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

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

Pedestrians often face unsafe choices as they walk along California’s streets. Sometimes, there’s almost no safe or legal way to cross a busy road. This is the issue behind California AB 2147, a new bill passed by the legislature and on its way to Governor Gavin Newsom for his signature. The bill, known as the […]

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$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 […]

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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Slower streets save lives. That’s the powerful message behind the #SlowOurStreets movement in San Francisco, which has just taken a huge step forward. Newly-passed California Assembly Bill 43 sets a lower speed limit of 20 miles per hour on numerous streets throughout the city. It’s a move that will help prevent speeding motorists from causing […]

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Trick-or-Treat Pedestrian Accidents and Halloween

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Freedom to Walk Act: What You Need to Know

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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 […]

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$100,000 Settlement for Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident

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If you’ve ever wondered what kind of settlement a California pedestrian might get after being hit by a car, please keep reading. This is the true story of one of our clients – a healthy, fit 72-year-old woman who was hit by a car on Christmas Eve in San Francisco while visiting her son, his […]

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What Happens if a Drunk Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?

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Here’s something you might not realize: Drunk driving laws apply to cyclists, too. Under California Vehicle Code 21200.5, when you’re too intoxicated to ride your bike safely, you’re breaking the law. Alcohol and drugs can turn cyclists into dangerous drivers, just like anyone else on the road. And intoxicated cyclists pose a particular risk to […]

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