Fatal Collision Involving ATV And Dirt Bike In DeKalb County

Riding ATVs, often referred to as “three-wheelers” and “four-wheelers,” often entail many types of risks, especially since the terrain these vehicles are ridden on is often rough and unpredictable in nature.  Many Illinois ATV accidents have occurred.

On this site, ATV accidents – many which are fatal, and some which involve children – are found under the under the “ATV Accidents” category.

A fatal ATV-dirt bike collision happen Saturday night (February 11, 2017) in DeKalb County.

According to the DeKalb County’s Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred on Saturday night at 7:37 p.m.  on Cherry Road west of Bucks Road.  At that time, one man on a Honda ATV (with its lights on) collided with another man riding a Yamaha dirt bike, which didn’t have lights on.  The collision was a “head-on” collision.

The man riding the ATV was identified as Dakota M. Sikula, 21, of Hampshire.  The rider of the dirt bike was identified as Douglas W. Wallace Jr., 21, of Kirkland.

The accident led to the death of two men.  Both men died at the accident scene.

This fatal crash is under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office as well as the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 13, 2017 Daily Chronicle article titled “2 killed in dirt bike, ATV crash near Kirkland” as well as the February 12 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “2 Killed in Head-On ATV, Dirt Bike Collision.”

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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.

Fatal Work Accident At Geneva Commons In Geneva

Workplace accidents can happen for a variety of reasons.  Accident causes include errors in judgment; lack of proper supervision; lack of focus on safety; poor employee training; lack of communication; unsafe work conditions; defective equipment; and improper and/or inadequate tools.  Many of these causes can be traced back to poor safety practices and/or attempts to minimize expenses.

As with any accident in which someone has been hurt or fatally injured, a qualified personal injury lawyer can determine if there was negligence involved and whether accident injury compensation may be attainable.  Depending upon the specifics of the accident, the filing of a personal injury lawsuit may be appropriate.  In the instance of a fatal workplace accident, the filing of a wrongful death suit may be warranted.

On this site, Illinois work accidents are listed under the “Illinois workplace accidents” category.  Accidents – many fatal – that happen during construction and/or on construction sites are listed under the “Illinois Construction Accidents” category.

There was a fatal work accident on Friday (February 3, 2017) in which a construction worker died at the Geneva Commons shopping center in Geneva.  While the accident remains under investigation, preliminary reports indicate the worker was attempting to install a sign, and he became trapped between a crane and bell tower.  The worker was identified as Donald J. Tentler, 47, of West Dundee.  He died at the accident scene.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois work accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 7, 2017 Batavia Patch article titled “Autopsy Results Released in Geneva Commons Bell Tower Death” as well as the February 3 Kane County Chronicle article titled “Worker identified in fatal accident at Geneva Commons tower.”

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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.

Brain Injuries Experienced In Two Recent Chicago Area Accidents

Serious brain injuries can happen in a variety of accidents.  There are a range of brain injuries that vary in their severity and impact on one’s short- and long-term health.  While concussions are common head injuries, there are many conditions that can accompany concussions that are serious in nature and can have long-lasting health impacts.  This is especially so if one suffers many concussions, as well as if one concussion closely follows another.

One of the serious medical conditions that can accompany a head impact is bleeding on the brain.  A recent Evanston car collision led to a man having bleeding on the brain.  The accident is summarized in the January 22, 2017 post titled “Single-Car Crash In Evanston Injures Three Men.”

An excerpt:

The 28-year-old passenger was the most seriously injured and suffered brain bleeding, police said.

Another recent Chicago-area accident in which a fatal head injury occurred happened during a bicycle accident in Barrington.  That accident was discussed in a variety of media sources including the NBC Chicago article of January 16, 2017 article titled “Boy, 12, Dies After Barrington Bicycle Accident.”

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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.

Worker Fatally Falls From Refrigeration Unit At Crest Hill Facility

Illinois workplace accidents happen for a variety of reasons.  Accident causes include lack of supervision; lack of focus on safety; poor employee training; lack of communication; unsafe work conditions; defective equipment; and improper and/or inadequate tools.  Many of these causes can be traced back to poor management practices and/or attempts to save money.

However, there are many other reasons that can play a role in whether an employee is injured or killed while working.  Many fatal workplace accidents seem avoidable.

As with any accident in which someone has been hurt or fatally injured, a qualified personal injury lawyer can determine if there was negligence involved and whether accident injury compensation may be attainable.  Depending upon the specifics of the accident, the filing of a personal injury lawsuit may be appropriate.  In the case of a fatal accident, the filing of a wrongful death suit may be warranted.

There was a fatal work accident Friday (January 13, 2017) in Crest Hill.  Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

According to preliminary information, the accident involved an electrician (Brian Cummings, 60, of Des Plaines) falling off of a refrigeration unit.  He fell 40 feet.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

The accident happened within Rich Products.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal Illinois workplace accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 14, 2017 The Herald-News article titled “Worker dies after 40-foot fall at Crest Hill manufacturing facility” as well as the January 14 Joliet Patch article titled “Fatal Fall:  Electrician Killed In 40-foot Plunge.”

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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.

Driver Suffers Brain Injury During Car Rollover Accident

Serious brain injuries can happen in a variety of accidents.  On January 6, 2017, a car rollover accident occurred on Interstate 55 in Troy Township, and the driver suffered a brain injury from which he later passed away from.

Rollover accidents often cause serious injuries, especially if the driver is ejected (thrown from) the vehicle, as was the case in this accident.

The accident happened as a northbound car rolled over on I-55.  The accident happened at approximately 11:15, about a mile north of Interstate 80.

The driver was identified as Ricardo Calderon, 23, of Shorewood.  An excerpt from the Joliet Patch article of January 7, 2017, titled “Fatal Crash on I-55- Shorewood Man Killed in Rollover Wreck,” concerning the accident injuries, which included a traumatic brain injury:

Calderon was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. He had reportedly suffered irreversible brain damage and was placed on a ventilator.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, he passed away at Saturday at 8:50 a.m.

An excerpt concerning the cause of the accident, from the January 7, 2016 The Herald-News article titled “Shorewood man killed in I-55 rollover“:

Alcohol and a high rate of speed contributed to the accident, according to state police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Will County car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch and The Herald-News 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.

ATV Accident In North Barrington Injures Man And Boy

Many Illinois ATV accidents have occurred.  ATVs, which are also commonly referred to as “three-wheelers” and “four-wheelers,” have caused many serious accidents.  As seen in various posts on this site under the “ATV Accidents” category, these types of crashes have often caused serious injuries and some have led to the death of the ATV rider or passenger.

A Christmas Day ATV accident in North Barrington has caused injuries to both a man and child passenger.

The ATV accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago article of December 26, 2016, titled “‘Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries,’ 7-Year-Old Hurt in Suburban ATV crash.” An excerpt:

A preliminary investigation revealed the ATV, being driven by the 43-year-old man, was traveling northbound on Ravine Lane with a 7-year-old passenger when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a dog, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office. The ATV rolled over with neither passenger wearing helmets.

The man was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center [Libertyville] for medical treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be “life-threatening” in nature.

The boy (his son) received medical treatment by paramedics at the accident scene.

Additional details can be seen in the NBC Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the Daily Herald article of December 26 titled “Man and young son hurt in ATV crash in North Barrington.”

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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.

Illinois Dog Attack Injuries And Associated Lawsuits

Dog attack injuries and associated legal issues have been discussed on this site on the “Illinois Dog Bites” page.  Additionally, individual posts discussing dog attacks (many fatal) as well as personal injury lawsuits (including wrongful death lawsuits) resulting from dog attack injuries are seen in the “Illinois dog attacks” category.

Over the last few months, there have been various dog attack lawsuits featured in the Madison Record.  Two of these lawsuits are highlighted below.

The first lawsuit is seen in the July 19, 2016 Madison Record article titled “Trenton man blames dog owners for injuries.”  An excerpt regarding the alleged attack and associated harm:

According to the complaint, on June 14, while Eller was lawfully ot the Lomardos’ property, their dog suddenly and without provocation attacked and bit him. The suit says the bites caused Eller severe injuries to his lips, nose, throat, left thigh and stomach.

The second lawsuit concerning an alleged pit bull attack in Belleville is discussed in the November 16, 2016 Madison Record article titled “Man alleges dog attacked him, caused injuries.”  An excerpt:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 9, he was peaceably conducting himself at the Belleville home of his wife and daughter when the defendant’s two pit bulls, without any provocation, entered the premises and viciously attacked him, fracturing his left wrist.

He claims he has suffered pain and suffering, disfigurement and medical expenses.

Additional details regarding these Illinois dog attacks and associated lawsuits can be seen in the Madison Record 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.

McHenry County Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving Head Trauma

In the last post (“Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Experienced In Pedestrian Accidents“) head injuries that are incurred during pedestrian accidents was discussed.  A recent fatal pedestrian accident that happened in Naperville was highlighted.

Another Illinois fatal pedestrian accident happened on Saturday night (November 19, 2016.)   This accident happened in unincorporated Woodstock, and accident injuries included blunt force injuries to the head.  The accident happened on Illinois Route 47 as a pickup truck stuck a pedestrian as the man was attempting to cross the roadway.

According to preliminary crash investigation results provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (in a media release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Crash“) the accident happened at 11:10 p.m. as a Ford F150 was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 47.  When the truck was in the 1800 block, it struck the man.

At that location the roadway is unlit and there is no crosswalk.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release mentioned above:

The pedestrian was treated at the scene by Sheriff’s personnel and the Woodstock Fire Protection District, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Toxicology is pending on the pedestrian through the Coroner’s office.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office identified the pedestrian as Eduardo M. Olivia Masse.  An excerpt from the November 21, 2016 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Coroner IDs Man Killed While Crossing Route 47“:

An autopsy performed on Monday revealed Masse died of blunt force injuries to the head, chest and abdomen, according to the coroners office. Toxicology is pending on the pedestrian through the coroner’s office, authorities said.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured during the crash.

The traffic accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigations Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal pedestrian accident can be seen in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Crystal Lake Patch sources 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.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Experienced In Pedestrian Accidents

In a November 1, 2016 post (“Jeep Strikes Pedestrian In Naperville Following Loss Of Control“) a Naperville pedestrian accident was summarized.  In that accident, the pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a Jeep whose driver apparently lost control of her vehicle.

The pedestrian, later identified as Melanie J. Setterbo, 37, of Joliet, suffered what was at the time was considered to be life-threatening injuries.  She died from those accident injuries on November 5.

An excerpt from the November 15, 2016 Naperville Sun article titled “Pedestrian dies of injuries in Naperville crash“:

The DuPage County Coroner’s Office spokeswoman said Setterbo died Nov. 5 of “a traumatic brain injury, due to being struck by a motor vehicle.” An autopsy and toxicological testing will not be conducted in the case, which has been “finalized, the spokeswoman said.

While this accident happened as the pedestrian was walking away from the roadway (on the parkway), pedestrian accidents often happen as people are walking within crosswalks, or otherwise at intersections.  Pedestrian accidents are notable in many regards, and injuries can be severe in nature.  Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), such as that experienced in the Melanie Setterbo accident mentioned above, have been seen in many Chicago-area pedestrian accidents.

On this site, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often discussed, with individual accidents involving head trauma seen in posts listed in the “head injuries” category.  Head trauma is especially concerning as, depending upon the characteristics of the injury, it can lead to a variety of short- and long-term adverse health consequences and impairments, and in some cases death.  There are various types of head injuries, with different types of symptoms and outcomes.  As the symptoms of head injuries may not immediately become apparent just after a head impact – even in cases of serious head injuries – it is recommended that any significant head impact be immediately assessed by a medical professional.

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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.

Lawsuit Regarding Fall Injury On Chicago Sidewalk

On this site there have been a number of injuries discussed that have occurred on improperly maintained sidewalks.  These injuries have occurred in a number of areas, including Chicago.  Other accidents caused by improperly maintained infrastructure (such as light poles, streets, and sewers) have also been featured.  These posts are typically listed in the “slip and fall” category.

Many of these accident injuries lead to lawsuits.  While there are many reasons why a lawsuit may be filed, typically those who have been injured seek compensation for various expenses, pain and suffering, and other related hardships caused by the accident injuries.

A recent lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, filed against the City of Chicago, alleges that an accident injury occurred on a city sidewalk.

The lawsuit is featured in the Cook County Record article of November 10, 2016, titled “City of Chicago accused of being liable for woman’s fall injuries.”  An excerpt:

Ollie Mason filed a complaint on Nov. 4 in Cook County Circuit Court against the city, alleging the city failed to keep the sidewalk free of any hazards that could cause an accident.

As seen in the article, gravel on the sidewalk appears to have been a factor in the fall on the sidewalk that caused accident injuries.

Additional details can be seen in the sources 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.