Monday, March 25, 2013

San Francisco Couple Suffers Major Injuries After Being Struck by Car

A San Francisco Couple suffered severe injuries after being struck by a car on Wednesday March 20, 2013.  This frightening accident occurred as the couple were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Vicente Street and West Portal Avenue in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood. 

San Francisco police officials have not released the names of the victims.  According to published reports, the woman suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital.  Her husband was also transported to the hospital with serious injuries.  At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the victims in hopes that they make a speedy and complete recovery. 

The intersection where the accident occurred is controlled by stoplights. Police are investigating whether improper phasing of traffic lights could have potentially contributed to this accident.  If so, the City and County of San Francisco may share liability for this terrible accident.  Claims against state or municipal entities for an unsafe intersection or a dangerous condition of public property are controlled by an accelerated statute of limitations.  Accordingly, it is imperative that accident victims call an experienced pedestrian accident attorney as soon a possible to preserve their rights. 

The dedicated pedestrian accident attorneys of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP have extensive experience advocating on behalf of pedestrian accident victims.  Whether the accident was caused by a public entity or a negligent driver, our legal team can help.  We initiate a comprehensive investigation on behalf of our clients to identify all potential sources of liability. Once all sources of liability have been identified, we fight zealously to make the responsible parties pay. 

 If you or a loved one have experienced a pedestrian accident call the office of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP today.  One of our compassionate pedestrian accident lawyers will provide you with a free consultation and help explain your rights.        

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