Actual Notice is when the personal responsible for the dangerous condition that caused injuries to another was actually notified of the dangerous condition before the injury occurred. By law, municipalities cannot be held liable for a dangerous condition unless actual notice was received in writing or it created the dangerous condition.
- Example : Ron was walking his dog and noticed giant potholes along the street. Ron immediately sent the Town notice of the dangerous pothole condition. Three months later, Judy was exiting her vehicle, stepped into a pothole and broke her ankle. The Town can be held responsible for Judy’s injuries since Ron provided actual notice of the dangerous condition.
If you notice any dangerous conditions, please provide notice to the municipality (ex. Town), Utility Companies (ex. PSEG), or Private Owner (ex. Restaurants) in writing! See Personal Injury Forms