47-Year-Old Man Injured In San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Near The Intersection of Haight Street and Masonic Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (April 18, 2019) – A 47-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident not far from the intersection of Haight Street and Masonic Avenue.
San Francisco police are saying that the accident took place around 9:20 p.m. The victim was hit shortly after he entered the crosswalk.
An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are lawfully in crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.”
Pedestrians that are injured in car accidents are protected by a number of laws. Victims will be able to receive damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to pursue a claim, so it’s important to act quickly.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We can investigate your case free of cost and let you know what your rights are. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.