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Woman sues city after sidewalk slip and fall accident

One woman is suing a city after suffering injuries from a fall on city property. The woman was injured in 2015 when she suffered a slip and fall accident while crossing a sidewalk. While this accident did not take place in New York, similar premises liability cases are won in the state each year.

According to the report, the sidewalk had been crumbled or broken for some time before her accident, yet the city had done nothing to fix it. In fact, the city had received a notice that the area was in hazardous and dangerous condition, but it had done nothing to alleviate those issues. The woman says that because of the city's negligence, she was severely injured.

As the court documents explain, the woman sustained injuries to her head, extremities, spine and back that were progressive and permanent. Her nervous system and nerves were also damaged in the accident. Future damage could stem from these injuries, according to the woman's complaint, including mental anguish more physical suffering.

The report goes on to share that the woman can no longer do the things that she once enjoyed. She can no longer fulfill her former duties and has suffered a loss of life's pleasures. Her life expectancy was also shortened from her injuries, according to her claim.

Those who are injured in slip and fall accidents in the state of New York can choose to speak with a personal injury attorney. It is important to do so in a timely manner, since some cases may have a statute of limitations on when the suit can be filed. The city in this case is trying to argue that the woman did not file within the state's timeline, which could cause an issue for her case.

Source: pennrecord.com, "Lancaster fighting lawsuit over alleged sidewalk slip-and-fall", Angela Underwood, Aug. 7, 2017

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