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 Jackson County Motorcycle Collision

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon (Jun 8, 2017) in Jackson County, Illinois.   The crash occurred in Vergennes.

According to information provided by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 1:07 p.m., and involved a collision between a box truck and motorcycle.

An excerpt regarding the fatal collision, from thesouthern.com article of June 8, 2017 titled “Sparta man killed in two-vehicle crash“:

Lindle Pickering, 76, of Sparta was driving a 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on Illinois 4 when a 2014 Isuzu box truck traveling eastbound turned left onto Mudline Road, in front of the motorcycle. Pickering was ejected from the motorcycle, suffering life-threatening injuries. Civilians at the scene performed CPR on Pickering, until paramedics arrived and transported him to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The driver of the truck, identified as Christopher Robinson, 37, of Hartford, was cited for failure to yield while turning left.
The accident reconstruction and crash investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above as well as the wsiltv.com article of June 8 titled “1 killed in crash involving motorcycle.”

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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 Mt. Olive

There was a fatal motorcycle accident in Mt. Olive (Macoupin County) on Monday (May 22, 2017) night.

Details on the accident appear to be somewhat limited.

According to the Macoupin County Coroner, the motorcyclist, identified as Robert Welch Sr., 47, was riding in the 5800 block of Mount Olive Road when the motorcycle hit a tractor.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the May 22, 2017 Riverbender.com article titled “Man dies after motorcycle crash in Mt. Olive“:

The coroner said Welch was pronounced dead at 5:50 p.m. Monday. His death was caused by multiple internal injuries, Coroner Targhetta said in a release.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Riverbender.com article mentioned above as well as the May 23 foxillinois.com article (with video) titled “Motorcyclist Dead After Macoupin County 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 Mt. Vernon Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday morning (May 21, 2017) in downtown Mt. Vernon.

The accident occurred at 10:19 a.m., at the intersection of Main Street and 13th Street.

The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle, ridden by Frankie D. Belmont, 56, of Bluford, and a Cadillac SRX, driven by George G. Loker, 81, of Keenes.

An excerpt regarding the collision, from the May 22, 2017 Mt. Vernon Register-News article titled “Bluford man dies in motorcycle crash“:

Loker was traveling south on 13th Street when he stopped at the stop sign and then allegedly proceeded south across the intersection. Belmont was traveling west on Main Street and struck the driver’s door of Loker’s vehicle.

As a result of the accident, Belmont was ejected from the motorcycle.  He was taken to Crossroads Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Loker and the passenger in the Cadillac SRX were both taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for medical treatment.
An excerpt from the May 22 x95radio.com article titled “Bluford motorcyclist killed in vehicle crash in Mt. Vernon“:
Loker was cited for failure to yield at a stop intersection.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Mt. Vernon Register-News as well as the x95radio.com articles mentioned above.  An obituary for Frankie Belmont can be found at WJBD Radio.

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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 Godfrey Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident early Friday morning (May 19, 2017) in Godfrey.  According to preliminary crash information findings, this motorcycle accident involved a loss of motorcycle control.

First responders, including sheriff’s deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the  Alton Police Department, went to the accident scene at approximately 2:30 a.m.  The crash happened on River Road, approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Clifton Terrace Road.

According to police, the motorcyclist was riding northbound on River Road at the time of the accident.

The motorcyclist, identified as Michael J. Fraise, 28, of Alton, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

An excerpt from The Telegraph article of May 19, 2017, titled “Alton man dies after crashing motorcycle early Friday on River Road“:

The crash was investigated, and it was later determined that Fraise had lost control of the motorcycle while traveling at a high rate of speed. He struck a guard rail located on the bluff side of the roadway, sustaining fatal injuries as a result.

Additional details regarding this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Telegraph article mentioned above as well as the May 19 kmov.com article titled “Alton man dies in motorcycle accident early Friday morning.

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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 Vehicle Rollover Accident On Illinois Route 33

There was a fatal single-car rollover accident early Sunday morning (March 26, 2017) on Illinois Route 33, about one mile west of Wheeler.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the jg-tc.com article of March 26, 2017 titled “1 killed in accident“:

Jerry D. Donaldson, 48, was eastbound on Illinois 33 just east of County Road 200E about 2:56 a.m. when his 2001 blue Chevrolet truck ran off the right side of the roadway, ISP reported. Donaldson overcorrected, according to the preliminary investigation, and his truck came back onto the roadway, causing the vehicle to overturn.
During the first rollover, Donaldson was ejected from the vehicle, and then the truck rolled over an estimated three more times.

According to the Jasper County Coroner, Donaldson was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the jg-tc.com article mentioned above, as well as the March 26 stltoday.com article titled “Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Jasper County.”

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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.)