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Elman Law Group, LLC Wins Big With A Stunning $621,000 Jury Verdict In Cook County (Chicago, Illinois) “Wrist Fracture” Car Accident Case

Anthony R. Elman of Elman Law Group, LLC has successfully achieved a $621,000 jury verdict involving a wrist fracture stemming from a Chicago car accident. The case, John Calhoun vs. Peter Ochoa, was tried in Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago, Illinois.

Elman Law Group took the case to trial after there was a Last Offer to Settle by Defendant (American Family Insurance In House Counsel) of $45,000.

The case involved a 36-year-old plaintiff who was involved in a Chicago car accident, which happened when the defendant, insured by American Family Insurance Company, allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way when his car made a left-hand turn in front of the plaintiff’s car. The plaintiff, who was the front-seat passenger in the car, suffered a wrist injury to his right arm when the deployed airbag hit his arm. The plaintiff had about 2-3 months of post-accident treatment for this wrist fracture. No invasive surgery was ever needed. The treatment consisted of pain medications, wearing a hand cast, physical therapy, and closed reduction non-invasive outpatient surgery. The defense was allowed to introduce into evidence that the plaintiff had a recent felony criminal conviction.

Plaintiff’s medical bills were about $21,000. Anthony Elman’s last settlement demand was $50,000.

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Girl Hit By Pickup Truck In Gages Lake

There was a pedestrian accident Friday afternoon (May 27, 2016) in Gages Lake (unincorporated Lake County) in which a 12-year-old girl was critically injured.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at 2:43 p.m. at Gages Lake and Almond Roads.  According to the results of a preliminary investigation, at that time a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Gages Lake Road with a green light and struck the 12-year-old girl who was walking southbound and attempting to cross Gages Lake Road.  The driver of the pickup truck was unable to avoid hitting the girl.

The girl was taken to Condell Hospital in Libertyville for treatment of her accident injuries, and then flown to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.  Her injuries were described as “critical injuries.”

The traffic crash investigation continues by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 27, 2016 Chicago Tribune article titled “Girl, 12, critically injured after pickup truck strikes her in Lake County” as well as the abc7chicago.com article titled “Girl, 12, struck by pickup truck in Gages Lake.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Motorcycle And Car Collide In Wadsworth

There was a Lake County motorcycle accident at roughly 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2016 in Wadsworth.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened as a 2014 Harley-Davidson and a 2005 Toyota Corolla collided at Wadsworth and Delaney Roads.

At the time of the crash, the motorcycle was westbound on Wadsworth Road, and the Toyota was traveling south on Delaney Road.

An excerpt from the May 24, 2016 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Motorcyclist critically injured in Wadsworth crash“:

A witness told police the motorcyclist disobeyed a red light and collided with a Toytoa, which was traveling south on Delany Road, Covelli said.

The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle during the accident.  He was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries, and was reported to be in critical condition.    At the time of the crash he was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to Vista Medical Center in Waukegan for treatment of accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the May 24 Highland Park Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Lake County Crash.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash In Barrington Hills

There was a fatal accident Monday night (May 16, 2016) in Barrington Hills.  The crash led to the death of the driver as well as two passengers being hurt.

According to police, the accident happened at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Goose Lake Drive, just west of Brinker Road.  At that time, a car (a 2015 Mercedes-Benz) traveling eastbound left the roadway for a currently undetermined reason, struck a tree and then crashed into the ditch.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of May 17, 2016, titled “Crash kills Barrington Hills man, injures ex-Bears Hanie, LaRoque“, quoting Barrington Hills Police Chief Richard Semelsberger:

Semelsberger said speed was “definitely a factor” in the crash, though the exact speed the vehicle was traveling is still under investigation.

The driver of the car was identified as Salvatore DiMucci, 35, of Barrington Hills.  He was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was pronounced dead there.

There were two passengers in the car.  They were identified as Caleb Hanie, 30, of Rockwall, Texas, and Joey LaRocque, 30, of Agoura Hills, California.  They were taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The crash remains under investigation by The Cook County Medical Examiner, the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team, and the Barrington Hills Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal single-car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the May 17 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Driver Killed, Two Former Bears Players Injured in Barrington Hills Crash.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Driver Dies Following Crash On Route 120 In Grayslake

There was a crash Friday night (May 13, 2016) in Grayslake after which a woman died.

According to the Grayslake Police Department, the crash happened just before 11:00 p.m. on Route 120 (Belvidere Road) near Battershall Road.  The crash happened as a westbound vehicle and another vehicle had a “head-on collision” for a currently undetermined or undisclosed reason.  The accident also involved two other vehicles.

The woman driving the westbound vehicle, identified as Malia Johnson, 54, was trapped inside her vehicle as a result of the head-on collision.  She was extricated and taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of her accident injuries.  She later died.

None of the other people involved in the accident were seriously hurt.

The accident remains under investigation by The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team as well as Grayslake Police.

Additional details regarding this fatal Lake County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 16 Lake County News-Sun article (with remembrances) titled “Route 120 crash claims life of Hainesville chiropractor” as well as the May 18 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Hainesville Chiropractor Dies in Grayslake Crash.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Volo

There was a fatal pedestrian accident early Thursday morning (May 5, 2016) in Volo.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. on May 5, as a woman was attempting to walk across Route 12 just south of Route 120.  At that time, she was hit by a 2008 Mustang that was southbound on Route 12.

The woman, identified as Stephanie V. Kostenko, 22, of Lake Zurich.  She was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

No charges have (yet) been filed regarding this fatal accident.  The accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff Technical Crash Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article of May 6, 2016 titled “Lake Zurich woman killed in Volo accident” as well as the Lake County News-Sun article of May 5 titled “Woman struck, killed by car while walking across Route 12.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.