A seventy-one year old Huntington Beach resident has filed a claim against the city of Huntington Beach following a sidewalk fall, the Orange County Register reports.
Sharon R. Peterson fractured her femur when she fell while walking on Modal Drive on October 7, 2009, the claim states. An uneven portion of sidewalk caused Peterson’s fall. She claims the city was negligent in its maintenance and proper care for the sidewalk.
This incident is a clear example of a premises liability case. These cases occur when an injury is caused by hazardous property conditions or property owner negligence. In this situation, the city of Huntington Beach was negligent in maintaining the city sidewalks, and therefore may be held liable for the injuries sustained on city property.
If you have been injured due to dangerous property conditions, please contact experienced premises liability attorneys today for a free consultation.