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Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Law Group, recently received a lifetime achievement award testifying to his very extensive court trial 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:

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A fatal wrong-way crash occurred early Sunday (October 20, 2019) morning in Clarendon Hills.  This fatal wrong-way crash involved a SUV that was allegedly driving in the wrong direction when it collided with a Volkswagon Jetta.  This Clarendon Hills collision happened on Route 83, to the north of the 55th Street intersection.

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Pedestrian accidents in crosswalks continue to occur in the Chicago area.  Walking in a crosswalk is supposed to provide safe passage for pedestrians.  Many Chicago pedestrian accidents – some summarized on this site under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category – have occurred while a person is legally walking in a crosswalk.

In general, there are many reasons that pedestrian accidents occur.  Some involve distraction, either “distracted driving” or “distracted walking.”  Other times, when a person is hit by a vehicle it has to do with the driver simply “not seeing” the walker.

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Elman Law Group recently settled a Chicago pedestrian accident lawsuit on behalf of one of its clients for $775,000.

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

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A double-fatal I-55 crash occurred early Saturday (July 13, 2019) morning.  This double-fatal I-55 crash involved a “wrong-way driver.”

Details regarding this double-fatal Stevenson Expressway crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 13, 2019 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “2 killed in wrong-way crash on Stevenson identified, 2 critically injured” and the July 13 WBBM Newsradio article titled “2 Killed, 2 Critically Injured in I-55 Wrong-Way Crash.”

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A CTA bus accident occurred Tuesday (May 21, 2019) in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.  This CTA bus accident involved a CTA bus that collided with a SUV.  Eleven people were hurt during the crash.

According to Chicago Police, this CTA bus accident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m.

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There was a fatal Northfield pedestrian accident Saturday (April 13, 2019) evening in Northfield.  This fatal Northfield pedestrian accident occurred in the 1700 block of Orchard Lane.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time.  The circumstances of the accident do not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

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Fatal pedestrian accidents have been occurring more frequently, both in Illinois as well as nationally.  Many Chicago-area fatal pedestrian accidents have been summarized on this site in posts found under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category.  Additionally, various aspects of pedestrian accidents – including steps to take if you are hit by a vehicle – is discussed on the “Chicago Pedestrian Accidents” page.

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