Annie Cosby Sep. 26, 2014, 8:33am

A man is suing the owners of a vacant lot in Lockport, where he claims he was injured after hitting a tree stump while riding his ATV.

Mark Haramija filed a lawsuit Aug. 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against Stanley and Bernadette Soltys, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Haramija was lawfully riding his ATV on the defendants' vacant lot on South Peppermill Trail in Lockport on Sept. 2, 2012, when he hit a tree stump and sustained injuries. He accuses Stanley and Bernadette Soltys of failing to maintain their lot or warn guests of the dangerous condition.

Haramija is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is represented by Charles R. Culbertson of Rubin, Machado & Rosenblum in Chicago.

The case number is Cook County Circuit Court case 2014L009011.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it only represents one side of the story.

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