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Before the City shall be liable to damage claim or suit for personal injury, or damage to property, the person who is injured, or whose property is damaged, or someone in his behalf, shall give the City Manager or the person performing the duties of City Secretary, notice in writing within thirty (30) days after the occurrence of the alleged injury, or damage, stating specifically in such notice when, where and how the injury or damage was sustained, and setting forth the extent of the injury or damage as accurately as possible, and giving the names and addresses of all witnesses upon whose testimony such person is relying to establish the injury or damage. No action at law for damages shall be brought against the City for personal injury or damage to property prior to the expiration of 180 days after the notice hereinbefore described has been filed with the City Manager or the person performing the duties of City Secretary, not later than two (2) years after the occurrence of the injury or damage to the property. In case of injuries resulting in death, before the City shall be liable in damages therefor the person or persons claiming such damages shall within thirty (30) days after the death of the injured person give notice as above required in case of personal injury. Provided, however, that nothing therein contained shall be construed to mean that the City of Freeport waives any rights, privileges, defenses or immunities in tort actions which are provided under the common law, and Constitution and general laws of the State of Texas.