EDWARDSVILLE — A passenger is suing Amtrak after she allegedly fell on an unsecured stepstool while exiting the commuter train.

Angela R. Gaddy filed a complaint on Aug. 15 in the Madison County Circuit Court against National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, alleging it breached its duty to exercise the highest degree of care.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 15, 2016, she was attempting to depart an Amtrak train when she fell to the ground due to an unsecured stepstool. 

She claims she sustained injuries to her right elbow, right shoulder, head, neck and other parts of the body. 

She also alleges she suffered pain, disability, disfigurement and became obligated to large sum of money for necessary medical care, treatment and services. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide adequate egress from the train and failed to provide assistance to departing passengers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs of suit and any further relief that the court deems just and proper. 

She is represented by Rodney D. Caffey and Ralph J. Mendelsohn of The Caffey Law Firm LLC in Godfrey.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-1166

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