Fighting For Injured Pedestrians

When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, catastrophic injuries and fatalities usually occur. In 2014, the most recent year of statistics, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that more than 4,800 pedestrians were killed in motor accidents. These deaths have held steady in recent years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrian deaths increased by 10% in 2015.

As traffic increases every year, pedestrian accidents likewise increase. It has become more difficult to safely cross streets in California. The Van Blois Law Firm has successfully represented pedestrians in accidents for more than 40 years. We promptly investigate accidents to collect and preserve important evidence.

Although pedestrians have the right of way in most instances, proving liability can be difficult. The at-fault driver's attorney will attempt to place most of the blame on the pedestrian. Injured pedestrians should be represented by lawyers who have substantial experience in overcoming defenses presented by the motor vehicle drivers' attorneys. At Van Blois Law, we have a history of achieving successful results in all types of injury claims, including pedestrian accidents. See our case results below to learn about our successes.

Pedestrian deaths made up more than a quarter of traffic fatalities over the past decade in the Bay Area's major metropolitan areas, according to a 2011 report by national transit advocacy group Transportation for America. Only New York and Los Angeles have more. Of the 434 pedestrians killed from 2007 through 2011 in the five largest Bay Area counties, one-third of the victims were walking in a crosswalk when they were struck. And in 2011 local fatalities increased almost 40 percent from the previous year.

San Francisco is California's most dangerous city for pedestrians causing 50% of all traffic deaths. Speed is the key factor in safety, particularly for seniors and children. Nine out of 10 pedestrians hit by a car going 20 miles per hour will survive. Unfortunately, At 40 miles per hour just 2 out of 10 can hope to survive.

Experienced Attorneys On Your Side

We have successfully represented pedestrians in many situations including the following:

  • Pedestrians hit in crosswalk by speeding or turning vehicle
  • Children hit near school bus or school crossing
  • Children struck chasing ball in street
  • Joggers struck by vehicle
  • Walkers on side of road hit by car
  • Negligent driver fails to yield to pedestrian crossing outside of a crosswalk
  • Midblock crossing injury caused by failure to yield to pedestrian
  • Truck making right turn knocks down pedestrian
  • Parking lot accidents

However you were injured, our law firm stands ready to help you recover the compensation you need for your medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation Today

Call us at 510.343.9570 or 209.478.2400 or complete our email form to begin. We take all pedestrian injury or death cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis. If you cannot travel to us, we can travel to you.