In a recent case from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, plaintiff was injured when she slipped on ice that had accumulated in front of her dorm room. Her accident occurred on January 17, 2014. This date is important, because this case deals with a notice requirement when filing against a state or municipal defendant.
On February 3, 2014, plaintiff’s father contacted the university’s risk management office about his daughter’s injury. In his email, he notified the school that his daughter broke her leg and tore a ligament. He further informed the school in his email message that she required surgery to repair the damage from her slip-and-fall accident. He also stated that he expected the school to assume liability for his daughter’s injury, as it was their responsibility to make the walkways safe in campus areas. Continue reading