San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

In San Francisco and the Bay Area, walking is an effective way to exercise, commute to work or school, and save money on gas, which also helps the environment. Unfortunately, walking leaves pedestrians more vulnerable to being struck by distracted and careless motorists. California pedestrian fatality rate is nearly 25% higher than the national average, with over 800 fatalities each year due to pedestrian accidents.

At The Barnes Firm, our team of San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyers are here to guide you through your accident claim and will fight for you to help you get the best result possible. If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident because of a negligent driver, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. It could be the best call you make.

Should I Hire an Attorney After a Pedestrian Accident?

After an accident, an insurance company may not have your best interest in mind. Insurance companies are known to offer less money than an accident victim deserves to quickly close the claim. It is wise to consult with an experienced San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm before accepting an offer from the insurance company. When you choose The Barnes Firm, you can be assured our team of attorneys will:

  • Evaluate your case for FREE and answer any questions you may have
  • Assist you in filing a pedestrian accident claim
  • Investigate and review the circumstances surrounding your accident
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Prepare, and take your case to trial, if necessary

Above all, our team of pedestrian accident attorneys will work hard for you every step of the way. We know how devastating an accident can be for the victim and their families and will do everything in our power to help you get the results you deserve. Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation.

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents In San Francisco?

Most pedestrian accidents can be traced back to the negligence of a motorist. At The Barnes Firm, our team of San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyers have decades of combined experience handling pedestrian accident cases. While handling these cases, we have found most pedestrian accidents can be traced back to one or more of the following causes:

  • Driver distraction
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian
  • Reckless driving
  • Driver speeding
  • Backing up unsafely
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driver making illegal or unsafe turns
  • Driver failing to observe traffic laws, signs, or signals
  • Road hazards

Regardless of what caused your pedestrian accident, The Barnes Firm is here to help you get the justice you deserve. From the initial phone conversation, through to the final settlement, our team of San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyers will work hard for you every step of the way.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

In recent years, over 14,000 people were injured in California because of pedestrian accidents. Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents tend to be more severe and can result in life-altering circumstances for the victim. The most common pedestrian accident injuries include:

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. After an accident, symptoms and injuries may take some time to appear and seeking medical attention can help identify and treat injuries faster to get you on the road to recovery. After visiting a medical professional, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000. Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you deserve following a pedestrian accident.

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Who is Liable in a San Francisco Pedestrian Accident?

In order to successfully recover compensation in a pedestrian accident case, you must be able to prove the driver that hit you was acting in a negligent manner. In some accidents, both the pedestrian and the driver may be held liable. Even if the pedestrian is found partially liable in the accident, they can still recover financial compensation for the accident. For example, if a pedestrian is found to be 40% liable for the accident, they can still recover 60% of the damages.

Determining liability in a pedestrian accident can be complicated. Our team of San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyers will fully investigate your accident and gather evidence to help you build a strong case. In San Francisco, and all of California, you have two years from the date of accident or the date of injury discovery to file an accident claim. To get started with your claim, or to have your questions regarding your accident answered, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000. It could be the best call you make.

Compensation to Recover After a Pedestrian Accident

At The Barnes Firm, our team of San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyers have helped our clients get the best result possible for their cases. We have successfully recovered the following damages for clients injured in pedestrian accidents:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain & suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Lost future earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • And more…

If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident in San Francisco or the Bay Area as a result of another person’s negligence, our pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help you get the best result possible for your case. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Pedestrian Rights in California

Under California Vehicle Code, pedestrians have several rights. These include:

Vehicle Code 21950. Vehicles must yield right of way to a pedestrian crossing the road within a marked crosswalk or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. Pedestrians cannot suddenly enter the path of an oncoming vehicle and cannot delay traffic when crossing the street.

Vehicle Code 21955. Pedestrians must stay within a crosswalk if one is present at an intersection.

Vehicle Code 21456. Pedestrians must obey pedestrian signals.

  • “WALK” or a walking person signal indicates a pedestrian may cross
  • A blinking “WAIT,” “DON’T WALK,” or upraised hand signal with a countdown indicates a pedestrian must cross the street before the countdown reaches 0
  • “WAIT,” “DON’T WALK,” or an upraised hand with no countdown present indicates a pedestrian may not cross

Vehicle Code 21954. Pedestrians must yield right-of-way to vehicles when crossing the street not in a marked crosswalk or intersection.

What To Do If You’ve Been Injured in a Pedestrian Accident

Following a pedestrian accident, it is advised you take the following steps to protect your rights and help with your accident claim:

  • Get to safety
  • Call 9-1-1 to report the accident
  • Take photos and videos of the accident scene
  • Gather insurance and personal information from all parties
  • Collect witness statements
  • Request a copy of the police report
  • Seek medical attention
  • Call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000

Help from an Experienced San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Attorney is One Phone Call Away

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a negligent driver in San Francisco or the Bay Area, our pedestrian accident attorneys are only one phone call away and are here to help you. For a free case evaluation with one of our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers, call us today at (800) 800-0000. It could be the best call you make.

 

Our team of experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve San Francisco and surrounding areas: Alameda, Albany, Antioch, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Burlingame, Campbell, Clayton, Concord, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Martinez, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Oakley, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Richmond, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Sunnyvale, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, and more…

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Oakland, CA 94607

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