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Torts/Personal Injury,

May 23, 2024

Trail immunity—is the condition an integral part of the trail?

Trail immunity is a confusing area of law that applies a broad definition of what constitutes a trail, and plaintiffs face a high burden in overcoming the immunities granted by the Government Code.

Michael E. Rubinstein

Law Office of Michael E. Rubinstein

433 N Camden Drive Suite 600
Beverly Hills , CA 90210

Phone: (213) 293-6075

Fax: (323) 400-4585


Loyola Law School; Los Angeles CA

Michael is a Los Angeles-based personal injury and accident attorney.


Looking forward to an evening of recreation at Diaz Lake, a couple parks their car and begins to walk down the trail towards the water's edge. Just as they step foot onto the trail, one of them tumbles over a hard-to-see wire tied to two wooden posts. The wire and posts are used as a boundary to delineate the beginning of the trail and to keep cars out. The man is injured and sues the City of Los Angeles for negligence. But what might constitute a dangerous condition...

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