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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.

Fatal Four-Vehicle Crash Near Grayslake

There was a four-vehicle accident Monday (June 22, 2015) on Route 120 in unincorporated Lake County near Grayslake that led to the death of one driver.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 12:45 p.m., west of Battershall Road.  At that time, an eastbound landscaping truck crossed the center line and struck a westbound dump truck.  The landscaping truck then hit a Honda Civic in a “head-on” collision and also hit a Chevrolet Uplander van.

The driver of the Honda Civic was declared dead at the accident scene by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

The other drivers and a summary of their accident injury treatments is summarized in the June 22, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “1 dead in crash on Route 120 near Grayslake.”

This multi-vehicle accident is under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the June 22 Lake County News-Sun (Chicago Tribune) article (with video) titled “One dead in 4 vehicle crash involving two trucks near Grayslake.”

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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 Motorcycle Crash In Ingleside

There was a fatal Lake County motorcycle crash Wednesday night (June 17, 2015) in Ingleside, Illinois.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the crash at 8:55 p.m.

Preliminary information indicates that a motorcyclist with a passenger were heading northbound on Wilson Road, when the motorcyclist attempted to pass, while in a no-passing zone, a northbound Toyota.  As they were attempting to pass, the car turned left into Wooster Lake Road, and there was a collision between the motorcycle and Toyota.

The motorcyclist was identified as Nikolas D. Marcopoulos, 23, of Ingleside.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.

During the collision, the motorcycle passenger was ejected from the motorcycle.  This passenger was identified as Allison N. Morrison, 20, of McHenry.  She was taken to Advocate Condell Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.

The driver of the Toyota, identfied as Matthew V. Paret, 20, of Round Lake, was taken to a hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 18, 2015 Northwest Herald article titled “McHenry woman injured in motorcycle accident that killed Ingleside man” as well as the June 18 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Police ID Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash;  Passenger in Critical Condition.”

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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.

Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On June 10, 2015

On Wednesday (June 10, 2015) there were various Lake County, Illinois car accidents and other vehicle accidents, as well as numerous traffic hazards such as stalled vehicles within the roadway.

These crashes and traffic safety hazards, as reported by the Lake County Passage system on June 10, are listed below:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 north of IL Rte 53 in Long Grove
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at IL Rte 22 at Westminster Way in Lincolnshire
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Deerfield Rd west of US Hwy 41 in Highland Park
  • Stalled vehicle on Rollins Rd at US Hwy 45 in Third Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 173 at Jethro Ave in Zion
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 14 at Kelsey Rd in Lake Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 60 west of Butterfield Rd in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound Butterfield Rd north of IL Rte 176 in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Sheridan Rd south of Beach Rd in Beach Park
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 12 north of Grand Ave in Fox Lake
  • Malfunctioning railroad crossing on Old Elm Rd at US Hwy 41 in Lake Forest
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Quentin Rd south of Cuba Rd in Kildeer
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Quentin Rd south of East Cuba Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Butterfield Rd north of IL Rte 60 in Vernon Hills
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound Butterfield Rd at IL Rte 176 in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound IL Rte 21 south of Corporate Woods Pkwy in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Lake-Cook Rd at IL Rte 53 in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 12 north of Old Rand Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound Delany Rd at York House Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Washington St west of West St in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 134 at Wilson Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Aptakisic Rd at Prairie Rd in Buffalo Grove
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound IL Rte 21 north of Casey Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Peterson Rd at Alleghany Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 21 at Rockland Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 22 at Quentin Rd in Kildeer
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 176 at Gilmer Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Grass Lake Rd at IL Rte 59
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 176 west of Gilmer Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Oplaine Rd south of IL Rte 120 in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 41 at Old Elm Rd in Lake Forest
  • Stalled vehicle on US Hwy 41 at Wadsworth Rd in Wadsworth
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 22 westbound at I-94 in Lincolnshire
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 22 west of Half Day Rd in Lincolnshire
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 12 north of IL Rte 22 in Lake Zurich

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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 Accident On Tri-State Tollway After Tire Blowout

There was a fatal crash Sunday night (June 7, 2015) on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) near Lincolnshire.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 10:15 p.m., as a 2002 Ford Explorer, traveling eastbound near the Half Day Road exit, had a tire blowout.  After the blowout, the driver lost control and struck the right guardrail.

At the time of the accident, eight people were in the SUV.  Three people, including a 14-year-old girl, a 15-year-old girl, and 8-year-old boy, were ejected from the vehicle.  The 14-year-old girl was then struck by a semi truck.  She was declared dead at the accident scene by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

The seven other people were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and Lake Forest Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 7, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Girl, 14, killed in crash on Tri-State Tollway” as well as the June 8 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Girl, 14, killed when SUV loses control on way home from Great America” and the June 8 Deerfield Patch article titled “14-Year-Old Chicago Girl Killed on Interstate 94 After SUV Loses Control.”

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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 Metra Train Accident In Deerfield, Illinois

There was a fatal train accident Tuesday afternoon (June 2, 2015) in Deerfield, Illinois.

The accident happened at approximately 2:00 p.m., north of the Deerfield station.  According to Deerfield Police,  at that time, a Metra Train (inbound Train 366) struck a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the tracks and “beat the train.”

According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office, the pedestrian was identified as an 80-year-old woman from Libertyville.  She was dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County train accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 2, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “80-year-old woman fatally struck by Amtrak train in Deerfield” as well as the June 3 Deerfield Patch article titled “Woman Killed By Train in Deerfield.”

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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.