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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.

Fatal Motorcycle Wreck In Wayne County

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Friday afternoon (July 24, 2015) in Wayne County, Illinois.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Illinois 15 (near Old Fairfield Road) when a westbound minivan attempted to make a turn in front of the motorcycle.   A collision occurred between the minivan and motorcycle, during which time the motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, identified as Richard D. Crane, 47, of Fairfield, was first taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was later airlifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

He died Friday evening at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

An excerpt from the July 27, 2015 Evansville Courier& Press article titled “Fairfield, Ill. man killed in motorcycle wreck“:

The driver of the van, Shana L. Smith, 27, of Fairfield, was also injured and taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital following the 2:20 p.m. accident.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office ticketed Smith for failure to yield the right of way.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 27 wfiwradio.com article headlines of July 27.

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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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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.)

Franklin County Fatal Collision

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Monday afternoon (July 20, 2015) in Franklin County, Illinois.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the accident involved an off-road motorcycle and a “four-wheeler” ATV.

The collision between the two vehicles happened at 4:25 p.m. at the intersection of Camp Hope Road and Kettemen Lane.

The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Zach Dungy, 13.  He was airlifted to a local hospital where he later died from his accident injuries.

The rider of the ATV, a 16-year-old male, was also taken to an area hospital.

The investigation into this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident is continuing.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article of July 21, 2015 titled “13-year-old killed in Franklin County motorcycle accident” as well as the July 21 wsiltv.com article (with video) titled “Franklin County Teen Dies After 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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 Franklin County

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Saturday night (July 18, 2015) in Franklin County.

Certain details regarding the fatal collision – especially its causes – appear limited at this time.

According to authorities, first responders received a call shortly after 9:00 p.m. regarding a collision between a tractor hauling a hay baler, and a motorcycle with a male rider and female passenger.

The accident happened just to the south of the Route 37 and Country Club Road intersection.

An excerpt from the kfvs12.com article (with video) of July 19, 2015 titled “1 dead, 1 airlifted after motorcycle accident in Franklin Co.“:

According to Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler, Officers found the male driver of the motorcycle with multiple injuries.

He was airlifted to an Evansville, Indiana hospital.

Leffler says the female passenger of the motorcycle was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident.

The tractor driver was not injured during the collision.

The Illinois State Police (ISP) are handling the accident investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article seen above, as well as the wpsdlocal6.com article titled “Woman dies in Saturday night southern Illinois motorcycle 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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 Crash Near Bremen

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Monday (July 13, 2015) in Randolph County.

The motorcyclist was found on Route 150, near Bremen.  He was found after being reported missing by his family.

The motorcyclist apparently was heading eastbound and lost control of the bike, at which point he veered off the roadway.

The Randolph County Coroner identified the motorcyclist as Christian L. Young, 22, of Steeleville.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 14, 2015 Randolph County Herald Tribune article titled “Steeleville man found dead after motorcycle 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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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.)

Belleville Motorcycle Accident Claims Two Lives

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Thursday night (July 9, 2015) in Belleville, Illinois.

The accident happened as a motorcyclist and passenger were riding west on North Belt West around 11:30 p.m.  At that time, they collided with a car that was backing out of the Church’s Chicken parking lot at 46th Street.

According to the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office, the motorcyclist and passenger were declared dead at the accident scene.

The motorcyclist was identified as  Lincoln R. Shaw, 28, of Granite City.  The passenger was identified as Brittany Johnson, 25, of East Carondolet.

An excerpt from the July 10, 2015 bnd.com article titled “Two die in motorcycle crash in Belleville,” quoting St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone:

Shaw and Johnson were ejected from the motorcycle after the collision and sustained fatal head and chest injuries, Stone said.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident remains under investigation.

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 July 10, 2015 kmov.com article (with video) titled “2 killed during late-night motorcycle crash in Belleville.”

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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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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.)