What Happens if a Drunk Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?

Here’s something you might not realize: Drunk driving laws apply to cyclists, too. Under California Vehicle Code 21200.5, when you’re too intoxicated to ride your bike safely, you’re breaking the law. Alcohol and drugs can turn cyclists into dangerous drivers, just like anyone else on the road. And intoxicated cyclists pose a particular risk to […]

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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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$125,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident

$125,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident

A 34-year-old marketing professional and dedicated athlete suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian vs. automobile accident at the intersection of Buchanan Street and Chestnut Street in San Francisco, California. The marketing professional suffered a fractured thigh bone and permanently crushed cartilage in her knee, resulting in chronic pain.  She was overwhelmed by all the paperwork […]

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$150,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident

$150,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident

A 27-year old sales representative and avid golfer was struck by a car as she was walking through her neighborhood in San Francisco, California. She was at the intersection of Gough and Filbert Streets in Russian Hill when she was struck on the right side, sending her body flying into the air. The young woman […]

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Do Lower Speed Limits Prevent Pedestrian and Car Collisions?

Speed Limits and Pedestrian and Car Accidents

Speed is a factor in more than half of all road accidents and one-third of all road fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So it’s common sense that we should reduce speed limits to save lives, right? Not so fast. Traffic safety research shows mixed results for reducing speed limits because drivers […]

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$67k for Pedestrian Hit by Car in Los Angeles

$67k for Pedestrian Hit by Car in Los Angeles

A 75-year-old senior accountant suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian vs. auto accident at 6th Street and Harvard Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Prior to the accident, she was incredibly active, still enjoyed going to work every day, and spent her free time exercising, gardening, and traveling with her family. Unfortunately, while out on her […]

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How Effective are Backup Cameras at Keeping Pedestrians Safe?

How Effective are Backup Cameras at Keeping Pedestrians Safe

Being backed over by a vehicle has to be one of the most terrifying things that can ever happen to someone. Your body is defenseless against the crushing impact of a two-ton vehicle. Although these accidents tend to happen at low speeds under 15 mph, extensive bodily harm occurs in an instant. You may have […]

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Running Tips to Stay Safe and Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

Running Tips to Stay Safe and Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

Running is fun and good for your health, but it’s risky too. Here in California, pedestrian-vehicle accidents have risen by about 25% since 2014. Too often, drivers fail to see runners along the roadway, on sidewalks, in crosswalks, and at intersections. There are almost 900 pedestrian deaths on our state’s roads every year, plus thousands […]

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Drivers of Expensive Cars Are More Likely to Hit Pedestrians

Drivers of Expensive Cars Are More Likely to Hit Pedestrians

Did you know the cost of someone’s car can predict how likely they are to hit a pedestrian? Studies show that for every $1,000 increase in a car’s value, the driver is 3% less likely to yield to a pedestrian in the roadway. For pedestrians, a failure to yield can be deadly. California pedestrian deaths […]

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