Pedestrian alleges San Francisco property owners failed to maintain raised sidewalk that caused fall

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A pedestrian alleges that owners of a property are responsible for a portion of raised sidewalk that caused her to fall.

J. Cristina Giner filed a complaint on May 1 in the Superior Court of the State of California against Francis M. Jordan and Wendy Paskin-Jordan alleging negligence and premises liability.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 2, 2016, she was walking on Pacific Street and turned the corner onto Fillmore Street when she tripped and fell because the slab of sidewalk on Fillmore Street was an inch or more higher than the sidewalk on Pacific Street. The suit states tree roots raised the portion of the sidewalk.

The suit states the plaintiff filed a claim against the city and county of San Francisco in October but the city stated the defendants were the responsible parties. She alleges she sustained a broken tooth and injuries to her face, shoulder, knee and hand as a result of the fall.

The plaintiff holds Jordan and Paskin-Jordan responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to maintain the sidewalk in a safe condition and did not provide warning to pedestrians.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for general damages, medical and dental expenses, cost of suit, prejudgment interest, and for any further relief as the court deems appropriate. She is representing herself.

Superior Court of the State of California case number CGC18566210

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