Hampshire, IL asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: Can my Mom sue the city of San Francisco for injury caused by a haphazardly placed sign post by the city?

While waiting for the MUNI bus, my 72 yr old mom tripped over a temporary bus sign post which was clearly a tripping hazard (we have pictures). The bus driver helped my mom up. My poor Mom’s elbow was bleeding and she also injured her knee.

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William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, if her injuries required medical attention. You don't specify her injuries, which is fine, but something more than a scraped elbow and bruised knee would be required to justify a lawsuit. She has 6 months to file a Tort Claim with the City, or Transit District, before filing a lawsuit. She should retain an attorney before attempting to pursue this.

Theodore Allan Greene agrees with this answer

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

one can always sue but the more important question is whether one will win.

PI Lawyers offer a free consultation. Call one that goes to the court involved and ask him/her.

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Pahoua C Lor
Pahoua C Lor
Answered
  • Fresno, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: More information is needed. When did this happen? This is important to determine the statute of limitations. Assuming your mother wants to sue the City, County or some other government entity, she will need to file a tort claim with the responsible government agency in a timely manner.

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