San Francisco Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Michael Rehm - (415) 230-2346
Health-conscious residents of San Francisco often walk or ride a bicycle to work. They avoid the hassle of parking and the expense of filling a tank with gasoline. They also do their part to protect the environment by minimizing their consumption of fossil fuels.
Unfortunately, no good deed goes unpunished. The Office of Traffic Safety has ranked San Francisco as one of the most dangerous cities in California for bicyclists. Hundreds of bicycle riders are injured or killed every year in San Francisco collisions.
San Francisco pedestrians are also at risk. Senior citizens are particularly likely to be injured or killed by a careless driver in San Francisco. Only one California city of comparable size has a higher rate of elderly pedestrian accidents than San Francisco.
San Francisco bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyer Michael Rehm can help injury victims, and the families of deceased accident victims, recover the compensation they deserve. We help accident victims and their families obtain closure while working to assure that insurance companies cover their losses.
San Francisco Bicycle and Pedestrian Injuries
Unlike car occupants, bicyclists and pedestrians are not surrounded by a steel cage. When they are involved with collisions, their injuries are often life-threatening or fatal. Common injuries suffered in San Francisco bicycle and pedestrian accidents include:
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal damage and paralysis
- Crush injuries and organ damage
- Facial scarring and dental injuries
- Fractured bones
- Joint damage
- Road rash, lacerations, and infections
- Torn muscles and nerve damage
Bicyclists and pedestrians who are injured by careless drivers are entitled to recover their losses. Financial losses include medical expenses, loss of wages and future earning capacity, and the cost of coping with a disability. Non-financial losses include pain, suffering, anxiety, stress, depression, and other forms of emotional distress.
When bicyclists and pedestrians are killed by careless drivers, family members are entitled to recover the financial contributions that their loved ones would have made. Family members can also recover compensation for non-financial contributions, including companionship and guidance that the loved one would have provided.
These cases typically present the most severe injuries, for the reasons discussed above. Due to the severity of the injury, these cases also can move quickly. A fast settlement or a quick lawsuit is not uncommon. For more information on how to move forward, call (415) 230-2346 to speak with Attorney Rehm today.