Slip and fall accidents are no joke and the seriously dilapidated sidewalks throughout all of Los Angeles are not only causing major injuries that the city is financially responsible for but they are also making certain routes nearly impossible to navigate for their handicapped citizens. Albeit slowly, the sidewalks in Los Angeles are about to get a much-needed face-lift partly thanks to a landmark settlement between the city and the ADA.
The Los Angeles Times reports on the suit, "The city must spend $31 Million annually on sidewalk and other improvements beginning next budget year...The Bureau of Street Services has estimated that about 40% of city street sidewalks need repairs."
According to the Times, the city has paid more than $6 Million in slip and fall payouts in less than 4 years. Translation: if you are injured on a Los Angeles sidewalk, you probably have a good case against the city for your injuries.
At Walch Law, we help victims that have suffered serious personal injuries, including accidents that occur on public property. The city has seen it's fair share of personal injury lawsuits as a result of the poorly maintained sidewalks and we are here to help make sure that you get compensated for your injuries. What the monumental sidewalk settlement tells us is that the city knows what a major issue the poorly maintained sidewalks have become and while they are certainly taking the right steps to fix them, that will take time.
Dealing with the aftermath of a personal injury can be an incredibly frustrating and expensive time. The one thing you do not want to do is miss your opportunity to file a lawsuit and get compensated for your injuries. When it comes to suing the city and government organization, there are special time limitations that you cannot miss. Get in touch with us today for your free consultation to learn more and let us help you with your recovery!