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Elman Law Group Attains $775,000 Settlement In Chicago Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit

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.

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.

Injuries claimed by 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.

Elman Law Group has achieved notable settlements and jury verdicts across a range of personal injury cases.  Over the last 25+ years, Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this time, Elman Law Group has established a reputation for its court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, the Elman Law Group’s ability to win court cases has often resulted in significantly higher monetary awards for its clients.

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

As well, there are other indications of Elman Law Group’s extensive court trial experience and accomplishments.  For example, according to the Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter, Tony Elman has the most reported jury trials as a plaintiff’s attorney during the 30-year coverage of the Jury Verdict Reporter’s computerized records.

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.