Need Help from a Pedestrian Lawyer and Hope to Avoid Going to Trial?

Find Out if Working with Sally Morin Law is Right for You

Along with the health benefits of walking, like decreased transportation costs and helping the environment, come risks. 

Because let's face it, there is no competition when a moving two-ton vehicle hits an unprotected pedestrian, no matter what the speed of the collision.

Often times, these accidents can be devastating, resulting in serious injuries like broken bones, head trauma, or injuries requiring surgery. 

And more often than not, pedestrian accident clients face a long road to recovery. 

Pedestrian accidents often represent a huge financial and emotional setback for the injured party: with medical bills piling up, lost wages, and frustration of dealing with police, insurance adjusters, doctors, and bill collectors... all while trying to recover from  injuries.

At Sally Morin Law, you get a pedestrian accident attorney who specializes in offering a stress-free and full-service personal injury solution to those injured as a pedestrian. 

Keep reading to learn more.

Distracted Driving is On the Rise, and Pedestrians are Paying the Price

Across California, distracted driving from cell phones and other electronic devices has caused a rise in pedestrian accidents, as drivers fail to yield fully in time or make turns without properly scanning the intersection.

And while the number of fatal pedestrian accidents in San Francisco was steady at 31 in the last two years, the same can't be said for Southern California. 

In Los Angeles alone, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents has risen 25% in just the last six years. With the vast majority of these accidents being caused needlessly by distracted drivers. 

Pedestrian Accident Clients Need a No-Stress, Full-Service Solution

At Sally Morin Law, our pedestrian accident clients often face a long, hard road to recovery. And this often involves not just surgery and rehabilitation, but long-term therapy and missed work. 

And that's why our attorneys step-in to handle every last detail of building and presenting your case. From the day you sign, you will never have to deal with another insurance adjuster, police officer, or witness again.

And when it come time to make your claim, our team are experts in negotiating the full-and-fair value on behalf of our pedestrian accident clients.

Recently, we re-negotiated a settlement from $65,000 to $937,500 after refusing the insurance company's initial offer and taking the case to mediation.

Why You Should Work with Sally Morin Law

  • We understand how devastating most pedestrian accidents can be and will work diligently to make your case stress and hassle free, so you can focus on your recovery
  • You value an attorney team that makes YOU their top priority, not their wallets or their egos.
  • You aren't out to make a payday, but you DO want to maximize your reward to cover all medical costs, lost work and wages, and pain and suffering.

Types of Pedestrian Injuries We Represent

Broken Bones

Head Trauma

Injuries Requiring Surgery

Let's Maximize Your Claim!

Why risk sabotaging your personal injury claim by trying to handle it alone?

Get your no cost, risk-free case evaluation. And get peace of mind.

If at any time within the first 30 days of signing with Sally Morin Law you are not 100% satisfied with the quality and care of service you receive from our attorneys, we will cancel your contract at no cost so that you can seek different representation. No questions asked.

Recent Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Reviews

Andrew K.

Pedestrian Hit in Crosswalk on Presidio Avenue at Bush Street

I am not a litigious person at all, and would not previously have given thought to hiring a personal injury attorney. However, after being struck by a car as a pedestrian while walking across a crosswalk with the right of way, sustaining injuries and requiring ambulance transport to SFGH for emergency medical care, I expected a fair offer from the driver’s insurance company afterwards. Instead, they provided an insultingly lowball offer barely above the cost of medical expenses, and after a short period it became clear that negotiating with them on my own would be futile. After searching around for an attorney who seemed fair, well-qualified, reasonable, and not overbearing, I decided to go with Sally Morin.

I have been very pleased with her work on my behalf, which over the course of several months included negotiating with the insurance company, seeking out the defendant when he unfortunately proved to be evasive, reducing the cost of my medical bills, and ultimately arriving at a fair settlement far (thousands of dollars) above what the original offer was. This helped save me a considerable amount of both time and stress. Sally kept me apprised along the way with what was going on and was honest in her work, taking at the end an entirely reasonable percentage fee for her services.

I appreciate all of Sally’s efforts and am glad I went with her. I would absolutely recommend her to others if a similar unfortunate situation were to arise.

Gabriel V.

Jogger Hit by Car on Vicente Street at 23rd Avenue in San Francisco's Sunset District

Recently, I was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which I was hit by a driver while jogging! Never being in this type of situation and at the time really needing help dealing with the headache of hospital bills and insurance coverage I turned to Sally Morin for help. After speaking with multiple lawyers Sally Morin Law got back to me immediately and developed a trusted rapport that lasted through out my case. As soon as I selected their law services they began working on my case immediately. I am forever grateful for their services and will be recommending them to anyone that is involved in a personal injury case. Their straight forwardness from start to finish and responsiveness are top notch.

Joanna B.

Sally helped me through a tough personal injury case and her staff were caring, diligent, and honest. I can't say enough good things about Sally. At a time when I had enough on my hands just healing, Sally was there to handle the settlement, so I could just focus on walking again and getting back to work. If you have a personal injury case, you definitely want Sally on your side!

Pedestrian Lawyer FAQ's and Resources

What are the major causes of pedestrian accidents?

Usually a pedestrian is injured due to negligence by a vehicle operator, including:

  • failure to yield 
  • motorist looking left while turning right
  • distracted driving (texting and cell phone use)
  • speeding
  • alcohol use

What should I do after I've been hit as a pedestrian?

You should treat a pedestrian accident the same way you would any other traffic accident. 

1. Immediately get medical attention, even if you are uninsured.

2. Contact the police and have them generate a report.

3. Collect the name, driver's license details, vehicle and insurance information of the driver.

4. If possible, gather the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident (very important). 

5. If you are capable, take photos of the accident scene, and later, your injuries, with your cell phone.

6. Contact a pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Can I make a claim if I was not using a marked crosswalk to cross the street when I was struck?

Yes! As long as you were crossing at an intersection and not jaywalking.

How is negligence / liability determined in pedestrian accident case?

Many people falsely believe the myth that a driver is always at fault when involved in a vehicle on pedestrian accident. This is not true. 

Negligence, and ultimately liability, is determined by a variety of factors, including:

  • Did the driver yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian at a crosswalk (marked or not)?
  • Did the driver pass another vehicle stopped at crosswalk?
  • Was the driver illegally driving on the sidewalk?
  • Did a driver stop in a crosswalk, forcing pedestrians to walk around the vehicle and put themselves in harm's way?
  • Was the streetlight at the scene working properly?
  • Was the driver distracted?

How do I know if I have a case?

The best way to determine if your pedestrian accident claim has merits is to contact a qualified pedestrian accident attorney. At Sally Morin Law, we offer a free, no risk, no obligation, case evaluation, and you can get started online.

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