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Flint Trip and Fall Accident Lawsuit Filed For Raised Sidewalk

Our Flint trip and fall lawyers recently filed a Genesee County lawsuit on behalf of a client injured due to uneven sidewalk. Our client was walking along West Home Avenue in the City of Flint when she tripped over a raised slab of sidewalk concrete which had been negligently left in disrepair. Our client suffered serious injuries in incident, including a fracture to her right ankle and a fracture to her jaw. In addition, our client has experienced continuous pain, discomfort, and functional limitations.

A person who tripped on raised sidewalk or uneven sidewalk can make a legal claim for injuries suffered due to a fall caused by this defective condition.  Under Michigan law, a claim due to the city's failure to maintain the sidewalk can be made when the municipality violates required by Michigan Statute MCL 691.1401, et. seq.

In order to prove a claim against a governmental entity, it must be shown that the governmental entity had notice of the defect and that it existed for at least 30 days.  Once an injury occurs as a result of the sidewalk defect, the injury victim must provide written notice to the governmental entity within 120 days. The failure to provide notice within that time frame  will forever bar  an injured victim's claim for money damages. The notice shall specify the exact location and nature of the defect, the injury sustained and the names of the witnesses known at the time by the claimant. MCL 691.1404.

The lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering, disability, and financial losses suffered by our client. The trip and fall case was filed in the Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, Michigan. No trial date has been set by the court.

If you or someone you know suffered injuries in a trip and fall accident due to a raised sidewalk or uneven sidewalk, call our top rated Michigan trip and fall attorneys today.  We have significant experience in representing victims in these types of cases and offer a No Win, No Fee Promise.  This means that there are no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.  For more information about your injury accident and to determine whether or not you can file a claim against the city, call our award winning lawyers now at (800) 606-1717.

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