A bicyclist injured in a collision with a vehicle is suing the vehicle's driver, alleging negligence.
Enza Furio filed a complaint July 14 in Cook County Circuit Court against Mariusz Michalski.
On Dec. 1, 2014, Furio was riding a bicycle in the crosswalk along Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. Meanwhile, the lawsuit states, Michalski was driving his vehicle west on Milwaukee and, while trying to make a left turn to head south on Milwaukee, struck Furio.
The defendant is cited for negligence for failing to reduce his speed to avoid a collision, maintain control of his vehicle, maintain a proper lookout, exercise due care, operate at a safe speed, keep a proper distance, honk his horn, drive on the right side of the road, stay in the correct lane, turn safely, and yield the right of way.
The plaintiff, as a result, suffered injury, pain and suffering; loss of earning capacity; and medical expenses.
Furio seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus court costs and attorney's fees.
The plaintiff is represented by John A. Kornak of the Law Offices of Thomas J. Popovich PC in McHenry.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L007106.