Find Out if Working with a Pedestrian Accident Attorney is Right for You
Choosing to work with a pedestrian accident lawyer is not an easy decision.
There are many options, but you want someone who not only talks the talk...but also walks the walk.
You need someone who understands what it's like to have suffered a pedestrian accident, as overwhelming as this can be. Getting back on your feet should be your top priority. And you deserve an attorney who is focused on helping you recover your health and self-reliance as quickly as possible. You deserve to walk freely and without worries as you navigate the Pedestrian Accident Personal Injury Claim Process.
Knowledge is Power
Whether your pedestrian accident was today or not, this checklist will help build your case. Keep a copy in your glovebox and share it with those you love.
Learn how to make a pedestrian accident claim & whether working with an attorney is right for you. This A-Z guide covers everything in a simple Q&A format.
If you've been injured in a serious pedestrian traffic accident, knowledge is power. Learn your rights and what to avoid that could sabotage your personal injury claim.
If You've Been Injured in a San Francisco Pedestrian Accident...
16 people were killed in pedestrian accidents involving automobiles in San Francisco in 2016. Another 800 were injured in crashes—many of them enduring long recoveries and suffering long-lasting consequences. That’s simply not fair.
A pedestrian has no protection against a two ton vehicle.
And—much to our frustration—all of the safety improvements the city has made to decrease the number of pedestrian accidents in San Francisco haven’t really demonstrated any concrete results.
The Bay Area, and San Francisco in particular, is a very pedestrian accessible area. Although this is convenient, and a major reason many of us choose live here; there are a high number of pedestrian accidents each year.
Not surprisingly, pedestrian accidents in San Francisco occur mostly downtown, particularly in the Mission District, Tenderloin and streets south of Market Street and most frequently during rush hours.
Along with the benefits of walking, including decreased transportation expenses, increased physical activity and supporting the environment, come the risks of being involved in a pedestrian accident.
There are many reasons why pedestrian accidents occur in San Francisco, including texting and cell phone use, not to mention the high density factor of the City. But pedestrian accidents are much more serious than other traffic accidents, because the human body simply cannot withstand the impact of a motor vehicle the same way another vehicle can.
A motorist looking left and turning right is one of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in San Francisco. As you know, in California all a motorist needs to do is stop quickly and then turn right on red. However, drivers often forget to look to their right before turning.
Knowledge is Power
You should treat a pedestrian accident the same way you would a motor vehicle accident.
First, get immediate medical attention to anyone who is hurt and call the police.
A police report should be completed to record details of the pedestrian accident. At a minimum, you should get the insurance, driver’s license and vehicle information from any drivers involved in the accident.
It is VERY important to get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident! This is because many motorists will claim that they didn’t see the pedestrian prior to the accident. If other pedestrians were in a crosswalk, for example, they might be able to remember if the traffic lights indicated it was safe to cross at the time you crossed the street or if the car that hit you stopped for a red traffic light.
If you are physically able, you should take photos of the accident scene (cell phones are good for this purpose), and later, of your injuries.
Once you have gotten the emergency medical care you need, you should consider reaching out to a San Francisco personal injury lawyer who has a track record of getting great results in pedestrian accident cases.
Sometimes Saying Less is More
Although you should immediately report the accident to the police and cooperate with them, do not make statements to any private investigators or insurance personnel concerning the accident prior to contacting a San Francisco Pedestrian accident attorney.
Also, NEVER give your social security number to any insurance adjuster. They are NOT entitled to this information and will use it against you.
Many times pedestrians who are injured believe they can deal with the negligent party’s insurance agency themselves. The insurance company will initially seem caring and helpful desiring only to pay you a fair amount as quickly as possible.
However, they will take a recorded statement and have you examined by their own doctor, then use this information to significantly reduce the amount that you would have received if you had representation.
A successful San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyer can stop insurance company efforts to minimize your claim, and help you recover damages necessary to help with the financial needs created by the accident. This can include things such as medical costs, lost wages and, pain and suffering.
Meet Sally Morin Law, the Pedestrian Accident Specialists
You may already have a preconceived idea of how a personal injury attorney works forged by the seemingly endless aggressive and ego-centered ads on TV.
If you think they're all ambulance chasers, we can't blame you. And print ads plastered on the side of BART trains and buses just reinforces the greedy and tacky personal injury attorney stereotype.
But just one conversation with Sally, or any member of her team of legal and investigative experts, and you will dump your preconceptions.
Instead, you will discover a team of empathetic, caring, professionals who want to relieve your stress, not add to it.
While Sally can be tenacious in her representation of your interests, it is done without drama and is fact-driven; a strategy that shortstops insurance stall tactics and hastens a resolution.
If you appreciate straight talk, in English or Spanish, not legalese, you’ll be delighted with your relationship with Sally Morin Law.
We do not exaggerate the potential value of your pedestrian accident claim simply to get your business. And we will provide you with an educated opinion of what you can expect based on cases with similar circumstances and current trends.
Most importantly, we make certain that you completely understand your agreement with us, and what you can expect before we ask you to work with us.
Once you have selected us to handle your pedestrian accident case, you do not turn into just a case number. You get our focused effort to resolve your case. And we're there every step of the way to assist you with dealing with stresses brought on by the pedestrian accident.
Get Just the Help You Need
If you or a loved one has been injured, we encourage you to contact San Francisco pedestrian accident attorney, Sally Morin, to protect your rights and help guide you through what may be a life changing event.
Sally Morin Law focuses exclusively on Bay Area pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle and automobile accidents.
Limiting their practice exclusively to traffic accidents allows the team to pursue a fast paced, no drama approach. And this results in quick and solid case resolution.
Our ultimate goal is to get our client “back in the game” as quickly and stress-free as possible.
The San Francisco pedestrian accident attorneys at Sally Morin Law are committed to helping this environmentally conscious segment of the population when they are injured by motorists. Pedestrians, who are so important to our community, deserve to walk the streets of our cities without fear of injury.
We differ from many other San Francisco pedestrian attorney firms in that:
The best way to understand the Sally Morin Law’s process is to review what our past clients have to say about their experience. If you are looking for a talented, professional team with a proven record of success in pedestrian accident cases and you value a low stress, no hype experience… you need to submit your case for a free, no obligation review now.
You need a personal injury attorney who KNOWS pedestrian accident cases!
PEDESTRIAN OFFERED $65,000 GETS ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS with SALLY MORIN LAW
A 25 year-old art student was hit by a Yellow Cab when she was walking within a crosswalk in the SOMA district of San Francisco.
She was thrown onto the cab’s hood, and then plummeted to the ground.
The cab driver kept driving until passengers in the cab advised him to stop. As a result of the auto vs. pedestrian accident, she incurred a pelvis fracture.
Initially, the offered settlement was only $65,000.
Knowing the offer was ridiculous and nowhere near the reasonable value of the case, Morin filed the lawsuit and proceeded through litigation to press for a fair settlement. She took the case to mediation where she obtained a settlement of $937,500 for her young pedestrian client.
$155,000 SETTLEMENT for SAN FRANCISCO PEDESTRIAN
A 47 year-old editor for Monster.com was hit by a car while walking within the confines of a marked crosswalk in San Francisco. As he crossed the street, a car stopped at the stop sign, but then accelerated into him.
Apparently, the driver (insured with State Farm Insurance) did not see him. As a result, he suffered a fractured scapula, which was repaired with a surgery at Kaiser San Francisco. He also underwent three months of physical therapy after the surgery.
Luckily, he found personal injury attorney Sally Morin and was able to recover his medical expenses and small loss of earnings (he missed only 2 weeks of work, as he was eager to continue with his important work projects).
He opted to settle just one month after making his settlement demand for the fair amount of $155,000.
So there you have it. All that’s missing is you taking the first step. It’s your call…literally. Why not pick up the phone now and call 415-413-0033 or click on the yellow button below.
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