Chicago, Illinois – A man is suing a truck driver and his employers over claims that the defendants were negligent in the motor vehicle crash in which his wife was killed.
On behalf of deceased Jill Mraz, her husband Bryan Mraz has filed a suit on 24th September in the Law Division of the circuit court of Cook County. Mraz names Oleh Yakivtsiv and his employers Lucky Star Management Corporation and Trucking Experts as defendants. Mraz accuses the defendants of negligence.
Bryan Mraz alleges that Yakivtsiv collided with the vehicle driven by Jill on 8th September. The collision allegedly took place while the vehicles were approaching the intersection of Glen Ellyn Rd and Lake Street in Bloomingdale as Yakivtsiv failed to obey a red signal. Being the employers of Yakivtsiv, Lucky Star Management Corp and Trucking Experts also are responsible for the crash, the lawsuit states.
As the personal rep. of the estate of Jill, Bryan Mraz is claiming that the collision caused his wife to sustain severe injuries which ultimately caused her death. Bryan says the defendants are legally responsible to pay him damages under the state Survival Act and Wrongful Death Act.
Bryan alleges that Yakivtsiv’s employers failed to ensure that the truck was being properly and safely operated by the person employed by them. Additionally, the companies negligently failed to train the truck operator Yakivtsiv properly, the lawsuit claims. The defendants are accused of negligence and wrongful death.
In his lawsuit, Mraz is asking for a judgment of up to $50,000 in damages.
In another issue, the dad of a cyclist who was killed in a truck crash is suing the responsible driver and his company, accusing them of negligence in the fatal accident.
Richard Lewis, as the special executor of deceased Robert Lewis’ estate, has filed a suit on 29th September in the circuit court of Cook County. The defendants in this case are: Sandeval Cruz, a Chicago resident; and El Popular Incorporated. Richard says the defendants are responsible for damages under the state Wrongful Death Act.
The complaint states that on 2nd September, Robert was bicycling in Kedzie Avenue’s northbound bicycle lane (north of School St. in Chicago, IL) when Lewis, who was operating a truck owned by defendant EI Popular Incorporated, struck him. Lewis died on 21st September from the injuries he sustained in the accident, the complaint states. He was 48 years old, according to the suit.
The suit says Cruz, who operated the truck carelessly, was speeding at the time of the accident. Lewis is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages.