When you walk around your neighborhood, you expect to be safe. Crosswalks, stop signs and traffic signals all help to protect you from vehicles in the roadway. Unfortunately, drivers sometimes ignore red lights or fail to stop at crosswalks. In these situations, pedestrians can be hit and may suffer serious injuries. As a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Roger S. Reynolds, I provide skilled legal representation to injured pedestrians and their families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in pursuing the compensation they deserve when they are the victims of negligence.
Pedestrians can be hurt anywhere that people walk. From driveways and parking lots, to sidewalks and crosswalks, there is always a possibility of danger from drivers of cars, motorcycles, buses and trucks hitting those on foot.
Some of the most common reasons for these accidents include:
My firm holds all drivers accountable for dangerous behavior and helps victims of pedestrian accidents get the justice and compensation they deserve.
Those injured in hit-and-runs and other pedestrian accidents may suffer a variety of serious injuries. Broken bones are common, as are injuries to the hands, feet, back and neck. Many pedestrians hit their head during accidents. The head may impact a vehicle, the road or other surfaces. Traumatic brain injuries come in many forms and can range from a minor concussion to serious and debilitating forms of brain damage. Some pedestrians who suffer head injuries lapse into a coma and may never recover. Pedestrians may also be killed when they are struck by vehicles. At the Law Offices of Roger S. Reynolds, I represent families in wrongful death lawsuits when they have lost a loved one to a pedestrian accident.
If a pedestrian is injured by an uninsured motorist and he or she or a resident relative carries an automobile insurance policy with uninsured motorist coverage, the injured pedestrian may be able to recover their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering damages from their own insurance company or the insurer of a family member. California law also allows for a claim for punitive damages when the driver at fault was intoxicated. As an experienced personal injury litigator, I will help you understand your rights under California law and work to get you full, fair compensation for the harm you have suffered.
At the Law Offices of Roger S. Reynolds, I provide responsive and reliable representation to injured pedestrians and victims of hit-and-run accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to the negligence of a driver, I will seek the compensation you deserve. Call me at 415-732-3788 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my San Francisco Bay Area office.