Experienced Lawyers Serving San Francisco

Living in San Francisco

San Francisco is the 16th most populous city in the United States and is world-famous as a thriving hub of business, arts, and culture. It has about 881,000 people who live together within a relatively small area of about 47 square miles. It frequently lands in the Top 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Living here is like living nowhere else. There are trendsetting restaurants, iconic landmarks, quirky independently owned shops, and some of the world’s biggest and best-known companies like Uber, Visa, Airbnb, Levi Strauss, Twitter, and Yelp. Right here in the San Francisco Bay area, we have tech giants like Apple and Google who are helping to shape the world.

Of course, for someone who lives here, the city of San Francisco holds both promise and danger. We have the unfortunate honor of having one of the highest crime rates in America. We also have heavy traffic congestion and busy streets that can lead to severe traffic accidents.

Dangerous Roadways and Intersections in San Francisco

San Francisco can be a complicated place for motorists, scooter riders, motorcyclists, truckers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Although an accident can happen at any time on any road, certain roads and intersections have high rates of collisions.

Beware of these busy areas in San Francisco:

  • 2nd Street and Bryant Street
  • 3rd Street and Harrison Street
  • 4th Street and King Street
  • 6th Street and Howard Street
  • 7th Avenue and Irving Street
  • 8th Street and Folsom Street
  • 9th Street and Mission Street
  • 14th Street and Noe Street
  • 16th Street and Valencia
  • 17th Street and Vermont Street
  • 25th Avenue and Noriega Street
  • Alemany Boulevard and Foote Avenue
  • Alemany Boulevard and Niagara Avenue
  • Alemany Boulevard and San Juan Avenue
  • Arleta Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard
  • Bayshore Boulevard and Cesar Chavez Street
  • Bayshore Boulevard and Jerrold Avenue
  • Bosworth Street and Lyell Street
  • Bright Street and Randolph Street
  • Circular Avenue and Baden Street
  • Eddy Street and Jones Street
  • Fell Street and Masonic Street
  • Haight Street and Octavia Street
  • Howth Street and Ocean Avenue
  • Hyde Street and Beach Street
  • Laguna Honda Boulevard and Plaza Street
  • Locust Street and Jackson Street
  • Lombard and Fillmore intersection
  • Market Street and Mission Street
  • Market Street at the 5th Street, Gough Street, and Octavia Street intersections
  • Middle Point Road and West Point Road
  • Mission Street, especially at the busy 7th Street and 16th Street intersections
  • Naples Street and Excelsior Avenue
  • North Point and Taylor Street
  • Santos Street and Sunnydale Avenue
  • Silver Avenue and Edinburgh Street
  • South of Market and The Tenderloin
  • In a busy and dangerous corridor of San Francisco streets approaching the highway, including Geary Boulevard, Van Ness

Which Types of San Francisco Cases Do You Handle?

We help survivors of many types of severe accidents in the San Francisco area. Here’s a look at who we serve.

Pedestrians

Do you walk in the city of San Francisco? Pedestrians are vulnerable on our streets and accidents where pedestrians are hit by vehicles are on the rise. If a vehicle hits you and causes bodily injury, we can help you gather the evidence to make a persuasive insurance claim or case against the driver.

Bicyclists

A bicycle vs. vehicle accident in San Francisco can be catastrophic for the bicyclist. Sometimes a driver is too impatient, entitled, or just careless and suddenly you have life-changing injuries. We care about bicyclists – we’re cyclists ourselves! – and we have the compassion to help you build a strong case.

Scooter Riders

If you ride an electric scooter, moped, or Vespa, you know how fun and efficient these little vehicles can be. But sometimes a fun ride comes to an abrupt end when a negligent driver slams into your scooter. Here’s the good news: We help scooter owners get valuable settlements after severe injuries.

Motorcyclists

Other motorists sometimes miss seeing motorcyclists in San Francisco streets. If another driver hits you, knocks you off your bike, or does something that causes you to crash, contact us. We care about our local motorcyclists.

Car, Truck, and SUV Drivers

There’s almost an endless variety of car accidents that happen in San Francisco, and every situation is unique. Maybe a delivery driver smashed into you or you were involved in a multi-car crash due to someone’s distracted driving. If you have serious injuries and other damages, contact us.

Uber Drivers and Passengers

At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve been one of the most well-known Uber accident firms since the day Uber was founded! We can help you understand the large number of parties that are sometimes involved in these accidents so you can pursue a claim that truly respects the value of your damages.

Accidents Happen in San Francisco

Bicycle and Tesla Collide on San Francisco’s Market Street

At about 8:20 a.m. on a clear Wednesday morning in September, San Francisco police arrived at the scene of a bicycle vs. vehicle accident on Market Street. Medics were already treating the bicyclist for injuries.

The vehicle involved in the collision was a black Tesla Model 3 and its driver was from Ontario, Canada. He explained to the officer that he frequently travels between Ontario and California. His Tesla had a minor scuff on its fender.

The Tesla driver told police that he’d been driving westbound on Market Street toward Diamond Street and was attempting to make a left turn when he felt the bicyclist impact his right rear fender. He pulled to the side of the road.

The bicyclist had been riding a white specialized bike, which the officer observed now had a cracked front wheel frame. The cyclist told the officer that he had been traveling eastbound on Market Street, had the green light, and the Tesla driver turned left and stopped in the intersection without yielding to him, so his bicycle hit the Tesla.

The cyclist went to the emergency room by ambulance for further evaluation of his injuries. Following an investigation, the officer determined that the vehicle made an unsafe left turn under California Vehicle Code 21801(a) and cited him for the violation. 

What would you do if you were injured in a collision like this? It’s your right under California law to demand compensation from the person who hurt you. 

Talk to Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers about seeking high-dollar compensation for your injuries and other damages. Contact us for a free consultation about your crash case. We’re here to help you!

Illegal Left Turn Causes Motorcycle Accident With Injuries in San Francisco

Just after 7 p.m. on a Wednesday evening in San Francisco, a police officer arrived at an accident scene to find one damaged car, one driver, and one damaged motorcycle. EMTs had already transported the motorcyclist to the hospital with injuries.

The officer interviewed the vehicle driver, who said she’d been in the right lane of westbound 16th street in her 1998 Pontiac Sunfire and attempted to move into the left lane. She didn’t see the motorcyclist and “that’s when he hit my car.”

Next, the officer went to the hospital to interview the motorcyclist, who was being treated for left leg injuries and a broken collarbone. He told the officer he’d been traveling straight in the left lane of 16th Street on his 1992 Ducati Desmo when the other driver turned left in front of him from the right lane. He braked, but there was nowhere to go and his motorcycle collided with the car.

After additional investigation including examining the roadway, looking at physical evidence, and speaking to witnesses, the officer concluded that the Pontiac driver caused the accident by pulling left in front of the motorcyclist. The officer cited the Pontiac driver under CVC 22100(b) for making a prohibited left turn from the right lane.

What if you were injured in a motorcycle accident like this? It’s a horrible situation, but here’s some good news:  You have the right under California law to demand compensation from the driver who hurt you.

Talk to Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers about seeking high-dollar compensation for your injuries, bike damage, and other costs. We’ll offer you a free consultation about your motorcycle crash case because we’re here to help you!

What if I’m Not Sure Whether I Have a Case?

It’s common to wonder whether you have a case for compensation after a serious accident where you were injured. The answer isn’t simple.

In San Francisco, if you are injured by another individual, corporation, or government entity, you are legally entitled to collect monetary compensation in an amount suitable to cover your expenses and damages – however, compensation is never guaranteed.

These are the main ways you can pursue compensation:

To secure full compensation, you must demonstrate the legitimacy of your injuries, show that the accident is the cause of them, prove that you had medical costs and other hardships, and show that a certain person was the at-fault party. Your attorney can help you secure and maximize your compensation by making a case for your financial losses and damages related to your injuries.

What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?

If you’re wondering what kind of compensation you could receive in your San Francisco case, keep in mind that most injury cases are not punitive in nature and will cover only your demonstrable damages. There are two main types of damages:

  • Special damages: This includes things like car loss, property damage, medical bills, and lost earnings.
  • General damages: This is a broad category that is harder to define and may include pain, inconvenience, distress, loss of hobbies, and loss of a lifestyle with your loved ones.

Talk to your lawyer about the losses you have suffered that are changing your life and shaking up your finances. The better case you can put together, the better chance you have at receiving high-value compensation.

Nearest Emergency Services and Local California Departments

In an emergency, call 911.
For local advisories and city departments, call 311.
For personalized referrals to health and human services, call 211.

Police
San Francisco Police Department – (415) 553-0123
San Francisco Sheriff – (415) 554-7225 or (415) 553-1444
City and County of San Francisco Police Commission – (415) 837-7070

Fire
San Francisco Fire Department – In case of fire, call 911

Hospitals
UCSF Medical Center – (415) 476-1000
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital – (415) 353-6000
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center – (628) 206-8000

Local and State Government Resources
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
California’s Crisis Response
San Francisco Department of Public Health
San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
California Department of Public Health
Injury Prevention and Disaster Preparedness
Personal Safety and Preparedness

Contact Us in San Francisco

At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we truly care about the people of San Francisco and California. We’re here to help you! We believe you should be able to rest and recover while we handle the legal details.

Contact us today for a free online case evaluation or call 833-SALLY-SF.

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Our goal is simple: to seamlessly manage your accident claim so you can focus on your recovery. We’ve recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, so keep reading to learn more about why they love us.

Contact Us Local San Francisco

At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we truly care about the people of San Jose and California. We’re here to help you! We believe you should be able to rest and recover while we handle the legal details.

Contact us today for a free online case evaluation or call 877-380-8852.