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I don’t believe in accidents.   – Pablo Picasso

A water main break has flooded the streets of North Park again.

FOX5 San Diego anchor Jenn Karlman interviewed Evan about practical steps and liability.


What to do after the 2018 North Park water main break?

First, film your property damage using your phone.

Second, make a claim with your insurance company: renters, homeowners, condo, or auto. Your auto insurance should cover any flood damage to your auto. Understand, however, that your renters, homeowners, and condo insurance will not. Here’s a blog post explaining why flood is not covered:

Third, file a government claim against the City of San Diego. Read this blog for more info:

Who is responsible for the 2018 North Park water main break?

If the North Park water main was maintained by the City of San Diego, you should bring a claim against the City of San Diego. This has happened before. Here’s a blog post about the 2017 North Park water main break:

Victims of the flood should understand the concept of inverse condemnation. Here’s a blog with that info:

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Evan Walker

Evan W. Walker is a La Jolla attorney who has practiced law since 2008. He has practiced law throughout California, Connecticut, and Louisiana.

Evan worked for and defended insurance companies during the first 7 years of his practice. Since 2015, he has represented people with personal injury and property damage claims and insurance disputes.

Evan’s practice is devoted to serious personal injury claims and catastrophic property damage claims. Areas of focus include security claims against bars and other businesses, government tort claims, fire and flood claims, and inverse condemnation. On behalf of clients, Evan has fought insurance firms, international companies, cities, bars, and casinos.

Evan regularly shares his expertise with other attorneys by teaching courses on insurance and inverse condemnation. He has taught several continuing legal education courses to Attorney Credits, a nationwide CLE company, and ProLawCLE, another nationwide CLE company. He also contributes to various podcasts and publications.


  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, San Diego Bar Association
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member, La Jolla Bar Association
  • Member, La Jolla Village Merchants Association
  • Member, San Diego Chamber of Commerce