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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 October 23, 2014

On October 23, 2014 there were a variety of Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards.

Listed below are some of these Lake County, Illinois crashes and traffic hazards that happened on October 23, as seen reported by the Lake County Passage system:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound IL Rte 83 at Deerfield Pwky in Buffalo Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Oplaine Rd north of IL Rte 120 in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on Old School Rd at Bradley Rd in Mettawa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound IL Rte 83 south of Aptakisic Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Hunt Club Rd north of IL Rte 120 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 12 at IL Rte 59 in Wauconda
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 21 south of IL Rte 22 in Lincolnshire
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Chardon Rd at IL Rte 60 in Round Lake Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 60 at Chardon Rd in Round Lake Park
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 137 at Butterfield Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 14 at Cuba Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 137 at I-94 in Green Oaks
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Wilson Rd at IL Rte 120
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Lewis Ave north of York House Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 60 west of Butterfield Rd in Mundelein
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 north of Engle Dr in Lake Villa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Fairfield Rd south of IL Rte 120
  • Stalled vehicle on US Hwy 41 south of Wadsworth Rd in Wadsworth
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 22 west of Kelsey Rd in Lake Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 137 east of St Mary’s Rd in Green Oaks
  • Temporarily malfunctioning traffic signal at Deerfield Rd east of Weiland Rd in Buffalo Grove

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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 Crash In Long Grove, Illinois

There was a fatal Lake County vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon (October 22, 2014) in Long Grove, Illinois.

According to the Long Grove Police Department, emergency responders went to the accident scene at approximately 1:00 p.m.  The accident involved a Chevrolet HHR, that was heading southbound on Old McHenry Road, leaving the roadway and colliding with a truck that was parked on the shoulder.

The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle by rescue crews as the Chevrolet HHR was on fire.

The driver, identified as Mark M. Howard, 58, of Long Grove, was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Long Grove, where he later was pronounced dead.

The truck’s driver was not near the truck at the time of the accident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 22, 2014 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Police:  Man killed in fiery, head-on crash in Long Grove” as well as the October 23 Palatine Patch article titled “One Killed in Long Grove 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.

Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On October 16, 2014

Various Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards occurred on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Listed below are some of these Lake County, Illinois crashes and traffic hazards on October 16, as reported by the Lake County Passage system:

  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Lake-Cook Rd at IL Rte 53 in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 43 north of Martin Luther King Jr Dr in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 41 north of Delany Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Green Bay Rd at Westleigh Rd in Lake Forest
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 45 at Peterson Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 134 at Wilson Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 at IL Rte 176 in Wauconda
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound IL Rte 83 at Aptakisic Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 at Grass Lake Rd in Lake Villa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Washington St at Greenleaf St in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 14 west of Hart Rd in Lake Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 176 west of IL Rte 43 in Lake Bluff
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 at Oplaine Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 45 at IL Rte 120 in Grayslake
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 21 south of IL Rte 22 in Lincolnshire
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound IL Rte 83 north of Deerfield Rd in Buffalo Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 45 at Grand Ave
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 12 north of Old Rand Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Old McHenry Rd east of Quentin Rd in Hawthorn Woods
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 45 at IL Rte 176 in Mundelein

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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 October 9, 2014

On Thursday (October 9, 2014) various Lake County, Illinois car accidents and other types of vehicle accidents occurred.  If you are involved in a such an Illinois vehicle accident, you should take steps to maximize your potential to receive compensation for your injuries and other harm that may have occurred.

Although vehicle accidents and resulting injuries can be both physically and emotionally stressful – and, as such, you likely will want to delay talking with an Illinois personal injury lawyer – it is likely in your best interest to start receiving immediate counsel from a qualified Illinois car accident lawyer, as there are various recommended time-sensitive actions that should be done.

As reported by the Lake County Passage system, below are various Lake County vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards on October 9, 2014:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound IL Rte 83 south of Gilmer Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Deerfield Rd between IL Rte 83 and Buffalo Grove Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on State Park Rd at US Hwy 12
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 132 west of IL Rte 83 in Lake Villa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 132 at Fairfield Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 60 at St Mary’s Rd in Mettawa
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 22 west of IL Rte 21 in Lincolnshire
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound IL Rte 21 north of Gages Lake Rd in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Washington St at Oplaine Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 60 at Peterson Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Lake-Cook Rd at IL Rte 53 in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Grass Lake Rd west of US Hwy 45
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 134 at Wilson Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Fairfield Rd at IL Rte 60
  • Stalled vehicle on Russell Rd east of Green Bay Rd in Zion
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Washington St at Lake St in Grayslake
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 120 at I-94
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 53 at Lake-Cook Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Grand Ave east of Butrick Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 north of IL Rte 137 in North Chicago
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 45 north of Washington St in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Gilmer Rd at Hawley St in Hawthorn Woods
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 21 south of IL Rte 60 in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound Quentin Rd north of West Cuba Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Debris in the roadway on northbound US Hwy 41 north of Washington St in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound Washington St east of Cemetery Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 south of Monaville Rd in Round Lake Beach
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 21 south of Rockland Rd in Libertyville
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 137 east of IL Rte 21 in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Deep Lake Rd north of IL Rte 173 in Antioch
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Washington St at US Hwy 41 in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on US Hwy 12 south of Molidor Rd in Volo

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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.

Woman Fatally Struck By Train In Highwood, Illinois

There was a fatal train accident in Highwood, Illinois this morning, October 7, 2014.

Details on the accident – especially its causes – appear limited at this time.

The Metra inbound train struck the pedestrian just before 8:00 a.m.

According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office, the woman was taken to Highland Park Hospital, where she was declared dead.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 7, 2014 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Metra UP North trains delayed, woman killed near Highwood” as well as the October 7 Highland Park Patch titled “Woman Fatally Struck by Metra Train in Highwood Tuesday Morning.”

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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.