Northshore Management Group Inc., others allegedly failed to prevent cyclist from getting hit by car

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 13, 2018

CHICAGO — An individual is suing Katherine Schwarzinger, Northshore Management Group Inc., Helen Costopoulos, Thomas J. Costopoulos and the Thomas J. Costopoulos Trust for alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Jeff Burklin filed a complaint on April 26 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants failed to exercise ordinary care for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he was lawfully operating his bicycle on a sidewalk adjacent to a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot when a vehicle operated by Schwarzinger allegedly collided with him and his bicycle, which allegedly threw him to the ground. 

Northshore Management Group Inc., Helen Costopoulos, Thomas J. Costopoulos and the Thomas J. Costopoulos Trust allegedly owned or operated the parking lot and the Dunkin' Donuts location in question.

The plaintiff claims ]the premises where the incident occurred had a series of shrubs that obscured the view of pedestrians and cyclists from the motorists. 

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly allowing shrubs to obscure the view of pedestrians and cyclists, which allegedly resulted in a dangerous and hazardous condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs. He is represented by Seth R. Halpern of Malkinson & Halpern PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-4277

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