An insurance company is seeking repayment from a driver who alleged caused a collision with its insured.

Progressive Northern Insurance Co., as subrogee of Dr. Michel H. Malek, filed a lawsuit April 3 in the Cook County Circuit Court against David Mitchell.

The complaint states Progressive issued insurance to Malek that included a deductible collision clause. As required under the clause, Progressive was required to pay Malek $38,522.11 for damages sustained during the collision with Mitchell, the suit states.

The insurance company is now suing Mitchell to recoup the damages it had to pay out, claiming it was his negligence that caused the crash.

Progressive is being represented by Lesley D. Pickering of Deutschman & Associates P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L003780.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the 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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