San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Representing Injured Pedestrians Across California: (888) 831-8448
Pedestrians face tremendous risks whenever they venture onto public roads and sidewalks or find themselves near bicyclists, scooter riders, and motor vehicles. If any of these parties are negligent, it can spell disaster for an innocent pedestrian.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a pedestrian in any type of traffic or premises accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our San Francisco attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP have decades of experience fighting for victims and may be able to help you fight for a full financial recovery.
People trust Bostwick & Peterson because:
- We have won over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.
- We have secured record results in CA, HI, CO, WA, and OK.
- Our attorneys are recognized among The Best Lawyers in America.
- We care about clients and prioritize personal service.
After suffering preventable harm, you have a limited amount of time to take legal action. Learn more about your options and how our firm may be able to help during a FREE consultation.
Who Can I Sue for My Pedestrian Accident?
After a pedestrian accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses by bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. This means another person or entity that negligently caused your crash, or who is otherwise strictly liable for your damages.
Although determining who can be held at-fault in your accident may require time and investigation, there are some parties commonly named as defendants in pedestrian accident cases.
- A negligent driver who failed to yield at an intersection.
- A negligent motorist who strikes a pedestrian in a work zone, near a bus stop or stopped school bus, or in a parking lot.
- Other pedestrians, cyclists, or e-scooter riders who negligently cause pedestrians harm.
- Premises owners who fail to address property hazards they knew or should have known about, including slip, trip, and fall hazards.
- Contractors, developers, and other controlling parties responsible for hazards on or near construction sites.
- Manufacturers, distributors, and / or retailers responsible for defective products.
- Animal owners responsible for dog bites or animal attacks.
Determining liability is a fact-specific task. In some cases, it may be possible to hold multiple parties liable for your damages. In others, parties may be held liable for a portion of your damages equivalent to their percentage of fault. An experienced attorney can help you better understand your options after reviewing your case.
How Much Is My Case Be Worth?
The value of your pedestrian accident case will depend on many different factors, including the type of injury you suffered and the resulting losses. Because pedestrians often suffer the most severe injuries when involved in traffic collisions, it is not uncommon for these cases to be high-value claims.
Knowing that injured pedestrians and their families require full compensation, our firm fights aggressively for the maximum compensation possible. Examples of recoverable damages in pedestrian accident cases include:
- Hospital / ER bills
- Medical expenses for surgery, medications, therapy, and more
- Future medical needs
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Other economic and non-economic losses
There are many types of injuries that a pedestrian could suffer during an accident, especially with a car, SUV, or commercial truck. Even at slow speeds, a motor vehicle can cause multiple broken bones, internal bleeding, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis and death, among other catastrophic injuries.
Given the likelihood of severe harm, pedestrians may face insurmountable medical bills for surgeries, medication or physical therapy as they recover. In some cases, victims are unable to continue working as a result of permanent disabilities, and thus have even greater difficulties meeting their financial responsibilities and additional needs.
Seeking Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Injuries
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident caused by the negligent action or inaction of another, you may have the right to seek financial compensation for the resulting injuries. This compensation should at least cover costs associated with diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and will also address the loss of income from work, and predicted future economic and non-economic damages.
As a U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 firm, Bostwick & Peterson understands what it takes to secure compensation for victims and families. We have recovered over $1 billion for victims of medical malpractice and personal injury, and are prepared to see how we may be able to help you.
Call or contact us online to request a free review of your case.
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James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.
More than $1 billion recovered for our clients
Since January 2018, the firm has twice broken the California record for the largest medical malpractice settlement
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James Bostwick received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
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Record-setting verdicts and settlements in five states for medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents