I,was walking to the bus stop one day,the city of Chicago has had the street,curb,and sidewalk dug up for over a month without having any barriers around the holes and I,fell on the curb and into a hole damaging my knee that I,had knee replacement surgery about 18 months ago.
I,kept slipping on the wet pavement I,e-mailed the alderman who is having the work done and he said because of un-foreseen circumstances they will not fix the street until December.Can I,sue the city for the fall
You are probably beyond the time limit for pursuing an action if you had knee replacement 18 months ago. The period in which suit must be filed against the City is generally one year from the date of injury.
I suggest you contact a personal injury attorney immediately to determine if you have any options.
Stephen L. Hoffman
Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC
The wording of your question is unclear. My impression is that you had knee surgery eighteen months ago, but that the fall you are speaking about is recent, perhaps aggravating the injury or causing other damage. If so, you should seek counsel promptly. Claims against a municipality are more limited than most. You do not state whether you have received recent treatment or what exactly you reported to the alderman, but it is worth inquiring with an attorney to evaluate the entire situation. While I would not handle this for you, if you E-mail or otherwise contact my office I can make a referral for you.
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