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.

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.)

Four-Vehicle Accident In Wood River, Illinois

There was a multi-vehicle accident Thursday morning (November 6, 2014) in Wood River, Illinois.

Details on the cause of the accident appear limited at this time.

Emergency responders were called to the accident scene at 9:08 a.m.  The four-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of Illinois Route 3 and Illinois Route 143.

Multiple people were injured in the accident, including a man who was extricated from a Ford F-150 that had flipped and caught fire.

This accident is still under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including November 6, 2014 thetelegraph.com article titled “Community comes to aid of crash victims.”

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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.)

Fatal Train Accident In Vandalia, Illinois

There was a fatal Southern Illinois train collision Thursday night (October 30, 2014) in Vandalia, Illinois.

This accident happened as a Chrysler Pacifica was attempting to cross the railroad tracks in Vandalia’s Main Street Crossing, when it was struck by a CSX train.

There are conflicting accounts as to what led to the accident.

Three children in the Pacifica were pronounced dead at the accident scene.  They were identified as Abby Wisnasky, 10; Drake Wisnasky, 13; and Alyssa Sewell, 18.

A fourth passenger, Dylan Wisnasky, 9, was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital.

The driver and mother of all four passengers, Crystal D. Anna, 35, of Greenville, later died from accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois train collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 31, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Mom, 3 kids killed in crash heading to Halloween parade” as well as the November 1 stltoday article titled “Mother, 3 children killed in Vandalia, Ill., train crash near Halloween parade.”

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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.)

Fatal Car Collision In Centreville, Illinois

There was a fatal car accident in Centreville, Illinois late Wednesday night, October 22, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened at approximately 10:40 p.m., and involved a Centreville Police car and another car in the 5800 block of Bond Avenue.

The accident happened as the Centreville Police car was heading west on Bond Avenue, with its lights and sirens on, responding to a call.  When it attempted to pass a car that was making a left-hand turn into Touchette Hospital, the police car struck the other car, at which point the other car ran into a utility pole.

The driver of this other car was identified as Richard Hester, 30, of Caseyville.  He died of injuries sustained during the accident after being taken to the hospital.

The Centreville Police officer suffered minor injuries for which he was treated on the scene of the accident.

This Southern Illinois accident remains under investigation by the ISP.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 23, 2014 kmov.com article (with video) titled “One dead in officer-involved car accident in Centreville” as well as the October 24 bnd.com article titled “Deadly crash involving police car investigated.”

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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.)

Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Filed Regarding Collinsville, Illinois Collision

There has been a Southern Illinois personal injury lawsuit filed regarding an alleged motorcycle accident in Collinsville, Illinois.

The motorcycle accident happened on June 2, and involved a collision between a motorcycle and car.  A car was pulling out of a driveway and struck the motorcycle, which also had a passenger, Kimberly Carr.

Carr is the plaintiff in the case, which was filed October 2, 2014 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

An excerpt from the Madison Record article of October 17, 2014 titled “Motorcycle rider sues over alleged crash in Collinsville“:

Carr says she was riding as a passenger on the back of a motorcycle heading east on County Line Road on June 2. According to the complaint, Davis drove out of a driveway in the 7900 block of County Line Road and crashed into the motorcycle. Carr accuses Davis of negligence and asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical bills, lost wages and costs of the lawsuit.

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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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.)