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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 County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On July 30, 2014

On Wednesday (July 30, 2014) a variety of Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents occurred.  There were also various road hazards and other traffic hazards.

Below are some of these Lake County, Illinois crashes and other traffic safety hazards that occurred on July 30 as well as their locations, as reported by the Lake County Passage service:

  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 176 east of Bradley Rd in Lake Bluff
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on eastbound Rollins Rd at IL Rte 83 in Round Lake Beach
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 59 at Grand Ave
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Lake-Cook Rd west of US Hwy 12 in Deer Park
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 22 at Ela Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on eastbound IL Rte 60 east of Lakeview Pkwy in Vernon Hills
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 53 at Old Hicks Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Lake-Cook Rd at Buffalo Grove Rd in Buffalo Grove
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Butterfield Rd south of Golf Rd in Libertyville
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 120 west of Fisher Rd in Volo
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Lewis Ave north of Sunset Ave in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on northbound Butterfield Rd north of Allanson Rd in Mundelein
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 53 west of Old McHenry Rd in Long Grove
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 41 at West Park Ave in Highland Park
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on northbound US Hwy 45 north of Allanson Rd in Mundelein

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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 Waukegan

There was a fatal Lake County motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon (July 23, 2014) in Waukegan.

According to Waukegan Police, the motorcycle accident happened at approximately 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, as a motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Sunset Avenue.  As the motorcyclist got to the 3500 block of Sunset Avenue, his motorcycle was struck by a car that was pulling out of a driveway.

The motorcyclist was identified as Omar O. Chami, 23, of Chicago.  He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The driver was identified as Yolanda Delarosa, 32, of Waukegan.  According to Waukegan Police, she was cited for failure to yield and having no valid driver’s license.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the July 24, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Chicago motorcyclist killed by car in Waukegan” as well as the July 24 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Waukegan woman cited in motorcyclist’s death.”

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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 July 23, 2014

On Wednesday (July 23, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois car accidents and other types of vehicle accidents.  There were also a variety of road and traffic hazards.

As reported by the Lake County Passage system, here are some of these Lake County, Illinois crashes and other driving safety hazards that happened on July 23 and their location within Lake County:

  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 53 east of Old Hicks Rd in Long Grove
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound IL Rte 83 at IL Rte 53 in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 22 at I-94 in Lincolnshire
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on US Hwy 12 at Old McHenry Rd in North Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 53 west of Schaeffer Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on southbound IL Rte 83 north of IL Rte 22 in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on westbound Lake-Cook Rd past US Hwy 41 / Lake-Cook Rd Exit
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on eastbound Washington St east of Greenleaf St in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on eastbound Grand Ave at Green Bay Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on US Hwy 41 at Russell Rd / I-94
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on southbound IL Rte 21 at Aptakisic Rd in Lincolnshire
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 120 west of Darrell Rd in Lakemoor
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 12 at IL Rte 120 in Lakemoor
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 120 at IL Rte 83 in Grayslake
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on westbound Grand Ave at Oplaine Rd in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound IL Rte 22 at Riverwoods Rd in Lincolnshire
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Casey Rd at Almond Rd
  • Stalled vehicle on Hawley St at Chevy Chase Rd in Mundelein
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Sunset Ave west of Green Bay Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 173 at Grimm Rd in Antioch
  • Debris on the roadway at northbound Butterfield Rd north of Allanson Rd in Libertyville
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound IL Rte 83 north of IL Rte 22 in Long Grove
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Casey Rd at US Hwy 45 in Grayslake 
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 83 at Peterson 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.

The Importance Of Getting A Medical Check-Up After An Accident

Each post on this Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog has a link provided to an Elman Law Group reference document titled “Steps You Should Follow After An Auto Accident.”

One of these steps is “Get a medical check-up” :

We recommend that you and your passengers get a medical check-up following an automobile accident. Some injuries are not immediately apparent, and a physical performed by your physician or other qualified medical professional can check for injuries that went unnoticed right after the accident.

There are various reasons for following this recommendation.

A recent Illinois bicycle accident (in Aurora) underscores the importance of getting a timely and comprehensive medical examination after being involved in any vehicle accident – even if you think that you didn’t sustain any injuries during the accident.

The Aurora bicycle accident is featured in the July 18, 2014 Aurora Beacon-News article titled “Bicyclist realizes depth of injuries hours after Aurora crash.” As seen in the article, the bicyclist initially thought he didn’t get any injuries resulting from the accident, only to encounter health problems a few hours later. These health problems included difficulty breathing and vomiting blood.

An excerpt from the article concerning what happened next:

He was taken to the emergency room at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, where it was determined he had bleeding on his brain as well as possible internal bleeding.

Doctors transferred Owens to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for surgery.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this bicycle accident and its injuries can be seen in the Aurora Beacon-News 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.

Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On July 16, 2014

On Wednesday (July 16, 2014) various Lake County, Illinois car accidents and other types of vehicle accidents happened within the county.  Additionally, a variety of road and traffic hazards were present.

As reported by the Lake County Passage system, listed below are some of these Lake County, Illinois crashes and traffic safety hazards on July 16 as well as where they occurred:

  • Car fire on Butterfield Rd south of Winchester Rd in Libertyville
  • Temporarily malfunctioning traffic signal on Fremont Center Rd at Fremont School 
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 59 south of Petite Lake Rd
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Washington St at Hunt Club Rd in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound Delany Rd at Ryan Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Riverwoods Rd south of IL Rte 60 in Mettawa
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on US Hwy 41 south of Wadsworth Rd in Wadsworth
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Rollins Rd at US Hwy 45 in Third Lake
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on westbound Washington St west of US Hwy 41 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on US Hwy 14 at IL Rte 59 in Barrington 
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 137 at Butterfield Rd in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Midlothian Rd at IL Rte 60 in Mundelein
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 21 at IL Rte 120 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 59 north of US Hwy 14 in Barrington
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on southbound US Hwy 12 at Old Rand Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on US Hwy 12 at Lake Shore Dr

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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.