$500,000 Pedestrian Accident Settlement

$500,000 Pedestrian Accident Settlement

An elderly California resident was struck by a car while walking home from the grocery store. She was using the crosswalk at 7th Avenue and Judah Street in the Sunset District of San Francisco when a driver failed to yield the right-of-way and turned left.  California pedestrian accidents like this are all too common and […]

Read More…

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month

pedestrian accidents

Please be advised that the following topic is for informational purposes only and not a legal matter currently handled by our firm. If you need further assistance regarding this particular topic, you can contact your local Bar Association for a referral to an attorney who may be able to address your inquiry in more detail. October is […]

Read More…

Legalizing Safe Street Crossings: What You Need to Know About AB 2147

Legalizing Safe Street Crossings: What You Need to Know About AB 2147

Please be advised that the following topic is for informational purposes only and not a legal matter currently handled by our firm. If you need further assistance regarding this particular topic, you can contact your local Bar Association for a referral to an attorney who may be able to address your inquiry in more detail. Pedestrians often […]

Read More…

$100,000 California Pedestrian Accident Settlement

$100,000 Pedestrian Accident Settlement

A California woman was hit while walking through a crosswalk when a driver ran a stop sign and drove through the intersection. Luckily the woman survived, but she suffered severe injuries as a result of the California pedestrian accident—a two-part distal radius fracture and a left ulnar styloid fracture.  The radius fracture required open reduction […]

Read More…

Pedestrian Accidents and the Dangers of Distracted Walking

Pedestrian Accidents and the Dangers of Distracted Walking

You’ve heard that distracted driving is dangerous and against the law. What about distracted walking? When a pedestrian is too distracted to walk safely, they’re a danger to themselves and everyone else nearby. Oblivious pedestrians sometimes trip over curbs, stumble on stairs, walk into glass doors, bump into cars, or even walk straight out into […]

Read More…

New Study Shows SUVs, Pickups Hit Pedestrians More Often Than Cars Do

SUV pedestrian accident

If you’re a pedestrian who walks in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or another California city, here’s something important you should know: You’re more likely to be hit by an SUV or truck than a car. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) released a new report on pedestrian safety that shows concerning statistics about pedestrian […]

Read More…

#SlowOurStreets Update: 20 mph Coming to 7 San Francisco Streets

slow down car accidents

Please be advised that the following topic is for informational purposes only and not a legal matter currently handled by our firm. If you need further assistance regarding this particular topic, you can contact your local Bar Association for a referral to an attorney who may be able to address your inquiry in more detail. Slower streets […]

Read More…

Trick-or-Treat Pedestrian Accidents and Halloween

halloween pedestrian accident

Boo! We don’t mean to scare you, but there are two pedestrian accidents every day in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. More than 800 pedestrians die every year in California and more than 14,000 are injured! On Halloween, pedestrian accidents rise to their highest levels as kids swarm the streets in search of […]

Read More…

Slow Streets: What They Are and the Push to Make Them Permanent

slow-streets-and-push-to-permanent

San Francisco is a global trendsetter when it comes to devising innovative ways to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe on city streets. In the past 10 years, the city has launched more than 30 road improvement projects, plus 130 miles of new bike and pedestrian zones. San Francisco spends more than $25 million per year […]

Read More…

Freedom to Walk Act: What You Need to Know

freedom-to-walk-act

Is walking a criminal act? It can be. When a pedestrian becomes a jaywalker, a police officer can cite them for crossing the road outside a marked crosswalk. This sometimes triggers additional police interactions. California’s current jaywalking laws could even be creating dangerous situations between well-meaning walkers and law enforcement officers. A simple citation can […]

Read More…