Can I file a law suit
3 attorney answers
I am very sorry to learn that you are experiencing pain and suffering from your injuries concerned with herein. In my opinion, you can pursue a claim or file a lawsuit. Indeed, the governmental entity (and/or their contractor or subcontractor) was negligent when it created a dangerous/hazardous condition, to wit ditch at the worksite. Although the local or state government can be immune from a suit in a variety of situations, this appears to fall within an exception. Naturally, more information is required to analyze your case. Please get excellent medical treatment for your injuries asap and hire a Pennsylvania attorney with a high magnitude of experience in personal injury law. You have two years to file a suit. You are advised to retain counsel asap. Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.
The specifics of the fall are needed - why you did not see the ditch or avoid it; how many times you have walked your kids to school through that same area before you fell. These and other questions will be considered by the insurance adjusters and attorneys representing any potential defendant. These slip and fall cases are difficult because there is inevitably an element of comparative negligence, i.e. why you did not see and avoid the hazard.
Get pictures of the scene before it is repaired or altered, and contact an attorney as soon as possible (written notice must be provided to governmental entities within 6 months of the occurrence) in order to discuss the fall itself and the injuries and medical treatment following the fall.
I am sorry you were injured. Any lawyer would need a lot more info to determine if you have a valid claim. It's very possible that you do. You should get a consult ASAP with an experieneced injury lawyer to review all the facts. Most of us provide a fee consult & there is no attorney fee unless the lawyer obtains money.
Disclaimer- This response is not intended to establish any attorney-client relationship. This response only provides general information which may not be applicable to your particular situation. You should contact an attorney for a complete review in order to receive a formal legal opinion.
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