$209,000 Injury Lawsuit Settlement Of Motorcycle Case

A $209,000 injury lawsuit settlement was attained by the Elman Joseph Law Group. This $209,000 injury lawsuit settlement pertained to a motorcycle accident injury case. The plaintiff was Javier Cotto and the defendant was Joan Eklund. [Name of case; Javier Cotto vs. Joan Eklund, 19 L 51 (Will County, IL); Name of (lead) lawyer: Anthony R. Elman with co-counsel attorneys, Lerner and Rowe]

The underlying motorcycle accident occurred in Crest Hill, Illinois on December 16, 2017. On that day, a motorcyclist, Javier Cotto, 34, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle eastbound along Theodore Street. At the intersection of Theodore Street and Rock Run Drive, Cotto alleges that a westbound Toyota Camry driven by Joan Eklund was attempting to make a left-hand turn and failed to yield the right-of-way, and the Camry collided with Cotto’s motorcycle. This type of motorcycle accident, in which a vehicle making a left-hand turn hits a motorcycle, is a common cause of motorcycle accidents, including Kane County motorcycle accidents. These collisions are often highly physically traumatic to the motorcyclist, and in many cases cause serious accident injuries. Some of these injuries lead to fatalities.

Joan Eklund filed many affirmative defenses against Javier Cotto, alleging that he failed to keep a proper lookout; failed to keep his motorcycle in proper lane of travel; operated his motorcycle too fast for conditions; failed to yield the right of way to defendant’s vehicle; disobeyed a traffic signal; failed to activate the horn; and failed to avoid impact.

Like many motorcyclists who are injured during accidents, Cotto suffered many injuries during the collision. These injuries included those to the neck, back, and leg. His medical treatment included being taken to the hospital and being treated in the emergency room (ER), epidural injections, and chiropractic sessions.

Joan Eklund’s insurance company, Farmer’s Insurance, offered $100,000 at or near the time the lawsuit was filed.

The $209,000 injury lawsuit settlement discussed above is another example of the experienced trial attorneys at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC bringing an accident injury case to a successful conclusion. Over the last 25+ years, the firm has won many high settlements and jury trial awards. This success has involved a wide range of Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases. Many of these settlements and trial awards are discussed on the “About” page.

Among the awards received by the Elman Joseph Law Group is that Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been named an “ Illinois Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, a distinction granted to no more than the Top 5% of lawyers. Furthermore, Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC, received a lifetime achievement award by the Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter testifying to his very extensive court trial experience as a plaintiff trial attorney.

Jury Trials Experience Honor Presented To Anthony R. Elman

A lawyer’s jury trials experience can be a critical legal advantage for a plaintiff hoping to receive substantial vehicle accident injury compensation.

As seen on this site, many injuries resulting from Kane County accidents often require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. Extensive medical care, even if the patient has insurance, can be very costly. As well, depending upon the injury, there can be other financial hardships such as loss of income either on a temporary or permanent basis. Among the most problematical and potentially life-altering injuries are those involving traumatic brain injuries.

Following these accident injuries, those who are injured due to the negligence of others often seek to get injury compensation through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. In those instances where the negligence of others has led to a fatality, relevant parties may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, recently received a lifetime achievement award testifying to his leading jury trials experience as a plaintiff trial attorney.

On October 24, 2019 more than 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the annual Trial Lawyer Excellence Award event at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.  This event is hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Chicago-based Law Bulletin Media.  The event recognizes the state’s top civil litigation attorneys.

An excerpt from the 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award page:

Fifty-four professionals from both sides of the trial bar received individual Trial Lawyer Excellence awards in one of seventeen 2019 categories.

At this Trial Lawyer Excellence Award Event, Anthony R. Elman received the special Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter historical recognition for “the most reported jury trials as a plaintiff attorney” during the last 30 years.  This award, as well as other awards, verdicts and settlements indicates the level of experience and proven results that the Elman Joseph Law Group has achieved in Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

This level of jury trials experience has proven valuable to Elman Joseph Law Group clients.  As seen in various lawsuit results, many clients have received substantially more money for their injuries after the Elman Joseph Law Group took their lawsuits to court after settlement offers were deemed too low.

Anthony Elman has been designated as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. This designation, which is based upon various criteria encompassing lawyer performance and peer review, is granted to no more than 5% of attorneys.

Elman Joseph Law Group has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for over 25 years.  During this 25+ year period, the Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  This breadth of experience and success in jury trials provides valuable insights in determining the course of action that will lead to the optimal resolution of a personal injury or wrongful death case.

Additional information concerning the Elman Joseph Law Group and its performance can be seen on the “Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit Results And Litigation Capabilities” page.

Chicago Expressway Accident Lawsuit Settled For $350,000

A Chicago area expressway accident lawsuit was settled in October 2019 by the Elman Joseph Law Group for $350,000. Like many expressway accidents, the underlying accident involved a woman’s vehicle that was “rear-ended.” As seen in many Kane County accidents that have been summarized on this site, this accident resulted in injuries.

Frederick Joseph III, a partner and winning personal injury trial lawyer at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC, settled this expressway accident lawsuit for $350,000.

The $350,000 settlement was achieved by the Elman Joseph Law Group after the final settlement offer by the ambulance company was only $6,000.

The rear-end collision happened when the plaintiff, Michalia Agins, 22 years old, was driving back home to Chicago after visiting her parents. When traffic slowed down on the expressway (eastbound I-90), Ms. Agins was “rear-ended” by an ambulance. The ambulance was transporting a medical patient from one hospital to another. The ambulance had no lights or sirens activated at the time of the accident.

Ms. Agins started feeling pain immediately in her neck, back, and her shoulder (the same shoulder she previously had surgery on to repair a sports injury). Thankfully, she was able to drive her vehicle home from the scene but as the pain got worse, Michalia sought medical treatment. She underwent months of physical therapy; however, doctors advised Michalia that she was going to need surgery on her shoulder to repair a torn tendon from the collision. The recovery process was long and painful, and Michalia was forced to quit her job as a hair stylist.

Illinois has very strict legal protections for ambulance companies, both public and private. The laws in Illinois can make it very difficult to get a substantial recovery against an ambulance company. Superior Ambulance initially refused to offer anything to settle the case. Before the case was transferred to The Elman Joseph Law Group, the final offer to settle was only $6,000.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC immediately filed suit and began the discovery process. A dashcam video inside the ambulance showed that the driver (who was on a 24 hour shift) was falling asleep at the wheel. Before the impact, his eyes were shut for at least three seconds on the highway. As the investigation continued, Anthony R. Elman and Frederick Joseph put together a strong case for Ms. Agins and prepared for trial. Before trial, Frederick Joseph negotiated a settlement with the defendants in the amount of $350,000.

This Chicago area expressway accident lawsuit settlement is another example of the experienced trial attorneys at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC bringing a challenging case to a successful conclusion. The trial lawyers at the firm have many high settlements and jury trial awards over the course of the last 25+ years. This success has been achieved across a wide range of Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases. Some of these notable settlements and jury trial awards are further discussed on the “Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit Results And Litigation Capabilities” page.

$775,000 Injury Lawsuit Settlement For Injured Pedestrian

A $775,000 injury lawsuit settlement has recently been attained by the Elman Joseph Law Group, a personal injury and wrongful death law firm based in Chicago. The underlying pedestrian accident injury occurred in Chicago and involved a woman who was hit by a vehicle.

The case involved an 80-year-old woman, Georgina Melendez, who was struck by a vehicle on March 11, 2017.  The accident occurred at 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Ashland and Leland.

According to the police report, the defendant and two witnesses both indicated that at the time of the accident the intersection was dark, and the plaintiff was wearing dark, non-contrasting clothing.

Claimed harm to Georgina Melendez included a dislocated left knee with a post-operative blood clot.  Specifically, the knee injury was an acute complete ACL rupture, with associated slight anterior translation of the proximal tibia relative to the distal femur.

After the operation, the orthopedic surgeon indicated that Georgina Melendez made a nearly full and complete recovery.

Medical bills related to the initial knee surgery were approximately $220,000.

The defendant was insured by State Farm Insurance.

In addition to this $775,000 lawsuit settlement Elman Joseph Law Group has achieved notable settlements and jury verdicts across a range of Illinois personal injury cases.  Over the last 25+ years, Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this time, Elman Joseph Law Group has established a reputation for its court trial performance.  As often seen, the Elman Joseph Law Group’s ability to win court cases has often resulted in significantly higher monetary amounts for its clients. Some of the more notable awards and accomplishments are highlighted on the “Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit Results And Litigation Capabilities” page.

Thomson Reuters has named Anthony Elman, the Lead Trial Attorney for the Elman Joseph Law Group, as a “Super Lawyer.” This designation, which is based upon various factors including a lawyer’s performance and peer review, is granted to no more than 5% of attorneys.

As seen in the $775,000 lawsuit settlement summarized above, medical costs to treat pedestrian accident injuries are often substantial. As seen in the many Kane County pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, when a person is hit by a vehicle a broad range of serious injuries can result. While there are many reasons as to why someone who has been injured due to the negligence of another person may want to file a lawsuit, getting injury compensation is often a main motivating factor.

Elgin Hit & Run Accident Leads To Two Bicyclists Being Hit

Kane County Fatal Hit & Run Accident

On July 27, 2020, there was a fatal Elgin hit & run accident. This fatal Elgin hit & run accident led to the death of one bicyclist, with another bicyclist being injured.

The accident occurred as a suspect ( Lance C. Neal, 28) was allegedly attempting to flee (drive away) from police.

This Elgin hit &run accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the August 3, 2020 Kane County Connects article titled “$1 Million Bond For Elgin Man Charged in Fatal Hit-And-Run Of Bicyclist.” An excerpt:

Kane County prosecutors and Elgin police allege that the afternoon of July 27, 2020, Neal was driving a car in the area of East Chicago Street and North Spring Street when he struck a vehicle and fled the scene. The driver of the vehicle followed Neal and flagged down an officer, who pursued Neal south on Raymond Street and attempted to stop him.

Neal continued to accelerate well beyond the 30 mph limit until he lost control of the vehicle and struck two bicyclists in the area of Raymond Street and Purify Drive.

After allegedly striking the bicyclists, Neal allegedly abandoned the car and fled the accident scene on foot. He was later taken into custody.

Neal faces various charges, including three felony charges.

Another excerpt from the Kane County Connects article, concerning the bicyclists hit:

One of the victims, 52-year-old Sandra E. Sampey, of Bartlett was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The other victim received life-threatening injuries and remains hospitalized.

The Elgin Police Department’s Traffic Unit and the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force are investigating multiple elements of the incident. Anyone with information should call Elgin police at 847-289-2600.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Elgin hit & run accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Fatal Aurora Motorcycle Collision In Front Of Northgate Shopping Center

Kane County Fatal Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal Aurora motorcycle collision on Friday (July 24, 2020) night. This fatal Aurora motorcycle collision involved a motorcycle and Jeep Cherokee SUV.

First responders began to go to the accident scene after receiving a call at 11:30 p.m. concerning a serious traffic accident.

The accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 28, 2020 Kane County Connects article titled “Aurora Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle-Vs.-Jeep Crash On City’s West Side.” An excerpt:

Once officers could disperse the crowds, it was determined that a 2005 Jeep Cherokee and a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle had collided in the intersection in front of the Northgate Shopping Center.

The force of the accident was so great, that it caused the Jeep Cherokee to roll over onto the roof of the vehicle.

Responding officers and members of the Aurora Fire Department worked to extricate the victims from inside the Jeep Cherokee and perform lifesaving measures. Three victims were subsequently transported to local hospitals due to their injuries.

Unfortunately, the motorcycle rider, a 31-year-old Aurora man did not survive the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

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Officers were able to determine that the Jeep Cherokee was travelling north bound on Lake Street and turned left in front of the motorcycle, which was travelling south bound on Lake Street. Lake Street remained closed for several hours, while traffic investigators reconstructed the accident.

This fatal Aurora motorcycle collision continues to be investigated. Those with information concerning the accident are asked to contact the Aurora Police Department’s Traffic Division at 630-256-5330. Also, people can call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 to report information anonymously.

Additional Details Regarding This Aurora Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Kane County Connects post mentioned above.

Illinois motorcycle accidents which happen after a vehicle makes a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle continue to be a leading cause of motorcycle accidents. This and other causes of bike crashes are discussed on the “Reasons For Illinois Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Motorcycle-SUV Collision Leads To Fatality Along Route 25

Kane County SUV-Motorcycle Collision

A St. Charles motorcycle-SUV collision occurred Sunday (June 14, 2020) afternoon. This St. Charles motorcycle motorcycle-SUV collision was a head-on collision. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. The motorcyclist was identified as Jorge Perez, 24, of Chicago.

First responders were called to the accident scene at approximately 4:15 p.m. The accident scene was in the 2500 block of North 5th Avenue (IL. Route 25.)

This motorcycle-SUV collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Kane County Connects post of June 15, 2020 titled “Sunday Motorcycle Crash On Route 25 In St. Charles Takes Life Of Chicago Man.”

An excerpt:

A preliminary investigation has shown that a Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle driven by Perez was northbound North 5th Avenue between Country Club Road and Red Gate Road. The motorcycle entered the southbound lanes in an attempt to pass two other northbound vehicles, then struck a southbound green Ford Escape head-on.

Witnesses said Perez was traveling in a large group of motorcycles. Perez reportedly stopped to block traffic in the intersection of North 5th Avenue and Country Club Road so that the other motorcycles could go through the intersection together.

In attempt to catch up to the group, Perez attempted to pass the two vehicles and struck the southbound Ford Escape, police said.

Upon arriving, paramedics found Perez unresponsive. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate Perez. He was taken to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Ford Escape received medical treatment by paramedics at the accident scene; following this medical treatment the driver was released.

This motorcycle-SUV collision remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Motorcycle-SUV Collision

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Kane County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the post mentioned above.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Car crash Near Huntley Leads To Three Teenagers Being Injured

Kane County Car Crash

A car crash near Huntley led to one vehicle occupant being critically injured. Two other vehicle occupants were also injured and taken to the hospital. This car crash near Huntley happened on Friday (May 8, 2020) evening, along Powers Road.

This car crash near Huntley is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the May 10, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Teen in critical condition, 2 others injured after car hits tree near Huntley.”

An excerpt from this article:

The Huntley Fire Protection District and Kane County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:15 p.m. Friday to the 41W300 block of Powers Road near Huntley in Rutland Township for a single-vehicle crash.

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said that a Nissan Sentra, driven by a 15-year-old Lake in the Hills girl, was traveling eastbound on Powers Road from Route 47.

The vehicle went around a curve and drove off the roadway to the south before striking a tree, Hain said.

The person who was critically injured was identified as a 16-year-old passenger from Huntley. This person was initially taken to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital before being flown to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

The driver suffered minor injuries during the crash.

Another vehicle occupant, a 15-year-old from Huntley, was taken to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital by a family member. The accident injuries were undisclosed.

Additional Details Regarding This Car Crash Near Huntley

Additional details and possible updates concerning this car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Accidents that involve the vehicle leaving the roadway often result in serious accident injuries. These types of crashes are further discussed on the “Accidents In Which Vehicles Leave The Roadway” page. As discussed on that page, there can be many reasons as to why a vehicle leaves the roadway. As seen in the car crash near Huntley summarized above, once a vehicle leaves the roadway it is vulnerable to colliding with a fixed object such as a tree.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Montgomery Car Crash On Orchard Road Leads To Two Fatalities

Fatal Kane County Car Accident

A fatal Montgomery car crash early Wednesday (April 1, 2020) led to the deaths of two vehicle occupants. This Montgomery car crash involves an apparent loss of vehicle control. At this time the cause for this loss of control is not publicly disclosed.

The fatal Kane County car accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the April 2, 2020 Kane County Connects post titled “2 Young People Die in Single-Car Crash in Montgomery.” An excerpt:

According to reports from the Kane County Coroner’s Office and Montgomery Police Department, officers responded at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 1, 2020) to reports of a crash in the area of Orchard Road north of Aucutt Road.

Police said a vehicle containing two passengers — Cameron Lewis Walker, 19, and Daimaree Raymell Crowder, 20 — left the roadway and struck a tree.

A subsequent autopsy performed by the Kane County Coroner’s Office revealed that both Walker and Crowder died from “multiple injuries due to an automobile mishap.”

Additional Details And Possible Updates Concerning This Fatal Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Montgomery car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the post mentioned above.

Loss of vehicle control accidents can happen for many different reasons. Often, an accident investigation needs to be conducted to determine the reason for such a crash, as it may not be readily apparent as to what led to the accident.

Loss of vehicle control is further discussed on the “Kane County Loss Of Vehicle Control Accidents And Injuries” page. As seen on that page, there have been various accidents of this type in Kane County. Often, these crashes lead to serious injuries due to the typically serious nature of the crashes. After a driver loses control of a vehicle, it is common for either the vehicle to leave the roadway and/or to roll over. Vehicles that leave the roadway are in jeopardy of colliding with a fixed object such as a tree, pole, or other structure.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Aurora Hit & Run Accident In The 500 Block Of South River Street

Kane County Fatal Hit & Run Accident

An Aurora hit & run accident occurred Monday (January 13, 2020) evening. This Aurora hit & run accident led to the death of a 57-year-old man.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

This hit & run is discussed in a number of media sources, including the January 14, 2020 Kane County Connects post titled “Update: Police Seek Driver In Deadly Hit-And-Run On Aurora’s West Side.”

Two excerpts:

The Aurora Police Department is investigating after a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash around 7 p.m. Monday (Jan. 13, 2020) on Aurora’s near west side.

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According to an APD news release, officers responded to reports of a person struck by a vehicle in the 500 block of South River Street and found a man lying in the roadway.

Paramedics attempted to save the man’s life, but he was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The man was later identified as Brent Jean, 57, of Aurora.

The vehicle left the accident scene after hitting him.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Aurora Police’s Traffic Unit. This accident investigation involved an accident reconstruction.

Aurora Police ask those with information concerning this accident to either call the Aurora Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 630-256-5330, or to call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 to anonymously report information.

Additional Details Regarding This Aurora Hit & Run Accident

Additional details can be seen in the source mentioned above.

On this site, Kane County accidents in which a person is struck by a vehicle are discussed in posts found under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category. As seen in those posts, pedestrian accidents often lead to serious accident injuries. Many of these Kane County pedestrian accidents result in fatalities.

Additional discussion of Kane County pedestrian accidents is seen on the “Fatal Pedestrian Accidents That Occur In Kane County” and “Kane County, Illinois Pedestrian Accidents And Injuries” pages.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Head On Collisions In Kane County And The Severity Of Accident Injuries

Head On Collisions In Kane County

Head on collisions are among the most traumatic types of vehicle crashes. While there are various reasons as to why such head on crashes occur, often it occurs after one vehicle crosses the center line. If there are is an oncoming vehicle, various conditions may lead to a frontal crash involving both vehicles. As discussed on the “‘Head-On Collisions’ In Kane County And Their Causes” page, these crashes are often very physically traumatic to vehicle occupants and serious injuries often occur. As seen on the Kane County head on crashes listed on that page, these injuries are often life-threatening in nature, and fatalities routinely result.

Among Kane County head on collisions was one that occurred early Saturday (November 9, 2019) morning on Rural Route 38. This collision involved a Honda and semi truck. Life-threatening injuries resulted to the driver of the Honda. The accident is under investigation by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the November 11 Kane County Connects post titled “Car vs. Semi Crash With Life-Threatening Injuries On Rural Route 38.” An excerpt:

According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies responded at around 5:25 a.m. Saturday to a report of a traffic crash with injuries on IL Route 38 near the intersection of Watson Road in unincorporated Virgil Township.

The initial investigation indicates that a Honda was traveling east on Route 38 and for an unknown reason crossed the center line and was struck head on by a Freightliner semi-trailer truck that was traveling west.

The driver of the Honda was flown to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford. The injuries were considered to be potentially life-threatening in nature.

The driver of the semi truck was not injured during the crash.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional Details Concerning This Collision

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Kane County head on collision can be seen in the source mentioned above.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

High-Speed Car Crash In Aurora Injures Four People

Kane County High-Speed Crash

There was a high-speed car crash Thursday (October 17, 2019) night in Aurora that injured four people. Two of these people were critically injured. This high-speed car crash allegedly involved a suspect who was fleeing from Aurora Police. The accident scene was at Route 25 (Aurora Avenue) and Sullivan Road.

This high-speed car crash is discussed in a number of media sources, including the October 18, 2019 Kane County Connects post titled “High Speed Car Crash On Route 25…

Two excerpts:

Just after 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, Aurora police officers were called to theft in progress, at the Walmart, in the 2900 block of Kirk Road. While officers were responding to the store, an APD officer spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.

The officer tried to follow the car but lost sight of it a short time later. About two minutes later, officers were notified that the suspect’s vehicle slammed into a car, with three people inside of it, at the intersection of Aurora Avenue and Sullivan Road.

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Two people were airlifted in extremely critical condition to a Chicago area hospital. Another person is in serious condition at an Aurora area hospital. The suspect was transported to an Aurora area hospital where he was later airlifted to a Chicago area hospital.

Aurora police requested the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force to the scene of the incident to conduct an investigation. They were assisted by members of Aurora Police’s Traffic Division to reconstruct the accident.

Additional Details Regarding This High-Speed Car Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Aurora high-speed car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the source mentioned above.

Driving at excessive speed can have many adverse consequences should an accident occur. Discussion of why driving at excessive speeds not only increases the risk of a crash but also increases the odds of serious accident injuries can be found on the “Speed As A Cause Of Accidents Including Those Causing Serious Injuries” page. As mentioned on that page, there have been many Kane County serious accidents involving motorists who were driving at excessive speeds prior to crashing.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.