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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 Multi-Vehicle Accident On Route 41 In North Chicago

There was a fatal multi-vehicle (MVA) accident on Route 41 in North Chicago early Friday (April 21, 2017) morning.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  Reasons for the crash have not been publicly disclosed.

According to information provided by the North Chicago Police Department, the collision happened at approximately 1:58 a.m. in the northbound lanes north of Casimir Pulaski Drive.

It is unclear as to how many vehicles were involved.  However, according to at least one media source, the accident involved one or more vehicle rollovers.

The man who died was later identified as Eric M. Britton, 39, of Chicago.

Multiple people involved in the accident were taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of their accident injuries.

An excerpt from the April 21, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Route 41 closed in North Chicago following fatal crash“:

The North Chicago Police Department was investigating with assistance from the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team because of the “severity” of the accident, authorities said.

Additional details regarding this fatal Lake County car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the April 21 Daily Herald article titled “1 dead in North Chicago crash on Route 41.”

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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.

Man Dies Following Vehicle Rollover Accident Near Gurnee

There was a fatal single-vehicle accident early Monday morning (April 10, 2017) near Gurnee.

The crash resulted in the death of a 25-year-old man.

First responders were called to the accident at approximately 1:10 a.m.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the April 10, 2017 Grayslake Patch article titled “Driver Traveling at ‘High Rate of Speed’ in Fatal Crash Near Gurnee:  Police“:

The crash happened when a witness said a 2007 Buick Lucerne was traveling at a high rate of speed east on Route 120 when the driver, a 25-year-old man from Burlington, Wis., veered onto a ramp for eastbound Interstate 94 in unincorporated Waukegan at about 1:10 a.m., according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The driver lost control of his car, which rolled over.

During the vehicle rollover the driver was ejected from the vehicle.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Grayslake Patch article mentioned above as well as the April 10 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Wisconsin man dies after crash on Interstate 94 ramp outside 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.

“Head-On Collision” Involving Car And Semi Truck On Route 120 Near Round Lake

There was a “head-on collision” involving a car and semi truck Thursday afternoon (April 6, 2017) on Route 120 near Round Lake.

According to preliminary crash investigation findings by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened just before 2:00 p.m., as a 1998 Ford Contour was heading eastbound on Route 120 near Wilson Road.

At that time, for a currently undisclosed reason, the car “drifted” into the westbound lane and a collision occurred between the car and a semi truck.

The driver of the car, a 50-year-old woman from Lake Zurich, had to be extricated from the vehicle by the fire department.  She was then flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of her accident injuries.  She was reported to be in critical condition.

There was also a 16-year-old passenger in the car.  That person was also taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for medical treatment of accident injuries.  The passenger was reported to be in serious condition.

The driver of the truck, a 64-year-old man, was also hurt during the crash and his accident injuries were described as “minor injuries.”  He was taken to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center for medical treatment.

The traffic accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 6, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Driver critical after Round Lake-area crash” as well as the April 7 Grayslake Patch article titled “Woman in Critical Condition, Teen Injured in Head-On Crash With 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.

Accidents Involving Driver Drug Use

On this site there are many accidents in which the driver was driving while intoxicated by alcohol before getting into an accident.  Those Lake County accidents are summarized in posts found under the “DUI” category.

There are many indications that drivers who are driving while under the influence of drugs is increasing.  Drivers can be under the influence of many types of drugs.  Common drugs which these drivers have taken include heroin, cocaine, LSD, PCP and meth; however, there are many other types of drugs including other opioids and prescription drugs.  Other types of drug usage includes inhaling and sniffing chemicals.  One of the most notable Lake County fatal pedestrian accidents of recent years involved a driver who was “huffing” before the crash.

The Grayslake Patch article of April 3, 2017, titled “Overdosing Man Crashes Vehicle Near Gurnee:  Police” discusses a Saturday, April 1 crash in Gurnee.  The driver, a 23-year-old man, was in an accident and appear to have suffered a drug overdose.

An excerpt from the article:

A 23-year-old man who was suffering from an opioid overdose was found unresponsive in his vehicle after crashing near Gurnee over the weekend, police said.

Deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene of the crash in the area of Washington Street and White Oak Lane in unincorporated Gurnee at about 2 p.m. on Saturday, according to a news release.

Additional details can be seen in various media sources, including the Grayslake Patch 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.

Teenage Boy Dies After Vernon Hills Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal Lake County pedestrian accident Friday night (March 31, 2017) on Townline Road in Vernon Hills.

Details on the accident are somewhat limited at this time.

According to preliminary accident investigation findings provided by the Vernon Hills Police Department, the accident happened as a 13-year-old boy (identified as Adrian Marinez, of Mundelein) was crossing Townline Road west of Milwaukee Avenue.  At 9:55 p.m., he was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy from Mundelein.

Marinez was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, and then flown to Lutheran General Hospital, for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was pronounced dead at 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

This fatal traffic accident remains under investigation by the Vernon Hills Police Department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 1, 2017 Chicago Tribune article titled “13-year-old dies after being hit by vehicle in Vernon Hills” as well as the April 1 Daily Herald article titled “Teen pedestrian killed in Vernon Hills.”

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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.