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Downtown San Jose has been dubbed a “Walker’s Paradise” by WalkScore (a website 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 see the darker side of our street, the scary side, the painful side.

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! How many friends and family do you have? 200? 300? Each one of them stands roughly a 1-in-8 chance of being involved in a crash while on foot.

That rate 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.

We Walk Tall When You Can’t

A Different Type of Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Sally Morin and our team of experienced pedestrian accident attorneys in San Jose are a breed apart, exclusively handling 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. 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.

Want to learn more about the team of attorneys here at Sally Morin Law? Read about us here.

But that’s not all that makes us different.

Honest Lawyers Working for You!

Our pedestrian accident lawyers are honest. We’ll tell you how much you can realistically expect and work hard to get every penny you deserve.

We factor in:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost financial support
  • Rehab/prescription costs
  • And more.

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.

Get Back on Your Feet Fast!

Full Service Pedestrian Accident Attorneys for Hassle-Free Claim Resolution

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:

  • Insurance adjusters—to get the fair settlement you deserve
  • Police—to secure the evidence and reports you may need
  • Medical service providers—to lower your financial obligations (letting you keep more of your settlement)
  • Witnesses—to lock-in crucial accident details

All you have to do is relax and recover.

You Never Walk Alone

Throughout the process of your pedestrian accident case we’ll keep you informed. We’ll 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.

Fill out this brief form to see if you have a pedestrian accident case. It’s quick, confidential and secure. Want to speak with someone right now, give us a call at (408) 878-3070.

Start on the Right Foot

Can Our San Jose Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Help You?

Are you a hardworking, honest individual whose been seriously injured by a negligent, careless, or reckless driver in San Jose?

Do you want the help you need to get the money you deserve without all the headaches?

Do you want a personal injury attorney who will fight for you without leaving you in the dark?

If you answered “yes,” we can help. Let our experience work for you and get back on your road to recovery today.

How Long Will it Take You to Get Back on Your Feet?

Accidents Can Change Your Life Forever

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 survive. Say you only suffer a broken leg. It can cost you up to tens of thousands of dollars to get back on your feet again.

  • The average ambulance ride in San Jose costs at least $2,000
  • An ER visit runs around $11,000
  • A day in San Jose Regional Hospital costs an average of $30,000

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 your recovery by getting the compensation you deserve.

You’re Not At Fault for Pedestrian Accidents–San Jose Drivers Are

Negligent, reckless, or careless drivers are at fault in most of the pedestrian accidents in San Jose (with few exceptions). Three of the main contributing factors to these car/pedestrian collisions are:

  • Speeding
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Failure to yield

Speed Kills

Speed is the top contributing factor to all pedestrian accidents in San Jose and it’s responsible for most fatal accidents. Why? Speed adds force. Force intensifies the impact. A pedestrian has a 90% chance of surviving being struck by a car if that car is travelling 23 MPH or less. 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 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.

So contact us today or fill out this online form to get started right now.

We help you back on your feet!

Our team of personal injury lawyers in San Jose exclusively handles

Serious Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Motorcycle Accidents ONLY

Traffic crashes are the #1 public health risk in San Jose!

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Why Choose Us?

As personal injury attorneys in San Jose we are selective about the clients we work with.
To find out if we’re the right firm for you, ask yourself these five questions:

 

checkbox1. Have you been in a pedestrian, motorcycle or bicycle accident in San Jose?

 

checkbox2. Did you suffer major injuries (broken bones, surgeries, hospitalization)?

 

checkbox3. Do you want to get back to work (and your normal life) ASAP?

 

checkbox4. Do you want a lawyer who responds promptly to your calls and emails?

 

checkbox5. Do you want a low-stress resolution of your personal injury case?

 

If you answered “yes” to most of these questions,
Sally Morin Law is a great fit and we are here to help!

We Know the System!

Our team of professional personal injury lawyers knows how the legal system works. They can:


  • Deal with insurance adjusters to get as large a settlement as you deserve

  • Negotiate directly with service providers to decrease your medical bills (make the most of the money you receive)

  • Play intermediary between you and the San Jose Police Department so your personal injury case is as strong as it can be.

We Get Results

We found Sally Morin and her team through Yelp and now after our case has been settled better than we could have ever imagined we are very happy to give her 5 stars just like everybody else does. Her whole team is beyond friendly and knowledgeable and they are just wonderful people, they have attention to detail and are very personal and prompt in their answers. They also did a great job of making the terminology of their trade understandable to us and they kept fighting for a good settlement instead of going for the easy route. They don’t have to have billboards or cheesy TV ads because they get more than enough work through referrals from clients like us.

Nicolas K.

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

Sally Morin Law works hard to get fast, solid, fair results, so that clients can get back on their feet and get back to doing what they love.

 

These results are obtained quickly through diligent and skilled settlement negotiations (and typically not through years of stressful litigation). Disclaimer

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY COMMUTER VAN IN DALY CITY RECEIVES $225K SETTLEMENT

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. Read More…

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