$775,000 Lawsuit Settlement Resulting From Pedestrian Accident Injury

A $775,000 lawsuit settlement has recently been attained by the Elman Joseph Law Group. The underlying pedestrian accident injury occurred in Chicago. The accident occurred as a woman was hit while trying to walk across the street.

The case involved an 80-year-old woman, Georgina Melendez, who was struck by a vehicle on March 11, 2017.  The accident occurred at 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Ashland and Leland.

According to the police report, the defendant and two witnesses both indicated that at the time of the accident the intersection was dark, and the plaintiff was wearing dark, non-contrasting clothing.

Claimed harm to Georgina Melendez included a dislocated left knee with a post-operative blood clot.  Specifically, the knee injury was an acute complete ACL rupture, with associated slight anterior translation of the proximal tibia relative to the distal femur.

After the operation, the orthopedic surgeon indicated that Georgina Melendez made a nearly full and complete recovery.

Medical bills related to the initial knee surgery were approximately $220,000.

The defendant was insured by State Farm Insurance.

In addition to this $775,000 lawsuit settlement Elman Joseph Law Group has achieved notable settlements and jury verdicts across a range of personal injury cases.  Over the last 25+ years, Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this time, Elman Joseph Law Group has established a reputation for its court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, the Elman Joseph Law Group’s ability to win court cases has often resulted in significantly higher monetary awards for its clients. Some of the more notable awards and accomplishments are highlighted in the “Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers Results And Accomplishments” page.

Anthony Elman, the Lead Trial Attorney for the Elman Joseph Law Group, has been designated as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. This designation, which is based upon various factors including lawyer performance and peer review, is granted to no more than 5% of attorneys.

As seen in the $775,000 lawsuit settlement summarized above, medical costs to treat pedestrian accident injuries can be substantial. Unfortunately, when a person is hit by a vehicle a broad range of serious injuries can result. As seen in the Southern Illinois pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, those accidents summarized contain a high percentage of injuries that resulted in fatalities.

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