SECTION 16.1   CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY.
   No action shall be maintained against the City of South Charleston for damages for a personal injury, death or injury to property alleged to have been sustained by reason of the negligence of the City or of any officer, agent or employee thereof, unless a written verified statement of the nature of the claim and of the time and place at which such injury or property damage is alleged to have occurred, or death caused, shall have been filed with the City Clerk within thirty days after the cause of action shall have accrued.  The cause of action shall be deemed to have accrued at the date of the damage to property or the sustaining of the injury, except that where death results therefrom, the time for the personal representative to give notice shall run from the date of death.  An action at law for damages for personal injuries or death or injury to property shall not be commenced until the expiration of thirty days after the filing of the notice as provided in this section.