex cases. Across a combined 30 years of legal experience, our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for Illinois accident victims. We are here to help you obtain maximum financial compensation.
Wrongful Death Representation
Our DuPage and Will County personal injury law firm handles wrongful death cases and other serious negligence claims necessary to recover from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, automobile defects, dangerous and defective products, construction accidents and catastrophic injuries.
We are well-prepared to investigate and aggressively pursue your case involving a motor vehicle accident. We represent people suffering from injuries caused by automobile defects or other defective industrial and consumer products. Our DuPage County accident lawyers work as a collaborative team to establish who can be held liable for damages, to prove negligence and to value your case accurately.
- Car accidents — including those caused by underinsured or uninsured motorists and crashes involving large commercial trucks
- Motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Mass transit accidents, including those involving buses, trains and airplanes or helicopters
- Injuries suffered while boating or riding a snowmobile or ATV
Our Will and DuPage County medical malpractice attorneys handle cases involving doctors’ failures to diagnose illness accurately and on a timely basis, as well as surgical errors, pharmaceutical medication errors and other serious health care mistakes.
Automobile Defect Injuries
We handle a full range of motor vehicle design and part failures cases, including tire defects causing rollover accidents and defects causing gas tank fires and uncontrolled acceleration.
Other product-related injuries caused by dangerous prescription drugs, child car seats, on-the-job equipment, household tools and appliances and more.
Our DuPage and Will County injury attorneys represent injured workers in job accident cases. This includes making sure you receive full and fair workers’ compensation benefits as well as any additional personal injury compensation.
Construction Accident Injuries
Construction accidents and falls on dangerous property include cases involving crane accidents, scaffolding accidents, falling debris, trench collapses, electrical accidents and explosions.
Falls and Premises Liability Cases
We handle premises liability cases involving slip-and-fall accidents, failures to remove ice and snow, inadequate security and unsafe stairways.
Scooters such as Bird, Bolt, grüv, JUMP, Lime, Lyft, Sherpa, Spin, VeoRide and Wheel scooters are a popular way to get around. Unfortunately they are also the cause of injuries. If you were seriously injured while riding a scooter, or by tripping on a parked scooter or by a rider on a scooter, we can help.
Serious Personal Injuries
We represent people and families who are suffering and deserve financial compensation — not insurance companies and other corporate interests. Some of the serious catastrophic injury types we are familiar with include:
FAQs About Personal Injury, Insurance, Medical Bills And Lawyers
After an accident, it’s natural to feel worried and uncertain about the complicated legal and medical processes you are entering into. Dealing with insurance companies, hospital bills and other elements of a personal injury claim can be daunting. The Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid can answer your questions and assist you at every step of the way.
How much auto insurance coverage should I have for myself and my family?
Uninsured (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage allows YOU to recover money if you are injured by someone with little to no insurance, so more coverage is better. Also ask your insurance agent about umbrella policy coverage, but ask to make sure it includes UM/UIM coverage because some umbrella policies are only for liability coverage.
How can I get my medical bills paid?
If you don’t have health insurance, YOUR auto insurance has medical payment coverage to pay for a certain amount of bills. Mathys & Schneid can also talk to your health care providers about sending us a “lien” so your bills will not need to be paid until your case is resolved.
When should I contact an attorney?
If you have been injured, contact an attorney at Mathys & Schneid immediately. The insurance company and its investigators will be on it immediately and they try to be a step ahead of the injured all the time. You and your family need someone to protect YOUR rights as soon as possible.
What will happen when I meet with an injury attorney?
We know that people with personal injury cases often have concerns about meeting with an attorney, and we try to make the process as straightforward as possible. When you meet with us, we will explain that everything we talk about during an initial consultation is confidential, regardless of whether you hire us. We will ask you questions about the accident, your injuries and often insurance matters. We will also answer your questions about your case and the personal injury process. For more detailed information, visit our blog, ” What to Expect In Your First Meeting With a Personal Injury Attorney.”
What should I bring to my first meeting with an injury attorney?
You should bring any documents that relate to your accident, including:
- Police reports
- Insurance coverage
- Photos of the accident scene and damage to your vehicle
- Medical records, medical bills and health insurance information
- Letters from your and the at-fault driver’s insurance company
This information helps us evaluate your case.
How can I afford a lawyer?
At Mathys & Schneid, we earn a fee only AFTER you receive a recovery. We receive a percentage of the amount recovered. No recovery, no fee. It’s that simple. That’s how confident we are in our ability to help you and your family. We will explain our fees in detail when we meet.
How is the value of my case decided?
There is no standard value for a personal injury case because each case is unique. When we present your case in negotiations or at trial, we will break down your losses into categories such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Increased risk of future harm
- Grief in a wrongful death case
There may be other categories, depending on your case. The value of your case is the sum of the values of each of these categories, and it may be affected by other factors such as comparative negligence. See our blog entry about establishing the value of a personal injury case.
We Earn a Fee Only When You Get Results
Our DuPage County and Will County law firm handles all our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay any attorney fees unless we negotiate a favorable monetary settlement or win your case at trial. Contact our law firm by calling 630-848-9294.