In the county of San Bernardino, there are thousands and thousands of sidewalks surrounding buildings, structures, parks, etc.
As a result of all these sidewalks, there are a large number of trips, slips and/or falls which occur. Many of these accidents result in serious injuries involving fractures of the wrist, arm, shoulder, ankle or knee. Many times surgery is required to fix the problem. Unfortunately, a big fall onto concrete can cause significant trauma to the head or brain.
There are numerous hazards that can cause an accident, including, but not limited to:
- an uneven or unleveled surface
- faulty construction or repaving
- a growing tree root
- patch work being done
Recently, in the news, a woman filed a claim against a city after she tripped and fell on a raised section of the sidewalk. She sprained her wrist, fractured her elbow, and injured her back and right knee. She is asking for more than $25,000 in an unlimited civil case. The city denied her claim.
Every accident and injury is different and requires a full and complete investigation concerning the cause. If you or a family member has been injured after falling on a sidewalk, you want to make sure you receive full and adequate compensation for any harm and loss sustained.
Call the personal injury law offices of Welebir | Tierney in order to achieve the outcome you and your family deserve. We are located in San Bernardino County.