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.

Lawsuits Filed Over Southern Illinois Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are often traumatic, and can cause a wide range of serious injuries.  Many of these injuries can have adverse long-term health implications, including short- and long-term physical impairments.  In many cases, physical and occupational rehabilitation may be required, as well as surgeries.  As there are many types of expenses and other compensation needs that are associated with pedestrian accident injuries, personal injury lawsuits are often filed following pedestrian accidents.

On this site, pedestrian accident injuries, especially those that occur in Southern Illinois, are further discussed on the “Southern Illinois Pedestrian Accidents” page.  Various topics – including what to do if you are struck by a vehicle – are covered.

An example of a recent pedestrian accident injury lawsuit is seen in the Madison Record article of October 27, 2016 titled “Pedestrian allegedly hit while crossing Main Street in Edwardsville.”  As seen in the article, a woman alleges that she was struck by a pickup truck while she was attempting to walk across Main Street.

An excerpt from the article, regarding injury claims made by the woman (plaintiff) in the lawsuit:

She claims she was severely injured, resulting in medical expenses, pain, loss of earning capacity and loss of ability to pursue further education.

Additional details can be seen in 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.)

“Hit & Run” Pedestrian Accident In Murphysboro

There was a pedestrian accident on Friday night (November 25, 2016) in Murphysboro.  The pedestrian accident was a “hit & run” accident involving two pedestrians.

The accident happened as two people were walking on the shoulder of Airport Road, near Bodkin Road.  At 7:19 p.m., a westbound vehicle struck the two people, and then the truck continued driving.

One of the pedestrians was taken to a hospital for treatment of accident injuries, and was later flown to a St. Louis Hospital.   The injuries were considered to be life-threatening in nature.

The vehicle that struck the pedestrians was described as either a 1997-2003 Ford F150 or Ford Expedition, with a missing passenger side mirror and likely damage to the front passenger-side headlight and/or turn signal.

Those with information concerning this hit & run accident are asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 687-3822.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois hit & run pedestrian accident can be found in a variety of media sources, including the November 28 The Southern article titled “One pedestrian injured in hit-and-run crash on Airport Road in Murphysboro” as well as the November 28 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “2 pedestrians hit by car in Murphysboro, IL; officials searching for driver.”

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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.)

Fatal SUV Rollover Crash In Johnson County, Illinois

There was a fatal car crash on Tuesday evening (November 22, 2016) in Johnson County.  According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened on Creal Road, at Parker City Road.

The ISP says that the accident happened at 6:40 p.m., and preliminary crash investigation results indicate that the accident involved a 2001 Ford Explorer that ran off the roadway, then rolled over several times.  The SUV then caught fire.

The crash investigation is ongoing.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Southern Illinois fatal car rollover accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 22, 2016 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “ISP investigating deadly crash in Johnson Co., IL” as well as the November 21 The Southern article titled “One dead in Johnson County crash.”

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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.)

Illinois Vehicle Collisions Involving Deer

On November 3, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a news release titled “Oh, Deer:  Potential Encounters to Rise in Coming Weeks.” (pdf)  The release speaks of deer-vehicle collisions in Illinois and features a variety of statistics.

Notable excerpts include:

Approximately 40 to 45 percent of crashes in Illinois involving deer in 2015 occurred in October, November, and December – with November being the highest-risk month. Almost 80 percent happened in rural environments, with nearly 75 percent of all crashes taking place at twilight or nighttime.
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Last year, there were 15,754 vehicle-deer crashes in Illinois, an increase of 2.5 percent from 2014. There were 15,206 crashes that resulted in damage to property or vehicles, up from the 14,854 in 2014. Injuries resulting from such crashes tallied 628 in 2015 versus 505 in 2014. The number of fatalities doubled, from four in 2014 to eight in 2015.
Also included in the news release were a listing of the Illinois counties in which the most deer-vehicle collisions occurred.  Madison County was the county in which the most collisions occurred, with 440.  Other Southern Illinois counties also were listed in the top 10.
Tips for avoiding deer collisions, as well as what to do if your vehicle strikes a deer, are also provided in the release.  On this site, accidents involving collisions with deer, as well as other tips for avoiding such accidents, can be seen in these deer collisions posts.

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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.)

3 People Critically Injured In West Frankfort Car-Motorcycle Accident

There was a car-motorcycle collision in West Frankfort on Saturday (November 5, 2016) in which three people on motorcycles were injured.

According to West Frankfort Police Chief Shawn Talluto, the crash happened at approximately 11:00 a.m., as a driver in a 2012 Buick sedan was traveling northbound on Route 37.  For an undisclosed reason, the Buick crossed the center line and struck a southbound motorcycle.

After this collision, the motorcycle hit another motorcycle.

Three people who were on the motorcycles were critically injured, and flown to a hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

An excerpt from the kfvs12.com article of November 5, 2016, titled “3 bikers seriously injured in crash in West Frankfort, IL“:

The crash is currently being investigated by West Frankfort Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department’s accident reconstruction unit.

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 wsiltv.com article (with video) titled “Three injured after crash north of West Frankfort.”

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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.)