Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Kane County Fatal Collision

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Kane County Collision

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal two-vehicle accident that happened in Kane County.  The accident, which happened on March 29, 2016, involved a “head-on collision” between a Ford F150 pickup truck and Chevy Trailblazer.  The collision (which was initially summarized in the March 29, 2016 post titled “Fatal Kane County ‘Head-On Collision’“) occurred on Route 31, north of Mooseheart Road, after the Ford F150 crossed the road’s centerline and went into the opposite lane, thereby striking the oncoming Chevy Trailblazer.

The driver of the Chevy Trailblazer, identified as Jose F. Quitl, 21, of Aurora, died at the accident scene.

The driver of the Ford F150 was identified as Brandon D. Haller, 24, of Elburn.  He was taken to Delnor Hospital for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the September 22, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Lawsuit argues distracted driving, negligence in March fatal crash near Mooseheart“:

Haller was cited for improper lane use in the crash, which occurred at about 10:17 a.m. on Route 31, just north of Mooseheart Road, according to court records.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Quitl’s widow, Diana Quitl Gonzalez, and their two children, argues Haller was negligent, did not take proper precautions and may have been distracted, leading him to cross the road’s centerline and into the southbound lanes, thus causing the crash.

Additional Details Regarding This Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the September 22 Batavia Patch article titled “Widow Files Lawsuit Against Driver in Fatal Kane County Crash.”

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Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.  In fact, because of this capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.   Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Kane County Motorcycle Accident

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Kane County Motorcycle Collision

In the August 5, 2016 post (“Fatal Collision Between Motorcycle And Car In Batavia“) an August 4 fatal motorcycle collision was summarized.  In short, a collision occurred after a teenage driver made a left-hand turn immediately in front of a motorcycle, and a collision occurred.  The motorcyclist, Justin Retherford-Speer, 20, of Oswego, died from his accident injuries.  The teenage driver was later cited for failure to yield while turning left.

Recently, it was announced that a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Kane County regarding the crash.  For those unaware of what a wrongful death lawsuit is, the Wrongful Death Lawsuits Stemming From Kane County Accidents page provides a discussion of this type of lawsuit.  There can be various reasons why such a lawsuit is pursued.  As well, certain conditions have to be fulfilled before a successful wrongful death lawsuit can be filed.  The trial lawyers at the Elman Law Group can further discuss such a lawsuit and determine whether such a lawsuit is appropriate.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding this Batavia accident is discussed in the September 1, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Wrongful-death lawsuit filed in fatal Batavia crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

Surviving family members of Retherford-Speer, 20, argue in the lawsuit the teen was negligent and failed to protect his safety in a crash at Main Street and Randall Road.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Wrongful Death Lawsuit 

Additional details regarding this fatal Kane County motorcycle accident that led to a wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.  In fact, because of this capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.   Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injurylawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Car Rollover Accident In Aurora Injures Three People

Vehicle Rollover Accident In Kane County

There was a vehicle rollover accident Thursday (August 18, 2016) in Aurora.  Three people were injured as a result of the accident.

According to Aurora Police, the two-car accident happened at the intersection of Orchard and Jericho Roads.

As seen in the wspynews.com article of August 22, 2016 titled “Three Injured Following Rollover Accident at Orchard and Jericho Roads in Aurora,” the cause of the accident was that one car turned left into the path of the other vehicle.  A driver was cited for failure to yield before making a left-hand turn.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Collision

Additional details regarding this rollover crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wspynews.com article mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.  In fact, because of this capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.   Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injurylawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal Motorcycle-Pickup Truck Collision In Geneva, Illinois

Fatal Kane County Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Wednesday (August 10, 2016) in Geneva.

According to the Geneva Police Department and Batavia Fire Department, first responders went to the accident scene (on Fabyan Parkway west of Kingsland Drive) at 4:36 p.m.

The accident involved a collision between a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, that was westbound on Fabyan Parkway, and a pickup truck that was pulling onto Fabyan Parkway from Settlers Hill Golf Course.

According to Geneva Police, witnesses say the motorcyclist failed to stop at the intersection and then struck the pickup truck.

During the collision, the motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The motorcyclist, identified as a Dale P. Slaughter, 61, of Aurora, was flown to Delnor Hospital in Geneva for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was later pronounced dead.

The sole occupant of the pickup truck, a 62-year-old man from South Elgin, was not injured in the collision.

This fatal motorcycle accident is being investigated by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and the Geneva Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Beacon-News article of August 10, 2016 titled “Aurora motorcyclist killed in Geneva crash” as well as the August 10 Batavia Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Fabyan Parkway.”

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Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.  In fact, because of this capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.   Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injurylawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal Collision Between Motorcycle And Car In Batavia

Fatal Kane County Motorcycle Collision

There was a fatal car-motorcycle collision Thursday night (August 4, 2016) in Batavia.

The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle at the intersection of Randall Road and Main Street, as shown below:

The collision happened at approximately 8:20 p.m.

An excerpt from the Kane County Chronicle article of August 5, 2016, titled “Batavia police:  Oswego motorcyclist dies in Randall Road crash,” referring to Batavia Police Detective Kevin Bretz:

He said a 2009 Pontiac Vibe, driven by a 16-year-old female from North Aurora, was southbound on Randall Road preparing to turn onto eastbound Main Street, while a 1994 Kawasaki Ninja, driven by the Oswego man, was northbound on the inside lane of Randall Road approaching Main Street. Both had a green light, Bretz said, noting that preliminary information indicates the Pontiac began its left turn onto Main Street and the vehicles collided.

The motorcyclist, later identified as Justin Retherford-Speer, 20, of Oswego, was declared dead after being taken to Delnor Community Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

Two occupants of the Pontiac Vibe were not injured.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and Batavia Police.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Collision

Additional details regarding this crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Kane County Chronicle article mentioned above as well as the August 5, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Fire officials:  Motorcyclist killed in Batavia crash.”

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Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.  In fact, because of this capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.   Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Motorcyclist Dies Following Sugar Grove Township Crash

Fatal Kane County Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday evening (July 31, 2016) in Sugar Grove Township.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the crash at approximately 6:40 p.m.  The accident scene was near the intersection of Jericho Road and McCannon Road.  According to preliminary crash investigation findings, the accident involved a motorcyclist (identified as Pawel Czop, 31, of Schaumburg) attempting to pass two cars that were traveling east on Jericho Road, but these vehicles were slowing as the lead car, a Dodge Charger, was starting to turn north onto McCannon Road.

As the motorcycle went into the opposite lane to pass the Charger, the motorcycle struck the rear driver’s side of the Charger.

Czop was ejected from the motorcycle during the collision.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Czop was taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora for treatment of his accident injuries, and pronounced dead there.

The driver of the Charger, as well as a passenger, were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora for treatment of minor accident injuries.

An excerpt from the Northwest Herald article of August 1, 2016, titled “Schaumburg motorcyclist dead following crash near Sugar Grove“:

Kane County Sheriff’s Office detectives and members of the Kane County Crash Reconstruction Team will continue to investigate the crash. No citations were immediately issued. Jericho Road was closed for about four hours after the crash, the release stated.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Motorcycle Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above as well as the August 1 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Motorcyclist killed in crash in Sugar Grove Township.”

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Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.  In fact, because of this capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.   Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

I-88 Two-Car Rollover Collision In North Aurora, Illinois

Fatal Two-Car Collision In Kane County

There was a fatal two-car collision Monday evening (July 25, 2016) in North Aurora.  A 6-year old boy died following the accident, which involved both vehicles rolling over.

According to Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) at approximately 6:55 p.m.  At that time, a westbound Dodge Durango and a Nissan Murano collided near milepost 115.  It is unknown at this time as to what factors caused the collision.  Both vehicles rolled over following the collision.

At least three people in the Dodge Durango, including a 32-year-old woman from Des Moines and two boys were injured and taken to hospitals.  One boy, a 6-year-old, was flown to Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, where he later died.

It is unknown as to whether the driver of the Murano was injured during the accident.

This accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Collision

Additional details regarding this Kane County rollover accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the July 25, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  6-year-old boy killed in I-88 crash in North Aurora” as well as the July 26 Naperville Patch article titled “Boy, 6, Killed in I-88 Rollover Crash Near Aurora.”

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Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.  In fact, because of this capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.   Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal Truck-Motorcycle Collision Near Elgin

Fatal Truck-Motorcycle Collision In Kane County

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday afternoon (July 8, 2016) near Elgin.  The accident happened on Route 25 near Hammond Avenue, as pictured below:

According to the results of a preliminary crash investigation, the accident happened as a motorcyclist on a Suzuki motorcycle was traveling northbound on Route 25 and a flatbed truck, a Ford L9000 flatbed, was traveling southbound.  The truck-motorcycle collision happened as the truck attempted to turn east (i.e. a left-hand turn) into a parking lot of an industrial park near Hammond Avenue.   The Kane County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the crash at approximately 2:45 p.m.

The motorcyclist, identified as Jordan Hale, 25, of St. Charles, was taken to Presence Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead.  At the time of the collision, he was wearing a motorcycle helmet.

The truck driver, identified as a 50-year-old man from South Elgin, was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin for treatment of accident injuries which were considered to be “minor” in nature.

An excerpt from the July 8, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Motorcyclist dies in crash with truck on Route 25“:

No charges or tickets have been issued. The crash remains under investigation by Kane County sheriff’s detectives and the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the July 8 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck near Elgin” and the July 8 Elgin Courier-News article titled “Motorcyclist killed in traffic crash south of Elgin.”

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Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.  In fact, because of this capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.   Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal Car Accident On Route 64 Near St. Charles

Fatal Kane County Truck-Car Accident

There was a fatal truck-car accident on Route 64 in Kane County on Thursday, July 7, 2016.  The accident happened between St. Charles and Campton Hills.

An excerpt, citing information from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, from the Chicago Tribune article of July 7, 2016, titled “Woman dies after crash pushes SUV into path of oncoming truck“:

Initial investigation showed that a Mitsubishi Outlander, driven by White, was traveling east on Route 64 and was waiting to turn north onto Cibis Road. A Toyota Highlander, driven by Willenborg, was stopped behind the Mitsubishi. A Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Mark Vogtman, 36, of Sugar Grove struck the rear-end of the Toyota, according to the release.

The Toyota then went into the westbound lane of Route 64 and was struck by a Freightliner semi tractor which was traveling west on Route 64, the release stated, noting that Vogtman was not injured.

Janice Willenborg, 74, of St. Charles, was pronounced dead after being taken to Delnor Hospital. Robert Duff, 55, of Rockdale (the semi truck driver) and Chloe White, 20, of Elgin, were also taken to Delnor Hospital with minor injuries.  Mark Vogtman was not injured in the crash.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Crash

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the July 7 Kane County Chronicle article titled “One dead, two injured in multi-vehicle crash near St. Charles.”

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Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.  In fact, because of this capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.   Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Motorcycle Passenger Dies Following Crash In Elgin

Motorcycle Crash At Highland Woods Boulevard And Route 20

A woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle died following a crash Saturday (July 2, 2016) in Elgin.  The accident happened on Route 20.  Elgin Police first began going to the accident scene at 11:44 a.m.

An excerpt from the July 2, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Woman, 54, dies in motorcycle crash on Route 20 in Elgin“:

The victim was riding on the back of the 2006 Harley Davidson late Saturday morning when its driver, a 56-year-old man, swerved to avoid a car attempting a turn from Highland Woods Boulevard onto Route 20. As the motorcyclist attempted to avoid the vehicle, he lost control, according to Elgin police.

At the time of the accident, the motorcycle was heading westbound on Route 20.  The car (a 2006 Honda Accord) was being driven by an 18-year-old woman from Addison.  She was attempting to turn onto eastbound Route 20.  It appears as if there is a stop sign on Highland Woods Boulevard at Route 20.

The motorcyclist and passenger were taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.  Whereas the man had injuries considered to be non-life-threatening in nature, the woman was later pronounced dead.

The area around the accident scene was closed for several hours as a crash reconstruction was performed.

The traffic accident investigation continues.  Those who may have witnessed this motorcycle accident are asked to contact Elgin Police at (847) 289-2661.

Additional Details And Possible Updates Regarding This Fatal Elgin Motorcycle Crash

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the July 2 The Courier-News article titled “Woman killed in U.S. 20 motorcycle accident.”

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Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

Elman Law Group is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.  In fact, because of this capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.   Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Kane County and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.