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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.

Shields Township Car Crash On Route 41 Leads To Four People Injured

There was a Shields Township car crash that resulted in injuries on September 15, 2018.  The accident happened on southbound Route 41, north of Route 176.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the accident scene at 8:05 p.m.

An excerpt from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office September 17, 2018 media release titled “Waukegan Man Intentionally Causes Traffic Crash in Shields Township, Injuring 1-Year-Old“:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2008 Honda, driven by a 22-year-old female of Waukegan, was traveling southbound on Route 41, north of Route 176.  The vehicle was also occupied by a front seat passenger, Derwin E. Guadarrama-Jimenez, 22, of the 100 block of South Elmwood Avenue, Waukegan, a 15-year-old boy back seat passenger, and a 1-year-old male back seat passenger.

Guadarrama-Jimenez was engaged in a verbal argument with the driver as they traveled on Route 41.  During the argument, Guadarrama-Jimenez intentionally grabbed the steering wheel and turned it, as the vehicle was in motion.  This caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a tree.

After this Shields Township car crash, the driver and 1-year-old were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of their accident injuries.  The 1-year-old was later transferred to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with critical injuries.

Guadarrama-Jimenez and the 15-year-old were taken to Lake Forest Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

Another excerpt from the media release:

Guadarrama-Jimenez was released from the hospital, arrested, and charged with two counts of Reckless Conduct (one being a Class 4 Felony and one being Class A Misdemeanor).

Guadarrama-Jimenez remains held in the Lake County Jail on $75,000.00 bail.  He is next due in court on September 18, 2018 at 1:30PM in courtroom T110.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Shields Township car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release 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 SUV Accident Results In Life-Threatening Injuries

There was a Beach Park SUV accident Monday (September 10. 2018) that seriously injured the driver.  This Beach Park SUV accident appears to have involved a loss of vehicle control that happened for a currently undisclosed or undetermined reason.  Following the loss of control the SUV left the roadway and the subsequent crash left the driver with life-threatening injuries.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the September 11, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Beach Park Critical Traffic Crash“:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2014 Jeep Patriot, driven by a 45-year-old woman of Waukegan, was traveling southbound on Sheridan Road, just north of Beach Road.  As the driver approached Beach Road, for an unknown reason, she left the roadway (on the west side of the road).  The Jeep struck the curb, light-standard control box, and a brick wall.  The Jeep then rolled.

The driver was extricated from the Jeep by by Beach Park Fire/Rescue and taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of what were considered to be life-threatening injuries.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Beach Park SUV accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release 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.

Fatal Zion Bicycle Accident Along Route 173 On September 7, 2018

There was a fatal Zion bicycle accident Friday (September 7, 2018) morning.   This fatal Zion bicycle accident occurred on Route 173, east of Green Bay Road.

Details on the accident are somewhat limited, especially the cause of the crash.

According to Zion Police, the accident occurred when a 59-year-old man was riding his bicycle along Route 173 at approximately 8:15 a.m.  At that time, a vehicle struck him.

The bicyclist was taken to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, where he was pronounced dead.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the September 7, 2018 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Bicyclist killed in Zion after being hit by vehicle, police say“:

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team is working with Zion Police to investigate the accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Zion bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the September 7 Daily Herald article titled “Bicyclist hit, killed by vehicle in 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.

Double-Fatal Waukegan Car Crash Near Grand Avenue and Baldwin

A double-fatal Waukegan car crash happened on Sunday (August 26, 2018) night, in which a married couple died.  A driver has been charged with DUI in relation to this crash.

This double-fatal Waukegan car crash involved 4 cars and happened near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Baldwin Avenue at approximately 8:30 p.m.  At that time, a driver who has been charged with drunk driving is accused of running a red light and colliding with a 2000 Honda Accord.  Subsequent to this primary collision, two other vehicles (a Ford Explorer and Chevy Tahoe) were also involved in the accident.

The driver who allegedly ran the red light has been identified as Letisia C. Delgadillo, 39.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the August 28, 2018 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Woman charged in alleged DUI crash that killed two in Waukegan,” quoting Waukegan Police Commander Joe Florip:

The investigation “points towards” Delgadillo “running the red light for westbound Grand Avenue and striking the second vehicle, Florip said, and that speed and alcohol “appear to be crucial factors in the incident.”

Delgadillo has been charged with the following, according to the article:

Delgadillo is charged with one count of aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death, a Class 2 felony carrying a possible three to seven years in prison upon conviction; driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class A misdemeanor carrying a possible sentence of up to a year in jail; and failure to yield to a traffic signal, a traffic citation, according to Waukegan Police and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Two people, a 42-year-old man from Waukegan and a 41-year-old woman from Mexico, were in the Honda Accord.  They were pronounced dead after being taken to  Vista Medical Center in Waukegan.  They were married.  At the time of the crash both were wearing their seat belts.

Neither Delgadillo nor the occupants in the Ford Explorer and Chevy Tahoe were injured during the crash.  All vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this double-fatal Waukegan car crash can be seen in the article mentioned above, as well as the August 28 Grayslake Patch article titled “Woman Charged In DUI Crash That Killed Two.”

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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 Waukegan Collision On York House Road Leads To A Fatality

There was a fatal Waukegan collision that was a “head-on” collision Thursday (August 23, 2018) in Waukegan.  The collision occurred along York House Road.

According to Waukegan Police, the fatal Waukegan collision occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. on York House Road at East End Avenue.  At that time, a Dodge Charger heading westbound crossed over the center line and hit an eastbound Mustang.

The driver of the Mustang, identified as a man in his 70s from Beach Park, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.  At the time of the crash he was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Dodge Charger, a man in his 60s, along with a woman and girl passenger, all from Alaska, were taken to a hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.  They were treated and released.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of August 24, 2018 titled “Man killed, 3 hurt in Waukegan head-on crash“:

The driver was cited for improper lane usage, police said. Toxicology testing for him was pending. The crash remained under investigation Friday.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Waukegan collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 24 Grayslake Patch article titled “Beach Park Man Dead After Head-On Crash In Waukegan.”

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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.