A Garfield Ridge head-on collision has led to one fatality and several people being seriously injured. According to Chicago Police, this Garfield Ridge head-on collision occurred Wednesday (January 20, 2021) evening at approximately 9:35 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Cicero Avenue. The accident occurred after a Chevrolet Impala crossed the center line and ran into an oncoming Cadillac SUV.
Driver impairment by drugs has been increasing in nature over the last few years. While the drugs typically used by these drug-impaired drivers varies wildly, among the most common include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and meth.
Another source of driver impairment that seems less frequent is that of “huffing.” Huffing is a term used to describe the inhalation of various household products and industrial products whose vapors, when inhaled, produce a “high.”
“Hit & run accidents” can occur for many different reasons. As well, they can involve many different parties, as seen in Chicago area accidents summarized on this site under the “Hit & Run” category.
Often, those drivers who leave the scene of the accident are impaired either by the consumption of alcohol or by drug usage.
On the evening of November 15, 2020 there was a Lombard accident in which a vehicle fatally struck a bicyclist. The driver then left the accident scene.
Crosswalks are supposed to provide pedestrians with safe passage if the pedestrian has the right of way. However, as seen in many pedestrian accidents summarized on this site – both in Chicago as well as the suburbs and otherwise throughout Illinois – people have been hit and injured while lawfully attempting to cross in a crosswalk. Often, people who attempt to walk across the street in a crosswalk may “let their guard down” and not necessarily be alert to the possibility that a vehicle may suddenly travel toward them.
Two lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC, based in Chicago, have been selected by Thomson Reuters as part of the “Super Lawyers” awards.
Anthony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC, has been designated a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, 2020, and now in 2021. The “Super Lawyers” designation is granted to no more than the Top 5% of attorneys. The selection process is based upon 12 indicators encompassing both professional achievement as well as peer review.
Frederick Joseph III, partner at the firm, has been named to the “Rising Stars” list. This “Rising Stars” designation is part of “Super Lawyers” and is granted to no more than the Top 2.5% of lawyers.
A fatal Tri-State Tollway crash occurred Saturday (September 12, 2020) afternoon in Willow Springs. This I-294 fatal crash involved 6 vehicles, resulting in one person being fatally injured and four other people being injured.
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed regarding a hit & run accident that occurred in downtown Chicago. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed regarding the death of Zoraleigh Ryan, who on August 10, 2020 was fatally injured by a SUV that hit her and her daughter. The hit & run happened as Zoraleigh Ryan and her daughter, Shannon, were walking across Hubbard Street in a crosswalk.
A Niles fatal bicycle accident occurred on Thursday (July 16, 2020) afternoon. This Niles fatal bicycle accident occurred in the 8200 block of Waukegan Road. The accident involved a collision between a bicycle and pickup truck.
This morning, Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, was featured in a CBS Chicago television segment. The segment talked about the innovative setting of a recent deposition. The deposition was held for a car accident case. As discussed in the segment, the lawyers for both sides agreed that a face-to-face meeting was preferable to a remote or “virtual” meeting.
The television segment is titled “In Age Of COVID-19, Attorney Gets Creative And Holds Deposition In His Backyard.”
This meeting was one of many adjustments that the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has made to adjust to the constraints dictated by COVID-19. On June 10, the Elman Joseph Law Group was involved in what was believed to be the first time a civil bench trial in Cook County was held “virtually.” In this case [American Alliance Casualty Company v. Karen Price-Walker, 18 CH 7429] the judge was Cook County Circuit Judge Raymond W. Mitchell. The case dealt with a one-count insurance coverage dispute concerning a car crash. That “virtual” bench trial is further discussed in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article of June 23, 2020 titled “Cook County’s debut virtual civil trial goes smoothly.”
On June 10, the Elman Joseph Law Group was involved in what was believed to be the first time a civil bench trial was held “virtually” in Cook County Circuit Court. The case was American Alliance Casualty Company v. Karen Price-Walker, (18 CH 7429.) The judge was Cook County Circuit Judge Raymond W. Mitchell. The case dealt with a one-count insurance coverage dispute concerning a car crash with an alleged “hit & run” driver.