“Wrong-way drivers” continue to pose a substantial threat to traffic safety.  On this site, crashes of this type that have occurred throughout Illinois are discussed in posts found under the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category.  Due to the nature of these crashes – which often involve violent collisions – accident injuries resulting from these crashes are often severe in nature.  Often, life-threatening if not fatal accident injuries result.

A November 22, 2020 fatal collision along Interstate 55 (I-55) near Wilmington allegedly involved a “wrong-way driver.”  This collision led to the death of Nicholas J. Ercolini, 33, of Blackstone, Illinois.

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“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.

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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.

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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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