$621,000 Verdict In Wrist Fracture Case

On March 12, 2014, Anthony R. Elman of Elman Law Group, LLC 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.

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 approximately 2-3 months of post-accident treatment for his fractured 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.  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.

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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 In Granite City, Illinois

There was a fatal Illinois motorcyclist accident on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Granite City, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), witnesses say that this motorcycle accident happened at approximately 3:02 p.m. as a motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed, and lost control as he was on the ramp from Illinois 203 to eastbound Interstate 270.  After the motorcyclist lost control, he collided with a guardrail.

After being taken to a local hospital, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead.

The motorcyclist was identified as Lester E. Ames, 45, of Jerseyville, Illinois.

This fatal motorcycle collision remains under investigation by the ISP.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 12, 2014 bnd.com article titled “Authorities identify motorcyclist killed in high-speed accident” as well as the March 12 ksdk.com article titled “Jerseyville, Ill. man killed in 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.