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Old 07-19-17, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by FrenchFit View Post
Section 831.4, subdivision (c) provides that a public entity is not liable for an injury caused by a condition of “[a]ny paved trail, walkway, path, or sidewalk on an easement of way which has been granted to a public entity, which easement provides access to any unimproved property, so long as such public entity shall reasonably attempt to provide adequate warnings of the existence of any condition of the paved trail, walkway, path, or sidewalk which constitutes a hazard to health or safety․”
That issue was raised in the Prokop decision and the Appeals Court rejected it:
Prokop is mistaken again.   A “recreational easement” is not the same thing as an “easement of way,” which has been granted to a public entity to provide access to unimproved property.  Subdivision (c) of section 831.4 concerns “easements over private property,” and its exclusive emphasis “ ‘is, and has always been, access.’ ” (Armenio, supra, 28 Cal.App.4th at p. 417, 33 Cal.Rptr.2d 631, quoting Giannuzzi, supra, 17 Cal.App.4th at p. 466, 21 Cal.Rptr.2d 335.)   The bikeway along the Los Angeles River is clearly not an easement of way for access to unimproved property.

The Iron Horse trail parallel to Broadway between Newell and Rudgear similarly does not appear to qualify as an easement of way for access to unimproved property.
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Old 07-19-17, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by prathmann View Post
That issue was raised in the Prokop decision and the Appeals Court rejected it:
Prokop is mistaken again.   A “recreational easement” is not the same thing as an “easement of way,” which has been granted to a public entity to provide access to unimproved property.  Subdivision (c) of section 831.4 concerns “easements over private property,” and its exclusive emphasis “ ‘is, and has always been, access.’ ” (Armenio, supra, 28 Cal.App.4th at p. 417, 33 Cal.Rptr.2d 631, quoting Giannuzzi, supra, 17 Cal.App.4th at p. 466, 21 Cal.Rptr.2d 335.)   The bikeway along the Los Angeles River is clearly not an easement of way for access to unimproved property.

The Iron Horse trail parallel to Broadway between Newell and Rudgear similarly does not appear to qualify as an easement of way for access to unimproved property.
Internet lawyering is bad form. The injured person ought to talk to subject area attorney, if he is interested in pursuing the matter.

To digress, I notice "Bay Are Bicycle Law" lawyers are sponsoring the Oakland Pedalfest this weekend,. Never heard of this group or its attorneys, I guess it's time for cyclists to have their own PI specialty attorneys: https://bayareabicyclelaw.com/
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Originally Posted by FrenchFit View Post
Internet lawyering is bad form. The injured person ought to talk to subject area attorney, if he is interested in pursuing the matter.
+1

We're not even at the "lawyering" stage yet. First of all, its up to the injured party to decide if he feels there's a cause of action, and whether he wants to pursue it.

We should focus on giving him support in the form of best wishes and encouragement as he works toward his recovery.
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Glenn I hope your 2nd surgery went as well as could be.
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Old 07-22-17, 04:16 PM
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Midland and I visited Glenn in the hospital today, he is in fine spirits.
His prognosis is excellent and the care he's getting is top notch.
He is probably going home tomorrow.
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Good news. Glenn is home and resting. Positive, healing vibes sent his way.
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Rode over to see the kid at his house yesterday, with Midland.
A nice little Metric, round trip.

He is in great spirits, his wife and son are taking great care of him.
Like most athletes he is motivated by progress and milestones.
He is working hard on his PT and range of motion exercises.
Great progress is being made.
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Old 07-31-17, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by prathmann View Post
That issue was raised in the Prokop decision and the Appeals Court rejected it:
Prokop is mistaken again.   A “recreational easement” is not the same thing as an “easement of way,” which has been granted to a public entity to provide access to unimproved property.  Subdivision (c) of section 831.4 concerns “easements over private property,” and its exclusive emphasis “ ‘is, and has always been, access.’ ” (Armenio, supra, 28 Cal.App.4th at p. 417, 33 Cal.Rptr.2d 631, quoting Giannuzzi, supra, 17 Cal.App.4th at p. 466, 21 Cal.Rptr.2d 335.)   The bikeway along the Los Angeles River is clearly not an easement of way for access to unimproved property.

The Iron Horse trail parallel to Broadway between Newell and Rudgear similarly does not appear to qualify as an easement of way for access to unimproved property.
Didn't the appeal in Armenio v. County of San Mateo (1994) affirm the lower court summary judgement that the city was not responsible? Apparently they don't care if it's not strictly an easement of way for access. This sort of thing (confusing) is why I'm not a lawyer.

And I don't know Glenn but let me add my well-wishes also.
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
+1

We're not even at the "lawyering" stage yet. First of all, its up to the injured party to decide if he feels there's a cause of action, and whether he wants to pursue it.

We should focus on giving him support in the form of best wishes and encouragement as he works toward his recovery.

With that being said, let it go, FBinNY.

Unless you've ridden the trail to know how bad it is, or know if a lawyer has been contacted, please refrain from judgment here.

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Glad to hear that the surgery went well. My best wishes to him.

Maybe we should all get together and see what can be done since we all use this multi use trail. We aren't the only ones who can get caught up on those roots or other areas that are dangerous to the public.
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Sorry to hear about Glenn's accident.
Glad he is back home and healing.
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