Pedestrian Injuries

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Nothing is more important than recovery and compensation for your loved one after a severe injury.

Holding Drivers Accountable For Your Pedestrian Accident

When drivers and property owners fail to pay attention to the presence of pedestrians, it’s walkers who pay the price.

  • Failing to fully stop and look both ways at crosswalks is a common cause of pedestrian injury by cars, buses and taxis.
  • Broken sidewalks can contribute to falls, especially for elderly pedestrians.
  • Blocked sidewalks that force pedestrians into the street create conditions for a walker to be hit by passing cars.

Children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to injury and the most commonly injured pedestrians. Knee fractures and hip fractures are the result of being hit at an intersection. A high-speed impact, in which the pedestrian is thrown, usually results in head injuries, internal injuries or death.

See the other types of motor vehicle accident cases our personal injury attorneys represent.

A Track Record Of Results For Injured People

If you were seriously hurt in a pedestrian accident or your loved one died in a fatal hit-and-run accident, you deserve compensation and you want to hold the other party accountable. At the law office of , we can help.

Our San Francisco personal injury law firm has achieved a tremendous record of successful outcomes on behalf of clients in the Bay Area and throughout California. We invite you to contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer.

We have handled pedestrian accidents and falls caused by uneven sidewalks or slippery walkways, malfunctioning traffic lights, inadequate signage and construction warnings, and negligence on the part of car, truck, bus, cable car and taxi drivers.

What Is Fair Compensation?

One of the challenges after any vehicle-related accident is getting fair compensation from the insurance company. You have only one opportunity to obtain compensation. Before you sign any papers or accept any offer, talk with a lawyer so you understand your rights.

As your attorney, part of our job is to ensure you receive the best, most appropriate medical care for your injuries. We access a variety of medical experts when needed to document the scope of injury and disability. We work with medical rehabilitation specialists to understand the short-term and long-term prospects for your recovery. If severe injuries will prevent you from working, or you cannot hold the position you once had, we work with forensic economists to understand how these financial losses will affect you across the span of your work life.

In wrongful death cases, we look not only at the expenses the family has incurred because of the death, but also at future loss of earnings and the value of the services your loved one contributed to your family.

Get the financial compensation you deserve for traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or broken bones. Contact the pedestrian accident attorneys at . The sooner you seek competent legal representation, the better your chances for a positive outcome.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.


& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.


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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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