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.

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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.

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Bicycle accidents often result in the bicyclist being seriously injured.  On this site, many Chicago bicycle accidents accidents have been summarized and otherwise discussed.  These posts are found under posts found in the “Bicycling Accidents” category.

On Tuesday (June 23, 2020) morning a Chicago bicycle accident occurred in the Avondale neighborhood.  This accident involved a woman riding a bicycle who was hit by a City of Chicago truck.

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A Park Manor car crash that occurred Thursday (April 16, 2020) night led to the death of a girl and a man.  Additionally, a woman was critically injured.

According to Chicago Police, this Park Manor car crash occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. and involved a collision between a SUV and a car.

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Accidents that occur in adverse weather can occur for many reasons.  Often, drivers are driving too fast for conditions, i.e. the drivers are negligent in the operation of the vehicle.  However, other reasons can cause or contribute to an adverse weather crash, such as the existence of black ice, which can be very difficult if not impossible to see.  As well, other icy conditions can occur if the roadway has not been sufficiently cleared of snow or the roadway has not been sufficiently salted.

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The winning attorneys of Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC , Anthony R. Elman and Frederick Joseph III, settled a Chicago wrongful death case for $975,000. The State Farm insurance policy was $1,000,000. The lawsuit involved the death of an 86-year-old elderly man who died as a result of a fire at a Chicago apartment.

Eddie Fort, 86, was visiting friends at their apartment in the South Side of Chicago on Christmas Day, 2017. After everyone went to bed, a fire of an unknown origin broke out in Mr. Fort’s room. The fire engulfed the entire apartment. Despite the best efforts of the decedent’s (Eddie Fort) friends and Chicago Fire Department first responders, he did not survive.

Initial interviews with Chicago Fire Department officials indicated that there may have been some non-working smoke detectors in the multi-unit building owned by the defendant. The defendant’s insurance company, State Farm, denied that their insured was liable for any non- working smoke detectors, and refused to offer anything to the victim’s family until after they were represented by Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC. State Farm Insurance claimed that all the smoke detectors were operational and fully functioning at the time of this fire.

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