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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 Villa Township Minivan Crash Causes Serious Injuries

A Lake Villa Township minivan crash on early Saturday (October 13, 2018) caused serious injuries to the van’s driver.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.  This accident appears to have involved a vehicle loss of control.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the October 13, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Serious Lake Villa Township Traffic Crash“:

On October 13, 2018, at approximately 1:15AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 39200 block of Route 45, Lake Villa Township, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Deputies arrived and located a 2003 Dodge Caravan with extensive damage and an ejected occupant.

Preliminary investigation shows the driver, a 43-year-old man, of Union Grove, Wisconsin, was traveling southbound on Route 45 north of West Grass Lake Road.  For an unknown reason the driver crossed into the northbound lanes of traffic, drove off the east side of the roadway, and into a ditch.  The Dodge rolled over and the driver was ejected.

The driver was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered to be serious in nature.

This Lake Villa Township minivan crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  According to the media release, the traffic crash investigation will determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake Villa Township minivan crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release 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.

Speeding In Lake County Including Highland Park Incidents

Speeding in Lake County continues to present a traffic safety hazard.  As discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page, statistics indicate that driving at excessive speed often contributes to or causes a driver to crash.  As well, driving at higher speeds often causes accident injuries to be much greater in severity.  This speeding often accompanies driver impairments such as driving while intoxicated by alcohol or driving while drug-impaired.

The Highland Park Patch article of October 1, 2018, titled “DUI Driver Was Speeding At Least 40 MPH Over Limit:  HP Blotter” mentions various alleged instances of speeding in Lake County.  As seen in the article, a number of incidents in Highland Park resulted in drivers being charged with DUI and other charges such as improper lane usage and running a red light.  Some of the drivers were cited for speeding as well; one was cited for driving at least 40 mph over the speed limit.

Additional details regarding these issues regarding speeding in Lake County can be seen in 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.

Pedestrian Accidents In Lake County And The Resulting Injuries

Pedestrian accidents in Lake County, as well as elsewhere, typically lead to a range of serious accident injuries.  When a person is hit by a vehicle, the person’s body is often subject to very strong and unnatural physical forces.  On this site, Lake County pedestrian accidents and the injuries they have caused are discussed on the “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page.  Individual pedestrian accidents in Lake County, many of which have resulted in fatalities, are summarized in posts found under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category.

One type of injury that can occur when a vehicle hits a person is a head injury.  As discussed on the “Head Injuries That Occur During Accidents” page, there are many types of brain injuries that can vary significantly in severity and impact on one’s health and vitality.  While some minor concussions can cause issues that may take a couple of weeks to recover from, other brain injuries can have much greater health impacts.  Many brain injuries that result from vehicle accidents have resulted in fatalities.  For non-fatal serious brain injuries, the adverse health impact can last for months, if not indefinitely.  Depending upon the type of brain injury, hospitalization, surgery, and/or significant amounts of physical and occupational rehabilitation may be required, as well as other forms of medical treatment and care.

On August 10, 2018 there was a Lindenhurst pedestrian accident involving a 5-year-old girl (Leah Dinchak.)  This accident was discussed in two posts, the latest being “Lindenhurst Pedestrian Accident Update Concerning Girl’s Injuries.”  In that August 23 post, her injuries and condition were discussed.

On October 10, 2018 NBC Chicago ran a segment (video and article) titled “‘Better Than Ever’:  5-Year-Old Girl Recovering After Van Accident Left Her In Coma” that provided additional information concerning Leah’s condition as well as her rehabilitation.  An upcoming benefit is also mentioned.

Two excerpts from the article:

Just two months ago Leah fell into a coma after she was hit by a van in Lindenhurst. She suffered brain swelling and an injury to her spine, yet not one broken bone.

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Stephany Kunzweiler, Leah’s physical therapist, is key to her progress.

“It’s almost as if she needs to relearn all of her motor skills again like she was when she was an infant,” Kunzweiler said.

Additional details regarding pedestrian accidents in Lake County, including Leah’s accident and subsequent recovery and rehabilitation, can be seen in 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.

Waukegan Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving “Hit & Run”

There was a Waukegan fatal pedestrian accident that was a “hit & run.”  The pedestrian’s body was found in downtown Waukegan early Friday (October 12, 2018) morning.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed.

An excerpt from the October 12, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Police investigating fatal hit-and-run in downtown Waukegan“:

Officers were called to the intersection of Washington and Genesee streets at 5:30 a.m. for a report of a person in the road, Waukegan Police said in a news release.

Police found a man in his 40s. He was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

This Waukegan fatal pedestrian accident remains under investigation.

An excerpt from the October 12, 2018 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Police launch hit-and-run investigation after man found dead in downtown Waukegan intersection“:

The police department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the incident as a hit-and-run, and police are asking anyone with information to call the Waukegan Police Department’s tip line at 847-360-9001.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Waukegan fatal pedestrian accident which was a “hit & run” can be seen in 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.

Driving While Drug-Impaired Leading To Illinois Accidents

Driving while drug-impaired continues to be a leading cause of accidents, including those accidents that involve injuries.

As seen in various Illinois accidents in which the driver was drug-impaired, many different types of drug use can cause driver impairment and the potential for an accident.  In addition to drug use, there is other types of impairment that can be caused by ingesting or inhaling chemicals.  Inhaling chemicals, often referred to as “huffing,” has caused at least one fatal Lake County vehicle accident.

Common drugs used by those driving while drug-impaired include marijuana, cocaine, meth, and heroin.  However, there are a broad range of drugs that typically are used.

There was a recent Illinois vehicle accident in Christian County which involved a collision between a bus and pickup truck.  Subsequent to the crash, the driver of the pickup truck was ticketed for driving under the influence of drugs.

The wandtv.com article (with video) of September 25, 2018, titled “Police:  Driver high on drugs runs into school bus” discusses the crash.

As seen the article, the crash involved a pickup truck “rear-ending” a stopped school bus that had its warning lights on.  No one was injured because of the collision.

An excerpt from the article:

The driver of the truck, 18-year-old Carter Flowers of Nokomis was ticketed for driving under the influence of drugs and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

A lit marijuana cigarette was found on the dashboard of the truck.

Additional details regarding these accidents involving driving while drug-impaired can be seen in 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.