San Marcos, CA asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California

Q: If a family member was found on a public street and then past away could the city be held liable?

The side of the street where you walk is dark and has no lighting. There is minimal light from across the street from 1 or 2 lamp posts

4 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Cities have no obligation to prevent darkness. However, there may be other avenues of liability. I suggest speaking with a PI attorney to learn more about the possible case.

Alexander Bakhache Perez
Alexander Bakhache Perez
Answered
  • Fullerton, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: What was the cause of death? feel free to give me a call to discuss further. when did it happen?

Cory Russell Weck
Cory Russell Weck
Answered
  • Ontario, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I'm sorry for your loss. I strongly encourage you to reach out to a reputable personal injury attorney in your area as much more detail is needed to assess the potential case. The consult should be for free and the attorney will be in a much better position to answer your questions than this forum. Good luck.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
Answered

A: Look for a member of CAOC--they give free consultations. However, you need to look for the death certificate.

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