If you’re a thrill-seeker, it’s something you never think about. And if just the idea of riding a roller coaster makes you want to faint, it’s all you can think about – roller coaster cart derailments. This is when a cart, or seat, of a roller coaster comes unhinged from the actual rails or track, and ends up coming fully or partially off. It’s anyone’s worst nightmare, and it happens more commonly than you might think.
Slip and Fall Accidents / Premises Liability Claims
If you live in the San Diego area, you know how important large stadiums are to music and sports lovers. Unfortunately, there are times when the joy and excitement of a live event are replaced by the terror and pain of an injury. Stadium owners, as well as the owners of other popular entertainment venues, have a moral and legal responsibility to protect fans from physical harm. Many stadium owners do not take this responsibility seriously, and if you or someone you love was injured at a stadium, you may have grounds for a case. Read the rest »
Sidewalks are found in most urban areas and in most residential and commercial suburban areas in the US. The generic definition of a sidewalk is any area stretching from the property line to the outside of the curb. The most commonly used material in sideway construction is concrete, which traditionally has delivered a combination of low cost and high durability. Sidewalks are subject to physical compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Causes for Sidewalk Damage
There are several common causes for pre-mature sidewalk damage: Read the rest »
By some accounts, San Diego needs some $170 million in sidewalk repairs. But so far, the City Council has only allocated $400,000 to fix those sidewalks, according to ABC 10 News.
That budgetary discrepancy and the danger of unrepaired and hazardous sidewalks in San Diego have once again been brought to the forefront after a bicyclist announced he is going to sue the city for injuries he sustained after he allegedly hit a bad patch of sidewalk while riding his bicycle.
According to the suit, the bicyclist hit a six-and-a-half inch lift in the sidewalk and suffered five broken ribs, a broken shoulder blade, a punctured lung, and a broken eye socket. He claims he had amnesia for two days.
Premises liability laws hold property owners responsible for the accidents that occur on a property due to unsafe conditions. Premises liability law can be quite complex, and if one is injured on someone else’s property, the victim is advised to immediately seek counsel from a San Diego premises liability lawyer to protect their legal rights.
Landlords, building managers, and other property owners are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for anyone who might pass through the premises. Some common examples of premises liability cases are: Read the rest »
In 2007‚ Virginia resident Mercilla Lindor fell outside a Massachusetts McDonald’s during some nasty weather. She broke her foot and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital.
Lindor took the case to court‚ but a judge dismissed her complaint at the request of the fast food chain on the grounds that property owners could not be held liable for acts of nature. It was a slap in the face to Lindor‚ who was held to blame for the slip-and-fall accident. Read the rest »
An injury that occurs on a slippery floor can lead to surgery‚ physical therapy‚ and hefty medical bills. If you’ve been a victim of a property owner’s negligence‚ you should have a San Diego personal injury lawyer review your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
To be successful in a slip and fall claim‚ you’ll have to prove that the property owner was negligent. This means you must show that the property owner had a duty to maintain the premises and breached that duty. Then it must be proven that the breach of duty caused the accident‚ and the accident resulted in damages. Read the rest »
If you’ve suffered an injury after falling on a slippery floor‚ you may be able to take legal action to recover damages. After seeking medical treatment‚ you should discuss your options with a San Diego personal injury lawyer.
When the Floor is Slippery: Insurance Company Tactics
It would be unwise to try to handle a slip and fall claim on your own. An experienced lawyer is familiar with the tactics insurance companies will use in an attempt to minimize or deny your claim. Read the rest »
A dock along Mission Bay at the Bahia Resort in San Diego collapsed on Saturday‚ July 31‚ 2010‚ at 9:30 p.m.‚ sending over 100 people into the water and causing several to fall into the shallow three feet of water below. Several suffered injuries and had to receive medical treatment due to this San Diego premises liability accident.
The people were waiting for the Bahia Belle‚ a ship that travels around Mission Bay and takes off from the West Mission Bay Drive location.
According to witnesses‚ three separate pillars snapped one after another. People were sent into water and then others rushed out quickly. Thankfully‚ the collapse happened in the shallows near shore. Read the rest »
Date: June 12‚ 2009
Location: Three story building in Downtown San Diego‚ 14th Street and Broadway
Type: Premises liability accident
Outcome: One person dead Read the rest »
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