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Tenant sues after slipping on snow and ice outside his O'Fallon residence

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 1, 2016

BELLEVILLE – An O'Fallon man is suing over injuries he allegedly suffered when he slipped and fell on the snow- and ice-covered sidewalk outside his residence.

Charles E. Love III filed the suit Feb. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Trend Management LLC, Georgetowne Homeowners' Association and Georgetowne I Homeowners' Association.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 6, 2014, Love walked outside his residence at 418 Colleen Drive in O'Fallon when he allegedly slipped and fell on accumulated ice and snow. They suit says Trend Management attempted to remove the hazard, but it was allegedly negligent in doing so.

Love alleges the defendants were negligent in failing to place a melting agent on the sidewalk or front porch of the plaintiff's residence, failing to warn plaintiff of the hazard outside his residence, failing to inspect the sidewalk and porch to check the work done, aggravation of a natural accumulation of snow by carelessly attempting to remove it and failing to remove all snow and ice outside the plaintiff's residence.

The plaintiff also cites breach of contract against all defendants.

As a result, the plaintiff claims he injured his back and fractured his left heel, suffered pain, lost wages and a normal life, and incurred medical bills to treat his injuries.

The plaintiff seeks a judgment in excess of $50,000 for each count against each defendant plus court costs. He is represented by Michael P. Glisson and Timothy J. Chartrand of Williams, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-68

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