Driver Drug Use Regarding Fatal Burr Ridge Motorcycle Accident

Drivers impaired by drug use (often called “drugged driving”) is a growing problem in the Chicago area as well as throughout the nation.  The drugs typically involved vary, but common drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other opiates.  Prescription drugs – either legal or illegal – can also be involved.  This issue poses a heightened risk to motorcyclists for many reasons, including that drivers who are impaired may have a difficulty in “seeing” and otherwise driving around motorcyclists.

Various legal and medical aspects of this traffic safety issue are discussed on “The Danger To Motorcyclists Presented By Drugged Drivers” page.

Additional information has become available concerning a fatal April 17, 2015 DuPage County motorcycle accident in which drug use is alleged.  The accident occurred in Burr Ridge.

That fatal motorcycle accident was originally discussed in the April 18, 2015 post titled “Fatal Motorcycle Accident On I-55 In Burr Ridge, Illinois.”  The motorcyclist who was killed was identified as Daniel Dacanay, 30, of Chicago.

The additional information concerning the accident as well as the alleged drug use by the driver (Fawzi Ottman, 45, of Chicago) of the Chevrolet Impala that struck Dacaney is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the November 2, 2017 The Doings article titled “Chicago man pleads guilty to DUI in DuPage County crash that killed motorcyclist” as well as the November 3 Daily Herald articel titled “Report:  Chicago man pleads guilty to being intoxicated during 2015 fatal DuPage County crash.”

An excerpt from The Doings article:

Fawzi Ottman, 45, of the 4900 block of West Potomac Avenue, entered a guilty plea to one count of aggravated DUI involving a death in exchange for DuPage County prosecutors agreeing to drop other counts. Ottman faces a prison sentence of three to 14 years and is not eligible for probation, prosecutors said.

An excerpt from The Daily Herald article with regard to the drug use:

Ottman had opiates, heroin and marijuana in his system at the time of the fatal accident.

Additional details concerning this fatal DuPage County motorcycle accident and the problem of drivers impaired by drug use can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  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.)

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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Woodlawn Motorcycle Accident

Following many motorcycle accidents, those who have been hurt often seek to file lawsuits.  While there are many reasons why these lawsuits are filed, one of the primary reasons is to get compensation for medical costs and other hardships caused by being hurt, such as lost wages and income.

Given that many motorcycle accidents result in serious accident injuries, there is often a need for accident compensation, even for those with good insurance coverage.

In accidents where someone dies in an accident that was not their fault, relevant parties can pursue compensation for the loss of life through the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit.

A recent Cook County lawsuit, discussed in the Chicago Sun-Times article of October 27, 2017 titled “Driver sued over 2015 crash that killed motorcyclist,” highlights a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal 2015 crash in the Woodlawn neighborhood in which Frederic Sims was the motorcyclist.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article:

The suit was filed Friday by the estate of Frederic Sims, who was 30 years old when he was killed while driving his motorcycle about 3 p.m. Oct. 30, 2015 in the 900 block of East 67th Street.

Chicago Police said that Jamari Triggs was driving a Ford Fusion when he made an illegal U-turn in the middle of the street as both he and Sims were traveling west, causing them to collide.

Sims was declared at the accident scene.

Another excerpt regarding the crash:

Triggs, who was 21 when the crash occurred, was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of any amount of drug and cited for failure to carry a license, not having a valid registration and U-turn within 100 feet of an intersection, police said at the time.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this accident and resulting wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  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.)

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.

Fatal Peoria Motorcycle Collision Involving Car And Motorcycle

There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Saturday morning (October 14, 2017) in Peoria.  As seen in many fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents, including those summarized on this site, the accident involved a car that was making a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle, and a collision occurred.

The accident is summarized in a variety of sources, including the pjstar.com article of October 14, 2017 titled “Motorcycle driver killed in accident on Charter Oak Road” as well as the 1470wmbd.com article titled “Motorcyclist Killed In Peoria Accident.”

According to preliminary information the accident happened in the 3100 block of West Charter Oak Road, as the motorcyclist was riding westbound at approximately 6:00 a.m.  At that time, the motorcycle collided with an eastbound car that was attempting to make a left-hand turn.

The motorcyclist, identified as Timothy Duncan, 43, of Peoria, was pronounced dead after being taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Two excerpts from the pjstar.com article mentioned above:

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood reported than an autopsy revealed that Duncan suffered severe blunt force trauma and internal bleeding from the accident.

also:

The 56-year-old driver of the car was arrested and cited for the failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to yield making a left turn, failure to render aid, and hit and run. He was transported to the Peoria County Jail.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Peoria Police Department.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including those mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  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.)

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.

Fatal Bellwood Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle crash Sunday night (October 8, 2017) in Bellwood.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

The crash involved a collision between the motorcycle and a Pace bus, which at the time of the accident was out of service.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Chicago Sun-Times article of October 9, 2017 titled “Motorcyclist killed in crash with Pace bus in Bellwood“:

The crash happened at 7:29 p.m. at Mannheim and Frontage roads, according to Bellwood Police Chief Jiminez Allen.

The motorcyclist, 60-year-old Richard J. Robins of Forest Park, was pronounced dead at the scene, Allen said.

As part of the accident investigation the Illinois State Police are conducting an accident reconstruction.

Additional details regarding this fatal Cook County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  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.)

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.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Wednesday night (October 4, 2017) in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened in the 900 block of West Carmen Avenue at approximately 9:55 p.m.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead after being taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal Chicago motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article of October 5, 2017 titled “Man killed in North Side motorcycle crash” as well as the October 5 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Motorcyclist killed in Uptown crash.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  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.)

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.