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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Elman Law Group, LLC 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 speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Fatal Car Collision In Centreville, Illinois

There was a fatal car accident in Centreville, Illinois late Wednesday night, October 22, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened at approximately 10:40 p.m., and involved a Centreville Police car and another car in the 5800 block of Bond Avenue.

The accident happened as the Centreville Police car was heading west on Bond Avenue, with its lights and sirens on, responding to a call.  When it attempted to pass a car that was making a left-hand turn into Touchette Hospital, the police car struck the other car, at which point the other car ran into a utility pole.

The driver of this other car was identified as Richard Hester, 30, of Caseyville.  He died of injuries sustained during the accident after being taken to the hospital.

The Centreville Police officer suffered minor injuries for which he was treated on the scene of the accident.

This Southern Illinois accident remains under investigation by the ISP.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 23, 2014 kmov.com article (with video) titled “One dead in officer-involved car accident in Centreville” as well as the October 24 bnd.com article titled “Deadly crash involving police car investigated.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Southern Illinois Bicycle Accident Lawsuit

A personal injury lawsuit has been filed regarding a Southern Illinois bicycle accident that happened in Mascoutah.

This bicycle accident happened in October 2012, and the lawsuit was filed in St. Clair County Circuit court on September 29.  The bicyclist (plaintiff) is Daniel Moseley, who claims that he was hurt after he was hit by a car driven by Julia Yoder (defendant.)

An excerpt from the Madison Record article of October 14, 2014, titled “Bicyclist sues after being hit by car in Mascoutah“:

According to the petition, Moseley was riding his bicycle north on North Jefferson Street in October 2012. As he neared the intersection of Grand Prairie View, Moseley claims he was hit from behind by a Pontiac Grand Am being driven by Yoder. Moseley says he was knocked off the road and thrown to the ground.

As further described in the article, the lawsuit claims negligence on the part of Yoder, and seeks compensation for various damages.

Additional details concerning this Southern Illinois personal injury lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Madison Record article mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

White County Motorcycle Accident

There was a motorcycle accident in Southern Illinois (White County) Saturday afternoon, October 4, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police, a motorcyclist was riding on County Road 1950 near Route 14 and lost control of the bike.  As he did so, he ran off the road and into a ditch.

The motorcyclist, identified as Alan Stratton, 27, was taken to a hospital in Evansville, IN for treatment of his injuries.

An excerpt from the kfvs12.com article of October 4, 2014 titled “Driver injured, charged after motorcycle crash in White County“:

Police then charged with Stratton with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article mentioned above as well as the October 5 courierpress.com article titled “Cyclist Hurt in White County, IL crash.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Murphysboro, Illinois Motorcycle Collision

There was a Southern Illinois motorcycle crash on Monday (September 29, 2014) in Murphysboro, Illinois.

This motorcycle accident happened on Highway 127 and Ava Road, and involved a collision between a motorcycle and car.

According to an initial investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the collision happened as the motorcyclist was riding a 2002 Harley Davidson north on Highway 127 when the bike was struck in the side by a car.

The motorcyclist, identified as William Beers, 62, of Collinsville, was taken to a Murphysboro hospital, and then flown to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of injuries.

The driver of the car was identified as Laurie Wallace, 53, of Pomona.  She was not injured during the collision.

Wallace was cited for failure to yield.

Additional details regarding this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in various media sources, including the September 29, 2014 kfvs12.com article titled “Motorcycle driver injured in crash with car in Murphysboro, IL” as well as the September 30 thesouthern.com article titled “Man injured in motorcycle crash.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Hamilton County Motorcycle Accident

There was a Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Saturday (September 27, 2014) in Hamilton County.

According to the Illinois State Police, this motorcycle accident happened at approximately 12:54 a.m. on Illinois 142, about one-quarter mile north of Hamilton County Road 200N.  At that time, the motorcyclist wasn’t able to negotiate a curve in the road.

The motorcycle, a Buell, went off the road and into a trees before overturning.

The motorcyclist, identified as Curtis L. Goolsby, 44, of Eldorado, was hospitalized with injuries described as “major.”

The motorcycle’s passenger, identified as Misty D. Yarber, 37, of Harrisburg, was flown to a Evansville, Indiana hospital with major injuries.

An excerpt from thesouthern.com article of September 28, 2014, titled “Motorcycle accident injures driver and passenger“:

Goolsby was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked and improper lane usage. An investigation is ongoing.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in thesouthern.com article mentioned above, as well as the September 29 dailyregister.com article titled “Motorcycle crash hurts Saline County pair.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Fatal Madison County, Illinois Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday (September 20, 2014) in Madison County near Highland, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the motorcycle accident happened at approximately 11:55 a.m. on Illinois 160 and Frey Road.  The accident happened as the motorcyclist, riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson FLH series motorcycle northbound on Illinois 160, was behind a grain truck.  The motorcyclist struck the back of the truck, although according to the truck driver the motorcyclist apparently lost control of the bike before doing so.

The motorcyclist was identified as John Kent Gelarden, 51, of Edwardsville.  He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland where he was pronounced dead at 12:21 p.m.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including theintelligencer.com article of September 22, 2014 titled “Edwardsville man killed in motorcycle accident” as well as the September 22 ksdk.com article titled “Police dispatcher killed in motorcycle accident.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Fatal Car Collision In Williamson County

There was a fatal Southern Illinois car accident Sunday night (September 21, 2014) in Williamson County, Illinois.

According to Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke, this fatal crash happened around 10:10 p.m., as the car was traveling south on Charleston Road.  For a currently unknown reason, the car ran off the road and collided with a tree.

One of the car’s occupants, identified as Shawn Phelps, 31, of Marion, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Another person in the car was airlifted from the accident scene to a St. Louis hospital in serious condition.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 22, 2014 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “1 killed, 1 seriously injured after car hits tree in Williamson County” as well as the September 22 thesouthern.com article titled “Marion man killed in single-vehicle crash.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Motorcycle Collides With Tractor In Johnson County, Illinois

There was a Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Sunday (September 21, 2014) in Johnson County, Illinois that left one person injured.

This motorcycle accident involved a collision between a tractor and motorcycle, with passenger, as both were traveling in the same direction on Illinois 37.

Further details regarding this motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including thesouthern.com article of September 22, 2014 titled “One injured in motorcycle crash.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Fatal Vehicle Rollover Accident In Washington County, Illinois

There was a fatal Southern Illinois car accident early Sunday morning (September 14, 2014) in Washington County.

According to the Washington County Coroner’s Office, this fatal car accident happened on westbound Darmstadt Road about a half-mile east of Washington County Line Road, when a driver ran off the north side of the road, and then over-corrected the steering and ran off the south side of the road.  In doing so, he struck a ditch and the vehicle flipped over several times.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jeremiah McGovern, 25, of New Athens.

McGovern was pronounced dead at 5:06 a.m.

An excerpt from the kfvs12.com article of September 14, 2014, titled “Man killed after crash in Washington County“:

The accident continues to be investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington County Coroner’s office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois vehicle accident can be seen in the kfvs12.com article mentioned above, as well as the September 15 thesouthern.com article titled “Washington County man dead in single-car accident.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Belleville, Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Wednesday (September 10, 2014) in Belleville, Illinois.

This motorcycle accident happened at approximately 4:10 p.m. on the Belleville campus of Southwestern Illinois College.  At that time, a motorcycle, with a motorcyclist and passenger, collided with a small pickup truck in the parking lot, at the intersection of East Campus Road and the road leading to the horticulture building.

Details regarding the cause of the motorcycle accident appear currently publicly unavailable.

The motorcyclist was declared dead at the accident scene.  The motorcycle passenger was flown via helicopter to a local hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck refused medical treatment.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article of September 10, 2014 titled “Motorcyclist dies in accident at SWIC in Belleville” as well as the September 11 ksdk.com article of September 11 titled “Man dies in SWIC motorcycle accident.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)