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.

“Drugged Driving” Alleged In Fatal Madison County Car Accident

While driving after drinking (i.e. drunk driving) continues to be a significant factor in many vehicle accidents, driving after taking drugs (also referred to as “drugged driving”) is also occurring on a frequent basis.  Statistics indicate that such “drugged driving” now is a substantial traffic safety hazard.  While there are many drugs – both legal as well as prescription – that can cause a driver to be impaired, common drugs seen in Illinois drug-related accidents include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and meth.  While these drugs can cause substantial impairment if used individually, if more than one drug is used (i.e. “mixed drug use”) the resulting impairment can be even greater.  As well, mixing drug use and the consumption of alcohol can also serve to heighten the level of impairment.

There have been many accidents – some involving fatalities – in Illinois in which the driver was impaired by drug use.  A recent fatal accident on Illinois 4 in Madison County has been attributed to a driver who was allegedly “high” on drugs at the time of the crash.

The accident as well as the charges faced by the driver is discussed on the December 6, 2017 bnd.com article titled “Man high on meth in crash killing Sorento IL woman.”  An excerpt from the article, which discusses the accident and charges against the allegedly impaired driver, Nicholas A. Raymer, 28:

During the crash on Illinois 4, which killed Laura Clark, Raymer was under the influence of methamphetamine and amphetamine, the charges allege. Clark was taken to Anderson Hospital, where she died just before midnight Aug. 17.

Additional details concerning the crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above.  Various aspects of “drugged driving” are further discussed on the “Car Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine the potential of a personal injury lawsuit.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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.)

Truck Collides With Seven Vehicles On I-55 Leading To Three Fatalities

There was a fatal accident Tuesday night (November 21, 2017) on Interstate 55 (I-55) south of Hamel.  The crash involved eight vehicles, with two people being killed in the crash and twelve people injured.  A third person later died from accident injuries.  The accident happened after a truck failed to slow down for traffic that had slowed due to construction that was happening south of the accident scene.  That truck then collided with the other vehicles.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m., in the southbound lanes of I-55 at the 27.5 mile post.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the stltoday.com article (with remembrances) of November 23, 2017, titled “Sisters from Staunton killed in I-55 crash when trucker plows into traffic“:

Several witnesses told investigators a southbound semi truck traveling an estimated 60 mph had struck seven vehicles, running over some of them, Trooper Calvin Dye said. Several patients had to be rescued from their vehicles after the crash.

Dye, the trooper, said he didn’t know specifics about which car was hit first. He said they were all heading the same direction. None of the vehicles was stopped or slowed in traffic before being struck, Dye said.

“This was probably the worst crash a lot of us on the scene have ever been on,” Dye said. “The number of cars. Everywhere you turned and looked, there was another smashed-in, totaled vehicle.”

The sisters that were killed in the crash were identified as Madisen N. Bertels, 17, and her sister Hailey Joann Bertels, 20, of Staunton. They were traveling in a 2010 Kia Forte at the time of the crash.

In addition to these fatalities, twelve people were also injured, with two of those injured being critically injured.  One of those injured, identified as Vivian Vu, age 19, of Joplin, Missouri, died on Thursday.

The truck driver, identified as a 53-year-old man, survived the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the November 22 bnd.com article (with video) titled “Staunton IL sisters killed in fatal car crash near Hamel IL” as well as the November 24 The Telegraph article titled “Separate I-55 accidents claim four lives; one in critical condition.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine the potential of a personal injury lawsuit.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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.)

“Head-On Collision” In Washington County Results In Three Fatalities

There was a car crash (a “head-on collision”) November 1, 2017 on Illinois Route 15 in Washington County in which three people died (i.e. a “triple-fatal” crash.)

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash was a “head-on collision” which happened after one SUV (a Jeep) crossed the center line and collided with another SUV, a Buick.

The crash happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Illinois Route 15 at Madison Road.

An excerpt from the kfvs12.com article of November 2, 2017 titled “3 killed in car crash in Washington County, IL“:

According to a release from the Illinois State Police, Patricia Smith, 67, of Louisville, Ill. was driving was on Illinois Route 15 at a high rate of speed.

Investigators said she crossed the center line as she was going into a curve and slammed head on into a car driven by Karen Lunte, 70, of Nashville, Ill.

Among those who died in the crash were Patricia Smith, Karen Lunte, and a passenger in Lunte’s car, identified as Diane Maschhoff, 65, of Hoyleton.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from thesouthern.com article of November 1, 2017 titled “Illinois 15 closed in Washington County IL after fatal crash“:

Police cited the cause as improper lane usage and driving too fast for the road conditions.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois “head-on collision” can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the sources mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine the potential of a personal injury lawsuit.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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.)

Pedestrian Accident In Collinsville Leads To Fatality

There was a fatal Southern Illinois pedestrian accident Saturday night (October 21, 2017) in Collinsville.

According to police, the crash happened as a pedestrian was walking along Illinois Route 159 near Tanglewood Parkway at approximately 11:30 p.m.  At that time, a Toyota Highlander hit the pedestrian.

An excerpt regarding the pedestrian accident, from the kmov.com article of October 22, 2017 titled “Driver arrested on DUI charges after pedestrian struck, killed in Collinsville“:

Authorities say they did arrest the driver on DUI charges along with other pending charges.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police (ISP).

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the article mentioned above as well as the October 23 Alton Daily News article titled “Fatal Accident In Collinsville.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine the potential of a personal injury lawsuit.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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.)

Jackson County Fatal Motorcycle Collision U.S. Highway 51

There was a fatal motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon (September 21, 2017) in Jackson County, Illinois.  The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and pickup truck on U.S. Highway 51.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the September 22, 2017 wsiltv.com article titled “1 dead in 2-vehicle crash“:

It happened Thursday at 3:36 p.m., just north of U.S. Highway 51., and Traux Traer Road.

Deputies say someone driving a pickup truck was heading south on U.S. 51 when they slowed down to turn into a driveway.

The driver of a motorcycle failed to yield, and rear-ended the truck.

The motorcyclist was declared dead at the accident scene.  The Jackson County Coroner identified him as Shaun A. Morgan, 40, of Tamaroa.  An autopsy revealed that he died of blunt force trauma due to the collision.

The accident investigation continues.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine the potential of a personal injury lawsuit.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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.)