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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.

I-94 “Chain-Reaction” Crash In Gurnee

There was a multi-vehicle accident Monday afternoon (September 19, 2016) on Interstate 94 (westbound I-94) in Gurnee.  According to a preliminary investigation this “chain-reaction” happened after a semi truck didn’t slow fast enough and ran into a car.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 5:45 p.m., on the TriState at Grand Avenue (near mile marker 8.)  The “chain-reaction” crash involved six vehicles.

Two people had to be extricated from their vehicles.  In all, eight people were injured.

Although none of the accident injuries were considered to be life-threatening in nature, one of the people injured was said to be in critical condition.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 20, 2016 Lake County News-Sun article titled “State Police:  Semi started chain-reaction collision on Tri-State” as well as the September 19 Daily Herald article titled “Eight injured in tollway crash 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.”

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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.

DUI Charges In Antioch Fatal Motorcycle Crash

As seen in many motorcycle accident statistics, riding a motorcycle after drinking has led to many accidents.  These accidents have led to many serious as well as fatal injuries.  The topic of riding after drinking is further discussed on the “Illinois Motorcycle Riding After Drinking” page.

A motorcyclist (Gary L. Rogers, 46, of Wonder Lake) has been charged with DUI, as well as other charges, in relation to a July 4, 2016 motorcycle crash in Antioch after which the motorcycle passenger ( Traci L. Dotson, 45, of Wonder Lake) died from her accident injuries.

The motorcycle crash and charges are discussed in a variety of media sources, including the September 15, 2016 Lake County News-Sun article titled “DUI charges filed in 2 Antioch crashes, including fatal motorcycle wreck” as well as the September 15 Daily Herald article titled “Wonder Lake man accused of fatal DUI crash in Antioch.”

An excerpt from the Lake County News-Sun article concerning the crash:

According to a statement from Antioch police, Rogers was driving a motorcycle west on Route 173 about 1:55 p.m. when he attempted to turn left onto Route 59 and struck the curb of a concrete traffic light island, crashing the motorcycle.

Two excerpts from the Daily Herald article:

An investigation by Antioch police and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team determined Rogers was operating the motorcycle with a blood-alcohol level in excess of the .08 limit, authorities said.

also:

Rogers was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless homicide. If found guilty, he can be sentenced to a maximum of seven years in prison.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including 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.

SUV Collides With Semi In Round Lake

There was a two-vehicle accident Monday morning (September 12, 2016) in Round Lake.  The accident involved a SUV “rear-ending” a semi truck.

The accident is discussed in the September 12, 2016 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Five Round Lake High School students injured in crash.”

An excerpt from that article:

According to a police statement issued Monday afternoon, the collision occurred around 7 a.m. at Long Lake and Magna Drive, where the Dodge SUV ran into the back of a semi-truck turning into an equipment company.

Five minors were taken to the hospital for treatment of their accident injuries, which were considered to be “non-life-threatening” in nature.

A traffic accident investigation continues.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this collision 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.

Collision On Lake Cook Road In Long Grove

There was a traffic accident on Friday (September 2, 2016) in Long Grove.  The two-vehicle accident happened at Lake Cook Road and Hicks Road at 1:25 a.m.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened as a semi truck traveling westbound on Lake Cook Road, that was traveling slowly at or near the intersection with Hicks Road, was struck from behind (i.e. “rear-ended”) by a Volkswagon Golf.

The driver of the Golf had to be extricated by the Long Grove Fire Protection District and other firefighters, and then was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was in critical condition.

An excerpt from the Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article of September 2, 2016 titled “Crystal Lake Man in Critical Condition after Car Crash“:

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit are investigating the crash to determine if distraction, speed, drugs, alcohol, or other components played a factor in the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County traffic crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article mentioned above, as well as the September 2 Northwest Herald article titled “Crystal Lake man critically injured after Long Grove crash, officials say.”

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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 Single-Car Accident In Waukegan

There was a fatal car accident Thursday (August 25, 2016) night in Waukegan.  The accident involved a loss of control of the car.

According to Waukegan Police, the single-vehicle accident happened on Westmoreland Avenue at Crescent Avenue, as show below:

According to the Waukegan Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 11:00 p.m., as the car was heading southbound on Westmoreland Avenue.  The driver lost control of the car and the car struck a utility pole at Crescent Avenue.

The driver was identified as David C. Collins, 20, of North Chicago.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.  At the time of the crash, he was not wearing a seat belt.

An excerpt from the Lake County News-Sun article of August 26, 2016, titled “Driver killed when car strikes utility pole in Waukegan“:

The Waukegan Police Department’s Traffic Division is investigating the crash and believes that speed was a factor. More information about how fast the car was going at impact is expected to be learned next week when the car’s black box is downloaded.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal car collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the August 26 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Man, 20, killed in single-car crash in Waukegan.”

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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.