Motocross Accident In Rockford Leads To Death Of Teenage Girl

Many accident injuries, some fatal, happen during off-road recreational riding of ATVs and motocross riding.  There are many reasons for these accidents, involving the technical nature of such riding, the speeds involved, the terrain, and certain other issues inherent to the operation of ATVs.  On this site, ATV injuries, some fatal, have been discussed in posts found in the “ATV Accidents” category.

There was a fatal motocross accident Sunday (August 28, 2016) at the Rocky Glen OHV Park in Rockford.  The accident happened at 1:25 p.m.

According to authorities, the girl riding the motocross motorcycle apparently lost control of the bike.  The bike fell on her during the crash.  The girl, identified as Nicole Lootans, 14, of Burlington, Wisconsin, was taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries, where she was pronounced dead shortly before 2:00 p.m.

Additional details regarding this fatal motocross motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of sources, including the August 29, 2016 Rockford Register-Star article titled “Name of teen killed in Rockford motocross accident released” as well as the August 28 wifr.com article (with video) titled “Teen killed in motorcycle accident at Rocky Glen Park.”

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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.

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

Head Injuries During Stroller And Child Carrier Use

Concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have been discussed extensively on this site, due to the serious short- and long-term impact such head injuries can have on one’s health.  Many accident injuries, as well as sports injuries, that have led to head injuries have been discussed on this site, and these posts are generally found in the “head injuries” category.  Often, these head injuries, depending on their severity, can generate very high levels of medical bills and other expenses.  In cases where another party’s negligence has caused the person’s injuries, injury compensation is often pursued through a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.

Recently, there has been new research that indicates that the incidence of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in infants and children is significant in stroller and child carrier accidents and mishaps.

The new research is discussed in a variety of sources, including the August 17, 2016 New York Times article titled “More Head Injuries Reported for Babies in Stroller Accidents” as well as the August 17 CBS News article titled “Parents:  2 children get hurt every hour in strollers, baby carriers.”

An excerpt from the New York Times article:

The analysis found that in 1990, fewer than one in five accidents in strollers or baby carriers resulted in traumatic brain injuries or concussions. But by 2010, 42 percent of children in stroller accidents and 53 percent of babies in carrier accidents who were treated in emergency rooms were found to have suffered a brain injury or concussion, according to the report published Wednesdayin the journal Academic Pediatrics.

The higher rates of brain injury in recent years do not necessarily mean that strollers and baby carriers have become more dangerous, the researchers said. Instead, it may be that doctors and other health care providers have become more aware of traumatic brain injury and concussion, said Kristin J. Roberts, the study’s co-author and a research associate in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The article also explains why these injury statistics are likely understated, and provides tips as to how to avoid head injuries and other harm that can occur during stroller and child carrier use.

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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.

Woman Viciously Attacked By Two Pit Bulls In Joliet, Illinois

As seen in various media accounts as well as the Illinois dog attack posts seen on this site, dogs that attack people can lead to many types of serious injuries, and these injuries can lead to fatalities. For these dog attacks in which injuries are not fatal, extensive injuries and possible disfigurement – including scarring – are common, and medical costs can be substantial.

Given these injuries and accompanying medical costs, those who are victims of severe dog attacks often have a significant need for injury compensation.

A dog attack happened in Joliet on Sunday, August 14, 2016.  The attack, involving two pit bulls attacking a woman, is discussed in the Joliet Patch article of August 15, 2016, titled “2 Pit Bulls Viciously Mauled Woman in Dad’s Backyard.”

As seen in the article, the vicious attack was stopped by a police officer.  The woman was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment of her accident injuries.  While the woman’s injuries were not specified, they were considered to be potentially life-threatening in nature.

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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.