San Diego has an estimated 5,000 miles of sidewalks. A recent sidewalk assessment has shown that there are thousands of tripping hazards in the city — at least 39,000 and counting; and the assessment doesn’t conclude until this winter.
Facing concerns over crumbling infrastructure, the San Diego City Council agreed to spend $1 million to commission 24 engineering interns, mostly from San Diego State, to assess the city’s sidewalks. Any sidewalk with a lip of at least a half an inch is considered to have a tripping hazard. So far, the interns have covered 3,100 miles of the city’s sidewalks.
John Helminski, San Diego’s deputy director of the Transportation and Storm Water Department, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he wasn’t surprised by the high incidence of sidewalk tripping hazards in the city, considering that many of the sidewalks have not been renovated or fixed since they were first installed some 75 years ago. Tree roots have caused about 10 percent of the tripping hazards on the city’s sidewalks. Read the rest »
If you reside in San Diego‚ an injury lawyer from the Jurewitz Law Group can represent you after a slip and fall accident due to wet floors or wet floor tiles. But you shouldn’t choose our firm to represent you before you have conducted a thorough review of our credentials‚ experience‚ and past results. You also shouldn’t pick the first lawyer you see in a TV commercial or on a billboard. You should always start by seeking referrals from relatives‚ friends‚ or anyone else whose opinion you value.
You can learn a lot about potential lawyers by reviewing the articles‚ blogs and videos on their website. In fact‚ you can get much more information from their websites than you can get from a TV commercial‚ billboard‚ or Yellow Pages advertisement. Read the rest »
If you have slipped and fallen on wet floors or wet floor tiles and need to hire a San Diego premises liability lawyer‚ you should first schedule a consultation to interview potential lawyers. During your consultation you should take notes and ask about the lawyer’s background‚ case management‚ and legal fees.
Choosing the Best Lawyer for Your Accident on Wet Floors or Wet Floor Tiles
After the consultation‚ you should pick the lawyer who you feel will best represent your case. Your decision may be easy if you were especially pleased with one particular lawyer. Read the rest »