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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.

Illinois Seat Belt Use Safety Benefits

On November 22, 2016, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a news release regarding safe travel.  The release highlights the benefits of seat belt usage, especially with regard to fatal crash injuries.

An excerpt from the release, which is titled “Make Buckling Up a Thanksgiving Tradition,” include:

New observational surveys by IDOT show that the statewide seat belt usage rate for front-seat occupants dropped from 95.2 percent in 2015 to 93 percent in 2016, despite a state law enacted in 2012 that requires all vehicle occupants to wear seat belts. State data show that an estimated 421 lives were saved in Illinois in 2015 because of proper seat belt and child safety seat use.

More than half of all traffic fatalities involve someone not wearing a seat belt, according to IDOT statistics. To encourage every motorist to buckle up and drive sober, hundreds of seat belt enforcement zones, roadside safety checks and saturation patrols will take place during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

The release also notes the increasing year-to-date number of Illinois traffic crash fatalities.

Additional details can be seen in the IDOT 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.

Teenage Boy Struck By Car In Lake Villa

There was a Lake County pedestrian accident Tuesday night (November 15, 2016) in Lake Villa.

Lake Villa Police responded to the accident scene, which was at the intersection of Grass Lake Road and Oakland Drive, at 6:35 p.m.

Upon their arrival, they found a 15-year-old boy in the roadway.  The boy was unconscious.

According to witness accounts, the boy was hit by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the road.

The boy suffered injuries considered to be life-threatening in nature, and was taken to a hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was in stable condition.

The accident is under investigation by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT.)

Additional details regarding this pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 16 Daily Herald article titled “Teen hospitalized after being hit by car in Lake Villa” as well as the November 16 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Police:  Teenager hospitalized after being struck by car 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.”

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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 Injured In Unincorporated Grayslake Rollover Crash

There was a Lake County rollover accident November 9, 2016 on Route 120 in unincorporated Grayslake.  According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the crash involved a driver’s loss of control of a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette.  The accident happened on Route 120 just east of Almond Road.

An excerpt from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office news release of November 10, 2016, titled “Critical Crash in Unincorporated Grayslake“:

Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the Chevrolet was traveling westbound on Route 120, when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle drove onto the center median and then rolled. The driver of the Chevrolet was ejected from the vehicle and sustained critical injuries. He was transported to Condell Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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

Additional details regarding this Lake County rollover crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the news release mentioned above as well as the November 9 Lake County News-Sun article (with crash scene picture) titled “Four serious accidents around Lake County claim two lives.”

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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 Fatally Struck By Vehicles On Sheridan Road In Beach Park

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Tuesday night (November 8, 2016) in Beach Park.  The accident happened on Sheridan Road near Beach Road.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred at 7:26 p.m. as a man was crossing Sheridan Road, walking west to east.  At that time, he was first struck by a northbound Chrysler, then by a northbound Chevrolet.

The man’s identity has not yet been publicly disclosed.

Both drivers remained at the accident scene.

This fatal Lake County pedestrian accident is being investigated by the Lake County Sheriff’s Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal accident can be seen in the  November 9, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Pedestrian dies after being struck by two vehicles in Beach Park” as well as the November 8 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Pedestrian killed in Beach Park accident.”

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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 Car Collision On Route 41 In North Chicago

There was a fatal car accident Monday (November 7, 2016) on Route 41 in North Chicago.

According to the North Chicago Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 1:30 p.m., at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Route 41.  The accident happened as a 2002 Ford Taurus traveling westbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive entered the intersection at the same time as a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban.

The driver of the Ford Taurus, identified as Willie Davis, 62, of North Chicago, died from accident injuries.  The driver of the Suburban was treated for injuries at the accident scene.

An excerpt from the November 8, 2016 Lake County News-Sun article titled “North Chicago man killed in crash“:

The county’s Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) is investigating the accident with the local police. The intersection does have traffic signals, but Diez said officials are not commenting on who might be at fault. The southbound lanes were closed for several hours and Diez said the roadway became very congested as rush hour traffic began to pick up.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article 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.