San Diego, California, June 23, 2017 - A recent settlement in San Diego provided insight that any San Diego personal injury attorney should know. A bicycle accident that was the direct result of a sidewalk that had been created by a tree root led to a lawsuit after the cyclist was thrown nearly 30 feet from his bike.
The cyclist who was injured contacted a personal injury attorney in San Diego and was able to recover nearly $5 million in damages in his settlement. The damage to the sidewalk had created an incline which served as a ramp, thrusting the cyclist and his bike into the air. Even if injuries are not as severe or the sidewalk is less damaged, the city could still be held accountable.
Someone who is injured as the result of a damaged sidewalk on either public or private property should take pictures of the damages as soon as possible. In some cases the person responsible for the sidewalk has been known to make quick repairs so the sidewalk seems less dangerous.
It is the responsibility of the city and the local government to maintain roads and sidewalks and to keep them safe. At the very least, those responsible need to post signs warning of the potential dangers of damaged sidewalks.
In some cases the city does not have to abide by the same rules as owners of private land and people injured on public sidewalks may have less time to file a claim. It is advisable to talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discover the time period in which a claim can be filed.
Brett Geruntino, Esq. is an experienced personal injury and car accident lawyer in San Diego who can help clients get the settlement they deserve. Those have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, or as a pedestrian, let Mr. Geruntino put his experience and expertise to work. Call (858 )252-0781 today for a free consultation.
About Acclaim Law Group
Acclaim Law Group understands that injuries to an individual or his or her loved ones can have an enormous impact on their life. As such, They place great emphasis on meeting each client’s individual needs and concerns. Brett Geruntino, Esq. has been in San Diego since he started attending California Western School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. He is a member of the International Law Journal and Law Review and specializes in personal injury cases.
Brett Geruntino, Esq.
Acclaim Law Group
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