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.

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.

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.

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.

Woman Injured When Brick Dropped From Building Crashes Onto Car

Personal injury can happen in any number of ways.  On this site, numerous accident injuries have been summarized and otherwise discussed, as are lawsuits pertaining to such accident injuries.  As well, wrongful death lawsuits, filed after fatal accidents have occurred, have also been featured.

A list of personal injury categories can be found on the “Personal Injury Categories” page, and many of these categories have links to further discussion pertaining to the injury categories.

One recent notable accident, in which a person could have been seriously – if not fatally injured – happened today (June 16, 2016) in Chicago.

The accident involved a woman sitting in a car who was injured after a worker accidentally dropped a brick from a building in the West Loop.

An excerpt from the dnainfo.com article of June 16, 2016, titled “Woman Injured When Brick Falls Through Sunroof Window“:

At about 8:44 a.m. Thursday, someone working on a construction site at 600 W. Jackson Blvd. in the West Loop accidentally dropped a brick from a roped-off construction area, according to a law enforcement source. The brick, which went tumbling to the street below, struck a parked car, shattering the car’s sunroof.

The woman suffered scratches and bruises from the broken glass, but was not struck by the brick, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman. An ambulance did respond to the scene, but it is not known if the woman was transported to the hospital.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Chicago accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the dnainfo.com 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.

Fatal ATV Accident In Plainfield

There was a fatal ATV accident Tuesday evening (April 19, 2016) in Plainfield.  The accident happened near Ridge Road, between 135th and Plainfield Road.

The accident resulted in the death of Alexis Richardson, 9, of Plainfield.  A man was also severely injured.

An excerpt from the April 20, 2016 Plainfield Patch article titled “Girl, 9, Dies After ATV Crash In Plainfield“:

A preliminary investigation indicates that the ATV was traveling southbound on the asphalt path along Ridge Road, continued south through the grass where it entered a culvert, lost control and crashed, according to police.

After the accident the girl was airlifted to Loyola Hospital via helicopter, but later died from her injuries.  The man taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Plainfield Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Plainfield Patch article mentioned above, as well as the Chicago Tribune article of April 20 titled “Girl, 9, killed in ATV crash in Plainfield.”

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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.

Concussion Reporting In Illinois High School Sports

As discussed on this site’s “Concussions” page, another concern with regard to accidents and injuries are concussions.  Concussions have received considerable attention lately with regard to their incidence in sports, particularly football.  However, as seen in the April 17 Wall Street Journal article titled “Short on Concussion Data, NCAA Sets Out to Get Some,” concussions – at least to NCAA athletes – can and do occur in various other sports ranging from baseball to wrestling.

One of the challenges in understanding the incidence of concussions to student athletes in Illinois is the reporting requirements – or lack thereof – that have existed in the past and present.

Recently, abc7chicago.com aired an investigative segment (with video) of September 8, 2015, titled “Head case:  Tracking student athlete concussions in Illinois.”  This segment discusses various aspects regarding the reporting of student athlete concussions in Illinois.

An excerpt from the article:

Illinois has the first state governing body for high school sports in the country to be facing a lawsuit over how concussions are handled. Even as that head case against the IHSA plays out in the courts, the I-Team has learned of a gaping hole in concussion prevention. No one in Illinois keeps track of how many cases there are or any of the details.

The article also discusses the personal experiences of a high school football player who experienced a concussion during a high school football game, and the long-term impacts this concussion has had on his health.

Additional details 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 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.

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.

Pool Accident In Warrenville, Illinois

There has been an accident at a pool in Warrenville, in which a four-year-old girl was injured.

Details on this accident, and its causes, are very limited at this time.  It is unknown if negligence or improper safety procedures contributed to this pool accident.

According to authorities, the girl was found by staff members at the bottom of the pool at the Lifetime Fitness swimming pool at approximately 2:20 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015.

The girl was unresponsive, and was taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville for treatment of her injuries, where she remains on life support.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this pool accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 6, 2015 Naperville Patch article titled “4-Year-Old Child Critically Injured In Pool Accident” as well as the June 5 abc7chicago.com article titled “Girl on life support after being pulled from Lifetime Fitness pool.”

Safe swimming pool procedures can be found at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website PoolSafely.gov.

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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.

Chicago Bicycle Accident Involving Head Trauma

Concussions and brain injuries can happen due to a range of factors, and the short- and long-term impacts of such injuries can range in both severity and duration.  On this site, concussions, as well as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are discussed on the “Concussions” and “Traumatic Brain Injury” pages.

A recent bicycle accident experienced by a Bridgeport resident, Charles Uth, highlights some of aspects of concussions and their health impact.

An excerpt from a May 29, 2015 dnainfo.com article titled “Bicyclist Trying To Solve Mystery Of Crash After Waking Up In The Hospital,” which discusses the bicycle accident and the injuries sustained by Uth:

Uth’s wife, Alexandra, got a call from a staffer at Mercy Hospital just after 9 a.m. that morning. The news shocked her: Her husband of eight years had suffered a serious head injury.

The right side of his body sported a large bruise from his shoulder down to his rib cage. He had some bleeding on his brain, a common symptom of concussions.
The head trauma occurred despite Uth’s wearing of a bicycle helmet, although – as is often the case – it would seem possible if not likely that the wearing of the bicycle helmet may have prevented worse head trauma from occurring.
Additional details concerning this bicycle accident that involved head trauma can be seen in the dnainfo.com 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.

Many Injuries From Naperville Pool Chemical Spill

There has been a chemical spill at a Naperville pool in which 11 people were taken to a local hospital. The chlorine spill happened at the Goldfish Swim School on May 22, 2015.

The Naperville Fire Department responded to the accident at approximately 10:45 a.m.

The chlorine leak caused a strong odor in the air, and the building had to be evacuated.  Those who were exposed to the chlorine leak complained of a variety of ailments including nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

Although many people refused medical treatment, 11 people were taken to Edward Hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

It is unknown what caused the chemical spill and if proper chemical-handling procedures were followed.

Additional details and possible updates can be found in a variety of media sources, including the May 22, 2015 Naperville Patch article titled  “11 People Hospitalized In Naperville Chemical Spill” as well as the May 22 CBS Chicago article titled “Nine Hospitalized After Chlorine Leak At Naperville Pool.”

Swimming pool safety guidelines can be found at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website PoolSafely.gov.

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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.