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.

Semi Truck Accident In Pope County, Illinois

There was a semi truck accident in Pope County Thursday (April 17, 2014) evening.

This accident involved a log truck that was driving north on the Bay City Blacktop at approximately 6:00 p.m., when the driver lost control of the truck and the truck overturned at the intersection with Azotus Road.

The Illinois State Police (ISP) identified the truck driver as Randy L. Payton, 58, of Raleigh.

Payton was hospitalized with serious injuries. 

An excerpt from the April 18 kfvs12.com article, titled “Driver injured, cited after log truck crash in Pope County” :

As a result of the crash, Payton was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage and improper operation of a commercial motor vehicle. 

This Southern Illinois accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article mentioned above, as well as the April 18 thesouthern.com article titled “Semi overturns; driver injured.”

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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 Motorcycle Accident In Clark County, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident on Thursday, April 10, in Clark County, Illinois.

The driver of the motorcycle died from injuries sustained after being taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  He was identified as Jackie ‘Jack’ L. Miller, 73, of Linton, Indiana.

An excerpt regarding this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident, from the April 13, 2014 The News-Gazette article titled “Indiana man dies following motorcycle crash” :

According to a Clark County sheriff’s report, Mr. Miller and a second motorcycle rider crashed in the area of 420th Street just north of 2000th Road in rural Clark County (west of Terre Haute) at 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

The other motorcyclist was identified as Miller’s wife, Wanda.  She was also airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, and has since been released from the hospital.

The cause of this motorcycle accident is unknown.  The accident remains under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in The News-Gazette article mentioned above, as well as the Greene County Daily World article of April 14 titled “Updated:  Linton man dies in Illinois motorcycle crash.”

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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 Southern Illinois Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident on Friday (April 11, 2014) afternoon in Caseyville, Illinois.

This motorcycle accident happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. Friday, when a woman in a car,  traveling south on Illinois 157, attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Tucker Lane.  According to Caseyville Police, in doing so she apparently drove into the path of a motorcycle traveling northbound on Illinois 157.  A collision occurred, with the car hitting a Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Denny Suchman, 49, of Belleville.   There was also a passenger on the motorcycle, identified as Kristi Petroski, 45, of Cahokia.   During the accident Petroski was ejected.  She was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office.

Suchman was taken to a local hospital.

The driver of the car was identified as Jasmine Pierson, 22, of Edwardsville. According to the Caseyville Police Department, she was cited for failure to yield, disobeying a traffic control device and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 12, 2014 bnd.com article titled “Cahokia woman killed in motorcycle crash” as well as the April 12 kmov.com article titled “Female passenger killed in motorcycle crash in Caseyville.”

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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.

Motorcycle Accident In Murphysboro, Illinois

There was a motorcycle accident today (April 10, 2014) in Murphysboro, Illinois.  This accident involved a car colliding with a motorcycle.

This motorcycle accident happened some time before 4:50 p.m. when a car pulled into the path of a motorcycle.  The resulting collision ejected both the rider and passenger of the motorcycle.   The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Ronald Leforge, 56, and the passenger as Kateena Leforge, 41,  both of DeSoto.  They were taken to a hospital with injuries considered to be non-life-threatening.

The driver of the car was identified as Brandi Holderfield, 28, of Murphysboro.

An excerpt from the April 10, 2014 kfvs12.com article titled “Motorcycle wreck in Murphysboro, IL” :

Police say Holderfield was cited for failure to yield at a stop intersection and operating an uninsured vehicle.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article mentioned above as well as the wistv.com article of April 10 titled “Motorcycle wreck in Murphysboro, IL.”

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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 Pedestrian Accident In Vermilion County, Illinois

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Thursday night (April 3, 2014) in Vermilion County, Illinois.

This accident happened as a man was walking along Illinois 49 (a state highway) about two miles northeast of Fithian  at approximately 9:17 p.m.  At that time, he was hit by an SUV, driven by a 35-year-old woman.

According to  the Vermilion County Coroner, the man was identified as Mathew F. Wheeler, 29, of Champaign.  He was declared dead at the accident scene at 11:22 p.m.

At the time of the accident, Wheeler was said to be walking home.

Dark and “stormy” conditions may have contributed to the accident, which remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 4, 2014 The News-Gazette article titled “UPDATED:  Pedestrian killed in western Vermilion County identified” as well as the April 4 wandtv.com article titled “Pedestrian Killed in Accident.”

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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.

I-74 “Head-On” Crash Injures Four People

There was a three-vehicle accident involving a semi truck on Illinois Interstate 74 (I-74) today (April 3, 2014.)  Four people were injured as a result of this accident.

According to the Illinois State Police, the accident happened at approximately 6:32 a.m., when a semi traveling westbound at the 199 mile marker was buffeted by a sudden crosswind during a rain storm.

The truck went into the median, broke through a barrier and then crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided “head-on” with two eastbound vehicles.

One of the vehicles hit was an Illinois Department of Transportation pickup truck.  Another was a FedEx semi truck.

All of the four people in the three vehicles had to be extricated from their vehicles, and were taken to Carle Foundation Hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 3, 2014 The News-Gazette article titled “UPDATED:  Four injured in three-vehicle I-74 head-on collision” as well as the April 3 The Commercial-News article titled “Interstate lane closure continues following I-74 crash.”

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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.

Illinois 146 Crash In Pope County

There was a crash in Pope County on Illinois 146 about 1 mile west of Golconda, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 12:27 p.m.

This crash involved a 2007 Chevy truck that hit an Illinois Department of Corrections van that had been stopped by a work zone “flagger.”

Due to the collision, multiple people – including eight inmates in the Illinois Department of Corrections van – were taken to a local hospital.

The driver of the truck, identified as Brian T. Doll, 49, of Wingo, Ky.

An excerpt from the March 26, 2014 kfvs.com article titled “Multiple people including 8 inmates taken to hospital after IL 146 crash” :

Doll was charged with using an electronic communication device while driving and failing to stop for flagger in a construction area.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs.com article mentioned above, as well as the March 27 thesouthern.com article titled “Crash blocks one lane of Illinois 146.”

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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 Single-Car Accident In Southern Illinois

There was a fatal car accident in Wayne County, Illinois on Friday afternoon, March 21, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), this fatal car accident happened at approximately 4:45 p.m. as a 2007 Ford Mustang was traveling westbound on Illinois 161A, approximately 300 feet east of Wayne County Road 615 East.  At that time, for reasons unknown, the driver lost control of the car, and the car left the roadway.  The car then hit a culvert, went into the air, and rolled.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle.

According to the Wayne County Coroner, the driver, who was identifled as Samuel L. Clark, 47, of St. Francisville, died at the accident scene.

This car accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 22, 2014 wsiltv.com article titled “Fatal Accident in Wayne County” as well as the March 23 thesouthern.com article titled “Wayne County single-car accident kills driver.”

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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 Motorcycle Accident In Southern Illinois

There was a fatal motorcyclist accident in Southern Illinois on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), witnesses say that this motorcycle accident happened as a motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed, and lost control as he was on the ramp from Illinois 203 to eastbound Interstate 270 in Granite City, Illinois.  As the motorcyclist lost control, he collided with a guardrail post.  The accident happened at approximately 3:02 p.m.

After being taken to a local hospital, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead.

The motorcyclist was identified as Lester E. Ames, 45, of Jerseyville, Illinois.

This fatal motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the ISP.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 12, 2014 bnd.com article titled “Authorities identify motorcyclist killed in high-speed accident” as well as the March 12 ksdk.com article titled “Jerseyville, Ill. man killed in motorcycle accident.”

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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.