Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Concerning Belleville Bicycle Accident

There has been a lawsuit filed regarding a bicycle accident that happened in Belleville, Illinois in 2012.

This Illinois bicycle accident lawsuit is discussed in the Madison Record article of September 10, 2014 titled “Bicyclist claims driver made improper left turn into him.”

The bicycle accident is discussed in the lawsuit, and it alleges that the bicyclist (Bruce Heafner) had the right of way at the time of the accident and was struck by a driver as she was making a left-hand turn at an intersection.  An excerpt from the article:

In addition to his broken collarbone, Heafner suffered injuries to his right and left shoulders, head, face and neck and suffered great pain and mental anguish, the suit states. He also lost wages and incurred medical costs, the complaint says.

Heafner blames Restoff for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to yield at an intersection, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep her vehicle under proper control and drove too fast, according to the complaint.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois bicycle accident lawsuit can be seen in 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 Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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

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

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

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed In Fatal Chicago Pedestrian Accident

There has been a lawsuit filed regarding the fatal pedestrian accident that happened September 13, 2014, in which a CTA bus fatally struck Celia Sauseda, 54, of Chicago.

This lawsuit, which was filed in Cook County Circuit Court, as well as the underlying accident that happened in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood, is discussed in the September 17, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Lawsuit filed in last week’s death of woman hit by CTA bus.”

An excerpt from the article:

The lawsuit alleges that the bus driver failed to look out the window and check side-view mirrors of the bus before pulling out from the bus stop, failed to yield the right of way and failed to take evasive action to avoid striking Sauseda.

According to the article, the CTA bus driver was not issued any citations by Chicago Police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of articles including the Chicago Tribune 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 Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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

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

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

Wheeling Fatal Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuit

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed with regard to a fatal pedestrian accident that happened Sunday (September 14, 2014) in Wheeling, Illinois.

This lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court by the family of accident victim Fredi Morales, 20, of Des Plaines, and names the Village of Wheeling as the defendant.

The underlying fatal pedestrian accident happened on approximately 5:45 a.m. Sunday, and was summarized in the September 14 post titled “Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Wheeling.”  While details regarding the accident and its causes remain limited, the accident involved an on-duty Wheeling Police SUV striking a pedestrian as the SUV was attempting to make a traffic stop. The Wheeling Police Officer driving the SUV had not activated the SUV’s sirens, emergency lights or otherwise honked the horn prior to striking Morales.

Among other claims in the wrongful death lawsuit are claims that the SUV was traveling at “an unreasonably high rate of speed” and that the police officer was negligent for failing to activate the horn, siren and police lights in the period before striking Morales.

An autopsy that was performed Monday (September 15) by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office indicated that Morales died of multiple injuries suffered when he was struck by the SUV, and ruled his death an accident.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 16, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Family files suit after Wheeling police SUV strikes, kills pedestrian” as well as the September 16 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “Lawsuit filed over man fatally struck by Wheeling police SUV.”

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

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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

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

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

Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit Involving “Trip And Fall” Accident

Accidents involving people tripping happen for any number of reasons, and can involve negligent actions by others.  Serious injuries often occur during these accidents, as the falls are often unexpected and a person’s body often lands suddenly and in an awkward fashion.  (Further discussion of slip and fall accidents, as well as the injuries they can cause, can be seen in the “Illinois Slip & Fall Accidents” page.)

An example of an Illinois personal injury lawsuit involving alleged injuries caused by a “trip and fall accident” is seen in a recent lawsuit filed against the city of Collinsville and Illinois Power.  The lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court.

The underlying accident involved a man (Edwin M. Hart) who fell into a hole drilled into the middle of a sidewalk.

The lawsuit and underlying injuries are described in the Madison Record article of September 12, 2014 titled “Collinsville sidewalk trip and fall case settles.”

An excerpt from the article:

Because of his fall, Hart sustained injuries to his left hand, neck, back and hip; suffered severe bodily and mental pain; and incurred medical costs, according to his complaint.

He blamed the city for causing his fall, saying it allowed the hole to be drilled to provide services to Collinsville residents. In addition, Hart named Illinois Power as a defendant, saying it drilled the hole to provide natural gas services, but failed to barricade or cover it.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois personal injury lawsuit 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 Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients because if an attractive settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive courtroom verdicts.

Many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court. 

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

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

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

Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Woman’s Death

There has been an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the death of a woman who died after being struck by a concrete gargoyle that fell from a downtown Chicago church.

This wrongful death lawsuit was filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of the deceased’s boyfriend and their 9-year-old son.

The fatal accident happened on September 4, 2014, as the woman, Sarah Bean, 34, was waiting to cross the street beside the church.  The church, Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago, is located at 1936 S. Michigan Avenue.

An excerpt from the September 9, 2014 NBC Chicago article titled “Lawsuit Filed In Death of Woman Killed By Falling Church Facade“:

A 2011 structural engineering report ordered by the city found problems that needed to be fixed, but no “imminently hazardous conditions” at the historic South Loop church.

Second Presbyterian Church subsequently passed city inspections early in 2012 and again in March, 2013, but it had not been inspected yet this year, according to records.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in the NBC Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the September 8 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Lawsuit filed in death of woman killed by falling church gargoyle.”

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

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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

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

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

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Fatal I-55 Crash

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court regarding the fatal truck accident that happened on July 21, 2014 on I-55.  That accident resulted in the deaths of five people, and was further described in the July 22, 2014 post titled “Fatal I-55 Truck Accidents In Will County.”

Now, the son of Vicky Palacios (one of those killed) has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver and the trucking company.  The truck driver, Francisco Espinal-Quiroz, 51, of Leesburg, IN, has been charged with reckless homicide in the accident.

The wrongful death lawsuit is described in the August 13, 2014 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “Son of woman killed in I-55 crash sues truck driver.”  An excerpt from the article:

The suit alleges Espinal-Quiroz, 51, of Leesburg, Indiana, acted “carelessly, negligently and improperly” and “willfully and wantonly” the day of the crash, disregarding the construction zone’s speed limit, failing to slow and stop his semitrailer and improperly changing lanes.

The suit also accuses Espinal-Quiroz of carelessly and willfully violating federal law by driving beyond the number of hours allowed by law and falsifying his log book. The suit is seeking damages in “excess of $50,000.”

Additional details and possible updates concerning this wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the mysuburbanlife.com article mentioned above, as well as the August 28 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “Reckless homicide charges against trucker in fatal I-55 crash.”

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

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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

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

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

Dog Attacks Child In Chicago And Causes Serious Injuries

There was a vicious dog attack Monday night (August 4, 2014) of a 6-year-old boy in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood (Chicago’s South Side.)

The dog attack happened before 6:15 p.m. while children attended a birthday party.  As they were in the back yard of a house in the 7400 block of South Champlain Avenue, a pit bull bit the boy in the face and leg, causing extensive injuries.

Various people had to physically intervene and threaten the dog before it and another pit bull left the area.

The boy was identified as Armani McKinnis.  He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition.

An excerpt from the abc7chicago.com article (with video) of August 5, 2014, titled “Armani McKinnis, 6, attacked by dog in Park Manor“:

McKinnis is hospitalized at Comer Children’s Hospital, where he underwent plastic surgery for extensive injuries to his face, legs and hand. He was in the intensive care unit on Tuesday afternoon and is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago dog attack can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article mentioned above as well as the August 5 Chicago Tribune article titled “Boy, 6, seriously injured in dog attack on South Side.”

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

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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

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

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

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding I-55 Truck Accident

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court Friday regarding a fatal accident on July 21, 2014, in which one semi “rear-ended” another semi truck, resulting in the death of one of the drivers, Deividas Mockus.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the driver’s employer and the company that supplied the truck driven.  The lawsuit alleges that the truck’s braking system malfunctioned, thereby causing the fatal accident.

The fatal Illinois truck accident is described in the Chicago Sun-Times Voices article dated July 25, 2014, titled “Widow of truck driver killed in I-55 crash sues his employer, supplier.”

Two excerpts regarding the lawsuit:

According to the suit, Mockus attempted to stop the semi before the crash when the trailer’s brakes malfunctioned and the truck collided with another vehicle.

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The suit claims that both Mediterranean and Direct Trucking negligently failed to inspect the trailer and make sure it was in safe, working condition before Mockus was hired to transport it.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times Voices article mentioned above, as well as the wgntv.com article of July 26 titled “Lawsuit filed in death of truck driver killed on I-55.”

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

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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

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

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

Illinois Injury Lawsuits Filed Regarding Naperville Pedestrian Accident

There have been two Illinois personal injury lawsuits filed over a Naperville pedestrian accident that happened on July 12, 2013.  The underlying accident involved a car that struck two pedestrians during a Waubonsie Valley High School driver’s education class.

The teen driver from Naperville was 15 years old at the time of the accident.  According to the police accident report, the accident happened after the teen driver made a right-hand and  “somehow kept pressing the gas pedal instead of the brake” and lost control of the car.  The car jumped the curb, ran over a parking sign, and then struck two female pedestrians, including a mother who was pushing a stroller.

While the mother was able to push the stroller away from the oncoming car, both women were injured and taken to Edward Hospital and Health Services in Naperville for treatment of injuries.

The other victim (the one not with the stroller) claims in the lawsuit that she sustained injuries “to her muscles, bones and nervous system.”

An excerpt from the TribLocal Naperville & Lisle article of July 15, 2014, titled “Naperville student sued for striking pedestrians in driver’s ed class“:

The student driver, now 16, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage, according to the police report and court records. The latter ticket was dismissed, and she was placed on court supervision and fined more than $300 for failing to reduce speed, records state.

Additional details and possible updates concerning these Illinois personal injury lawsuits can be seen in a variety of media sources including the TribLocal article mentioned above, as well as the July 17 Naperville Patch article titled “Naperville Teen Sued for Hitting Two Pedestrians During Driver’s Ed Class.”

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

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients because if an attractive settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive courtroom verdicts.

Many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court. 

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

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

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

ATV Safety Issues For Teenage Riders

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) and UTV safety has been a continual concern given the frequency and extent of accidents and injuries, especially those involving teenagers and children.

Medline Plus (National Institutes of Health) published a document today (July 14, 2014) titled “Teens, ATV a Dangerous Combo.”  The article discusses a study’s findings regarding Iowa teens and the incidence of ATV accidents and injuries.

A couple of excerpts:

“More kids younger than 16 are dying from ATV crashes than from bicycle crashes. We talk a lot about bicycle safety, but there isn’t enough discussed with kids and families about safety when riding an ATV,” said study author Dr. Charles Jennissen, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Since 2001, kids aged 15 and younger have represented nearly 30 percent of all ATV-related injuries and one-fifth of ATV-related deaths in the United States, the authors said in their study, which appears in the July/August issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Previous studies have indicated that young ATV operators have a 12 times greater risk of injury compared with adults, the study authors noted.

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For example, an ATV’s tires are designed for off-road use. “They aren’t designed for road surfaces,” she said. “They make it more difficult to control and easy to crash. And on the road, in an accident with a car, the car always wins.”

Additional details can be seen in the Medline Plus document mentioned above.

Another source, TeensHealth, has published a document titled “ATV Safety,” which provides a number of safety tips regarding ATV operation.

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

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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

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

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