Slow Streets: What They Are and the Push to Make Them Permanent

San Francisco is a global trendsetter when it comes to devising innovative ways to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe on city streets. In the past 10 years, the city has launched more than 30 road improvement projects, plus 130 miles of new bike and pedestrian zones. San Francisco spends more than $25 million per year […]

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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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$100,000 Settlement for Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of settlement a California pedestrian might get after being hit by a car, please keep reading. This is the true story of one of our clients – a healthy, fit 72-year-old woman who was hit by a car on Christmas Eve in San Francisco while visiting her son, his […]

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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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$250k for San Francisco Pedestrian Hit by Car

$250k for San Francisco Pedestrian Hit by Car

A 27-year-old photographer and associate creative director was walking home from work on a beautiful spring evening. He crossed the street in a crosswalk with the right of way at the intersection of Utah Street and 16th Street in San Francisco when he was hit by a car. The young man was thrown onto the […]

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