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What is Emotional Distress in a Personal Injury Case?

Being involved in an accident and sustaining an injury is a traumatic experience for victims. Whether an injury occurs due to a car accident, a workplace accident, due to a defective product, a dog bite, or some other traumatic incident, victims can suffer from a wide range of economic and non-economic damages. This includes emotional… read more

What to Do After a Semi-Truck Hits Your Car

Most drivers have operated around large commercial trucks on the roadway, and driving around these large vehicles can seem scary. Unfortunately, accidents involving large commercial trucks do occur on the roadway, and they can lead to severe injuries for victims. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded semi-truck can weigh… read more

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?

Losing a loved one can be incredibly difficult. This is especially true if your loved one lost their life due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of somebody else. When this happens, family members are often able to recover compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. However, these cases can become complicated, and state… read more

Is There a Time Limit to File a Personal Injury Claim?

If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, company, or entity in California, it may be necessary for you to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation. Injury victims are often able to recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and… read more

Evidence You Should Preserve After an Accident

Getting into a vehicle accident can be an incredibly stressful and scary experience. In the aftermath of a crash, even a relatively minor one, most people are not thinking about gathering evidence. The first priority in the aftermath of any car accident must be to secure medical assistance for anybody who has been injured. Most… read more

Do I Need to Call the Police After a Car Accident?

Getting into an accident can be a scary experience. Even if the accident is relatively minor, the incident can create unneeded stress for all involved. Many people wonder whether or not they need to call 911 after an accident occurs, particularly if the crash did not cause any injuries. While calling the police after a… read more

What to Do If You’re Injured While On Vacation

Most people think of sustaining an injury, they think of vehicle accidents, workplace incidents, or perhaps a slip and fall accident. In general, most personal injury cases arise when a person is in their own town or state. However, what happens if a person sustains an injury while they are on vacation? Injuries that occur… read more

Walkup Firm Highlighted in Daily Journal: “Lasting Impression”

For more than half a century, Walkup Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has set the bar on how to advocate for injured clients with compassion and courage. Find out what defense lawyers say about going toe-to-toe with Walkup’s trial attorneys in this LA/SF Daily Journal small firm profile titled “LASTING IMPRESSION:  Injury Firm Walkup, Melodia, Kelly &… read more

Risk of More Bicycling Accidents in COVID-19 Era

More and more folks looking for an outdoor escape amid the stay-at-home orders are turning to cycling as the activity of choice.  According to news reports, the industry has seen a bicycling “boom” in recent months which has triggered a spike in sales of bicycles and a widespread inventory shortage as people look for ways… read more

California Insurance Commissioner Seeks to Speed up the Claims Process for Wildfire Victims

California is in the grips of yet another terrifying and destructive wave of lightning-caused wildfires as residents are forced to flee their homes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Hundreds of families have lost their homes and possessions over the last 10 days.  Thousands more remain at risk of suffering the same fate as… read more