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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 I-57 Motorcycle Accident In Williamson County

There was a Southern Illinois fatal motorcycle accident Tuesday evening (April 14, 2015) on Interstate 57 (I-57) in Williamson County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 9:45 p.m., on I-57 northbound.

At Herrin Road, a motorcycle attempted to merge onto I-57.

Then, according to the April 15 wpsdlocal6.com article titled “Motorcycle rider killed after hitting two semis on I-57“:

A motorcycle was merging onto I-57 from Herrin Road and failed to yield the right of way to the semi in the right lane. The driver of the semi hit his brakes to avoid hitting the motorcycle.

The motorcycle continued into the left lane, where it hit the semi in that lane.

During the course of the accident, the motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was identified as James Randolph, 41, of Christopher.  He was killed during the crash.

Neither of the semi truck drivers were injured during the crash.

According to the ISP, Randolph did not yield the right of way when he was attempting to enter the interstate.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wspdlocal6.com as well as the kfvs12.com article titled “Motorcycle driver killed in crash involving 2 tractor-trailers on I-57.”

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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 Car Collision On Illinois Route 37 In Marion

There was a fatal “head-on collision” Wednesday (April 8, 2015) in Marion, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 5:50 p.m. on Illinois Route 37.  At that time, a man driving a pickup truck southbound near Reservoir Road crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2002 Jeep Wrangler traveling northbound.

The driver of the pickup truck, who has only been identified as a 72-year-old man from Goreville, was taken to Heartland Regional Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries.  He later died.

The driver of the Jeep Wrangler, identified as Trey Holmes, 23, of Marion, was taken to a hospital with injuries considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from April 9, 2015 thesouthern.com article titled “One dead in Illinois 37 crash in Marion“:

Both vehicles sustained major damage and Illinois 37 was closed for about three hours during the investigation and re-opened around 9 p.m. State Police listed alcohol/impaired driving as the cause of the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above, as well as the April 8, 2015 wsiltv.com article (with video) titled “Fatal Crash on Rt. 37 Near Marion.”

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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 Train Collision In Alton, Illinois

There was a fatal Southern Illinois train accident Sunday (March 15, 2015) in Alton.  The accident involved an Amtrak train that collided with a pickup truck at the Humbert Road crossing at approximately 9:30 a.m.

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as Henry D. Bloodworth, 80, of Alton, was declared dead at the accident scene.

None of those on the train were injured during the collision.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 16, 2015 stltoday.com article titled “80-year-old Alton man killed when Amtrak train hit his truck” as well as the March 15 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead after Chicago-bound train hits truck in southwestern Illinois.”

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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 Single-Car Crash In Jackson County, Illinois

There was a fatal Southern Illinois car accident on Thursday (February 26, 2015) in Jackson County, Illinois.  The accident happened approximately five miles southwest of Murphysboro.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders went to the accident scene at approximately 7:02 a.m.  A car went off Town Creek Road, south of Pond Ridge Road, hitting the guardrail and overturning.  The driver was ejected during the accident.

The Jackson County Coroner’s Office declared the woman dead at the accident scene.

The woman was identified as Nicole Ristow, 25, of Wolf Lake, Illinois.

It is currently unknown as to what caused the loss of control of the car.

Those with information concerning the accident are asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 618-684-2177.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 26, 2015 kfvs12.com article titled “1 dead in Murphysboro, IL crash” as well as the February 26 The Murphysboro American article titled “Single-car accident kills area woman.”

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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.)

Snow And Freezing Rain Warning For Southern Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a warning today (February 20, 2015) regarding a winter storm that is supposed to primarily impact Central and Southern Illinois tonight and Saturday.

Notable excerpts from the release, which is titled “Snow and Freezing Rain to Impact Travel in Illinois” (pdf):

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that a winter storm is expected to produce measurable snowfall and freezing rain in parts of Illinois tonight and Saturday, creating the possibility of hazardous travel conditions.

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The National Weather Service expects the heaviest snowfall (4-6 inches forecast in some areas) to occur in the central part of the state, with freezing rain and accumulating ice likely in the southern part of the state. Icy conditions can create extremely dangerous driving conditions.

IDOT crews pretreated bridges, overpasses, and ramps all day Friday – these are most susceptible to icing. IDOT will have more than 1,700 trucks and 3,700 employees available statewide to battle the winter storm.

The release also discusses a variety of safe travel tips given the anticipated driving conditions, including a section titled “Winter driving tips to remember.”

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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.)