Can you sue a city for pain and suffering if you waited until after the fall date to report an injury?

Question Details: About 2 months ago, I was taking my grandson to see a movie. There was a raised piece of metal over the sidewalk, I guess for repairs. There was no other way to get to the theater from that area so I walked towards the metal like everyone else. Even though there was a hazard sign up, they left no other way to walk through. As I was walking I tripped and flew across the cement. Dazed and stunned initially, I could not get up because I hit my head. The security guard and a young man helped me up to sit by a small wall nearby. The man asked me if I wanted an ambulance but I said no because I didn't know what would happen with my grandson. We have no family here except my son who was out of the state at the time. I could not drive, so I told my grandson to let's just go into the cool in the theater. After sitting through the movie, I felt that I could get in the car and drive home. I went to bed. I have been in a lot of pain since that day. I have great difficulty lifting my left arm, so I went to my doctor who ordered X-rays and an MRI. Looking back, they should not have had that way open as a walkway. I'm sure someone else has probably gotten hurt. I didn't know what to do that day and now almost 2 months later I am still hurting. Can I sue the city for being inconsiderate and not closing off the area entirely or do I just have to grin and bear it?

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