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.

Jury Verdict Regarding Wood River Accident Injury Case

There are many types of vehicle accidents as well as vehicle accident injuries.  These vehicle accidents have happened in various locations.  Occasionally, there have been Illinois vehicle accidents that have occurred in parking lots.

The December 10, 2014 Madison Record article titled “Madison County jury rules for plaintiff in Walmart parking lot injury” discusses a jury verdict regarding accident injuries that occurred in a parking lot in Wood River, Illinois.

The underlying accident happened at a Wood River Walmart on December 1, 2010.  The plaintiff in the case, in which the trial was held on December 8, was Charles Foster and the defendant was Jennifer Byrd.

An excerpt from the Madison Record article:

Foster claimed that he and his wife were walking through the parking lot of the Wood River Walmart toward the store entrance on Dec. 1, 2010, when Byrd struck him as she attempted to back her vehicle out of its parking space. Foster was knocked down.

Because of the accident, in addition to his severe injuries, Foster alleged that he suffered pain, lost wages, lost his enjoyment of life and experienced suffering and disability.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Madison Record 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 whether a personal injury lawsuit can be filed.

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 Illinois 159 Collision In Monroe County, Illinois

There was a fatal Southern Illinois vehicle collision Saturday night (January 10, 2015) on Illinois 159 near Hecker (Monroe County.)

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash was a head-on collision on Illinois 159 just south of Hecker.  The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., and happened when a northbound 2008 Chevy Aveo crossed the center line and went into the southbound lanes.  It then crashed into a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt.

It is unknown at this time as to what caused the driver of the Aveo to lose control and go into the opposing lane.

The driver of the Cobalt – identified as Abigail Liefer, 20, of Ruma, died during the collision, as did a passenger in her car,  Hannah M. Porter, 21, of Red Bud.  Another passenger in the Cobalt, Grace E. Richards, 20, was injured.  She was taken to a hospital for treatment of accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

According to the ISP, the driver of the Aveo, identified as Crystal Steinheimer, 21, of Red Bud, was ejected from the vehicle.

An excerpt from The Randolph County Herald Tribune article of January 12, 2015 titled “Monroe County wreck kills two“:

Steinheimer was flown to St. Louis University hospital with serious injuries. She was cited for improper lane usage and not wearing a seatbelt.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Randolph County Herald Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the January 12, 2015 bnd.com article titled “Police release names of women killed in crash on Illinois 159.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

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 I-55 Near Litchfield

There was a Southern Illinois vehicle accident Tuesday (December 30, 2014) on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Litchfield.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 11:15 a.m., as a woman was driving northbound.  At that time, for an unknown reason her car crossed the median and collided with a southbound truck.

The woman was airlifted from the scene and taken to a hospital in the St. Louis area for treatment of her accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Southern Illinois vehicle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 30, 2014 State Journal-Register article titled “Missouri woman injured in crash near Litchfield” as well as the December 31 kmov.com article titled “Woman airlifted after two-vehicle accident near Litchfield.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

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 “Head-On Collision” In Union County, Illinois

There was a fatal collision in Union County, Illinois near Anna on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened on Illinois Highway 146 near Locust Grove Road at 12:57 p.m.  The accident happened as a Toyota Yaris crossed into the opposite (eastbound) lane at the crest of a hill, and, and collided “head on” with a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, whose driver had attempted to swerve right to avoid the collision.

The driver of the Toyota Yaris, identified as Lenzie M. Johnson, 43, of Cape Girardeau was taken to Union County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  An 18-month-old boy, also in the car, was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital, where he later died.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze, identified as Liz (Richmond) Dickerman, 66, of Piedmont, had to be extricated from her car, and then she was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois “head-on collision” can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 14, 2014 Southeast Missourian article titled “Man, toddler killed in traffic crash” as well as the December December 17 Wayne County Journal-Banner article titled “Piedmont Woman Killed In Crash That Kills Man, Toddler.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

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 Fatal Car Accidents In Benton, Illinois

There was a fatal “head-on collision” on Friday night (December 12, 2014) in Benton that was followed by a second fatal crash.

The first collision occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Illinois 37 about two miles north of Yellow Banks Road.  For a currently undetermined reason, a “head-on collision” occurred between two vehicles.

The driver of one of the vehicles, identified as Nicholas Lee Doyle, 23, of Benton, died following the collision.  The female driver of the second car involved in the collision was airlifted to a St. Louis-area hospital, according to the Franklin County Coroner.

Following this crash, a man drove upon the accident site and swerved to avoid the vehicles.  In doing so, he lost control of his vehicle, and the vehicle left the roadway.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle and the vehicle landed on him, which caused his death, according to the Franklin County Coroner.

This driver was identified as Forrest R. Hudson, 42, of Benton.

There were no passengers in any of the three cars involved in these two car accidents.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 13 thesouthern.com article titled “Accidents take lives of two Benton men” as well as the December 13 kfvs12.com article titled “Coroner:  2 killed in 2 separate crashes in Franklin County.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

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 Crash On Illinois 15 In Belleville, Illinois

There was a Southern Illinois fatal car accident Friday night (December 12, 2014) in Belleville, Illinois.

Details regarding this fatal crash – especially its causes – appear limited at this time.

According to Belleville Police, witness accounts indicate a car driving east on Illinois Route 15 suddenly veered off the road to the right and struck a tree in the 3700 block of Route 15, near Belleville West Parkway.  The accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The driver, identified as Alicia E. McClain, 27, of Belleville, was declared dead at the accident scene.

This Southern Illinois accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 13, 2014 stltoday.com article titled “Woman killed in single-car crash in Belleville” as well as the December 13 bnd.com article titled “Belleville woman dies in Illinois 15 crash.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial 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.)

Car Crash In Edwardsville Injures Three People

There was a car crash this afternoon (November 22, 2014) in Edwardsville, Illinois.

According to the Edwardsville Police Department, the accident involved a collision between a small sedan and full-size SUV, at the intersection of Governor’s Parkway and Plum Road.

Three people in the sedan were injured; two were airlifted to a St. Louis hospital with accident injuries that were described as “serious” and the third injured occupant of the car was taken to Anderson Hospital.

An excerpt from the November 22, 2014 bnd.com article titled “Three hospitalized after Edwardsville car crash“:

The passengers in the SUV were not injured, Whitaker said. While the crash is still under investigation, he said it appeared that the sedan may have turned in front of the SUV. No citations were issued at the scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial 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.)

Bicyclist Dies After Accident In Carbondale, Illinois

There was a fatal bicycle accident on Friday, November 14, 2014, in Carbondale, Illinois.

The accident happened as a bicyclist was riding along Old Route 13 Friday afternoon, when police say that a driver went off the road and hit the bicyclist.

The bicyclist was identified as Matthew Dierker, 33, of Carbondale.  He died from his accident injuries on Saturday, after being taken to a St. Louis hospital.

The driver who police say hit Dierker was identified as Seth Loyd, 22.

An excerpt from the November 17 thesouthern.com article titled “Musician killed in bicycle accident“:

Loyd has been charged with seven counts, including reckless homicide and aggravated DUI. He is in custody at Jackson County Jail, awaiting a Dec. 11 preliminary hearing.

This Southern Illinois bicycle accident remains under investigation.  Those with information are asked to call Carbondale Police at 618-457-3200.

Additional details, possible updates, and remembrances can be seen in a variety of media sources including thesouthern.com article mentioned above, as well as the November 17 wsiltv.com article (with video) titled “Fatal Bike Accident in Carbondale.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial 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.)

Lawsuit Ruling Concerning Granite City Crash

There has been a summary judgment ruling regarding a Madison County Circuit Court lawsuit involving a collision in Granite City between two vehicles, one of which was driven by an EMT.

The lawsuit is summarized in the November 13, 2014 Madison Record article titled “EMT not liable for third party’s auto accident injuries; Mudge enters summary judgment for US Steel and driver.”

An excerpt from the article:

Plaintiff Charles Martin sued last December, claiming he was driving a 2007 Pontiac Montana east on Illinois Route 203 in Granite City and was traveling through a green light when Smith, who was driving south on 20th Street, drove through a red light. Smith struck Martin’s vehicle, resulting in Martin’s right foot injuries, as well as mental pain and anguish, according to the lawsuit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 13 Madison Record article mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial 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.)

Williamson County Crash Leads To Death Of Motorcyclist

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Monday (November 10, 2014) in Williamson County.

The accident happened at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Stotlar Road, near the intersection with Reed Cemetary Road.

According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened when the motorcycle was traveling westbound at Stotlar Road.  It was then hit from behind by a 2012 Acura.

The motorcyclist, identified as Terry Rawson, 57, of Sesser, was first taken to Herrin Hospital, and then airlifted to a St. Louis hospital, where he later died from the accident injuries.

The driver of the car was identified as Brittany Lane, 27, of Marion.  Both she and the car’s passenger were not injured during the accident.

An excerpt from the November 12, 2014 wsiltv.com article titled “New Details in Stotlar Road Crash“:

Lane is charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and following too closely. The sheriff’s office says the Williamson County State’s Attorney Office may consider additional charges after the accident reconstruction report is completed.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois vehicle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wsiltv.com article mentioned above, as well as the November 12 kfvs12.com article titled “2 dead after separate Williamson County traffic crashes.”

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Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities. This is important for your personal injury lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this courtroom trial 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.)