BUSINESS PROPERTY TRIP AND FALL ACCIDENT: If I trip and fall on the sidewalk outside of a business in San Diego, California, and I injury myself, can I sue the business for my personal injuries?

It depends.  

Under California law, a property owner is not responsible for injuries resulting from a fall on a public sidewalk located outside his or her property, but owned and maintained by a city or town (here some city inside of San Diego County). However, some courts will impose liability (fault) on a business for injuries on a sidewalk used exclusively by customers coming to and from the business, and a property owner will be responsible when a dangerous condition exists on his or her own private walkways.

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