23-Month Old Child Fatally Struck By A Car In Lisle

A child was struck by a car Sunday (October 27, 2019) afternoon in Lisle. The child, 23 months old, was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

Details regarding the accident remain limited at this time. The accident remains under investigation.

This fatal accident in which the toddler was struck by a car is discussed in various media sources, including the October 29, 2019 Downers Grove Patch article titled “Toddler Fatally Hit By Car In Lisle Driveway.” An excerpt:

The toddler was in a private driveway in the 2200 block of Christian Lane when he was struck by a vehicle just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the vehicle was driven by a 40-year-old woman. Lisle-Woodridge Fire District responded to the scene and immediately took the boy to Edward Hospital before he was pronounced dead of his injuries.

Another excerpt concerning the investigation of this fatal accident, from the October 28 Daily Herald article titled “23-month-old boy struck, killed by vehicle in Lisle“:

No charges nor citations have been issued, police said, but their investigation is continuing.

The DuPage County MERIT Accident Reconstruction Team and the DuPage sheriff’s office provided investigative support.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this accident in which a child was struck by a car can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the sources mentioned above.

When a person is hit by a car, a broad range of serious accident injuries can occur. As seen in the DuPage County pedestrian accidents discussed on this site, many such accidents result in fatalities.

Further discussion of various aspects of pedestrian accidents, including legal and medical issues, can be found on the following pages:

Injuries Resulting From DuPage County Pedestrian Accidents

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents That Occur In DuPage County

DuPage County Pedestrian Accidents

Due to the serious nature of injuries, many which can be complex in nature, dealing with the various medical and legal issues in an appropriate nature is of great importance.

Jury Trials Plaintiff Attorney Experience Award Given To Anthony R. Elman

Jury trials can be a critical avenue in achieving substantial vehicle accident injury compensation. As seen in many DuPage County accidents discussed on this site, many have caused serious accident injuries. Some of these accidents have led to one or more fatalities. Following these accident injuries, those who are injured due to the negligence of others often seek to get injury compensation through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. In those instances where negligence has led to a fatality, relevant parties may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, recently received a lifetime achievement award testifying to his leading jury trials 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:

Fifty-four professionals from both sides of the trial bar received individual Trial Lawyer Excellence awards in one of seventeen 2019 categories.

At this Trial Lawyer Excellence Award Event, Anthony R. Elman received the special Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter historical recognition for “the most reported jury trials as a plaintiff attorney” during the last 30 years.  This award, as well as other awards, verdicts and settlements indicates the level of experience and proven results that the Elman Joseph Law Group has achieved in Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

This level of jury trials performance has proven valuable to Elman Joseph Law Group clients.  Many clients have received substantially more money for their injuries after the Elman Joseph Law Group took their lawsuits to court after settlement offers proved inadequate.

Anthony Elman has been designated as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. This designation, which is based upon various criteria encompassing lawyer performance and peer review, is granted to no more than 5% of attorneys.

Elman Joseph Law Group has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for over 25 years.  During this 25+ year period, the Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  This breadth of experience and success in jury trials provides valuable insights in determining the course of action that will lead to the optimal resolution of a personal injury or wrongful death case.

Additional information concerning the Elman Joseph Law Group, including notable settlements and court verdicts, can be seen on the “DuPage County Car Accident Lawyer” page.

Wrong-Way Crash In Clarendon Hills Leads To Two Fatalities

A fatal wrong-way crash occurred early Sunday (October 20, 2019) morning in Clarendon Hills.  This 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.

This wrong-way crash led to the death of the driver of the Jetta.  This driver (Marko Boskovic, 27, of Revere, Massachusetts) died at the accident scene.  A passenger (Laura Uribe, 26, of La Grange) died from her accident injuries later that day.  As well, another passenger in the Jetta was critically injured.  A fourth vehicle occupant was hurt with injuries described as minor injuries.

The driver of the SUV, identified as Juan Rodea-Cruz, 25, was also injured and taken to the hospital.

An excerpt concerning this crash involving a SUV traveling in the wrong direction, from the October 21, 2019 Chicago Tribune article titled “Chicago man charged with DUI in Clarendon Hills fatal head-on crash…“:

A Chicago man was driving drunk and on the wrong side of the road in Clarendon Hills when he drove head-on into another vehicle, killing two of its occupants, DuPage County prosecutors said Monday.

Juan Rodea-Cruz, 25, of the 4200 block of West Kammerling, appeared at a Monday bond hearing where prosecutors said he has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence following the early Sunday collision that took place on Illinois Route 83.

According to NBC Chicago (in an October 21, 2019 article with video) Rodea-Cruz was charged with Aggravated DUI Causing Death, a Class 2 felony, as well as one count of Aggravated DUI Causing Great Bodily Harm, a Class 4 felony.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal wrong-way crash leading to DUI charges can be seen in the articles mentioned above.

As seen in many Chicago-area wrong-way driver accidents, such crashes often lead to one or more fatalities.  Due to the unexpected nature of a driver traveling in the wrong direction, as well as other factors, such accidents are often difficult for the driving traveling in the proper lane to avoid.

Chicago Area Expressway Accidents And Injury Compensation

Chicago area expressway accidents often lead to serious accident injuries, and occasionally fatal accident injuries. Some of these accidents are rear-end collisions. On this site, many DuPage County expressway accidents have been summarized.

The Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has handled many Chicago area expressway accidents. It recently settled a lawsuit that involved an expressway accident. The case, which settled in October 2019, involved a woman who was “rear-ended” by an ambulance while the woman was driving on the expressway.

Frederick Joseph III, a partner and winning personal injury trial lawyer at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC, settled this motor vehicle injury case for $350,000.

The $350,000 settlement was achieved by the Elman Joseph Law Group after the final settlement offer by the ambulance company was only $6,000.

The rear-end collision happened when the plaintiff, Michalia Agins, 22 years old, was driving back home to Chicago after visiting her parents. When traffic slowed down on the expressway (eastbound I-90), Ms. Agins was “rear-ended” by an ambulance. The ambulance was transporting a medical patient from one hospital to another. The ambulance had no lights or sirens activated at the time of the accident.

Ms. Agins started feeling pain immediately in her neck, back, and her shoulder (the same shoulder she previously had surgery on to repair a sports injury). Thankfully, she was able to drive her vehicle home from the scene but as the pain got worse, Michalia sought medical treatment. She underwent months of physical therapy; however, doctors advised Michalia that she was going to need surgery on her shoulder to repair a torn tendon from the collision. The recovery process was long and painful, and Michalia was forced to quit her job as a hair stylist.

Illinois has very strict legal protections for ambulance companies, both public and private. The laws in Illinois can make it very difficult to get a substantial recovery against an ambulance company. Superior Ambulance initially refused to offer anything to settle the case. Before the case was transferred to The Elman Joseph Law Group, the final offer to settle was only $6,000.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC immediately filed suit and began the discovery process. A dashcam video inside the ambulance showed that the driver (who was on a 24 hour shift) was falling asleep at the wheel. Before the impact, his eyes were shut for at least three seconds on the highway. As the investigation continued, Anthony R. Elman and Frederick Joseph put together a strong case for Ms. Agins and prepared for trial. Before trial, Frederick Joseph negotiated a settlement with the defendants in the amount of $350,000.

This Chicago area expressway accident injury settlement is another example of the experienced trial attorneys at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC bringing a challenging case to a successful conclusion. The trial lawyers at the firm have many high settlements and jury trial awards over the course of the last 25+ years. This success has been achieved across a wide range of Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases. Some of these notable settlements and jury trial awards are further discussed on the “DuPage County Car Accident Lawyer” page.