CHICAGO — The daughter and widow of a man who died nearly two years after falling on a Chicago city sidewalk are suing the city for wrongful death.
Mariam Uwainat and Ebtisam Uwainat filed a complaint on Jan. 24 in Cook County Circuit Court against the city, alleging it negligently failed to properly regulate street repairs.
According to the complaint, in October 2015, Ahmad Uwainat was a pedestrian at 63rd Street and Spaulding when he tripped and fell, suffering a broken leg and kneecap, among other injuries. Thereafter, he allegedly was frequently hospitalized because his condition had weakened as a result of his accident. Ahmad Uwainat allegedly suffered from various ailments including pneumonia and bedsores and died in August 2017.
The plaintiff alleges the city breached its duty to maintain the 63rd Street and Spaulding Avenue crosswalk in a reasonably safe condition.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and more than $50,0000. They are represented by attorney John Xydakis of Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2019L000854.