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La Jolla, CA- Woman Injured After She Fell On A Hiking Trail

A woman was injured after she fell on a hiking trail at Torrey Pines State Reserve in La Jolla, CA on Sunday, November 3, 2019. The extent of the injuries that the woman sustained were not available. No other information about the accident was available.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

San Diego Residents vs. San Diego Sidewalks

San Diego has a reputation for being a walk-friendly city, with plenty of neighborhoods built for pedestrians and convenient shopping and restaurants Downtown. But there’s a dark side…to the city’s sidewalks. Many of San Diego’s sidewalks are in poor shape, and they literally crumble apart right beneath our feet. Read the rest »

Stadium Premises Liability in San Diego

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 »

Who Is Responsible for a Slip, Trip, or Fall on a San Marcos Sidewalk?

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 sidewalk 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). Read the rest »

Thousands of Tripping Hazards Found on San Diego Sidewalks

Trip and Fall AccidentsSan 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 »

Controversy Continues Over San Diego’s Cracked Sidewalks

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.

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Premises Liability Law – Legal Information for Injured Victims

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 »

McDonald’s Trips Up in Slip-and-Fall Case

McDonalds Slip and Fall CaseIn 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 »

Finding a San Diego Injury Lawyer after a Slip & Fall on Wet Floors

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 »

Proving Negligence after Falling on a Slippery Floor in San Diego

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 »

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