If San Diego is known for one thing, it’s probably its beautiful coastline. The beaches of San Diego are as much a reason for visiting as for people moving here. While the sandy shores are often a site for fun and relaxation, they also frequently see accidents too. Though tragic, these accidents also serve as a good reminder of how important it is to have the name of a good San Diego attorney.
On July 2nd, a local teenager was taking in the beach with some of his friends when an accident occurred. Details suggest that the 18-year-old man was taking pictures of his friends when he decided to step over a railing to get a better vantage point. This railing, though reportedly low, was there to provide some separation between visitors and the cliff’s edge. After he stepped over the rail, something went wrong and he fell off the cliff some 75 feet to its base. Making matters worse, the area where he landed was a part of the tide line where no sand existed to cushion his fall.
Although he was conscious at the time emergency responders arrived, his injuries were still reported as life-threatening. Upon landing, he suffered major head trauma that may still prove to be fatal. There have been no further details about his condition and the victim’s name was not released.
From the information provided, it’s tough to gauge what truly happened, but the young victim or his family should still consider contacting a personal injury attorney. Depending on how low the railing was, it might be found that it wasn’t sufficient for keeping the public safe. If that’s the case, he could have a lawsuit to file and damages to be paid, including the bill for his hospital stay. This is just one example of how dangerous our local beaches can be and why having a lawyer you’re familiar with is always important.