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.

I-57 Motorcycle Accident In Jefferson County Injures Two People

There was a Southern Illinois motorcycle accident on Interstate 57 (I-57) in Jefferson County.   The accident involved a motorcycle loss of control in an area undergoing road construction.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened on northbound I-57 at approximately 11:00 a.m.  At that time, a motorcycle with passenger crashed.

An excerpt from thesouthern.com article of July 17, 2016, titled “Two from Indiana injured in motorcycle crash“:

William Hogan, 76, of Kokomo, Indiana, was northbound 11 a.m. on I57, near milepost 103, along with passenger Gladys Hogan, 72. The roadway is under construction and the lanes uneven. William Hogan lost control of the motorcycle on the uneven roadway and crashed into the guardrail.

Both were taken to Crossroads Hospital in Mount Vernon for treatment of their accident injuries.  William Hogan was later airlifted to a hospital in the St. Louis area.
Additional details regarding this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above as well as the wjbdradio.com article of July 18 titled “2 People Injured In I-57 wreck.”

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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 Motorcycle Collision In Bluford

A motorcyclist died after being hit by a SUV on Illinois Route 15 in Jefferson County on the night of July 4.  The accident happened in Bluford.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff Travis Allen, emergency responders were alerted to the crash at 9:18 p.m.  The crash involved a SUV and motorcycle at the intersection of Illinois Route 15 and Bluford Region Road.

At that time, the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 15.  As the Tahoe was cresting the hill at Legion Lane, the driver saw lights at the bottom of the hill and couldn’t stop the SUV before “rear-ending” a motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was identified as Gregory Bullard, 42, of Bluford.

An excerpt from the July 6, 2016 register-news.com article titled “Motorcycle accident claims life“:

Reports state Bullard was speaking when he was loaded into the ambulance, however, he passed away later in the evening while being transported to a St. Louis hospital.

The driver of the SUV, identified as Myles Tate, 20, of Belle Rive.  He was not injured during the crash.

Another excerpt from the register-news article:

Tate was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Additional details regarding this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the register-news.com article mentioned above, as well as the July 5 wsiltv.com article titled “One man killed in Jefferson 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.)

Fatal Motorcycle Collision Near Patoka

There was a fatal SUV-motorcycle crash near Patoka (Marion County) on Saturday morning (July 2, 2016) after which a motorcyclist died and the SUV’s driver was injured.  The accident happened on U.S. 51.

According to preliminary reports from the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened as two motorcycles were traveling northbound on U.S. 51.   At approximately 7:00 a.m., a southbound SUV crossed into their lane, and struck one motorcycle nearly “head-on.”

Two excerpts from the July 2, 2016 wjbdradio.com article titled “Driver of SUV Apparently Fell Asleep Before Hitting Motorcycle in Fatal Crash Near Patoka“:

The driver of an SUV has told State Police he fell asleep before colliding nearly head on with a motorcycle on U.S. 51 on the north edge of Patoka.

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The deputy coroner says Feezel was apparently on his way to work.  He was ticketed by state police for improper lane usage.

The motorcycle hit overturned and caught fire.  The motorcyclist was identified as Kevin Koenegstein, 47, of Odin.  He died from his accident injuries as he was being taken to  SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital.  He died from multiple internal injuries.

The other motorcyclist, identified as wife Mary Koenegstein, struck wreckage in the roadway but she was not injured.

After the collision, the SUV veered off of the roadway and rolled over.  The driver of the SUV was identified as Ryan Feezel, 20, of Brownstown.

The accident remains under investigation by the ISP and a traffic crash reconstruction has been performed.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wjbdradio.com article mentioned above as well as the July 2 x95radio.com article titled “Motorcycle crash near Patoka claims life of Salem business owner.”

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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.)

Motorcyclist Dies Following Collision With Car In Fairview Heights

There was a Southern Illinois motorcycle accident on June 22, 2016 in Fairview Heights after which the motorcyclist passed away from his accident injuries.

The car-motorcycle accident happened at Frank Scott Parkway and Sullivan Drive, which is also referred to as Union Hill Road.  The two vehicles involved in the crash were a Chevrolet Impala and BMW motorcycle.  The crash happened shortly before 5:00 p.m.

An excerpt from the June 27, 2016 bnd.com article (with video) titled “Fairview Heights motorcyclist succumbs to injuries after crash“:

Police said a preliminary investigation showed the driver of the Impala did not yield the right-of-way when making a left turn onto Sullivan Drive, also known as Union Hill Road, from Frank Scott Parkway. The driver, identified as Darriel Clayton, was cited for failing to yield, according to police.

The motorcyclist was identified as Jorge J. Marles, 32, of Fairview Heights.  He was initially taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, and then flown to St. Louis University Hospital.  He died on Thursday.

Clayton, of East St. Louis, was not injured in the crash, but as a precaution was also taken to Memorial Hospital.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the The Metro East Crash Assistance Team and the Fairview Heights Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above as well as the June 28 stltoday.com article titled “Motorcyclist dies of injuries in Fairview Heights 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.)

Fatal Motorcycle Collision In Mt. Vernon

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Sunday night (June 26, 2016) in Mt. Vernon.  The accident happened on exit 94 of Interstate 57.

The accident happened at approximately 8:00 p.m.

An excerpt from the wsiltv.com article of June 27, 2016, titled “Mt. Vernon man dead after motorcycle accident“:

Mt. Vernon Police Chief Chris Deichman says the preliminary investigation shows a semi driver pulled off the interstate at Exit 94, decided to re-enter the highway, and didn’t stop at the stop sign. He pulled into the path of a motorcycle driven by Donald Christopher Hopkins, 44.

Hopkins, of Mt. Vernon, died at the accident scene. The driver of the truck was cited for failure to yield.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wsiltv.com 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.)