Our public transportation team of lawyers obtained this $3.25 million recovery against the San Francisco Municipal Railway arising from a pedestrian vs. streetcar collision. The initial investigation by the San Francisco Police Department placed all blame on the injured plaintiff for allegedly stepping in front of a moving MUNI F-Line train.
Walkup lawyers developed evidence showing that the streetcar’s operator entered the accident crosswalk against a burned-out red streetcar signal at an excessive speed. The city highly disputed all claims of negligence and dangerous conditions. The plaintiff sustained significant brain injury requiring extensive physical and cognitive rehabilitation.