San Francisco is a wonderful city to explore on foot, and many residents and tourists take advantage of the walkability of the area to see the sights or commute to work. However, a downside of walking in a city like San Francisco is the risk of being injured in a pedestrian accident. Despite pedestrians having the right of way in marked and unmarked crosswalks in California, a recent report released by the San Francisco Police Commission indicates that drivers were responsible for two-thirds of pedestrian deaths in San Francisco in 2019.
Pedestrian accidents are often caused by the negligence of motor vehicle driver and can result in catastrophic injuries. Avrek Law Firm’s pedestrian accident lawyers in San Francisco help victims fight for the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for accident injuries and damages.
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What causes San Francisco pedestrian accidents?
Even though pedestrians have the right of way to cross a street or intersection, that does not always mean they are safe to do so. Pedestrians have little or no physical protection while on the road and face a high chance of injury when in an accident with a motor vehicle.
An accident can absolutely be caused by a pedestrian who fails to cautiously cross a roadway, but driver’s negligence is more often to blame. Driver negligence can include:
- Aggressive or distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driver fatigue
- Pedestrian visibility
Injuries to a pedestrian in an accident with a motor vehicle can be life-threatening, and damages can include high medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Get the Help You Need After a Pedestrian Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a local pedestrian accident, contacting a knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyer in San Francisco is critical to the outcome of your accident claim. Avrek Law Firm’s pedestrian accident attorneys fight to recover the maximum compensation for victim’s accident injuries and damages, and we proudly serve San Francisco and surrounding areas, including Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento. For a free case review to discuss your claim’s details, call our office today or fill out the online form today!