Motorcyclist Dies Following Crash In Glenview

A motorcyclist has died following a motorcycle accident in Glenview.

The motorcyclist, identified as Bruce Payne, 39, was injured during a motorcycle accident in the 3400 block of East Lake Avenue.

While details on the motorcycle crash are limited in nature, the crash involved an apparent collision between a car and motorcycle.  The accident happened on October 10; Payne died from his accident injuries on November 25.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 26, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man dies month after Glenview 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.

NHTSA Statistics Regarding 2014 & 2015 Traffic Deaths

On November 24, 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a news release titled “Traffic fatalities fall in 2014, but early estimates show 2015 trending higher.”  The release discusses both 2014 traffic death statistics as well as discusses trends for the first half of 2015.

A couple of excerpts:

The nation saw a slight decline in traffic deaths during 2014. However, an increase in estimated fatalities during the first six months of this year reveals a need to reinvigorate the fight against deadly behavior on America’s roads, the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today.

The news release also mentions the apparent safety benefits of motorcycle helmet use.  On this site, this issue has been discussed on two pages, “Illinois Motorcycle Safety And Helmet Use” as well as the page titled “Motorcycle Helmets – Notable Aspects” and also mentioned in various individual posts.

An excerpt from the NHTSA press release concerning motorcycle helmets and other traffic safety statistics:

Additional 2014 crash data show:

  • Drunk driving crashes continue to represent roughly one-third of fatalities, resulting in 9,967 deaths in 2014.

  • Nearly half (49%) of passenger vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts.

  • The number of motorcyclists killed was far higher in states without strong helmet laws, resulting in 1,565 lives lost in 2014.

  • Cyclist deaths declined by 2.3 percent, but pedestrian deaths rose by 3.1 percent from the previous year. In 2014, there were 726 cyclists and 4,884 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes.

  • Distracted driving accounted for 10 percent of all crash fatalities, killing 3,179 people in 2014.

  • Drowsy driving accounted for 2.6 percent of all crash fatalities; at least 846 people died in these crashes in 2014.

Additional details can be found in the NHTSA press release mentioned above, as well as the November 25 Chicago Tribune article titled “US Traffic deaths rise 8 percent in first half of 2015.”

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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 Franklin County

As discussed on the page titled “Road Hazards – Deer,” one of the potential hazards that motorcyclists face is that of deer running in front of them in the roadway.  While this type of accident can happen at any time, as discussed there are various times in which such accidents are more likely to happen.

While Illinois motorcycle accidents involving deer are not high in number, they nonetheless do occur, and a number of them have been fatal.

On Saturday night (November 7, 2015) there was a fatal accident in Franklin County, Illinois involving a deer running out in front of a motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was unable to avoid hitting the deer.  While the motorcyclist, William Burnett, 31, of Buckner, suffered minor injuries during the collision, the female passenger, Jana Miles, 40 of Whittington, later died from injuries sustained during the collision.

An excerpt from the November 8, 2015 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “Woman killed in Franklin Co., IL motorcycle crash was on way to her wedding reception“:

Miles and her new husband William Burnett had just gotten married and were traveling to their reception when the crash occurred.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article mentioned above as well as thesouthern.com article (with remembrances) of November 9 titled “Woman marries the love of her life, dies in motorcycle wreck on way to reception.”

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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.

Lawsuit Regarding Joliet Motorcycle Crash

In the September 30, 2014 post titled “Motorcyclist Dies Following Collision In Joliet,” a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in September 2014 is discussed.

Recently, a lawsuit has been filed regarding the accident.  The lawsuit is discussed in the November 6, 2015 Channahon-Minooka Patch article titled “Estate of Motorcycle Man Killed In Killed in Crash Sued by Woman Who Lost Leg.”

The article discusses the lawsuit, which was filed by the female passenger on the motorcycle, Rosa Cantu-Muniz.

An excerpt from the article:

A woman who lost her leg in a September 2014 wreck sued a Joliet man killed in the crash and the other driver involved in the accident, according to a lawsuit filed in Will County court.

Additional details can be seen in the Patch 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 Chicago Motorcycle Accident In West Town

There was a fatal Chicago motorcycle accident Wednesday morning (November 4, 2015) in the West Town neighborhood.

Details on the accident – especially its causes and who may be at fault – appear limited at this time.

According to the November 4, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in West Town crash,” according to Chicago Police  the accident happened between a truck and motorcycle at 7:17 a.m. in the 1800 block of West Chicago.

An excerpt from the article:

The motorcyclist, a 44-year-old man, was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, according to police. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality.

Additional details regarding this fatal Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times 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.