Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding August 2015 Motorcycle Accident

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on August 26, 2015.  That accident, which happened on Route 173, near Antioch, was originally summarized on this site in the August 27, 2015 post titled “Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Route 173.”  The motorcyclist killed during the crash (i.e. decedent) was Gregory Boyes, 50, of Antioch.

The wrongful death lawsuit is discussed in various media sources, including the April 27, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Mother of Antioch man killed in motorcycle crash files lawsuit against suspect, 2 taverns” as well as the Lake County News-Sun article of April 22 titled “Mother sues suspect, taverns in accident that killed son.”

The lawsuit was filed in Lake County Circuit Court on April 11, 2016.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article:

Anita Afremow filed the lawsuit April 11 in Lake County circuit court on behalf of her deceased son, Gregory Boyes, 50. The suit names Leena A. Ultsch, 34, of Antioch Township, and the Tracks on Grand of Lake Villa and the Limerick Lounge of Antioch as defendants.

According to the complaint, Ultsch is accused of driving her automobile while impaired, and of following Boyes too closely. The court document also stated Ultsch operated her motor vehicle without adequate brakes, didn’t keep a proper lookout ahead of her, and failed to decrease speed to avoid a crash with Boyes.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald and Lake County News-Sun articles 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.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash In McHenry County

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday night (April 24, 2016) in McHenry County (Nunda Township.)

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation indicates that the crash involved a motorcyclist traveling southbound on River Road at Black Partridge Road at approximately 11:33 p.m.  At that time – for a currently undetermined reason – the motorcycle (a Harley Davidson XL883C) left the roadway to the west, and it collided with a guardrail.

The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle during the collision, and he was not wearing a helmet.

The motorcyclist was identified as Merrick M. Gehrke, 35, of McHenry.  He died at the accident scene.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office news release of April 25, 2016, titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash“:

The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigations Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.  Members of the McHenry Township Fire Protection District and A-TEC Ambulance also responded to the scene. The Island Lake Police Department assisted with traffic control.

Additional details concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office news release mentioned above, as well as the April 25 Daily Herald article titled “McHenry man killed in Nunda Township motorcycle crash” as well as the April 25 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Police Identify Motorcyclist Killed in Sunday Night 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.

Motorcycle Accident In LaSalle County

There was a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon (April 24, 2016) in LaSalle County.

The accident is discussed in the NewsTribune article of April 24, 2016, titled “Oglesby medic called after motorcycle-pickup crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

Thomas J. Sullivan, 60, of Pontiac was eastbound on a motorcycle on North 2401st Road following behind Justin M. Parks, 18, of Streator when Parks started to turn into the driveway at 825 N2401st and his pickup was struck in the rear by Sullivan’s motorcycle.

Parks, Sullivan, and Sullivan’s passenger were all injured, with Sullivan and his passenger taken to a local hospital for treatment of their motorcycle accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NewsTribune 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.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Marion, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday afternoon (April 22, 2016) in Marion, Illinois.

Details on the accident are limited at this time.  As well, the cause of the motorcycle accident appears to not be publicly disclosed at this time.

According to Marion Police, they responded to the accident at approximately 2:40 p.m. Friday afternoon.  A collision had occurred between a car and motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle during the collision.  He was taken to Heartland Regional Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was later pronounced deceased.

An excerpt from the April 22, 2016 wpsdlocal6.com article titled “Crash kills motorcyclist in Marion, Ill.“:

Police say the names of the motorcyclist and the driver of the car are not being released at this time. The police department also declined to provide any details about where the wreck happened.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wpsdlocal6.com article mentioned above as well as the April 22 The Southern article titled “One dead in Marion motorcycle 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.

Motorcycle Accident On Route 59 In Bartlett

There was a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon (April 21, 2016) in Bartlett in which a motorcyclist was seriously injured.  As in many motorcycle accidents which aren’t the fault of the motorcyclist, this accident appears to be an example of a car attempting to make a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

According to Bartlett Police, the accident happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bartlett Road and Route 59.

At that time, a 20-year-old motorcyclist riding (later identified as Sohair Rahim, of Hanover Park) a Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Route 59 was struck by a southbound Ford Escape that was attempting to turn left onto eastbound West Bartlett Road.

Rahim was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for treatment of his accident injuries.  Those injuries were considered to be “life-threatening” in nature at that time.  Rahim later died from his injuries, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of April 21, 2016 titled “Motorcyclist severely injured in Bartlett crash“:

The driver of the Ford Escape, Donald C. Dick, 89, of Bartlett, was ticketed for failure to yield, police said. He was treated and released from St. Alexius Medical Center. The crash remains under investigation.

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 April 21 The Courier-News article titled “Motorcyclist injured in Bartlett crash” and the April 22 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcycle rider dies after Bartlett crash.”  Remembrances of Sohair Rahim, as well as another summary of the accident, can be seen in the April 30 Elgin Courier-News article titled “Friends share memories of Bartlett motorcycle accident victim Sohair Rahim.”

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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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