I was walking down a sidewalk with my crutches (I broke my leg playing soccer), and one slab of the sidewalk was around 3-4.5 inches lower than the other one. I couldn't see that from my angle, and i fell down and was in severe pain.
Do I have a case here, or am I just unlucky?
As Mr. Rothstein indicates, increased pain may not be worth the time and expense involved. If you've sustained some new injury or have suffered a significant exacerbation of the fracture, it may be worth pursuing. Either way you should consult with any attorney as soon as possible as there are short time frames for filing a claim against NYC.
It depends on how long the increase pain lasted and if you did any more significant damage and/or injured some other part of your body. If so you need to make sure you file notice of claims within 90 days of the occurrence against any and all municipalities that may be responsible for the construction and maintenance of the sidewalk.
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