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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 Antioch Township Motorcycle Accident July 13, 2018

There was a fatal Antioch Township motorcycle accident early Friday (July 13, 2018) morning.  Based on preliminary accident investigation findings, this Lake County motorcycle accident appears to have involved a motorcycle loss of control that involved the motorcycle leaving the roadway and crashing.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 13, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Department media release titled “Fatal Antioch Township Motorcycle Crash“:

On July 13, 2018, at approximately 5:15AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of West Grass Lake Road and Kathryn Drive, Antioch Township, for a report of a motorcycle down.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a 1999 Honda Motorcycle on the south side of the roadway.  After a brief search for the driver, he (an adult male of Lake Villa Township – identification pending notification of next of kin) was located in the tree line near the motorcycle, deceased.

According to the release, findings from the preliminary accident investigation of this fatal Antioch Township motorcycle accident indicates that it occurred as the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Grass Lake Road, just west of Kathryn Drive, when the bike left the roadway to the east.  After leaving the roadway, the motorcycle struck a tree and the motorcyclist was seriously injured.  It appears as if the reason for the apparent loss of control has yet to be determined.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Antioch Township motorcycle accident can be found 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.

Newport Township Motorcycle Accident Leads To Fatal Injuries

There was a fatal Newport Township motorcycle accident on Wednesday (July 11, 2018) afternoon.  A preliminary investigation indicates that the collision involved a Jeep making a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle, which is one of the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents.  As seen in many Illinois motorcycle accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, this type of motorcycle accident often leads to serious accident injuries, and in many cases leads to the motorcyclist (and passenger, if applicable) suffering fatal injuries.

The collision between a Jeep Compass and Yamaha motorcycle occurred at the intersection of North Kilbourne Road and Route 173.  Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the accident at approximately 2:15 p.m.

The motorcycle accident is discussed in the July 11, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Fatal Newport Township Car vs. Motorcycle Crash.”  An excerpt:

Preliminary investigation shows a 1999 Yamaha Motorcycle, driven by a male adult (positive identification pending), was traveling southbound on Kilbourne Road, approaching Route 173.  A 2008 Jeep Compass, driven by a 69-year-old female of Gurnee was traveling northbound on Kilbourne Road, also approaching Route 173.  The driver of the Jeep made a left turn at the intersection, in front of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle collided with the vehicle and the driver of the motorcycle was ejected.

The motorcyclist was injured and was pronounced dead after being taken to St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Pleasant Prairie, WI. The Jeep’s driver was not injured during the collision.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit is conducting the accident investigation of this Newport Township motorcycle accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Newport Township motorcycle 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.

Lake County Sheriff’s Duputy Was Involved In A Collision In Hainesville

A Lake County Sheriff’s Duputy was involved in a collision early Friday (June 29, 2018) morning in Hainesville.  One driver was injured as a result of the crash.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident involved a collision between the squad car and another vehicle.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the June 29, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Driver hurt in crash with Lake County Sheriff’s squad car in Hainesville“:

A deputy with the sheriff’s K-9 Unit was driving a squad car south on Hainseville Road about 4:40 a.m. when it was hit by a vehicle that was westbound on Washington Street, according to the sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli. The deputy was on his way to a missing person investigation in another village and the squad car’s emergency lights were on at the time.

The driver of the car that collided with the squad car was injured during the collision, and taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of accident injuries.  Those injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The Sheriff’s Duputy as well as the police dog were not injured.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Grayslake Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this incident in which a Lake County Sheriff’s Duputy was involved in a collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the 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.

Jogger Was Hit By A Car And Seriously Injured In Ela Township

A jogger was hit by a car this morning (June 28, 2018) in Ela Township.  The jogger was seriously injured.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a June 28, 2018 media release titled “Serious Ela Township Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash,” Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the accident scene at 7:35 a.m.  The accident scene was at Eagle Drive and West Arrowhead Drive.

An excerpt from the media release:

Preliminary investigation shows a vehicle (2011 BMW sedan) driven by a 61-year-old female of Fox Lake, was traveling northbound on Eagle Drive. It appears the jogger, a 70-year-old female of Ela Township, was jogging on the east side of the roadway. The vehicle struck the jogger on Eagle Drive just north of Arrowhead Drive.

The jogger was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the BMW is cooperating with the investigation.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County accident in which a jogger was hit by a car 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.

Warren Township Motorcycle-Car Collision Critically Injures Motorcyclist

There was a Lake County motorcycle-car collision on Monday (June 25, 2018) morning in Warren Township.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office (in a June 25, 2018 news release titled “Critical Warren Township Traffic Crash“) Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the accident scene, which was at Rollins Road and Route 45, at approximately 11:25 a.m.

An excerpt from the release:

Preliminary investigation shows the driver of a 2002 Kawasaki Motorcycle, an 18-year-old man of Lindenhurst, was traveling westbound on Rollins Road and attempted to make a left turn onto southbound Route 45. While turning, a 2007 Chrysler Sedan traveling eastbound, driven by a 19- year-old man of Round Lake, struck the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical injuries.

While the driver of the Chrysler was not injured, two passengers – an adult female as well as a minor – were taken to the hospital for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle-car collision 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.