Fighting For Injured Pedestrians
When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, catastrophic injuries and fatalities usually occur. As traffic increases every year, pedestrian accidents likewise increase. It has become more difficult to safely cross streets in California. Van Blois & Associates 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 & Associates, 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.
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.