SAN DIEGO (March 21, 2018)…In one of the highest trip and fall settlements with the City of San Diego in history, plaintiffs’ law firm CaseyGerry has reached a $1 million settlement on behalf of a pedestrian who was seriously injured after tripping over a raised concrete edge in a poorly maintained crosswalk in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood.
The case, filed in San Diego Superior Court, was settled in mediation.
According to CaseyGerry partner Robert J. Francavilla – who worked with CaseyGerry attorney Adam Levine on the case – the fall occurred despite numerous prior trip and fall incidents at the site and citizen complaints to the City about the trip hazard.
“Unfortunately, someone had to suffer debilitating and permanent injuries for the City to take this hazard seriously,” Francavilla added. “And while we are pleased we obtained what may be the highest settlement in history for a pedestrian who was injured due to the dangerous condition of a City of San Diego crosswalk, we hope that the City takes its responsibility to protect public safety more seriously by better maintaining pedestrian walkways going forward.”
CaseyGerry was established in 1947 and is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s 19 attorneys practice in numerous areas, including serious personal injury, product liability, pharmaceutical, mass tort, aviation and class action litigation. Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, the firm also has an office in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif. For more information, visit www.caseygerry.com.