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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 January 28, 2015

On January 28, 2015, in Lake County, Illinois various car accidents as well as other vehicle accidents occurred.  Additionally, various traffic safety hazards were reported.

Listed below are some of these Lake County crashes on January 28 and their locations, as well as traffic safety hazards.  This information is provided by the Lake County Passage system:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 12 at Bonner Rd in Wauconda
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound IL Rte 132 at IL Rte 21 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Grass Lake Rd east of Beck Rd in Lindenhurst
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 at O’Plaine Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 60 at Cedar Lake Rd in Round Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 132 at Hunt Club Rd in Gurnee
  • Debris on eastbound IL Rte 60 at IL Rte 21 in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 45 south of Rollins Rd in Third Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 22 east of Old Barrington Rd in North Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 12 at Old McHenry Rd in North Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Delany Rd at Old Grand Ave in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 60 west of Fairfield Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 south of Aptakisic Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Gossell Rd at Fairfield Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on US Hwy 12 at Molidor Rd in Volo
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on St Mary’s Rd at IL Rte 137
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 83 at Lake St in Antioch
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 12 north of Old Rand Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 176 west of Anderson Rd in Wauconda
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 132 at US Hwy 45
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound IL Rte 21 at Casey Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 132 at IL Rte 83 in Lake Villa
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound Washington St at Oplaine Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Rockland Rd east of IL Rte 21 in Green Oaks
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 137 at St Mary’s Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on Lewis Ave at Beach Rd in Waukegan
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound Washington St east of IL Rte 21 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Grass Lake Rd at IL Rte 83 in Lake Villa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Fairfield Rd south of IL Rte 60
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Gilmer Rd at Indian Creek Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Lake-Cook Rd west of Quentin Rd in Deer Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Oplaine Rd south of IL Rte 120 in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 45 north of Allanson Rd in Mundelein
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Green Bay Rd north of Sunset Ave in Beach 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.

“Head-on” Collision In Mundelein

There was a head-on collision between a Lake County Sheriff police car and another car today, January 22, 2015.

The accident happened at approximately 7:20 a.m., as a Lake County Sheriff deputy was driving west on Winchester Road, with lights and sirens activated.

An excerpt from the Lake County News-Sun article of January 22, 2015, titled “Head-on collision sends deputy sheriff into ditch in Mundelein” regarding the collision:

As the deputy weaved through the middle of both lanes and back into the right lane, a young man traveling east on Winchester Road panicked at the last minute when he saw the squad car approaching quickly, police said.

The man’s hasty response, Monahan said, was to swerve left. The high rate of speed and awkward point of impact caused the deputy’s car to spin almost 180 degrees before landing in a ditch, Monahan said.

Both cars involved in the collision had severe damage.  However, neither of the cars’ drivers had serious accident injuries.

The Sheriff’s deputy was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center for a medical check and treatment of accident injuries.

The man who swerved in front of the deputy’s car was charged with improper lane use as well as failure to yield to an approaching emergency vehicle.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the January 22 Trib Local Mundelein article titled “Head-on collision sends deputy into ditch 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 January 21, 2015

On January 21, 2015 there were various car accidents as well as other vehicle accidents in Lake County, Illinois.  Additionally, there were various traffic safety hazards.

Listed below are some of these Lake County crashes on January 21 and their locations within the county, as well as the traffic safety hazards.  This information is provided by the Lake County Passage notification system:

  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 132 at I-94 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 53 west of Old McHenry Rd in Buffalo Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 at Darrell Rd in Lakemoor
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Winchester Rd west of US Hwy 45 in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Old Rand Rd south of US Hwy 12 in Lake Zurich
  • Stalled vehicle on Washington St east of Cedar Lake Rd in Round Lake
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at Delany Rd at Wadsworth Rd in Wadsworth
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at Delany Rd at York House Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 132 east of Almond Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 22 at Riverwoods Rd in Lincolnshire
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 176 east of Bradley Rd in Lake Bluff
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at Delany Rd at Wadsworth Rd in Wadsworth
  • Stalled vehicle on North Amstutz at Sheridan Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on McAree Rd at Grand Ave in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 45 north of Edwards Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 132 westbound at I-94 in Gurnee
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at Quentin Rd north of IL Rte 22 in Hawthorn Woods
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Sayton Rd at US Hwy 12 in Fox Lake
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 132 at I-94 in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound US Hwy 41 at Stearns School Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Green Bay Rd south of Washington St in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound IL Rte 83 north of Arlington Heights Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 21 at Half Day Rd in Lincolnshire
  • Stalled vehicle on Lake-Cook Rd west of Deer Park Blvd in Deer Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 120 at Green Bay Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 120 at Oplaine Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound Washington St at Greenleaf St in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 45 north of Peterson Rd in Libertyville
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Lake-Cook Rd at IL Rte 53 in Long 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.

Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On January 14, 2015

On Wednesday (January 14, 2015) there were numerous Lake County, Illinois traffic accidents, other types of crashes, and traffic hazards.

If you are in an accident, there are various steps you should take to maximize potential compensation for your injuries and other harm that have occurred because of the accident.  Although vehicle accidents and the resulting accident injuries can be both physically and emotionally stressful – and, as such, you may 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 time-sensitive actions that should be taken.

As seen in the Lake County Passage system, below are various Lake County vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards that happened on January 14, 2015:

  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound Washington St west of Oplaine Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Rollins Rd at US Hwy 45 in Third Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Butterfield Rd north of Winchester Rd in Mundelein
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 60 at Peterson Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Washington St at US Hwy 41
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 134 past Nippersink Rd in Round Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Butterfield Rd south of IL Rte 137
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 41 south of IL Rte 60 in Lake Forest
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Cedar Lake Rd north of Washington St in Round Lake Beach
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 south of IL Rte 22 in North Barrington
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 173 west of Hunt Club Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Butterfield Rd south of IL Rte 176 in Libertyville
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 60 at Cedar Lake Rd in Round Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound IL Rte 22 at IL Rte 83 in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on O’Plaine Rd at IL Rte 120 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Washington St at IL Rte 21 in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on Greenleaf St at Washington St in Gurnee
  • Temporarily malfunctioning railroad crossing on Wadsworth Rd east of US Hwy 41 in Wadsworth
  • Stalled vehicle on Cedar Lake Rd south of IL Rte 120 in Round Lake
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 173 east of IL Rte 83 in Antioch
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 43 south of IL Rte 137 in North Chicago
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Nippersink Rd at Fish Lake Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Monaville Rd east of Cedar Lake Rd in Lake Villa
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Rollins Rd west of US Hwy 45 in Third Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 43 north of Martin Luther King Jr Dr in Waukegan
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Washington St west of Atkinson Rd in Grayslake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 41 south of IL Rte 173 in Wadsworth
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Washington St at Oplaine Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 132 west of Fuller Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 21 north of IL Rte 60 in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 22 east of IL Rte 83 in Long Grove
  • Temporarily malfunctioning signal at Gilmer Rd at Fremont Center Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound IL Rte 21 at Golf Rd in Libertyville
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 22 east of Krueger Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 83 north of Hook in Round Lake Beach
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Old McHenry Rd at Midlothian Rd in Hawthorn Woods

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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 January 7, 2015

On January 7, 2015 there were various car and other vehicle accidents in Lake County, Illinois, as well as traffic safety hazards.

Listed below are some of these Lake County crashes on January 7 and their locations within the county, as well as traffic safety hazards.  This information is provided by the Lake County Passage notification system:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 12 past Quentin Rd in Kildeer
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Fremont Center Rd south of Erhart Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 12 at State Park Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 41 south of IL Rte 120 in Park City
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 173 at Tiffany Ln in Antioch
  • Stalled vehicle on Fisher Rd north of Darrell Rd in Volo
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 north of Center St in Grayslake
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 176 at IL Rte 43 in Lake Bluff
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 21 south of IL Rte 60 in Mettawa
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 137 east of Oplaine Rd in Green Oaks
  • Temporarily malfunctioning railroad gates at IL Rte 176 east of Bradley Rd in Lake Bluff
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound Rollins Rd east of Drury Ln in Third Lake
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 22 west of Old Rand Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Winchester Rd west of Midlothian Rd in Mundelein
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound Lewis Ave north of Beach Rd in Beach Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Beach Rd at North Ave in Beach Park
  • Stalled vehicle on US Hwy 45 north of Washington St in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound Hunt Club Rd south of Gages Lake Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Hunt Club Rd north of Sand Lake Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound IL Rte 21 north of Casey Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 60 east of IL Rte 21 in Mettawa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Bonner Rd east of Garland Rd in Wauconda
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Hunt Club Rd at Milburn Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Lewis Ave at 21st St in Zion
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 west of Hainesville Rd in Grayslake
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Lake-Cook Rd west of Ela Rd in Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound IL Rte 137 at Butterfield Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 45 north of IL Rte 120 in Grayslake
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 173 west of IL Rte 59 in Antioch
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 21 south of Golf Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 12 south of Long Grove Rd in Deer Park
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 176 west of Hawley St
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 83 at IL Rte 132 in Lake Villa
  • Stalled vehicle on 14th St east of Green Bay Rd in North Chicago
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Hunt Club Rd north of Sand Lake Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Milburn Rd west of Hunt Club Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound Deerpath Dr south of IL Rte 60 in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 41 south of Deerpath in Lake Forest
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 at Atkinson Rd in Grayslake
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Washington St west of Oplaine 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.”

_____

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.