San Diego is paying significant amounts of money to personal injury accident victims.

California – July 15, 2022

The San Diego Mayor has earmarked 12.8 million dollars to repair crumbling and cratered sidewalks as the city continues to pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars to individuals who have been hurt by their disrepair. In the 30-day period of May 28 to June 28, the city paid $333,786 to settle eleven trip and fall lawsuits and legal claims.  The mayor said San Diego City’s Administration had pushed its infrastructure needs to the back burner over the last few decades, but his administration is working toward rebuilding San Diego.  Slip-and-fall victims should contact a San Diego injury attorney to discuss options toward damage recovery.

Public buildings.

Public buildings and meetings places such as schools, libraries, restaurants, gyms, and places of work, where the owner was aware of a condition that might potentially lead to an accident such as slippery walking conditions, broken railings or damaged tiles leading to slip and fall accidents could initiate an insurance settlement offer. Understanding what to do about accident reporting and follow up is important if you end up with an injury and costly expenses to pay for it.  Private building owners are responsible for the upkeep, care, and maintenance of a place where people frequent due to the activities present therein, public meeting places are to be upkept by the government entities responsible for a particular region.  Injured victims should talk to an San Diego accident lawyer if they have fallen due to a cracked sidewalk, roadway, spill, broken railing, cracked tile or broken step.

Slip-and-fall injuries can be quite costly and may negatively impact a person’s livelihood if mobility issues arise after an accident such as those associated with:

  • Broken pelvic bones
  • Hip fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back or neck injuries
  • Wrist, arm, ankle sprains, or fractures

Fault, time to file and compensation.

A personal injury accident victim can bring a claim against the responsible party within the two year time period to file a suit after an accident. Damages in personal injury cases may include medical bills, future care, compensation loss, pain and suffering and loss of companionship, as well as funeral and burial expenses when someone dies because of their injuries.

Seek legal counsel.

Warning signs are sometimes present when slip and fall accidents occur leading to legal complaints.  A victim can still sue for damages if there is a sign or indication of danger but it will be harder to prove negligence because if a victim was aware of a danger and did not take precautions, they have contributed to the accident but they must prove the elements of negligence exist, despite a warning sign to win damages because a business may still be held liable for the injury.  A personal injury lawyer  can help with these situations as they know what arguments will support an injury claim due to dangers present in public buildings, sidewalks, roadways, and meeting places. If you, or someone you love is injured, or dies as a result of a slip-and-fall injury accident, seek legal counsel immediately by contacting the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates. They can be instrumental in the financial recovery necessary to address personal injury damages within the designated statute of limitations.

Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, a Professional Law Corporation

501 West Broadway, Suite 1650

San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-233-8021

Fax: 619-233-3730


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