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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.

Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On November 20, 2014

On November 20, 2014 there were a number of Lake County (Illinois) crashes and assorted traffic safety hazards.

Listed below are some of these Lake County crashes and traffic hazards as reported by the Lake County Passage notification system for November 20:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 12 south of IL Rte 59 in Wauconda
  • Truck fire on US Hwy 41 south of Washington St in Park City
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Rollins Rd west of Washington Ave in Fox Lake
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 173 at US Hwy 45
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 12 at Lake Shore Dr in Wauconda
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 22 at IL Rte 59 in North Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on O’Plaine Rd south of IL Rte 120 in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound St Mary’s Rd at IL Rte 176 in Green Oaks
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Peterson Rd west of IL Rte 83 in Grayslake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Hunt Club Rd south of Washington St in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 41 south of Old Elm Rd in Lake Forest
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Lake-Cook Rd at Quentin Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound US Hwy 41 at IL Rte 60 in Lake Forest
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound US Hwy 41 south of Wadsworth Rd in Wadsworth
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Grass Lake Rd west of IL Rte 59 in Fox Lake
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 41 at IL Rte 21 in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 60 at IL Rte 21 in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound IL Rte 83 south of US Hwy 45 in Mundelein
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Deerfield Rd east of US Hwy 41 in Highland Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Wadsworth Rd west of Sheridan Rd in Beach Park
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 137 at IL Rte 21 in Libertyville
  • Stalled vehicle on Wadsworth Rd at Sheridan Rd in Beach Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 12 south of Old Rand Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Rollins Rd west of Fairfield Rd in Round Lake Heights
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 120 at Gilmer Rd in Lakemoor
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 120 at Lewis Ave in Waukegan
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at Almond Rd south of Washington St in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 120 at Fish Lake Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Midlothian Rd south of Old McHenry Rd in Hawthorn Woods
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Buffalo Grove Rd at US 45 in Buffalo Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Peterson Rd at US Hwy 45 in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 at Roberts Rd in Tower Lakes
  • Car fire on Delany Rd at Sunset Ave in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on Grand Ave east of Rollins Rd in Fox Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 at Miller Rd in North Barrington

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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 Mundelein

There was a fatal pedestrian accident on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Mundelein.

According to police, the accident happened at approximately 5:20 p.m. as a man, who was standing on the median, stepped into traffic and was fatally struck by a Ford Mustang that was traveling southbound on Route 45.

The man was identified as Arturo Carranza, 72.  He was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of accident injuries, and he later died.

The driver of the Mustang is not expected to be charged in the accident.

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team assisted with the investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 17, 2014 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Police ID 72-year-old man killed in Mundelein car crash” as well as the November 17 Daily Herald article titled “Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Mundelein.”

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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.

Police Chase Ends With Crash In Third Lake

A police chase early this morning (November 14, 2014) has ended with a vehicle accident in Third Lake, which has closed down Route 45.

The vehicle accident happened at approximately 12:30 a.m. as suspects being pursued by police in a stolen pickup truck crashed into a car on Route 45 north of Dada Drive in Third Lake.

During this accident, the pickup truck rolled over and caught fire.

The driver of the pickup truck ran into the woods, and was later captured.  The passenger was taken to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan with non-life-threatening injuries.

A male occupant of the car suffered multiple fractures and had to be extricated from the car; the female occupant suffered foot injuries as a result of the crash.  Both were taken to a Waukegan hospital.

The police chase initially started after a traffic stop by Round Lake Police and went through several cities.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 14, 2014 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Report:  Police chase ends with crash, shooting in Third Lake” as well as the CBS Chicago article of November 14 titled “Police Chase, Shooting, Crash In Lake County.”

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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.

Two-Car Crash In Antioch Injures Three People

There was a fatal Lake County car accident this afternoon on Route 173 (November 13, 2014) in Antioch.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office the accident happened as two vehicles collided on Route 173 near Orchard Street in Antioch at approximately 3:50 p.m.

Preliminary investigation results indicates that the crash happened as a Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling eastbound on Route 173 when – for reasons currently unknown – it crossed into westbound traffic and hit a minivan.

An excerpt from the November 13, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “3 hurt, 1 seriously, in Antioch crash“:

The driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt was taken by Flight for Life helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with life-threatening injuries, he said. As of Thursday night, the driver was in critical condition.

The driver and passenger in the minivan were taken to Centegra Hospital with accident injuries considered to be non-life-threatening.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above.

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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.

Beach Park, Illinois Hit & Run Accident

According to officials, there was a hit & run accident Saturday night (November 8, 2014) in Beach Park, Illinois.

This accident happened as a 16-year-old boy was riding his skateboard at approximately 7:34 p.m., and was struck from behind by a vehicle at Sheridan Road and Chaney Avenue.

According to at least one media source, the vehicle was traveling at 45 m.p.h. at the time of the collision.

The boy was flown via helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

A driver who stopped to help the boy had his vehicle hit by another vehicle.  No one was injured in this accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 8 Daily Herald article titled “Official:  16-year-old injured in Beach Park hit-and-run” as well as the November 9 abc7chicago.com article titled “16-year-old injured after hit-and-run accident in Beach Park.”

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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.