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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 August 20, 2014

On Wednesday (August 20, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and road and traffic hazards.

Below are some of these Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic hazards that occurred on August 20, as reported by Lake County Passage:

  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Butterfield Rd – Southbound, south of IL Rte 60 in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 173 at US Hwy 45
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound IL Rte 60 west of IL Rte 21 in Vernon Hills
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Washington St at IL Rte 21 in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on southbound I94 south of IL Rte 176 in Green Oaks
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on eastbound Grand Ave east of Hunt Club Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound Lewis Ave north of IL Rte 137 in North Chicago
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on IL Rte 176 at Bradley Rd in Green Oaks
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Lewis Ave north of Washington St in Waukegan
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Grand Ave at IL Rte 21 in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 21 north of IL Rte 176 in Libertyville
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on Fairfield Rd north of Rollins Rd in Lake Villa
  • Crash (i.e. vehicle accident) on northbound US Hwy 41 north of IL Rte 22 in Highland Park
  • Stalled vehicle on eastbound Grand Ave, east of Milwaukee Ave in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 59 south of Kelsey Rd in Lake 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.

Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 13, 2014

There were various Lake County, Illinois car accidents and other types of vehicle accidents on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  If you are involved in a such a vehicle accident, you should take steps to maximize your potential to receive compensation for your injuries.

While such Illinois vehicle accidents and any resulting injuries can be both physically and emotionally stressful, it is likely in your best interest to start receiving immediate counsel from a qualified Illinois car accident lawyer, as there are time-sensitive issues and various recommended actions you should take after having been in such an accident.

Below are various Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic hazards as reported on the Lake County Passage system for August 13, 2014:

  • Crash on Grand Ave at Rollins Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash on Green Bay Rd north of York House Rd in Beach Park
  • Stalled vehicle on US Hwy 12 at Brandenburg Rd in Volo
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound US Hwy 41 at IL132 in Gurnee
  • Crash on IL Rte 21 south of IL Rte 22 in Lincolnshire
  • Crash on Oplaine Rd north of Washington St in Gurnee
  • Vehicle fire on Washington St west of Almond Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash on Butterfield Rd south of Golf Rd in Mundelein
  • Crash on US Hwy 41 at Wadsworth Rd in Wadsworth
  • Stalled vehicle on Lake-Cook Rd at I-94
  • Crash on IL Rte 173 at Lake Ave
  • Malfunctioning railroad crossing at Winchester Rd west of US Hwy 45 in Libertyville
  • Crash on IL Rte 120 at Oplaine Rd in Waukegan
  • Crash on IL Rte 83 south of Aptakisic Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash on Munn Rd at Grand Ave in Lindenhurst
  • Crash on Midlothian Rd at IL Rte 60 in Mundelein
  • Vehicle fire on IL Rte 176 at IL Rte 83 in Mundelein
  • Crash on IL Rte 21 north of Washington St in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on northbound IL Rte 21 at IL Rte 176 in Libertyville

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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 August 6, 2014

On Wednesday (August 6, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents.  Also, various road hazards and other traffic hazards occurred.

Below are some of these Lake County, Illinois crashes and traffic safety hazards that occurred on August 6.  Their locations, as reported by the Lake County Passage service, is also indicated:

  • Stalled vehicle on southbound Fairfield Road, north of IL Rte 134 in Round Lake
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 60 at IL Rte 83 in Mundelein
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on State Park Rd at Grass Lake Rd in Fox Lake
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Wadsworth Rd west of Dilley’s Rd in Wadsworth
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on eastbound IL Rte 120 at Hunt Club Rd in Gurnee
  • Temporarily malfunctioning traffic signal on Rollins Rd east of Cedar Lake Rd in Round Lake Beach
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Dilley’s Rd south of Stearns School Rd in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 176 west of Roberts Rd in Island Lake
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on US Hwy 41 at West Park Ave in Highland Park
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on IL Rte 176 east of US Hwy 12 in Wauconda
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Grand Ave east of Deep Lake Rd in Lake Villa
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on southbound US Hwy 41 south of Westleigh Rd
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on westbound Grand Ave east of Hunt Club Rd in Gurnee
  • Stalled vehicle on IL Rte 173 west of IL Rte 83 in Antioch
  • Stalled vehicle on southbound US Hwy 41 south of Old Elm Rd in Highland Park
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on southbound US Hwy 41 at Westleigh Rd in Lake Forest
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on eastbound IL Rte 120 east of Knight in Waukegan
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on westbound IL Rte 22 at I-94 in Lincolnshire
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on US Hwy 45 north of Grand Ave
  • Stalled vehicle on westbound Washington St at Almond Rd in Gurnee
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on Lake-Cook Rd at Ela Rd in Deer Park
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on northbound I94 at Deerfield Rd.
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on northbound IL Rte 83 north of Port Clinton Rd in Long Grove
  • Crash (i.e. accident or wreck) on southbound US Hwy 41 at IL Rte 60 in Lake Forest

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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 Struck By Train In Round Lake Park, Illinois

There was a train accident involving a car getting hit by a Metra train early Saturday morning (August 2, 2014) in Round Lake Park.

Emergency responders were alerted to the accident at approximately 1:45 a.m.  The car was found in a ditch near the railroad tracks at Route 134 and Porter Drive.

The man had to be extricated from the car by the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Fox Lake firefighters.  The man, said to be 46 years old and from Gurnee, was rushed to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, and was said to be in critical condition.

An excerpt from the Lake County News-Sun article of August 2, 2014, titled “Gurnee man critically injured after car was struck by train” :

Alcohol was involved in the crash, according to the preliminary investigation conducted by the county’s Major Crash Assistance Team, Filenko said. It appears the driver was southeast-bound (he was coming from the Round Lake area and the Metra train was heading northwest.

As seen in the article, it appears that the driver attempted to go around railroad crossing gates before the car was struck by the train.

This Lake County train accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the August 2 CBS Chicago article titled “Driver Critically Injured After Car Struck By Metra Train.”

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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.