A Cook County man is suing over claims he sustained serious injuries when a forklift hit his car.

Jesus Flores filed a lawsuit April 25 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Menard Inc. and Gregory M. Leifert, citing negligence.

Flores claims he was driving his vehicle in a stockyard at 9140 S. Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview on May 29, 2012, when Leifert was negligently operating a forklift and failed to yield the right-of-way to him, resulting in a collision and injuries.

Flores is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and court costs. He is being represented in the case by Chicago attorney Jacquelyn A. Fernandez of The Vrdolyak Law Group LLC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004629.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. 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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