San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorney for Pedestrian Accidents
In 2008, 809 pedestrians were injured and 15 were killed in San Francisco alone.* These statistics give weight to the severity of pedestrian accidents in general and the need for motorists to exercise more caution when they take to the roads. Of all types of traffic accident fatalities, pedestrian fatalities were the highest. In fact, although pedestrians accounted for only 17.3% of traffic injuries, they accounted for 42.8% of traffic-related fatalities in San Francisco. These statistics indicate just how serious a pedestrian accident may be.
Were you or someone you know injured in a pedestrian-involved traffic accident in San Francisco? You may wish to discuss your options with an attorney who can answer your questions and fully address your concerns. At Pacific Attorney Group, your initial consultation is free. All you have to do is call us at 800-670-8142 to undergo your case evaluation. Our firm also works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless we are successful in recovering a settlement on your behalf.
Legal Recourse after a San Francisco Pedestrian Accident
As the victim of a pedestrian accident in San Francisco, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against whatever person caused your injuries. In a case such as this, it may be a driver who was speeding and ran through a red light or failed to exercise proper caution while on the road. The driver may have been distracted and may have therefore not seen the pedestrian or may have been drunk and therefore had impaired abilities. Whatever the circumstances, you will need to prove that the responsible party caused the accident in order to win your case. To accomplish this, your lawyer may work with expert witnesses in accident reconstruction, forensics and medicine.
a San Francisco accident attorney at our law offices for help with your pedestrian injury claim.
*Statistics collected from the California Highway Patrol (CHP).