Answered on Jul 14th, 2011 at 1:33 PM
You certainly have a claim for premises liability, but you will be criticized because you knew the hazard existed. The delay in rendering repairs will be in your favor though. Because you may share some fault (contributory negligence) a judge or jury may assign some portion of fault to you, which percentage will be a deduction from any damages awarded to you. One of the defenses in slip and fall cases is open and obvious hazards. But you have a good argument against that given the fact that it was night time, rainy and the signs had blown away. If you sue you will not only seek an award for your medical bills, but for pain, suffering and inconvenience as well, plus any loss of earnings if you missed any work because of your injury. I recommend you retain an attorney to pursue this claim.