ClickCease Pedestrian Accident Archives | Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Pedestrian Injured by Dangerous Roadway Causing Brain Injury

Our attorneys obtained a jury verdict against Caltrans for a dangerous roadway. The award, in excess of $12 million, was returned on behalf of a 17-year-old girl injured in San Mateo County when she was struck by a slow-moving vehicle while walking across a dark, marked crosswalk. As a result of this collision, she sustained…

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Parents v. Municipality – Drowning Causing Wrongful Death

The Walkup public liability team represented the parents of a 14-year-old eighth-grader who drowned in a public pool when three lifeguards on duty failed to see him submerged in 6 feet of water. The pool, operated by the local park district, provided professional lifeguards. The incident occurred during a junior high school year-end picnic. At…

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Pedestrian Injured by San Francisco Light Rail

Walkup attorneys negotiated a combination cash and annuity settlement having a present value of $2 million on behalf of a 16-year-old girl who was struck by a San Francisco Municipal Railway train. In the collision, the teen sustained amputation of her left lower leg below the knee. At the time she was struck, she was…

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Senior Citizen Pedestrian Injured by San Francisco Streetcar

Our pedestrian injury team negotiated a settlement in the amount of $2 million on behalf of a 90-year-old woman who was struck by a Municipal Railway N-Judah streetcar at the intersection of 9th and Irving Street in San Francisco. The plaintiff, a Holocaust survivor, was unable to clear the path of the streetcar, which turned…

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Defective Seat Belt Design

Our California wrongful death trial lawyers obtained a jury verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court of $5,769,000 on behalf of the surviving wife and two children of a 43-year-old man killed when his seat belt failed to properly restrain him in a low-speed accident. At impact, his seat belt fractured his ribs, punctured a lung…

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Car Vs. Pedestrian Accident

Our team negotiated a cash and annuity settlement having a present cash value of $4,050,000 on behalf of a recent business school graduate who suffered a brain injury after being hit by a car while in a crosswalk. The impact caused bleeding inside his skull and the increased pressure damaged his brain. The driver had…

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Dangerous Roadway Results in City Settlement

Walkup lawyers obtained a $1 million partial settlement on behalf of a 17-year-old girl who sustained brain injury as a result of being struck in a crosswalk. The plaintiff sued the negligent driver who struck her, the state of California and Caltrans as the owner of the roadway, and the city of Millbrae, which had…

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Streetcar Hits Pedestrian On Embarcadero

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…

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Pedestrian Struck By Car

Walkup’s traffic accident team represented a young woman rendered brain damaged by the driving of an inattentive South San Francisco motorist who failed to see her as she crossed a major thoroughfare in San Mateo County. Our auto accident team worked with engineers and produced a sophisticated reconstruction and visibility study to prove the fault…

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Disabled Driver Strikes Pedestrian

Our attorneys handled a pedestrian liability claim on behalf of a 30-year-old woman who sustained severe pelvic and lower extremity fractures as a result of being struck by an automobile. The vehicle was being driven by a disabled driver who had no function in his lower extremities. He had contracted with the defendants to install…

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