Infrastructure Accident At Chicago’s Union Station Injures Woman

Unsafe public infrastructure is a cause for concern, especially if such infrastructure has caused injuries and/or death.  This unsafe infrastructure can take many forms, including unsafe sidewalks, uncovered sewers, or light posts that fail and fall over.

On this site, various posts have summarized such accidents and their injuries.

Another such example of failing infrastructure that has caused a serious injury happened yesterday (September 13, 2016) at Chicago’s Union Station.

The accident involved concrete falling from the ceiling, and striking a woman on the top of the head.  The woman, Hilda Piell, had profuse bleeding from the head.  The head injury was later diagnosed as a fractured skull.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago infrastructure accident that caused injury can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 13, 2016 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Chunks of Concrete Fall, Fracture Commuter’s Skull at Union Station” as well as the September 13 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Steinberg:  Union Station falling down on commuters’ heads.”

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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.

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.

Severe Head Injuries Incurred During Joliet Collision

Head injuries are often discussed on this site, due to both the short- and long-term impacts these injuries can have on one’s overall health.  One aspect of head injuries that are especially problematical is that the long-term health impact of various types of head injuries is, in many cases, unclear.  Recovering from head injuries can take much time and effort, as seen in the Men’s Health article seen in the September 2016 issue titled “The Crash, the Coma, the Comeback.”

During accidents, there are many different types of head injuries that can occur.  Among common injuries are concussions.  However, other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur.

Any time a head injury occurs, it is recommended that it be immediately assessed by a qualified medical professional.  Head injuries can often be serious, and in some cases fatal.  More information with regard to head trauma can be seen on the Traumatic Brain Injuries page.

Recent vehicle and pedestrian accidents in Illinois, including those in the Chicago area, have involved various types of head injuries.  One such accident was a four-vehicle “chain-reaction” collision Monday morning (July 18, 2016) in Joliet.  The accident happened at Cass Street and Collins Street.

According to the Joliet Police Department, the accident happened at 6:05 a.m., when a 2002 GMC Envoy was stopped at a red light on eastbound Cass Street.  At that time, it was “rear-ended” by a Ford Econoline van.

This collision caused the vehicles to go into the intersection, at which point they collided with two other vehicles.

Joliet Police officers administered CPR to the driver of the Envoy.  He may have been in respiratory arrest.  The 54-year-old man was initially taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, and later was flow to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.  His injuries included what was described by Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory as “severe head injuries.”

The driver of the Econoline van, identified as Octavio Vargas, 53, of Joliet, was also taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details regarding this “chain-reaction crash” can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 18 The Herald-News article titled “Two hospitalized after crash in Joliet” as well as the July 18 Joliet Patch article titled “CPR Performed on SUV Driver After 4-Vehicle Crash in Joliet.”

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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.