Motorcyclist Dies After Accident Near Byron, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident on Monday (July 29, 2013) approximately three miles south of Byron, Illinois.

The accident happened at approximately 3:48 p.m. as the motorcyclist was riding south on Illinois Route 2, and lost control of the bike after passing two vehicles.  The motorcycle went into a ditch and traveled 400 feet before the motorcyclist was ejected from the bike, according to the Ogle County Sheriff.

The motorcyclist, Mike Ball, 59, of Mount Morris, suffered critical injuries and was flown via helicopter to OSF Saint Anthony’s Hospital.  He died from his injuries at 7:00 a.m. this morning (July 30, 2013).

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Rockford Register Star article of July 30 titled “Mount Morris man killed in motorcycle crash” as well as the mystateline.com article of July 30 titled “Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash Near Byron.”

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Should you be involved in a motorcycle 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.

Motorcycle Accident In Springfield, Illinois

There was a motorcycle accident in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  The accident happened as a motorcyclist was heading north on 16th Street.  At Clear Lake Avenue, the motorcyclist collided with a van.

The van’s driver, Franklin D. Goacher, 71, of Springfield, was attempt a left-hand turn onto Clear Lake Avenue at the time of the accident.

The motorcyclist, identified as Gary E. Martin, 33, of Springfield, was in critical condition following the accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 23 SJ-R.com article titled “Motorcyclist in critical condition” as well as the wics.com article of July 24 titled “Man in Critical Condition After Motorcycle Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) 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 motorcycle 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 Motorcycle Accident On Chicago’s West Side

There was a fatal motorcycle accident on Chicago’s West Side this morning (Tuesday, July 16, 2013).  The accident involved a collision between a semi and a motorcycle.

The accident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m., on North Western Avenue in the 100 block.

An excerpt from the July 16 dnainfo.com article titled “Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding with Semi – Near West Side” :

The truck, heading north on Western Avenue, was making a left turn westbound onto Lake Street with a green arrow signal, police said. The motorcyclist, heading southbound on Western, crashed into the truck while it was turning, police said.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead after being taken to Stroger Hospital.  He has been identified as Paul Pawelski, 38, of Oklahoma City.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the dnainfo.com article mentioned above as well as the Chicago Sun-Times article of July 16 titled “Police:  Motorcyclist killed in crash with semi on West Side.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) 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 motorcycle 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 Motorcycle Accident On I-80 Near Mokena, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident early Monday morning (July 15, 2013) on Interstate 80 (I-80) near Mokena, Illinois.

The accident happened at approximately 2:02 a.m., when a motorcycle – reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed in the westbound lanes – ran into the back of a semi truck near Wolf Road.

According to the Illinois State Police, the two occupants of the motorcycle – said to be a 32-year-old male from Bensenville and a 23-year-old female from Lisle – both died at the accident scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the ABC7News article of July 15 titled “I-80 motorcycle crash with semi-truck kills Bensenville man, Lisle woman” as well as the CBS Chicago article of July 15 titled “Two Killed In I-80 Motorcycle Crash.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) 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 motorcycle 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 Motorcycle Accident On I-80 Near Tinley Park, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident this evening on Interstate 80 (I-80) near Tinley Park, Illinois.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time.

However, according to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 6:24 p.m., as the motorcyclist was attempting to merge onto I-80 near Harlem Avenue.   The motorcycle collided with the front of a semi truck, and then went out of control.  Both the man and woman on the motorcycle were thrown from the bike.

The woman, who has been identified as Krystina D. Raddatz, 22, of Joliet, was pronounced dead at the accident scene, and the man was taken to a local hospital.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 13 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Woman killed in crash on I-80 near Tinley Park” athe July 13 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcycle passenger killed in I-80 crash,” and the Plainfield Patch.com article of July 15 titled “Plainfield Graduate Killed in Truck/Motorcycle Crash on I-80.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) 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 motorcycle 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.