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.

Improperly Maintained Sidewalk Focus Of Lawsut Against Joliet

A common accident involving unsafe infrastructure is when there is a “trip and fall” accident involving an improperly maintained sidewalk.  Often, these sidewalks will have broken concrete or some other abnormal condition which may cause a person to lose their balance and trip.  If the person then falls, they may be injured during this fall.  Many “trip and fall” accidents that have been featured on this site have resulted in a range of serious injuries.  Some of these injuries have caused temporary or permanent physical impairments.

The May 10, 2018 Joliet Patch article titled “Joliet Slip, Fall Lawsuit Settled For Six Figures” discusses a lawsuit naming the City of Joliet as well as the Pace bus service as defendants.  The alleged accident involved a woman (Estella Jurkovich, the plaintiff) who fell after tripping on a Joliet sidewalk near Plainfield Road and Connecticut Avenue.

An excerpt from the article:

The 2013 lawsuit accused Joliet of negligence by “failing to properly inspect the sidewalk upon which the public could walk” and also having “failed to provide a safe walking surface.”

Next month will mark five years since Jurkovich took her tumble to the ground, not far from the Tezak Funeral Home, the lawsuit notes. The lawsuit states that Jurkovich “was caused to fall and be severely injured as a result of the unsafe conditions” of the city sidewalk.

The article further discusses the effect of the injuries and other adversities (including pain and anguish) allegedly caused by the accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning the lawsuit concerning the improperly maintained sidewalk can be seen in the article.

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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.

Negligent Maintenance Claimed In Sidwalk “Trip & Fall” Lawsuit

On this site, many injuries and deaths (as well associated lawsuits) that have been caused by alleged negligent maintenance of unsafe infrastructure have been discussed.  In most instances, these accidents and accompanying injuries are caused because the infrastructure (including sidewalks, streets, sewers, buildings, bus shelters, etc.) has not been properly maintained.  An unsafe condition can develop, which can cause injuries, some of which can be life-threatening to those who have been hurt.

Many of these injuries require hospitalization as well as follow-up medical care, such as tests, surgeries, and rehabilitation.  In many instances lawsuits are filed against the person, company, or other entity (such as a city or state) that owns the infrastructure and has been negligent in its maintenance and/or operation.  These lawsuits typically seek compensation for medical costs, impairments, pain and suffering, any lost wages, and other adversities caused by the injuries.

There was a lawsuit filed against the Village of Bethalto over an alleged incident in which a woman tripped and fell on a sidewalk.

The lawsuit and alleged injuries are discussed on the April 25, 2018 Madison Record article titled “Woman sues Bethalto over sidewalk trip, fall.”  An excerpt:

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on May 12, 2017, Bonnie Coleman was using the public sidewalk located on Woodcrest Drive when she tripped and fell over reinforcement steel used in a concrete manhole.

Coleman claims she sustained severe and permanent injuries that prevented her from attending to her usual duties and affairs. She also claims she has suffered great pain, mental anguish and incurred medical expenses.

Additional details regarding the lawsuit, including claims regarding how the Village was negligent, can be seen in the article.

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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.

Lawsuit Regarding Accident Injuries After Woman Falls Into Manhole

On this site, many injuries and accidental deaths (as well as any associated lawsuit) that have been caused by unsafe infrastructure have been discussed.   There are many types of unsafe infrastructure…some of these types include potholes, broken sidewalks, falling light poles, rusting traffic signal poles, and various types of defective structures such as unsafe bus shelters, failing roofs, and unsafe train shelters.

Many injuries that are caused by deficient infrastructure require hospitalization, and it is common that follow-on medical care such as surgeries, tests, and subsequent rehabilitation will be required.  Some injuries are critical injuries that may lead to death, either immediately or at some later time.

One form of infrastructure that can pose a hazard is that of missing manhole covers.  If these manhole covers are missing or the manhole is not sufficiently covered, it can be a safety hazard to either pedestrians or drivers of vehicles that might drive over the manhole.

There has been a lawsuit filed over injuries caused by an allegedly insufficiently covered manhole.  The lawsuit is discussed in the Madison Record article of March 2, 2018 titled “Woman alleges injuries after falling into manhole in Belleville.”  An excerpt from the article, in which the plaintiff (Tamara Lewis) claims she fell into a manhole in Carlyle Plaza in Belleville:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 1, 2017, she was walking across the rear of Carlyle Plaza’s commercial property when she stepped on a plywood covering that broke, causing her to fall into a manhole.

As a result, Lewis claims she sustained severe, extensive and permanent injuries both internally and externally and was caused to suffer great pain, mental anguish and medical expenses.

Additional details concerning the potential for accident injuries due to unsafe infrastructure 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.

Injuries That Occur When A Person Slips And Falls

When a person slips and falls (or, alternately, trips and falls) there can be a wide range of accident injuries that result.  Depending on the situation, there can be a wide range of injuries, with some being potentially serious injuries.  Among common injuries that occur when a person slips and falls are bruises, bone fractures (broken bones), back injuries, and concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries.

Such “Slip & Fall” accidents typically happen at a property, store, street or sidewalk.  Parking lots are another common area where a person slips and falls.

Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property safe and in proper working order.  If an unsafe condition exists, the property owner should alert of such a condition and fix it.   If the owner fails to do so they may be liable for any injuries that may occur due to deficiencies.

A lawsuit has been filed regarding a woman’s injuries after she allegedly slipped and fell in an Edwardsville store parking lot.  The lawsuit is discussed in the April 6, 2018 Madison Record article titled “Shopper sues over slip, fall at Edwardsville Best Buy.”  An excerpt:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 7, 2016, she was injured when she slipped and fell on the accumulated ice on the parking lot at the Best Buy store in Edwardsville.

As a result, Starkey claims she suffered injuries, incurred medical expenses, lost wages and endured pain and suffering.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to remove ice that had accumulated on the parking lot, failed to barricade the ice to prevent customers from walking across it and failed to provide adequate warning.

Additional details regarding these injuries that occur when a person slips and falls 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.

Accident Injuries That Result Due To Unsafe Infrastructure

There are many types of accidents caused by unsafe infrastructure.  Types of unsafe infrastructure include potholes, broken sidewalks, falling light poles, rusting traffic signal poles, and various types of defective structures such as unsafe bus shelters and train shelters.

On this site, injuries that have been caused by such safety hazards are discussed in posts found in the “unsafe infrastructure” category.   As seen in these individual accidents, people who have been hurt in these accidents have suffered many types of injuries.  Many of these injuries require hospitalization and some require additional medical care such as surgeries and subsequent rehabilitation.  Some accidents caused by these safety hazards lead to the death of those who have been injured.

Another form of infrastructure that can pose a hazard is that of missing or dislodged manhole covers.  If these manhole covers are missing or somehow “pop out” when run over by a vehicle, a dangerous situation can arise.

The CBS Chicago investigative segment (article with video) of February 27, 2018, titled “Missing manhole covers pose dangers for Chicago drivers” discusses the issue of missing and dislodged manhole covers in Chicago.  As seen in the article, there have been many complaints concerning manholes.  As seen in the accompanying video, there is potential for someone to be seriously injured, especially in situations where the manhole cover becomes “airborne” and can smash into a vehicle’s windshield.  Chicago streets with the highest number of complaints are mentioned.

Additionally, missing manhole covers can pose a risk to other roadway users such as bicyclists, pedestrians, runners, and motorcyclists.  Bicyclists and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable as they are traveling at higher speeds – and thus have less time to spot a missing cover – and rely on stability to avoid a loss of control accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning these infrastructure issues 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.