Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Batavia Motorcycle Crash

In the August 5, 2016 post (“Fatal Motorcycle Collision 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 Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuits page provides a discussion of this type of lawsuit.  There can be various reasons why such a lawsuit is filed.  As well, certain conditions have to be fulfilled before a successful wrongful death lawsuit can be filed.  The trial lawyers at the Elman Joseph 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 fatal Illinois motorcycle accident that led to a wrongful death lawsuit being filed can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

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

During this 25+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

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