Find Out if Working with a Pedestrian Accident Attorney is Right for You
Downtown San Jose has been dubbed a “Walker’s Paradise” by WalkScore, a website that rates cities nationwide by walkability.
That shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of us—just look at the people on foot everywhere!
They stroll in the parks, shop the boutiques, walk to work, and jog for pleasure and exercise. But as a San Jose pedestrian accident attorney, I often see the darker side of the streets.
The scary side. And the painful side.
Did you know that every year there are roughly 2,300 pedestrian accidents in San Jose?
That’s about 2.4 collisions with automobiles per every 1,000 people!
That means you, your friends and family each stand roughly a 1-in-8 chance of being involved in a crash while on foot.
That number is much lower than most of the cities in Southern California, but it’s still too high.
Worse yet, 5% of those accidents cause injuries classified as “severe”—meaning broken bones, head trauma, ambulance rides, and hospital stays.
Knowledge is Power
Whether your pedestrian accident was today or not, this checklist will help build your case. Keep a copy in your glovebox and share it with those you love.
Learn how to make a pedestrian accident claim & whether working with an attorney is right for you. This A-Z guide covers everything in a simple Q&A format.
If you've been injured in a serious pedestrian traffic accident, knowledge is power. Learn your rights and what to avoid that could sabotage your personal injury claim.
Choosing to Work with an Attorney is Never an Easy Decision
If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident anywhere in San Jose, it can change your life in a heartbeat—regardless of how bad your injuries are.
Say you're lucky and you survive.
Maybe you only walk away with a broken leg.
But even that can cost you into the tens of thousands of dollars to get back on your feet again.
And if you're one of the 14% of San Joseans who don’t have health insurance, paying all that back can cripple your household budget—especially if you can’t return to work quickly!
But with the help of an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in San Jose, you can ease the pain of recovery by getting the compensation you deserve.
If You've Been Injured in a San Francisco Pedestrian Accident...
Negligent, reckless, or careless drivers are at fault in most of the pedestrian accidents in San Jose, with very few exceptions.
And the three leading contributing factors to these car-on-pedestrian collisions are: speeding, alcohol consumption, and failure to yield.
Speed is the top contributing factor to all pedestrian accidents in San Jose and it’s responsible for most fatal accidents.
Because speed adds force. And force intensifies the impact.
Did you know a pedestrian has a 90% chance of surviving being struck by a car if that car is travelling 23 MPH or less?
But that chance for survival drops for every mile per hour above that.
And at 50 MPH, 75% of victims will die.
Alcohol Makes Drivers Dangerous
Alcohol can impair a driver’s reaction time, their ability to see pedestrians, and their judgement.
Many impaired drivers involved in pedestrian accidents in San Jose face jail time.
However, victims can still seek civil penalties and financial settlements, regardless of whether the at fault driver is arrested or not.
Pedestrians Own the Road Too!
Failure to yield is one of the most common types of pedestrian accidents in San Jose.
Many drivers push through, fail to react in time, or simply don’t see victims before it’s too late.
Do You Need a Team on Your Side?
Sally Morin and our team of experienced pedestrian accident attorneys in San Jose are a breed apart.
We exclusively handle personal injury cases involving bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents.
That’s it. It’s what we do. And we’re good at it.
We know the ins and outs of the California legal system. And we understand what it takes to get insurance companies to pay what you deserve quickly.
We can also successfully take your case to court should it come to that.
But that's not all that makes us different.
We Believe in Doing Things Differently
At Sally Morin Law, our pedestrian accident lawyers are honest.
We’ll tell you how much you can realistically expect from your claim and work hard to get every penny you deserve.
We factor in:
And having that fair figure in mind is the best way to get the money you deserve fast.
Insurance companies are more likely to settle out of court -- and pay sooner -- when you’re only seeking what you deserve.
We’re selective about our clients and we know it’s not all about the money for you. It’s about keeping your family safe and secure while you recover. It’s about getting back on your feet as soon as you can. It’s about getting your life back to normal.
Let's Get You Back on Your Feet Fast
Sally Morin has been in the business of helping accident victims since the 90’s.
She knows how devastating accidents can be and how hard recovery is with the stress of a legal claim added on.
You don’t want to fight with bill collectors, insurance adjusters, police or courthouse clerks just to get the money you deserve. That’s why we do that for you.
Our expert San Jose personal injury attorneys deal directly with:
And that means all you have to do is relax and recover!
Throughout the process of your pedestrian accident case we’ll keep you informed.
We’ll promise to stay in touch whenever necessary and return your calls and email promptly.
And we’ll be at your side for every big decision. If you need advice, more information to go on, or just someone to bounce ideas off of, our attorneys are here for you.
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT SETTLES FOR $937.5K (after rejecting $65K offer) AGAINST YELLOW CAB
A 25 year-old art student was hit by a Yellow Cab when she was walking within a crosswalk. She was thrown onto the cab’s hood, and then to the ground. The cab driver kept driving until passengers in the cab advised him to stop. As a result of the car vs. pedestrian accident, she a pelvis fracture. After much medical treatment and evaluation it was determined that surgical repair of the pelvis (pubic bone) was required. Hardware was implanted and several courses of physical therapy were required for her to walk again normally.
As the pedestrian was a student, she did not have a loss of earnings claim, but she did claim a small amount for lost tuition money, as she was forced to withdraw from a semester of school to take time to recover from her injuries.
The cab driver tried to argue (at his deposition) that the pedestrian “ran into” his cab. However, the passengers of the cab provided statements that the cab driver almost attempted to flee the scene, but one of the passengers stayed in the cab to keep the driver at the scene.
San Jose personal injury attorney Sally Morin opened with a demand of around $1.5 million to Yellow Cab and the offer in response was only $65,000. As the offer was ridiculous and nowhere near the reasonable value of the case, Morin filed the lawsuit and proceeded through litigation to press for a fair settlement. She took the case to mediation where she obtained a settlement of $937,500 for the young pedestrian client.
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