Fatal Aurora Bicycle Accident At Edgelawn Road At Prairie Street

Fatal Kane County Bike Accident

A fatal Aurora bicycle accident occurred early Tuesday (July 23, 2019) morning. The vehicle that struck the bicyclist left the accident scene, i.e. this fatal Aurora bicycle accident was a “hit & run” accident.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Aurora bicycle accident, from the July 23, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver in Aurora“:

A sheriff’s deputy noticed a bicycle in the grass about 1:20 a.m. on Edgelawn Road at Prairie Street and located a woman in nearby trees, Aurora police said in a statement.

The woman, identified as Elizabeth Kakoczki of Aurora, was given CPR by police and then taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Kakoczki was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital; she was 62 years old.

This fatal Aurora bicycle accident remains under investigation. Those with information concerning this “hit & run” are asked to contact Aurora Police at 630-256-5330, or call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Aurora Bicycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 23 Aurora Beacon-News article titled “Aurora woman on bike killed by hit-and-run driver.”

There can be many reasons as to why a driver may choose to leave the accident scene. Often, the driver may not want to be held responsible for the accident if they are driving while impaired either by alcohol and/or drugs.

An excerpt from the “Kane County Bicycle Accidents And Their Injuries” page:

For Kane County bicycle accidents that are not the fault of the bicyclist, there are many reasons why such accidents have occurred.  As experienced in Kane County as well as many other Chicago-area streets, traffic and congestion has been increasing, which can increase the risk posed to bicyclists.  As well, motorists can be impaired by alcohol or drugs, which can present great risks to other roadway users, and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to being hit and seriously injured by such impaired drivers as bicyclists are harder for impaired motorists to acknowledge.  Because bicyclists lack the type of structural impact protection that a vehicle provides, bicyclists are often seriously injured during collisions with cars and other vehicles. Other issues may impair motorists’ driving ability to see and avoid hitting bicycles, such as distracted driving, which can be caused by cellphone use (including texting) as well as other distractions.  A few of the bicycling accidents summarized on this site (in Aurora) ostensibly involved a motorist ostensibly not “seeing” a bicyclist, which resulted in the motorist hitting the bicyclist.  As well, there are at least two accidents which were considered to be “hit & run” accidents.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

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Fatal Algonquin Pedestrian Accident At County Line Road

Fatal Kane County Pedestrian Accident

A fatal Algonquin pedestrian accident occurred Friday (July 12, 2019) evening. This fatal Algonquin pedestrian accident happened as a woman was attempting to cross County Line Road at Stonegate Road. She was walking in the crosswalk at the time of the accident.

This fatal Algonquin pedestrian accident is discussed in a number of media sources, including the July 13, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “Woman dies after being struck while crossing road in Algonquin.” Another source is the July 13 Huntley Patch article titled “Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Road in Algonquin.” 

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article:

A woman was crossing County Line Road in the crosswalk at Stonegate Road at about 7:18 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle driving west on County Line Road, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner identified the woman as Vivian Nockels, 86, of Algonquin.

Nockels was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin in critical condition and was then flown to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she later died, police said.

The driver of the car, identified as a 23-year-old man from Gilberts, was not injured during the collision. He was ticketed for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Algonquin Police are interested in speaking with anyone who has information concerning this fatal Algonquin pedestrian accident. The number is (847) 658-4531.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Algonquin Police Department, the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and the Kane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Pedestrian Accident

Additional Details and possible updates concerning this fatal pedestrian crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including those mentioned above.

Additional discussion of Kane County pedestrian accidents can be found on the “Fatal Pedestrian Accidents That Occur In Kane County” and “Kane County, Illinois Pedestrian Accidents And Injuries” pages.

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Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

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Elgin Fatal Motorcycle Collision That Occurred Along Route 31

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Along Route 31 In Elgin

An Elgin fatal motorcycle collision occurred early Tuesday (June 11, 2019) morning. The accident involved an apparent loss of motorcycle control and led to the death of the rider, a 49-year-old man from Palatine.

This fatal Elgin motorcycle collision is discussed in a number of media sources, including the June 11, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “Palatine man killed in motorcycle crash in Elgin.” An excerpt:

The crash happened about 5:52 a.m., when it appears the motorcycle traveling south on Route 31 crossed the centerline and collided with a 2005 Honda SUV traveling north near Wing Street, police said.

The 49-year-old motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet, was critically injured and transported to Presence St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Route 31 was closed for more than three hours.

The reason for the the motorcycle crossing into the opposing lane does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time. This fatal Elgin motorcycle collision remains under investigation. The accident investigation is being conducted by the Elgin Police Department. Those with information concerning the accident are asked to contact the Elgin Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 847-289-2616.

Additional Details Regarding This Elgin Fatal Motorcycle Collision

Additional details regarding this fatal Elgin motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the Elgin Courier-News article of June 11 titled “Palatine man dies after his motorcycle hits oncoming SUV on Route 31 in Elgin.”

There can be many reasons as to why a motorcycle accident can occur. Some of these reasons are caused by actions – or inactions – of the motorcyclist. Other reasons can be somewhat or completely outside of the motorcyclist’s control, and as such these types of accidents can be very difficult for the rider to avoid. The subject of motorcycle accidents and their reasons – including loss of motorcycle control, which has been a cause of many fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents – is further discussed on the “Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities That Occur In Lake County” page.

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Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

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Aurora Fatal Motorcycle Crash Along Illinois Avenue

Kane County Motorcycle Accident Fatality

An Aurora fatal motorcycle crash occurred Saturday (June 1, 2019) evening. The motorcyclist in this Aurora fatal motorcycle crash died after being taken to a local hospital.

This Aurora fatal motorcycle crash is summarized in a variety of media sources, including the June 4, 2019 Kane County Connects post titled “Man Killed When Motorcycle Crashes Into Truck on Illinois Avenue in Aurora.” An excerpt concerning the crash and the motorcyclist, who was identified as John Schwickert, 54, of Westmont:

Aurora police responded at 7:25 p.m. Saturday to the area of Illinois Avenue and View Street on Aurora’s West Side for a report of a serious crash.

Witnesses who spoke with the police on scene indicated that Schwickert was riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed east on Illinois Avenue and ran the stop sign at Illinois Avenue and View Street, striking a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck from behind.

At the time of this Kane County motorcycle crash Schwickert was riding a 2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide.

Schwickert was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, but he later died.

Another excerpt from the post with regard to possible motorcyclist intoxication:

Police do not immediately suspect intoxication as a contributing factor in the crash.

An occupant in the pickup truck was also injured during the accident, but that person was treated for injuries at the accident scene. Those injuries were considered to be minor injuries, although the type of these injuries does not appear to be publicly disclosed. Among the most common types of accident injuries resulting from a vehicle being “rear-ended” is “whiplash.”

Media sources do not appear to indicate how many vehicle occupants were in the pickup truck at the time of the collision.

Additional Details Regarding This Aurora Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Aurora fatal motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the post mentioned above.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

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Kane County Motorcycle Wreck On Randall Road In St. Charles

Fatal St. Charles Motorcycle Crash

A fatal Kane County motorcycle wreck occurred on Monday (May 20, 2019) night. This fatal Kane County motorcycle wreck happened in St. Charles on Randall Road.

This Kane County motorcycle wreck is summarized in a variety of media sources, including the May 21, 2019 Kane County Connects post titled “Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Randall Road in St. Charles.” An excerpt:

An unidentified 28-year-old man was killed Monday night, when he lost control of his motorcycle and skidded into a raised median on Randall Road in St. Charles.

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According to a St. Charles Police Department news release, a 2006 Honda motorcycle being driven by a 28-year-old white male crashed shortly before 8:19 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of South Randall Road.

During the crash the motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle. The rider was declared dead at the accident scene. He was later identified as Ryan D. Hagan, 28, of Lake in the Hills.

This fatal Kane County motorcycle wreck remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Motorcycle Wreck

Additional details and possible updates concerning this St. Charles motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the post mentioned above.

Many Kane County motorcycle accidents – including those that cause fatalities like the fatal St. Charles motorcycle crash summarized above – involve a motorcycle loss of control. These loss of control accidents have been frequent in 2018 and so far in 2019. As discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page, a rider can lose control of the motorcycle for many reasons. Among these reasons are those that involve the actions of the rider (such as riding at excessive speed or rider error.) Many other reasons are outside of the scope of the rider’s actions, such as dangerous road hazards that may cause the motorcycle to become unstable and crash. Other factors, such as a mechanical failure or a sudden tire blowout can also cause the motorcycle to crash. Due to the fact that many crashes caused by loss of motorcycle control occur at significant speeds, resulting rider injuries tend to be serious if not life-threatening in nature.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

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Route 59 Motorcycle Crash Near Meridian Parkway In Aurora

Kane County Motorcycle Crash In Aurora

A Route 59 motorcycle crash happened in Aurora on Saturday (May 18, 2019) night. Details concerning this Aurora motorcycle crash appear to be limited at this time.

According to police, this Kane County crash happened on Route 59 near Meridian Parkway.

An excerpt regarding this Route 59 motorcycle crash, from the May 18, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “Aurora motorcycle crash causes lane closures on Route 59“:

A motorcyclist hit a pole in a crash that did not appear to be fatal, according to tweets from the Aurora Police Department. The accident shut down southbound traffic on Route 59 at North Aurora Road and northbound traffic on Route 59 at Liberty Street/Jefferson Avenue, police said.

The reason for this Route 59 motorcycle crash does not appear to be publicly available at this time. The accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Route 59 Motorcycle Crash

Additional details regarding this Kane County motorcycle crash can be seen in various media sources, including the article mentioned above.

A common cause of single-vehicle motorcycle wrecks that involve the motorcycle crashing into a fixed object or the motorcyclist being ejected from the bike is loss of motorcycle control. As discussed on the “Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities That Occur In Kane County” page, there can be many reasons as to why a motorcyclist loses control of the bike. While some of these reasons, such as rider error, are the fault of the motorcycle rider, other reasons are beyond the rider’s control. Among these issues that may be outside the rider’s control are sudden, unexpected road hazards, such as road debris that when hit by a motorcycle can cause instability that leads to a crash.

Motorcycle loss of control remains a leading cause of Illinois motorcycle crashes that cause injury, including those that lead to the death of the motorcyclist. Accident injuries are often serious in nature, i.e. those that lead to (extensive) hospitalization and, for those that are non-fatal in nature, possible temporary and permanent impairments.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

St. Charles Township Bicycle Accident Leads To Girl Being Injured

Kane County Hit & Run Collision

A St. Charles Township bicycle accident occurred Sunday (May 12, 2019) that led to a 7-year-old girl being seriously injured.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, this St. Charles Township bicycle accident occurred on Geneva Avenue near St. Charles. The accident occurred when a pickup truck struck the 7-year-old girl as she rode her bicycle. The pickup truck left the accident scene and was later found a few blocks from the accident scene.

The girl was flown to Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries. While her condition was not publicly available, the accident injuries were considered to be potentially life-threatening in nature.

The alleged driver of the pickup truck later turned himself in.

An excerpt from the May 13, 2019 Batavia Patch article titled “Driver in Hit and Run Crash Turns Himself In: Police“:

Police say the person of interest in the hit and run crash, 42-year-old Brian Quartuccio turned himself into investigators early on Monday afternoon.

This St. Charles Township bicycle accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This St. Charles Township Bicycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the May 12 Daily Herald article titled “Police searching for pickup truck driver who struck girl on bicycle near St. Charles.”

Additional Kane County bicycle accidents have been summarized on this site in posts found under the “Bicycle Accidents” category. As seen in these posts, due to their nature such accidents often lead to serious injuries. As seen in the bicycle crashes summarized, a significant percentage of injured bicyclists pass away.

For those injuries that don’t lead to a fatality, many can lead to temporary or permanent impairments and/or other hardships. The subject of Kane County bicycle accidents, including what to do if you are hit by a vehicle, is further discussed on the “Kane County Bicycle Accidents And Their Injuries” page.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

Kane County Motorcycle Accidents And Safety Precautions

Kane County Motorcycle Accidents

Kane County motorcycle accidents as well as motorcycle crashes throughout Illinois are discussed in the May 1, 2019 Kane County Connects post titled “119 Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Last Year In Illinois.” Notable excerpts from the post, which in addition to bike crashes also provides safety tips, include:

In 2018, 119 people died in Illinois motorcycle crashes.

In Kane County, we saw seven motorcycle at least fatalities in a matter of a few weeks in 2016 — and we know, with the weather about to change for the better, that there’s a strong likelihood we’ll see more deaths here soon.

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All riders are urged to take precautions to increase their visibility. Recommendations include wearing appropriate protective gear, performing regular maintenance checks and enrolling in IDOT’s free motorcycle safety courses to learn or brush up on riding skills.

On this site, many Kane County motorcycle accidents that have resulted in injuries and deaths have been summarized in posts found under the “Motorcycle Accidents” category. As seen in those posts, while these crashes and collisions have occurred for many different reasons, typically the motorcyclist (and, if applicable, passenger) sustain serious accident injuries. Some of these injuries prove to be life-threatening in nature, and in some cases have led to fatalities.

If the crash injuries are non-fatal in nature, there can be substantial medical bills and other financial hardships, including temporary or permanent lost income, that can occur due to the injuries. In instances where the accident is the fault of another person, injured motorcyclists often will seek to file a personal injury lawsuit to get compensation for the injuries and consequences arising from them, such as temporary or permanent impairments and/or disabilities.

In cases where the motorcyclist is killed in the accident, and the accident is the fault of another person or party, relevant parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Additional details regarding Kane County motorcycle accidents can be seen in the sources mentioned above. Additional discussion of how to avoid motorcycle accidents can be seen on the “Ways To Avoid Motorcycle Accidents And Injuries” page.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

Fatal Batavia Traffic Crash That Occurred On Kirk Road

Fatal Kane County Traffic Crash

There was a fatal Batavia traffic crash Sunday (April 7, 2019) afternoon. According to information provided by the Batavia Police Department, the crash happened on Kirk Road near the Batavia bicycle bridge at approximately 5:21 p.m.

Details concerning this car accident appear to be limited at this time. The reasons for the crash and the party at fault do not appear to be publicly available at this time. As well, the vehicles involved in the crash have not been identified.

This fatal Batavia traffic accident involved three vehicles. Of those injured, one person died at the accident scene, and two other people were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries. The type and extent of those injuries has not yet been publicly disclosed.

The accident investigation is ongoing. Those with information concerning this fatal Batavia vehicle accident are asked to call the Batavia Police Department at
at 630-454-2500.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Batavia Vehicle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Batavia traffic crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 8, 2019 Kane County Connects article titled “Fatal Crash On Kirk Road Sunday in Batavia.”

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

Aurora Hit & Run Accident Leads To Fatal Accident Injuries

Kane County Hit & Run Fatality

There was a fatal Aurora hit & run accident Monday (March 25, 2019) night. This Aurora crash involved a vehicle hitting an 8-year-old boy and his grandfather as they attempted to walk across the Route 31.

This fatal Aurora hit & run accident is discussed in a number of media sources, including the March 26 Kane County Connects article titled “Update: 8-Year-Old Boy Killed In Route 31 Hit-And-Run in Aurora.” An excerpt:

According to the Aurora Police Department, police and fire personnel were dispatched at 7:42 p.m. Monday to the area of Lake Street (IL Route 31) in response to a report of a fatal vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash involving a young child.

Preliminary investigation indicates that an 8-year-old boy, his sister, and his grandfather were crossing the street, at which time the boy and his grandfather were struck by a vehicle traveling south on Lake Street.

The vehicle left the accident scene following hitting the pedestrians.

The boy and his grandfather were taken to a hospital for treatment of their accident injuries. The boy was later pronounced dead.

The accident investigation continues and is being conducted by the Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit. Those with information concerning this fatal hit & run are asked to call the Aurora Police Department at 630-256-5000.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Aurora hit & run accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Kane County Connects post mentioned above. That post also mentions a second hit & run crash that occurred near the accident scene in which a driver struck a police car and then fled the scene. The driver was later found and faces charges including Aggravated DUI.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.