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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 North Chicago Crash Involving Car And Semi Truck

There was a fatal crash Friday afternoon (July 7, 2017) in North Chicago.

According to information provided by the Lake County Coroner’s Office, the crash happened at approximately 2:00 p.m. near the intersection of Waukegan Road and Buckley Road.

The crash involved a Nissan Rogue that struck the rear of a semi truck after the semi truck had stopped to turn onto Route 173 from Route 43 (Waukegan Road).

The driver of the Rogue, identified as Cristina Mier, 25, of Lake Forest, died at the accident scene.  Her 21-month son died after being taken to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

A 27-year-old passenger was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and was in good condition.

An excerpt from the July 11, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article (with remembrances) titled “Lake Forest mother, young son killed in crash with semi…“: 

North Chicago police and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team are investigating, according to the news release from Coroner Howard Cooper.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above as well as the July 11 Lake Forest Patch article titled “Lake Forest Mom And Toddler Killed In North Chicago 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.

Round Lake Beach Multi-Car Accident On July 4, 2017

There was a five-car collision Tuesday night (July 4, 2017) in Round Lake Beach.

According to information provided by the Round Lake Beach Police Department, the collisions occurred after the Village fireworks.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the Lake County News-Sun article of July 5, 2017, titled “Three injured in Round Lake Beach crash following Fourth of July fireworks display“:

But at the old Kmart parking lot on Rollins Road, where a large crowd had parked to take in the fireworks, a man in a pick-up truck slammed into the vehicle in front of his, then he put it in reverse and hit the vehicle behind him, driving that vehicle into another vehicle, said Deputy Chief Michael Scott of the Round Lake Beach Police Department.

The car then went forward again, and in doing so the vehicle in front of it into another car.

As a result of the five-car collision, three people were injured with injuries considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County car accident 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.

Car Drives Into Retention Pond In Round Lake Beach

There was a large amount of rain experienced through the Northern Chicago area Wednesday night (June 28, 2017).

An accident occurred in Round Lake Beach in which a car drove into a retention pond.  A woman and her three children were rescued from the car.

The accident is described in a various of media sources, including the June 30 Northwest Herald article titled “Three children, mother rescued from sinking car in Round Lake Beach retention pond” as well as the June 30 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Passerbys Save Woman, 3 Children From Car In Retention Pond.”

An excerpt from the Northwest Herald article:

Round Lake Beach Police Deputy Chief Michael Scott said that police responded to the parking lot at 906 E. Rollins Road at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday in Round Lake Beach.

Scott said, “Due to the large amount of rain, the retention area on the south side of the parking lot (between Rollins Road and the parking lot) had filled to the point where a driver thought it was a continuation of the parking lot.”

The car’s driver drove south through the parking lot and directly into the water.

The car reported sank quickly and filled with water.  Two people who were passing by the accident scene rescued the mother and her children.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two articles 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.

Fatal Waukegan Pedestrian Crash

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Sunday night (June 25, 2017) in Waukegan.

According to information provided by the Waukegan Police Department, the accident involved a southbound SUV hitting a man in the 200 block of North Green Bay Road.  The collision occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m.

The man, identified as a 39-year-old man from Grayslake, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of June 26, 2017, titled “Pedestrian fatally struck by SUV in Waukegan“:

Police said he was crossing the street when traffic was legally flowing. He was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

“It is possible that the darker colored clothing played a factor in the accident,” police said.

The driver of the SUV, identified as a 32-year-old woman from Waukegan, was not injured, nor were the four juvenile passengers in the SUV.

The traffic crash investigation is being conducted by the Waukegan Police Department’s Traffic Division.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the Lake County News-Sun article of June 26 titled “Pedestrian struck and killed by SUV on Green Bay Road 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.

North Barrington Bicycle Accident Resulting In Serious Injuries

For many reasons, bicycle accidents often result in serious accident injuries – and, at times, fatalities – and as such remain a traffic safety concern.  On this site, bicycle accidents in Lake County have been summarized in various posts in the “bicycle accidents” category, and various aspects of such accidents – including medical and legal issues – are further discussed in the “Lake County IL Bicycle Accidents” as well as the “Regarding A Bicycle Accident” page.  Additional important aspects of bicycle accidents – including impaired drivers and the threat they pose to bicyclists, as well as the importance of helmet use, are discussed on the “Bicycle Accidents – Impaired Drivers” and the “Bicycle Accidents And Helmet Use” pages.

On June 19, 2017 there was a bicycle accident in North Barrington from which a bicyclist was left with critical injuries.

An excerpt regarding the accident, from the June 19, 2017 Daily Herald article titled “Bicyclist struck by van in North Barrington“:

According to sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Covelli, a 19-year-old man from Crystal Lake was riding on a bicycle north on Biltmore Drive just after noon when he turned right onto Miller Road to head east. The preliminary investigation showed the bicyclist turned into a full-size work van driven by a 29-year-old man from Fox Lake that also was traveling east, Covelli said.

As a result of the crash, the bicyclist was left with serious injuries.  He was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of accident injuries.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

This Lake County bicycle accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the June 20 Lake Zurich Courier article titled “Bicyclist remains in critical condition after crash in North Barrington.”

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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.