If you have slipped, injured (received bruises and / or fractures) at the land improvement facility (road, sidewalk, street, avenue, local area, etc.) due to the inaction of utilities (uncleaned roads, sidewalks, streets, avenues, adjacent areas from snow, ice, untreated traumatic places with deicing mixtures, etc.), then you have the right to indemnification from these bodies for material and moral damage.
With a view to obtain information about the public service authority or responsible for maintaining the condominium condominium association and the proper condition of the improvement facility at the site of the fall and injury, as a result of the inaction of which a person was injured, you can contact the local council.
After receiving the relevant information, you can send a claim for payment of an indemnity directly to the address of the authority responsible for maintaining the improvement facility in good condition at the site of the fall and injury. If a claim is ignored by a certain date or a written refusal to satisfy is has been sent, you’d better go to court with a claim for indemnity for harm caused by injury, other damage to health (both material and moral).
When filing a claim for payment of an indemnity, with a claim for indemnity for material and moral damage to the court, it is important to collect evidence confirming falls in a certain place and injury as a result of the inaction of the body responsible for maintaining the improvement facility in good condition at the site of the fall and injury, namely :
- a certificate from a medical institution (emergency department), which notes under what circumstances a fall occurred in a certain place and the injury received, the type of injury, drugs are necessary for treatment;
- the presence of a violation by the body in the field of public amenities improvement: video, photos taken at the site of the fall and injury, indicating the place, circumstances, date and time, testimony of witnesses;
- confirmation of the material costs incurred: doctor’s prescriptions, paychecks, receipts from medical institutions, pharmacies; confirmation of infliction of moral harm (if any): doctors’ reports, testimonies of witnesses (relatives, neighbors) on the severity of moral suffering, doctors’ prescriptions for the purchase of special medicines to combat insomnia, depression, other psychological disorders, resulting from a fall and injury.
When filing a claim with a court for indemnity for harm caused by injury or other damage to health, the plaintiff is exempted from paying court fees.
Elizabeth Lipka, the lawyer of “Dynasty Law & Investment”