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!

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If you’re someone who is considering an attorney for a personal accident, I highly recommend Sally Morin and her professional staff of attorneys. If you would like to know more details, feel free to contact me via Yelp and I would be happy to share more details. While I use Yelp quite often, I rarely post reviews… unless I’m truly blown away by great service (or angry with horrible service). If there were a sixth star, I would certainly give it to Rebecca and Sally!

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