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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.

Beach Park Corvette Crash Leads To Two People Being Injured

A Beach Park Corvette crash occurred early Monday (May 13, 2019) morning. A female passenger was critically injured and her condition was considered to be life-threatening in nature.

This Beach Park Corvette crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the May 13, 2019 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Critical Beach Park Traffic Crash.” As seen in the media release the accident scene was near North Sheridan Road and North Ganster Road.

An excerpt regarding this single-car crash:

Preliminary investigation shows the Chevrolet, driven by a 23-year-old male of Waukegan, was travelling southbound on Sheridan Road.  A witness reported the driver was travelling excessively fast.  As the vehicle traveled southbound, the driver lost control, crossed into the northbound lanes of traffic, and then drove off the roadway and struck a utility pole and several trees.  

The Corvette sustained substantial damage during this Beach Park car crash. A 27-year-old female passenger from Waukegan was found near the car. She was critically injured and flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of her injuries. Those injuries were considered to be life-threatening in nature.

The driver of the Corvette, a 23-year-old man, was taken to the hospital. His injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Beach Park Corvette crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above.

As discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page, driving at excessive speed greatly increases both the probability of crashing a vehicle as well as the probability of being seriously injured. Various statistics indicate the likelihood of fatalities occurring during accidents that involve high-speed driving.

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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.  

Beach Park Traffic Accident Involving A Car Leads To A Fatality

A Beach Park traffic accident led to a fatality early Sunday (May 12, 2019) morning. This Beach Park traffic accident was a single-vehicle crash. The reason for the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time; the accident remains under investigation.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Deputies were sent to the accident scene, which was in the area of Green Bay Road and Kenosha Road, at approximately 2:30 a.m. This Beach Park traffic accident involved a 2014 Nissan Altima that struck a building (the Benton Township Assessor’s building) at 40020 N. Green Bay Road.

An excerpt from the May 12, 2019 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Fatal Beach Park Traffic Crash“:

Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Nissan, a 36-year-old male of Chicago, was traveling southwest on Kenosha Road.  As the driver approached Green Bay Road (controlled by a stop sign), the driver didn’t stop, crossed Green Bay Road, struck an embankment, and then struck the Benton Township Assessor’s Office.  

A backseat passenger, a 23-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has yet to be publicly disclosed.

The driver of the Altima was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, with critical injuries that were considered to be life-threatening in nature.  The front seat passenger, identified as a 23-year-old male from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, was taken to Vista East Medical Center for medical treatment of injuries considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.  

This Beach Park traffic accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above as well as the May 12, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “1 killed, 2 injured in Beach Park 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.  

Lake Zurich Motorcycle Crash Involving Car And Motorcycle

A Lake Zurich motorcycle crash has resulted in the death of a Des Plaines firefighter.

Details regarding this Lake Zurich motorcycle crash, which happened on Sunday (April 21, 2019) morning, appear somewhat limited at this time. The cause of the accident is reported to be that another vehicle pulled out in front of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was identified as Paul Miller, a Des Plaines firefighter and paramedic, was critically injured in the collision.

An excerpt regarding this Lake Zurich motorcycle crash, from the April 23 Daily Herald article titled “Injured Des Plaines firefighter removed from life support“:

Hawthorn Woods police said officers responded to the crash at 10:07 a.m. Sunday in front of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School, 24500 N. Old McHenry Road. Police said Miller, 33, of McHenry, was unconscious when authorities arrived.

Miller was heading east on Old McHenry when a car driven by 77-year-old man from Englewood, Florida, turned left from the church lot and the collision occurred, according to police.

Police said Miller was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Both Miller and the car’s driver were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries following the collision. Miller was later taken off of life support.

The accident investigation continues.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake Zurich motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the April 23 Crystal Lake – Cary Patch article titled “Des Plaines Firefighter Taken Off Life Support.”

Motorists “not seeing” motorcycles continues to be a major traffic safety problem in Illinois as well as nationally. As seen in fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents, as well as those in Lake County (many of which have been summarized on this site in posts found under the “Motorcycle Accidents” category) this is a leading cause of collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles. These collisions, in which other drivers do “not see” motorcycles, often occur suddenly and can be very hard for the motorcyclist to predict and avoid.

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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.  

Truck Accident Results In Five People Being Critically Injured

Truck accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety problem in and around Lake County. On this site, many aspects of truck accidents – including statistics and the severity of accident injuries that typically during truck accidents – is further discussed on the “Truck Accidents” page. Also discussed on that page is the main reasons for truck accidents, many of which are the fault of the truck driver.

As mentioned on that page, often there is a significant need for injury compensation for those who have been injured during crashes involving trucks. This significant need is due to many factors, including the high cost of medical care as well as often-significant extent of injuries. Typically, those who have been hurt in such crashes that weren’t their fault file a personal injury lawsuit in order to receive accident compensation.

On Sunday (April 21, 2019) afternoon there was a truck accident on the Edens in which five people were critically injured. This wreck involved a semi truck colliding with four cars at approximately 2:17 p.m. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened on eastbound I-94 at mile marker 26.5, near South Pfingsten Road.

An excerpt concerning the incident, from the April 21, 2019 NBC Chicago article titled “5 Critically Hurt in Chain Reaction Crash on Edens“:

At least five people suffered life-threatening injuries after a semi-truck failed to stop and crashed into several vehicles on Interstate 94 Sunday afternoon. 

According to police, the vehicles were stopped because of heavy traffic on the roadway. The semi-trailer, driven by 23-year-odl Jeffrie Baker of Chicago, failed to yield to the traffic, slamming into multiple cars. 

Baker was issued a citation for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

This Edens truck accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the April 21 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “5 Critically Injured In 5-Vehicle Crash On Edens Expressway In Northbrook.”

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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 Villa Crash Results In Life-Threatening Injuries To Driver

A Lake Villa crash occurred on Tuesday (April 9, 2019) afternoon, which involved a “head-on collision.” The collision occurred at Route 83 and Townline Road, just to the south of Grass Lake Road. This Lake Villa crash resulted in one driver being injured with what were considered life-threatening injuries, and another driver also being injured and taken to the hospital.

The crash involved a pickup truck and a SUV. First responders began to go to the accident scene at approximately 12:48 p.m.

Details on the accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 9, 2019 Lake County News-Sun article titled “One seriously injured in Lake Villa head-on crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

Witnesses told investigators with the Lake Villa Police Department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team that the pickup was northbound and weaving when it ran into the southbound lane and stuck the SUV causing it to roll onto its side, according to a police statement.

The pickup truck driver sustained the life-threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV was also taken to the hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

An accident scene photo shows a rolled-over SUV and heavily damaged pickup truck.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake Villa crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

On this site, a discussion of various aspects of “head-on collisions” – including those that have occurred in Lake County and the severity of accident injuries that typically occurring in such crashes – can be seen on the “Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page. As can be seen on that page, these types of crashes can occur for a number of reasons. While some crashes occur when a driver crosses the center line and goes into opposing traffic, other such frontal collisions occur after a driver has been driving in the wrong direction, i.e. is a “wrong-way driver.”

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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.