San Francisco is a beautiful city that boasts some pretty impressive walker scores. Walker Scores is a way to evaluate how friendly a city is to walkers. They use metrics like proximities of grocery stores, restaurants and bars, errands, parks, schools, public transportation, and culture and entertainment. The Walk Score helps people who are moving into the area identify if they need to worry about having a car or not. San Francisco has scores that range from 90-100. That is really impressive and should tell you that the pedestrians are pretty fierce in the city. Because of these impressive scores, you would think the culture around pedestrians and driving would be just as impressive, but it’s not.
Unfortunately, there are minor injuries, catastrophic injuries, and deaths that happen every year to pedestrians in San Francisco. It was found that over 75% of pedestrian and bicycle accidents occurred in only 13% of the city. This means that frequent accidents are occurring in a concentrated area yet not much is being down to protect those who are being hurt. The City of San Francisco is attempting a “Vision Zero” project with the intent to eradicate the city of all pedestrian and cyclist deaths by 2024. Part of this project is to post signs where pedestrians and cyclists have died or been seriously injured. Amanda Lamb was struck by a car while crossing at a crosswalk. She suffered traumatic injuries and suffers from PTSD to this day. She was proud to do her part and post her own sign, but it was with a heavy heart because not everyone got to do what she did. Those who died were not able to post their own sign. This the stark reality of living in a city, but not one that should have to sustained just because that’s the dangers of living in a city.
If you are a frequent walker in the San Francisco area then you may be aware fo the caution you must take. However, regardless of how cautious you are if the driver isn’t doing their due diligence then the accident isn’t your fault. At Allegiance Law Firm, our pedestrian accident attorneys in San Francisco are ready to fight for you. We have seen it all and we want you to know that we will treat your story with a mixture of compassion and aggression to ensure that you get the fair compensation you deserve for the injury that you have sustained.
Pedestrian accidents are more than just a person crossing the street and getting hit by a car in the middle of the road. Our Pedestrian Attorneys are equipped to handle accidents due to drivers mounting sidewalks, accidents caused by improper or lack of traffic signals or signage, or motorists failing to stop. Our attorneys are also equipped to handle situations without motorists such as slip and falls in parking lots, defective roads, or defective sidewalk surfaces. Call 415-404-6395 or click here to start a conversation with us today.