San Francisco is full of almost-constant heavy traffic and countless traffic intersections. Consequently, pedestrian accidents in and around the Bay Area are unfortunately all too common. Pedestrian accidents can lead to serious injuries and medical complications and could leave you with high medical bills that have no end in sight. You might also have to take time off work, resulting in significant amounts of lost wages.
The knowledgeable legal team of pedestrian accident attorneys in San Francisco at Bogaards Law can help you pursue the monetary compensation you deserve arising from your pedestrian accident. Please contact us to learn more about how we could assist you with your legal matter.
A pedestrian accident is a type of accident where a motor vehicle – usually a car or truck – strikes a pedestrian. In many cases, the collision results in the pedestrian falling to the ground and injuring himself or herself.
Since pedestrians do not typically have any kind of outer protection surrounding them, injuries suffered in these accidents tend to be severe and often require lengthy medical treatment, procedures, therapy, and recovery time. Some of the most common injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents include the following:
If you or someone you love has suffered one or more of these injuries in a pedestrian accident, call a pedestrian accident lawyer in San Francisco in order to learn more about your legal options.
Pedestrian accidents can occur in many different locations. Intersection crosswalks are one of the most common locations, given that pedestrians are present there on a regular basis. Pedestrian accidents are also common in parking garages and parking lots, as well as on sidewalks that are near areas with heavy traffic.
Pedestrian accidents often occur when drivers are distracted and are not paying attention to the roadways in front of them. Drivers may also be looking at their cell phones or electronic devices while they are driving and negligently strike a pedestrian who is lawfully in a crosswalk or on a sidewalk.
In order to be successful in a pedestrian accident case, the injured pedestrian must demonstrate that someone else – usually a driver – violated his or her duty of care and caused the accident, leading to subsequent injuries. Once an accident victim has finished treating, the accident victim’s lawyer can submit a demand package to the at-fault person’s insurance company and attempt to negotiate a settlement.
If the insurance company refuses to offer a reasonable amount to settle the case, the accident victim could opt to litigate the case in the state court system.
The legal team at Bogaards Law could help you pursue compensation for injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident case. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney in San Francisco, please contact us directly today.
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Wrongful death of the 20-year-old daughter of Renee and Israel Morales in the San Bruno PG&E gas pipeline explosion, with co-counsel John Feder. We were the second case to go to mediation resulting in one of the highest settlements in history. We also accompanied Renee Morales to the PG&E criminal trial over 5 years later.
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We hired Debra Bogaards to represent us after our beloved mother passed away as the result of negligent administration of medications at a reputable, upscale assisted living. Day by day we watched her decline, took her to medical appointments and were told by her doctors that they did not understand why. After her admission to the hospital, we discovered that nursing staff failed to administer prescribed medication; the unused pills were sitting unopened in our mother’s pill basket at the nurse’s station.
This was a painful, unnecessary and premature loss. We did not want other families to experience such an awful decline and death; we felt the assisted living facility had to remediate their practices and be held accountable.
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I recently had to mediate a complex and difficult case, where opposing counsel and I agreed to use Debra as the mediator. I found her to be extraordinarily competent, empathetic and efficient in getting my case resolved.
Debra was very thorough, read through and understood all the materials, and was very well prepared. She privately met with the parties and impressed upon them the risks each of them faced by going to trial. As a result, the parties reached a compromise which was fair, and only accomplished because Debra was able to see the case from a good perspective from both the plaintiff and the defendant’s point of view.
A month before trial, Ms. Bogaards successfully mediated a challenging personal injury case and was able to effectively bridge a vast cultural and legal divide, to broker a settlement acceptable to all.
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