Lawsuit Filed Concerning Rodeo Death In Joliet, Illinois

There has been a lawsuit filed in the death of a teenage bull rider in a Joliet, Illinois rodeo venue, La Herradura De Joliet.

The lawsuit was filed September 23 in Will County Circuit Court against La Herradura de Joliet.

The rider, Jose Gonzalez, died three days after being thrown from a bull and suffering a head injury.

An excerpt from the September 23, 2014 Joliet Patch article titled “Dead Bull Rider’s Dad Sues Rodeo“:

Jose Gonzalez was thrown from the bull and hit his head while the animal “continued bucking aggressively,” the suit.

There were no medical personnel at the venue, the suit said, so La Herradura employees “dragged (Jose Gonzalez) to a pole barn” and left him there for at least 45 minutes before calling for help.

He died three days later, the suit said, “after entering a permanent vegetative state.”

The lawsuit seeks damages for the alleged negligence in failing to provide medical attention.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois personal injury lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch article seen above, as well as the September 26 Courthouse News Service article titled “Father Sues Rodeo for Son’s Death.”

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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.

Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Teenage Boy’s Death

There has been an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the death of a teenager who was crushed to death while allegedly stealing steel rods from an Alsip construction business.  This lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court by Nilas Harden regarding the death of Dallas Harden, 16.

At the time of the fatal accident, which happened on August 20, 2014, Dallas Harden and two friends were allegedly stealing rods from the business.  When Harden removed one of the rods, the walls fell, and they pinned Harden, who was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

An excerpt from the September 25, 2014 Southtown Star article titled “Family of boy crushed during alleged theft in Alsip files lawsuit“:

The lawsuit claims the walls collapsed on Harden “without warning” and states the company had the duty of protecting children from dangerous conditions on its property. The company also was negligent in allowing “dangerous” walls on its property, failing to install fencing around the perimeter and not warning that the construction walls were “subject to collapsing,” the lawsuit states.

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The four-count lawsuit claims premises liability, negligent construction and wrongful death and seeks at least $200,000 in damages.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Southtown Star article mentioned above, as well as the September 25, 2014 NBC Chicago article titled “Family of Boy Crushed During Alleged Theft Files Lawsuit.”

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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.

Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed By Blackhawks Fan

There has been a lawsuit filed by a Chicago Blackhawks fan who was hit by a hockey puck during a Blackhawks game and allegedly suffered a severe head injury which has led to brain damage and hearing loss.  This injury happened at a Blackhawks game in May.

For Additional Information Concerning This Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit

This personal injury lawsuit, as well as the sports spectator injury and other alleged injuries suffered by Blackhawks fans, is further discussed in a variety of media sources including the September 25, 2014 CBS Chicago article titled “Blackhawks Fan Suffers Brain Damage After Being Hit By Puck” as well as the September 26 Yahoo Sports article titled “Blackhawks arena sued again for fan injury; get ready for more safety netting.”

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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.

Elmhurst Restaurant Fire Injures Three People

There was a kitchen fire in an Elmhurst restaurant on Tuesday afternoon (September 23, 2014) which injured three people.

The fire occurred at Back Alley Burger.  The Elmhurst Fire Department was alerted to the fire at 1:19 p.m.

According to media accounts, a gas fire had started in the kitchen during a gas line repair.

Although the sprinkler system contained the fire, three people were injured.  Two of the three were treated at the accident scene.  One person was sent to the Loyola University Medical Center Burn Unit.

Additional details regarding this incident resulting in Illinois fire injuries can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 24, 2014 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “Elmhurst gas fire sends one person to burn unit” as well as the September 23 Chicago Tribune article titled “Elmhurst restaurant fire leaves 3 injured.”

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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.

Teenager Run Over By Car In Plainfield, Illinois

There was a Will County car accident involving a teenager falling off of a hood of a moving car and getting run over.  This car accident happened on Saturday (September 20, 2014) in Plainfield, Illinois.

According to Plainfield Police, the accident happened in the parking lot of Plainfield East High School, around noon.

At that point, a teenager, identified only as a 16-year-old male, slid off the hood of a moving car that was driven by one of his friends.  The car, driven by a 17-year-old male, had slowed for a stop sign.  The teenager was run over and then wedged between the car’s frame and back tires.

After being extricated by firefighters, the teenager was flown by helicopter to Advocate Christ Medical Center with various injuries.

The driver of the car was charged with felony aggravated reckless driving.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 22 Chicago Tribune article titled “Teen run over by car after falling off hood” as well as the September 21 Plainfield Patch article titled “Teen Run Over After Falling Off Hood of Moving Car:  Police.”

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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.

Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Concerning Belleville Bicycle Accident

There has been a lawsuit filed regarding a bicycle accident that happened in Belleville, Illinois in 2012.

This Illinois bicycle accident lawsuit is discussed in the Madison Record article of September 10, 2014 titled “Bicyclist claims driver made improper left turn into him.”

The bicycle accident is discussed in the lawsuit, and it alleges that the bicyclist (Bruce Heafner) had the right of way at the time of the accident and was struck by a driver as she was making a left-hand turn at an intersection.  An excerpt from the article:

In addition to his broken collarbone, Heafner suffered injuries to his right and left shoulders, head, face and neck and suffered great pain and mental anguish, the suit states. He also lost wages and incurred medical costs, the complaint says.

Heafner blames Restoff for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to yield at an intersection, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep her vehicle under proper control and drove too fast, according to the complaint.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois bicycle accident lawsuit can be seen in the Madison Record 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 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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed In Fatal Chicago Pedestrian Accident

There has been a lawsuit filed regarding the fatal pedestrian accident that happened September 13, 2014, in which a CTA bus fatally struck Celia Sauseda, 54, of Chicago.

This lawsuit, which was filed in Cook County Circuit Court, as well as the underlying accident that happened in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood, is discussed in the September 17, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Lawsuit filed in last week’s death of woman hit by CTA bus.”

An excerpt from the article:

The lawsuit alleges that the bus driver failed to look out the window and check side-view mirrors of the bus before pulling out from the bus stop, failed to yield the right of way and failed to take evasive action to avoid striking Sauseda.

According to the article, the CTA bus driver was not issued any citations by Chicago Police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of articles including the Chicago Tribune 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 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.

Wheeling Fatal Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuit

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed with regard to a fatal pedestrian accident that happened Sunday (September 14, 2014) in Wheeling, Illinois.

This lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court by the family of accident victim Fredi Morales, 20, of Des Plaines, and names the Village of Wheeling as the defendant.

The underlying fatal pedestrian accident happened on approximately 5:45 a.m. Sunday, and was summarized in the September 14 post titled “Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Wheeling.”  While details regarding the accident and its causes remain limited, the accident involved an on-duty Wheeling Police SUV striking a pedestrian as the SUV was attempting to make a traffic stop. The Wheeling Police Officer driving the SUV had not activated the SUV’s sirens, emergency lights or otherwise honked the horn prior to striking Morales.

Among other claims in the wrongful death lawsuit are claims that the SUV was traveling at “an unreasonably high rate of speed” and that the police officer was negligent for failing to activate the horn, siren and police lights in the period before striking Morales.

An autopsy that was performed Monday (September 15) by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office indicated that Morales died of multiple injuries suffered when he was struck by the SUV, and ruled his death an accident.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 16, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Family files suit after Wheeling police SUV strikes, kills pedestrian” as well as the September 16 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “Lawsuit filed over man fatally struck by Wheeling police SUV.”

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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.

Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit Involving “Trip And Fall” Accident

Accidents involving people tripping happen for any number of reasons, and can involve negligent actions by others.  Serious injuries often occur during these accidents, as the falls are often unexpected and a person’s body often lands suddenly and in an awkward fashion.  (Further discussion of slip and fall accidents, as well as the injuries they can cause, can be seen in the “Illinois Slip & Fall Accidents” page.)

An example of an Illinois personal injury lawsuit involving alleged injuries caused by a “trip and fall accident” is seen in a recent lawsuit filed against the city of Collinsville and Illinois Power.  The lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court.

The underlying accident involved a man (Edwin M. Hart) who fell into a hole drilled into the middle of a sidewalk.

The lawsuit and underlying injuries are described in the Madison Record article of September 12, 2014 titled “Collinsville sidewalk trip and fall case settles.”

An excerpt from the article:

Because of his fall, Hart sustained injuries to his left hand, neck, back and hip; suffered severe bodily and mental pain; and incurred medical costs, according to his complaint.

He blamed the city for causing his fall, saying it allowed the hole to be drilled to provide services to Collinsville residents. In addition, Hart named Illinois Power as a defendant, saying it drilled the hole to provide natural gas services, but failed to barricade or cover it.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois personal injury lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Madison Record 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 is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Law Group’s clients because if an attractive settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive courtroom verdicts.

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.

Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Woman’s Death

There has been an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the death of a woman who died after being struck by a concrete gargoyle that fell from a downtown Chicago church.

This wrongful death lawsuit was filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of the deceased’s boyfriend and their 9-year-old son.

The fatal accident happened on September 4, 2014, as the woman, Sarah Bean, 34, was waiting to cross the street beside the church.  The church, Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago, is located at 1936 S. Michigan Avenue.

An excerpt from the September 9, 2014 NBC Chicago article titled “Lawsuit Filed In Death of Woman Killed By Falling Church Facade“:

A 2011 structural engineering report ordered by the city found problems that needed to be fixed, but no “imminently hazardous conditions” at the historic South Loop church.

Second Presbyterian Church subsequently passed city inspections early in 2012 and again in March, 2013, but it had not been inspected yet this year, according to records.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in the NBC Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the September 8 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Lawsuit filed in death of woman killed by falling church gargoyle.”

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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.