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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.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Wauconda

There was a fatal Lake County motorcycle Thursday (July 30, 2015) near Wauconda, Illinois.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the motorcycle accident was reported at approximately 5:30 a.m.  The motorcyclist was apparently riding eastbound along Route 176 at Ivanhoe Road when he crashed.  It is believed, based upon a preliminary investigation, that the motorcyclist may have failed to properly negotiate a curve, and he struck several small trees and a utility pole.

Police, at this time, are unsure as to when the motorcycle crash happened, but it is believed it may have happened sometime after midnight.

The motorcyclist was identified as Edward B. Bucel, 36, of Round Lake.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 30, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “One dead after motorcycle crash on Route 176” as well as the July 30 Northwest Herald article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Route 176 crash identified.”

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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.

Bicycling Safety Enforcement Initiative Announced

The City of Highland Park has announced a traffic safety initiative with regard to bicyclists and motorists.

The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch published an article regarding the initiative on July 24, 2015.  The article is titled “Local Agencies Team To Crackdown on Illegal Bicycle Riding.”

An excerpt:

On Friday, July 24, 2015 through Sunday, August 2 the Highland Park Police Department will join forces with Bannockburn, Deerfield, Lake Forest and Highwood Police Departments to conduct on-going education and enforcement activities pertaining to traffic violations committed by bicyclists and motorists. The aforementioned communities continue to receive a high number of citizen complaints in reference to illegal bicycle riding behavior on public roadways and motorists passing bicyclists with a distance of less than 3-feet between them. Illegal riding behavior by single and/or group bicyclists and improper passing of bicyclists greatly compromises public safety and increases the risk of a traffic crash which can result in injury or even death. Police officers from the listed communities will monitor areas where bicycle activity frequently occurs and enforcement will be conducted as appropriate.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the Patch article mentioned above, as well as the Daily North Shore article of July 23, 2015 titled “Who Rules The Road In HP, LF?

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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.

Highland Park 2-Car Accident

There was a car accident in Highland Park, Illinois in the evening of July 16, 2015, in which a driver has been charged with DUI.

An excerpt from the Daily North Shore article of July 21, 2015, titled “Police Respond to Two Car Accident On Half Day Road“:

Police responding to a two car accident on the 1000 block of Half Day Road the night of July 16 arrested a 44-year-old man and charged him with driving under the influence, speeding, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and open transportation of alcohol.

The driver was identified as William Peddle, 44, of Highland Park.

In media sources regarding the accident, it is not disclosed as to whether either driver suffered any accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Highland Park vehicle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily North Shore article mentioned above, as well as in this July 24, 2015 Highland Park News article.

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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.

Bicycle Accident In Highland Park, Illinois

The Highland Park News article of July 24, 2015 discusses a bicycle accident involving a car that hit a bicyclist in Highland Park.

An excerpt from the article, which is titled “Police:  Woman charged after bicyclist struck in Highland Park“:

A 38-year-old Highland Park woman was charged July 14 with driving on a suspended license and other offenses after police responded to an accident in which a bicyclist was struck by a car at Central Avenue and Deerfield Road. The accident occurred at about 5:16 p.m. Laura Puga-Rodriguez, of the 900 block of Deerfield Road, also was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and driving an uninsured vehicle, police said. She is due in court Aug. 26.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Highland Park News article mentioned above, as well as the Highland Park Patch article of July 21 titled “HP Woman Charged After Bicyclist Hit On Deerfield Road.”

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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 July 14, 2015 Bicycle Accident In Waukegan

There was a fatal hit & run bicycle accident Tuesday morning (July 14, 2015) in Waukegan.

According to Waukegan Police, the accident happened at approximately 8:00 a.m. on eastbound Washington Street at Martin Avenue.

The bicyclist killed was identified as Jack Henderson, 54, of Waukegan.  He was taken to Vista Medical Hospital in Waukegan for treatment of his accident injuries, where he was later pronounced dead.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of July 16, 2015, titled “Bicyclist killed in Waukegan hit-and-run crash“:

The Lake County coroner’s office has not been able to find Henderson’s family, and asks anyone with information to call (847) 377-2200.

The vehicle that struck him is described as a two-door green sedan, and the driver was wearing a red jacket or coat. It was last seen heading eastbound on Washington.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Waukegan police at (847) 599-2631.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the July 16, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “Bicyclist killed in Waukegan hit-and-run 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.