WINFIELD - Herman Scott Bowen filed suit in the Putnam County Circuit Court on Nov. 20, naming Schumacher Homes Inc. as the defendant.

According to Bowen's complaint, Schumacher Homes was the general contractor for the construction of a house in Eleanor. Schumacher allegedly hired Williams' Electrical Services Inc. to perform work on the house.

Bowen claims when he was at the partially finished jobsite in May, he was injured while descending a completed staircase. Bowen says as he stepped down on one of the stairs, the step pushed loose, flipped up and off the staircase frame, causing him to trip and fall down the stairs.

Bowen allegedly suffered injuries from the event and now seeks to hold Schumacher liable for said injuries and the costs associated.

Bowen is seeking damages in excess of minimum jurisdictional limits. He is being represented by attorney Neil Bouchillon.

Putnam County Circuit Court Case No. 13-C-379

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