Sidewalk Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
Offering You Over 90 Years of Combined Experience
Have you been injured in a sidewalk accident? To properly navigate California's sidewalk accident laws, you should retain the skilled representation of Mansell & Mansell, APC.
You can trust us to safeguard your rights because:
- We have successfully resolved thousands of cases
- To date, we have collected over $50 million on behalf of clients
- AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Selected for inclusion in California's Super Lawyers®
- Southern California Top-Rated Lawyers of 2013 by Legal Leaders Magazine
When you choose to work with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer from our firm, you can be rest assured that you are in highly capable hands. We are selective in the number of cases we handle, this way we are able to give our full and undivided attention to the cases that we do accept.
Determining Liability in a Sidewalk Accident Case
In 1850, Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality; more than 150 years later, more than 40 percent of the city's sidewalks are buckled and broken, not only creating an eyesore, but a public health hazard.
With approximately 10,000 miles of sidewalks, Los Angeles has one of the largest sidewalk systems in the United States. Each year, the city spends millions on slip and fall claims with another $10 million allocated for sidewalk repairs.
Who is liable for sidewalk accidents? Some homeowners say the city should pay because the city planted many of the trees that have destroyed sidewalks. On the other hand, some city officials say that many of these trees belong to the property owners.
Los Angeles Municipal Code
According to the Los Angeles Municipal Code, Chapter VI, of Section 62.104, if tree roots caused the damage, the city is responsible for fixing the sidewalk. In contrast, if the sidewalk is not damaged by tree roots, then the property owner is responsible for repairing the sidewalk.
Depending on the type of sidewalk damage and the location, either the city or the property owners directly adjacent to the sidewalk may be liable for the sidewalk injury claim. The laws governing sidewalk injuries are extremely jurisdictional, and either a private party or a government body can be liable.
Taking Action to Get Just Compensation
Speaking to a knowledgeable Los Angeles personal injury attorney from our firm will be your best resource for determining liability for your sidewalk injuries. To get started, complete our online case evaluation form or call us directly!