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Pedestrian Safety In School Zones

Almost every parent can appreciate the feeling of watching a child go off to school, followed by the thought of something bad happening. Every mother and father dreads a day when a phone call informs them of a serious accident.

David G. Smith, Attorney at Law, stands ready to fight for children injured in school zones and their parents, guiding them through the process of seeking financial damages. Our experience in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits is the basis for excellent and responsive legal representation that seeks after the best possible results.

Protect Your Family From Reckless And Negligent Drivers

While Bay Area cities are working toward eliminating all traffic-related fatalities, a recent study by Zendrive reports that Alameda County, San Francisco County and several other regional counties have the lowest possible score for pedestrian safety in school zones. This is generally because most of the Bay Area’s school zones are close to busy roads. In fact, people are six times more likely to be struck by a car if they are walking near heavily used roads. This is especially true for children, who may not pay attention to their surroundings as closely.

Other risk factors include drivers using their cellphones while driving, speeding or running a stop sign or signal. A driver’s negligence can cause a collision with other cars or a pedestrian, and nearly all car crashes involving people on the street cause serious injury or possibly death.

We Take Care Of The Legal Side So You Can Focus On Recovery

Parents and their children must be extremely careful in the school zones of San Francisco County and throughout the region. If a collision does occur, however, acquiring legal representation is essential directly after seeking medical assistance. A lawyer can speak with the insurance companies on your behalf to ensure your rights stay secure.

Our attorney has recovered millions of dollars for injured pedestrians and their families. We offer clear, straightforward analyses of your situation as well as an objective view of suits against negligent drivers and insurance companies. Call our office today at 510-893-3741 to schedule a free consultation to find out more about your options.