Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Unincorporated Crystal Lake

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday morning (August 2, 2015) in unincorporated Crystal Lake.

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders went to the accident scene at approximately 11:10 a.m.  The crash happened on Northwest Highway (U.S. Route 14) east of Sands Road.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release of August 3, 2015 titled “Sheriffs Office Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash“:

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2009 Yamaha Raider S motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Northwest Highway at approximately 11:10 a.m. Sunday when it entered the westbound lane of travel striking two vehicles; a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer and a 2014 Ford Fusion. The impact caused the Yamaha to exit the north side of the roadway where it came to a rest in the tall grass.

The motorcyclist, identified as Vincent E. Franchi, 50, of Arlington Heights, was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Chevy Trailblazer and a passenger were not injured during the crash.

The driver of the Ford Fusion suffered minor wrist injuries and was treated at the accident scene.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident is under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office release mentioned above, as well as the August 3, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “Arlington Heights man dies in motorcycle crash near Crystal Lake.”

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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 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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed In Illinois Motorcycle Collision

One of the most common causes of Illinois motorcycle accidents occurs when a vehicle attempts to make a left-hand turn immediately in the path of an oncoming motorcycle.  Many times, this happens as the vehicle’s driver “fails to see” the oncoming motorcycle.  Such frontal “head-on” collisions have led to numerous serious motorcycle accidents, with many being fatal to the motorcyclist.  Severe head trauma is a frequent injury seen in these accidents.

A recent Illinois wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in St. Clair County Court concerning a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on June 4, 2015 in St. Clair County.  The accident involved a vehicle, owned by Charter Communications and driven by one of its employees, that attempted to make a left-hand turn immediately in front of a motorcycle.  A collision ensued.  The motorcyclist, George Smith, was hospitalized for treatment of his accident injures, but he died a few days later.

The lawsuit claims that the driver of the vehicle that hit the motorcycle received traffic citations concerning the accident, including those for failing to yield and to signal.

The accident and wrongful death lawsuit is discussed in the Madison Record article of July 15, 2015, titled “Widow alleges wrongful death in husband’s fatal motorcycle collision.”  An excerpt:

The lawsuit alleges the defendant was negligent in failing to keep a careful lookout, control his vehicle, signal, and yield the right of way. The plaintiff also faults Charter, alleging failure to properly hire, train and supervise employees. She also alleges family expenses.

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 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 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.

Motorcycle Collision In Ingleside, Illinois

There was a motorcycle collision Saturday (August 1, 2015) in Ingleside, Illinois in which a motorcyclist was injured.

The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and Jeep on Route 59.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of August 2, 2015 titled “Motorcyclist in critical condition after Ingleside crash“:

According to Lake County Sheriff’s police, the motorcyclist was driving a 1985 Santee custom motorcycle eastbound on Route 59 approaching North Wilson Road and a westbound 2002 Jeep Liberty turned left at the intersection and struck the bike.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the motorcyclist was ejected from the bike during the accident.  He was taken to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

This motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the Chicago Tribune article of August 2 titled “Motorcyclist in critical condition following crash in Ingleside.”

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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 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.

Fatal I-57 Motorcycle Accident On Chicago’s South Side

There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident late Saturday night (August 1, 2015) on Interstate 57 (I-57) on Chicago’s Far South Side.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened on southbound I-57 near 119th Street.

The accident involved a motorcycle colliding with two cars sometime shortly before midnight.

The male motorcyclist and the female passenger were ejected during the accident.  The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the accident scene.  The female passenger was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center for treatment of her accident injuries.

Also taken to a hospital was a female driver of one of the cars.

This fatal motorcycle accident continues to be under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 2, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcyclist dead, 2 hurt in I-57 crash” as well as the August 2 abc7chicago.com article titled “1 killed in motorcycle crash on I-57.”

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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 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.

Motorcyclist Fatally Struck While Making U-turn In Aurora

There was a fatal motorcycle accident this morning (July 30, 2015) in Aurora.

According to police, the accident happened at approximately 7:10 a.m. on Butterfield Road near Hedge Row Drive.  At that time, a motorcyclist – who witnesses say may have been experiencing mechanical problems – attempted to make a U-turn to go westbound on Butterfield.  While attempting to make the U-turn, the Ducati motorcycle was hit by a Mack truck driven by a 44-year-old man from Ottawa.

The motorcyclist, identified as Bradley L. Stein, 54, of Aurora, was first taken Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora for treatment of his accident injuries, and then flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downer’s Grove.

He was pronounced dead at 10:05 a.m.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 30, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “Police:  Motorcyclist had mechanical trouble before fatal crash” as well as the July 30 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Aurora 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 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.

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