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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.

Buffalo Grove Single-Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures Driver

There was a Buffalo Grove single-vehicle crash early Thursday (August 16, 2018) morning, resulting in the driver being seriously injured.

Details on this Buffalo Grove single-vehicle crash appear to be somewhat limited at this time.

The crash involved a pickup truck – with a trailer – veering off of Route 22 between Buffalo Grove Road and Prairie Road shortly before 4:00 a.m.  It is not publicly disclosed what caused this apparent loss of vehicle control.  The pickup truck crashed into a utility pole, after which the truck caught fire.

The driver, identified only as a 35-year-old man from Elgin, was seriously injured and taken to the hospital for medical treatment.  His injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

As seen in accident scene photos –  such as that seen in the August 16, 2018 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “Driver seriously injured in Buffalo Grove crash” –  there was extensive damage to the truck.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Buffalo Grove single-vehicle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 16 Buffalo Grove Patch article titled “Truck Starts On Fire, 1 Seriously Injured In 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.

Lindenhurst Pedestrian Accident Critically Injures 5-Year-Old Girl

There was a Lindenhurst pedestrian accident Friday (August 10, 2018) evening in which a minivan hit a 5-year-old girl.  The girl remains in critical condition.

Details on this Lake County pedestrian accident appear somewhat limited at this time.  The cause of the accident is not clear.  The accident remains under investigation.

An excerpt concerning this Lindenhurst pedestrian accident, referencing Lindenhurst Police, from the August 13, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Authorities:  Child seriously injured in crash near Lindenhurst“:

The child was struck by a 2007 Dodge minivan as she was crossing Grand Avenue from Hillcrest Lane about 7 p.m., police Cmdr. Eric Senica said. She was with her mother at the time.

The girl was taken to the hospital by the Lake Villa Fire Protection District and remains in critical condition, Senica said. The 16-year-old driver of the minivan was not injured, he said.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lindenhurst Police Department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Those with information concerning this Lindenhurst pedestrian accident should call the Lindenhurst Police Department at (847) 356-5400.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County pedestrian accident that seriously injured a girl can be found in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 13 Lindenhurst Patch article titled “Young Child Hit By Minivan, Critically Injured:  Police.”

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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 Beach Park Traffic Accident Along Green Bay Road

There was a fatal Beach Park traffic accident early Friday (August 10, 2018) evening.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a media release titled “Critical Beach Park Crash,” deputies responded to the accident scene at approximately 6:04 p.m.

The accident scene was in the vicinity of Green Bay Road and Nemesis Avenue and involved a vehicle crossing the center line before colliding with an oncoming vehicle.

An excerpt from the media release:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2005 Dodge Durango, driven by a 20-year-old male of Park City, was traveling northbound on Green Bay Rd. The male crossed the double-yellow center lane divider and entered the southbound lane of traffic. The Dodge Durango struck a southbound 2014 Kia Forte, driven by a 26-year-old female of Zion. Also in the Kia were two juveniles, age 6 and age 8.

The driver of the Dodge was injured, and those injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.  That driver was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of those accident injuries.

The driver of the Kia was injured, and sustained critical, life-threatening injuries.  She was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for medical treatment. The 8-year-old was transported to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening injuries. The 6-year-old was initially transported to Condell, and then later flown to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where he remains with critical injuries.

According to the August 13, 2018 Grayslake Patch article titled “Mom Dead, 2 Young Kids In Critical After Lake Co. Crash,” the driver of the Kia (subsequently identified as Stephanie Rojas) died from her accident injuries on Sunday (August 12, 2018).  She was the mother of the two children passengers in the Kia.  Both of those children are in critical condition as of Monday (August 13, 2018) morning.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Beach Park traffic accident can be seen in the sources 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.

Mundelein Collision At Route 83 And Route 60 Injure Three People

There was a two-vehicle Mundelein collision Friday (August 10, 2018) morning.  The collision involved a Riverwoods police vehicle as well as another vehicle whose driver was subsequently charged with driving under the influence (DUI.)

According to Mundelein Police, this Mundelein collision happened on Route 83 at Route 60 before 7:00 a.m.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the August 10, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Authorities:  Drunk driver crashed into police officer’s vehicle“:

The police officer was driving a Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle with a female occupant north on Route 83 shortly before 7 a.m. when another car struck the vehicle, Mundelein police Sgt. Jason Seeley said.

The motorist had driven through a yellow traffic light while attempting to turn east on Route 60 from southbound Route 83, Seeley said.

The police officer from Riverwoods, the passenger in the police car, and the driver of the other vehicle were all injured during the collision and were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of their accident injuries.  All of the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Another excerpt from the article:

Derek J. Schwanebeck, 24, of the 2100 block of Hazelwood Drive in McHenry, was charged with driving under the influence and failure to yield turning left, police said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Mundelein collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 10 Deerfield Patch article titled “Police Officer, 2 Others Injured In Mundelein 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.

Multi-Car Lake County Accident Near North Barrington Involving Three Vehicles

There was a multi-car Lake County accident Sunday (July 29, 2018) in near North Barrington.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

An excerpt regarding this multi-car Lake County accident, from the July 30, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “One hospitalized after 3-vehicle crash near North Barrington“:

Paramedics transported one person to the hospital while eight others were released at the scene after a three-vehicle crash Sunday night at Route 59 and Sunset Lane in unincorporated Lake County near North Barrington.

According to fire officials, the crash was first reported at 7:52 p.m.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says that there were no major injuries resulting from this multi-car Lake County accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

The importance of getting a thorough medical check after an accident is further discussed in the “Important Reasons For Getting A Medical Exam After An Accident” page.  As discussed on that page, there are many reasons, including both medical and legal, as to why getting a thorough medical exam is warranted.

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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.