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Most of us pay no mind to manholes. They typically do not present a risk to pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. However, manholes can potentially be dangerous under certain circumstances. For example, if the manhole cover is missing, loose, or open, unsuspecting people could suffer incidents and sustain a number of injuries – some of which could potentially be fatal.

Did you suffer a manhole incident? Did the incident result in injuries? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim. In fact, you might have grounds to sue the property owner for the manhole accident that you suffered. Whether you fractured your leg, suffered a concussion, or suffered another type of injury associated with the manhole incident, you could be eligible to pursue a claim. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance from a manhole fall injury lawyer as soon as possible.

The manhole fall accident attorneys at Kenmore Law Group are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. Kenmore Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including manhole accident injury claims. Our experienced manhole injury lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to sue for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us today.

Some Causes of Manhole Accidents
Manhole accidents can happen for a number of reasons. If a manhole is covered with leaves, for example, unsuspecting victims could potentially slip and fall. If there is a loose manhole cover, victims could lose their balance after stepping on it and fall. Leaving a manhole uncovered could also lead to victims falling into it. Overall, these incidents could be prevented with the appropriate warning signs. If a manhole wasn’t covered and you fell in it, or you suffered any other incident associated with a manhole, you could suffer a number of injuries.

Potential Injuries Resulting from Manhole Incidents
If you fell into a man hole, it is likely that you suffer a few injuries. Every situation is different; therefore, no two incidents will result in the same injuries. Some of the injuries that victims of manhole incidents could suffer include the following:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Ligament damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Sprains and strains
  • Lacerations
  • Scrapes and bruises
  • Infection sue to contact with contaminated water/surfaces

In severe cases, paralysis or death are possible. Whether you sprained your ankle, broke your leg, or suffered any other type of injury after you trip and fell over a manhole cover which was ajar, you must be aware that the incident could have been completely prevented. This means that you might have grounds to sue.

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Can I Sue If I Fell into a Manhole and Got Injured?
Yes, you can sue if you fell into a manhole and suffered injuries. The question is the following: who can you sue? If you have fallen into a manhole, you can sue the property owner – that is, the property owner responsible for the property in which the manhole is located. This is based on the concept of premise liability. This means that property owners owe their guests a duty of care; they owe their guests a duty to ensure that their premises are free of any hazards that could potentially lead to incidents that could potentially harm their guests. In terms of manholes, property owners must ensure that manholes are covered securely and that they to do represent a tripping hazard. If a manhole was left open, resulting in an incident and injuries, the property owner could be liable.

What if you fell into a manhole on a public sidewalk? Can I sue the city if I fell into a manhole and got injured? Yes, you can sue if you fell into a manhole and got injured. The city could carry liability in a manhole accident, given that the incident occurred on public property maintained by the city.

If you are interested in learning more about liability in manhole incidents, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our manhole accident attorneys will evaluate your claim and help you better understand liability for your specific situation. Contact the experts at our firm today.

What Should You Do?
Can I sue for falling into a manhole? Yes, you can definitely sue for falling into a into a manhole. To file a lawsuit for falling into a manhole, there are a number of things that you should do to prepare. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:

  • Take photos of the physical injuries that you suffered (you should take photos before and after any treatment)
  • Take photos of the scene of the incident (including the manhole)
  • Seek medical care as soon as possible
  • File an accident report with the appropriate party or entity (keep records of all reports made)
  • Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information for future reference
  • Gather any video footage that captured the incident (from store security cameras, for example)
  • Collect all medical records associated with the incident
  • Collect all records of property damage associated with the incident
  • Seek legal assistance as soon as possible

If you are interested in learning more about the specific steps that you should take after being harmed by a defective product, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our manhole accident attorneys are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim.

You Could Recover Compensation
Whether you suffered a broken leg, twisted your ankle, or slipped and fell into a manhole, you might have grounds to sue for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered in a manhole incident. Could you really be eligible to pursue a claim? Based on the details surrounding the incident, you might be eligible to sue – you could also be eligible to recover monetary compensation.

What could you recover? How much compensation could you be eligible to receive? What type of compensation could you be eligible to recover? The specific type and amount of compensation that you could receive will always depend strictly on the details surrounding your claim; it could include some of the following:

  • Medical expenses – to cover all the medical fees resulting from the incident (including long-term medical care)
  • Lost earnings – to cover lost income associated with the victim’s inability to work as a direct result of the incident
  • Pain and suffering – for the mental and emotional distress caused by the incident and the harm suffered, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.
  • Property damage – for any costs of property damage occurring as a result of the incident
  • Loss of consortium – awarded in the case of the death of the victim for the lost ability to have a normal family relationship
  • Funeral and burial damages – awarded in the case of the death of the victim for the costs associated with death services
  • Punitive damages – awarded as a form of punishment towards the defendant (does not always apply)

If you are interested in learning more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if you sprained from tripped due to a manhole on the sidewalk, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience. Our injury lawyers for manhole falling accidents are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. Whether our experienced injury attorneys have to negotiate a settlement or take your claim to trial, you can trust that our lawyers will not rest until you are rightfully compensated.

File Your Claim Within the Statute of Limitations
If you are interested in pursuing an injury claim after a manhole incident, it is essential that you are aware of the statute of limitations that applies to your claim. All claims are subject to a statute of limitations, which determines the specific length of time that claimants have to sue. If claimants do not file their claims on time, they could lose their right to sue.

How long do you have to pursue your claim? In California, injury claims – including premise liability claims – are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that you will only have two years to sue the property owner for the manhole incident. What if you are suing a city or government entity? If you are pursuing a claim against the city for your manhole accident, you will have to act quickly. Government claims typically have to be filed within six-months. If the city denies your claim, you will have two years to pursue your claim.

Based on the details surrounding your claim, it is possible for exceptions to the statute of limitations to apply. If exceptions apply, the statute of limitations could be tolled or paused for some time. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the statute of limitations that applies to your manhole accident claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.

Contact Kenmore Law Group Today
Do you need to speak with a Los Angeles attorney with experience in falling into a manhole cases? If so, do not hesitate to contact Kenmore Law Group at your earliest convenience. Kenmore Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of claims – always representing the rights of innocent victims. You can trust that our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. If you are ready to discuss your claim with an attorney in Los Angeles who specializes in manhole falling accident lawsuits, contact our firm today.

At our firm, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions, allow affected parties to access the legal services necessary to hold negligent parties or entities accountable for their actions. During our free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions as well as address all your concerns. You can trust that our lawyers will provide you with the information that you need to pursue your claim and reach a successful claim outcome. Would you like to benefit from our free legal services? If so, contact our firm immediately – our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim.

We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee as well as a strict contingency structure. In other words, you will never be required to pay any upfront fees; in addition, you will not be responsible for paying any fees until after you win.

If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at Kenmore Law Group, contact our firm today.

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