If you are injured on city property you may be able to sue the city that owns the property you were injured on to cover any medical costs you may have incurred from the injury or the cost of repairing/replacing any property that may have been damaged by the city’s property. City property is considered anything that city government owns or is in control of. This can include sidewalks, schools and government buildings, parks and beaches, and public hospitals. Because the state of California operates under Section 810 of the Government Code there are very specific guidelines and timetables you must follow if you wish to receive compensation for your injuries.
Among the guidelines you must follow are:
The city will have up 45 days to respond to your claim once it is filed. If they reject the claim you have up to six months from that date to file a court action. Time is very important. Due to Section 810 if you wait too long to file or seek an attorney’s help there may be nothing that can be done.
In some cases an injury on city property may not be handled at the city level. If you were injured in a police or correction facility separate laws cover those claims. Also if you are injured on city property due to the violation of a federal law (for example a police brutality case), you may need to seek relief in court as opposed to filing a claim with the city.
Due to the complex and timely nature of any injury on city property, the help of an attorney can help make certain that all deadlines are met and all claims are properly filed.
If you have been injured on city property please contact LA Injury Group, Inc. here on our contact form or call us toll free at 1-888-500-1006.[