Pedestrian Crashes And A Recent $775,000 Injury Lawsuit Settlement

Pedestrian crashes can lead to a range of serious accident injuries. These injuries can vary in severity. Many such injuries lead to the death of the pedestrian, either at the accident scene or at some later time. For those accident injuries that are not fatal, extensive medical treatment, including hospitalization, is often required.

On this site, pedestrian crashes are summarized in posts found under the “Illinois pedestrian accidents” category. As well, various issues involved in a pedestrian crash, including medical and legal issues, are discussed on the “Illinois Pedestrian Accidents” page.

For those that have been injured after being hit by a vehicle, the medical bills and other financial consequences make getting accident injury compensation a paramount issue. Often, medical bills arising from such injuries are substantial, and other financial pressures arising from the injuries can also be highly significant.

The Elman Law Group has handled many lawsuits concerning pedestrian crashes. It recently settled a Chicago pedestrian crash lawsuit for $775,000.

The case involved an 80-year-old woman, Georgina Melendez, who was struck by a vehicle on March 11, 2017.  The accident occurred at 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Ashland and Leland.

According to the police report, the defendant and two witnesses both indicated that at the time of the accident the intersection was dark, and the plaintiff was wearing dark, non-contrasting clothing.

Claimed harm to Georgina Melendez included a dislocated left knee with a post-operative blood clot.  Specifically, the knee injury was an acute complete ACL rupture, with associated slight anterior translation of the proximal tibia relative to the distal femur.

After the operation, the orthopedic surgeon indicated that Georgina Melendez made a nearly full and complete recovery.

Medical bills related to the initial knee surgery were approximately $220,000.

The defendant was insured by State Farm Insurance.

Elman Law Group has achieved notable settlements and jury verdicts across a range of personal injury cases.  Over the last 25+ years, Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this time, Elman Law Group has established a reputation for its court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, the Elman Law Group’s ability to win court cases has often resulted in significantly higher monetary awards for its clients. Some of the more notable awards and accomplishments are highlighted in the “Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit Results And Capabilities” page.

Anthony Elman, the Lead Trial Attorney for the Elman Law Group, has been designated as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. This designation, which is based upon various factors including lawyer performance and peer review, is granted to no more than 5% of attorneys.

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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.

$746,000 Jury Verdict In Illinois Slip & Fall Lawsuit

Slip & Fall Jury Verdict

Anthony R. Elman of the Elman Law Group, LLC has successfully achieved a $746,000 gross jury verdict on a slip & fall rotator cuff injury (less 20% for comparative negligence) after a week-long trial involving a slip & fall lawsuit filed on behalf of a 76-year-old woman. The case, Geneva Lewis vs. Pierre’s, was tried in Chicago (Cook County Court) Illinois.

Elman Law Group took the case to trial after there was no settlement offer from the in-house insurance defense law firm of Maisel and Associates of Traveler’s Insurance Co.

The Slip & Fall Injury

The case involved a 76-year-old plaintiff (Geneva Lewis) who, on February 25, 2009, suffered a rotator cuff tear injury that was caused by a fall allegedly because of a wet floor in Pierre’s Bakery (the defendant) in Blue Island, Illinois. The plaintiff had arthroscopic surgery about year and a half after the accident.

Defendant argued that the floor was completely dry and that there were warning signs present throughout the bakery floor from two hours earlier when the floor was last mopped.  Defendant employees also testified that the floor was inspected after the accident and it was dry. Defense further contended that the 76-year-old plaintiff’s injury to her right shoulder was caused by degenerative arthritis due to her old age.

Further Details In This Illinois Slip & Fall Case

Plaintiff’s medical bills were $85,000. Anthony Elman’s last settlement demand was $250,000, and he requested $1,500,000 from the jury in closing arguments at the jury trial.

The trial occurred from June 17 – June 20, with Judge Michael Panter.

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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 is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Law Group’s clients because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

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.

Dangerous Infrastructure That Causes Injury And Fatalities

Dangerous infrastructure has been discussed extensively on this site. Many injuries and deaths have been caused by allegedly negligent maintenance of infrastructure. As well, flawed design and/or installation can also cause infrastructure to be unsafe.  

Infrastructure includes such things as sidewalks, light poles, utility poles, streets, sewers, buildings, bus shelters, and bridges. Infrastructure that is unsafe poses a threat to people in that it can cause injury or death.

Dangerous infrastructure can cause Injuries that require medical care. This medical care can include hospitalization, diagnostic tests, surgeries, follow-up medical care and rehabilitation.  In many instances lawsuits are filed against the person, company, or other entity (such as a city, county or state) that owns the infrastructure and has been negligent in its installation or maintenance. 

Personal injury lawsuits are filed for various reasons. These lawsuits typically seek injury compensation for medical costs, impairments, pain and suffering, any lost wages, and other difficulties caused by the injuries.

In cases where a person is killed either immediately or later dies from accident injuries, wrongful death lawsuits may be filed.

On Thursday (November 21, 2019) there was an accident in Chicago’s Loop involving a light pole that fell on a woman. The light pole fell over and struck the woman near LaSalle and Lake Street. The woman was injured.

This accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the November 21, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Light pole falls on woman in the Loop.”

An excerpt:

The 47-year-old was walking on the sidewalk when the pole toppled over, striking her on the head, back and knocking her to the ground, police said.

She suffered lacerations to her head and knee, police said. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where her condition was stabilized.

Additional discussion regarding dangerous infrastructure and the injuries that it can cause can be seen in posts found in the “Unsafe Infrastructure” category.

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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.

Beach Park Toxic Cloud Results In Many People Being Seriously Injured

People being seriously injured by the negligence of others often seek to get injury compensation for the injuries and other harm that has occurred. As seen on this site, people being seriously injured can have many lasting impairments and other ill-effects stemming from an injury.

A personal injury lawsuit is often filed by a personal injury lawyer to get injury compensation. This injury compensation is often needed to help cover medical expenses – which, depending on the type of injury, can be (very) large – as well as other financial issues and hardships that can result from the injury, such as lost wages. In addition, there are various other reasons for getting injury compensation.

An April 25, 2019 incident in Beach Park resulted in many people being seriously injured and hospitalized. The incident involved a chemical spill of anhydrous ammonia that created a toxic cloud. The ammonia was being transported by a tractor.

The incident is discussed in various media sources, including the April 25, 2019 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Message from Sheriff John Idleburg Regarding the Beach Park Incident.” An excerpt:

“Today, approximately 140 first-responders responded to an active incident, to keep our community safe.  The spill of anhydrous ammonia had a major impact on the people of Beach Park and surrounding communities.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office worked diligently with Fire and Village officials to notify the community of the danger as quick as we possibly could.  

The latest report we have is 37 members of our community required transport to an area hospital, after breathing in the toxic fumes.  This includes 11 firefighters, two deputies, and one police officer.  One of those firefighters, along with six other members of the community are currently in critical condition.

 
The chemical spill occurred near the intersection of North Green Bay Road and East 29th Street.

An excerpt regarding the chemical spill that resulted in people being seriously injured and hospitalized, from the April 25 NBC Chicago article with video titled “Beach Park Chemical Spill Prompts Hazmat Response…“:

Anhydrous ammonia is a colorless gas with “pungent, suffocating fumes,” per the CDC, which said it can cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, burns and more, becoming potentially fatal at high concentrations. 

Additional details and possible updates concerning this incident involving many people being seriously injured in Beach Park 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.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Wearing A Sport Helmet To Reduce The Odds Of A Serious Head Injury

Wearing a sport helmet are one way to avoid head injuries – or lessen the severity of head injuries – in the event of a head impact.

On this site, there are many discussion of brain injuries, including those that occur in sports. Brain injuries are notable due to their potential to be complex in nature, and serious brain injuries can have significant if not substantial adverse impacts on one’s health and vitality.

Among sports in which head injuries are common include football, soccer, and hockey. However, the possibility of getting a traumatic brain injury is possible in many other sports, including bicycling and rugby. The subject of concussions in sports is discussed on the “Concussion In Sports” page. An excerpt:

While concussions in football has recently received much attention, there are many sports in which repetitive head impacts and concussions are common.  One of those sports is hockey.  The “Long-Term Health Consequences Of Repeated Head Impacts” page discusses a personal injury lawsuit filed by Steve Montador’s family against the NHL, making various claims.  Montador received a number of concussions during his NHL career, and was diagnosed as having chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

In many of these sports, wearing a sport helmet is an option. On this site, helmets as a way to reduce the possibility of serious head trauma is discussed on the “Helmet Usage Recommendations” page.

Another activity that is prone to create injuries – some of which may involve head trauma – is electric scooters. The subject of accidents and injuries by riders of electric scooters is discussed in the January 26, 2019 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Only 4% of electric scooter riders injured in accidents were wearing helmets, UCLA study finds.” An excerpt:

The 228 patients who were riding a scooter at the time they were injured were divided into three categories based on the nature of their injuries: 40 percent sustained head injuries, 32 percent suffered bone fractures and the remaining 28 percent had cuts, sprains or bruises but no head injury. The vast majority of the injuries were caused by riders falling off scooters, though some were involved in collisions.

As seen in the article, the UCLA study found that the vast majority of electric scooter riders were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident.

Additional details concerning these wearing a sport helmet topics 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.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Traumatic Brain Injuries And The Difficulties They Cause

Traumatic brain injuries are often discussed on this site, as such injuries often lead to temporary as well as permanent impairments. These impairments, as well as other difficulties associated with head injuries, can cause significant hardships.

Such traumatic brain injuries can result from a broad range of accidents, including car accidents, other types of vehicle accidents, and other types of personal injury.

Due to the hardships that such head injuries can cause – especially if they result in serious brain injuries – extensive medical care can be required. This medical care can include hospitalization, testing, surgeries, and various types of rehabilitation.

Some traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, can have short-term impacts.  For example, mild concussions can have symptoms that subside in a couple of weeks.  However, even in these instances, the long-term health impact is unclear, and many believe that numerous mild concussions can have significant adverse long-term health implications.

For severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that aren’t fatal, such injuries can lead to permanent impairments.  In such instances, significant amounts of medical treatment and medical care may be required.  Since medical treatment for traumatic brain injuries is often costly and can have other adverse financial impacts (such as lost wages due to an inability to work) many who are injured seek to file personal injury lawsuits if the accident was the fault of another person or party.

In some instances, accidents involving traumatic brain injuries lead to death, either at the accident scene or at some later time.

There was a January 2, 2019 Riverside car crash that involved a driver being injured and hospitalized with a head injury. An excerpt regarding the head trauma suffered by the driver, Tyler Plunkett, from the January 4, 2019 La Grange Patch article titled “Drugged Driver Hits Car Stopped At Red Light: Riverside Cops“: 

The officer went to the scene to render medical aid, and found Plunkett had a severe head injury. He was taken to MacNeal Hospital by Riverside paramedics.

Additional details concerning head injuries 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.

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 Attacked By Pit Bulls In Chicago’s West Englewood Neighborhood

A man was attacked by pit bulls Wednesday (October 31, 2018) in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood.  According to news accounts, the elderly man who was attacked suffered injuries to his hands and shoulder, and according to a witness was extensively bleeding following being attacked by pit bulls.  The victim was hospitalized.

Additional details regarding this man being attacked by pit bulls can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 31, 2018 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “2 pit bulls attack man on South Side.”

As seen in the Illinois dog attacks discussed on this site, dogs that attack people can lead to many types of serious injuries.  While some attacks result in a single dog bite, other attacks cause far more extensive injuries and harm.   Many of these dog attacks – such as the incident discussed above in which a man was attacked by pit bulls – happen without the person attacked provoking the dog in any way.

If extensive injuries occur, medical bills and other costs resulting from an attack can be substantial.  Many dog attack victims seek injury compensation for their medical costs, pain, and other hardships through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning the incident in which a man was attacked by pit bulls as well as the broader issue of dog attacks 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 20+ 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.

Pit Bull Attack Involving Two Women In Chicago’s Burnside Neighborhood

When a pit bull attack occurs, there is the possibility of significant harm.  While some of these attacks result in a single dog bite, other attacks lead to substantial injuries.

A pit bull attack can lead to extensive injuries that can be life-threatening in nature.  Some have led to fatalities, such as the South Deering fatal pit bull attack that happened on August 4, 2018.

As seen in various incidents covered by the media, as well as the Illinois dog attacks discussed on this site, dogs that attack people can lead to many types of serious injuries.  While some incidents result in a single dog bite, other attacks cause far greater injuries.   Of note, many of these vicious dog attacks happen without the person attacked provoking the dog.

For serious non-fatal dog attacks, extensive injuries can occur.  Among common injuries is disfigurement.

If extensive injuries occur, medical bills and other costs resulting from these attacks can be substantial.  Given these injuries and the accompanying costs, pain, and other hardships that can result from such attacks, dog attacks victims often seek to file lawsuits as they have a significant need for injury compensation.

There was a pit bull dog attack in Chicago’s Burnside neighborhood (Chicago’s South Side) on Wednesday (August 8, 2018) evening.  The Chicago Sun-Times article of August 9, 2018, titled “2 women attacked by pit bull in Burnside” discusses the incident.  An excerpt:

Two women were attacked by a pit bull Wednesday night in the Burnside neighborhood on the South Side.

The women, ages 67 and 46, were standing in front of their home when they were attacked by the dog at 7:49 p.m. in the 9100 block of South Woodlawn, according to Chicago Police.

A neighbor hit the pit bull with a shovel, which allowed the women to escape.  They were taken to the hospital for treatment of their dog attack injuries.  The injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details regarding dog attacks 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 20+ 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.

Chicago Dog Attack Leads To Death Of Woman In South Deering Neighborhood

Whenever a Chicago dog attack occurs, there is the possibility of significant harm.  As seen in various incidents covered by the media, as well as the Illinois dog attacks discussed on this site, dogs that attack people can lead to many types of serious injuries.  While some incidents result in a single dog bite, other attacks cause far greater injuries.   Of note, many of these vicious dog attacks happen without the person attacked provoking the dog.

In addition, there have been a significant number of dog attacks that have led to fatalities.

For serious dog attacks in which injuries are not fatal, extensive injuries can occur.  In many of these vicious dog attacks, disfigurement – including scarring – has occurred.

Medical bills and other costs resulting from these attacks can be substantial.  Given these injuries and the accompanying costs and hardships that result from such attacks, victims of serious dog attacks often have a significant need for injury compensation.

There was a fatal Chicago dog attack Saturday (August 4, 2018) in Chicago’s South Deering neighborhood (Chicago’s Far South Side).

According to Chicago Police, this fatal Chicago dog attack happened at approximately 2:30 p.m., in the 10100 block of South Calhoun.  At that time, a 57-year-old woman was mauled by a large pit bull.  The woman’s injuries included dog bites to her neck and throughout her body.

The woman, identified as Karen Brown, 57, was pronounced dead after being taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The pit bull was shot dead by Chicago Police after the dog charged at the officers.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago dog attack can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 4, 2018 Chicago Tribune article titled “Pit bull mauls woman to death on Far South Side, is killed by police” as well as the August 4, 2018 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “South Side Woman Killed By Pit Bull.”

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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 20+ 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.

Statistics And Commentary Regarding Fatal ATV Accidents

There are many risks in riding ATVs.  ATVs,  often referred to as “three-wheelers” and “four-wheelers,” have resulted in many Illinois ATV accidents.  Some of these accidents have resulted in serious injuries, and occasionally there is a fatal ATV accident.

On this site, ATV safety issues and ATV accidents – including those that have been fatal – are found under the under the “ATV Accidents” category.  Many of these accidents involve children and teenagers.  The potential dangers of teenagers riding ATVs is discussed in the July 14, 2014 post titled “ATV Safety Issues For Teenage Riders.”

In a June 28, 2018 segment titled “NBC Responds:  ATV Safety Tips for the Holiday Weekend,” NBC Chicago talks about various safety concerns regarding ATVs, and cites various statistics regarding fatal ATV accidents.  Among the most notable statistics cited is that roughly 2/3 of all fatal accidents involving off-road vehicles happen when these vehicles are ridden on a roadway.

Additional details concerning these ATV accidents 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 20+ 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.

Accidents Involving Brain Injuries In Chicago June 2018

Accidents involving brain injuries are often discussed on this site, as such injuries often lead to temporary as well as permanent impairments.  They can occur in a broad range of accidents.

Some brain injuries have short-term impacts.  For example, mild concussions can have short-term symptoms that subside with time.  However, even in these instances, the long-term impact on health is unclear, and many believe that numerous mild concussions can have significant long-term health implications.

For severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that aren’t fatal, some injuries can lead to permanent impairments.  In such instances, significant amounts of medical treatment, including various types of rehabilitation, may be required.  Since medical treatment for traumatic brain injuries is often costly and can have other adverse financial impacts (such as lost wages due to an inability to work) personal injury lawsuits are often filed if the accident was the fault of another person or party.

In some instances, accidents involving brain injuries lead to death.  Such is the case involving two recent Chicago incidents in which people fell and struck their heads.

The first accident occurred on Monday (June 11, 2018) near the Wrigley Building.  This accident is further discussed in the June 12, 2018 Daily Southtown article titled “18-year-old Burbank man dies in fall from walkway near Wrigley Building.”  In this accident a man fell from an elevated pedestrian walkway and hit his head.

The second accident occurred on Tuesday (June 12, 2018) afternoon at a trade show at the Merchandise Mart.  In this accident (further discussed in the June 13, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Florida woman dies in fall from swing at NeoCon Show in Merchandise Mart” a woman (Jacqueline E. Albertine, 57) fell from a swing and hit her head.

An excerpt from the article:

Albertine, of Miami Beach, Florida struck her head and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:23 p.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. An autopsy Wednesday found she died of blunt force head trauma and her death was ruled an accident.

Additional details regarding accidents involving brain injuries 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 20+ 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.