June 12, 2015


I tripped recently three times and sprained my ankle really bad on uneven pavement...can I sue? And how?


I agree - and when you talk about suing, you are talking about filing an action in court that will be very time-consuming, costly, will be met with a vigorous defense by lawyers for the entity you're suing; there will be hours of drafting work, record acquisition, multiple court conferences by your attorney, depositions, medical examinations, motion practice, and a host of other specialized legal work that can only be justified by damages sufficient to render it all worth while. And, if the case is against the City, expect it to go on for about three years. So, for these reasons, you may find it difficult to find a lawyer willing to take all that on for a sprained ankle.

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