San Francisco Pedestrian Struck by Car in Crosswalk

A 25-year-old union worker for a local utility company suffered severe injuries, including a pedestrian traumatic brain injury (TBI), when a driver turned left across a pedestrian crosswalk. The motorist’s car struck the young man and throwing him first onto the hood of the car, and then onto the street. The accident occurred in the Richmond district of San Francisco at Arguello Boulevard and Turk Street, just north of Golden Gate Park.

Pedestrian Traumatic Brain Injury is No Joke

The young pedestrian suffered fractured jaw, a fractured skull, and a traumatic brain injury. He spent several days in the hospital while doctors stabilized him, and CT scans showed an air pocket in the young man’s brain. Even after he was released from the hospital, due to the traumatic brain injury, he had severe headaches, memory loss, and difficulty performing basic everyday activities due to dizziness and general fogginess of his brain. Sadly, he even lost his hearing for a week after the accident. But, he regained it after the swelling reduced and his injuries stabilized somewhat.

Due to his injuries and the expensive procedures required to diagnose his TBI, his medical bills were piling up, and he was unable to work. His family knew he needed help, so they hired Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers to handle the details of his pedestrian accident injury case.

Insurance Coverage for Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Sally and her team immediately jumped on board to determine how much insurance coverage the at-fault driver carried, as they knew the costs of treating a pedestrian traumatic brain injury were significant. Luckily the motorist carried $250,000 of liability insurance. Although, it was not nearly enough to fully compensate the pedestrian for his TBI, other injuries and his pain and suffering, it was far beyond California’s minimum limit of $15,000 of liability coverage.

At least 1/3 of all drivers in California carry this minimum limit of $15k. Did you know that your own auto insurance can cover you if you are in a pedestrian accident?

The medical bills for ___ were approximately $72,000.

faced some challenges in the case like low insurance policy limits and strict medical lien reimbursement. However, the team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers organized the young man’s bills and worked with both the driver’s auto insurance company and the young man’s health insurance. They alleviated his stress so he could focus on his recovery and returning to work. The team recovered the full limits of the driver’s auto insurance policy, and they negotiated the young man’s bills down to increase his final net settlement.

In the end, the experienced pedestrian accident legal team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers obtained a settlement of $250,000 for the union utility worker, putting almost $100,000 in the young man’s pocket. He was relieved, and excited to move on with his life with a decent financial cushion. Another win for Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers!

Accident Client

“Last March, my partner was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. During this difficult time of healing, we knew that bills were going to pile up and his was going to be a long process. After looking at multiple law firms, we knew that Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers was going to be the best place to work with. Lauren and her team were patient, supportive and caring during his difficult time. His schedule was always busy with work and doctor appointments that his main source of communication was through email. Lauren and her team made it to where he didn’t have to worry about anything but just sending over the paper work he got from the hospital, and other bill collectors involving his incident and they worried about the rest.

Because of all their help my partner Aaron, was able to heal with less worries on his shoulders. By end of December, everything was settled and we were pleased with the results. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Lauren & the Sally Morin team. If you’re looking for a law firm for your incident, I’d definitely look at this law firm.”

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