Have you fallen on a sidewalk recently as the result of uneven pavement? If so, it is important to contact legal help immediately sufficiently document the situation and evaluate what led to the fall. Often, especially in older neighborhoods, tree roots uplift the sidewalk and cause a hazard to pedestrians. In other situations, particularly near car washes and automotive facilities, soapy liquids run down the sidewalk creating a slipping hazard for those using the walkway.
In many California cities, laws have been established to allow pedestrians to seek compensation for their losses through the property owner. However cases involving sidewalks are rarely that simple; if the property owner is the city, the case becomes complicated. To prove that the city was negligent in sidewalk maintenance and that they did not take reasonable care to repair tripping hazards, your lawyer must prove: