Family lodges wrongful death suit against alleged drunk driver, others

By Annie Cosby | Sep 17, 2014


The family of a man who died two months after a car collision is suing the owners of the premises where the other driver allegedly became drunk before causing the crash.

Pawel Karpinski, individually and as independent administrator of the Estate of Lukasz Maziarski, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Aug. 4 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Tytan Express Inc., Zbigniew Malecki, IAC Chicago LLC, doing business as International Airport Centers LLC, CBRE Inc. and Seal-Tight Protective Services Inc.

According to the suit, Maziarski was a backseat passenger in Malecki's vehicle on Santa Fe Drive in Hodgkins on Nov. 21, when Malecki drove at a high speed and lost control of the vehicle, striking a curb and wall. Maziarski sustained injuries in the crash that led to his death on Jan. 24, the complaint alleges.

The plaintiff claims Malecki, a Tytan employee, had been consuming alcohol at Tytan's premises, rented from IAC and CBRE, and other establishments prior to driving. Seal, the company contracted by IAC and CBRE for security services on the premises, failed to warn or cite Malecki for driving at too high a speed on the premises, according to the suit.

Karpinski is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Sal Indomenico of Sal Indomenico & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L008144.

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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