Tourist Injuries In San Diego
Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 3, 2013
Were you injured while visiting San Diego? San Diego is a popular tourist place, with Seaport Village, San Diego Bay, Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla Cove, Balboa Park (San Diego Zoo), SeaWorld, and countless other attractions. But like any trip, the fun can be cut short if someone is hurt.
Whether you were at a San Diego tourist attraction, driving on city roads or relaxing on the beach when your injury occurred, you may be able to recover compensation for your injury. Yet, how does it work to bring a California lawsuit when you live in another state?
First, you'll want to hire an attorney who is from San Diego. This is because you will likely bring a lawsuit against a California entity or resident under California's laws. You must bring a claim in the place where you were injured and your attorney must be licensed to practice in California to represent you in a California lawsuit. Even if this wasn't the case, it would be a good idea, since San Diego attorneys know the area, know the local laws and are able to investigate the accident thoroughly.
Common Tourist Accidents
Tourist accidents can be the result of negligence on the part of a venue, person/persons, or a public entity. Common tourist accidents in San Diego include:
- Tour bus accidents / public transportation accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Rental car accidents
- Bike accidents
- Ferry accidents
- Accidents on guided tours
- Accidents at hotels and museums
- Accidents at sporting events
Every tourist accident case is different. Who you bring a lawsuit against depends largely on the facts of your case. For example, if you tripped on a poorly maintained sidewalk, you might have a claim against the city or against a property owner. If you were injured in a rental car accident, your claim could be against another driver or against the rental company, if it failed to maintain the car.
To learn more about accident claims in San Diego, please visit our personal injury pages.