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.

Collision Leads To Major Injuries For Two Drivers

There was a two-car crash Thursday (June 16, 2016) at the intersection of Illinois Route 13 and Spillway Road in Williamson County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened just before 10 a.m. as a car was driving west on Illinois Route 13, and failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Route 13 and Spillway Road.  That car then hit a car (in a broadside collision) that was passing through the intersection on Spillway Road.

The ISP said that both drivers suffered major injuries as a result of the collision.  Both drivers were taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment of their accident injuries.

An excerpt from the June 16, 2016 wsiltv.com article titled “Two injured in crash“:

Weller was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and for disobeying a traffic control device.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged and towed from the scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wsiltv.com article mentioned above, as well as the thesouthern.com article of June 16 titled “Two injured in Williamson County traffic 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-Car Crash In Marion County

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Monday evening (May 30, 2016) on Route 37 north of Kell, in Marion County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened just before 10 p.m., as a car was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 37.  According to the preliminary investigation, at that time the car left the roadway, traveled on the right shoulder, and then the driver “overcorrected” and the car entered the northbound lane and struck two motorcycles in a “head-on” collision.

Two people on one of the motorcycles were identified by the Marion County Coroner as Terry Hatcher, 50 (the motorcyclist) of Centralia and Rhonda Hatcher, 49 (the passenger) of Centralia.  Terry Hatcher was pronounced dead at the accident scene; Rhonda Hatcher was airlifted to Salem Township Hospital, where she later died.

The other motorcyclist was identified as Stephen Jackson, 57, of Centralia.  He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, and then flown to St. Louis University Hospital.

The driver of the car was identified as Roy Albert, 37, of Salem.  He was taken to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

An excerpt from the May 31, 2016 wjbdradio.com article titled “Two Killed When Out of Control Car Strikes Motorcycles Head On Monday Night Near Kell“:

Albert was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

An excerpt from the May 31, 2016 x95radio.com article titled “Centralia couple killed in motorcycle/car crash;  two others injured“:

The Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the dynamics and details of the crash.  Kell Fire Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County ESDA, and Marion County EMS all assisted with the incident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle collision can be seen in the wjbdradio.com and x95radio.com articles 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.)

Southern Illinois Motorcycle Collisions And Their Causes

There are many potential causes for motorcycle accidents.  On this site, various posts have discussed individual Southern Illinois motorcycle accidents and their causes.

Further discussion of various causes and other aspects of motorcycle accidents include those seen on the following pages on the Elman Law Group’s Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog site:

High-Risk Motorcycle Actions

Illinois Motorcycle Riding After Drinking

Mechanical Problems On Motorcycles

Illinois Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents

Road Hazards – Deer

Road Hazards – Tires And Wheels

Perhaps one of the most damaging causes of motorcycle accidents – and one that has the potential to cause severe injuries (including those that are fatal) to a motorcyclist – is if another vehicle collides with a motorcycle in a “head-on” collision.  An example of such a type of collision was seen in a Southern Illinois accident involving a collision between a minivan and motorcycle that occurred in Wabash County on Tuesday (May 24, 2016) afternoon.

That accident is discussed in the May 25, 2016 tri-statehomepage.com article titled “Man Flown to Hospital after Motorcycle Accident.”   Additional details can be seen in the article.

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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.)

Motorcycle Collision In Marion Leads To Death of Motorcyclist

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday afternoon (April 22, 2016) in Marion.

Details on the accident are limited at this time.  As well, the cause of the motorcycle accident appears to not be publicly disclosed at this time.

According to Marion Police, they responded to the accident at approximately 2:40 p.m. Friday afternoon.  A collision had occurred between a car and motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle during the collision.  He was taken to Heartland Regional Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was later pronounced deceased.

An excerpt from the April 22, 2016 wpsdlocal6.com article titled “Crash kills motorcyclist in Marion, Ill.“:

Police say the names of the motorcyclist and the driver of the car are not being released at this time. The police department also declined to provide any details about where the wreck happened.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wpsdlocal6.com article mentioned above as well as the April 22 The Southern article titled “One dead in Marion 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 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 Washington County

There was a fatal car accident Tuesday morning (April 19, 2016) in Washington County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) a preliminary investigation reveals that on Tuesday morning, the car was driving westbound on Illinois Route 15, about a mile east of Washington County Road 17, on Tuesday morning.

At that time, the vehicle left the roadway on a curve, and then the driver “over-corrected,” at which point the vehicle crossed over both lanes and ran off the road on the south side of the road and overturned.

The driver, identified as John L. Shrum, a 76, of Mt. Vernon, was flown to a hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

The passenger, Joyce Arlene Shrum, 75, was pronounced dead at the accident scene by the Washington County Coroner.

Additional details regarding this Southern Illinois fatal accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article of April 19, 2016 titled “ISP responds to deadly crash in Washington Co.” as well as the April 19 bnd.com article titled “Woman, 75, killed when husband flips sports car on Illinois 15 east of Nashville.”

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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.)