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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.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Antioch

There was a Lake County fatal motorcycle accident early Wednesday morning (August 26, 2015) on Route 173 near Antioch.  The accident is considered a hit & run accident.

The accident happened at approximately 4:00 a.m., on Route 173 near North Linden Lane.

The motorcyclist was identified as Gregory Boyes, 50, of Antioch.  He died shortly after the crash.

Although the Lake County Sheriff’s Office initially thought that he lost control while attempting to make a turn, upon further investigation it was determined a second vehicle was involved in the crash.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., a woman from unincorporated Antioch, Leena A. Ultsch, 34, contracted police and said she collided with the motorcycle and left the scene without reporting the incident.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of August 27, 2015, titled “Prosecutors:  Antioch-area woman said she drank wine before fatal motorcycle crash“:

Ultsch told police she left the scene because she was scared, authorities said.

Additional details regarding this Lake County fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the August 27 Daily Herald article titled “Antioch woman charged in fatal hit-and-run” and the August 26, 2015 Chicago Tribune article (with pictures) titled “Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run crash with motorcycle.”

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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 Ingleside, Illinois Car Crash

There was a fatal Lake County car accident early this morning in Ingleside, Illinois.  Three people died at the accident scene.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, this fatal accident happened as a Kia Optima was traveling eastbound on Rollins Road, near Lake Shore Drive, at approximately 2:00 a.m.  At that time, for reasons currently unknown, the car left the roadway and hit a tree, at which point the car burst into flames.

Fox Lake Village Fire Department personnel found three dead people in the car.

The accident happened along an unlit part of the roadway in which there is a curve in the road, which may have contributed to the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 26, 2015 Lake County News-Sun article titled “3 dead in Lake County crash” as well as the August 26 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Officials:  3 killed in 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.

North Barrington Motorcycle Crash

There was a Lake County motorcycle crash early this morning (August 21, 2015) in North Barrington, Illinois.

According to police, the crash happened at approximately 12:20 a.m. as a motorcyclist was driving northbound in the 100 block of Clover Hill Lane.  At that time, the motorcycle hit a deer, and the motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle.  He then slid on the ground for approximately 40 feet.

The motorcyclist, identified as Daniel M. Shine, 29, of Lake Barrington, was taken, in critical condition, to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

An excerpt from the August 21, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “Lake Barrington man in critical condition after motorcycle hits deer“:

Shine has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. He is due in Waukegan court at 9 a.m. Oct. 7.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Technical Crash Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate, the news release said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the August 21 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Man Critically Injured in Motorcycle Crash Faces DUI Charge.”

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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.

Hit & Run Accident In Vernon Hills

There was a Lake County hit & run accident early Saturday morning (August 8, 2015) in Vernon Hills.

According to police, the accident involved a vehicle striking a pedestrian and then leaving the accident scene.  The accident happened at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, near Oakwood and Valley Roads.

The pedestrian, a 23-year-old resident of Vernon Hills, was able to seek help from a nearby residence, and was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center for treatment of accident injuries.   The injuries were described as being “serious” in nature.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of August 8, 2015, titled “Vernon Hills police searching for driver in hit-and-run crash“:

From analyzing debris found at the scene, police believe that the offending vehicle is a 1999-2005 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle should have front end damage, including to the lower front trim on the driver’s side. The color of the vehicle is not known.

Those who may have information concerning the accident are asked to contact Vernon Hills Police at (847) 247-4890 or to email pzimmerman@vhills.org.

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

Additional details regarding this Lake County hit & run accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the August 9, 2015 NBC Chicago article titled “Driver Sought in Vernon Hills Hit-and-Run That Seriously Injured Pedestrian.”

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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.

Motorcycle Accident In Ingleside

There was a Lake County motorcycle collision Saturday (August 1, 2015) in Ingleside, Illinois in which a motorcyclist was injured.

The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and Jeep on Route 59.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of August 2, 2015 titled “Motorcyclist in critical condition after Ingleside crash“:

According to Lake County Sheriff’s police, the motorcyclist was driving a 1985 Santee custom motorcycle eastbound on Route 59 approaching North Wilson Road and a westbound 2002 Jeep Liberty turned left at the intersection and struck the bike.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the motorcyclist was ejected from the bike during the accident.  He was taken to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

This motorcycle accident 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 Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the Chicago Tribune article of August 2 titled “Motorcyclist in critical condition following crash in Ingleside.”

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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.