On July 26, 2009, Janice Silva was walking from the beach in San Clemente, California. She headed toward the Linda Lane parking area and noticed the walkway and curb she needed to travel on were obscured by several inches of seaweed, sand and other debris. She tried to carefully continue, but it was very hard to distinguish between the edges of the walkway and the adjacent curb, and her foot got stuck in sunken debris. Her foot was trapped and immobile, but her body continued forward, causing the bones in her leg to twist and break. Janice endured serious injury from this accident because the conditions of the public property were so unsafe.
The California personal injury lawyers of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys (www.BestAttorney.com) have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Clemente for the dangerous conditions of public property that allegedly caused Janice’s permanent and disabling personal injury. The action has been brought against the defendants by Janice and her husband, who was with her at the time of the incident.
San Clemente at Fault for Dangerous Conditions
“What is completely unacceptable about this case is that the City of San Clemente knew these dangerous conditions existed prior to the incident involving Janice, as this area is prone to flooding and debris accumulation,” said Brian Chase, senior partner at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys. “Not only did the city fail to remediate the problem, it did nothing to warn the public about the danger that existed. By choosing to ignore it, city employees acted in a negligent, careless and reckless manner, putting human safety at risk.”
The suit claims that the walkway where Janice was injured is subject to regular flooding and deposits of ocean debris, which the city of San Clemente should be quite familiar with. Despite knowing the hazardous conditions that can form at this location, the city was negligent to ameliorate the condition of the walkway, or to warn the public of the area’s dangers. The accumulation of debris that hid the walkways, edges and curbs were unsafe for pedestrians to traverse, yet the city did nothing to post warning, and these conditions caused Janice’s accident injury.
The lawsuit is pending in the Superior Court of California, Orange County, case #30-2010.
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