San Jacinto, CA asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: my 8 year old daughter was hit by a car in our gated commuity , can there we a lawsuit on the manger of the complex

at 7:24pm my daughter was on her way home from two doors down and a car came from behind her and hit her till she fell on the floor and then ran her leg over and did not stop . The manger is not helpful and makes us sign a paper saying no one is allowed to have vistors unless the fill out a paper saying whos over. but she never followed the rules and lets bad people come in and out. we might have a clue of who it might be but dont want to jump to conclusions . we have asked the manger for the video but she did not even try to look at it due to her video camra not being HD. my daughter is fine and mad it out with no broken bones but now my daughter is scared and it affected our hole family. i

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

A: You can sue the manager of the apartment complex and the owner if it knew or had reason to know of a danger to residents from some condition on the property that made it dangerous for pedestrians. If there was a history of other pedestrians being hit by vehicles that would be useful.

Further, if any member of the household has a policy of automobile insurance that includes uninsured motorist coverage, you can make a claim on behalf of your daughter against your own policy.

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

A: much more info needed.

the first thing you should consider doing is contacting the police as that was a Hit and Run..........with injuries???

there may be a liability on the part of the mgr and owner depending on the facts........but let the police investigate and make life easier for yourself.

in any event if it was my daughter i would take her to doc to be sure there are no issues with her legs.

if injured consider a UM claim against your own auto policyl???

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

A: 1. Claim against driver of the car

2. UM Claim or homeowner insurance

without more facts unsure if property manager can be sued, would need to learn of more details.

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