A man is suing an O'Fallon apartment complex following an accident that allegedly occurred on its premises.

John E. Howell III filed a complaint on Sept. 2 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Green Mount Lakes Apartments, alleging negligence.

The complaint states that Howell, a tenant of Green Mount Lakes Apartments, was walking down a flight of steps in a common area of the apartment complex on July 22 when a step broke and caused him to fall.

The suit states the defendant was negligent in failing to inspect the condition of the step, failing to repair or replace the deteriorated step and failing to warn of the deteriorated step.

As a result, Howell claims he sustained injuries to various parts of his body, for which he has incurred medical expenses.

Howell seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of the suit. He is represented by Belleville-based attorney Brad L. Badgley.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-494

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