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Los Angeles Sidewalk Defect Lawyers

Pursuing Compensation for Trip and Falls on Uneven Sidewalks

Los Angeles is known for its commuter culture, but that does not mean nobody walks here. Research shows that about 200,000 households do not have access to a car. Still, Los Angeles struggles to keep its sidewalks in good condition.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a sidewalk trip and fall, you may be able to hold the property owner or city accountable. This could result in the recovery of compensation for the cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Trusted Sidewalk Defect Attorneys

Biren Law Group has more than 40 years of experience in holding negligent parties liable for property hazards. As a family-owned firm, we treat our clients like family. To us, this means putting you first and remaining available 24/7 to answer any questions and concerns that may arise.

It also means working tirelessly to maximize your compensation. If you are looking for aggressive, capable legal representation, look no further than our trial team.

Injured by a sidewalk defect? Contact a Los Angeles sidewalk defect attorney online or at (310) 896-4345 for a free consultation.

Can You Sue for a Sidewalk Injury in Los Angeles?

Sidewalk injury cases can be complex for a few reasons. First, the liable party will vary depending on who owns the sidewalk. Next, the sidewalk may be repaired before you can gather evidence. Finally, the city of Los Angeles is known for its reluctance in paying out compensation for injury claims.

In many cases, it does not bother to notify injured pedestrians that their claims have been denied. Fortunately, a good trial attorney will guide you through the entire legal process, making sure that everything is in order and that your claim does not go ignored.

Who Is Liable for a Trip and Fall on an Uneven Sidewalk?

State law mandates that negligent property owners or the city may be held liable for sidewalk defects that lead to injury. The key word here is “negligent”—those injured must prove that the party to whom the sidewalk belongs knew or should have known that it was hazardous but still neglected to repair it.

Proving Negligence in a Sidewalk Injury Case

To prove negligence, a pedestrian injury lawyer will typically look into city databases to locate any reports of the sidewalk defect. If no reports are found, a lawyer may also point to the regular traffic the sidewalk sees, especially by city employees, to highlight that the city should have known of the defect.

Sometimes, a property owner will argue that they should not be responsible for a sidewalk defect created by the city. A common example of this is when a tree planted by the city breaks up the sidewalk outside the property owner’s house. Within the same vein, the city will sometimes refuse to repair a public sidewalk that was broken up by a tree planted on a private property.

It is best to seek the help of a legal professional well versed in premises liability law for these cases. Our firm will thoroughly examine the details of your case and refer to the law to determine liability.

Our Fierce Advocates Are Just a Call Away

At Biren Law Group, our client recoveries amount to over half a billion dollars. Should you work with us in your Los Angeles sidewalk defects case, you will be backed by a team of legal professionals and experts who share over 80 years of experience. We will stand by your side from beginning to end, working to get the best possible outcome for you. In the rare event that we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us a dime—that’s our guarantee.

Call (310) 896-4345 or contact us online to speak with a Los Angeles sidewalk defect lawyer today. Your consultation will be provided at no cost to you!


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