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Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

San Francisco Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident of any kind, it is important to remember that you can have an advocate on your side during this time. The San Francisco pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys at Matiasic & Johnson LLP know your rights after an accident. We are not afraid to go to trial to seek your rightful compensation on your behalf. We also can work to secure a substantial settlement for you out of court through negotiation and can represent you through every stage of the legal process.

As a result of our wholehearted commitment to our clients' success, we have helped our clients achieve million-dollar settlements after serious accidents caused by other people's negligence. As members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, a membership afforded to less than 1% of practicing trial attorneys, we can be trusted to help you get the results that you need to recover.

High-Risk Corridors in San Francisco

Pedestrian accidents can be caused by many issues. Although some pedestrian accidents can be attributed to pedestrian error, most accidents are caused by other factors that are completely out of the pedestrians' control. Nearly all pedestrian accidents could have been prevented if drivers had paid greater attention to the roads and the people on them.

Key risk factors for pedestrian accidents include:

  • Speeding - nearly 90% of fatal pedestrian accidents are caused by a speeding vehicle traveling over 55 miles per hour
  • Drivers' failing to yield right-of-way to pedestrians who were crossing or walking
  • Left-turning drivers failing to look into an intersection before entering
  • Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
  • Distracted driving, such as texting or using handheld devices behind the wheel
  • Pedestrians wearing dark clothing in areas with poor nighttime visibility and inadequate lighting
  • Complex travel patterns, such as on-ramps, freeway intersections, or streets without crosswalks
  • Pedestrians entering into a crosswalk or intersection against a signal

Contact Matiasic & Johnson LLP Immediately After an Accident

If you have been injured by a negligent driver while you were walking in San Francisco, you may only have two years to file a claim for compensation. The sooner you work with our San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyers, the sooner we can investigate your case, collect evidence, and obtain key witness statements.

It is our goal to prove that someone else's reckless actions directly caused your injuries. This approach can be the most efficient way to help you obtain maximum compensation. In most cases, we are able to help our clients receive much more compensation than the insurance companies initially offer.

If you wish to discuss the nature of your case in confidence with our professional and compassionate legal team, do not hesitate another moment. Contact our firm for your free case consultation.

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