Personal injury victims of the walkway collapse in San Diego on August 28th have filed the first lawsuit arising from the accident. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles on behalf of Tyrone and Tina Allen, despite the fact the couple lives in San Diego. The lawsuit names Paramount Scaffold Company of Carson, and Allgire General Contractors, of Carlsbad, as defendants.
According to reports, Mr. Allen suffered significant and paralyzing injuries in the accident, and remains hospitalized at Scripps Mercy in Hillcrest. A total of 16 people were injured in the incident, which was caught on tape (we’ve blogged about this previously, click here to see the video).
No doubt there will be more lawsuits filed as a result of this accident, and the cases may very well be consolidated into a single case in San Diego. We’ll keep updating this story.