i tripped due to unlevel concrete in the street-crosswalk and it caused me spinal misalignment (possible torn ligament) and pain on my left side (neck, shoulder, arm), back, butt, legs and it hurt when i lift my left arm. can a claim be filed? if not can i atleast go to the city and see about them paying for me therapy?
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This is general information only and based upon limited information. Facts that could change the outcome have not been evaluated.
First, in order to sue the government, you must first file a claim against the local government within 6 months from the date of loss, whether or not you are represented.
In order to know whether or not you have a good case, or any case at all, it would be best to give me a call in order to get a free consultation.
Please feel free to contact me at 877.505.INJURY.
I am under the impression that this was a city sidewalk. In this case you must file a claim within 6 months of the injury. You can call the city clerks office for a claim form. You must follow the requirements listed in the Government code.
Depending upon the defect in the sidewalk you may or may not have a claim. You should take pictures of the area where you fell. If you wish my office would be happy to give you a free consultation. You may call 818 345 0123. If I am not in you may speak with my partner Howard Gertz.