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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 In Highland Park

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday night (April 24, 2015) in Highland Park.

Details on the motorcycle accident, and especially its causes, appear limited at this time.

According to Highland Park Police, the accident happened at approximately 7:00 p.m., as a motorcyclist was riding westbound on Walker Avenue, just north of Fort Sheridan Avenue.  At that time, the motorcycle collided with a passenger car heading northbound on Fort Sheridan Avenue.

The motorcyclist was taken to NorthShore Highland Park Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, and he was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m.  The man was identified as Nazar Petriv, 21, of Chicago.

The three people traveling in the car were not hurt during the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Additional information concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 25, 2015 Highland Park News article titled “Chicago motorcyclist killed in Highland Park accident” as well as April 25 Highland Park Patch article titled “Chicago Man Dies in Friday Night Motorcycle Accident in Highland Park.”

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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 County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On April 22, 2015

On Wednesday (April 22, 2015) in Lake County, Illinois numerous vehicle accidents and traffic hazards occurred.

Listed below are some of these Lake County vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards on April 22, 2015.  These crashes and hazards were reported by the Lake County Passage system:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound US Hwy 41 north of IL Rte 173 in Wadsworth
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Casey Rd west of Almond Rd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 176 at Bradley Rd in Green Oaks
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Nippersink Rd at Valley Lakes Blvd
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Old Grand Ave east of IL Rte 132 in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 137 at I-94 in the right lane
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Granada Blvd at IL Rte 132 in Lindenhurst
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 173 at Tiffany Ln in Antioch
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Casey Rd at IL Rte 137 in Grayslake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 59 north of IL Rte 132
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 north of IL Rte 60 in Lake Forest
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 134 west of IL Rte 120 in Round Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 east of Cedar Lake Rd in Round Lake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound Hunt Club Rd south of IL Rte 132 in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on Westleigh Rd east of US Hwy 41 in Lake Forest
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound IL Rte 60 west of St Mary’s Rd in Mettawa
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 41 north of West Park Ave in Highland Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Hainesville Rd at Rollins Rd in Round Lake Beach
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound IL Rte 43 north of Deerpath Rd in Lake Bluff
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on US Hwy 41 north of Wadsworth Rd in Wadsworth
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Wadsworth Rd east of Green Bay Rd in Beach Park
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 21 south of Rockland Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 83 at Monaville Rd in Round Lake Beach
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 east of US Hwy 45 in Grayslake
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on westbound IL Rte 132 at I94 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 120 at Atkinson Rd in Grayslake

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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 County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On April 15, 2015

On Wednesday (April 15, 2015) there were numerous Lake County (Illinois) car crashes and other vehicle accidents.  As well, a number of traffic hazards, including stalled vehicles, happened.

If you are hurt in a vehicle accident, there are various steps you should take to maximize the potential compensation for your accident injuries and other harm.  Although vehicle accidents and the resulting accident injuries are often physically and emotionally traumatic – and, as such, you may feel like delaying talking with an Illinois personal injury lawyer – it is likely best to start receiving immediate counsel from an Illinois car accident lawyer as there are a variety of time-sensitive steps, as well as other recommended actions, that you should take.

As provided by the Lake County Passage system, below are various Lake County vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards that happened throughout Lake County on April 15, 2015:

  • Crash on Alleghany Rd at Peterson Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 83 at North Ave in Antioch
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound IL Rte 120 west of I-94
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 12 north of Brandenburg Rd in Fox Lake
  • Crash on IL Rte 21 north of Lake Cook in Buffalo Grove
  • Crash on IL Rte 132 east of US Hwy 41 / IL Rte 132 in Gurnee
  • Crash on IL Rte 176 at Darrell Rd in Island Lake
  • Crash on IL Rte 60 at Fremont Center Rd
  • Crash on IL Rte 176 at Darrell Rd in Island Lake
  • Crash on IL Rte 120 at Atkinson Rd in Grayslake
  • Crash on northbound St Mary’s Rd at Rockland Rd in Green Oaks
  • Crash on northbound IL Rte 21 north of Rockland Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash on US Hwy 45 north of IL Rte 132
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 137 at IL Rte 43 in North Chicago

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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.

Delays at Route 41 and Old Elm Road

There has been a traffic safety issue at Route 41 and Old Elm Road in Lake Forest since Saturday, April 11, 2015.

At this busy intersection, which is usually controlled by stop lights, the intersection has been a four-way stop since April 11, 2015.

An excerpt from the April 11, 2015 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch:

The intersection of US 41 and Old Elm Street in Lake Forest will be a four-way flashing red stop until repairs are made after the traffic signal cabinet was hit by a car Saturday morning, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced.

As one can imagine, traffic delays have been high, with traffic from the north currently (April 13) backed up to Route 60, and high delays for traffic traveling in the other directions.

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

Gurnee Car Crash Injures Six People

There was a car accident Friday (April 10, 2015) in Gurnee after which six people were injured and taken to hospitals.

According to preliminary information, the accident involved a two-car collision in the eastbound lanes of Grand Avenue at Gurnee Mills Circle, after which one of the cars crossed into the westbound lanes, where it was then struck by two or three vehicles.

During the course of the accident, one of the cars flipped onto its side.

An excerpt from the April 10, 2015 Lake County News-Sun article (with video) titled “Five-car crash in Gurnee sends 6 to area hospitals“:

Gurnee rescue crews transported four of the injured people while ambulances from Lake Villa and Grayslake transported the other two. They were taken to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan or Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

According to Gurnee Police, it didn’t appears as if any of the crash injuries were life-threatening in nature.

Additional details and possible updates 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.