Motocross Accident In Rockford Leads To Death Of Teenage Girl

Many accident injuries, some fatal, happen during off-road recreational riding of ATVs and motocross riding.  There are many reasons for these accidents, involving the technical nature of such riding, the speeds involved, the terrain, and certain other issues inherent to the operation of ATVs.  On this site, ATV injuries, some fatal, have been discussed in posts found in the “ATV Accidents” category.

There was a fatal motocross accident Sunday (August 28, 2016) at the Rocky Glen OHV Park in Rockford.  The accident happened at 1:25 p.m.

According to authorities, the girl riding the motocross motorcycle apparently lost control of the bike.  The bike fell on her during the crash.  The girl, identified as Nicole Lootans, 14, of Burlington, Wisconsin, was taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries, where she was pronounced dead shortly before 2:00 p.m.

Additional details regarding this fatal motocross motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of sources, including the August 29, 2016 Rockford Register-Star article titled “Name of teen killed in Rockford motocross accident released” as well as the August 28 wifr.com article (with video) titled “Teen killed in motorcycle accident at Rocky Glen Park.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Head Injuries During Stroller And Child Carrier Use

Concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have been discussed extensively on this site, due to the serious short- and long-term impact such head injuries can have on one’s health.  Many accident injuries, as well as sports injuries, that have led to head injuries have been discussed on this site, and these posts are generally found in the “head injuries” category.  Often, these head injuries, depending on their severity, can generate very high levels of medical bills and other expenses.  In cases where another party’s negligence has caused the person’s injuries, injury compensation is often pursued through a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.

Recently, there has been new research that indicates that the incidence of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in infants and children is significant in stroller and child carrier accidents and mishaps.

The new research is discussed in a variety of sources, including the August 17, 2016 New York Times article titled “More Head Injuries Reported for Babies in Stroller Accidents” as well as the August 17 CBS News article titled “Parents:  2 children get hurt every hour in strollers, baby carriers.”

An excerpt from the New York Times article:

The analysis found that in 1990, fewer than one in five accidents in strollers or baby carriers resulted in traumatic brain injuries or concussions. But by 2010, 42 percent of children in stroller accidents and 53 percent of babies in carrier accidents who were treated in emergency rooms were found to have suffered a brain injury or concussion, according to the report published Wednesdayin the journal Academic Pediatrics.

The higher rates of brain injury in recent years do not necessarily mean that strollers and baby carriers have become more dangerous, the researchers said. Instead, it may be that doctors and other health care providers have become more aware of traumatic brain injury and concussion, said Kristin J. Roberts, the study’s co-author and a research associate in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The article also explains why these injury statistics are likely understated, and provides tips as to how to avoid head injuries and other harm that can occur during stroller and child carrier use.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Woman Viciously Attacked By Two Pit Bulls In Joliet, Illinois

As seen in various media accounts as well as the Illinois dog attack posts seen on this site, dogs that attack people can lead to many types of serious injuries, and these injuries can lead to fatalities. For these dog attacks in which injuries are not fatal, extensive injuries and possible disfigurement – including scarring – are common, and medical costs can be substantial.

Given these injuries and accompanying medical costs, those who are victims of severe dog attacks often have a significant need for injury compensation.

A dog attack happened in Joliet on Sunday, August 14, 2016.  The attack, involving two pit bulls attacking a woman, is discussed in the Joliet Patch article of August 15, 2016, titled “2 Pit Bulls Viciously Mauled Woman in Dad’s Backyard.”

As seen in the article, the vicious attack was stopped by a police officer.  The woman was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment of her accident injuries.  While the woman’s injuries were not specified, they were considered to be potentially life-threatening in nature.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Men Injured By Falling Bricks In The West Garfield Park Neighborhood

In the June 16, 206 post (“Woman Injured When Brick Dropped From Building Crashes Onto Car“) an incident was summarized involving a woman who was injured by bricks dropped from a building in Chicago’s West Loop.

On Monday (July 25, 2016) there was another incident in which two men were critically injured by falling bricks in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.  According to the Chicago Fire Department, the men were injured as they were walking in the 700 block of South Kenneth.  At approximately 4:47 p.m., bricks that fell from a building fell on them.

The men were taken to Stroger Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

Additional details concerning this accident can be seen in the July 25, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “2 critically injured by bricks falling from West Side building” as well as the July 25 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Building bricks collapse, injure 2 on West Side.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Streamwood Pedestrian Accident Involving Head Injuries

Concussions and other types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) can happen for many different reasons.  Among the types of accident in which TBI can occur is in car and pedestrian accidents.  Head injuries that occur in these types of accidents can be very serious due to the speed and force of impact that is typically involved.

There was a pedestrian accident Saturday night (July 16, 2016) in Streamwood which caused head injuries.  The accident involved a vehicle striking two pedestrians at approximately 9:50 p.m.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of July 18, 2016, titled “Pedestrians injured when struck by vehicle in Streamwood“:

The crash occurred about 9:50 p.m., when a vehicle traveling west on Irving Park Road from McKool Avenue hit an adult man and adult woman as they were walking in the Irving Park median, police said.

The woman, who was identified as a 32-year-old resident of Streamwood, was taken to Saint Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.  Her injuries were said to include head injuries.

The man was identified as a 36-year-old resident of Streamwood.  He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his injuries. He was reported to be in serious condition.  His injuries also included head injuries.

The vehicle’s driver and passenger were not injured in the collision.

This Cook County pedestrian accident is under investigation by the Streamwood Police as well as by Serious Traffic Crash Reconstruction (S.T.A.R).

Additional details and possible updates regarding this pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Man Dies Following Workplace Accident In Monee

There was a fatal workplace accident Tuesday (July 5, 2016) in Monee.  The accident happened at an Advanced Mobility manufacturing facility.

According to authorities, the accident involved a worker who was crushed to death as he was working underneath a semi trailer.  When a fellow worker pierced a hydraulic line, the trailer on which the worker was working suddenly dropped a foot or two.

The worker under the trailer sustained injuries to his chest and lower extremities, according to the Monee Fire Protection District Chief.

The worker was identified as Leo Micheletto, 58, of Frankfort.

An excerpt from the July 7, 2016 Daily Southtown article titled “Frankfort man crushed to death,” quoting Monee Fire Protection District Chief Carl Nieland:

Paramedics performed advanced life-support measures at the scene, Nieland said, and the man was transported to Franciscan St. James Health hospital in Olympia Fields where he died before a helicopter could transport him to a trauma center in Chicago.

An excerpt from the July 6, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “58-year-old man killed in Monee industrial accident“:

An autopsy found he died of multiple blunt-force injuries from an industrial accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

This fatal workplace accident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Injuries Caused By Fireworks Accidents

Personal injury can occur under many different circumstances.  Many different types of accident injuries in the Chicago area as well as throughout Illinois have been featured on this site.

One type of injury that occurs most often during early July up through the Fourth of July period is accident injuries caused by fireworks.

The July 2, 2016 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Booze, Ignorance and Firecrackers:  How to Lose Your Hand” discusses the frequency and causes of various types of firecracker injuries.  It also discusses the most common type of fireworks injuries – led by those to the hands & fingers, although a range of injuries – including those to the eyes and face – is common.  As noted in the article, permanent impairments – including amputations – can result because of these fireworks-related accidents.

While many of these accident injuries are to those attempting to light off the fireworks, bystanders have been hurt by fireworks as well.

An example of a notable Chicago firework accident is discussed in the July 1, 2016 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Barber’s hand blown off in fireworks accident, retrieved by dog.”  As seen in this article – and others that discuss the accident – major hand trauma – including likely permanent impairment – resulted from the accident, which happened in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood.

Additional details regarding this fireworks accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Patch article and abc7chicago.com articles mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal Workplace Accident In Plainfield

There was a fatal workplace accident early Thursday (June 23, 2016) in Plainfield.  The accident involved a worker being fatally injured involving an accident with a steel baler.

According to Plainfield Police, they responded to the call regarding a workplace accident shortly after 1:30 a.m.  The accident occurred at Coilplus, Inc. and involved the worker being caught in a steel baler.

The worker was identified as Carlos Rivera, 50, of Joliet.   According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, he was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 2:15 a.m.

An autopsy determined that Rivera died from multiple injuries sustained in the accident.

OSHA has opened an investigation regarding this fatal accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 23, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in workplace accident in Plainsfield”  as well as the June 23 Bolingbrook Patch article titled “Worker Pulled Through Steel Baler at Coilplus in Plainfield.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Woman Injured When Brick Dropped From Building Crashes Onto Car

Personal injury can happen in any number of ways.  On this site, numerous accident injuries have been summarized and otherwise discussed, as are lawsuits pertaining to such accident injuries.  As well, wrongful death lawsuits, filed after fatal accidents have occurred, have also been featured.

A list of personal injury categories can be found on the “Personal Injury Categories” page, and many of these categories have links to further discussion pertaining to the injury categories.

One recent notable accident, in which a person could have been seriously – if not fatally injured – happened today (June 16, 2016) in Chicago.

The accident involved a woman sitting in a car who was injured after a worker accidentally dropped a brick from a building in the West Loop.

An excerpt from the dnainfo.com article of June 16, 2016, titled “Woman Injured When Brick Falls Through Sunroof Window“:

At about 8:44 a.m. Thursday, someone working on a construction site at 600 W. Jackson Blvd. in the West Loop accidentally dropped a brick from a roped-off construction area, according to a law enforcement source. The brick, which went tumbling to the street below, struck a parked car, shattering the car’s sunroof.

The woman suffered scratches and bruises from the broken glass, but was not struck by the brick, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman. An ambulance did respond to the scene, but it is not known if the woman was transported to the hospital.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Chicago accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the dnainfo.com article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

ATV Crash In Crystal Lake Leads To Death Of Boy

There was a fatal ATV accident Sunday night (May 22, 2016) in Crystal Lake.  Details on the crash – and especially its causes – appear limited at this time.

Crystal Lake first responders – including Crystal Lake Fire Rescue and Crystal Lake Police – were sent to the accident scene at approximately 7:00 p.m.  The accident scene was in the 2400 block of Bryn Mawr Lane.

The accident involved a single ATV that crashed in a field.  The boy died at the accident scene, from apparent multiple injuries.  The boy who died was not identified, nor was his age disclosed.

An excerpt from the Northwest Herald article of May 23, 2016, titled “Boy killed in Crystal Lake ATV crash, officials say“:

McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said an autopsy to determine the cause of death is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above, as well as the May 23 CBS Chicago article titled “Boy Killed In Crystal Lake ATV Crash.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.