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San Francisco First in Pedestrian Accidents: 800 Hit Each Year

[vc_row el_class="child__page"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s common knowledge that the Bay Area is a particularly dangerous place to drive or cycle. In fact, it has more motor vehicle accident injuries per-mile-driven than any other sizeable city in California, as stated by the Office of Traffic Safety. Unfortunately, the danger does not stop there: San Francisco may be the most dangerous place in the U.S. for pedestrians. On a typical day, two pedestrians are hit by motorists in San Francisco. When a pedestrian is hit by a car they may be lucky to only receive a few bumps or bruises, but most are not that...

Pedestrian Accident

Recent Accident In San Francisco Highlights Dangers To Pedestrians

A 71 year-old woman was arrested on February 5, 2014 after a tragic accident killed a pedestrian in San Francisco’s Sunset District. Police on scene indicated that the driver failed to yield to a 78 year-old pedestrian in a crosswalk. The driver was charged with vehicular manslaughter and later released. The driver and two passengers in the vehicle were taken to the hospital for injuries but none were life-threatening. Police Chief Greg Suhr has said police have stepped up enforcement of driving without regard for pedestrian safety. Last year 21 pedestrians died in motor-vehicle related accidents in San Francicso, the...

Pedestrian Accident

New TFA Study Confirms Walking In San Francisco Can Be Deadly

Walking in San Francisco can be hazardous to your health, according to a recent report by tourism advocacy group Transportation For America. Pedestrians make up 51.9 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the City by the Bay, which is four times the national average. A number of variables may contribute to this trend. First, the city’s topography creates dense traveling conditions for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. With nearly 1000 signaled intersections in a seven-square-mile area, pedestrians and drivers come into contact quite often. The city is also is known for its tourist destinations, such as Union Square, Pier 39, the Metreon,...

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A New California Appeals Court Decision Strengthens the Options for People Hit and Injured by Unlicensed Drivers

There are so many details that can go into building a negligence lawsuit that will generate the outcome you need to compensate you fully for the harm you suffered in your vehicle accident. One of the most essential tasks is successfully identifying everyone who is potentially liable to you – and including all of them in your lawsuit. This step is critical because, the more culpable entities and people you can sue, the better your chances of getting everything you deserve. It is also a place where it pays to have an experienced San Mateo accident lawyer on your side....

Auto AccidentsandPedestrian Accident

Growing Bike Culture Clashes With Pedestrian Safety In San Francisco

The bike culture in San Francisco, California has flourished dramatically over the last five years, but this growth has not been without consequence. Because of busy street traffic and a lack of bike lanes, riders are increasingly riding their bicycles in crowded public areas like sidewalks. While cycling on sidewalks is illegal in San Francisco, riders who fail to adhere to this law continue to injure pedestrians. Growing Bike Culture In San Francisco The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) conducted annual bicycling surveys from 2006 to 2010. During the four years between its first and most recent report, the 2010...

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Bay Area Drivers Rarely Charged for Pedestrian Accidents, Report Finds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Drivers who strike pedestrians in the Bay Area rarely face criminal charges, even when they are at fault, according to a recent report. An analysis conducted by the non-profit Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that less than half of all drivers who hit pedestrians in the Bay Area are ever charged with a crime. Furthermore, CIR found, those who are charged rarely face serious penalties if convicted. Injuries To Pedestrians Pedestrians involved in an accident with a motor vehicle are at a significant disadvantage because they don’t have the same protection that a vehicle occupant does. Seat belts, airbags, and...

Pedestrian Accident

Your Legal Options in California if You, as a Pedestrian, Have Been Hurt by a Hit-and-Run Driver

Anytime you are a pedestrian who was injured in a vehicle accident (or you have a loved one who was killed in a pedestrian collision,) it is definitely a painful, stressful, and difficult time. That stress inevitably goes even higher if the driver who hit you or your loved one fled the scene of the accident without stopping. While being hurt by a hit-and-run driver may make your injury lawsuit case more challenging, your case is far from impossible. A skilled San Mateo pedestrian accident attorney can help you get the most out of your case, even if it involved...

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A California Pedestrian Hit by a Car, a Truck, and an SUV Dies in Bay Area

Any time you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, your family’s loss is monumental. Sometimes, though, the facts surrounding your loved one’s death may be unclear or incomplete. When they are, you have no less need for compensation, but you may have a significantly more complex pathway to getting that compensation. Whether your case is straightforward or anything but, make sure you have a strong San Mateo injury attorney representing you to put forward the strongest possible case. Anyone who’s watched enough crime shows or sat through first-year law school classes has probably heard the tale of...

Pedestrian AccidentandVehicle Accident

An Allegedly Impaired Driver Triggers a Multi-Vehicle Crash in Northern California that Kills One Pedestrian

When you lose a loved one due to the negligent or reckless conduct of another, you are doubtlessly traumatized. You may be in shock. You may feel at a loss for what to do. Even in this overwhelming circumstance, after you’ve taken the time to take care of yourself and your family, take the time to contact a knowledgeable San Mateo wrongful death attorney. Your family has suffered an invaluable personal loss, but has also suffered an economic loss, as well. The right legal action can help with the financial damage this accident has caused. A terrible auto accident near...

Auto AccidentsandPedestrian AccidentandWrongful Death

What You Can Do in California if You’ve Been Hurt by a Hit-and-Run Driver

Anytime you are injured (or a loved one is killed) in an auto accident, it is an incredibly stressful time. That stress and pain only go up exponentially when the driver who caused the accident flees the scene. Just because the person who hurt you was a hit-and-run driver, that doesn’t mean that you have no options to recover any compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. There are still ways to get the money you need, so be sure to reach out without delay to an experienced San Mateo car accident attorney about pursuing your case. Fatal hit-and-run accidents occur...

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