Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Fatal Crash Along Burr Road

Kane County Lawsuit

A wrongful death suit has been filed with regard to a fatal October 2017 car crash along Burr Road. This October 2017 car crash was initially summarized in the October 6, 2017 post titled “Fatal Car Crash On Burr Road Near St. Charles” with additional details seen in the December 11, 2018 post titled “Drunk Driver Allegedly Caused Fatal Burr Road Crash.”

The wrongful death suit is discussed in a June 5, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Family of Geneva teen killed in fiery DUI crash sues friend who was driving.”

The article discusses a wrongful death suit that has been filed by the parents of the decedent, Nicholas D. Hanson, 19, of Geneva. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee that crashed, of which Hanson was a passenger, was Raphael P. Peruzza, 20, of Geneva. He is one of the defendants in the wrongful death lawsuit.

Notable excerpts from the article include:

Peruzza, of the 2000 block of Eldorado Drive, is charged with aggravated DUI, reckless homicide, driving in the wrong lane and driving too fast for conditions in the early morning crash, according to Kane County court records.

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The suit argues Peruzza was negligent, speeding and didn’t slow down while heading south on Burr Road near Dean Street before leaving the roadway and hitting a tree.

Although Peruzza, who was 19 at that time, is accused of having a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or above in the crash, the suit does not cite impairment or alcohol consumption as a reason for negligence.

This site’s “Wrongful Death Lawsuits Stemming From Kane County Accidents” discusses various aspects of lawsuits in which one person dies because of the negligence or intentional actions of another person or party.

On this site, the dangers of speeding is discussed on the “Speed As A Cause Of Accidents Including Those Causing Serious Injury” page. As seen on that page, driving at excessive speed not only increases the possibility of a crash, but also any injuries stemming from such a crash are more likely to be serious in nature if the vehicle has been driven at excessive speed.

Additional Details Regarding Wrongful Death Suits

Additional details regarding wrongful death lawsuits, including the wrongful death lawsuit regarding the death of Nicholas D. Hanson, can be seen in the sources 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.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Fatal Rural Kane County Crash

Kane County Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On November 5, 2016, there was a fatal two-vehicle crash in rural Kane County.  Two teenagers – Arthur Stenger, 16, of Montgomery, and Elijah Vajgert, 16, of Maple Park – died in the crash.  The accident – in which Stenger was the driver – is summarized in the November 6, 2016 post titled “Fatal Car Accident In Unincorporated Kane County.”

Recently, there has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Kane County Circuit Court with regard to the crash.  That wrongful death lawsuit is summarized in the Daily Herald article of March 10, 2017, titled “Family of teen killed in crash sues family of classmate behind wheel.”

An excerpt from that article concerning the collision between the pickup truck the teenagers were in and a semi truck:

“The force and power of the collision caused the pickup truck to be propelled off the roadway and to be engulfed in fire and flames,” read part of the lawsuit. “The next of kin of Elijah Vajgert sustained pecuniary injuries as a direct and proximate result of his death, including loss of society, grief, sorrow and mental suffering.”

The lawsuit argues Arthur Stenger, of Montgomery, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to yield to traffic, in this case the semitrailer. Stenger and Vajgert were best friends who met in seventh grade.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Kane County vehicle collision and resulting wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in the sources 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.

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.

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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