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 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.)

Jackson County Fatal Rollover Crash

There was a fatal Southern Illinois pickup truck accident early Monday morning (February 9, 2015) on Route 3 in Jacob, Illinois.

First responders were alerted to this single-vehicle accident at approximately 1:49 a.m., which happened on Route 3 near White Lane.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened as a Dodge pickup was driving southbound on Route 3 when it left the roadway.  It then struck a culvert and rolled over.  The two occupants in the vehicle were ejected.

Both vehicle occupants, identified as Donald D. Randolph, 50, and Robert A. Parker, 52, both of Chester, were taken to a local hospital.  Randolph was then pronounced dead.  Parker was then transferred to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

This accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 9, 2015 Randolph County Tribune article titled “Rollover wreck on Route 3 results in fatality” as well as the February 9 thesouthern.com article titled “Chester man dies in single-vehicle car crash in rural Jacob.”

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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 determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.

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 Pedestrian Accident In Carbondale Parking Lot

There was a Southern Illinois parking lot accident on Friday, January 30, 2015 in Carbondale, which led to the death of a 3-year-old.

According to police, the accident happened in a parking lot in the 200 block of North Oakland Avenue, sometime before 10:00 a.m.

The child was hit by a truck while walking in the parking lot, and the child was later pronounced dead after being taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment of accident injuries.

No other information was immediately available.  The accident 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 January 30, 2015 thesouthern.com article titled “Toddler killed after being hit by truck in Carbondale” as well as the January 30 wsiltv.com article titled “Child Hit, Killed By Truck in Carbondale.”

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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 determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.

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.)

Jury Verdict Regarding Wood River Accident Injury Case

There are many types of vehicle accidents as well as vehicle accident injuries.  These vehicle accidents have happened in various locations.  Occasionally, there have been Illinois vehicle accidents that have occurred in parking lots.

The December 10, 2014 Madison Record article titled “Madison County jury rules for plaintiff in Walmart parking lot injury” discusses a jury verdict regarding accident injuries that occurred in a parking lot in Wood River, Illinois.

The underlying accident happened at a Wood River Walmart on December 1, 2010.  The plaintiff in the case, in which the trial was held on December 8, was Charles Foster and the defendant was Jennifer Byrd.

An excerpt from the Madison Record article:

Foster claimed that he and his wife were walking through the parking lot of the Wood River Walmart toward the store entrance on Dec. 1, 2010, when Byrd struck him as she attempted to back her vehicle out of its parking space. Foster was knocked down.

Because of the accident, in addition to his severe injuries, Foster alleged that he suffered pain, lost wages, lost his enjoyment of life and experienced suffering and disability.

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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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 determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.

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 Illinois 159 Collision In Monroe County, Illinois

There was a fatal Southern Illinois vehicle collision Saturday night (January 10, 2015) on Illinois 159 near Hecker (Monroe County.)

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash was a head-on collision on Illinois 159 just south of Hecker.  The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., and happened when a northbound 2008 Chevy Aveo crossed the center line and went into the southbound lanes.  It then crashed into a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt.

It is unknown at this time as to what caused the driver of the Aveo to lose control and go into the opposing lane.

The driver of the Cobalt – identified as Abigail Liefer, 20, of Ruma, died during the collision, as did a passenger in her car,  Hannah M. Porter, 21, of Red Bud.  Another passenger in the Cobalt, Grace E. Richards, 20, was injured.  She was taken to a hospital for treatment of accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

According to the ISP, the driver of the Aveo, identified as Crystal Steinheimer, 21, of Red Bud, was ejected from the vehicle.

An excerpt from The Randolph County Herald Tribune article of January 12, 2015 titled “Monroe County wreck kills two“:

Steinheimer was flown to St. Louis University hospital with serious injuries. She was cited for improper lane usage and not wearing a seatbelt.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Randolph County Herald Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the January 12, 2015 bnd.com article titled “Police release names of women killed in crash on Illinois 159.”

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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.)

Two-Vehicle Accident On I-55 Near Litchfield

There was a Southern Illinois vehicle accident Tuesday (December 30, 2014) on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Litchfield.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 11:15 a.m., as a woman was driving northbound.  At that time, for an unknown reason her car crossed the median and collided with a southbound truck.

The woman was airlifted from the scene and taken to a hospital in the St. Louis area for treatment of her accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Southern Illinois vehicle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 30, 2014 State Journal-Register article titled “Missouri woman injured in crash near Litchfield” as well as the December 31 kmov.com article titled “Woman airlifted after two-vehicle accident near Litchfield.”

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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 “Head-On Collision” In Union County, Illinois

There was a fatal collision in Union County, Illinois near Anna on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened on Illinois Highway 146 near Locust Grove Road at 12:57 p.m.  The accident happened as a Toyota Yaris crossed into the opposite (eastbound) lane at the crest of a hill, and, and collided “head on” with a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, whose driver had attempted to swerve right to avoid the collision.

The driver of the Toyota Yaris, identified as Lenzie M. Johnson, 43, of Cape Girardeau was taken to Union County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  An 18-month-old boy, also in the car, was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital, where he later died.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze, identified as Liz (Richmond) Dickerman, 66, of Piedmont, had to be extricated from her car, and then she was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois “head-on collision” can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 14, 2014 Southeast Missourian article titled “Man, toddler killed in traffic crash” as well as the December December 17 Wayne County Journal-Banner article titled “Piedmont Woman Killed In Crash That Kills Man, Toddler.”

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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.)

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.)