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Elman Law Group, LLC Wins Big With A Stunning $621,000 Jury Verdict In Cook County (Chicago, Illinois) “Wrist Fracture” Car Accident Case

Anthony R. Elman of Elman Law Group, LLC has 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.

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.

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 about 2-3 months of post-accident treatment for this 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.

Fatal Chicago Motorcycle Accident Near Wacker And Columbus

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon (July 20, 2017) in downtown Chicago.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 4:25 p.m. in the 300 block of North Columbus Drive.  The collision happened as a motorcyclist, traveling west on Lower Wacker Drive, drove through a red light at Wacker and Columbus and collided with a Chevrolet HHR.

The motorcyclist, identified as Dobri Dobrev, 34, of Chicago.  He died after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 68-year-old woman, was taken to Northwestern Memorial for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be “minor injuries.”

An excerpt from the NBC Chicago article of July 20, 2017, titled “34-Year-Old Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident In Downtown Chicago“:

The driver of the Chevy was not issued a citation, police said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago traffic accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago article mentioned above as well as the July 21 dnainfo.com article titled “Uptown Motorcyclist Killed After Running Red Light In Loop, Police Say.”

Bridgeview Motorcycle Collision Injured Rider

There was a motorcycle accident in Bridgeview Friday morning (July 14, 2017) in which an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s officer was injured.  The accident happened at West 73rd Place and Harlem Avenue.

Details on the cause of the accident appear limited at this time.

The crash reportedly involved a BMW hitting a motorcycle.

As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist landed on the street, and had appeared to have serious injuries.  The rider received medical attention from two passing detectives from Riverside.

The incident is discussed in several media sources, including the July 19, 2017 abc7chicago.com article titled “Riverside detectives help save life of off-duty Cook County sheriff’s officer struck by car” as well as the July 18 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Off-duty Cook County sheriff’s police officer hurt in Bridgeview crash.”

As seen in the abc7chicago.com article, the motorcyclist appeared to have back injuries, a large deformation on the front of his head and a compound fracture of his right arm.

An excerpt from the article, regarding the medical treatment provided by the detectives:

They applied a tourniquet to his arm and witnesses helped them apply bandages to the back of his head, which was bleeding profusely, police said.

Additional details regarding the accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two articles mentioned above.

East 95th Street Fatal Motorcycle-SUV Collision

Drivers attempting “U-turns” can present a traffic hazard in certain situations, such as if they are done suddenly or unexpectedly in traffic.

There was a fatal Chicago motorcycle accident late Friday night (July 14, 2017) which involved the driver of a SUV making a U-turn.

Details on the accident are somewhat limited; the cause of the accident does not yet appear to be determined or publicly disclosed.

According to Chicago Police, the accident involved a collision between a SUV and motorcycle at approximately 10:50 p.m. in the 3200 block of East 95th Street.  The motorcyclist crashed into the driver’s side of the SUV as the SUV was making a U-turn.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 51-year-old man, was declared dead at the accident scene.

This fatal Chicago motorcycle crash remains under investigation by the Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 15, 2017 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Southeast Side crash” as well as the July 15 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  51-year-old man killed in Far South Side motorcycle crash.”

Fatal Motorcycle Crash On The Bishop Ford Freeway

There was a fatal motorcycle crash early Friday morning (July 7, 2017) on the Bishop Ford Freeway on Chicago’s Far South Side.

This motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle loss of control.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of July 7, 2017, titled “Motorcyclist killed in Bishop Ford crash“:

Edward M. Lopez, 27, was driving a black Yamaha motorcycle at a high speed on northbound I-94 near the Beaubien Forest Preserve when he lost control at 2:35 a.m., according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

The motorcycle then left the roadway to the right, into grassy brush, and Lopez was ejected from the motorcycle.

Lopez was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above.

East Garfield Park Fatal Motorcycle Collision

There was a fatal Chicago motorcycle accident late Saturday night (July 1, 2017) in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Chicago Sun-Times article of July 2, 2017, titled “Police:  Man killed in motorcycle crash in East Garfield Park“:

About 11:25 p.m., a 2001 Mercury traveling north on North Kedzie Avenue made a left turn onto West Madison Street and was struck on the passenger side by a motorcycle, according to Chicago Police.

As a result of the crash, a passenger on the motorcycle, a 28-year-old man, was pronounced dead.

The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old woman, was injured and taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.  She was in serious condition.

A passenger in the Mercury suffered minor injuries.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the abc7chicago.com article of July 2, 2017, titled “1 killed, 2 injured in East Garfield Park motorcycle crash“:

The driver of the Mercury was cited for an improper left turn, no valid driver’s license and no insurance, police said.

Additional details regarding this fatal Chicago motorcycle traffic crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two articles mentioned above.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over West Side Of Chicago Crash

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the City of Chicago as well as Chicago Police.  The lawsuit has been filed regarding the death of a woman who was fatally struck by an off-duty Chicago Police Officer.

The woman, Chequita Adams, was killed in a June 26, 2017 crash on Chicago’s West Side.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the June 29, 2017 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Family of woman killed in crash with off-duty cop files lawsuit against city, police“:

Early Monday, minutes after leaving work at the Chicago Police Department’s 10th District, 32-year-old Officer Taylor Clark was killed when his Jeep struck a Nissan at West Roosevelt Road and South Kostner Avenue. Adams was in the Nissan, waiting to make a turn.

Prior to the crash, the off-duty officer was pursued by an on-duty officer, who mistakenly thought he was involved in a carjacking. Surveillance video shows part of the pursuit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article mentioned above as well as the June 29 CBS Chicago article (with videos) titled “Family of Woman Who Died In Fatal Crash File Lawsuit Against CPD.”

Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Chicago’s Garfield Ridge Neighborhood

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday night (June 18, 2017) on Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood.  The accident happened near Midway Airport.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened in the 5000 block of West 55th Street at approximately 10:00 p.m.  At that time, a motorcyclist riding a Ducati motorcycle eastbound “rear-ended” a GMC Acadia that was pulling out of a parking lot, heading east.  During the collision, the motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in the opposite lane of traffic.  A Jeep Wrangler traveling westbound then ran over the man.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the accident scene.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the motorcyclist was identified as Matthew J. Bobak, 29, of Justice.

The traffic accident investigation is being conducted by the Chicago 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 June 19, 2017 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Southwest Side crash” as well as the June 19 CBS Chicago article titled “Motorcyclist Killed In Garfield Ridge Crash Near Midway.”

Fatal Collision Involving Motorcycle And Pickup Truck In Morton Grove

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Thursday evening (June 15, 2017) in Morton Grove.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time.

According to the Morton Grove Police Department, police responded to the accident at approximately 7:40 p.m.  A collision had occurred between a motorcycle and pickup truck on the north side of the street in the 6100 block of North Oakton Street.

The motorcyclist was found unresponsive at the accident scene, and he was pronounced dead after being taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the June 16, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Morton Grove crash“:

Police said there was no evidence of intoxication and the cause of the crash remained under investigation Friday morning. The driver of the pickup was cooperating with investigators.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the July 16 CBS Chicago article titled “Motorcyclist Killed In Morton Grove Crash.”

Motorcycle Rider Dies Following Crash In Rolling Meadows

A motorcyclist died Sunday (June 11, 2017) from accident injuries that resulted from a June 1 motorcycle accident in Rolling Meadows.

The motorcyclist, Chris Monsen, 27, of Buffalo Grove, died at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

An excerpt regarding the June 1 motorcycle accident, from the June 13 Daily Herald article titled “Buffalo Grove victim of June 1 motorcycle accident dies“:

At approximately 9:30 p.m. June 1, Monsen was riding his motorcycle on the entrance ramp to northbound Route 53 from Algonquin Road when he crossed lanes of traffic and crashed into a concrete barrier dividing express and local lanes, family members had said.  He died about 11 a.m. Sunday.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the June 13 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man dies more than week after Rolling Meadows motorcycle crash.”

Motorcycle Accident In Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood

There was a collision Monday morning (June 12, 2017) in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood.  The collision involved a motorcyclist and school bus.  The motorcyclist was seriously injured and seven other people were also injured and hospitalized.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, the accident happened at approximately 6:44 a.m. in the 10900 block of South Michigan Avenue.

Chicago Police say the rider of the motorcycle, a 37-year-old man, was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Among those who were also injured included a 15-year-old girl; a 15-year-old boy; two 17-year-old boys; a 19-year-old boy; and a 50-year-old woman.  All of these people were taken to hospitals for medical treatment.

At this time it is undetermined as to which party was at fault for the accident.

The traffic accident investigation is being conducted by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 12, 2017 dnainfo.com article titled “School Bus-Motorcycle Crash Injures 8 People, Including 6 Teens” and the June 12 West Side Patch article titled “5 Teens, 3 Others Hurt In School Bus-Motorcycle Crash.”