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.

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision Near Highland

There was a car-motorcycle collision on Tuesday (August 16, 2016) in Madison County.  The collision happened near Highland.   The accident was a hit & run collision in which a woman has been charged.

The collision happened at 11:30 p.m., and involved a Jeep Cherokee hitting a motorcyclist on a parked motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was identified as Josh Doerr, 31, of Pocahontas.  He was flown to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

An excerpt from the bnd.com article of August 19, 2016 titled “Clinton County woman had DUI prior to crash with motorcyclist“:

Family members on Thursday said Josh Doerr was in a coma and had his right kidney removed.

The driver of the Jeep Cherokee was identified as Christy G. Cummins, 37, of Carlyle.  She was charged with aggravated DUI as well as failure to report an accident with an injury.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois car-motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above as well as the August 19 kctv5.com article (with video) titled “Woman charged in Metro east hit and run 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.)

Number Of Accidents Caused By Road Hazards

Road hazards are potentially dangerous for motorists.  One reason for this danger is that road hazards are often unexpected, and there can be little if no advanced warning as to their presence.  Road hazards can take many forms, including foreign items that are sitting on the roadway, or items have fallen off of other vehicles.  These various road hazards have caused or contributed to many Southern Illinois crashes.  In fact, one recent Southern Illinois accident is the subject of a lawsuit that was filed in Madison County, in which a man alleged that he was injured when a tire came loose off a semi truck and hit his vehicle.  That lawsuit is discussed in the July 26, 2016 Madison Record article titled “Madison County truck injury suit dismissed…

On August 11, 2016, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released findings from a research report titled “The Prevalence Of Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Road Debris, United States, 2011-2014.”  The report highlights the incidence of accidents caused by road hazards.  The report factors in crashes by vehicles including cars, pickup trucks, vans, minivans, and SUVs.  The report highlights the extent of road hazards causing accidents, particularly those on highways.

As stated in the report’s Fact Sheet:

Between 2011-2014, road debris was a factor in a total of more than 200,000 police-reported crashes

Resulted in a total of approximately 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths

The Fact Sheet defines road hazards as:

Road debris is defined in the current study as debris from any source, including by not limited to vehicles, that can pose a significant safety hazard (animals in the road, trees that fell onto vehicles, debris caused by a previous crash, and construction-related materials in active work zones were not counted as debris)

Also, the fact sheet mentions that:

About two-thirds of debris-related crashes are the result of items falling from a vehicle due to improper maintenance and unsecured loads.

The report is also discussed in the August 11, 2016 abcnews.com article (with video) titled “New Study Shows Risks of Road Debris in Highway Crashes.”  The video in the article shows various accidents caused by road hazards, including a car wheel or car tire bouncing down a highway and into the windshield of oncoming vehicle.

Additional details regarding the hazards caused by road hazards can be seen in the sources 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.)

Litchfield Fatal Motorcycle Collision

There was a fatal car-motorcycle accident Saturday night (July 30, 2016) in Litchfield.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident was a “head-on” collision involving a car and motorcycle.  The accident happened on Illinois Route 16, just east of Corvette Drive.

The accident happened as a 2003 red Chevrolet car was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Illinois Route 16 (i.e. driving in the wrong direction.)  At 7:48 p.m., the car struck a Honda motorcycle with a passenger that was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 16.

Both the motorcyclist and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle during the “head-on” collision.

The motorcyclist was identified as Robert Reiher, 49, of Carlinville.  He was declared dead at the accident scene by the Montgomery County Coroner.

The passenger on the motorcycle was identified as his daughter, Madeline Reiher, 18, of Carlinville.  She was flown to Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield for treatment of her accident injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet was identified as Charlie Logsdon, 87, of Litchfield.  He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Litchfield for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The crash investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 31, 2016 Alton Telegraph article titled “Head-on crash kills Carlinville man” as well as the August 1 The Journal-News article titled “Motorcyclist Killed, Daughter Injured.”

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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 I-55 Collision In Logan County

There was a fatal multi-vehicle accident on I-55 in Logan County on Sunday afternoon (July 31, 2016).  The accident involved a semi truck and five other vehicles.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at 3:02 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-55, near milepost 138.

At that time, in a construction zone, a semi truck hit a Honda minivan.  A “chain-reaction” crash then occurred, with the Honda then stiking four other vehicles.

Two young girls in the minivan, Abby and Maya Roock, ages 2 and 4, were pronounced dead at the accident scene.  Both were in child safety seats at the time of the crash.

Another girl in the minivan was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Bloomington. She is listed in critical condition.

An excerpt from the August 3, 2016 abc7chicago.com article titled “2 Chicago girls killed in 6-vehicle crash on I-55 in Logan County“:

ISP said charges are pending further investigation.

Additional details regarding this fatal crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article mentioned above, as well as the August 1 sj-r.com article titled “Investigation continues into crash that killed two children in Logan County” and the August 3 Chicago Tribune article titled “2 children killed, 3rd injured in downstate 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.)

Fatal Motorcycle Collision In Litchfield

There was a fatal car-motorcycle accident Saturday night (July 30, 2016) in Litchfield.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident was a “head-on” collision involving a car and motorcycle.  The accident happened on Illinois Route 16, just east of Corvette Drive.

The accident happened as a 2003 red Chevrolet car was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Illinois Route 16 (i.e. driving in the wrong direction.)  At 7:48 p.m., the car struck a Honda motorcycle with a passenger that was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 16.

Both the motorcyclist and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle during the “head-on” collision.

The motorcyclist was identified as Robert Reiher, 49, of Carlinville.  He was declared dead at the accident scene by the Montgomery County Coroner.

The passenger on the motorcycle was identified as his daughter, Madeline Reiher, 18, of Carlinville.  She was flown to Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield for treatment of her accident injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet was identified as Charlie Logsdon, 87, of Litchfield.  He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Litchfield for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The crash investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 31, 2016 Alton Telegraph article titled “Head-on crash kills Carlinville man” as well as the August 1 The Journal-News article titled “Motorcyclist Killed, Daughter Injured.”

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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.)