A 50 year-old nurse’s assistant was crossing the street in Daly City in a marked crosswalk with her 12 year-old son. A commuter van made a left turn and hit the pedestrian when she was legally in the crosswalk in broad daylight.

Apparently, the driver did not see the woman and her son, and therefore made a quick left turn right into the woman. The woman was thrown onto the van’s hood, and then flung to the ground. The driver of the van kept driving until he heard the pedestrian’s son screaming at him to stop.

The pedestrian suffered damage to her teeth (one lost, two chipped and six loosened) which required extraction and surgical implants, a sprained ankle (with ligament damage), and various contusions and abrasions.

Plaintiff sought ambulance, ER, orthopedic, neurological, podiatric, pain management and chiropractic treatment to resolve her injuries. She sought $27,000 in past medical costs, $13,000 in past loss of earnings, and $24,000 in future medical costs and loss of earnings.

The expert pedestrian accident attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers’ San Francisco personal injury law firm worked hard to negotiate a good settlement for her client prior to filing a lawsuit, but her demand of $427,500.00 was met with only an offer of $81,257.00. Therefore, she filed suit to get a fair result for her client. After filing suit, engaging in litigation and taking the case to mediation, the parties agreed to a settlement of $235,000.00, which the pedestrian was very pleased to receive, so that she could move on with her life and move past her pedestrian accident.

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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