If you are struck as a pedestrian in San Francisco, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other damages even if you were not in a crosswalk at the time. Fault isn’t always as it seems in pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in San Francisco
At the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyers represent victims of car-pedestrian accidents in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. If you have been seriously injured as a pedestrian, call us at (650) 345-8484 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Liability and Pedestrian Accidents
In California, pedestrians have the right of way when crossing at corners or other crosswalks, even if the crosswalk is in the middle of the block, at a corner without traffic lights or whether the crosswalk was marked by painted lines.
Even if you were injured while jaywalking or jogging at night, you may be entitled to compensation. California is a pure comparative fault state. This means that you can obtain compensation as long as a percentage of blame can be assigned to the driver.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers in San Francisco aggressively investigate car-pedestrian accidents. If we find evidence of driver negligence such as inattentive driving or speeding, we can hold the driver accountable. Your comparative fault may reduce compensation, but it doesn’t automatically let the driver off the hook. Drivers have a duty to watch out for pedestrians.
It’s important to contact a San Francisco pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Witnesses’ memories fade and skid marks and other evidence important to your case can disappear.
Contact a San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today!
Call us night or day at (650) 345-8484 or contact our San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyers online to arrange a free initial consultation.