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Cracked Sidewalk Accident – Injury Attorney

Cracked Sidewalk Accident - Injury Attorney Broken or cracked sidewalks are the cause of hundreds of dollars in serious injuries across the United States. Injured parties may have the right to file a claim for damages resulting from broken of cracked surfaces in both public and private sidewalks. If you or a loved one have sustained damages due to a slip- or trip and fall accident that resulted from defective sidewalk conditions, contact the our personal injury law firm. (855)385-2529 Duty of the City to Fix Dangerous Conditions on Sidewalks: Once the city has received word of dangerous conditions on a sidewalk, there is a presumed duty to timely: (1) Investigate the matter and inspect the affected; (2)  Place warning signs and segregate the dangerous zone form foot pedestrian traffic; (3) Promptly fix the issue so that is free of the inherently hazardous conditions. Duty of Property Owner to Protect Pedestrians from Sidewalk Dangers: In some instances, liability for slip and fall accidents resulting from defective sidewalks will be placed in the hands of nearby property owners. Numerous city and county ordinances place a duty on property owners to provide the upkeep of nearby sidewalks.
Common Causes of Cracked, Raised, and Broken Sidewalks — Defective Sidewalks conditions:  There can be numerous cases of hazards regarding sidewalks. Some of the most common are as follows:
  • Failure of city or private property owners to properly inspect their property for the detection of hazards including raised or cracked sidewalks;
  • Raising of underground earth resulting from the growth of roots of nearby trees;
  • Failure to place warning signs; failure to provide for proper lighting on a sidewalk that is known to be used by pedestrians.

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Common Injuries Caused by Broken Sidewalks:  Falls on sidewalks often result in serious injury. Some of the most common injuries associated with defective sidewalk conditions are as follows:
  • Head Injuries resulting in Traumatic Brain Damage;
  • Spinal Cord injuries including spinal contusion;
  • Hip fractures;
  • Knee and ligament injuries;
  • Facial injuries including broken noses and lacerations.
If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries due to the failure of property owners or city construction crews to properly alleviate a dangerous condition, contact the Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys at the Downtown LA Law Firm. Contact us toll free (855)385-2529

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