Men Injured By Falling Bricks In The West Garfield Park Neighborhood

In the June 16, 206 post (“Woman Injured When Brick Dropped From Building Crashes Onto Car“) an incident was summarized involving a woman who was injured by bricks dropped from a building in Chicago’s West Loop.

On Monday (July 25, 2016) there was another incident in which two men were critically injured by falling bricks in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.  According to the Chicago Fire Department, the men were injured as they were walking in the 700 block of South Kenneth.  At approximately 4:47 p.m., bricks that fell from a building fell on them.

The men were taken to Stroger Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

Additional details concerning this accident can be seen in the July 25, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “2 critically injured by bricks falling from West Side building” as well as the July 25 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Building bricks collapse, injure 2 on West Side.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

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

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Severe Head Injuries Incurred During Joliet Collision

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

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

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Streamwood Pedestrian Accident Involving Head Injuries

Concussions and other types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) can happen for many different reasons.  Among the types of accident in which TBI can occur is in car and pedestrian accidents.  Head injuries that occur in these types of accidents can be very serious due to the speed and force of impact that is typically involved.

There was a pedestrian accident Saturday night (July 16, 2016) in Streamwood which caused head injuries.  The accident involved a vehicle striking two pedestrians at approximately 9:50 p.m.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of July 18, 2016, titled “Pedestrians injured when struck by vehicle in Streamwood“:

The crash occurred about 9:50 p.m., when a vehicle traveling west on Irving Park Road from McKool Avenue hit an adult man and adult woman as they were walking in the Irving Park median, police said.

The woman, who was identified as a 32-year-old resident of Streamwood, was taken to Saint Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.  Her injuries were said to include head injuries.

The man was identified as a 36-year-old resident of Streamwood.  He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his injuries. He was reported to be in serious condition.  His injuries also included head injuries.

The vehicle’s driver and passenger were not injured in the collision.

This Cook County pedestrian accident is under investigation by the Streamwood Police as well as by Serious Traffic Crash Reconstruction (S.T.A.R).

Additional details and possible updates regarding this pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

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

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Man Dies Following Workplace Accident In Monee

There was a fatal workplace accident Tuesday (July 5, 2016) in Monee.  The accident happened at an Advanced Mobility manufacturing facility.

According to authorities, the accident involved a worker who was crushed to death as he was working underneath a semi trailer.  When a fellow worker pierced a hydraulic line, the trailer on which the worker was working suddenly dropped a foot or two.

The worker under the trailer sustained injuries to his chest and lower extremities, according to the Monee Fire Protection District Chief.

The worker was identified as Leo Micheletto, 58, of Frankfort.

An excerpt from the July 7, 2016 Daily Southtown article titled “Frankfort man crushed to death,” quoting Monee Fire Protection District Chief Carl Nieland:

Paramedics performed advanced life-support measures at the scene, Nieland said, and the man was transported to Franciscan St. James Health hospital in Olympia Fields where he died before a helicopter could transport him to a trauma center in Chicago.

An excerpt from the July 6, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “58-year-old man killed in Monee industrial accident“:

An autopsy found he died of multiple blunt-force injuries from an industrial accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

This fatal workplace accident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois workplace accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Southtown and Chicago Sun-Times articles 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.

Injuries Caused By Fireworks Accidents

Personal injury can occur under many different circumstances.  Many different types of accident injuries in the Chicago area as well as throughout Illinois have been featured on this site.

One type of injury that occurs most often during early July up through the Fourth of July period is accident injuries caused by fireworks.

The July 2, 2016 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Booze, Ignorance and Firecrackers:  How to Lose Your Hand” discusses the frequency and causes of various types of firecracker injuries.  It also discusses the most common type of fireworks injuries – led by those to the hands & fingers, although a range of injuries – including those to the eyes and face – is common.  As noted in the article, permanent impairments – including amputations – can result because of these fireworks-related accidents.

While many of these accident injuries are to those attempting to light off the fireworks, bystanders have been hurt by fireworks as well.

An example of a notable Chicago firework accident is discussed in the July 1, 2016 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Barber’s hand blown off in fireworks accident, retrieved by dog.”  As seen in this article – and others that discuss the accident – major hand trauma – including likely permanent impairment – resulted from the accident, which happened in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood.

Additional details regarding this fireworks accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Patch article and abc7chicago.com articles 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.