Tuesday, March 19, 2013

San Francisco Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by Car

A tragic pedestrian accident claimed the life of 69-year-old San Francisco resident Hector Arana.  The accident happened on Wednesday March 13, 2013 at approximately 6:30 a.m.  According to published reports, the accident occurred as Mr. Arana was crossing San Jose Avenue near the intersection of Liebig Street.  This location is in San Francisco’s Outer Mission District near the border of Daly City. 

San Francisco Police investigators have indicated that Mr. Arana was struck by a Honda Civic that was traveling northbound on San Jose Avenue.  After the accident, Mr. Arana was transported via ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Arana’s family in their time of grief and sadness. 

Police investigators have not yet released any information regarding the cause of this tragic accident.  Some common causes of pedestrian accidents include:  driver confusion, driver inattentiveness, aggressive driving, and driver intoxication.  

This devastating accident exemplifies the dangers facing pedestrians throughout California.  An instant of driver inattention or recklessness can shatter lives and leave families searching for answers.   At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our dedicated pedestrian accident attorneys fight for families who have experienced traumatic pedestrian accidents.    

Our experienced legal team has a history of obtaining significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.  We understand the tactics that insurance companies employ to minimize and delay payments to victims of pedestrian accident and their families.  We utilize our understanding of these tactics to get our clients the compensation they deserve.  This can include damages for property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, emotional distress, loss of consortium, pain and suffering. 

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

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