Motorcycle Critically Injured In Crash On Lake Shore Drive

There was a motorcycle accident on Lake Shore Drive late Tuesday night, November 28, 2017.  The accident happened on Chicago’s South Side.

Details regarding the cause of the crash appear to be limited at this time.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of November 29, 2017, titled “Motorcyclist critically injured in Lake Shore Drive crash“:

The single-vehicle crash happened shortly before midnight in the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near 16th Street, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Walter Schroeder.

The motorcyclist was taken to Northwest Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as the November 29 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Lake Shore Drive 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 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ 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-Minivan Collision In Decatur Injures Motorcyclist

There was a motorcycle accident Monday morning (November 27, 2017) in Decatur.  The crash involved a collision between a motorcycle and minivan.

The accident scene was at the intersection of West Main Street and Fairview Avenue, and the crash happened at approximately 8:54 a.m.

An excerpt from the November 27, 2017 wandtv.com article (with video) titled “Motorcycle, van collide near Millikin“:

The investigation shows that a 18-year-old driving a motorcycle was heading south on Fairview. A mini-van turned west on Main from Fairview and turned in front of the motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle was ejected from the motorcycle. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It’s not clear how serious his injuries are.

According to police the driver of the minivan was not injured.  The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the November 27 herald-review.com article titled “Police:  One injured after motorcycle, van crash on Decatur’s west side.”

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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 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ 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 Chicago’s West Lawn Neighborhood

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday afternoon (November 24, 2017) in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood.  As is the case in many fatal motorcycle accidents, the accident involved a car that made a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle, and the motorcycle hit the car.

According to information provided by the Chicago Police Department, the crash happened in the 6900 block of South Pulaski, as a vehicle driven by an 82-year-old woman was driving southbound at approximately 12:30 p.m.  As the woman was making a left-hand turn, her vehicle hit an oncoming northbound motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was identified as Jonathan P. Krska-Gawron, 32, of Robbins.  He was later pronounced dead after being taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

An excerpt regarding the accident and the resulting motorcycle accident injuries, from the November 25, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in West Lawn crash“:

An autopsy Saturday found that Krska-Gawron, who lived in Robbins, died of multiple injuries from the crash and his death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

The woman was cited for failure to yield on a left turn, police said. The crash remains under investigation by the police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the 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 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ 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 Concerning June 2017 Fatal Morton Grove Accident

A fatal June 15, 2017 Morton Grove motorcycle accident was summarized in the post titled “Fatal Morton Grove Motorcycle Collision.”  That motorcycle accident led to the death of Delano Powell, 31, of Chicago.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Cook County Circuit Court regarding this fatal accident.  The accident and lawsuit is summarized in the November 15, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Lawsuit filed in June crash that killed motorcyclist in Morton Grove.”

An excerpt from the article regarding the allegations made regarding the accident:

The suit claims the driver of the pickup was negligent when he failed to yield during a left turn and drove on the wrong side of the road.

Additional details concerning the accident and lawsuit can be seen in the sources 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 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ 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.

Driver Drug Use Regarding Fatal Burr Ridge Motorcycle Accident

Drivers impaired by drug use (often called “drugged driving”) is a growing problem in the Chicago area as well as throughout the nation.  The drugs typically involved vary, but common drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other opiates.  Prescription drugs – either legal or illegal – can also be involved.  This issue poses a heightened risk to motorcyclists for many reasons, including that drivers who are impaired may have a difficulty in “seeing” and otherwise driving around motorcyclists.

Various legal and medical aspects of this traffic safety issue are discussed on “The Danger To Motorcyclists Presented By Drugged Drivers” page.

Additional information has become available concerning a fatal April 17, 2015 DuPage County motorcycle accident in which drug use is alleged.  The accident occurred in Burr Ridge.

That fatal motorcycle accident was originally discussed in the April 18, 2015 post titled “Fatal Motorcycle Accident On I-55 In Burr Ridge, Illinois.”  The motorcyclist who was killed was identified as Daniel Dacanay, 30, of Chicago.

The additional information concerning the accident as well as the alleged drug use by the driver (Fawzi Ottman, 45, of Chicago) of the Chevrolet Impala that struck Dacaney is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the November 2, 2017 The Doings article titled “Chicago man pleads guilty to DUI in DuPage County crash that killed motorcyclist” as well as the November 3 Daily Herald articel titled “Report:  Chicago man pleads guilty to being intoxicated during 2015 fatal DuPage County crash.”

An excerpt from The Doings article:

Fawzi Ottman, 45, of the 4900 block of West Potomac Avenue, entered a guilty plea to one count of aggravated DUI involving a death in exchange for DuPage County prosecutors agreeing to drop other counts. Ottman faces a prison sentence of three to 14 years and is not eligible for probation, prosecutors said.

An excerpt from The Daily Herald article with regard to the drug use:

Ottman had opiates, heroin and marijuana in his system at the time of the fatal accident.

Additional details concerning this fatal DuPage County motorcycle accident and the problem of drivers impaired by drug use can be seen in the sources 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 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ 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.