Freedom to Walk Act: What You Need to Know

Is walking a criminal act? It can be. When a pedestrian becomes a jaywalker, a police officer can cite them for crossing the road outside a marked crosswalk. This sometimes triggers additional police interactions. California’s current jaywalking laws could even be creating dangerous situations between well-meaning walkers and law enforcement officers. A simple citation can […]

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What Happens if a Scooter Injures a Pedestrian?

What if you were just walking down the sidewalk and a scooter came along and hit you? It happens more often than you might think in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other cities in the Bay Area. Despite its small size, a scooter can cause severe injuries. And a pedestrian is extremely vulnerable to a […]

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Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault for an Accident?

Each day in San Francisco there are two pedestrian accidents, on average. And across California, there are thousands of accidents every year that involve injured pedestrians. Although it’s easy to blame motorists, they’re not always at fault. Often, pedestrians’ actions contribute to these accidents. Sometimes, a pedestrian is 100% to blame. Know the Facts About […]

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What if I wasn’t in a marked crosswalk when I was hit by a car?

You may have heard the saying “pedestrians always have the right of way.” Not so fast! Here in California, that’s not always true – especially if the pedestrian wasn’t walking in a marked crosswalk. Of course, motorists aren’t allowed to just run over anyone who’s not using a crosswalk either. Under the law, motorists have […]

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