Choosing a pedestrian accident lawyer is not easy. There are many options, but you want someone who not only talks the talk… but also walks the walk.
At Sally Morin Law we understand what it’s like to have suffered a pedestrian accident, and how overwhelming this can be. We know that getting back on your feet is your top priority. We want to help you recover your health and self-reliance as quickly as possible. We want to help you walk freely and without worries.
What sets us apart
We keep our feet on the ground
We live, work and walk in San Francisco. We know how crazy the City streets can be and how vulnerable pedestrians are here.
What you WON’T get with us: drama, ego, outlandish or “overreaching” claims or BS
What you DO get with us: a dedicated, hardworking and experienced team
Working with us means you have a team who is focused ONLY on pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle and car accidents. We focus our time, resources and energy on YOUR case. Our attention is not distracted and our skills are not diluted by practicing a wide range of areas personal injury law.
We’re a highly efficient and focused team who will work tirelessly to deliver the results you need in order to move on from the accident and get back to your life.
One step back…
Two steps forward
We get you back on your feet
We have successfully handled over 50 pedestrian accident cases in the San Francisco Bay Area and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including several six-figure settlements and a million dollar pedestrian accident settlement.
PEDESTRIAN IS OFFERED $65,000…
SHE GETS ONE 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 a pelvis fracture.
The pedestrian suffered $53,369 in past medical costs, $34,609 in future medical costs, and $3,600 for lost tuition. San Francisco personal injury attorney Sally Morin opened with a demand of around $1.5 million and the offer in response was only $65,000. As 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.
$155,000.00 SETTLEMENT FOR SAN FRANCISO PEDESTRIAN
A 47 year-old editor for Monster.com was a hit by a car as a pedestrian walking within the confines of a marked crosswalk in San Francisco. As he was in the crosswalk, 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. He found personal injury attorney Sally Morin 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 quickly (just one month after making his settlement demand) for the fair amount of $155,000.
We are selective
"My wife was a victim of a pedestrian crosswalk accident. She sustained head injuries and was hospitalized following the accident. We hired Sally to pursue a case against the responsible party who struck her from behind while she had the right of way. We received a low-ball offer which would have barely covered the medical bills, but Sally rejected it and moved ahead with litigation proceedings. Minutes before my wife's scheduled deposition, the defendant's insurance company caved and Sally negotiated a more reasonable settlement. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and stood up for my wife against the insurance company. The final settlement was TRIPLE the original offer and we were pleased to finally put this ordeal behind us. My wife and I would highly recommend Sally and her associates to anyone in need of legal representation.
Sally you are the best!" - Aaron W.
"Some time ago I was run over by a car, on the sidewalk no less by a woman who confused her pedals. I ended up with a torn ACL, fractured knee... I had just found out my wife was pregnant, and we were in the middle of moving out of the city. Needless to say it was a very confusing and stressful time. I found Sally Morin on Yelp, gave it a go, and boy did I make the right decision. She was amazing, as was her team. Even though the woman who ran me over had minimal insurance coverage, far too small to cover the entire medical costs, Sally managed to negotiate with my insurance company to get them to reduce their costs by more than 2/3ds. Not only that but she halved her own fee, so that not only were all my costs covered but I was able to get a little extra money. If you want a lawyer who will put your own needs above her own financial gain, Sally is that person. Amazing, never thought such lawyers existed, but Sally has proven me wrong. Definitely would recommend her to anyone needing a personal injury attorney. " - Codin P. / Palo Alto, CA
"Sally Morin is an incredibly effective personal injury attorney, but just as important, she's personable and caring. I was hit by a car as I was walking in a crosswalk, had the ambulance ride to the hospital, etc. and was really lucky to get out of there with "just" a blown-out knee. Reconstructive knee surgery and 3 months of intensive physical therapy in addition to the ambulance and ER added up to a whopping bill. I knew I needed a lawyer but didn't know where to turn - except to Yelp - and this is where I found Sally. She totally lived up to her perfect 5 stars. I couldn't face hobbling downtown on crutches so she met with me near my home after business hours, explained the whole process in detail and answered all my questions. The really great stroke of luck in all this was that the guy who hit me had a huge liability policy. Sally said matter-of-factly that she would immediately get the ENTIRE AMOUNT signed over from the insurance company, and go from there to negotiate reduced charges for my medical bills. Which is exactly what happened. I wound up getting a generous settlement that lessened the pain of knowing that my knee will never be the same. " - Beverly W.
Our goal is to help those pedestrian accident victims who really need it. We serve people with serious pedestrian accident injuries who are looking for an attorney to take care of THEM. That´s what we focus on: helping our clients reduce stress, maintain their positive outlook on life and get back to their lives, work and families as quickly as possible.
Choose your pedestrian accident attorney wisely
You may already have a preconceived idea of how a personal injury attorney works forged by the seemingly endless aggressive, ego-centered ads on TV and plastered on the side of BART trains and buses.
One conversation with Sally or any member of her team of legal and investigative experts and you will dump your preconceptions to 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. We will provide you with an educated opinion of what you can expect based on cases with similar circumstances and current trends.
We make certain that you completely understand our agreement and what the expectations are 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 to assist you with dealing with stresses brought on by the pedestrian accident.
We differ from many other San Francisco pedestrian attorney firms in that:
- We don’t take every case presented. We look for clients that have been seriously hurt and whose lives are significantly inconvenienced or disrupted by the accident. We have no interest in “nuisance cases” that are motivated by simple financial gain or getting even.
- We promptly return all email and phone messages.
- We don’t make significant decisions about your case without collaborating with you first. We don’t force settlements on you or require you to take the case to trial. It’s your lawsuit, and you are in charge. We are simply here to advise you and be your partner in doing what is best for you.
- When negotiations are deadlocked, and if you agree, we will litigate the case in court. That’s something that most personal injury attorneys try to avoid as it takes a certain skill set. Sally has litigated numerous pedestrian accident cases and has been a trial attorney since 1997.
- We will help negotiate to reduce your outstanding medical expenses. This work puts more money in your pocket after all is said and done.
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!
What to do if you are in a pedestrian accident?
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 the 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 reach out to a San Francisco personal injury lawyer who has a track record of getting great results in pedestrian accident cases. Submit your case to Sally Morin Law – we are pedestrian accident experts!
What NOT to do when you are in a pedestrian accident
Although you should 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 your 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 such as Sally Morin, can stop insurance company efforts and help pedestrians recover damages necessary to help them with the financial needs created by the accident such as medical costs, future medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Contact one of the most sought after San Francisco pedestrian attorney firms today and start taking charge of your life again
San Francisco Bay Area expertise
SALLY IS A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WHO KNOWS THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. SHE AND HER TEAM CAN HELP YOU.
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 resulting 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 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 (over 900). Along with the benefits of being a pedestrian (decreased transportation expenses, increased physical activity and supporting the environment) come the risks of being involved in a pedestrian accident. 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.
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. 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. Pedestrian accident attorney law firm Sally Morin Law offers up some interesting statistics and advice about what happens when those of us who travel by foot unintentionally meet those of us who travel on wheels.
San Francisco pedestrian accident attorney Sally Morin Law is 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.