Even with serious injuries, there are challenges to recovering full compensation if you were struck by a car. The driver and the insurance company blame the victim. Police reports offer few details. Witnesses become difficult to locate. If you or a family member was hit by a car, truck, bus or any other motor vehicle in the Bay Area call (650) 345-8484 or contact us online to speak to a San Mateo pedestrian accident lawyer.
The pedestrian accident attorneys in San Mateo of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, has helped many victims of pedestrian accidents and those injured while crossing intersections recover damages. We aggressively investigate and work with the necessary experts to prove that a careless driver caused your injuries or a loved one’s death.Don’t Assume Your Case is Too Small
Many people think their injuries are not severe enough to hire a San Mateo pedestrian accident lawyer. A seemingly minor injury may be more serious than you think. The damage may worsen over time or continue for months as chronic or disabling pain.
We have recovered for the catastrophic injuries common in pedestrian accidents — spinal cord damage, head trauma, multiple broken bones. But we invite you to a free case evaluation for any injury requiring medical treatment. For assistance on your case contact our pedestrian accident attorneys in San Mateo by calling (650) 345-8484 or email us today.Determining Fault in a Pedestrian Accident
Other people fail to consult a San Mateo pedestrian accident attorney because they think if was their fault — jaywalking, jogging at night, their child darted out into the street. We handled the case of an 83-year-old man who was hit as he jaywalked across four lanes of traffic on El Camino. Although he was not in a crosswalk, the insurance company paid the policy limits of $250,000.
- Drivers have a duty to watch out for pedestrians. The victim’s comparative fault can reduce compensation, but it doesn’t automatically let the driver off the hook.
- Our investigation often reveals driver negligence: distracted by a cell phone, speeding or making an illegal turn, pulled out without looking, failed to stop or yield at an intersection.
- We have sued municipalities for bad lighting, obscured road signs and other hazards that contributed to a pedestrian accident.
Witnesses are important to a pedestrian injury case, but we need to find them while the incident is fresh. We also need to preserve evidence — photos of skid marks, blood, damage to the hood, the surrounding scene.Contact a San Mateo Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today!
Call us night or day at (650) 345-8484 or contact our pedestrian accident lawyers online to arrange a free initial consultation. Our experienced San Mateo pedestrian accident lawyers take pedestrian injury cases throughout San Mateo County and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.