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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 May 20, 2015

On Wednesday (May 20, 2015) there were various Lake County, Illinois car accidents, other vehicle accidents, and traffic hazards.

The crashes and traffic safety hazards, as reported by the Lake County Passage system on May 6, are listed below:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Kelsey Rd south of IL Rte 59 in Tower Lakes
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Fairfield Rd at IL Rte 60
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 120 east of Hainesville Rd in Hainesville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 41 north of IL Rte 60 in Lake Forest
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 176 at Butterfield Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Old McHenry Rd east of Quentin Rd in Hawthorn Woods
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Winchester Rd west of Butterfield Rd in Libertyville
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 22 at US Hwy 12 in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Gilmer Rd at Schwerman Rd in Hawthorn Woods
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on 21st St at Green Bay Rd in Beach Park
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 12 at Miller Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 north of IL Rte 22 in Highland Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 12 at Cuba Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound US Hwy 14 east of IL Rte 59 in Barrington
  • Lanes closed due to downed power lines on Old Grand Ave east of IL Rte 132 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 at IL Rte 176
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 exit to IL Rte 176 in North Chicago
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Sunset Ave east of McAree Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 176 at St Mary’s Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 22 west of Midlothian Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 at Wilson Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 at Washington St in Park City
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound IL Rte 43 north of IL Rte 60 in Lake Forest
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Darrell Rd at Fisher Rd
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at Rollins Rd west of Cedar Lake Rd in Round Lake Beach
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Rollins Rd west of Washington Ave in Fox Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 60 at Butterfield Rd in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound IL Rte 60 west of Deerpath Dr in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 west of Wilson Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 173 west of Sheridan Rd in Zion
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Riverwoods Rd south of IL Rte 60 in Mettawa
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound IL Rte 43 at IL Rte 60 in Lake Forest
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 north of Lake-Cook Rd in Highland Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Ela Rd north of Cuba Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 41 at West Park Ave in Highland 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.

Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On May 13, 2015

On Wednesday (May 13, 2015) there were numerous Lake County (Illinois) car crashes and other vehicle accidents.  Additionally, there were various traffic hazards, including stalled vehicles.

If you are hurt in a vehicle accident, there are various steps you should take to maximize the 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 feel like delaying talking with an Illinois personal injury lawyer – it is likely 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 on May 13, 2015 in Lake County:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 12 at IL Rte 59 in Wauconda
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Big Hollow Rd west of IL Rte 59 in Fox Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound IL Rte 21 at Inverrary Ln in Buffalo Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 north of Cuba Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound US Hwy 14 at Kelsey Rd in Lake Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastboud IL Rte 176 east of Butterfield Rd in Libertyville
  • Stalled vehicle on Old US Hwy 41 south of Russell Rd in Wadsworth
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 12 south of Case Rd in Wauconda
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Lake-Cook Rd at Quentin Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound US Hwy 14 between Cuba Rd and Hart Rd in Lake Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Hunt Club Rd at Milburn Rd
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal on IL Rte 60 at I-94
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 22 at Westminster Way in Lincolnshire
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 132 at Munn Rd in Lindenhurst
  • Stalled vehicle on St Mary’s Rd at Old School Rd in Mettawa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 north of Engle Dr in Lake Villa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Monaville Rd west of IL Rte 83 in Lake Villa
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 53 at IL Rte 83 in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Gilmer Rd at Schwerman Rd in Hawthorn Woods
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Lake-Cook Rd at US Hwy 41
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound IL Rte 21 north of Aptakisic Rd in Lincolnshire
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Casey Rd at Almond Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Hart Rd south of US Hwy 14 in Barrington Hills
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound IL Rte 21 at IL Rte 60 in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 south of Depot St in Antioch
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 at Cuba Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Peterson Rd at Alleghany Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 12 at Long Grove Rd in Deer Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Bradley Rd south of IL Rte 176 in Green Oaks
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 83 south of IL Rte 22 in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 south of IL Rte 22 in North Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 west of US Hwy 45 in Grayslake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Wadsworth Rd east of US Hwy 41 in Wadsworth
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Old McHenry Rd at IL Rte 53 in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 45 at Washington St in Third Lake
  • Stalled vehicle on Cedar Lake Rd north of IL Rte 134 in Round Lake
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 21 at Hollister in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 134 west of Nippersink Rd in Fox Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Washington St west of Almond Rd in Gurnee

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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.

Planned “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Efforts

On May 8, 2015, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a news release titled “IDOT, ISP, Local Law Enforcement Begin Click It or Ticket Campaign.” (pdf)

The news release discusses various aspects of planned enhanced traffic enforcement efforts, as well as cites statistics with regard to the importance of wearing seat belts.

An excerpt:

Kicking off the busy summer travel season, the Click It or Ticket law enforcement mobilization begins this week and lasts through Memorial Day. During this time, police will be enforcing seat belt laws, looking for drunk or drugged drivers and other traffic violations 24/7, with a large number of patrols occurring during the late-night hours when the most unbuckled and impaired fatalities occur on Illinois roads.

The increase in traffic that comes during summer holiday weekends almost always correlates with an increase in fatalities. In past years, there have been as many as 20 or more traffic fatalities in Illinois over Memorial Day weekend. Last year’s Memorial Day weekend – the period from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Monday – saw 10 crashes resulting in 12 fatalities.

Preliminary IDOT data show that between 2010 and 2014, 3,075 people riding in vehicles died in crashes. Of those, 1,492, or about 48 percent, were properly buckled in a seat belt or car seats. That means more than 50 percent of those who died in crashes during this timeframe were not buckled properly, despite observational surveys that show an all-time record rate of roughly nine out of 10 drivers and front-seat passengers wearing seat belts in Illinois.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the IDOT news release.

Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On May 6, 2015

On Wednesday (May 6, 2015) there were various Lake County, Illinois car accidents, other vehicle accidents, and traffic hazards.

Various of these crashes and traffic safety hazards are listed below, as reported by the Lake County Passage system on May 6:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Old McHenry Rd at Fairfield Rd in Hawthorn Woods
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Fairfield Rd at IL Rte 120
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound I94 north of IL-176
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Lake-Cook Rd at Quentin Rd in Deer Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 north of IL Rte 22 in Highland Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Lewis Ave south of York House Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound Old Rand Rd south of IL Rte 22 in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 41 south of IL Rte 176
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 83 south of IL Rte 132 in Lake Villa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on 34th St at Sheridan Rd in Zion
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 53 south of Old McHenry Rd in Long Grove
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound Washington St at Green Bay Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 132 west of Green Bay Rd in Waukegan
  • Stalled vehicle on 14th St west of Green Bay Rd in North Chicago
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Hunt Club Rd at Sterns School Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Midlothian Rd south of Gilmer Rd in Hawthorn Woods
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 21 north of IL Rte 176 in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Lewis Ave north of Brookside in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Deep Lake Rd at IL Rte 173 in Antioch
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 60 at Peterson Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 north of Washington St in 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.

Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On April 29, 2015

On Wednesday (April 29, 2015) in Lake County, Illinois numerous vehicle accidents and traffic hazards occurred.

Various of these Lake County crashes and traffic safety hazards are listed below.  These crashes and hazards were reported by the Lake County Passage system and happened on April 29:

  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 12 at Bonner Rd in Wauconda
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 45 south of IL Rte 120 in Grayslake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 12 at Lake-Cook Rd in Deer Park
  • Stalled vehicle on Washington St at Lake St in Grayslake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 173 west of Kilbourne Rd in Wadsworth
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Kelsey Rd north of IL Rte 22 in Lake Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 60 east of Butterfield Rd in Vernon Hills
  • Stalled vehicle on Cedar Lake Rd at Washington St in Round Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 43 at Lakehurst Rd in Waukegan
  • Malfunctioning traffic signal on IL Rte 22 at IL Rte 43 in Bannockburn
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Lake-Cook Rd at US Hwy 12 in Deer Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound Quentin Rd at US Hwy 12 in Kildeer
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 45 north of Grass Lake Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound Green Bay Rd north of Central Ave in Highland Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on S Hwy 45 between IL Rte 176 and Hawley St in Mundelein
  • Debris on the roadway on westbound IL Rte 60 east of St Mary’s Rd in Mettawa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 at West Park Ave in Highland Park
  • Temporarily malfunctioning traffic signal on IL Rte 21 at Rockland Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Green Bay Rd south of Washington St in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 60 at Erhart Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 173 east of US Hwy 45 in Antioch
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 east of Cedar Lake Rd in Round Lake
  • Stalled vehicle on Deep Lake Rd at North Ave
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Green Bay Rd at Crescent Ave in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 132 at Munn Rd in Lindenhurst
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 22 west of Buffalo Grove Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 south of IL Rte 132 in Lake Villa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Grand Ave east of Lewis Ave in Waukegan
  • Stalled vehicle on Grass Lake Rd west of Deep Lake Rd in Lake Villa

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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.”

_____

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.