At Albert G. Stoll, A Law Corporation, we have extensive experience representing clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area who have been hit in a pedestrian accident while crossing the street, including those struck by public transportation vehicles. The unprotected nature of pedestrians often causes these accidents to result in serious injuries or wrongful deaths.
We Fully Investigate Each Case
When motorists hit a pedestrian, they are often quick to blame the pedestrian, or argue that the accident occurred because the pedestrian was in their blind spot. Sometimes, the police report will even claim the pedestrian was at fault. However, through careful investigation, we can uncover what actually happened and determine all of the parties responsible for the accident. With the assistance of experts who utilize the latest accident reconstruction technology, we can help re-create what the driver would have seen at the time of the accident. For more information about how these techniques can help in your case, please see our visibility studies page.
If our investigation reveals that you were partially at fault, you can still recover for at least part of the damages you suffered. For example, even if you were jaywalking, ignoring walk signals, or not looking carefully before crossing, you can still obtain compensation if we can prove the driver should have seen you anyway. California follows the comparative negligence theory, meaning that your recovery is only reduced by the percent you were at fault. For example, if you sustained $1 million in damages and the jury found you were 20% at fault and the person who hit you 80% at fault, you would still recover $800,000. In fact, in one case, our attorneys were able to recover over three million dollars on behalf of a pedestrian who was injured even after police reports suggested the driver was not at fault and that our client had crossed at a red light.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
If you or a loved one suffered an injury when you were hit while crossing the street, it is critical that you hire attorneys experienced in this type of case. We can perform a full investigation to determine all of the parties who might be at fault and obtain the maximum recovery to which you are entitled. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your pedestrian accident case with us, contact Albert G. Stoll, A Law Corporation today.