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.

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.)

Bicyclist Fatally Struck By Alleged Distracted Driver

One of the primary traffic safety hazards continues to be distracted driving.  While the dangers posed by distracted driving is applicable to all road users, among the most vulnerable to inattentive distracted drivers are those road users who are “harder to see.”  These “hard to see” road users include bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians.  Further adding to the danger is that the bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians don’t have the structural impact protection afforded by a vehicle, so any accidents are usually (highly) physically traumatic.  As seen on this site, many accident injuries to bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians are serious in nature, if not fatal.  For those injuries that do not lead to fatalities, often extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation is required, and semi-permanent and permanent impairments can occur.

A September 7, 2017 fatal bicycle accident in Washington County (Southern Illinois) is being attributed to alleged distracted driving.  The accident involved a bicyclist riding on Illinois 15 when he was fatally struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old female driver.

According to the Illinois State Police, the bicyclist was identified as David P. Weber, 63, of Venedy.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to Washington County Hospital.

An excerpt regarding the fatal collision, as seen in the stltoday.com article of September 11, 2017, titled “Bicyclist dies after being struck from behind by driver on cell phone, Illinois State Police say“:

The driver of the pickup truck was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, improper passing of a bicycle and illegal cell phone usage, police said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the stltoday.com article mentioned above as well as the September 8 bnd.com article titled “Police investigate fatal car accident near St. Libory, IL.”

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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.)

Wood River Motorcycle Accident Leads To Two Fatalities

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Sunday night (September 10, 2017) in Wood River.  As seen in many fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents, this accident appears to have involved a vehicle (in this case a minivan) turning left in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

According to police, the accident happened as a Kawasaki motorcycle (with passenger) was traveling westbound on Illinois 111.  The motorcycle was struck by a minivan (a Ford Winstar) that was traveling eastbound on Illinois 111 that was attempting to turn left left onto Charles Avenue.

The motorcyclist, identified as Bradley C. Wallace, 18, of South Roxana, was declared dead at Alton Memorial Hospital.  The passenger, Jonathan J. Marshal, 18, of Godfrey, was flown to a hospital in the St. Louis area, where he later died.

The driver of the 2003 Ford Windstar was identified as Robert Heaton, 81, from Wood River.

An excerpt regarding the motorcycle accident injuries, as seen in the September 11, 2017 bnd.com article titled “Teen killed in fatal motorcycle accident near Wood River, IL“:

Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn, who performed the autopsy, said Wallace died as a result of head and chest trauma.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Wood River Police Department and the Metro East Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above as well as the September 11 riverbender.com article titled “South Roxana man dies from head and chest injuries suffered in motorcycle-van 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 Cartersville Bicycle Accident

There was a fatal bicycle accident Thursday night (August 24, 2017) in Cartersville.

According to Cartersville Police, the accident scene was in the 5000 block of East Sycamore Road.  The accident involved a vehicle striking a bicycle at approximately 8:30 p.m.

An excerpt regarding the collision, from thesouthern.com article of August 25, 2017, titled “Coroner:  Bicyclist killed in vehicle crash was 59-year-old Kent Mann of Energy“:

Officers learned that Richard Bowen, 29, of Marion, was driving a vehicle westbound on Sycamore Road when he struck Mann, who was traveling eastbound on a bicycle. Mann was transported to an emergency room in Herrin and was pronounced dead just before 9 p.m., a short time after arriving at the hospital, Burke said.

The accident investigation, including an accident reconstruction, is ongoing.  As of August 25, 2017 no citations have been issued with regard to the accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above as well as the August 25 kfvs12.com article titled “Man from Energy, IL killed after being hit by a car.”

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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 Belleville Car-Motorcycle Accident

A motorcyclist and passenger died after being in a motorcycle collision with a car Thursday night (August 17, 2017) in Belleville.

According to Belleville Police, the collision occurred at approximately 8:49 p.m. at the intersection of South Belt West and State Street.  The collision involved a 2000 BMW 259R motorcycle and a Chevrolet Cruz car.

The motorcyclist, Mark D. Maedeker, of Mascoutah, and passenger, Ellen L. Womack, 60, of Fairview Heights, died following the accident.

An excerpt regarding the driver of the car, from the bnd.com article of August 18, 2017, titled “Two motorcyclists killed in killed in crash; car’s driver in custody“:

The other vehicle, a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz, was driven by a 23-year-old man who was treated at the scene, then taken into police custody for further investigation. His name was not released.

The accident reconstruction and investigation continues.

Those who may have information regarding this fatal crash are asked call the Belleville Police Department at 618-234-1212.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above as well as the August 18 fox2now.com article titled “Motorcycle driver, passenger killed in Belleville crash” and the bnd.com article of August 21 titled “Motorcycle crash victims identified as metro-east residents.”

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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.)