Ingleside Car Rollover Accident Critically Injures Man

There was a car rollover accident Thursday morning (November 23, 2017) in Ingleside.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a November 23 media release titled “Critical Ingleside Traffic Crash,” Lake County Sheriff Deputies responded to the accident at 10:23 a.m.  The accident scene was in the vicinity of Route 134 and West Venetian Drive.  The preliminary accident investigation findings indicate that a 2016 Dodge Dart had been traveling eastbound on Route 134 at the time of the crash.  The crash occurred when the Dodge Dart first left the roadway, traveling onto the south shoulder, before the driver “overcorrected,” thereby crossing into the westbound lane and then driving off the roadway to the north.  After leaving the roadway the car rolled over.

The driver, currently only identified as a 33-year-old man from Round Lake, had to be extricated from the car.  He was then taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of critical injuries.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County car rollover accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above as well as the November 23 Daily Herald article titled “Round Lake man seriously injured in Ingleside 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.

IDOT Winter Driving Warning And Driver Safety Tips

Winter driving is becoming more of a concern given the change of seasons and various recent snow and ice accumulations.  Accidents have occurred, as seen in the various incidents including the “black ice” accidents that recently happened on the Dan Ryan Expressway and elsewhere in the Chicago area.

On November 20, 2017 the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a press release with regard to winter driving safety.  The press release is titled “Preparation is Key:  Winter Weather – Get it Together.”

Notable excerpts include:

Throughout the winter, especially during adverse conditions, motorists should practice basic
winter driving skills and build extra time into their schedules.

The press release offers numerous tips.  The first tip offered is to wear a seat belt.  On this site, the many safety benefits of wearing a seat belt are discussed on the “The Safety Benefits Of Wearing Seat Belts” page.

The other tips cover a range of actions.  Another tips is to watch for “black ice.”  Another excerpt from the press release:

“Winter weather causes extremely dangerous driving with black ice and white out conditions,”
said ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz. “Plan ahead by checking your windshield wipers, vehicle fluid
levels, proper tire inflation and tread depth. Remember to avoid unnecessary lane changes and as always, reduce your speed and increase following distances. Don’t crowd the plow. Give them room to work. A snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they may not see you.”

For those who are unaware of “black ice” and its characteristics and effects on winter driving,  “black ice” is a (very) thin coat of clear ice that forms over a road.  The thin coat of ice is hazardous for various reasons, including that the resulting roadway surface is very slippery, and the ice can be very difficult to see, especially at night.  In many instances a driver that drives over “black ice” will lose control of the vehicle which may lead to an accident with injuries.

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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 Accident Trends And Preventative Measures

Motor vehicle accident trends in Lake County, and measures taken to reduce accidents, is discussed in the November 13, 2017 Daily Herald article titled “How Lake County is trying to reduce fatalities, serious crashes.”

An excerpt from the article:

Safety strategies involve measures such as making curves more visible on rural highways, improving the line of sight at intersections without signals, and conducting campaigns to increase seat belt compliance and reduce speeding and impaired driving, Husak said.

In 2015, the most recent information available, there were 16 fatalities on local roads in Lake County and 20 more on state routes.

Also that year, 209 serious injuries were reported on local roads and 260 on state routes.

The number of traffic fatalities reported in 2015 was 50 percent higher and serious injuries about 17 percent higher than reported in 2012, according to information provided by Nelson.

Also, the article contains a pdf file in which various Lake County accident trends from years 2009-2015 are shown.   Bicyclist accidents (referred to as “pedalcyclist” accidents) and pedestrian accidents and injuries are included in these statistics.

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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 Accidents On November 10 Caused By Slick Roadways

There was light snowfall throughout the Chicago area on Friday (November 10, 2017).  The snowfall – the first of the season – along with cold conditions caused slippery conditions.  Many, if not most streets, were not plowed or salted.

Many car accidents occurred, including spinouts, cars leaving the roadway, and collisions with fixed objects.  Some of these accidents happened in Lake County.

An excerpt regarding the car accidents that occurred in Lake County and surrounding areas, from the wgntv.com article (with video) of November 10, 2017, titled “Slick conditions causes multiple accidents, closures in Chicago-area“:

In Northbrook, slick conditions led to multiple cars in a ditch on US-41 Skokie Highway’s southbound ramp to westbound Lake-Cook Road.

An overturned vehicle was reported on Route 53 North at Palatine Road.

Accidents were also reported in Bartlett at Naperville Road and Lake Street, as well as in Libertyville on I-94/I-294 southbound at IL-176/Rockland Road. The Libertyville crash has been moved to the shoulder.

Additional details and possible updates concerning the crashes can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the Chicago Sun-Times article of November 10 article titled “Lake effect snow showers cause driving woes, sends plows to streets.”

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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.

“Hit & Run” Accident Leads To Death Of Pedestrian

There was a fatal “hit & run” accident that led to the death of a pedestrian on Tuesday afternoon (November 7, 2017) in Zion.

According to Zion Police, the accident happened as a pedestrian was walking in the 200 block of Lewis Avenue at approximately 5:00 p.m. At that time she was struck by a northbound vehicle.

The pedestrian was identified as Latatia Shepard, 47, of Zion.

An excerpt regarding the accident, from the November 9 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Zion woman struck by vehicle, killed in hit-and-run“:

An autopsy Wednesday showed Shepard died of multiple traumatic injuries from being hit by the vehicle, according to Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper.

Those with information concerning this fatal hit & run accident are asked to call the Zion Police Department at 847-872- 8000 or the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the November 9 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman fatally struck by hit-and-run vehicle in Zion.”

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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.