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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.

Rollover Accident On Skokie Valley Road In Highland Park

There was a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon (July 26, 2016) in Highland Park.  The rollover accident was reported to the Highland Park Police Department at 3:23 p.m.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The accident happened on Skokie Valley Road, north of Clavey Road.

Both drivers were taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries.  One driver was taken to Evanston Hospital, and the other driver was taken to Highland Park Hospital.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County rollover accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 26, 2016 Highland Park News article titled “Two drivers hospitalized after Highland 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.

Driver Dies Following Crash In Wadsworth

There was a fatal Lake County car accident Tuesday afternoon (July 19, 2016) in Wadsworth.  The accident involved a car that collided with a semi truck.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at approximately 1:30 p.m., as a Chevrolet Malibu was exiting eastbound Interstate 94 (I-94).  At that time, the car failed to yield as the truck headed west on Russell Road.  The car went partially under the semi’s trailer.

The driver of the car, currently identified only as a 54-year-old man from Wisconsin, was taken to United Hospital System in Kenosha for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was pronounced dead there.

This fatal crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details regarding this fatal accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 19, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Cops:  Driver dies after slamming car into semi near Wadsworth” as well as the July 20 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Man Killed After Driving Car Under Semi.”

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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 In Fox Lake Involving Pickup Truck And Multiple Motorcycles

There was a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon (July 16, 2016) in Fox Lake involving a pickup truck that struck motorcyclists.  The driver of the pickup truck died following the collision.

According to the Fox Lake Police Department, the accident happened on State Park Road, about a quarter mile north of Route 12.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the accident, which happened at approximately 3:00 p.m., involved a pickup truck traveling southbound on State Park Road crossing into the opposite (northbound) lane.  In doing so, the truck collided with two motorcycles.  The pickup truck then caught on fire.

A third motorcyclist with a passenger “laid down” his bike in order to avoid a collision.

The pickup truck driver died at the accident scene.  Six other people were hurt during the crash and taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries.   At least one person was said to be in critical condition.

This fatal Lake County accident remains under investigation by the Fox Lake Police as well as the  Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 16, 2016 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “Driver killed, six others injured in Fox Lake crash” as well as the July 16 Chicago Tribune article titled  “1 dead, 6 hurt after pickup truck hits motorcycles in Fox Lake 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.

Two Women Hit While In Crosswalk In Antioch

While, in theory, pedestrians who walk in crosswalks should be able to do so safely, in actuality there have been many Chicago area pedestrian accidents which have happened while pedestrians have been walking in crosswalks.

As well, various reports and statistics indicate that a significant number of pedestrian accidents happen while pedestrians are walking within crosswalks or otherwise crossing the street “with the light.”

A Lake County pedestrian accident happened on Thursday night, July 14, 2016 in Antioch.  The accident is discussed in the Daily Herald article of July 15, 2016, titled “Two pedestrians hit by truck in Antioch.”

As seen in the article, two women, ages 68 and 66, were hurt during the accident.  They were both taken to the hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.  One was in critical condition.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald 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.

Multi-Car Accident In Ingleside Injures Two Drivers

There was a multi-vehicle accident (MVA) early Wednesday (July 13, 2016) in Ingleside.  Two people were injured in the crash.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened as a westbound 2012 Chevrolet Impala hit two eastbound cars on Route 134/Big Hollow Road.

Details on the accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 13, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Investigation continues into three-car Ingleside 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.