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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.

Man Dies Following Route 173 Collision In Unincorporated Zion

There was a fatal car accident early Monday (April 25, 2016) evening on Route 173, just east of Route 41, in unincorporated Zion.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the accident at 5:45 p.m.

A preliminary investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit indicates that the accident happened as a man driving a 2007 Cadillac CTS was pulling out of the Van Patten Woods Forest Preserve in unincorporated Zion when, for a currently undetermined reason, his car stopped on Route 173.  The car was then hit on the driver’s side by a Ford Expedition that was heading westbound on Route 173.

The driver of the Cadillac, identified as a 66-year-old man from Bristol, WI, was taken to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was pronounced dead there.

The driver of the Ford Expedition was taken to Lake Forest Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

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

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the April 26 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Wisconsin man killed in Route 173 collision” as well as the April 26 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Driver Killed in Crash Near Zion.”

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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.

“Chain-Reaction” Crash Near Barrington

There was a “chain-reaction” crash involving five vehicles this morning near Barrington.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m.  The accident happened on eastbound Route 14 in unincorporated Lake County.

The accident happened after one car, traveling eastbound on Route 14, hit another car that was stopped at 24th Street.

No serious injuries stemming from the accident were reported.

The crash remains under investigation.

Additional details concerning this crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 18, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Route 14 near Barrington reopens after five-vehicle crash” as well as the April 18 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Route 14 Near Barrington Reopens Following 5-Car 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 Critically Injured In Crash Near Round Lake

There was a two-car accident Wednesday (April 13, 2016) morning near Round Lake in which one person was critically injured.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the accident scene at approximately 6:45 a.m.  The accident scene was on Fairfield Road, just to the south of Belvidere Road.  According to crash investigators, the accident involved a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country crashing into the back of (i.e. it “rear-ended”) a Honda minivan which had stopped in traffic.

The driver of the Chrysler minivan was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of accident injuries.  The driver was in critical condition.

The driver of the Honda minivan was not hurt during the crash.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit is investigating the accident.  They are asking any witnesses to this accident to call 847-549-5200.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 14, 2016 Lake County News-Sun article titled “One critically hurt in Round Lake crash” as well as the April 14 Daily Herald article titled “One injured in Fairfield Road accident near Round 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.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Lake Villa Township

There was an apparent fatal motorcycle accident near Lake Villa (in Lake Villa Township) in which a motorcyclist crashed into a ditch.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Seth J. Goodwin, 24, of Grayslake.  He had been reported missing Tuesday (March 29, 2016).

An excerpt from the Lake County News-Sun article of April 3, 2016, titled “Body of missing Grayslake man found in ditch“:

The body of Seth J. Goodwin, 24, was found about 11:40 a.m. Sunday, after a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy was flagged down by a bicyclist who said he saw a motorcycle in a ditch on the west side of the road at U.S. Route 45, north of Dada Drive in Lake Villa Township. Officials found the motorcycle and Goodwin’s body, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

At this time the cause of the fatal crash has yet to be determined.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.  An autopsy is also planned by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County, Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above as well as the April 3 Grayslake Patch article titled “Missing Grayslake Man Found Dead in Ditch Following 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.

One Man Dies And Three Injured In Waukegan Crash

There was a fatal car accident in Waukegan late Wednesday (March 30, 2016) after which one man died and three of his family members were injured.

According to the Waukegan Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 8:15 p.m., near Grand Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

At that time, a vehicle traveling northbound on King Drive left the roadway for a currently undetermined reason, and hit a tree.

The driver, Emmanuel Reyes, 22, of Waukegan, died at the accident scene.

The three other family members were hurt in the crash and taken to an area hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.  According to Waukegan Police, the injuries were considered to be serious but non-life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the March 31, 2016 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Waukegan police:  Driver who died in crash may have had medical emergency,” quoting Cmdr. Joe Florip of the Waukegan Police Department:

According to Florip, investigators believe Reyes suffered some type of medical emergency, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle and crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County vehicle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the March 31 CBS Chicago article titled “1 Killed, 3 Injured In Waukegan 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.