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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 March 25, 2015

On Wednesday (March 25, 2015) there were numerous Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents as well as traffic hazards.

Listed below are various Lake County vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards that happened on March 25, 2015.  The source of these crashes and hazards is the Lake County Passage system:

  • Temporarily malfunctioning traffic signal at Sheridan Rd at Washington St in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 132 at Rollins Rd in Gurnee
  • Temporarily malfunctioning traffic signal at Lake-Cook Rd at US Hwy 41
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Rollins Rd west of US Hwy 45 in Third Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Dilley’s Rd at IL Rte 132 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Kelsey Rd south of IL Rte 22 in Lake Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on 33rd St at Green Bay Rd in Beach Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 north of IL 43 in Park City
  • Temporarily malfunctioning traffic signal at IL Rte 83 at Rollins Rd in Round Lake Beach
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Lake-Cook Rd at Quentin Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on US Hwy 41 south of IL Rte 22 in Highland Park
  • Stalled vehicle on Butterfield Rd north of IL Rte 176 in Libertyville
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal on Deerfield Pkwy east of Buffalo Grove Rd in Buffalo Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Grand Ave east of Lewis Ave in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound IL Rte 22 west of US Hwy 12 in Lake Zurich
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal on Winchester Rd at Midlothian Rd in Mundelein
  • Stalled vehicle on Garland Rd at Bonner Rd in Wauconda
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Sunset Ave east of Lewis Ave in Waukegan
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 83 at Aptakisic Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 173 at Savage Rd in Antioch
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 60 at IL Rte 21 in Vernon Hills
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound IL Rte 21 north of IL Rte 60 in Vernon Hills

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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 March 18, 2015

On Wednesday (March 18, 2015) there were numerous Lake County, Illinois car accidents as well as other types of vehicle accidents.   As well, assorted traffic hazards were presented.

Below are various Lake County vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards that happened on March 18, 2015, as seen in the Lake County Passage system:

  • Stalled vehicle on westbound US Hwy 14 at Lake-Cook Rd in Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Winchester Rd west of US Hwy 45 in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound IL Rte 83 south of Washington St in Grayslake
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound US Hwy 41 at Wadsworth Rd in Wadsworth
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Lake-Cook Rd at Ela Rd in Deer Park
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound US Hwy 12 north of Cuba Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 north of IL Rte 134 in Fox Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 22 at Quentin Rd in Kildeer
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at Delany Rd at St. Paul in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound IL Rte 53 – the ramp for eastbound Lake-Cook Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 176 west of St Mary’s Rd in Green Oaks
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 at Oplaine Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e vehicle accident) on Lake-Cook Rd at US Hwy 12
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 60 east of Midlothian Rd in Mundelein
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 22 west of Krueger Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Stearns School Rd west of Hutchins Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound IL Rte 83 north of Engle Dr in Lake Villa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 60 west of Diamond Lake Rd in Mundelein
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 137 west of IL Rte 43 in North Chicago
  • Stalled vehicle on Depot St at Deep Lake Rd in Antioch
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 43 at Deerpath Rd in Lake Forest
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Oplaine Rd at Washington St in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on Bonner Rd at Darrell Rd

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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.

The Start Of Lake County Bicycling Season

In the months of March, April, and May, often (depending upon the weather) more people will become active in bicycling in Lake County.

There are many factors that bicyclists should consider, especially in the early part of the bicycling season.  Most riders have not been active bicyclists for a number of months.

“Safe bicycling,” especially if it is done in traffic, depends on a number of factors that can vary significantly at any given time.  Here are a few general factors that bicyclists should consider with regard to early-season riding:

  • There may be road salt and gravel (from snowplowing) still on roads, streets and expressways.  If salt and gravel is still present on pavement, this can significantly impact stopping distances during braking, especially for those who are bicycling at higher speeds.
  • Roads and streets likely have new or worsened potholes and other road deformities that have developed over the winter.  As such, bicyclists who haven’t been active throughout the winter may not be aware of these newly-formed road deformities.  Often, these potholes and other road deformities may not be (fully) fixed until later in the spring, or perhaps later.  As such, bicyclists should be vigilant for these potential road hazards.
  • For the first ride of the season, bicyclists may want to be extra careful, as they may have to somewhat re-familiarize themselves with regard to bike handling and riding if the bicycling is done in traffic.
  • Be sure that the bicycle is in proper working order and has been properly maintained.  Since the bicycle likely has been sitting for a number of months , it is important to make sure that the bicycle is in proper working order.
  • Bicyclist awareness:  In the early bicycle season, motorists may not be fully aware of bicyclists, as bicyclists haven’t been active in traffic for a number of months.

Of course, other general bicycling safety tips should also be considered, such as wearing approved bicycling helmets.

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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 March 11, 2015

On Wednesday (March 11, 2015) there were numerous Lake County, Illinois car crashes and other vehicle accidents.  Additionally, a number of traffic hazards, including stalled vehicles, occurred.

If you are hurt in a vehicle accident, there are various steps you should take to maximize potential compensation for your accident injuries and other harm.  Although vehicle accidents and the resulting accident injuries are often physically and emotionally traumatic – and, as such, you may want to delay talking with an Illinois personal injury lawyer – it is probably best to start receiving immediate counsel from an Illinois car accident lawyer as there are a variety of time-sensitive steps, as well as other recommended actions, that you should take.

As provided by the Lake County Passage system, below are various Lake County vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards that happened throughout the county on March 11, 2015:

  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 22 at Buffalo Grove Rd in Buffalo Grove
  • Water on the pavement at Peterson Rd under IL Rte 137 in Libertyville
  • Crash on eastbound IL Rte 120 west of IL Rte 60 in Volo
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound Sheridan Rd south of Ganster Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash on eastbound IL Rte 60 at St Mary’s Rd in Mettawa
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal on IL Rte 22 at Buesching Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash on southbound IL Rte 83 north of IL Rte 22 in Long Grove
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 12 north of IL Rte 134 in Fox Lake
  • Stalled vehicle on Lake-Cook Rd at IL Rte 53 in Long Grove
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound US Hwy 41 at Deerfield Rd in Highland Park
  • Crash on southbound US Hwy 41 north of IL Rte 173 in Wadsworth
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at IL Rte 176 at US Hwy 41 in Lake Bluff
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at Lewis Ave at Argonne Dr in North Chicago
  • Crash on IL Rte 120 at Oplaine Rd in Waukegan
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 137 at Oplaine Rd in Green Oaks
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 41 at Delany Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash on Fairfield Rd at Schwerman Rd
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at Martin Luther King Jr Dr at Commonwealth Ave in North Chicago
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound US Hwy 14 east of Hart Rd in Barrington
  • Crash on US Hwy 45 north of Hutchins Rd
  • Crash on IL Rte 132 at Granada Blvd in Lindenhurst
  • Crash on Deerpath Rd south of US Hwy 12 in Lake Zurich
  • Crash on Rollins Rd east of Wilson Rd in Round Lake Heights
  • Crash on Deep Lake Rd north of Gelden Rd in Lake Villa
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 132 west of I-94 in Gurnee
  • Crash on St Mary’s Rd south of IL Rte 137 in Green Oaks
  • Crash on IL Rte 134 east of US Hwy 12 in Fox Lake
  • Stalled vehicle on Darrell Rd at Neville Rd

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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 Libertyville Crash Involving Car And Semi Truck

There was a fatal car accident in Libertyville early Saturday morning (March 7, 2015) involving a collision between a car and semi truck.

Details regarding the accident and its causes appear limited at this time.

The accident happened at approximately 2:43 a.m. at Peterson Road and Harris Road, according to the Libertyville Police Department.

A passenger in the car, identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office as Steven Daskauskas, 22, of Mundelein, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The driver of the car, identified only as a 22-year-old woman, was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of accident injuries.

The driver of the semi truck, identified only as a 41-year-old woman, was not hurt in the accident.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of March 7, 2015, titled “Mundelein man, 22, killed in Libertyville crash“:

No charges have been filed, police said, and toxicology reports are pending. Libertyville police, the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team and the Lake County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the March 7 Libertyville Review (Chicago Tribune) article titled “Libertyville car crash kills 22-year-old man.”

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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.