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 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.)

Motorcycle Crash Near Flora Injures Rider

While not frequent in nature, there have been many Illinois motorcycle accidents in which deer have been involved.  On this site, several of these motorcycle-deer collisions have been summarized, including those that involve fatal injuries.

Early in the morning of Monday (August 14, 2017) there was a motorcycle crash in which a motorcyclist was seriously injured after he swerved to avoid a deer that was standing on the roadway.  According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident occurred on U.S. 50 two miles west of Flora.  The accident happened as the motorcycle was traveling westbound at 3:48 a.m.

The rider was identified as Jesse J. Henry, 50, of Olney.  He was ejected during the crash and taken to Clay County Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was then flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Additional details regarding this Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 14 herald-review.com article titled “Police:  Olney man injured in motorcycle accident” as well as the August 15 effinghamradio.com article titled “One Injured in Motorcycle Accident West of Flora.”

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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 Edwardsville Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday (August 4, 2017) in Edwardsville.  The accident involved a collision between a car and the motorcycle.

Details on the collision and its causes appear to be limited at this time.

The motorcycle accident happened at approximately 7:45 a.m. Friday morning at the intersection of Illinois 157 and Center Grove Road.

The motorcyclist was flown to St. Louis University Hospital, where he died Friday.  The rider was identified as Gary Cross, 67, of Edwardsville.

The occupants of the car, two teenagers, were not injured during the collision.

The fatal motorcycle accident is being investigated by Edwardsville Police 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 August 7 stltoday.com article titled “Owner of Edwardsville business killed in motorcycle crash” as well as the August 7 bnd.com article (with obituary information) titled “Edwardsville business owner dies in 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 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.)

Mascoutah Motorcycle-SUV Collision Critically Injures Motorcycle Passenger

There was a motorcycle-SUV collision Friday (August 4, 2017) in Mascoutah.  The collision occurred near Mascoutah High School.  The passenger on the motorcycle suffered critical injuries as a result of the collision.

An excerpt regarding the accident, as seen in the August 4, 2017 bnd.com article titled “Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after collision with SUV,” quoting Mascoutah Police Sergeant Kevin McGinnis :

A red SUV stopped at a stop sign on North County Road and pulled out, striking the side of a motorcycle going westbound on Illinois 77 with two passengers, McGinnis said. Neither the driver of the SUV nor the driver of the motorcycle was injured.

“Likely the driver of the SUV will be ticketed on one or more violations,” McGinnis said. “It’s still under investigation, but he is at fault.”

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.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.)

Illinois 4 Motorcycle Crash Severely Injures Motorcyclist

There was a motorcycle accident Sunday night (July 30, 2017) on Illinois 4 (just south of Interstate 64).  The motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries including severe head injuries.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened shortly before midnight.  The motorcyclist was identified as Jason Stillwell, 41, of New Baden.

An excerpt from the July 31, 2017 bnd.com article titled “New Baden man in critical condition after motorcycle crash“:

Stillwell was driving north around 11:40 p.m. just south of Interstate 64 when his motorcycle left the roadway, Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. said. A preliminary investigation indicated the man drove around a curve too fast, hit a curb and lost control of the vehicle, Dye said. Stillwell was thrown from the motorcycle.

Stillwell was not wearing a helmet, Dye said. He was taken by ambulance to Memorial East Hospital with severe head injuries. From Memorial East, he was flown to Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Additional details regarding this Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in various media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above and the August 5 bnd.com article titled “New Baden man still in critical condition nearly a week after motorcycle accident” as well as the August 5 stltoday.com article titled “Go Fund Me started for Metro East father, veteran critically injured in 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 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.)