For 10 years our San Francisco Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Allegiance Law has worked with victims of vehicle accidents. We have witnessed first hand the physical and emotional trauma that comes with getting hit by a vehicle. When two vehicles hit the drivers are protected by the body of the vehicles. Drivers are protected by the exterior of the vehicle as well as other safety precautions like airbags and seat belts. A pedestrian has nothing. A “pedestrians don’t have armor” is a catchphrase used in California to educate people on the severity of hitting pedestrians. California is one of the top states in the nation with the most pedestrian accidents. We may boast about our tourist areas, but if we can’t acknowledge the danger of walking then how can we expect people in our community to feel safe walking the streets?
The end of winter is near when the rain begins to fall. When the rain begins, we know that spring and summer are on the way. Unfortunately, rainy weather often means more car accidents as people try to navigate slippery roads. One rainy night, the end of February, three separate accidents left two pedestrians severely injured and one death.
These three separate accidents are individual tragedies. Each person should not have been hit. Each person should be arriving at their destination safely. However, they aren’t and justice needs to be served for the negligence of those drivers. Weather is not a defense and these pedestrians were walking in lawful areas.
Even though pedestrians are expected to execute as much caution as vehicle drivers, they do not have the armor of a car. When a person is hit walking their whole bodies are exposed. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident while walking, call 415-404-6395 or click here to start a conversation with our professional attorneys at Allegiance Law in San Francisco today.