A Cook County woman has sued a Chicago service company and its employee, alleging vehicular negligence.
Karen B. Kandrin filed lawsuit June 1 in Cook County Circuit Court against Jamal A. Siddiqi, individually and as agent of MBS Livery, and MBS Livery individually, alleging vehicular negligence in 2013.
According to the complaint, on June 27, 2013, Kandrin was crossing Jackson Street within a crosswalk in a westbound direction near the intersection of Wacker Drive in Chicago, when Siddiqi, acting as an agent of MBS Livery, struck her while driving, causing injuries.
The suit says Siddiqi failed: to keep a proper lookout for pedestrians; drove at a speed that was greater than reasonable; and failed to reduce speed, use adequate brakes, control his vehicle, yield the right-of-way or give audible warning.
The suit states because Siddiqi was cited by police for failing to exercise due care for a pedestrian, plead guilty in court on Aug. 6, 2013, and paid a $284 fine, he admitted fault for the charge of vehicular negligence.
Kandrin seeks damages in excess of $50,000, attorney fees and costs. She is represented by Staver Law Group in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L0005510.