PERSONAL INJURY I SLIP AND FALL I PREMISE LIABILITY – Sidewalk Falls in San Diego caused by Water Meters
September 27, 2019
Cities and municipalities have an obligation to inspect public property for dangerous conditions that exist on roadways and sidewalks. When a defendant fails to inspect public property in reasonable intervals and/or fails to adopt a reasonable inspection system to put them on notice of dangerous conditions; then the defendant can be held liable for the injuries sustained on the public property.
Most recently in San Diego individuals are falling on ill-fitting water meter lids and poorly maintained water meters. A recent audit of San Diego water meters confirmed that there is a current backlog of more than 25,000 broken water meter lids and boxes across the city. San Diego 10 News recently covered this issue: https://www.10news.com/news/audit-shows-more-than-25-000-broken-water-meter-lid-and-boxes-across-san-diego
In a pending lawsuit against the City of San Diego, Plaintiff Kathleen Liss fell face first on an ill-fitting water meter where she broke five front teeth, sustained a nasal fracture, concussion and significant facial bruising. The City of San Diego is being sued on two causes of action including: Dangerous Condition on a Public Property as well as Premises Negligence. NBC San Diego has recently covered this story: https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/La-Jolla-Woman-Sues-After-Injuring-Herself-On-Uneven-Water-Meter-Lid-504512562.html
Both Dangerous Condition on a Public Property as well as Premises Negligence fall under Negligent Torts. We have attached a link to our previous blog post, discussing compensatory damages in a personal injury claim: https://dianalegal.com/personal-injury-damages-compensatory-damages-for-personal-injuries/
If you have any questions about your personal injury case, a dangerous condition on a public property or damages sustained in a slip and fall matter, we invite you to call us today at 619-432-5145 for a free consultation with one of our experienced San Diego negligence attorneys or San Diego slip and fall lawyers.