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San Diego Unified School District police officer files personal injury lawsuit against three Lincoln High students

San Diego Unified School District Police Officer Bashir Abdi, 31, filed a personal injury lawsuit on Tuesday, March 8 in San Diego Superior Court, seeking damages for his hospital and medical expenses, property damage, and other losses from three teenagers. These teens, who are students at Lincoln High School in Lincoln Park, supposedly hurt him during an altercation on Feb. 26, 2016.

Abdi did not name the school district as a defendant in the lawsuit, though claimed that the district was unable to provide adequate security and other police forces on the school premises.

Daniel Gilleon, Abdi’s legal counsel, stated the school district had been “negligent”, allowing the events to occur in the first place, and that “a single officer is not sufficient and they know this”.

Our attorneys at Ritter & Associates are well-versed and are experienced in efficiently handling personal injury lawsuits. If you need an attorney to litigate your personal injury case for you in San Diego or other areas in California, do not hesitate to get in touch with us by calling (619) 296-0123 today.


How long will I have to file my claim?

Under the laws of our state, you will have exactly two years from the time of your accident to file your claim.  If you choose not to file a claim within this period of time—otherwise known as a statute of limitation—you will have forfeited your right to file a claim against the responsible party in the future.

One thing that is important to note here is that that this period of time only begins the moment you become aware of an accident, not necessarily the time you sustained the injury.  This distinction is important for people who sustain injuries that are not immediately apparent; for instance, the cumulative effects of a dangerous pharmaceutical may take years to become apparent.

If you or someone you love was injured in an accident that was caused by the carelessness or recklessness of another person, you may be able to take legal action against the party found to be responsible for the accident.  To speak with a San Diego personal injury attorney from Ritter & Associates about the particulars of your claim, please call our offices at (619) 296-0123 today.


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