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Turlock Sidewalk Injuries

It can be pleasant walking along the sidewalk in places like Main Street in downtown. You can enjoy the sun, get a slice of pizza, a deli sandwich, and even a tattoo if you want.  Sidewalks can provide a safe place to walk and give access to stores and other businesses.

But like all things, sidewalks come with risks and can be the cause of a serious injury or even a fatality. At Maison Law, we’ve seen the injuries that can happen on a sidewalk, and we know how disrupting an injury can be. Doctor’s visits, rehab, missed time from work, and all those co-pays and co-insurance bills come due.

If this has happened to you, come talk to one of our attorneys at Maison Law so we can start working for you and you can focus on getting back on your feet.

Types of Sidewalk Accidents

There are a surprising amount of ways to get injured on a sidewalk. The most common is a fall from some obstruction on the sidewalk. Maybe a turned up chunk of concrete or the root of a tree. Other times the weather can play a part and ice on the sidewalk can cause an injury.

We’ve seen accidents from skateboard accidents, to objects falling from the building, to a live wire from a tree light. Any of these can cause an accident, and if the incident is because of the negligence of the shop owner or the owner of the sidewalk, then you are entitled to compensation.

Making a Sidewalk Injury Claim

Anytime you are injured on someone else’s property, it is called a premises liability claim, and it is based on the negligence of whoever has a legal duty to maintain the sidewalk. To make a claim, the inured person needs to prove that there was a dangerous hazard on the person’s property and it caused your injury.

However, proving that just gets you part way there. You also need to prove that the hazard was:

  • Created by the owner who failed to fix it, or
  • The owner knew of the hazard and didn’t fix it in a reasonably timely manner.

The law allows the owner to show that either they didn’t cause the hazard, or that they knew of it and were about to fix it in a reasonable amount of time. This is where many sidewalk claims die. The owner says that he or she had reasonably maintained the sidewalk and the accident wasn’t due to their negligence.

At Maison Law, we know how to successfully represent victims in complex sidewalk injury claims.

Sidewalk Accident Injuries

The reason we do what we do is that we know how devastating an injury can be. We’re part of the Turlock community, and we know that getting injured because you were out enjoying a walk can be frustrating. The injury can sideline you for a while and significantly affect your quality of life.

We’ve helped many Turlock accident victims get compensation for their injuries, and some of the common injuries we’ve seen that have come from a sidewalk accident are:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Broken Wrists
  • Shattered Elbows
  • Broken Collarbone
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Broken Teeth
  • Eye Injury
  • Severe Cuts
  • Electrocution

If you’ve sustained any of these injuries—or others—in a sidewalk accident in Turlock, come see our legal team at Maison Law. We can help you wade through all the legal red tape and get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer.

After an accident involving a serious injury in the Central Valley, contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a free consultation and case evaluation. Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice, and personalized attention. Even if you feel like your case is simple and straighforward, it is worth a call to an attorney to learn more about your legal options. Feel free to contact us today.

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