San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
We Fight to Make the Roads Safe for Everyone
At Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, we represent victims of all types of pedestrian accidents, including hit-and-run and crosswalk injury accidents. In nearly 40 years, we have built a strong reputation among our clients and peers through sincere dedication and an unparalleled understanding of the law. We have recovered over $500 million for deserving individuals and families. If you have been injured by a negligent motorist, you need to contact our San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyers as soon as possible to start your case.
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, contact Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn by calling (415) 940-7176 or filling out our online contact form.
Our Recent Results
San Francisco Pedestrian Death – Inattentive Muni Bus Driver Kills Pedestrian
Pedestrian v. City and County of San Francisco and Bus Driver
Resolution: $2 million settlement
Good Samaritan Killed at Scene of Drunk Driving Accident
Susan Samaritan and the Estate of Sam Samaritan v. Limo Company
Resolution: Confidential settlement
Negligent Drivers Can Hurt Anyone
San Francisco is a city known for its pedestrian-packed roads and public transportation. Unfortunately, it is also named as one of the most dangerous cities in the nation when it comes to pedestrian accidents. This is because it is is a walking city, with trains, trolleys, and cable cars stopping in the middle of the street to let passengers on and off. It is not hard to understand why pedestrians’ lives are in danger.
As a pedestrian in California, you have the right of way unless you leave the sidewalk to present an immediate hazard to a driver. Drivers are always required to exercise caution and avoid hitting pedestrians. Whenever possible, you should cross the street in a designated crosswalk, but if that is not possible and you cross safely outside a crosswalk, it is up to the driver to operate their vehicle safely and avoid causing you any harm.
Attorneys Ronald Rouda & John Feder Secured $18 Million for the Victim of a Pedestrian Accident
NHTSA statistics show that people older than 70 and children between the ages of 5 and 9 are at the highest risk of being injured while crossing the street. It is common for victims to suffer a serious injury or even death. In most cases, the cause solely rests on the driver and their actions.
- Distracted drivers (texting, eating, etc.)
- Drivers speeding
- Reckless motorists disobeying traffic laws
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Nighttime drivers not using their headlights
- Motorists failing to check blind spots
- Motorists making unsafe left turns while pedestrians are crossing
- Motorists failing to stop at stop signs/lights
More and more drivers are simply not paying attention to the road and causing serious accidents as a result. Even if you were hurt while crossing an unmarked crosswalk or jaywalking, we encourage you to contact our San Francisco pedestrian accident lawyer to learn more about your options for compensation.
Pedestrian Safety Tips
You can make a difference in your own safety by considering the following advice:
- Cross only at crosswalks or intersections
- Look left and right before crossing
- Wear bright or neon colors at night when walking
- Avoid listening to electronic devices - pay attention to your surroundings
- Obey pedestrian crossing signals
- Don't run through crosswalks
Schedule your free consultation today to discuss your case. Call (415) 940-7176.