San Francisco Personal Injury Law Firm
Not all attorneys have the excellent track record of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP, and you need a proven San Francisco personal injury and accident lawyer to get the full compensation you deserve – we promise you we’ll do that. We have an office in San Francisco, and each experienced personal injury attorney and auto accident lawyer from our law firm know how to fight for your rights, whether you need a motorcycle lawyer, a bicycle lawyer or even a wrongful death lawyer.
If you’d like an understanding and highly competent San Francisco personal injury attorney, Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is the law firm of San Francisco injury lawyers you want. Our San Francisco injury attorneys are experienced in all situations in which an accident attorney can obtain justice. Consult with a San Francisco lawyer from Nadrich and Cohen for times when you require an aggressive accident attorney:
- Personal injury lawyer
- Car Accidents
- Uber, Lyft & Rideshare Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bird Scooter Accidents
- Train or BART Accidents
- Slip & Fall Injuries
- Dog Bites
- Wrongful Death
Several major freeways connect to San Francisco. Interstate 80 is the only direct link to San Francisco via car. U.S. 101 connects to the western side of I-80. From the north, you can reach San Francisco via State Route 1 through the Golden Gate Bridge. From the south, you can travel via State Route 35, which ends at State Route 1.
Given that so many people live in such a small area (49 square miles), driving and finding parking is extremely difficult. It’s also inconvenient. Therefore, residents use other forms of transportation to get from Point A to Point B. San Francisco ranks first in the west for public transportation use among commuters. More than 30 percent of the city’s residents use Muni, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), CalTrain and Amtrak to get to work on a daily basis.
Cable cars are also popular in the city. There is also a ferry that takes passengers to nearby cities such as Oakland, Alameda and Vallejo. Walking and bicycling are also common, as are ridesharing and taxis.
San Francisco is one of many large cities that adopted the Vision Zero initiative. The goal is to eliminate pedestrian deaths altogether in a time span of 10 years. While most cities saw decreases in traffic fatalities after adopting this initiative, San Francisco was the exception.
In 2013, there were 34 deaths related to traffic accidents in San Francisco. That number went down to 29 in 2014. Most of these deaths involved bicyclists and pedestrians. In fact, 10 percent were bicyclists and 59 percent were pedestrians.
There are 1,200 miles of road in San Francisco. Approximately 70 percent of the serious accidents in the city occur on 125 miles of road.
San Francisco Accident Statistics
In 2015, there were 4,516 people injured and killed in San Francisco traffic accidents. Of those, 432 involved alcohol. Motorcycles were involved in 508 accidents and pedestrians accounted for 822 crashes. Bicyclists were involved in 603 accidents.
Speed was a factor in 841 crashes. Many accidents (610) happened between the nighttime hours of 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. San Francisco also saw 527 hit and run accidents in 2015.
In 2016, San Francisco had the lowest fatality rate of any city in the Bay Area. This is despite the fact that fatalities in the Bay Area increased by 43 percent between 2010 and 2016. Other unique statistic about San Francisco is that while overall fatality rates are low, fatality rates per mile driven are one of the highest in the area.
2017 was the best year for San Francisco in terms of accidents. The city saw just 20 fatalities – 14 caused by walking, four caused by driving and two caused by bicycling. This number was the lowest in the city’s history. This is a huge decrease from 2016, when there were 32 fatalities.
As of October 2018, there have been 19 fatalities in San Francisco so far for the year. This includes 13 deaths caused by walking and three each caused by driving and bicycling. The highest number of fatalities occurred in 1927, when 158 people were killed in traffic accidents.
Approximately 75 percent of fatalities in San Francisco happen on 13 percent of the streets. The most dangerous intersection is Market and Fifth streets. Between 2010 and 2016, 38 accidents have occurred there. The intersection also tops the list as being the one that causes the most visible injury, at 23 incidents. In second place was Seventh and Market, with 10 accidents. Van Ness and Grove had the most fatalities, at two.
The Market area is dangerous overall. Since 2010, there have been 118 pedestrian accidents on Market Street, between Third and Seventh. Outside of Market Street, the most dangerous area is 16th and Mission, with 27 pedestrian accidents.
South of Market (SoMa) is the neighborhood with the highest number of accidents. The Mission saw 407 accidents, while 376 accidents occurred in the Tenderloin. The Marina is considered the safest neighborhood. Since 2010, only 68 accidents have occurred there.
San Francisco saw 3,955 traffic collisions in 2019, according to UC Berkeley. These included 5,115 injured victims and 39 victims killed, as well as 838 pedestrian collisions, 567 bicycle collisions and 522 motorcycle collisions.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer from Nadrich & Cohen
If you have been injured by a third party, you could be dealing with the resulting damages for many years – perhaps even the rest of your life. Medical bills could amount to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. If you don’t hold the liable party responsible for the accident, you’ll be on the hook for all your damages.
That’s why the right legal help is so important. The personal injury lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen have helped thousands of clients recover compensation for injury accidents, and they can help you as well.
We have been helping personal injury victims since 1990. We have offices all over California, including San Francisco and the surrounding areas, so we’re local to you. We can handle personal injury cases of all types.
Bay Area residents seeking legal representation for a motor vehicle accident or personal injury should call Nadrich & Cohen. LLP. We offer a free and confidential consultation. Call us now at (415) 526-8949, use the live chat feature or complete the “Do I Have A Case?” form on this page.