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We are a Bay Area Pedestrian Accident Law Firm, devoted to accident victims and their relatives, with over a quarter century of experience.

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Pedestrians are completely vulnerable and therefore suffer a vastly disproportionate amount of severe injuries and wrongful death when an accident involving a motor vehicle occurs. In the U.S., pedestrian accidents resulting in death, are at their highest rate of the past 30 years. In 2016, approximately 5,987 pedestrians were killed (16% of all traffic fatalities), and 85,000 pedestrians suffered injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. San Francisco pedestriansStudies show that a large percentage of these accidents occur in large cities. Despite the city’s honest efforts to reduce pedestrian accidents, such as the 2014 adoption of Vision Zero — a road safety policy designed to better protect the one million residents within city limits — traffic fatalities in San Francisco rose in 2018 from 2017. When you’re hit by an automobile, it can be difficult to know what to do next, especially if you have already been in contact with the motorist’s insurance company. However, it is not in your best interest to take advice from that insurance company because their ultimate goal is to pay you as little as possible and move on. Don’t allow yourself to be taken advantage of. Instead, educate yourself about your legal options and find an experienced personal injury attorney to advocate on your behalf.

What is considered a pedestrian accident?

Pedestrian accidents may involve pedestrians or joggers who are involved in a vehicle-related accident or injured in any way while walking. This may include being struck by a car in a crosswalk, sideswiped by a motor vehicle, hit while in a parking lot, struck while exiting a bus or car, or otherwise injured or killed by a driver who is at fault. This incident may be due to an alcohol or drug-impaired driver or distracted driving due to texting, adjusting the radio channel, or trying to console upset pets or children in the backseat. Pedestrian accidents also occur when a driver is simply negligent. All too often, drivers are inattentive to the presence of pedestrians and don't think about their surroundings or what may be happening ahead of them.

Pedestrian accidents raise unique issues. Motorists are used to watching for unusual activity or behavior from another car, but often forget about pedestrians. When compared to 2-ton vehicles, pedestrians are completely vulnerable when involved in an automobile accident. Therefore, it is no surprise that the vast majority suffer severe injuries or wrongful death when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle.

I’ve been in a pedestrian accident. What do I do next?

When a pedestrian accident occurs, the pedestrian has the same right to seek financial compensation as any motorist. Just like other accidents involving motor vehicles, it is important to hire a knowledgeable attorney. The facts surrounding a pedestrian accident may raise unique issues, so you should choose an attorney with experience in handling these specific cases. You should also make sure he or she will conduct a prompt investigation of the accident and your injuries, has credibility and knowledge in this area, and will work tirelessly to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.

No, pedestrian accidents aren’t all vehicle related.

While most people often imagine vehicle-related injuries when thinking about pedestrian accidents, not all are caused by automobiles. Pedestrian injuries can also arise from other incidents that happen while walking. For example, an injury caused by a defective or dangerous condition of a sidewalk or parking lot would be considered a pedestrian injury. In these types of cases, property owners, municipalities, or other third parties may be held liable if they were negligent.

When should I contact a pedestrian injury attorney?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it is extremely important to speak to a qualified pedestrian accident attorney immediately. If you wait too long to speak with an attorney, evidence in your case may be lost, witnesses may be difficult to contact, and insurance companies may take advantage of you. Once we accept your pedestrian accident injury claim, a thorough investigation will be launched immediately, and expeditious action taken to secure and preserve evidence relevant to your claim.

Don’t wait; as soon as you are well enough to do so, contact an attorney who is educated and experienced in this area of the law.

What type of - and how much - compensation can I receive?

The nature and extent of your injuries

Two of the most significant factors in calculating the value of your claim are determining the nature (type) of the injury you suffered and the extent (severity) of the injury.

Whether you were at fault

While most pedestrians involved in vehicle-related accidents are not found to be at fault, this is a factor to consider as your opponent could attempt to argue this in order to protect themselves and their clients, as well as lower the payment to you that was ordered by the judge. California is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that if you are a pedestrian victim of an accident in the Bay Area, the defendant will only be responsible for the percentage of fault that they contributed to the accident. This percentage will be applied to your total damages when determining the defendant’s liability.

The medical bills incurred due to the accident

Your attorney will likely request that you are compensated for the medical bills you have collected due to the accident. This is advantageous to you so that you are not stuck with massive medical bills.

The extent of your pain and suffering because of your injuries

If you are injured as a pedestrian in San Francisco, California law allows you to recover damages for pain and suffering, with no cap on the potential amount of your recover. Proving pain and suffering, however, can be complex and subjective.

At the Law Office of Daniel H. Rose, we exclusively handle personal injury and wrongful death claims. We have a distinguished reputation for obtaining the compensation and accountability that our clients rightfully deserve.

An injured pedestrian can — and should — recover all of the same types of damages that someone injured in a car accident or bicycle accident would be entitled to. This includes past and future medical expenses, lost earnings and earning potential, pain and suffering, property damage, incidental expenses, and other types of physical and economic hardship. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded. Our attorneys work extremely hard to maximize your damage recovery, and endeavor to relieve you of as much burden and hassle as possible so you can put all of your energy towards healing.

Do I really need a pedestrian injury lawyer?

Many people who have experienced a pedestrian accident think that they can resolve their injury claim directly with the other party’s insurance company rather than hire a pedestrian accident lawyer. Unfortunately, most people who try to do this on their own end up regretting their decision.

When an injured pedestrian is not represented by a qualified pedestrian accident attorney, the insurance company, who is in the business of paying out as little as possible, will usually lead the victim to believe they will be dealt with fairly and compensated adequately. However, the reality is that insurance companies will usually take advantage of the unrepresented party and end up offering them a grossly insufficient settlement amount.

Do not fall for this tactic. You should not discuss your claim with your opponent's insurance company until you speak with a knowledgeable and experienced pedestrian accident attorney. Be careful not to make a recorded statement for the insurance company, sign any papers, or undergo a medical exam with one of their medical professions. Turn over all matters immediately or as early as possible to a Bay Area personal injury lawyer, like the Law Office of Daniel L. Rose, who will zealously protect your interests.

How can the Law Office of Daniel L. Rose help me?

We are a Bay Area pedestrian accident law firm devoted to accident victims and their relatives. With over a quarter century of experience, we are confident in our ability to get you the best compensation possible. In fact, we are so confident in our ability to help you win your case, that we collect absolutely no fees or expenses until we recover damages for you by way of either settlement or verdict. In other words, we don’t get paid unless you get paid.

We also understand that you want to make the best choice for you and your family, but sometimes it is hard to know who will be on your side and fight fiercely on your behalf. Our attorneys offer careful and thorough evaluations free of charge and with no obligation whatsoever. Just give us a call to learn how we can help you recover your damages and losses due to your pedestrian accident.

For a complimentary consultation of your case, contact us today at (415) 946-8900.

When a pedestrian accident occurs, the pedestrian has the same right to seek financial compensation as any motorist. Just like other accidents involving motor vehicles, it is important to hire a sophisticated and knowledgeable attorney familiar with the unique issues involved in pedestrian accidents and pedestrian injuries, who will conduct a prompt investigation of the accident and your injuries, who has credibility with auto insurance companies, and who will work tirelessly to obtain for you the compensation to which you are entitled.

Pedestrian injuries can also arise from causes other than collisions with motor vehicles, such as hazards created by the defective or dangerous condition of sidewalks or parking lots. Property owners, municipalities, or other third parties may be held liable if they were negligent.

Should I wait before contacting a pedestrian injury attorney?

If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident, it is extremely important to talk to a qualified pedestrian accident attorney immediately. If you wait too long to speak with a lawyer, evidence in your case may be lost, witnesses may disappear, and insurance companies may take advantage of you. Once we accept your pedestrian accident injury claim, an investigation is immediately begun and expeditious action is taken to secure and preserve evidence relevant to your claim.

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In a pedestrian accident claim, what compensation can I receive?

One Sansome Street San Francisco 94104The Law Office Of Daniel H. Rose, which handles exclusively personal injury and wrongful death claims, has a distinguished reputation for obtaining for its clients the compensation and accountability they rightfully deserve. An injured pedestrian can recover all of the same types of damages that someone injured in a car accident or bicycle accident would be entitled to recover, including past and future medical expenses, lost earnings and earning potential, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, loss of parental or spousal financial support, loss of spousal relations, property damage, incidental expenses, and other types of physical, economic, and sometimes even punitive damages that result from the accident. We work extremely hard to maximize your damage recovery, and endeavor to relieve you of as much burden and hassle as possible so you may put all of your energy towards healing.

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Do I really need a pedestrian injury lawyer?

Bay Area pedestriansMany pedestrian accident victims think that they can resolve their injury claim directly with the other party's insurance company rather than hire a pedestrian accident lawyer.  Most who try to do this on their own end up regretting doing so.  When an injured pedestrian is not represented by a qualified pedestrian accident attorney, the insurance company, which is in the business of paying out as little as possible, will usually lead the victim to believe they will be dealt with fairly and adequately compensated.  However, the reality is that insurance companies will usually take advantage of the unrepresented party and end up offering them a grossly insufficient settlement amount.  Do not fall for this tactic, and do not allow the insurance company to take a recorded statement from you or induce you to sign any papers or see their doctors.  Turn over all matters very early to a Bay Area personal injury lawyer who will zealously protect your interests.

We collect no fees or expenses unless we recover damages for you by way of settlement or verdict.

Can I have an attorney talk with me and evaluate my case free of charge and obligation?

We are more than happy to provide Bay Area pedestrians with a careful attorney evaluation free of charge and with no obligation whatsoever. Just give us a call. Learn more about Daniel Rose’s experience and reputation, and more about what you will experience when you confer with an attorney.

Learn more about Daniel Rose’s experience and reputation, and more about what you will experience when you confer with an attorney.

Client Testimonials

Last year my sister was nearly killed while walking through a crosswalk in the city on her way to work. ... We were referred to Dan via word of mouth. We spent a while checking around the Internet and soon knew we had found the right person. ... Dan was more than fantastic and more then we could have expected from an attorney. I am still shocked at how quickly he responds to questions and emails even while on vacation. Dan is an EXPERT in personal injury and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to gathering data about the case. Dan treated us like we were his own family member he was representing. I HIGHLY recommend Dan!!!!!!
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I was hit by a car while crossing a crosswalk and had to get surgery done. ... A quick google search for "pedestrian accident lawyer" brought Dan's name up. And, all I can say is, it's been smooth sailing since. ... Long story short, the case was settled in just a few months, and very well too. ... Hopefully, you'll never be in a situation where you'd need an accident lawyer, but if you do, then Dan is definitely your man.
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A strong case requires a strong advocate, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney working to obtain for you the compensation you deserve. Call The Law Office Of Daniel H. Rose at 415-946-8900 for a free, no-obligation, confidential initial consultation and case evaluation by an experienced San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyer.

Pedestrian advocacy organizations such as Walk San Francisco strive to make Bay Area streets and sidewalks safer and more enjoyable for pedestrians through the establishment and enforcement of safety related laws, redesign of the most dangerous streets, and as a governmental watchdog. Our law firm applauds and supports their efforts.

The following video, pertaining to San Francisco and Sacramento pedestrian safety, produced by Perils For Pedestrians Television www.pedestrians.org, is brought to you by the pedestrian accident attorneys at our office.

The Law Office Of Daniel H. Rose serves the Counties of: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz.

To learn more about how this Bay Area pedestrian accident law firm can help after your pedestrian injury, or to discuss your pedestrian accident claim or wrongful death claim with an experienced San Francisco Bay Area personal injury lawyer, call San Francisco pedestrian injury attorney Daniel Rose at 415-946-8900.

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