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The last thing you expect when you head out on foot in and around the city is that you will get injured. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of others can cause serious injuries to you or a loved one.

At Allegiance Law, we are here to help. When you need a San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyer, our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate the incident and work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need. Today, we want to discuss a recent incident that could have turned out much worse.

What Happened In This Case?

Towards the end of April, a mother was pushing her baby in a stroller down Claredon Avenue. The baby, a 21-month-old and mother were struck when the driver of a Mercedes broadsided another vehicle. That other vehicle slammed into the mother and stroller.

Thankfully, both the mother and the baby were unharmed. However, we know that this incident could have been much worse. In fact, we know that pedestrian crashes are a problem, particularly in and around the city.

For the latest reporting year in California, there were over 14,000 pedestrians injured in crashes. It is not uncommon for us to represent clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries in the aftermath of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash, including:

  • Spinal cord trauma, including paralysis
  • Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or road rash

These injuries all require emergency medical care. In many cases, a victim will need surgery and rehabilitation in order to make a recovery. The medical costs alone for pedestrian crash injuries can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Please know that pedestrians do not have any protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into their bodies. Even at slower speeds, pedestrian crash victims can sustain major injuries.

We know that these incidents commonly happen in places where the pedestrian has the right-of-way, including at designated crosswalks, intersections, sidewalks, and parking lots. Of particular danger to pedestrians are:

  • Drivers who are distracted by their phones, food, other people, etc.
  • Drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  • Those who speed and drive recklessly.

When another person’s reckless or careless behavior causes injuries, they need to be held accountable for their actions.

How We Can Help

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Allegiance Law, you can count on having a qualified team by your side. We will investigate the incident and work to secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages

If you need a pedestrian accident attorney in San Francisco, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling at 415-404-6395.

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