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Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

UNDERSTANDING FAULT IN A BAY AREA PEDESTRIAN COLLISION

At The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., our lawyers are dedicated to advocating for pedestrian safety in San Francisco. Someone needs to. Pedestrians are injured or killed at alarming rates here in the Bay Area and San Francisco in particular. Pedestrians are the least protected and most vulnerable victims of negligence. Their lives can be transformed in an instant. It is not simply cars, busses, trolleys or motor vehicles that can cause pedestrian injuries. They can and are caused by bicycles, scooters, hover boards, skateboards or all types of vehicles often operated on sidewalks, on the wrong side of the street or otherwise illegally and negligently.

We stand proudly with victims of collisions to hold those responsible accountable for the consequences of their actions.

Pedestrians often suffer from catastrophic injuries — fractures, spinal injuries, traumatic brain trauma, or even death — as a result of a pedestrian collision. The implications are physical, emotional and economic. Many people do not know where to turn or whom to trust during such a difficult time. If you are a pedestrian who’s been struck and injured wherever it may be, in a parking garage, parking lot, on a sidewalk or while crossing the street, we can help fight for your rights.

WHO IS LIABLE FOR A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT IN CALIFORNIA?

If you are walking or jogging in a location intended for or suitable for pedestrians and you are hit by a moving vehicle, you likely will be able to recover damages. Of course the circumstances vary widely and fault depends on the facts of each case. Still, moving vehicles must watch for pedestrians who do not move as quickly and cannot evade a fast moving vehicle.

If you were injured in this type of accident, our firm will take immediate action to ascertain liability. We can determine if the driver/operator was at fault, such as determining if any of the following were involved:

  • Speeding
  • Driving unsafely for the weather conditions
  • Use of drugs or alcohol
  • Distraction or preoccupation, such as texting and driving
  • Failing to yield to right-of-way signs, crosswalks or speed limits
  • Disregard for traffic signals or traffic flow

THERE MAY BE OTHERS AT FAULT IN ADDITION TO THE DRIVER/OPERATOR

It’s important to note that a driver/operator is likely at fault for collisions involving pedestrians, but this isn’t always the case. There may be other parties responsible for your pedestrian accident injuries including:

Our team of lawyers at The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., knows the California legal system and has obtained successful settlements and verdicts for many past personal injury clients. Call us to set up a meeting with one of our lawyers. If you have questions about your eligibility to file a lawsuit, call or complete a free case evaluation form.

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Beyond our accolades, we believe it is our compassion that truly sets us apart. When you come to our firm, you
can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

Beyond our accolades, we believe it is our compassion that truly sets us apart. When you come to our firm, you
can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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