Can my disabled fiance sue if he fell in a hole by a city curb?
Question Details: My disabled fiance was walking his dog and fell into a hole by the city's curb. It was not marked or anything. He tore his MCL and may need surgery. Can we sue the city for the ER visit? He has MS and it's difficult to walk as it is but doctor's orders are to get exercise despite his MS pain. Now he is in even more pain.
Prior to filing a lawsuit, it may be possible to settle the case with the city . Contact the City's claims department. Follow their procedures and don't miss any filing deadlines or the right to file a lawsuit will be lost.
Your fiance's claim should include the medical bills, pain and suffering, and wage loss, if applicable.
Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement. Compensation for pain and suffering is an amount in addition to the medical bills determined by the medical reports. Compensation for wage loss is straight reimbursement. Compensation for all of these items is determined after your fiance completes his medical treatment and is released by the doctor or is declared by the doctor to be permanent and stationary, which means reaching a point in his medical treatment where no further improvement is anticipated.