Protecting Your Rights after a Bike-Pedestrian Collision Both bicycle and pedestrian accidents that occur in the greater San Francisco area can lead to extremely serious injuries and other complications. For starters, bicyclists and pedestrians, unlike drivers and passengers in motor vehicles, do not have an outer covering or shell surrounding them at the time of their accident. Therefore, if a […]read more
Children are especially vulnerable in pedestrian accidents, and they often lack the skills and maturity needed to better protect themselves. Teaching your children pedestrian safety – and modeling this behavior – is the best way to raise safer pedestrians. Your kids will soon be going back to school and, with the pandemic we find ourselves […]read more
San Francisco has always been a city of pedestrians and bike riders, but with the current shelter in place sanctions due to the COVID-19 situation, even more people are opting to get outside for fresh air these days while maintaining the recommended social distance. This is a great way to get exercise and reduce stress […]read more
Pedestrian accidents in San Francisco are approaching epidemic levels. The Cartwright Law Firm has seen an increase in cases coming into the firm, and according to the San Francisco Chronicle, 2013 saw 21 people killed by autos while walking in The City. Since January 1st, San Francisco has seen 4 deaths and many more injuries […]read more
Drivers who run red lights, speed, fail to yield to pedestrians or don’t stop behind limit lines can expect to see more flashing lights – and more citations, said San Francisco’s Chief of Police. Due to a disproportionate number of pedestrian accidents caused by motor vehicles, the issue has caused significant public concern. The Cartwright […]read more
According to the American Automobile Association, more than 55 million children will be heading back to school over the next couple of weeks, and around 13 percent of them will be walking or biking. Others, will be riding school buses or getting rides in cars, which means that school zones can be choked with cars […]read more
It is the thing we all fear when we hear about a car accident — that the crash was so violent, so destructive, that someone lost their life. This sentiment is even more tragic when the car accident involves fatal injuries to a very young person who had so much life to look forward to. […]read more
We talk about pedestrian accidents on this blog very often, and with good reason. Pedestrians are inherently at great risk of injury when they enter the crosswalk. Just because some painted lines give you a “protected” area to walk in does not mean that you are safe from an oncoming vehicle. In addition, pedestrian accident […]read more
We have focused quite a bit on pedestrian accidents recently; just last week we talked about the rising pedestrian accident rate here in San Francisco, and what actions may be taken by city officials to correct the issue. A recent study, though, points to some disturbing behavior by pedestrians that could require city officials to […]read more
According to some admittedly confusing pedestrian fatality statistics, the city of San Francisco is on pace to have one of its worst pedestrian safety years in roughly a decade. The city has suffered six pedestrian fatalities in 2013 according to the source article (but, the source also notes other stats that show five pedestrian fatalities […]read more
An accident in San Francisco, California has left two people injured — one critically — after a vehicle plowed through two pedestrians last week. The accident occurred at night and the police do not suspect any negligence (such as intoxication or distracted driving) on the part of the driver; however, that may change based on […]read more
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