The Madison County Record May 20, 2014, 10:06am

A man walking through a Granite City complex suffered great pain and anguish when he tripped and fell on an exposed cable wire, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

Romie Echols filed a lawsuit May 8 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Charter Communications.

In his complaint, Echols alleges he was injured when he tripped on an above-ground cable wire while walking across a complex at 3801 Lake Drive in Granite City.

Because of his fall, Echols became sick, sore, lame and disordered, suffered great pain and anguish and suffered injuries to his right leg and ankle, according to the complaint. He also incurred medical costs, the suit states.

Echols blames Charter Communications for causing his injuries, saying it negligently failed to bury the cable, failed to safely install the subject cable, allowed the cable to remain unburied, failed to warn of the non-buried cable, failed to properly secure the cable and failed to safely maintain its property.

Echols is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs. He is being represented by Richard G. Reed of Reed and Bruhn in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-687.

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