Written Notice Required When Injured By A Town’s Defective Sidewalk

If you have been injured as a result of a Connecticut town’s or city’s defective sidewalk, you must give written notice of the claim within 90 days of the accident to the town.  If proper written notice is not given within 90 days, you will be prohibited from bringing a lawsuit against the town or city.  The written notice must be filed with the town or city clerk.  The written notice must identify the injury, describe the injury, describe the cause of the injury (i.e. the nature and substance of the defect or hazrad), the date and time of the incident, and the location of the incident.  This crucial notification requirement is another example why it pays to retain a Connecticut personal injury lawyer soon after an accident.