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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.

Waukegan Township Pedestrian Accident Results In Fatality

There was a fatal Waukegan Township pedestrian accident Saturday (December 1, 2018) night.  The accident was a “hit & run” crash in which the driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian fled the accident scene.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, in a December 2, 2018 media release titled “Fatal Waukegan Township Hit-And-Run Traffic Crash” Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to the accident scene of this fatal Waukegan Township pedestrian accident at approximately 6:45 p.m.  The accident scene was in the area of West Crescent Avenue and Northern Avenue.

An excerpt from the media release:

Preliminary information shows a pedestrian, a 63-year-old man of Waukegan Township, was struck by a vehicle as he was walking on Crescent Avenue, just east of Northern Avenue.  The driver of the striking vehicle then fled the scene.  The man was located in the front yard of a residence in the 12400 block of West Crescent Avenue.  He was subsequently transported to Vista East Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

The deceased pedestrian was later identified as Robert Barron.  An autopsy revealed that he died from blunt force trauma injuries sustained during the accident.

This fatal Waukegan Township pedestrian accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Waukegan Township pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above as well as the December 2, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Pedestrian killed in Waukegan Township hit-and-run 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.

Blizzard Conditions Contribute To Many Lake County Crashes

Blizzard conditions throughout northern Illinois, including Lake County, have contributed to many car accidents throughout the county.  Snowfall began on Sunday, November 25 and continued overnight into Monday morning.

Throughout the county snowfall totals generally ranged from 6 to 10 inches.  However, making driving conditions especially problematical were blizzard conditions including high winds (gusts up to 60 mph) which at times contributed to whiteout conditions.  As well, ice was prevalent on road surfaces.

Among the types of accidents seen in the area during these blizzard conditions and afterward were many “slide-offs,” spinouts, and truck jackknifes.

There were many reported Lake County car accidents.  A review of county crash data shows that the accidents were distributed throughout Lake County.   So far, there have been no fatalities reported due to these crashes; injury information is not yet available.

Among the crashes included those on:

  • Eastbound IL Rte 22 at Quentin Rd in Kildeer
  • Sheridan Road at Greenwood Ave in Waukegan
  • US Hwy 41 south of IL Rte 173 in Wadsworth
  • US Hwy 12 north of Big Hollow Rd in Fox Lake
  • Northbound I-94 south of IL Rte 22 in Lake Forest
  • Long Grove Road east of US Hwy 12 in Long Grove
  • US Hwy 41 south of Wadsworth Road in Wadsworth
  • Northbound Quentin Road north of Cuba Rd in Lake Zurich
  • Northbound US Hwy 45 north of IL Rte 132
  • Northbound IL Rte 21 at IL Rte 120 in Gurnee
  • IL Rte 43 (Waukegan Road) at Everett Rd in Lake Forest
  • Buffalo Grove Road south of Aptakisic Road in Buffalo Grove
  • Southbound IL Rte 21 at Casey Road
  • US Hwy 45 north of IL Rte 132
  • Westbound Grand Ave west of McAree Road in Waukegan
  • Sheridan Road at 14th St in North Chicago
  • Southbound I94 south of Deerfield Rd in Deerfield
  • IL Rte 137 east of River Road in Green Oaks
  • IL Rte 21 at Golf Road in Libertyville
  • Southbound US Hwy 41 at IL Rte 137 in North Chicago

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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 Lindenhurst Pedestrian Accident On Route 45

There was a fatal Lindenhurst pedestrian accident Sunday (October 18, 2018) night.  The pedestrian, who was hit by a SUV, died at the accident scene.

Details regarding the accident appear to be somewhat limited at this time.

According to the Lindenhurst Police Department, this fatal Lindenhurst pedestrian accident happened as a pedestrian was attempting to cross Route 45 south of Sand Lake Road at approximately 5:25 p.m.  At that time, she was hit by a 2011 Nissan Rogue that was southbound on Route 45 at the time of the collision.  The pedestrian was later identified as Victoria Sowka, 61, of Lindenhurst.

The Nissan Rogue was being driven by a 38-year-old man.

An excerpt concerning this fatal Lindenhurst pedestrian accident, from the November 19 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Woman crossing Route 45 struck and killed in Lindenhurst“:

The Major Crash Assistance Team and the Lake County Coroner’s Office are assisting in the Lindenhurst police investigation. Police are asking that anyone with information on the incident call 847-356-5400.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lindenhurst pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the November 19 Grayslake Patch article titled “Pedestrian Dies in Lindenhurst Collision.”

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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.

Buffalo Grove Traffic Crash On Milwaukee Avenue Injures Four People

There was a serious Buffalo Grove traffic crash early Wednesday (November 7, 2018) evening.  Four people were injured during this Buffalo Grove traffic crash, which involved two vehicles colliding on Milwaukee Avenue.

This Buffalo Grove traffic crash happened at 5:02 p.m. on Milwaukee Avenue at Prague Avenue, which is just north of Lake Cook Road.

The cause of the collision has yet to be publicly disclosed.  However, as seen in an accident scene photo, the crash involved both vehicles being involved in a front collision that could have been a “head-on collision.”  The vehicles involved appear to be a SUV and pickup truck.

As a result of the collision, two people were trapped in vehicles, and had to be extricated.

The accident investigation continues.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Buffalo Grove traffic crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 8, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “2 trapped in vehicles after crash in Buffalo Grove” as well as the November 7 Daily Herald articel (with accident scene photo) titled “4 hospitalized after serious crash in Buffalo Grove.”

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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.

Fremont Township Car Accident Leads To Various Injuries

There was a Fremont Township car accident that occurred on November 1, 2018.  This Fremont Township crash resulted in multiple injuries, including people being both seriously and critically injured.

The crash happened at approximately 6:00 p.m., at Route 60/83 and Circle Drive South.

An excerpt regarding this Fremont Township car accident, from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release of November 2, 2018 titled “Critical Fremont Township Traffic Crash“:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2000 Ford Van driven by a 53-year-old male of Harwood Heights was attempting to make a left turn from Circle Drive onto southbound Route 60/83. The man made the left turn in front of a northbound 2010 Land Rover SUV, driven by a 35-year-old female of Mundelein. The front of the Land Rover struck the driver’s side of the Ford.

The driver of the Ford was critically injured and taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center. A 7-year-old female passenger and a 6-year-old female passenger in the Land Rover were also hurt and taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Fremont Township car 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.