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If your property suffered flood damage and you think the City of San Diego is responsible, you need to file a flooding claim against the City of San Diego. Here’s how.

Step 1) Get The San Diego Claim Form Online

Here is the paperwork you need.

Step 2) Understand The San Diego Claim Form

Understand what you need to complete, and why. Some information is required, other information is not required.

You have to explain what happened and why you think the City of San Diego is responsible for what happened. You don’t want to make a mistake in completing the required information.

Step 3) Complete And Submit The San Diego Claim Form

Complete the form and provide any supporting documentation like estimates, photos, and videos. You have to sign the form under oath, so tell the truth.

The form tells you where you must send the form, and how you must send it. Follow those instructions.

Step 4) Follow The Timelines

If the flooding injured you or damaged your personal property (car, clothes, appliances), you need to complete and submit the form within 6 months of the date of the flooding. See Govt Code § 911.2.

If the flooding damaged your real property (home, land), you have 12 months to complete and submit the form. See Govt Code § 911.2.

After you submit the claim, the City of San Diego has 45 days to respond. Their response will either be 1) rejection; 2) acceptance; or 3) rejection and acceptance.

You can guess what the normal response is. Once the claim is rejected, you have 6 months from the date the rejection was mailed to file a lawsuit against the City of San Diego.

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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.


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