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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 Wauconda Collision Along Route 12 Involving Two Cars

There was a fatal Wauconda collision Friday (March 15, 2019) night. The accident occurred along Route 12.

Police were called to the accident scene at 10:15 p.m. According to a news release from the Wauconda Police Department, the fatal Wauconda collision occurred when a southbound Hyundai Elantra crossed the center median and went into the northbound lanes. The car then collided with an oncoming Ford Focus.

The Ford Focus had four occupants; the 16-year-old female driver; two 14-year-olds and one 15-year-old. All of these four occupants were from McHenry.

The Elantra’s sole occupant was a 18-year-old man from Cary.

All of the occupants from both vehicles were hurt. The drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles. One of the 14-year-old passengers was taken to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital for medical treatment. The remaining vehicle occupants were taken to Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington for treatment of their accident injuries.

The 16-year-old female driver later passed away from her accident injuries. She was later identified as Danielle Thomas. She attended McHenry West High School.

This fatal Wauconda collision remains under investigation, and charges are reported to be pending.

Additional details regarding this fatal Wauconda collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 16 Daily Herald article titled “Teen killed in Wauconda crash” as well as the March 16 CBS Chicago article titled “16-Year-Old Dies, Four Teenagers Injured In Wauconda Car Accident.”

[Additional discussion regarding these types of collisions, in which one vehicle crosses a center line or median and collides with oncoming traffic, can be seen on the “Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page. As discussed on that page, there are many reasons as to why frontal and/or “head-on collisions” often lead to serious, and often life-threatening, accident injuries for all vehicle occupants. These accidents can occur for many reasons, including driver impairment caused by alcohol consumption and/or drug use as well as distracted 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.  

Fatal Libertyville Township Crash On Peterson Road

There was a fatal Libertyville Township crash Saturday (March 2, 2019) on Peterson Road near Route 137. The crash was a collision between a car and minivan.

As often discussed on this site, frontal collisions between two vehicles traveling in opposite directions (which can be “head-on collisions”) often lead to serious accident injuries, and in many cases fatalities to various vehicle occupants. In this fatal Libertyville Township crash, the driver of one of the vehicles passed away from his accident injuries, and two other people were injured and taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m., as a 21-year-old Waukegan man was driving a Mazda 6 westbound on Peterson Road. At that time, for a currently undetermined reason, there was an apparent loss of vehicle control and the car crossed the median and drove into oncoming traffic.

The Mazda struck an oncoming Toyota Sienna minivan that was driven by a 45-year-old woman by Johnsburg. There was also an 8-year child passenger in the car.

The man driving the Mazda was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead.

The woman and the child passenger in the minivan were also taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries. They were then released.

An autopsy is planned for the deceased driver of the Mazda, at which time his identity will be publicly disclosed.

This fatal Libertyville Township crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details regarding this fatal Lake County collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 2, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “21-year-old from Waukegan killed in Libertyville Township crash” as well as the March 2 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Waukegan man killed in crash, woman and child injured.”

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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.  

Unincorporated Cary Traffic Crash Seriously Injures Driver

An unincorporated Cary traffic crash occurred on the evening of February 28, 2019. This unincorporated traffic crash appears to have involved a loss of vehicle control, resulting in a SUV crashing into a tree.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a March 1, 2019 media release titled “Serious Unincorporated Cary Traffic Crash,” Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the accident scene at 10:50 p.m. The crash occurred in the vicinity of West Fox River Road and West Short Street.

An excerpt from the release:

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found a single-vehicle (2013 Toyota Highlander), which struck a tree.  The Toyota sustained significant damage and the driver, a 57-year-old man of McHenry, was entrapped inside the vehicle.  

Preliminary investigation shows the man was traveling eastbound on Fox River Road, when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  Due to the serious damage, it took over an hour for the man to be extricated from the vehicle. 

After extrication, the driver was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries. His injuries are considered to be serious in nature, although not life-threatening.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

The accident investigation of this unincorporated Cary traffic crash is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in various 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.  

Avon Township Crash At Rollins Road And Route 45

There was an Avon Township crash on Friday evening, February 22, 2019. This Avon Township crash happened at the intersection of Rollins Road and Route 45. The accident involved three vehicles.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Duputies were dispatched the accident scene at 6:40 p.m.

An excerpt from the media release from the February 23, 2019 Lake County Sheriff’s Office titled “Serious Avon Township Traffic Crash“:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by a 22-year-old man of Round Lake Beach was traveling eastbound on Rollins Road.  The traffic light for Rollins Road traffic at Route 45 was red.  The driver of the Chevrolet disobeyed the red light and entered the intersection, striking a northbound 2005 Honda Accord, driven by a 33-year-old man of Grayslake.  The Honda then struck a 2013 Subaru Legacy (which was stopped facing westbound on Rollins Road just east of the intersection), driven by a 54-year-old man of Third Lake.

During this Avon Township crash, the driver of the Chevrolet was ejected (thrown from) from his SUV.  He was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries. His injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.  

The driver of the Honda was also taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center for medical treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  

The occupants of the Subaru – the driver and a 16-year-old female passenger – were uninjured.

The accident investigation of this Avon Township crash is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County multi-vehicle accident 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.  

Drivers On Drugs And The Accident Injuries Involved

Drivers on drugs continues to be a major traffic safety issue. While there are many drugs that such drivers typically use before – or during – driving, among the most common are marijuana, cocaine, meth and heroin. Also, “huffing” and sniffing of chemicals sometimes occurs, which also can lead to serious levels of impairment and an inability to adequately control a vehicle.

Accidents caused by drivers on drugs have occurred throughout the Chicago area, including some in Lake County. As seen in these accidents, injuries are often serious in nature, and some are life-threatening and can lead to fatalities. In many of these accidents,

On this site, the subject of drug-impaired drivers is further discussed on the “Car Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page. As seen on that page, the level of impairment various significantly depending on many factors. However, if “mixed drug” use occurs and/or alcohol is consumed during the drug use, the level of impairment will likely increase, perhaps substantially. Also, many of this “drugged driving” involves speeding, which further can increase the odds of a serious accident occurring.

Recently, there have been two incidents alleging involving drivers on drugs. The first one is mentioned in a Highland Park Patch article of February 12, 2019. As seen in that article, the driver was arrested in Highland Park and charged with driving under the influence of drugs following a traffic stop.

In another incident, involving alleged multiple collisions in Riverside, the driver was charged after allegedly driving while on heroin. That accident is discussed in the February 3, 2019 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Police: Driver high on heroin during series of hit-and-run crashes in Riverside.”

Additional details regarding drivers on drugs and the serious accident injuries that can occur can be seen in the sources 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.