If an accident does occur, pedestrians are more likely to experience serious injury than the person in the vehicle.

Jul 08, 2016 rooney 0 comments
WHAT IS A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT AND WHY DO THEY OCCUR?

Technically, a pedestrian accident is any incident that befalls a person walking, but in the context the phrase is usually used, it means an accident that involves a pedestrian and a motor vehicle of some type. Such accidents can occur when a car leaves the roadway and strikes a pedestrian who is walking on a […]

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Recovery in these instances is multi-fold. Emotionally, each family member will handle things differently.

Jul 07, 2016 rooney 0 comments
PEDESTRIANS AND MOTOR VEHICLES: AT TIMES, A DEADLY COMBINATION

According to the California Department of Public Health, about 19 percent of traffic fatalities involved pedestrians. The Safe Transportation Research & Education Center more recently puts that number at 22 percent. Additional data shows these pedestrian deaths to be about 58 percent more than the national average. The department is working with other state organizations […]

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A Chevy Malibu hit the man as he was walking in the freeway.

Jul 06, 2016 rooney 0 comments
2 CALIFORNIA PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS IN 1 WEEKEND

Two pedestrians were hit by vehicles during the weekend of July 26, say reports. One of the pedestrian accidents involved a California Highway Patrol vehicle. Authorities have not released the name of either pedestrian accident victim. The incident involving the CHP vehicle took place on Saturday, July 26. A man who is described as being […]

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Other duties of a pedestrian include the requirement to walk close to his or her left-hand side of the roadway unless a crosswalk or other safe means of crossing to do so isn't an option.

Jul 05, 2016 rooney 0 comments
PEDESTRIANS HAVE RIGHTS AND DUTIES IN CALIFORNIA

The California legislature has in place a policy that in all levels of state government, and particularly in the Department of Transportation, pedestrians are to be given safe and convenient travel and access on all streets and highways, stressing an ongoing reduction in pedestrian accidents. This applies to foot traffic, wheelchair, walker or stroller travel. […]

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Safety rankings of the California Office of Traffic Safety put the defendant third out of 97 cities in the state with like population in a number of pedestrian accidents – with the first being the worst.

Jul 04, 2016 rooney 0 comments
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWSUIT SETTLED WITH CALIFORNIA CITY

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm we would like to wish you a happy and safe July 4th. Whenever there’s an accident, people have a strong need to find out why it happened. When a person is injured or property is damaged, determining who is responsible becomes an important goal. If a pedestrian accident victim dies, […]

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Recently several pedestrian accidents have been in the news in San Francisco.

Jul 03, 2016 rooney 0 comments
SAN FRANCISCO EXPERIENCING RASH OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

Cars and pedestrians interact each and every day throughout the nation, often without incident. As is the case with anything that comes into contact with a motor vehicle however, it is possible that such interactions could be devastating. Recently several pedestrian accidents have been in the news in San Francisco. Of the 21 pedestrian deaths […]

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In some cases -- and certainly in hit-and-run cases -- both criminal and civil channels can be explored.

Jul 02, 2016 rooney 0 comments
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT VICTIM DEAD, MAN ARRESTED

Panic is a common reaction when a motorist hits a pedestrian. After a pedestrian accident, some drivers will continue on the road for a ways, even dragging the victim under a car or carrying them on the windshield. Other drivers may travel all the way home before rethinking their actions, while others stop and remain […]

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Walk San Francisco recently gave the city a D+ in terms of pedestrian safety.

Jul 01, 2016 rooney 0 comments
SAN FRANCISCO LOOKING TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Pedestrian accidents are common throughout the state of California, with hundreds of people struck by a vehicle every year. While some of these accidents are impossible to avoid, others should have never occurred in the first place. Last year, a San Francisco woman was hit by a vehicle while walking to her job. She said, […]

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An altered future, when it is proven to be caused by the negligence or deliberate action of another, will benefit from personalized planning.

Jun 30, 2016 rooney 0 comments
CALIFORNIA PEDESTRIAN KILLED; POLICE SUSPECT DRIVER WAS DRUNK

Losing a loved one is hard. No amount of money paid or jail time served can alleviate the sadness for families and friends. However, recovery is critical to moving on, and there are legal options that may help. This is especially true when a pedestrian accident victim dies as a result of a drunk driver. […]

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While two cars colliding can have disastrous results, the odds are that much worse when instead of another automobile, a car hits a pedestrian.

Jun 29, 2016 rooney 0 comments
MAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT AT DANGEROUS SAN FRANCISCO INTERSECTION

Streets throughout the San Francisco area can be dangerous when it comes to motor vehicles interacting with pedestrians. While two cars colliding can have disastrous results, the odds are that much worse when instead of another automobile, a car hits a pedestrian. This is due in large part to the fact that a pedestrian does […]

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