ATV Accident Leads To Death Of 11-Year-Old Boy In Williamson County

There have been many Illinois accidents involving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which are also commonly referred to as “three-wheelers” and “four-wheelers.”  Many of these accidents have involved serious injuries, including head injuries, and some have led to the death of the ATV rider or passenger.

Various all-terrain vehicle accidents have been summarized on this site, and are found listed in the “ATV Accidents” category.  One of the posts (“ATV Safety Issues For Teenage Riders“) discusses safety issues for teenagers.

There was a fatal ATV accident Saturday (October 29, 2016) afternoon in Ziegler, Illinois (Williamson County.)  An 11-year-old boy died from accident injuries shortly after an ATV crash at the Wright Mud Fest.  Details on what caused the crash do not appear to be publicly available at this time.

The accident remains under investigation by the Williamson County Coroner’s Office and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal Illinois ATV accident can be found in a variety of media sources, including the October 31, 2016 The Herald-News article titled “Boy dead after ATV accident in Southern Illinois” as well as the October 29 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “11-year-old boy dies in ATV crash in Williamson Co., IL.”

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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.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Chicago Fatal Football Head Injury

The Lemont Patch article of October 26, 2015, titled “Chicago High School Football Player Died from Head Injury:  Medical Examiner” discusses an incident in which a high school football player suffered blunt force injuries to the head while playing a high school football game on the Bogan High School team.  The player, identified as Andre Smith, 17, died from the head injuries the next day.

An excerpt concerning the injury, resulting from contact between Smith and another football player, from the Daily Southtown article of October 20, 2016, titled “Mother sues helmet manufacturer after son dies from injury in football game“:

The play forced Andre Smith’s head and helmet to hit the ground with great force, court records state. After the hit, he reported feeling dizzy and having a headache before falling from seizures. Andre Smith remained unresponsive as emergency medical personnel rushed him to a local hospital, where he underwent a CT scan that found bleeding and swelling next to his brain. He never woke and was declared at the hospital.

After the fatal accident, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Riddell (the manufacturer of the football helmet) and the Chicago Board of Education.  The suit was filed by Smith’s mother.

An excerpt from the dnainfo.com article of October 15, 2016, titled “Family Of Dead Bogan Football Player Sues Board of Ed, Helmet Manufacturer“:

In the wrongful death lawsuit filed, which was first reported by the Sun-Times, Jeanine Smith, Andre’s mother, claimed that helmet manufacturer Riddell failed to warn her son and others that the Revolution Speed helmet was dangerous if air bladders inside of it weren’t properly inflated.

The six-count suit claimed the Chicago Board of Education should have known the air bladders in the helmets were not properly inflated when they were worn during a game.

Additional details concerning this fatal Chicago football head injury and the associated lawsuit 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 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.

Driver Suffers Head Injury Caused By Route 53 Road Hazard

Head injuries can happen in a variety of accidents.  Recently, there have been a number of serious head injuries that have happened in Chicago area vehicle accidents, including those in which people were hit by cars.

On October 14, 2016, an accident which caused a head injury to a driver happened in Elk Grove Village.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of October 14, 2016, titled “Woman injured in crash that stops Route 53 traffic“:

A pickup towing a trailer that was traveling north on Route 53 between Higgins and Biesterfield roads around 6:40 p.m. lost a rear wheel, according to Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village fire officials. The tire crossed into the southbound lanes and hit the woman’s car; she was taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center with unspecified injuries. The trailer flipped on its side, blocking the northbound lanes.

The October 15 Arlington Cardinal article (“Woman seriously injured…“) says that the tire “hit a 30-year-old woman in the head.”

The driver of the pickup truck was treated at the accident scene.

As seen in an accident scene photo (such as that seen in the abc7chicago.com article of October 15, titled “1 injured after tire flies off truck, smashes windshield of SUV in northern suburbs“) the damage to the SUV appears to be substantial.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this head injury caused by a road hazard can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald, Arlington Cardinal, 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.

Lincoln Park Pedestrian Accident Causes Head Injury

Head injuries, including concussions as well as other types of head trauma, have been discussed frequently on this site.  Head injuries are particularly problematic from an overall health perspective for many reasons.  Among the more worrisome aspect of head injuries is that the long-term health impact of various types of head injuries is, in many cases, unclear.  As well, depending upon the type and nature of head injury sustained, various types of impairments – some permanent – can be ongoing in nature.

Another aspect of head injuries is that often head injuries will cause substantial expenses of various types.  As well, there may be an inability to work, which leads to lost wages.

These expenses and lost wages, among other factors, may lead someone who has sustained a head injury to seek accident injury compensation through filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.

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 one should have it immediately assessed by a qualified medical professional.  Head injuries can often be serious, and in many cases fatal.  More information with regard to head trauma can be seen on the Traumatic Brain Injuries page.

An example of a Chicago pedestrian accident that caused a head injury is summarized below.

The accident was a “hit & run” accident that happened on September 23, 2016, in which two pedestrians were injured in Lincoln Park.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of October 9, 2016, titled “Man charged with striking two women in Lincoln Park hit-and-run“:

Brenton Holston, 24, faces four counts of leaving the scene of a crash causing great bodily harm and two counts of aggravated reckless driving, all felonies, according to Chicago Police and Cook County court records.

At 8:07 p.m. Sept. 23, the two women — 24 and 34 — were walking in the street headed west in the 1800 block of North Clybourn when a black Acura sedan struck them, police said. The driver then made a U-turn in the middle of Clybourn and struck them both again.

The two pedestrians suffered various injuries during the collision, and were taken to Northwestern Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

As described in the dnainfo.com article of October 9 titled “Man Charged In Lincoln Park Hit-And-Run That Left 2 Women Injured:  Police,” quoting Chicago Police spokesman Officer Kevin Quaid:

A 24-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries to her abdomen, back and buttocks, and her hip was injured, Quaid said. She was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition.

A 34-year-old woman’s head was injured and she was taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition, Quaid said.

The traffic accident investigation was conducted by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago hit & run pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times and dnainfo.com articles seen 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.