San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Seriously Injured One Person By The Intersection of Jackson Street and Divisadero Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (March 7, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident by the intersection of Jackson Street and Divisadero Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:00 p.m. The pedestrian was lawfully within the crosswalk at the time of the accident.
There is no word yet on what may have led up to the accident. An investigation remains ongoing.
Liability In Car Accidents
Nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed every year. San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego remain three of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians. Elderly drivers and young children are particularly at risk. San Francisco has attempted to curb the rate of accidents through Vision-Zero. In short, city officials plan to enforce existing laws and alter intersections to make streets safer. This comes at the same time that companies like Tesla and Google are working eliminate accidents through self-driving cars.
Pedestrians that are injured in San Francisco may be able to pursue a claim for damages against multiple entities. The city may be liable if an accident was caused by dangerous condition on public property. A driver may be liable for their negligence as well. It’s important to seek medical treatment following an accident and to document your injuries. It’s always a good idea to keep track of your medical expenses, lost income and then contact a pedestrian accident attorney.
Investigating A Pedestrian 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 help in any way that we can. We care deeply about making sure that our clients are well taken care of after an accident. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help investigating an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.