A tragic pedestrian accident occurred in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood on January 18, 2013. According to published reports, the scene of the accident was the intersection of Seventh and Howard Streets. The pedestrian was reportedly struck by two different vehicles before being pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities have recently identified the victim as 44-year-old Melissa Kitson of San Lorenzo, California. Ms. Kitson reportedly worked as an accountant at Red Bricks Media, a San Francisco advertising agency. Her co-workers remember her beautiful spirit and positive outlook on life. At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Kitson and her family.
Regrettably, this devastating accident exemplifies the dangers facing San Francisco’s pedestrians. San Francisco is consistently ranked among the most dangerous cities in America for pedestrians. Congested streets, dangerous intersections, and negligent drivers all contribute to this dangerous environment.
Drivers have a responsibility to all pedestrians to safely operate their vehicles. A driver who fails to safely operate their vehicle can be held responsible for all the damages caused by their negligence. This can include damages for hospital bills, loss of consortium, lost wages, pain and suffering.
The wrongful death of a loved one in a pedestrian accident is a tragedy that no family should be forced to endure. The legal team at Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP fight tirelessly to get families compensation for their loss. This money helps facilitate the painful process of rebuilding shattered lives following a pedestrian accident.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers understand the techniques that insurance companies employ to minimize the payments to pedestrian accident victims and their families. We utilize this understanding to get our clients the compensation they deserve. When insurance companies unreasonably refuse to compensate victims and their families, our experienced trial lawyers do not hesitate to take the fight to court. We take pride in doing whatever is necessary to help our clients see their case through to a positive conclusion.