LOGAN – A Logan County woman says she suffered permanent injuries after tripping over a water meter cover that city workers allegedly left unattached after performing maintenance.

Therese M. Newsome filed a lawsuit May 6 in Logan Circuit Court against Logan County Public Service District, alleging negligence and personal injury liability.

According to the complaint, on May 14, 2014 Newsome was mowing the lawn of a Chapmanville home she was renting when she stepped on a water meter cover. The suit says Newsome fell into the water meter hole because the lid had been loosened when workers repaired a problem with the meter three months earlier. Newsome claims the lid was improperly reattached after the maintenance, causing her to fall and suffer  temporary and permanent injuries to her back, hip, knee and ankle.

Newsome seeks compensation for special and general damages, plus litigation costs .She is represented by attorney Robert B. Kuenzel of Kuenzel & Associates PLLC in Chapmanville.

Judge William Douglas Witten is assigned to the case.

Logan Circuit Court Case number 16-C-99

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