The California Office of Traffic Safety indicates a 7.6% increase in the 2021 traffic fatalities in California over the 2020 statistics. San Francisco has one of the highest rates of car crashes in the U.S.
You have a right to pursue compensation against a negligent or reckless driver who causes a crash that results in injuries to you or the death of a family member. The accident attorney at Halavanau Injury and Accident Law has experience helping clients recover damages for their injuries from an at-fault party after a car accident.
Dog bites cause severe injuries, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and yearly deaths. The California Department of Public Health indicates that an estimated five million people in the United States are bitten by dogs every year.
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) recognizes the seriousness of the issue of dog bites to people across the bay area. The SFPD explains that it has a Vicious and Dangerous Dog Unit (VDDU) where people can report incidents related to dogs that behave viciously or aggressively.
San Francisco Bay Area residents or visitors bitten by a dog need an aggressive, experienced attorney to fight for their rights. California has a strict liability law, which means the dog owner is liable for a dog bite incident, even if this is the first time their dog bit anyone.
Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to provide the experienced representation needed in a dog bite claim.
Slip and fall accidents occur in a variety of settings. Homeowners and business owners may be responsible for a slip and fall incident. Store owners and other business owners must keep the premises clear of objects, spills, and other hazards that could cause a customer or client to slip and fall because of the business owner's negligence. Similarly, it is an obligation of a city or adjacent building owner to keep the sidewalks safe from dangerous conditions.
Do not assume that you are okay after a slip and fall. You need to consider seeking medical attention because you could have a concussion, broken bones, or other injuries. Halavanau Injury and Accident Law injury attorney help victims of slip and fall accidents seek compensation for their injuries.
A bus weighs much more than a passenger car and is much larger than a car. Bus drivers who do not comply with traffic signals or traffic laws can cause severe injuries or wrongful death to people in other vehicles.
A bus driver who causes an accident may cause significant injuries to passengers on the bus. If you were the driver or passenger in another vehicle hit by a bus, or a passenger on a bus that crashed, you need to hire an attorney who fights for clients.
There were 572 pedestrians injured or killed in San Francisco in 2020. The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that San Francisco ranked three out of 15 cities with the highest pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
Pedestrians have a right to expect motorists to obey traffic laws and signals. People who are speeding or engaged in distracted driving or who are driving under the influence are some examples of motor vehicle operators who hit pedestrians.
Pedestrian accident victims often rely on an attorney with experience in personal injury claims to represent them against the driver who caused the pedestrian accident.
Attorneys with experience in representing clients who are the victims of motorcycle accidents know that victims often have significant injuries. Head injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other injuries or deaths occur in motorcycle crashes.
San Francisco Bay Area ranked top of the list for the most motorcycle accidents resulting in injuries or deaths in 2020. The ranking included 15 cities with a population of over 250,000 residents.
Trucks often weigh 20 to 30 times more than passenger vehicles. Large trucks require more braking distance compared to cars and other smaller vehicles. Cars are also smaller, making drivers and passengers vulnerable to negligent truck drivers.
Speeding and driver fatigue are often cited as reasons that truck accidents occur in the U.S. Contact a dedicated, skilled personal injury attorney for aggressive representation to recover damages from your truck accident.
Bicycle accidents injure and kill children and adults in San Francisco every year.
Our personal injury lawyer is here for you if you were injured or if your family member was killed in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of someone else. We understand that you may have serious injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages for which you need skilled legal representation.
Make sure that you and your passengers are okay. Ensuring that you and your passengers are okay is very important after an accident. Assess the situation and your injuries.
Do not say anything that can be held against you. Some statements can be misinterpreted and used against you, especially if an insurance adjuster is trying to take your recorded statement. Consider consulting an attorney in such a scenario.
Move your vehicle to a safe area. Move your vehicle to a safe area if you can get it out of traffic. Pull to the shoulder of the road so you are not blocking traffic. If the vehicle is leaking any fluids, stay away from it.
Contact law enforcement officials. Contact law enforcement officers immediately. Do not leave the scene unless the medics or someone else first transports you to the hospital, if needed.
Gather details and record information. Gather details such as the other party's personal information. Get the contact information for witnesses. Take photos or video of the scene, or have someone record the scene for you.
Seek immediate medical attention. Go to the hospital or urgent care immediately from the scene. Do not assume that your headache is from a simple bump on the head. It could be a serious head injury. You may have spinal cord injuries, organ damage, broken bones, or internal bleeding. It is always good to check with a medical professional if you are in doubt.
Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Contact an experienced attorney who provides personalized, skilled representation for every personal injury case.
The Halavanau Injury and Accident Law offers a free consultation for personal injury victims and eligible family members seeking to file wrongful death claims. Our attorney understands your emotional distress and that you have physical injuries with pain and suffering because of someone else's negligence.
Get the legal advice that you need today. It is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible after a personal injury. Contact us today.
Request Your Free