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Get Your Feet Back Under You

It can feel like the end of the world after you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in Oakland. The pain and suffering make it feel like you have to climb that hill to recovery all by yourself. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Finding the right pedestrian accident attorney in Oakland can mean the difference between getting lost in legal limbo and getting back on your feet fast with the compensation you deserve.

The experienced legal professionals at Sally Morin Law know how devastating an accident can be, how it can derail your everyday life, and how it can have a lasting impact for months—even years—after you’ve been given a clean bill of health. That’s why we work so tirelessly to settle your claim as quickly as possible to help you get your life back on track.

The Financial Cost of a Personal Injury Accident in Oakland

In addition to the pain and suffering, a pedestrian accident in Oakland can take a tremendous bite out of your finances. Many times such devastating crashes leave victims out of work for weeks or months at a time. Unfortunately medical service providers don’t feel the need to cap the cost of their services.

In Oakland:

  • An ambulance ride can cost between $1,300 and $2,000 or more
  • An ER visit can run between $600 and $5,000 without any special services
  • A single day as an inpatient at Alameda County Medical Center costs, on average, $12,000
  • A procedure with an orthopedic surgeon runs upwards of $10,000

Imagine trying to cover that cost without health insurance or without a settlement from the at fault party’s insurance company. It could cripple a family for years even after the victim was able to go back to work.

The Quickest Path to Financial Recovery

Seeking a fair settlement is the quickest path to financial recovery available to pedestrian accident victims in Oakland. Why? Because insurance companies are more likely to pay a fair settlement without a fight. This means:

  • Less time haggling
  • A smaller chance of escalating your case to a California court
  • Less time your dependent on your savings (if you even have any)

The experienced Oakland pedestrian accident attorneys at Sally Morin Law will fight for every penny you deserve. But we’re not here to line our pockets. We won’t fill your head with promises of astronomical settlements like some attorneys out there. We work hard to get honest people like you the financial break they need to concentrate on their recovery.

We’ll Help You Over the Finish Line:

A Different Kind of Personal Injury Lawyer

At Sally Morin Law we limit the type of personal injury cases we take on. In fact, we don’t many of the cases presented to us. We’re selective about our clients. This lets us focus our passion for helping accident victims on hardworking individuals who just need a hand. And there’s nothing more rewarding for us than seeing a victim get back on their feet.

Because we only focus on car, bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian accident cases in Oakland, we have become experts at getting the results you need. We have successfully negotiated settlements for hundreds of clients resulting in millions of dollars of financial compensation for individuals injured by reckless or negligent drivers in The Bay Area.

Why do people choose us?

  • We’re honest 100%—we’ll tell you what your case is worth, what needs to happen to succeed, and what you can expect along the way
  • We’re experts, able to anticipate any potential roadblocks before they become problems
  • We answer our phone calls (and emails) as soon as possible and never leave you in the dark
  • YOU are our #1 priority—not our wallets or egos
  • We offer low-stress accident claim resolution

Like a Walk in the Park:

Hands-Free Accident Claim Resolution

We know you need time to recover. We know that stress and worrying about the status of your accident claim won’t help you get any better. And we know that being hounded by insurance companies and bill collectors is counterproductive. That’s why we offer hassle-free claim management the first day!

From the moment we take your case, a weight is lifted off your shoulders. We handle everything!

  • We contact all invested parties (police investigators, insurance adjusters, doctors/hospitals, bill collectors, witnesses, experts) and tell them we’ll be handling your case.
  • We collect all the evidence you need to support your claim (crucial if you choose to go to court)
  • We negotiate with medical service providers to decrease your financial obligations (so you can keep more of the money you receive)
  • We pressure insurance adjusters to pay what you deserve—not what they think your claim is worth.

But throughout that process we’ll be in touch—you’re never left out of the loop. And when it comes time to make big decisions (like whether or not to take your case to trial) we can offer sound advice and all the information you need to make a well-formulated choice.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident in Oakland

Chances are you won’t be thinking like yourself immediately after you accident. That’s perfectly normal. A crash is traumatic and disrupts your brain as much as it does your body. The first thing you should do immediately after any accident is seek medical attention—regardless of your ability to pay.

The next thing you should do is contact an Oakland personal injury attorney. Why? Because time is not on your side.

With every day that passes the likelihood of receiving a financial settlement that’s fair and just decreases. Evidence can get misplace, reports can get lost, eyewitnesses can forget details.

Worse yet, insurance adjusters will be contacting within days (maybe even hours) of your accident trying to pressure you into accepting payments that are far below what you may actually be entitled to. It’s their job . . . but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. Worse yet, anything you say to them can be used to decrease your eventual settlement.

That’s why you need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Oakland like those at Sally Morin Law.

Are We the Right Lawyers for You?

Are you an honest, hardworking person who has suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault? Do you worry that the financial burden this accident has put on your life might be crippling? Is your number one priority protecting your family in this time of crisis and getting back on your feet?

If so, you may just be the type of accident victim we’d love to help. Learn more about us or submit your case quickly and confidentially. We’ll get back to you ASAP but if you’d like to speak with a real person, give us a call at (510) 858-2231 today.

You’re Not At Fault for Pedestrian Accidents–Oakland Drivers Are

Negligent, reckless, or careless drivers are at fault in most of the pedestrian accidents in Oakland (with few exceptions). Three of the main contributing factors to these car/pedestrian collisions are:

  • Speeding
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Failure to yield

Speed Kills

Speed is the top contributing factor to all pedestrian accidents in Oakland and it’s responsible for most fatal accidents. Why? Speed adds force. Force intensifies the impact. A pedestrian has a 90% chance of surviving being struck by a car if that car is travelling 23 MPH or less. That chance for survival drops for every mile per hour above that and at 50 MPH 75% of victims will die.

Alcohol Makes Drivers Dangerous

Alcohol can impair a driver’s reaction time, their ability to see pedestrians, and their judgement. Many impaired drivers involved in pedestrian accidents in Oakland face jail time. However, victims can seek civil penalties and financial settlements regardless of whether the at fault driver is arrested or not.

Pedestrians Own the Road Too!

Failure to yield is one of the most common types of pedestrian accidents in Oakland. Many drivers push through, fail to react in time, or simply don’t see victims before it’s too late.

So contact us today or fill out this online form to get started right now.

We help you back on your feet!

Our team of personal injury lawyers in Oakland exclusively handles

Serious Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Motorcycle Accidents ONLY

Traffic crashes are the #1 public health risk in Oakland!

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Why Choose Us?

As personal injury attorneys in Oakland we are selective about the clients we work with.
To find out if we’re the right firm for you, ask yourself these five questions:

 

checkbox1. Have you been in a pedestrian, motorcycle or bicycle accident in Oakland?

 

checkbox2. Did you suffer major injuries (broken bones, surgeries, hospitalization)?

 

checkbox3. Do you want to get back to work (and your normal life) ASAP?

 

checkbox4. Do you want a lawyer who responds promptly to your calls and emails?

 

checkbox5. Do you want a low-stress resolution of your personal injury case?

 

If you answered “yes” to most of these questions,
Sally Morin Law is a great fit and we are here to help!

We Know the System!

Our team of professional personal injury lawyers knows how the legal system works. They can:


  • Deal with insurance adjusters to get as large a settlement as you deserve

  • Negotiate directly with service providers to decrease your medical bills (make the most of the money you receive)

  • Play intermediary between you and the Oakland Police Department so your personal injury case is as strong as it can be.

We Get Results

We found Sally Morin and her team through Yelp and now after our case has been settled better than we could have ever imagined we are very happy to give her 5 stars just like everybody else does. Her whole team is beyond friendly and knowledgeable and they are just wonderful people, they have attention to detail and are very personal and prompt in their answers. They also did a great job of making the terminology of their trade understandable to us and they kept fighting for a good settlement instead of going for the easy route. They don’t have to have billboards or cheesy TV ads because they get more than enough work through referrals from clients like us.

Nicolas K.

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

Sally Morin Law works hard to get fast, solid, fair results, so that clients can get back on their feet and get back to doing what they love.

 

These results are obtained quickly through diligent and skilled settlement negotiations (and typically not through years of stressful litigation). Disclaimer

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY COMMUTER VAN IN DALY CITY RECEIVES $225K SETTLEMENT

A 50 year-old nurse’s assistant was crossing the street in Daly City in a marked crosswalk with her 12 year-old son. A commuter van made a left turn and hit the pedestrian when she was legally in the crosswalk in broad daylight. Apparently, the driver did not see the woman and her son, and therefore made a quick left turn right into the woman. The woman was thrown onto the van’s hood, and then flung to the ground. The driver of the van kept driving until he heard the pedestrian’s son screaming at him to stop. Read More…

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