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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.

Two Men Charged With Street Racing Incident In Libertyville

Street racing and drag racing have caused or contributed to car accidents in Lake County.  Among the reasons that these racing activities are dangerous is that they are done at (very) high speeds, and often various traffic signals and other forms of traffic control are disregarded.  As well, the streets that are raced on are typically not designed for high-speed driving, and as such it can be easy for the driver to lose control of the speeding vehicle.

Various aspects of street racing, including Lake County accidents that have involved such speeding, is further discussed on the “Street Racing Accidents In Lake County” page.

Two men were arrested after alleged street racing in Libertyville.  The racing occurred on Milwaukee Avenue, early on the morning of June 19, 2018.

An excerpt regarding the street racing, from the June 19, 2018 Grayslake Patch article titled “2 Arrested For Drag Racing In Libertyville“:

Two suburban men face charges after they were allegedly caught drag racing down Milwaukee Avenue early Tuesday, police said. Authorities in Libertyville spotted two vehicles heading north on Milwaukee near Artaius Parkway at 2:30 a.m. and clocked one vehicle at 75 mph and the other at 78 mph. Both vehicles turned into X-Sport Fitness, 1163 South Milwaukee Avenue, where the drivers were questioned by police, according to a Libertyville Police Department report.

Among the charges the men face are driving at excessive speed and street racing.

Additional details regarding this Lake County street racing topic 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.

Bicycle Accident Injuries Characteristics And Consequences

For various reasons, bicycle accident injuries commonly occur during a crash.  As bicycling continues to grow in popularity both as a recreational activity as well as a method for commuting, there have been more miles traveled by bicycle.  As these miles increase, there is an increased possibility of bicycle accidents, especially given that many of these miles ridden are done so on roadways as well as busy paths.

Bicycle accidents have often been discussed on this site, as injuries resulting from such crashes are often serious in nature, and some lead to immediate fatalities.  As seen in bicycling accidents discussed on this site, there are a broad range of injuries that can occur if a bicyclist is injured in a crash.  Additional discussion of bicycle accidents – including common reasons for bicycle accidents, accident types, and types of injuries – are further discussed on the “Lake County IL Bicycle Accidents” and “Regarding A Bicycle Accident” pages.

As bicycle accidents often cause serious injuries that often require extensive medical treatment including hospitalization – and possibly other medical care such as surgeries and rehabilitation – medical costs directly resulting from bicycle accidents are often substantial.  As well, if the injuries cause a temporary or permanent inability to work, there may be other financial challenges due to the loss of income.

Due to the expenses and other hardships caused by bicycle accident injuries, many people who have been injured due to a bicycle accident choose to file a lawsuit if the accident was not their fault.

One bicycle accident that involved serious accident injuries is seen in the May 25, 2018 Lincolnshire Review, in an article titled “From ‘scary times’ to record times.” The article mentions a bicycle accident that involved Andrew Starykowicz, a professional triathlete.  The bicycle accident happened in August 2016.  In this case the bicyclist was hit and dragged by a truck.  An excerpt regarding the accident injuries that occurred:

Starykowicz, a Wauconda resident, was hospitalized with a slew of injuries: two fractured vertebrae, a compound fracture of his left leg, a severe concussion and numerous cuts and bruises.

Additional details and possible updates concerning bicycle accident injuries 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.

Fatal Lake County Pedestrian Accident In Antioch Township

There was a fatal Lake County pedestrian accident Saturday (June 9, 2018) night in Antioch Township.  The accident involved a vehicle hitting a man who was walking at the time of the accident.  After the collision, the driver left the accident scene (i.e. it was a “hit & run.”)

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a June 10, 2018 media release titled “Fatal Antioch Township Hit-And-Run,” Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the accident scene at approximately 9:30 p.m.  The accident happened in the area of West Grass Lake Road and North Sunset Drive.

An excerpt from the media release:

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found the male pedestrian on Grass Lake Road (on the north shoulder, approximately 500 feet east of Sunset Drive) critically injured.  The man was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced deceased.  The driver that struck the man fled the scene in the striking-vehicle, prior to the arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies.

The pedestrian was later identified as Brett Beckett, 52, of Antioch.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Those with information concerning the driver and/or the crash are asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or call Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County pedestrian accident 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.

The Motorcycle Left The Roadway During Antioch Township Crash

There was a motorcycle crash Monday (June 4, 2018) in which the motorcycle left the roadway in Antioch Township.   As previously mentioned on this site, there have been many Illinois motorcycle accidents in 2018 which have involved a loss of motorcycle control.  As discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page, a loss of control can happen for many different reasons.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in the June 5, 2018 media release titled “Critical Antioch Township Motorcycle Crash,” deputies responded to the motorcycle accident scene, which was in the 43000 block of North Trevor Road, at approximately 7:37 p.m.

An excerpt from the release:

Preliminary investigation shows a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by a 51-year-old Zion man, was southbound on North Trevor Road. For an unknown reason, the motorcycle left the roadway and went into a wooded area. The driver was not wearing a helmet and he was ejected from the motorcycle. The man was transported to St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Pleasant Prairies, Wisconsin, with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details regarding this Lake County crash in which the motorcycle left the roadway 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.

Driver Dies After Car Drove Into A Pond In Libertyville

A car drove into a pond Monday (June 4, 2018) evening in Libertyville.  The driver of a car later died.

Details regarding the incident are limited at this time.  It is unknown if the crash involved a loss of control as the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to Libertyville Police, the car was partially submerged in a pond near Route 45 and Northwind Boulevard.  The driver was later identified as Abner Abdiel Melgar-Barrientos, 36, of Round Lake Beach.

An excerpt regarding the fatal crash, from the June 5, 2018 Libertyville Review article titled “Driver dies after car pulled from pond near Route 45 in Libertyville“:

Dispatch first received calls at about 4:46 p.m. Monday. Several fire department rescue teams from throughout Lake County were requested in an effort to rescue the driver from the submerged car, according to the police statement.

The crash is being investigated by the Libertyville Police Department, the Lake County Coroner’s Office and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County crash in which a car drove into a pond can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the June 5 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Person dead after driving into pond 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.