San Diego Trip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Sidewalk Accident Injuries in Southern California
Most people have tripped while walking down the sidewalk. Many of them simply stumbled and recovered or experienced a minor fall. Some sidewalk falls can lead to more serious injuries, however. When this occurs, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries. At the personal injury law firm of Martinez & Schill LLP, we are experienced in handling all types of injury accident cases. Our San Diego sidewalk accident attorneys take all accidents seriously and aggressively represent our clients’ rights and interests in and out of court.
Liability for Sidewalk Accidents in Southern California
When a pedestrian walks down a sidewalk, it should be level and free from hazards. If it is not, and you trip, you could be seriously injured. Sidewalk falls have resulted in brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations and scars, and muscle tears and strains, among other injuries. These accidents can be caused by one of several unsafe conditions, including:
- Tree roots pushing up the sidewalk or breaking through the concrete;
- Uneven sidewalk sections or slabs; and
- Cracks leading to raised fragments of concrete.
Proving a case for liability in sidewalk accidents requires a keen understanding of California law. It is important to hire an experienced attorney right away so that the circumstances of the accident can be documented. Immediate measurements and pictures of the sidewalk defects are crucial, as the sidewalk can be easily repaired before you file your claim. Our attorneys will begin building your case without delay to ensure all of the evidence we need is available.
Depending on the nature of the accident, a private homeowner, business owner, apartment building, or government entity may be liable for your injuries. If a government entity is involved, a claim must be filed within 6 months or you will be unable to recover damages. For all other parties, the statute of limitations is 2 years, but filing immediately is always in your best interest, as is contacting a San Diego trip and fall accident lawyer.
If you have been injured in a trip and fall or sidewalk accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation and learn how our experienced San Diego premises liability attorneys can help you. We will go over the specifics of your accident and discuss your legal options. Our firm has offices in San Diego and Riverside, and we represent clients throughout Southern California. Our legal counsel and services are of no cost to you unless and until we win your case, so there is no risk in seeking the compensation you deserve for your injuries.