Boy Suffers Severe Head Injury During Incident

As discussed on the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) page, there are many ways in which head injuries can occur.  Among the most common are those resulting from vehicle accidents, although there are many other potential causes as well.

A recent incident in Chicago Ridge which resulted in a boy getting a serious head injury is seen in the August 22, 2015 abc7chicago.com article titled “16-year-old seriously injured in road rage incident in Chicago Ridge.”

As seen in the article, a series of events unfolded, resulting in a 16-year-old boy allegedly jumping on the hood of a car, wielding a baseball bat.  The car then drove off, with the boy still on the hood.  The boy fell off the car, and, as stated in the article, “suffered severe head injuries.”

He was taken to a hospital for treatment of the accident injuries, and is on life support.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article seen above, as well as the August 22, 2015 Batavia Patch article titled “Boy, 16, on Life Support after Road Rage Incident.”

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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 20+ 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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Fatal Ohio Dog Attack

As seen in the Illinois dog attacks category, dog attacks can be vicious and lead to extensive, life-threatening injuries.  Some lead to death.

Due to the severity of these attacks, those who do survive serious dog attacks can have substantial need for injury compensation.  Expenses, due to extensive medical bills and rehabilitation costs, can be very high.   As well, there may be a need for plastic surgery.  Other needs for compensation may also be presented, such as remuneration for lost wages and physical impairment.  A qualified personal injury lawyer can determine what compensation should be pursued.

An example of a fatal dog attack and the resulting wrongful death lawsuit is seen discussed in the August 15, 2015 New York Times article titled “Estate for Ohio Woman Mauled to Death by Dogs Drops Suit.”

The attack happened as a woman, Klonda Richey, 57, was fatally attacked on her driveway by two mixed mastiffs on Febrary 7, 2014.

Two excerpts from the article:

The estate of an Ohio woman fatally mauled by her neighbor’s dogs has dropped its wrongful death lawsuit as the two sides work on a settlement.

also:

Richey’s estate sued Nason and Custer last year. The suit claimed they negligently failed to control their mastiffs and failed to protect Richey from the “known and foreseen” risk of attack.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the New York Times article mentioned above, as well as the May 27, 2015 Dayton Daily News article titled “Couple in Klonda Richey fatal dog mauling case sentenced.”

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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 20+ 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 Filed Over Shelter Collapse At O’Hare Airport

There has been an Illinois personal injury lawsuit filed regarding an accident that happened at O’Hare Airport on August 2, 2015.   The lawsuit has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County against the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Aviation, claiming negligence.

The accident involved a pedestrian shelter that blew over during adverse weather that included high winds.  A family that was standing in the shelter at the time of accident had three of its family members injured, including one, Tierney Darden, 24, who suffered permanent paralysis from the waist down, according to her father.

Various media sources discuss the accident and lawsuit, including the August 13, 2015 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “2 Investigators:  Rusted O’Hare Shelters Remain, After Accident That Paralyzed Woman.”  As well, the August 14 Daily Herald article, titled “Mundelein woman paralyzed at O’Hare in storm files lawsuit” discusses the accident and 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’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ 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 Attacks 9-Year-Old Girl

Dog attacks remain a significant national problem.  As discussed in various posts seen in the Illinois dog attacks category, dog attacks can be vicious and lead to extensive, life-threatening injuries, as well as death.  Due to the severity of these attacks, those who do survive serious dog attacks can have substantial need for injury compensation, due to extensive medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and likely needs for plastic surgery.  As well, emotional trauma can be high, especially if the dog attacks a child, which happens often.

There was a recent dog attack in Michigan in which a pit bull attacked a child, after which the girl was rushed to the hospital.  The incident in summarized in various media sources, including the August 8, 2015 Macomb Daily New article titled “Warren girl, 9, injured in a pit bull attack.”  Two excerpts from the article:

A pit bull attacked a 9-year-old Warren girl causing serious injuries to her face after getting out of a home on the city’s south side, police said Saturday.

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Her condition was not immediately available. Police said the injuries appeared to be serious, but she is expected to survive.

Additional details can be seen in the Macomb Daily News 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 20+ 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.

Three Teens Injured In Illinois SUV Accident

There was a Southern Illinois ATV accident Tuesday night (August 4, 2015) in Simpson.

According to authorities, three teenagers were injured after being involved in a crash as they were riding on the ATV.

The three teens were 13, 14, and 15 years old.

The driver of the ATV, a 14-year-old female, suffered a head injury and facial injuries.  The two boys had injuries including broken legs.

An excerpt from the August 5, 2015 thesouthern.com article titled “Teenagers injured in Tuesday night ATV accident expected to recover“:

Jordan said that given the inexperience of the driver, and the fact that three teenagers were riding one ATV at a high speed and without helmets, they are all lucky to have survived the crash.

also:

It is illegal to drive an ATV on a public road; state law requires that off-road operators be at least 16 and have a driver’s license.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this ATV accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above, as well as the August 5 wsiltv.com article (with video) titled “Authorities Stress Safety After ATV Accident In Johnson County.”

Related post:  “ATV Safety Issues For Teenage Riders

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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 20+ 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.

Window Washer Falls Six Stories In Chicago

Work accidents in Illinois occur for various reasons…some of the more common reasons include improper equipment, equipment failures, miscommunication, poor employee training, improper procedures, and various types of negligence.

Today (August 5, 2015) there was an accident in Chicago in which a window washer fell from the 6th floor of Northwestern Memorial Hospital as he was washing windows.

The accident happened at approximately 8:00 a.m.

The man, whose name or identity has not been released, was taken to the Northwestern Hospital emergency room, and was listed in critical condition.

Some believe that equipment failure may be the cause of the accident, but there has been no official statement as to what caused the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 5, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Window washer critically injured in fall at Northwestern” as well as the August 5, 2015 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Window Wash Critically Hurt In Fall At Northwestern Memorial Hospital.”

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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 20+ 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.

Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Motorcycle Accident

One of the most common causes of Illinois motorcycle accidents occurs when a vehicle attempts to make a left-hand turn immediately in the path of an oncoming motorcycle.  Many times, this happens as the vehicle’s driver “fails to see” the oncoming motorcycle.  Such frontal “head-on” collisions have led to numerous serious motorcycle accidents, with many being fatal to the motorcyclist.  Severe head trauma is a frequent injury seen in these accidents.

A recent Illinois wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in St. Clair County Court concerning a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on June 4, 2015 in St. Clair County.  The accident involved a vehicle, owned by Charter Communications and driven by one of its employees, that attempted to make a left-hand turn immediately in front of a motorcycle.  A collision ensued.  The motorcyclist, George Smith, was hospitalized for treatment of his accident injures, but he died a few days later.

The lawsuit claims that the driver of the vehicle that hit the motorcycle received traffic citations concerning the accident, including those for failing to yield and to signal.

The accident and wrongful death lawsuit is discussed in the Madison Record article of July 15, 2015, titled “Widow alleges wrongful death in husband’s fatal motorcycle collision.”  An excerpt:

The lawsuit alleges the defendant was negligent in failing to keep a careful lookout, control his vehicle, signal, and yield the right of way. The plaintiff also faults Charter, alleging failure to properly hire, train and supervise employees. She also alleges family expenses.

Additional details and possible updates 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’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ 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.