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“Chain-Reaction” Crash Near Barrington

There was a “chain-reaction” crash involving five vehicles this morning near Barrington.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m.  The accident happened on eastbound Route 14 in unincorporated Lake County.

The accident happened after one car, traveling eastbound on Route 14, hit another car that was stopped at 24th Street.

No serious injuries stemming from the accident were reported.

The crash remains under investigation.

Additional details concerning this crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 18, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Route 14 near Barrington reopens after five-vehicle crash” as well as the April 18 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Route 14 Near Barrington Reopens Following 5-Car Crash.”

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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.

Teenager Dies From Waukegan Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal Lake County motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon (October 10, 2015) in Waukegan.

Details on the fatal collision are somewhat limited, especially regarding the cause of the accident.

According to Waukegan Police, the accident happened at Jackson Street and Glen Rock Avenue.  Two cars and a motorcycle were involved.

The motorcyclist, later identified as Anthony Young, 17, of Zion, died following the accident.

An excerpt from the October 11, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “Motorcyclist killed in 3-vehicle Waukegan crash,” quoting Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip:

Police did not and don’t expect to issue any citations to the other drivers involved, Florip said.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article above, as well as the October 12 Grayslake Patch article titled “Lake County Teen Killed in Motorcycle Crash.”

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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.

Construction Work On Route 41 Between Gurnee And Highland Park

On June 30, 2015, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a press release titled “US 41 to have lane reductions from Gurnee to Highland Park.”

While it is difficult to know to what extent these lane reductions will impact traffic, it is common for any type of lane reduction or other similar impediment to have substantial impacts on travel times along Route 41.

Here is an excerpt from the press release:

In order to complete the work, US 41 will have daytime lane reductions and closures from Illinois Route 21 to Park Avenue West. The scope of work includes construction of shoulders, drainage and guardrail improvements, and traffic signal modernization.

The press release also mentions that motorists should be on the lookout for flaggers and construction workers and equipment within and around the work zones.  Of course, speed limits within the work zones will likely be reduced.

The project is scheduled to run through October, according to IDOT.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including IDOT as well as the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff article of July 1, 2015 titled “Construction on U.S. 41 to Cause Lane Reductions.”

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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.

Zion And Lake Zurich Vehicle Accidents

Among the various Lake County vehicle accidents on Monday (March 31, 2014) are two that were reported in the Lake County News-Sun.

One accident involved a vehicle striking a woman in Zion, Illinois.  This accident is discussed in the March 31, 2014 News-Sun article titled “Woman injured when struck by vehicle in Zion.”

Another accident involved a truck that struck a bridge in Lake Zurich.  This accident is discussed in the March 31 News-Sun article titled “Truck, crane crash into bridge in Lake Zurich.”

Additional details concerning these Lake County accidents can be seen in the above-referenced articles.

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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.