According to the San Francisco examiner, the family of Emily Dunn, a 23-year-old
woman struck by a Muni bus plans to file a
personal injury lawsuit this week against the City of San Francisco, including the San
Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which handles Muni. The
pedestrian accident occurred when Dunn was crossing Hartford in the Castro District. A Muni
shuttle bus fatally struck her. An investigation reveals that the bus
operator was driving on the wrong side of the street when the accident occurred.
In a city such as San Francisco pedestrians, motor vehicles – including
cars and busses - and bicyclists are all in close proximity to each other,
increasing the risk of pedestrian accidents. Injuries from pedestrian
accidents are often serious and may include such
catastrophic injuries as head and
brain injuries, paralysis and as in this case,
death. Generally, in pedestrian/motor vehicle collisions, the operator of the
vehicle is found responsible for the accident and may be required to compensate
the victim or his or her family for the damages. This may include medical
expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
It is important to have a skilled San Francisco pedestrian accident attorney
on your side - victims of devastating personal injury accidents who don't
seek legal counsel may have difficulty paying for the staggering medical
bills the arise from surgeries, treatment and recovery.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence
or carelessness of another, it is important to contact a knowledgeable
San Francisco personal injury attorney immediately. At Bostwick &
Peterson, we have years of experience helping the families and victims
of negligence obtain the compensation they deserve.