A woman and her husband are suing after a slip and fall accident in their leased Belleville apartment.

Katherine and Andrew Nevener filed suit against Paul Reiniger in the St. Clair County Circuit Court on Jan. 7 citing negligence and loss of consortium.

According to the complaint, Katherine Nevener fell down the stairs at their apartment located at 118 N. Missouri Ave. as a result of loose and defective carpeting on July 28, 2013. The suit also alleges that the plaintiffs notified the defendant of the loose carpeting prior to the accident and he failed to act. The plaintiff's injuries required surgery in order to properly heal, the suit claims.

The plaintiffs are seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

They are being represented by Ted Harvey of Freeark, Harvey & Mendillo P.C.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 14L6.

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