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.

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.

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.

St. Charles Township Pedestrian Accident With Life-Threatening Injuries

Kane County Pedestrian Crash

There was a St. Charles Township pedestrian accident Tuesday (October 1, 2019) night. This St. Charles Township pedestrian accident left the pedestrian with life-threatening injuries. He was flown to a hospital for medical treatment.

This Kane County pedestrian crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the October 2, 2019 Kane County Connects post titled “Pedestrian airlifted after being struck by vehicle in St. Charles Township.” An excerpt:

According to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release, a Ford Crown Victoria driven by Amber Blaskoski, 28, of St. Charles was traveling west on Courier Avenue near the intersection of Sycamore Avenue when it struck a pedestrian later identified as David Busby, 40, of St. Charles, who was walking in the roadway.

Busby was flown to the hospital for treatment of his accident injuries. Those injuries were considered to be life-threatening in nature.

The investigation of this St. Charles Township pedestrian accident is being conducted by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office detectives and members of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Pedestrian Crash

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

On this site, additional discussion of pedestrian accidents and the injuries involved can be seen on the “Fatal Pedestrian Accidents That Occur In Kane County” and “Kane County, Illinois Pedestrian Accidents And Injuries” pages. As discussed on those pages, as well as seen in the Kane County pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, such accidents often lead to serious accident injuries. Steps taken after such accidents, including those involving medical and legal issues, are of critical importance. Both of these topics, as well as typical types of accident injuries that occur when a person is hit by a vehicle, are discussed.

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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.