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.

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.)

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.)

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Collinsville, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday (September 8, 2014) near Collinsville, Illinois.

This Madison County accident was first reported at 10:56 a.m., after a motorcyclist riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle lost control for an unknown reason, left the roadway, and crashed along the southbound entrance ramp of Interstate 255 from southbound Interstate 55/70.

The motorcyclist was identified as Robert K. Dicken, 56, of Springfield, Illinois.  He was declared dead at the accident scene at 12:08 p.m. by the Madison County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thetelegraph.com article of September 10, 2014 titled “Man dies in motorcycle accident near Collinsville” as well as the wics.com article of September 10 titled “Motorcycle Accident Kills Springfield Man.”

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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.)

I-57 Collision In Marion, Illinois

There was a Southern Illinois car accident this evening (September 1, 2014) on Interstate 57 (I-57) in Marion, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police, this Williamson County crash happened at approximately 6:55 p.m., and happened on the Interstate 57 entrance ramp at Illinois 13.

The collision involved a pickup truck, attempting to make a right turn onto the Interstate 57 southbound entrance ramp, colliding with a Ford pickup truck that was attempting to make a left-turn onto the ramp.  Both vehicles were traveling on Illinois 13 previous to the accident.

The collision between the vehicles resulted in the Chevy pickup truck overturning and landing upside down on the ramp.

The only person who was injured during this collision was a 61-year-old woman passenger in the Chevy.  She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.  Her injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The driver of the Chevy pickup truck, Douglad Goodman, 74, of Marion, was charged with failure to yield to merging traffic.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 1, 2014 thesouthern.com article titled “One injured in I-57 crash” as well as the September 1 wsiltv.com article titled “One Hurt When Truck Flips in Marion 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.)

Semi Truck Accident In Wayne County, Illinois

There was a truck accident in Wayne County (Southern Illinois) on Monday, August 25, 2014.  The accident involved a semi truck that went off the road and flipped onto its side after the driver tried to avoid hitting a deer.

According to the Illinois State Police, the truck accident happened on mile post 93 of westbound I-64 at approximately 2:25 p.m.

At that time, the truck’s driver, identified as Lisa Gail Franklin, 48, of Evansville, Indiana, said she swerved to avoid hitting a deer.

In swerving, the truck went off the road and toppled onto its side.

Lisa Franklin and a passenger were taken to a Mount Vernon hospital.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 25, 2014 kfvs12.com article titled “2 injured in crash involving deer on I-64 in Wayne County” as well as the August 25 wrul.com article titled “Two injured In Semi Rollover 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.) 

Two-Vehicle Accident On Illinois Route 15 Near St. Libory

There was a Southern Illinois vehicle accident Wednesday morning (August 13, 2014) on Illinois 15 near St. Libory.  This traffic collision involved a car and semi truck.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) this accident happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. as a 21-year-old woman from Marissa was driving her car south on Venedy Road.  She then apparently (according to at least one news source) tried to turn westbound onto Illinois 15, and in doing so pulled out in front of the semi truck.   The semi truck swerved to avoid hitting the car and landed in a ditch.

The driver of a semi-truck, said to be a 56-year-old man from Marissa, was critically injured during the accident and has been airlifted to a St. Louis hospital after being extracted from the truck.

An excerpt from the August 13, 2014 bnd.com article (with photos) titled “Semi driver critically injured in collision with car on Illinois 15“:

Debris was scattered for more than 100 yards and black tire marks for most of that distance followed the truck into the ditch. Most of the wreckage was so badly mangled that it was difficult to distinguish which vehicle the objects came from.

The driver of the car was transported for treatment at a hospital in Belleville. She was cited with failure to yield right of way.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois traffic accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the bnd.com article mentioned above, as well as the August 13 fox2now.com article (with photos) titled “Truck driver critically injured in crash on Illinois Route 15.”

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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.)