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If someone falls on a broken piece of a city sidewalk and is injured, can they sue the city?

In many states, statutes giving local governmental entities immunity prohibit recovery in many kinds of cases against cities or towns. If there is not such a statute or ordinance in place, however, someone may have a case against the city. Municipalities have a duty to keep streets and sidewalks in repair. An injured party might have a successful case against the city if he or she can show that it failed to maintain the sidewalk properly. There are very important deadlines and requirements for giving municipalities notice of such claims, however, about which the attorneys of Keller and Keller can advise you.
Jim Keller
Partner at Keller & Keller

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